The DCCW crossover events, as far back as “Flash vs Arrow” and the first “Invasion” crossover, have gotten bigger and bigger over time as the shared Arrowverse continues to expand. The most recent “Elseworlds” built on that even more with the Monitor, the brief appearance of John Wesley Shipp’s Barry Allen from Earth-90, a tease of John Diggle as a Green Lantern on another Earth, the introduction of Gotham City, Ruby Rose’s Batwoman on Earth-1, and a tease of what’s to come next year with the upcoming Crisis On Infinite Earths event.
Yes, the Arrowverse has indeed grown ever since Oliver Queen first appeared on Arrow, and while it appears that Oliver Queen made a huge decision in order to save Barry and Kara in the final portion of the “Elseworlds” event, we’ll have to wait and see what that payoff will be when the Crisis event comes next year. In the meantime, everyone’s favorite BossLogic has created some artwork. Not new artwork, mind you, as he pointed out that he made this poster for last year’s DC crossover event on The CW, Crisis On Earth-X.
The art in question showcases many of the Arrowverse’s DC Comics heroes, including the Legends of Tomorrow who were absent for the event, but front and center is Superman holding a damaged Supergirl. That in and of itself is an homage to the classic Crisis On Infinite Earths comic cover, but is also a callback to when Supergirl homaged this very panel during its second season. For comparison’s sake, here’s the recreation in Supergirl:
And here’s BossLogic’s artwork of the Crisis On Infinite Earths event for The CW.
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I avoided all spoilers to watch the whole #elseworlds crossover in one go like a movie. I got to say these crossovers are getting better every year, I loved all the comedy, Easter eggs, new faces, old faces, the lack of legend's made me a little sad. Everyone had mixed opinions on Batwoman @rubyrose I happened to like her, also just hearing batman being talked about made me so happy both badass. Everyone did an amazing job but my personal fav was Gangster Cisco (I'd watch his own show) Now this poster I made for last year's crossover makes more sense ?
With the Monitor warning the heroes that someone more powerful than him is coming — probably the Anti-Monitor — the next crossover will no doubt need the help of all of The CW’s DC Comics heroes, possibly including the Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and who knows yet if this will be what draws Black Lightning into the fray as well. Not to mention any other possible past DC Earths that could lend a hand. After all, this is a Crisis.
What do you think of the artwork, though? And what did you think of “Elseworlds” setting up a Crisis On Infinite Earths event? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
The “Elseworlds” crossover event can be watched now on The CW. Crisis On Infinite Earths will premiere in 2019.
New ‘Elseworlds’ Stills Include A New Look At Ruby Rose As Batwoman
Some brand new stills from the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event entitled Elseworlds have hit the web, courtesy of The CW. The new stills in particular give us a brand new look at actress Ruby Rose as Batwoman as well as some new images of our beloved heroes Green Arrow (Grant Gustin), The Flash (Stephen Amell) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).
The new image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman gives us yet another exciting look at the character that will help showcase Gotham City to the Arrowverse through this exciting narrative. You can check out the new stills in the gallery by clicking “Next”.
What do you make of these new stills from the Elseworlds crossover? Are you excited to see Ruby Rose as Batwoman for the first time? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the Arrowverse.
Here is the synopsis for the first chapter of the Elseworlds event:
EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.
The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.
All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.