This year’s crossover between the four shows that make up the Arrowverse – that’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow – has finally been confirmed. And the announcement has been made via a mock-up comic book cover.
TV Line have revealed that the umbrella title for the crossover will be “Crisis on Earth-X” and it’ll kick off when the heroes of the Arrowverse come together to celebrate the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West – which we recently found out would happen this year.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“With all of the heroes in town to celebrate Barry and Iris’s wedding, villains from Earth-X crash the festivities with a deadly agenda.”
To mark the event, celebrated comic book artist Phil Jimenez – who you might know from his work on Wonder Woman – has created a classic-style comic book cover based on the crossover concept. It sees the likes of Green Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and their allies facing down their evil counterparts from the parallel world of Earth-x.
Exec producers Andrew Kreisberg and Mac Guggenheim have also released the following statement:
“We conceived this year’s crossover to be evocative of the annual Justice League/Justice Society crossovers we grew up with and looked forward to as kids,” executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “Phil was the perfect choice to bring the comic book cover iteration of this idea to life. You can count on one hand the number of artists who could compellingly represent so many characters in a single image. Phil is one of them. And his design invokes the cover of Justice League #207, which was the 20th Annual JLA/JSA crossover. Our ten-year-old selves are in heaven.”
Meanwhile, Jimenez had this to say:
“Some of the first DC Comics I ever read were those insane crossovers with a dozen characters from alternate earths and dimensions — the kind of stuff I later became known for!” Jimenez said. “So when CW asked me to do an homage cover inspired by those amazing team up covers, I couldn’t resist, the chance to draw all of The CW’s DC Super-Heroes in one crazy action sequence was insanely fun and exciting. And Romulo Fajardo’a colors brought everything to life!”
The “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover also ties in with the upcoming animated webseries Freedom Fighters: The Ray. That show, set to arrive on CW Seed sometime this year, features The Ray and his fellow underground heroes battling against the evil overlords of Earth-X – Green Arrow, Flash and Supergirl! It seems that this series was planned as an off-shoot of the big four-show crossover all along and we never even knew it.
“Crisis on Earth-X” will play out across all four Arrowverse shows over two nights, beginning on Monday, November 27th with a Supergirl/Arrow double-bill. The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow then follow on Tuesday.