Posted November 21, 2013 by Toby Alejandria in Comics

GOOD NEWS: DC Will (or Might) Go On A TV Series Rampage

If you have been religiously following entertainment news for the past few months, you’re certainly aware that DC Comics have been concocting ideas for (possible) future TV shows. The comics they plan to launch on the telly are as follows: The Flash, Gotham, Constantine, Hourman, and iZombie. (The last two being the least famous in pop culture.)


The Flash

It has been widely announced that our favorite Central City speedster Barry Allen will be introduced in Arrow’s 8th and 9th episode of this season (which hits the tube 4th of December). Grant Gustin will be your Flash, so you might want to check out Arrow’s back-to-back episodes to see what he brings to the table.




A Batman-less show set within the Batman mythos. WHAT!? That is what they plan to do in this series–show the origins of Jim Gordon and other characters (and villains) in the Bat-verse. I’m smelling hints of it being more like a crime drama rather than a superhero movie (maybe even similar to Miller and Mazzuchelli’s Batman Year One…without Batman).

Good luck fending off those pesky villains, GCPD.




NBC is now in the development stage with the conman who dabbles in the occult and supernatural–John Constantine. While they did make a film starring Keanu Reeves, I honestly think that it is more apt to have a long-running TV series for Vertigo’s longest-running comics series.




To those unfamiliar with the character, he is a member of the Justice Society of America and his story dates back to the 1940’s. Apparently, he’s a pharmaceutical analyst with the ability to foresee events that will happen an hour into the future (hence the name). I wonder what they’ll do with it given that Nicolas Cage starred in “Next” (it’s about a man who can see two minutes into the future).




A peculiar choice for inspirational material, it mixes two well-favored elements in pop culture: murder mystery and zombies. The protagonist is a female coroner who helps solve murders. How? By eating brains to preserve her humanity and gain access into a corpse’s memories. Yes, she’s a zombie…who is still rational. Interesting indeed.

Psyched? Stoked? I definitely am! However, we have to wait ’til fall to see if these comics series become household favorites.

See Geoff Johns talking about these series and other great DC tidbits on DC All Access! Watch it here:

Toby Alejandria