No. Not even close. As comic artists are wont to do, they’ve made this poster FULL of Easter Eggs. And a few of them are seriously great!
First, some shameless CW cross-promotion:
- In the top right corner you can see the Queen Consolidated building from the CW’s Arrow.
- On the right toward the bottom is Big Belly Burger, another Arrow reference
But that’s not all…
- In the bottom right corner, chalk writing says “Grodd Lives”.
- The AmerTek building is seen on the middle of the left side. AmerTek is the employer of John Henry Irons (DC Comics’ Steel)
- The Kord Industries building can be found toward the middle of the picture. It’s founder, Ted Kord, is better known in DC Comics as the Blue Beetle.
- Across the street from Kord is S.T.A.R. Labs, DC Comics’ super science lab.
- And to the left of Queen Consolidated is a skyscraper with blurry logo. I’m not 100% of what this logo is. What major DC corporations are left? Wayne Enterprises? Lexcorp? Stagg? Something lesser known? I feel like I’ve seen the logo before but I can’t place it. Here’s a blown up (but mildly blurry) image:
That’s all I could find. Let’s talk about some implications:
- Gorilla Grodd, the telepathic gorilla in perpetual search of minions to rule, will eventually be part of the show. In Flash lore, he’s a serious heavyweight with his character ranging from would-be ruler of Gorilla City to conqueror, King and would-be owner of the Speed Force. He’s taken Barry to the brink of defeat more than once.
- The Queen/Arrow references are shameless cross-promotion. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Comic books have held crossovers for decades. In fact, Barry’s appearance on Arrow was a Season 2 highlight! According to sources, the first Flash/Arrow cross-over will take place in each show’s episode 8.
- John Henry Irons superhero Steel may make an appearance. His first appearance was as a hero helping to bridge the gap after The Death of Superman. He has remained a popular character ever since.
- Ted Kord, aka Blue Beetle, may make an appearance as well.
The Flash is a 10/10 must see. I haven’t seen anything to make me think it’ll be anything other than a knockout hit.
Here’s what I know for sure: I’m looking forward to The Flash more and more every day. Why isn’t it October 7th yet????