The CW has announced that the upcoming 4-way crossover between its DC Superhero TV shows will be titled “Crisis on Earth-X”.
To celebrate the announcement, artist Phil Jimenez, known for his work on “Superwoman”, was asked to create a custom comic book cover paying homage to DC’s longtime annual comic book crossovers.
“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,” said Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. “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.”
Jimenez clearly took inspiration from those early crossovers as well. “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!” he revealed. “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 new crossover between “Supergirl”, “Arrow”, “The Flash”, and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” will begin on Monday, November 27 with “Supergirl” and “Arrow”, and continue on Tuesday, November 28 with “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.
“Supergirl” returns Monday, October 9 at 8.00pm ET, “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” return Tuesday, October 10 at 8.00pm ET and 9.00pm ET, respectively, while “Arrow” moves to Thursdays at 9.00pm ET on October 12, all on The CW.