Sunday evening kicked off the start of the mega-crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths. The previous week, each CW DC show set up the start of Crisis, including; Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, and Arrow. Legends of Tomorrow begins with Crisis, and Black Lightning, while included, didn’t have their whole cast involved. The show was affected by the destructive anti-matter wave, but it wasn’t building up to it.
The DC movieverse wishes they could command a large crossover such as this one. The characters who appear are not
limited to the shows mentioned previously. Comics, movies, and TV shows across platforms have all been included in different ways. I’m not talking about fun easter eggs, or throw away lines, but full-on cameos. Multiple Supermans, Bruce Wayne, Lucifer, Huntress, the list goes on and on.
The Flash is the only show I am up to date with, but that didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the story thus far. As The Monitor warned, the destruction of the multiverse happens quickly. Each Earth’s protector attempts to come together and save their own Earth, but there’s little that can be done to stop the destruction of their homes. The Anti-Monitor, the driving force behind the destruction, is seemingly unstoppable.
The Monitor hasn’t been forthcoming in what is needed to stop the Anti-Monitor, only giving the wise words that they will know when it comes to it. His advice and choices are mysterious, like resurrecting Lex Luthor, whose only drive is to kill every Superman on every Earth. His game of revenge is useless as each Earth is being destroyed regardless, thanks to the Anti-Monitor. Throughout the chaos, it’s revealed what’s needed to fight the Anti-Monitor: beings of the purest will, the seven paragons.
The journey to discover the seven paragons and come up with a plan to save the multiverse is the most delightful journey of cameos and exploring the DC universe in a way that hasn’t been done before. Every scene shows how much care has gone into creating such a large scale event. I find myself watching scenes multiple times to try and catch all the call outs. DC fans should be excited to see the universe explored like this.
Sadly, we’re going to have to wait over a month for the conclusion with parts four and five airing on January 14th at 8 pm. As it stands, there isn’t a multiverse to save anymore. Even with the seven paragons united together, the future looks bleak.