San Diego Comic Con 2017 Wrap Up

"This week we come to you once more with two Four Color Television columns, our regularly scheduled Wednesday column will pick up where we left off last week in our exploration of how alike our TV heroes are to their comic book counterparts by looking at characters from Legends of Tomorrow.  Today though is our San Diego Comic Con wrap up, where we’ll look at all the really cool Four Color film and TV news you might have missed in the deluge of SDCC content."

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Four Color Television - Arrow Season 5 Recap

"He’s been the Mayor for an entire summer, his sister is his personal assistant, his best friend rejoined the army as a sane alternative to prowling the streets as a vigilante, his ex girlfriend is the only one still hanging out with him in the Arrow Cave and she keeps nagging him to make some new friends already.  It might be time for Oliver to put some sleeves on his costume and get back to patrolling Star City in Season 5 of Arrow."

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Four Color Television - The Flash Season 3 Recap

"When last we saw Barry Allen he had flipped the table and destroyed his entire timeline in order to prevent the Reverse Flash from ever killing his mother and Zoom from killing his father.  With The Flash erased from existence who knows what changes could have happened to the DCCW timeline?  Over the summer between Season Two and Season Three the buzzword was: “Flashpoint” a reference to a major event in the DC comics continuity that started with the exact same time travel event.  How long would it be before they restored the timeline?  Would the CW Flashpoint be as dark as the DC comics Flashpoint?  Not long, and not really."

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In Memoriam - Joan Lee

"One person is responsible for modern superhero comics. Who that one person is can spark an argument among comic fans even though it shouldn't. Some will say that person is Stan Lee; another group would say it was Jack Kirby; while still others would say that the modern age of comics began thanks to Julius Schwartz. All three of those names are dead wrong. The modern superhero comic exists because of Joan Lee."

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Four Color Television - The Flash Season 2 Recap

"When we last saw Barry Allen he was running up a building to leap into a dangerous singularity poised to swallow Central City.  Season One’s shocking cliffhanger left us with so many questions: 1. Does Barry save the day? 2. What does he do next?  3. With the death of the Reverse Flash is Barry finally “The Fastest Man Alive?” 4. What was up with that metal helmet that fell out of the Speed Force?  The answer to those burning questions are as follows: 1. Of course he saves the day, but it happens off screen and we don’t see much of it. 2.  He saves the day and then he broods, alone, for an entire summer. 3.  Of course he isn’t the fastest man alive, he’s never going to be the fastest man alive.  4.  That helmet is a little piece of awesome that comic fans know as the costume of The Original Flash.  With those questions asked and answered, it’s time to get your best lightning bolt logos on and show up in downtown Central City for Flash Day, because it’s time for Season Two."

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Four Color Television - Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Recap

"In 2166 an immortal tyrant named Vandal Savage conquered the world and murdered my wife and child. I have assembled an elite team to hunt him throughout time and stop his rise to power. Unfortunately my plan is opposed by the body I'd sworn my allegiance to, the Time Masters. In the future my friends may not be heroes, but if we succeed they'll be remembered as Legends."

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Four Color Television - Supergirl Season 1 Recap

"When I was a child, my planet, Krypton, was dying. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin. But my pod got knocked off-course, and by the time I got here, my cousin had already grown up and become... Superman. And so, I hid my powers, until recently when an accident forced me to reveal myself to the world. To most people, I am an assistant at CatCo Worldwide Media. But in secret, I work with my adoptive sister for the D.E.O. to protect my city from alien life and anyone else that means to cause it harm. I am Supergirl."

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Four Color Television - Arrow Season 3 Recap

"His company is up for sale; the girl he was sleeping with has rejoined a creepy assassin guild; his best friend has a kid; his sidekick is fully trained and sporting a cool red outfit; his sister has been missing since May; some kid who showed up to help last year just stopped by to say that he woke up from a coma and now has superpowers; and he’s thinking it’s about time he asked the IT girl out on a date.  It must mean it’s fall in Starling City and time for Oliver Queen to dust off The Arrow hood and go back out on Patrol."

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