September is just around the corner. Depending on where in the country you’re living, school has either already started, or it’s about to start up. With the winding down of summer, we’ve also got television shows starting their new seasons. Once again, we have a lot of comic book and fantasy fare lined up.
Of course, part of the big news is that Supergirl is coming. Anything Superman related is going to be news. There may be a lot of anticipation for this one. DC can’t afford to many more flops like Constantine. Lucifer is also coming, as is Legends of Tomorrow. We also have returning shows in Arrow and The Flash, which I’m looking at as a triumph. The only puzzler in the group of DC stuff is the return of Gotham. Again, I understand that Superman is big business, but so is Batman. The main problem I’m having with the show is that they’re making all the criminals significantly older than Batman (except Catwoman, who’s a love interest even at this tender age). I believe it is damaging the mythos. I understand that the show isn’t about Batman; instead, it’s about how Gotham gave birth to Batman. It’s still not something that should be done lightly, and again, I believe it’s hurting the franchise.
(One of the stranger things that’s happening this season is that NBC’s Constantine is making an appearance on the CW’s Arrow, which is already crossing over with the Flash. Constantine has been canceled, but with the crossover with Arrow, it’s looking like Arrow is becoming the Spider-Man of DC’s television offerings. Spider-Man has teamed up with just about every Marvel hero there is.)
We also have the return of Heroes in Heroes Reborn. I love it, and I’m excited for it. Heroes was good until it became bad. The problem with it was it went over the top with the extreme comic book stuff instead of easing into it a bit more. Hopefully, the producers have learned from their mistakes.
Agents of SHIELD also returns, with Agent Carter also coming back. I’m very happy to get a third season of SHIELD, considering how extremely uneven the first season was.
We mustn’t forget the Kirkman juggernaut of The Walking Dead, and it’s spinoff Fear The Walking Dead.
All of that is network television, and doesn’t take into account Alias/AKA Jessica Jones which should be airing this year on Netflix. (Unfortunately, we have to wait until next year for another season of Daredevil.)
That’s a lot of shows for one season. Comics have finally become the force we’ve always known it was going to become. The hope is that now the producers won’t screw it up.
It’s a great time for comic book lovers, though.