Television series crossovers are not a new concept, not by a longshot, and character crossovers in the comic book universe are par for the course. Until fairly recently, however, comic book television has only give the smallest of crossovers to cheer. Then, along came The Flash. Using the CW series as almost a tentpole universe, Flash co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg have managed to delight fans of both The Flash and Arrow, from which the series is a spinoff, with some of the most successful television crossover episodes since He-Man would visit She-Ra. When Berlanti and Kreisberg took on another DC property for CBS, Supergirl, fans immediately envisioned a crossover of epic proportions. For months, the showrunners denied that the dream would ever come to fruition but you know how that goes. Ever since the crossover was officially announced a couple of months back, audiences have been ready to learn just what this crossover would entail. Fans, it is time.
EW has released an official synopsis of the crossover Supergirl episode, titled “World’s Finest” (of course it is), along with a poster for the sure-to-bring-in-ratings showing. Really, you’ve waited long enough for the poster, so let’s just get to it, shall we?
Isn’t it magnificent? Sure, a bit heavy on the Photoshop, but what a brilliant nod to Superman #199.
Alright, now that you’ve had a chance to digest that a bit, what will this episode be about? Glad you asked!
Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home.
Fans of The Flash have been following the very Earth 2 heavy second season and will even remember the brief, um, flash of Supergirl in the Speed Force as Barry visited Earth 2 for the first time:
As expected, it appears that Supergirl exists on Earth 2, which means that a reciprocal visit to Central City from Kara Danvers may not be in the cards. However, with the other big CW/DC series, Legends of Tomorrow, acting as a catch-all for any potential DC character Warner Brothers may want to see on the small screen, anything is possible. By the way, on a separate note, who is ready to see Constantine on Legends??
“World’s Finest” airs on March 28 at 8/7c on CBS.
What do you think of the poster? Will you be tuning in?