Arrow and The Flash have been building up quite a roster of superheroes (and supervillains) over their runs – to the extent that a spin-off featuring a whole bevy of those characters is already in the works. Now, as a promo for both series, the producers of the show have put together a sort of ‘What if’ Fight Club featuring most of them. So brace yourself to see what would happen if Arrow, Black Canary, Arsenal, The Flash, Atom, Ra’s Al Ghul, the Dark Archer, Reverse Flash, Firestorm, Captain Cold and Heat Wave all ended up in a fight. I’m not convinced by some of the results, but hey, it’s only make-believe, right?
I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.