in 2015, NBC premiered a different kind of superhero series, called POWERLESS. A poster for the series, drawn by some guy named Neal Adams, is pictured above. The series is essentially a shameless rip-off of Mavel's "Damage Control," about a superhero-battle clean-up crew, but for the DC Universe.
Be that as it may, Powerless is a really horrible show, a completely unfunny third-rate sitcom that uses DC Universe superheroes as fodder for purile "jokes" that belittle the source material in the most painful, cliched ways imaginable.
They think that if they name-check BRUCE WAYNE after telling a "joke," then comic fans (because they're stupid) will somehow like the show. But having said all that, there IS one aspect of the show that is truly wonderful -- it's opening sequence. This thing is genius. Really!
Click the PLAY button below to see the opening of Powerless in its entirety. And after you've seen it, read the rest of this article, which displays the comic book covers used to create the show's 30-second opening sequence.
ORIGINAL COVERS used
in "POWERLESS" opening sequence...
ABOVE: Action Comics #1 by Joe Shuster
ABOVE: Green Lantern #25 by Gil Kane
ABOVE: Batman #225 by Norm Breyfogle
ABOVE: Flash #193 by George Perez
ABOVE: Wonder Woman #24 by George Perez
Well, that's it, reader! Pretty cool, huh? Of course, you may have some disagreement with which covers the producers chose to use. It does start with Action, but the covers are not meant to portray any sort of chronological comic history. If they were, choosing TWO Perez covers would probably not have been appropriate. But whatever.
Who knows why they chose what they chose. The end result was a stunning piece of work that should thrill any comic fan. Unfortunately, the rest of the show isn't nearly as clever. The show was cancelled after only a few episodes. Probably because it was very, very bad. Oh well.
OUT WITH THE WEST... IN WITH THE NEW!
DIAL B GOES SCI-FI