While Marvel took over the known world with its superhero blockbusters, their closest rival, DC, snuck in through the back door and quietly invaded our homes through the medium of television. Thanks largely to the impressive work of producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, we’re now living in a golden age of TV shows based on superheroes. Comic book geeks have never had it so good… aside from that time Black Widow was all tied up at the beginning of The Avengers… and when Chris Evans frequently lost his clothes in Captain America: The First Avenger… and when – argh stop me now.
Within the space of just three TV seasons, the CW has introduced a number of established comic book characters through Arrow and The Flash, creating its own universe which will remain separate from its cinematic counterpart in the future. Fortunately, big plans are afoot for the “Arrowverse,” which looks set to expand soon in the form of a superhero team-up show starring The Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Caity Lotz, the Arrow alumni who may or may not reprise the role of Black Canary following her death at the beginning of the shows third season.
As if that news wasn’t already guaranteed to give geeks worldwide a hardcore nerdgasm, CBS is also developing a live action Supergirl show and CW are working on a cartoon based around Vixen, an occasional member of the Justice League. Oh yeah, Gotham and Constantine are also kind of a thing, too. Meh.
Anyways, while some would argue that this is more than enough superheroics for television, we here at WGTC are greedy bastards and look forward to many more years of superpowered antics from the folks at DC. As sad as it may be to admit, one day, both Arrow and The Flash will both run their courses, so let’s look forward to suggest seven more TV shows that DC should make after Supergirl.