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We're deep into "season finale" time on network TV, and it's been a mixed bag so far. Desperate Housewives was rather "meh." Brothers & Sisters had a (literal) bang-up of an ending, but it felt tacked on. Most of the others I've seen don't even merit much of a mention. And we still have 24 and Lost to look forward to in the next few days.
Last night, it was Fringe's turn, and it did not disappoint. It was the second half of an "alternate universe" story, where our heroes cross over to an alt-Earth where things are slightly different. Just how different, we don't fully know, but many items were sprinkled in to see if you were paying attention. Things like the Pan-Am building being in New York instead of San Francisco. Or blimps being used for air travel. Or a map of the United States with "Dakota" and "Carolina" as single states, and a California that ends at the San Andreas fault line! But the real geek-out moment was a wall of framed comic books. You only have to scroll down a few posts on this blog to see that I'm a DC Comics fan, and they got a loud shout-out on Fringe.
In addition to a movie marquee with Superman vs. Batman, we were treated to five alternate covers to iconic DC Comics. Included were a Dark Knight Returns take off with Superman instead of Batman, a Crisis on Infinite Earths cover with a dead Superman instead of Supergirl, and a Red Lantern/Red Arrow cover that resembled one of the most famous DC covers of all time. I'm still squee-ing now. And thanks to the internets, we can get more than just a fleeting glimpse of this geek-out moment.
Geoff Johns and Hank Kanalz on last night’s FRINGE alternate universe covers
Anyone see FRINGE last night? If you did, or if you’ve read this blog this week, you saw the RED LANTERN/RED ARROW cover. And maybe the bizarre SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL RETURNS in the style of Frank Miller’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Or the infamous cover to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7, but Supergirl’s holding Superman. Or the event that rocked the mid-90s, THE DEATH OF BATMAN. So where did these come from?
An alternate Earth. For real. . .
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