After a cruelly long month break, Arrow comes back with part four of the crossover. It’s also episode eight of the ten in the final season as the Emerald Archer says goodbye.
The Death of Superman was a major event in the comics in 1993. It hit at just the right time in a slow news cycle so that it got a truly impressive amount of coverage in the mainstream media, reaching nightly news shows and even Entertainment Tonight.
I tend to like both underdog and obscure characters. I also have a real fondness for the original Teen Titans. Putting those two things together, it shouldn’t be any shock I count Roy Harper among my favorites.
This is the second episode in a row on Harley Quinn where they do what could be a fun look “behind the scenes” of the villain scene, but it’s been done before. At least the opening bit has.
The Titans end their second season with a lot of death, chaos, and destruction. Long-time fans will probably not care for this, which brings an end to their sub-par adaptation of the classic Judas Contract storyline.
Harley has a goal and a crew, but she has a ways to go in order to get where she wants to be. This episode brings in a few other DC names, some famous people voicing them, and a few odd analogies that I’ve actually heard before.
If there’s a theme at all here, I’d say it’s “No one is what they seem,” or at least damn few are. By the end of this, there are a few good guys left, and a lot of evil revealed, and a good bit of collateral damage.