Elseworlds was one of the most original, innovative and captivating alternate timelines ever to come from DC Comics. A staple of the series was that it turned everything you know about the heroes and villains of the DC Universe on its head. Nothing and no one was sacred as they explored this completely new way to look at the characters. Not long ago, on P:SI I wishfully said that I wish more Elseworlds comics would come out… well something better happened. Chris Cowan and Lex Randleman are producing an original webseries set in Elseworld. They have produced three episodes so far with a fourth on the way.
The quality of the story, filming, and FX in this series is surprising. The actors and the story keep you on the edge of your seat as the the mystery slowly unfolds.
Episode 1- “Fair Play” (view here)
Green Lantern hunts down Mister Terrific looking for answers in a resent murder.
The 2 minute 25 second runtime is far too short. The hook is immediate, and the characters are instantly recognizable. I am not sure how long they took to cast the series, but it is spot on.
Starring: Dan Johnson - GL John Stewart Lex Randleman - Mister Terrific Lauren Alto - Huntress Christina Napier - Batwoman
Shot by: Chris Cowan, A.J. Rickert-Epstein
Episode 2- “Titans” (view here)
Mister Terrific goes after Cyborg, while Raven gazes into the universe.
The action in this episode really picks up and plot thickens. I am glad this episode is longer than the last one, and quite frankly I wish this were an hour long tv drama.
Starring: Dan Johnson - GL John Stewart Lex Randleman - Mister Terrific Chris Cowan - Cyborg Lauren Parkinson - Donna Troy Brittany Jones - Raven
Shot by: Steve Murray, Chris Cowan
Episode 3- “What’s in a name?” (view here)
The Question is dead, and Raven is confronted mysterious figure with a dire warning.
I am glad this episode is over 8 minutes, and I hope this portends the episode length to come. They have created such an interesting story and setting I want to spend as much time in it as I can. I think I know who the unknown figure is, but I will wait to see if I am right.
Starring: Dan Johnson - GL John Stewart Lex Randleman - Mister Terrific Lauren Parkinson - Donna Troy Christina Napier - Batwoman Brittany Jones - Raven Vonzell Carter - Unknown Katie Fischer - Black Canary Christopher C. Cowan - Cyborg
Written by: Lex Randleman
Shot by: Chris Cowan
This brilliant series is directed by Chris Cowan and written by Lex Randleman. These two have a bright and wonderful future ahead of them. I cannot wait to see the rest of the series, and hope to see some original work from them too.
Check our my Interview with Chris Cowan and Lex Randleman.