The Superhero Show Show #389
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It’s the premiere of Marvel’s What If..?, plus the season premiere of Stargirl, on an all-new episode of The Superhero Show Show!
On a very special episode of The Superhero Show Show, Mike and Ryan are focusing on the debut of Peggy Carter: Super-Soldier, on the series premiere of What If…? Mike and Ryan are lifelong fans of the comic book series of the same name…but those comics are about the 616. Does the MCU have the lore to start creating its own alternate dimension stories? And how do (most of) our favorite actors take to voice acting the characters they made famous? Tune in to see how the first animated series of the Fiege TV era turned out!
But before that, Mike and Ryan are breaking from the rules a little bit (probably because Cassie isn’t here) and discussing a comic book-based…MOVIE!?! That’s right: apparently, more than just television shows can be based on comic books, and this week they’re discussing James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Will Gunn do a better job with the material than David Ayer? And will Mike and Ryan be able to look past their OBVIOUS Marvel leanings to give The Suicide Squad a fair review?
Then Mike sits down with Jay Sherer, Chief Storyteller of The Reclamation Society! After meeting Jay at a Comic Con years ago, the two catch up on the Reclamation Society’s projects including Star Wars: Rivals, Death of a Bounty Hunter, The Story Geeks podcast, and The Story Geeks video series! Plus the history of geek vs nerd, world building, and of course, the speed round!
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All of that, plus discussions on every other comic book-based television show of the week, including season premieres of Titans and Stargirl, along with the return of Riverdale, the penultimate Superman and Lois, and just a regular old Legends of Tomorrow about cosmic bowling. Don’t miss out on what is probably the best non-Cassie podcast of the year!
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #611
“The Final Frame” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
STRIKE ZONE – When the Legends track down another Alien pod, they find a device that transports them to a cosmic bowling alley. Before consulting Sara (Caity Lotz), Astra (Olivia Swann) and Rory (Dominic Purcell), Spooner (Lisseth Chavez) makes a bet against the reigning champs for a ride back to the Waverider, but not everyone is happy about the plan when they realize what they are up against. Elsewhere, Nate (Nick Zano) plans a romantic date for him and Zari (Tala Ashe), but nothing goes as planned. Meanwhile, Behrad (Shayan Sobhian) and Gary (Adam Tsekham) try to distract Ava (Jes Macallan), from what’s going on with wedding planning. Matt Ryan also stars. Jes Macallan directed the episode written by James Eagan & Ray Utarnachitt (611). Original airdate 8/8/2021.
“Chapter Eighty-Seven: Strange Bedfellows” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
RETURN TO RIVERDALE – In the aftermath of the prison break at Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) jail, Archie (KJ Apa) leads the charge to round up the remaining convicts on the loose. Tabitha (Erinn Westbrook) reaches out for Betty’s (Lili Reinhart) help when she realizes Jughead (Cole Sprouse) is missing. When Penelope (guest star Nathalie Boltt) re-enters the fold, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) becomes suspicious of her true intentions. Camila Mendes, Madchen Amick, Casey Cott, Charles Melton and Drew Ray Tanner also star. Tessa Blake directed the episode written by Aaron Allen (#511). Original airdate 8/11/2021.
“Summer School: Chapter One” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
SCHOOL’S OUT – With summer break around the corner, Pat (Luke Wilson) suggests the family take a vacation after seeing that Courtney (Brec Bassinger) has been spending too much time focused on being Stargirl and not enough time on her schoolwork. Meanwhile, as Beth (Anjelika Washington) attempts to reconnect with Chuck, she stumbles upon a major secret her parents have been keeping from her. Elsewhere, Yolanda (Yvette Monreal) continues to be haunted by Brainwave’s death, and Rick (Cameron Gellman) secretly tracks Solomon Grundy after suspecting he may still be in the area. Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Hunter Sansone and Meg DeLacy also star. Andi Armaganian directed the episode written by Geoff Johns (#201). Original airdate 8/10/2021. Every episode of DC’S STARGIRL will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD
Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
SUPERMAN AND LOIS #114
THE HEART OF SMALLVILLE – Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) is worried about Jordan (Alex Garfin) as he and Sarah (Inde Navarrette) continue to grow closer. Meanwhile, Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) pays Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui) a visit. Lastly, Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) has been spending more and more time with John Henry (Wole Parks). Erik Valdez, Dylan Walsh and Adam Rayner also star. (#114). The episode was directed by Alexandra La Roche and written by Max Cunningham & Brent Fletcher. Original airdate 8/10/2021. Every episode of SUPERMAN & LOIS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without subscription, log-in or authentication required.
Dick returns to Gotham after receiving news of a death in the family. Kory begins to have strange, uncontrollable flashbacks.
A new vigilante, called Red Hood, has arrived in Gotham and begins creating terrorist attacks around the city. Dick calls in the rest of the Titans for help.
Jason attaches a bomb to Hank’s heart. The Titans have less than four hours to find the detonator.
WHAT IF…? #101
When Steve Rogers is seriously injured, Peggy Carter becomes the world’s first super-soldier.
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