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Freedom Fighters: The Ray animated series heads to CW Seed

11 August 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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CW Seed's Freedom Fighters: The Ray will feature the first gay superhero lead character on TV...

Following on the success of the animated Vixen series (which is headed for its second season later this year), CW Seed will debut Freedom Fighters: The Ray in 2017.

The Ray has been a part of the DC Universe since 1973, and is historically associated with the Freedom Fighters, a team of superheroes from an alternate world where World War II continued on through the 21st century with the Axis gaining the upper hand. 

The CW has been ahead of the curve with introducing openly gay or bisexual heroes, anti-heroes, and supporting characters on their live action superhero shows, none have been series leads. The Ray will change that.

Here's the official word on The Ray, plus the full promo image from The CW:

Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered »

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'Legends of Tomorrow's'Justice Society of America shaping up nicely with Stargirl & more

8 August 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The CW's superhero time travel series Legends of Tomorrow promised us new heroes and they're delivering. They've just cast the Justice Society of America's Stargirl. reports it's Power Rangers actor Sarah Grey who's grabbed the role of Stargirl, otherwise known as Star-Spangled Kid, otherwise known as Courtney Elizabeth Whitmore. Stargirl was created by DC Entertainment President & Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and introduced in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0 back in 1999. Johns created her in honor of his sister who passed away three years earlier and she's mostly retained a youthful, energetic, and hopeful appearance in the comics. Considering how many teenagers they have, Courtney is one of the few DC characters who actually had braces on her teeth at one point. She was, for lack of a better word, normal. While in the DC Comics Bombshells series she has an entirely different origin, in »

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