The CW has announced the concept for this year’s 4-part DC TV crossover – it’s a “Crisis on Earth X!”
The 4-part crossover between Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs on November 27 & 28, and to celebrate, The CW & Warner Bros. commissioned legendary comic artist Phil Jimenez, best known for his work on Wonder Woman, to create a custom comic book cover paying homage to the annual comic book crossovers.
Executive producers Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg said this about the crossover: “We conceived this year’s crossover to be evocative of the annual Justice League/Justice Society crossovers we grew up with and looked forward to as kids. Phil was the perfect choice to bring the comic book cover iteration of this idea to life. You can count on one hand the number of artists who could compellingly represent so many characters in a single image. Phil is one of them. And his design invokes the cover of Justice League #207, which was the 20th Annual JLA/JSA crossover. Our ten year-old selves are in heaven.”
Discussing his inspiration for the cover artwork, Phil Jimenez shared, “Some of the first DC Comics I ever read were those insane crossovers with a dozen characters from alternate earths and dimensions — the kind of stuff I later became known for! So when CW asked me to do an homage cover inspired by those amazing team up covers, I couldn’t resist, the chance to draw all of The CW’s DC Super-Heroes in one crazy action sequence was insanely fun and exciting. And Romulo Fajardo’a colors brought everything to life!”
This year’s four-part crossover will air across two nights Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th on The CW. For this crossover event, Arrow will air on a special night Monday at 9/8c following Supergirl, while the other DC shows will remain in their regularly scheduled time periods.
Here’s the logline for the crossover:
With all of the heroes in town to celebrate Barry and Iris’s wedding, villains from Earth-X crash the festivities with a deadly agenda.
You can get a better look at the original artwork below.