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Everyone Forgets the New Guy in the CW's Adorably Goofy Superhero Show Skit

Instead of showing everyone punching the crap out of stuff, this year’s now-traditional joint advertisement for the return of the CW’s DC shows is a bit more relaxed, with the emphasis on the gang coming together to put on their costumes and kick ass. But they kinda end up ignoring their latest superfriend in the process.


The CW released a shortened version of the ad last week, but the full version is much more fun, with extra jokes (especially poor Ollie pondering if he’s the only CW hero who has to suit up “one leg at a time” like a normal person) and guitar riffs that wouldn’t be out of place in the original Power Rangers. But it’s really the end that makes the whole thing:

Poor Black Lightning. Shut out of the whole damn CW-niverse, and now no one will wait for him to finish charging up so he can do the hero walk with everyone else. So rude.


The CW’s DC supershows, including Black Lightning, return next week.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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