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Comics on the small screen

Published: May 12, 2014, 11:41 am, by Bill Radford

The networks have been busy the last week or so announcing their fall lineups, and they’ve had good news for comic book fans.

Fox has given the green light to “Gotham,” which follows James Gordon, in his pre-police commissioner days, as well as the origins of many of Batman’s foes -  and, of course, a young Bruce Wayne. It’ll air on Monday nights.

ABC has renewed “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for a second season and will also have a second Marvel series, “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” which looks to be kind of a 1940s-era prequel to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and a spinoff of the first “Captain America” movie, with Hayley Atwell reprising the role of Peggy Carter.  (Marvel and ABC are both owned by Disney.) 

NBC has “Constantine,” based on DC’s “Hellblazer.” It’ll air Friday nights. (There was a 2005 “Constantine” movie with Keanu Reeves in the title role.)

“Arrow” returns to The CW, where you’ll also find “The Flash,” with Grant Gustin as Barry “The Flash” Allen. (He was seen on “Arrow” this past season.) The CW will also have another DC Comics-inspired series, “iZombie.”