While this may not be the big crossover that DC Comics fans have been clamoring for, I have to admit that I am intrigued by CW Seed’s Vixen webseries. Especially when the first episode features a rooftop foot race between the main character, (Green) Arrow, and The Flash.
Originally created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner in the 1980s, Vixen may not be a familiar name to comic book scrubs but fans of the DCU can tell you that her time in print has been marred by a slew of false starts. Now, producer Marc Guggenheim is trying to build her cape cred with a webseries that weaves in and out of DC’s other CW programs (Flash, Arrow, and the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow).
From DC Comics:
What’s your spirit animal? It’s a question that peppers first dates and lunchtime conversations the nation over, but the thing we’ve always wondered is… why limit it to one animal?
You may very well be asking yourself that question after watching the first episode of Vixen, the latest DC animated series and the first to debut on CW Seed, the digital arm of The CW. Executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, and set within the same universe as their live action Arrow and The Flash, Vixen is made up of six episodes of around five minutes each and features guest appearances by Arrow and the Flash (voiced by Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin, respectively), as well as other characters from their shows.
While we couldn’t embed the first few episodes here (well played, WB), we’ve included a few behind-the-scenes featurettes below for your enjoyment. Check them out after you watch CW Seed’s Vixen for yourself.
Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include BamnComics.com, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.