Writer/director and certified Batman fiend Kevin Smith just wrapped his directorial gig of a recent episode of Supergirl and has rewarded his talented cast and crew with an appropriately cool t-shirt only a comic geek like Smith could deliver. Paying homage to the classic issue of DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 from 1985 cover, with Superman cradling a deceased Supergirl, Smith recreated the cover with his slovenly stoner Silent Bob carrying the limp body of Kara Zor-El on a commemorative t-shirt he passed out to his entire team for "Supergirl Lives."
Here's what Smith had to say about his awesome show of appreciation:
"This is the wrap gift t-shirt I gave to all the @supergirlcw cast and crew member who made my episode. Now having worked on both #Supergirl and @cwtheflash, I can equate the experience to making both a sfx extravaganza AND an indie flick at the same time: you have the talent and tools of a big budget movie but the time of a low budget flick.
"Most of the folks who work on these shows COME from feature films and do work you'd normally see in feature films - but do it in only 8 days. So it feels natural to celebrate the end of our journey the same way we wrap movies: with a free, commemorative t-shirt! Drawn by the always amazing @jeffquigley, we crib the most iconic Supergirl image in comics history: Superman holding his fallen cousin on the cover of #crisisoninfiniteearths. But standing in for the #manofsteel is the Man of Shhhh himself, #silentbob.
"Hopefully, this image isn't a prognosticator of my episode somehow killing the show I love. If there's any bad about #supergirllives, it's entirely mine: because the cast and crew made a fantastic episode. I know this not only because I was there watching when they did it, but also because I've already peeped some of the scenes our editor Barbara cut together. This thank you t-shirt is the least I can do for the folks who made me look like I might be good at my job."
(Via Geek Tyrant)