DC TV Superhero Crossover Open Thread: Was Heroes v Aliens All You Hoped?


I’ll probably have more thoughts later on but my first reaction post-DC TV crossover was one of joy. Care to share your thoughts on Heroes v Aliens?

Supergirl got the short end of the stick but I have to say overall I was pretty impressed with The CW team getting Arrow, The Flash, and the Legends of Tomorrow casts together for this epic event. I’m sure it was a learning experience for them too and next year’s will be even better.

By the way, I’ve got one piece up already about the Arrow portion of the crossover if you’re interested. Otherwise let loose with the spoilers in the comments!

7 Responses to “DC TV Superhero Crossover Open Thread: Was Heroes v Aliens All You Hoped?”

  1. Alan Izar says:

    Great first run.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the finales of the four shows this year is the Infinity Crisis

  2. Captain Z says:

    Overall, I enjoyed it very much. Though the TV show budget did make for some weird visuals. I mean, why wasn’t the army or at least the Police trying to back up the heroes against the horde of aliens? But that’s a minor quibble, really.

    I’d like to echo what others have said, More Supergirl!

    Plus the Hangar of Justice filled me with a great deal of hometown pride. It’s nice to see Cincinnati’s Union Terminal finally be used as the building it inspired in a film.

  3. Marcus TSB says:

    I heard the ratings for every show were at an all time high. I can’t imagine they won’t jump at the chance to do more than one crossover a year now

  4. VindicaSean says:

    I could’ve used more Supergirl (there’s never really enough. I think I have a crush), and wish they’d done something with Wally and maybe a *little* less Barry, but overall it was fun. Also I like that they went out of their way to leave it open for further crossovers between SG and the others. And I LOVED Ray’s joke about how Supergirl “reminds me of my cousin”.

    The choice to make Cisco jump at a chance to time travel was a little tin-eared given the just-previous-crossover episode of the Flash, though.

  5. I agree and hope you’re right – that this was a learning experience and they’ll improve. I thought it was really unbalanced and stitched together. I’m primarily a Flash fan with a dash of Supergirl, so when it came time for the Arrow episode, I was reminded why that is, and the Legends episode was as hokey and had as slapdash special FX as I remember from the first and only time I gave it a try. I was really hoping it would have a more cinematic feel, but instead the climax is mostly confined to one rooftop while we hear about the worldwide epidemic and…eh.

    And Wally. Was. So. Predictable. Ugh.

    It wasn’t all bad, of course. Supergirl ripping apart the entire team with a smile on her face was a joy and The Flash v.s. Supergirl race/fight was superb. I liked the A-hole secret agent and his goons being dismantled within seconds. So, not all bad.

    …did anyone else notice that The Flash cast rolled up with some of the nicest hair ever, though? XD It really stuck out to me. Caitlin and Cisco especially. They had the big crossover event coming up, so I guess they made sure to get those locks looking vibrant and luscious.

  6. TomWasTaken says:

    I wanted to see them use more of Wally and the Supergirl episode didn’t really feel like part of the crossover but I loved it all.