So maybe you guys don’t know that, while I am in NO WAY an expert on comics, I WAS a big fan of the CW show Smallville. (Ahem. TOM WELLING. Ahem.) I jumped on the bandwagon a little late, but once I did, I was completely hooked and 100% invested until the series finale aired last spring. Without question, Smallville was the thing that made me interested in comics. I read up on them, got geek-excited when superhero movies came out, and DROOLED over the aforementioned Mr. Welling and also his TV show bff, Justin Hartley, aka Green Arrow. There’s something really inherently appealing about comic books and superhero canon to me because it’s all about RIDING TIL YOU DIE. Comics are made so that people can get invested in them, absorbed in the stories, the enemies, the alliances, the arcs. They’re a lot like reading series books. At least they are to me.
Aaalll of this is basically to say that I MISS MY SUPERMAN on TV! 😦 In fact, I was briefly ECSTATIC with glee when there were rumors going around that Tom Welling would be guest starring on my newest obsession, Once Upon A Time, as Gaston in the Beauty and the Beast story. Alas, I don’t think this is happening. But what IS happening is equally awesome, even though it doesn’t involve Tom Welling or Justin Hartley, and I can’t believe I haven’t talked to you guys yet about how excited I am! Because…
I know. I KNOW.
The new show is called Arrow, and it sounds like it’s going to be a little LESS comic-y than Smallville was, but I really don’t care. I’m still going to get geeky with it, because Green Arrow is badass in his own way, PLUS he’s basically a superhero Robin Hood, what with the arrows and all, and I LOVE ROBIN HOOD. There’s all kinds of drama with Green Arrow and his lady, Black Canary (hopefully they’ll have some kind of incarnation of her on Arrow). Also, I’ll get to stare at THIS every week, fighting crime and looking FINE:
BRING IT, CW. Bring it. I SO can’t wait for this show!! Are you guys as PSYCHED as I am for MOAR SUPERHEROS on your televisions?!