Sunday December 04, 2022

The Arrowverse Returns to Comics, But With a Few SurprisesThe Arrowverse Returns to Comics with a Few Surprises

Inset of Earth-Prime #1 cover by Clayton Henry.Image: DC Comics

Of all the different DC superhero shows airing on the CW, only Arrow, Supergirl, andThe Flash have managed to transition (briefly) back into comics, and you’ll note that two of those shows are already over. This makes Earth-Prime, a new series from DC that will explore the other TV series in the Arrowverse before bringing them together for a crossover event, a notable event.

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The first five issues of the six-issue miniseries will each focus on a different series. But these aren’t mere tie-ins; not only are they in canon with the TV series, they’re also going to shake things up by revealing secrets, introducing new major characters, and goodness knows what else. Here are the synopses for the first two issues, centered on Batwoman and Superman & Lois respectively:

Earth-Prime #1: “Ever since the tech that created many of Batman’s rogues hit the streets, Ryan Wilder has been running herself ragged trying to contain the new villains popping up around Gotham City. But when Clayface’s (making his CW debut) mud binds itself to a local high schooler, Batwoman will need help from an unexpected source to contain this muddy foe! Also, follow how Luke Fox balances his life as a superhero and a boyfriend!”

Earth-Prime #2: “[…] A story spotlighting Clark Kent and Lois Lane’s first anniversary. Trying to celebrate their marital bliss is never easy when you’re a superhero husband and news reporter wife; especially when world-saving and creating hard-hitting stories continue to spoil your plans! Plus, the true origins of the evil Superman from John Henry Irons’ world are finally revealed!”

Introducing Clayface—a character likely too expensive to properly bring to live-action with a CW budget—and explaining the origin of Evil Superman are big deals! It’ll be interesting to see what the next three issues, starring the Legends of Tomorrow, Stargirl, and the Flash, will bring to their respective series.

Earth-Prime #1 will be written by Batwoman series writers Natalie Abrams and Kelley Larson, along with star Camrus Johnson, who plays Luke Fox/Batwing, while Clayton Henry handles the art. The second issue will also come from Superman & Lois writers Adam Mallinger, Jai Jamison, and Andrew Wong, with art from Tom Grummett and Norm Rapmund. The miniseries premieres on April 5 in comic stores both physical and digital.

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Image: DC Comics. Inset of Earth-Prime #1 cover. Of all the DC superhero shows on the CW, only Supergirl and Arrow have been able to transition briefly back into comics. You’ll also notice that two of those shows have ended. This creates Earth-Prime, a brand new series from DC, that will explore the Arrowverse’s other TV series before bringing them together in a crossover event.
Advertisement Each issue will focus on a different series in the first five issues. These are not just tie-ins. They are in continuity with the TV series and will also reveal secrets and introduce new major characters. Here are the synopses of the first two issues. They focus on Superman & Lois, respectively. Earth-Prime #1: “Ryan Wilder has been trying to stop the new villains that have appeared around Gotham City since the tech that created many Batman’s rogues hit streets. Clayface’s (making a CW debut) mud binds to a local high-schooler and Batwoman will need to rely on an unexpected source to stop this muddy foe. Follow Luke Fox’s life as a superhero and boyfriend. Earth-Prime #2 “[…] This story highlights Clark Kent and Lois Lane’s first anniversary. It’s not easy to celebrate your marital bliss when you’re a superhero husband/wife and a news reporter wife. This is especially true when you have to keep creating important stories and saving the world. The true origins of the evil Superman of John Henry Irons’ universe are finally revealed!” Clayface is a character that would be too costly to bring to life with a CW budget. It is also important to explain the origins of Evil Superman. It will be interesting to see how the next three issues featuring the Legends of Tomorrow and Stargirl will impact their respective series. Earth-Prime #1 will feature Batwoman series writers Natalie Abrams, Kelley Larson, and star Camrus Johnson. Clayton Henry will handle the art. Superman & Lois writers Adam Mallinger and Jai Jamison will write the second issue, while Andrew Wong will handle the art. Art by Tom Grummett, Norm Rapmund, and Clayton Henry will be featured in the first issue. The miniseries will be available in comic shops both digital and physical on April 5. Are you curious about where our RSS feed went. The new one can be found here.

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