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I'm a big fan of the current DC Arrowverse television shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and soon Batwoman). Every comic book series is going to have some variation from the television show, but the comic series of Supergirl I found at the bookstore seems barely related at all.

For fans of the Arrowverse television shows with no exposure to DC comics, what are the best series to start with to understand the background of the shows?

  • As far as I can remember, the CW shows are not based on any comics. I'm not sure about Black Lightning though (as I haven't watched it) – Shreedhar May 4 at 18:38
  • I don't believe that Black Lightening has officially been confirmed as being part of the Arrowverse. – K Mo May 4 at 18:40
  • That may change with the whole "Crisis on Infinite Earths" storyline. With "Arrow" ending, they may fold BL into the mix. – Emsley Wyatt May 4 at 19:28
  • I'm curious, as I'm new to the sci-fi stack exchange, is the downvote because I mistakenly included Black Lightning in the Arrowverse, because the question is off-topic, or because it's a bad question for some other reason? Still trying to learn the rules. – TMuffin May 5 at 14:53

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