1/18/2016 - The Week Comic Book Television Returns! ~ What'cha Reading?

1/18/2016 – The Week Comic Book Television Returns!

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It feels like it was a longer wait than usual for our usual week of comic book television, but here we are – Monday, January 18th, 2016!  While FOX’s Gotham and ABC‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are still on hiatus, DC Comics and Marvel have a great lineup in store for fans; not only for fans of their television series, but of also their movie universes!  It’s a big week for comic book television so make sure your evening schedules are clear and your DVR’s have some free space!

Monday – 1/18/2016

Supergirl – “Childish Things” – 8 PM ET on CBS.  Check your local listings.

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"Childish Things" -- Kara does her best to support Winn (Jeremy Jordan, left) when his father, the supervillain Toyman, (Henry Czerny, right) breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Jan. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

“Childish Things” – Kara does her best to support Winn when his father, the supervillain Toyman, breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons. Also, Cat offers Lucy a job at CatCo and Alex asks Hank to use his powers to help uncover Maxwell Lord’s plans, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Jan. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Henry Czerny guest stars as Winslow Schott, Sr., aka Toyman.  “Childish Things” was written by Anna Musky-Goldwyn and James DeWille, and directed by Jamie Babbit.

Tuesday – 1/19/2016

Now Tuesday’s a big night, especially if your a Marvel or DC fan.  And, if you’re a fan of both publishers, there’s going to be a bit of a tug of war starting at 8 pm ET.  The CW returns with The Flash and a special on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow AND Dawn of the Justice League, which will give us an inside look into Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeSuicide Squad, and Wonder Woman!  At the same time, ABC brings us back fan-favorite Hayley Atwell in season two of Agent Carter.

The Flash – “Potential Energy” 8 PM ET on The CW.  Check your local listings.

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Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry (Grant Gustin) considers telling Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) try to get to know Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself.

Dawn of the Justice League – 9:30 PM ET on The CW.  Check your local listings.

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Get a look at never-before-seen footage, and see interviews with such stars as Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, and directors Zack Snyder and Patty Jenkins—just a few of the creative forces behind the much-anticipated film franchise that will bring together the greatest collective of Super Heroes in the upcoming Justice League feature film. And because no Super Hero could make his or her mark without a truly formidable foe, the special also provides glimpses of DC’s most famous Super Villains.

Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years – 8 PM ET on ABC.  Check your local listings.

This special one-hour event follows the history of Captain America from 1941 to present and explores how the character has been a reflection of the changing times and the world he has existed in throughout the years. Fans will hear from various Marvel luminaries including Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Jeph Loeb, Louis D’Esposito, Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, as well as family members of Cap’s creators. “Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years” will also unveil an exclusive announcement from Marvel comics.

Agent Carter – 9 PM ET on ABC.  Check your local listings.  *Two episodes will be shown (8 PM ET to 10 PM ET)

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Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Agent Carter journeys from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous – and bizarre – assignment yet. East Coast SSR Chief Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) sends Peggy to work with newly appointed West Coast SSR Chief Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) to explore a strange homicide involving a body that glows and emanates cold … Upon her arrival, Peggy reunites with Howard Stark’s (Dominic Cooper) butler and her loyal partner-in-crime, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), who welcomes her to the Hollywood life and sets her up at Stark’s mansion. There, Peggy meets Ana (Lotte Verbeek), Jarvis’ free-spirited and devoted wife to whom she takes an immediate liking.

Wednesday – 1/20/2016

Arrow – “Blood Debts” 8 PM ET on The CW.  Check your local listings.

Arrow -- "Blood Debts" -- Image AR410a_0114b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Willa Holland as Speedy, Stephen Amell as The Arrow, Katie Cassidy as Black Canary and David Ramsey as John Diggle -- Photo: Katie Yu/ The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Arrow — “Blood Debts” — Image AR410a_0114b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Willa Holland as Speedy, Stephen Amell as The Arrow, Katie Cassidy as Black Canary and David Ramsey as John Diggle — Photo: Katie Yu/ The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Oliver must deal with the devastating consequences of Darhk’s (guest star Neal McDonough) last attack. Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk.”

Thursday – 1/21/2016

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – 8 PM ET on The CW.  Check your local listings.

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SERIES PREMIERE — In the year 2166, the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) is on the verge of his final victory – total chaos and the utter destruction of humanity. As the world crumbles, the Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) takes matters into his own hands; he travels 150 years into the past to assemble a carefully selected team of heroes and rogues to stop him. Hunter has chosenwhat seems like an ill-matched group: billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), known as Captain Cold, and his partner Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), AKA Heat Wave, a pair of career criminals; and Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel) AKA Hawkgirl and Hawkman. Together this unlikely group will attempt to stop one of the most formidable villains of all time, while they must learn how to not only be a team, but heroes as well. Glen Winter directedthe episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg.

It’s a great and full week of comic book television.  I’m personally very excited to have Supergirl return tonight on CBS with “Childish Things” episode featuring Henry Czerny as The Toyman.  I’m also very much looking forward to Dawn of the Justice League.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most (if not, the most) anticipated movie around here so it going to be great seeing whatever they choose to show us.

Is there any show you’re most looking forward to?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) Always ready, professional, and on the scene, those closest to him may suspect he's actually from another planet. @ReggieMantleIII

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