With “Worlds Finest,” the first-season Supergirl crossover episode The Flash, CBS and The CW proved both networks could have some fun with their shared DC Comics properties. Especially when it came to referencing a classic Superman comic book cover in which he and Flash raced one another to determine who the “fastest man alive” was. Despite Supergirl‘s move from CBS to The CW, it seems Greg Berlanti and his creative trust haven’t lost sight of the comics these shows owe their very existence to.
Hence the latest promotional images for “The Last Children of Krypton,” which pairs Kara Zor-el (Melissa Benoist) with her Kryptonian cousin, Kal-El (Tyler Hoechlin) in a pose reminiscent of a classic Crisis of Infinite Earths cover, a 1985 – 86 miniseries. Drawn by George Pérez, it emphasized one of the most distressing events of the comic event’s seventh issue: the death of Supergirl.
Never fear, for as striking as the above image is in comparison to Pérez’s original artwork, Benoist’s Kara isn’t going to die in the second episode of the second season of a show named for her character. Judging by all the trailers and teasers promoting “Last Children,” however, it seems Frederick Schmidt’s John Corben/Metallo will give Supergirl a run for her money before the end credits roll.
The CW even teased the iconic pose at the 50-second mark of one of its latest videos:
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.