The show is definitely off in its own world, not connected to any other version of the DC Universe. This gives them some freedom to explore various ideas and be utterly untethered by the continuity or characterizations that have existed previously. It’s safe to say you never quite know what’s going to happen on this show, and that’s certainly the case with “Joker: The Killing Vote.”
Add in tension within the JSA over Cindy joining, Sylvester trying to settle in and come to grips with his resurrection, and a few loose ends from last season, and the new JSA and their allies are going to have their hands full. After the murder comes “The Suspects.”
We get more of Wong, the Sorcerer Supreme, and a goofball would-be magician with an almost familiar name in “Is This Not Real Magic?”
. The Sisterhood of Dada is still around (have you noticed that almost everyone on this show has some version of not-quite-explained immortality?) and up to something ominous but obscure and weird.
We see unexpected couples counseling, two different surprise guest stars, and one very obvious one from the title. After all, if you need help with plant matters in the DC Universe, there aren’t a huge number of choices, and when you call the episode “It’s A Swamp Thing…”
The Sandman has a very complicated history. While the title was part of the Vertigo line, it was still part of the wider DC Universe, and some heroes and villains came in and out of the book. They’ve made the decision to not bring in any superhero characters, so some slightly different versions of some of these characters appear in the series.
Now, the new JSA has different challenges to face, dissension in the ranks, and a new theme for the season. The new season kicks off with “Frenemies: Chapter One: The Murder.”
Now we get a few surprising guests, a bit more time for a secondary character, and Jen and She-Hulk both in action in “The People Vs. Emil Blonsky.”
“The Sound of Her Wings” takes two stand-alone issues from the series and weaves them into a fantastic episode.
This year’s Flash Annual focuses on Linda Park-West’s novel, which we’ve been hearing about, and Wally finally making time to read it.