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DC Power Hour: Gotham and Supergirl

Ever since the upfronts and the revelation that Gotham and Supergirl would be airing in the same time slot as Gotham (8pm on Mondays thank you very much) people have been in an uproar.

Who is going to win?

Gotham versus Supergirl.

Why does everything have to be a competition? Shouldn’t comic fans be THRILLED that another comic based show is in primetime?

One article from Entertainment Weekly caught my attention (and not in a good way):

Biggest time period catfight this fallSupergirl vs. Gotham at Mondays at 8 p.m. DC Comics critics have always said the company is its own worst enemy, but this fall it’s literally true! –  “Upfronts 2015: The Best & Worst Fall TV Decisions.”

These Shows? Enemies? NO! I whole-heartedly DISAGREE! They are aimed at two very different audiences. That is BRILLIANT. Both shows are doing something that the comic industry wants…bringing in fans who have never cared about comics.

Supergirl is bright, shiny, fun, and being led by a Glee star. It’s aimed at tween and teenage girls (Heck, 20-somethings) as a showcase for the comic-tinged girl power they’ve been looking for. This is a strategic move to increase the female comic fan base.

However, this is not Gotham’s agenda. Gotham doesn’t hide the fact that it is dark, bloody, and twisted.  This is a show about the dark underbelly of a city that necessitates the vigilante superhero Batman, while serving the police procedural crowd. This show got people LIKE ME to watch a comic show because it starts before the capes come out.


 Let’s do a little comparison.

First – The Gotham trailer from May 2014

Blood. Storyline teases. Guns. The Wayne Murder. Evil laughs. People being hit with baseball bats. 4 classic (and 1 new) villains introduced. Darkness (but there will be light). Ominous music and sound effects. All in 30 seconds.

Next – The Supergirl trailer from May 2015

A quick background on Superman. Poppy music. Young professionals. Jimmy (excuse me, James) Olsen. A flight lesson. A feminist lecture. Chinese takeout. Dress up. A bulletproof discovery. Another Superman lesson. An emotional smackdown. The shirt rip. A girl-power theme song. Explosion. Up, up and away. All in six and a half minutes.

These two shows aren’t on the same planet, let alone aimed at the same demo.


While I’m not saying the audiences for these 2 shows can’t crossover (hello DVR!), I don’t see them as direct competition fighting to “win the hour”.

Oh, and ladies? If you’re looking for girl power try these Gotham City Sirens on for size:

Selina. A teenage runaway who works both sides of the law.

Selina Kyle - Gotham vs. Supergirl - www.legendsofgotham.com

Lee. Or Dr. Thompkins who has helped Jim Gordon solve some major crimes.

Dr. Leslie Thompkins - Gotham vs. Supergirl - www.legendsofgotham.com

Barbara. Don’t be fooled, she’s a pitbull in a ball gown.

Barbara Kean - Gotham vs. Supergirl - www.legendsofgotham.com

Fish. This is one mob boss you do NOT want to cross.

Fish Mooney - Gotham vs. Supergirl - www.legendsofgotham.com

There really is no comparison. This fall on Mondays when you sit down to get your comic fix on the small screen remember there is room for everyone.

-Anne Marie

#26 – Spooning Fish Mooney

(S01E17) How does a spy become a manservant? By being the best… Loyal and observant. Will Dollmaker’s henchmen get Fish to agree? Depends on how much of his plan she can see. Is a mask a symbol or is the guard blind? Is a crimson hood poison to a criminal mind? Gotham’s pure evil. Isn’t that good? The clothes are all weapons in this week’s “The Red Hood”.


Show Notes

“The Red Hood” Ratings

Last several week’s ratings adjusting up like crazy!

“Everyone has a Cobblepot” Trailer

Gotham TV Podcast interview with Sean Pertwee

Philadelphia University student makes protective Batsuit

Tell us what you’re afraid of

Universe Box, the new podcast from us!

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Dogboy: Danger on Liberty Pier Written by Bill Meeks Read by Nathan Beatty

Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City

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#25 – Look at This Joker

(S01E16) When is a boy more like a bomb? When he is raised by a Snake Lady mom. Where can one find a fighting clown surplus? If you ask Jim (plus one) he’s say “Hayley’s Circus”. Is the answer a parent? On Gotham? For sure. Will Robin be named Jim when the Graysons mature? Will Barbara break from what Jim didn’t tell her? Many jokers to fear in “The Blind Fortune Teller”.


Show Notes

 “The Blind Fortune Teller” Ratings

1×17 “Red Hood” Promo

Kid naming – #Gothamite style

Bruce's notebook
Bruce’s notebook

Look at this Joker! Page

Universe Box, the new podcast from us!

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Dogboy: Danger on Liberty Pier Written by Bill Meeks Read by Nathan Beatty

Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City

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#24 – If I Only Had a Vein

(S01E15) Can young Bruce Wayne move on from his dad? Yes, but his little spill drives him mad. How many glands must Dr. Crane take? Enough to make all he says shake. Where is Fish Mooney? She doesn’t know. Will she climb up or stay stranded below? If fear is the edge then what lies in the shadows? Jonathan finds out in this week’s “The Scarecrow”.

Show Notes

“The Scarecrow” Ratings

“The Blind Fortune Teller” Promo

Milo Ventimiglia cast as The Ogre

#Gaytham Interview with Victoria Cartagena

Twitter account for next week’s big villain

Background on the Scarecrow

Universe Box, the new podcast from us!

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Dogboy: Danger on Liberty Pier Written by Bill Meeks Read by Nathan Beatty

Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City

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#22 – Club Penguin

(S01E13) Is Arnold Flass what you’d call a good cop? Not after we’ve seen his drug-induced plot. Will Jim’s mission make him a blight on the force? Ask the Commissioner. He’d say “of course.” Does Penguin party? You bet your butt. Will the booze create the bird’s famous gut. Will Fish finally rally, or face Arkham’s new warden? It’s up in the air in “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon”.

Show Notes

“Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” Ratings

“The Fearsome Dr. Crane” Promo

Villain Casting 1

Villain Casting 2

Dad takes kid out for photo shoot where Gotham is shooting

Gotham roleplayers on Tumblr

Arnold Flass info

Ana Godinho’s Wonderful Gotham Fan Art

Universe Box, the new podcast from us!

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Dogboy: Eye of the Scarab by Bill Meeks
Dogboy: Eye of the Scarab by Bill Meeks

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Fight Club Written by: Chuck Palahniuk Narrated by: Jim Colby

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#21 – How Falcone Got His Groove Back

(S01E12) Is Mr. Cobblepot always the smartest? He is till he’s hit by an electrical artist. Who would abduct Falcone’s sainted Liza? The same one who found her (then synthesized her). Will the Commish rehire Jim? Gordon’s sure hoping. Will Falcone please stop it with all the nape groping? If penguins are birds how can they swim? Who cares? Let’s talk “What the Little Bird Told Him”.

Show Notes

“What the Little Bird Told Him” Ratings

“Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” promo

Poison Ivy actress uses role to antagonize her brother

 The Flying Graysons revealed in new pics

 

Danny DeVito weighs in on Gotham’s Penguin

Obeah Man Profile

Buy DOGBOY: EYE OF THE SCARAB EPISODE THREE here.

Dogboy: Eye of the Scarab by Bill Meeks
Dogboy: Eye of the Scarab by Bill Meeks

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Fight Club Written by: Chuck Palahniuk Narrated by: Jim Colby

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