The Flash & Arrow Just Dropped the Same Major Marvel Reference


SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "Time Bomb," the latest episode of The Flash.

The Arrowverse is in a Marvel mood this week. Following Connor Hawke's own "Great Responsibility" speech on Arrow, The Flash made another major Spider-Man reference in "Time Bomb," its latest episode.

In an effort to include Cisco's girlfriend Kamilla in the team, Ralph Dibney put her in touch with Iris for a photographer job at The Central City Citizen. "I Peter Parker'ed her," Dibney told Cisco, referring to Spider-Man's day job as a photographer for The Daily Bugle.

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"I mean, Kamilla is a great photographer and I thought she could start taking some pictures for Iris and then maybe she'd start to come around STAR Labs," he explained. "I don't know, if we're lucky, get bitten by something radioactive, become like a Spider-Person."

When Cisco offered to take Kamilla out for drinks to celebrate her new gig, he glared at Dibney over his shoulder. In response, Dibney pressed his middle and ring fingers to his palms in the classic "thwip" pose and made a web-slinging motion, much to Cisco's chagrin.

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This Spider-Man reference comes just a day after Connor Hawke referred to the Marvel character in "Star City 2040," the latest episode of Arrow. In that episode, he attempted to convince Mia Smoak to join a group of vigilantes using the "With great power comes great responsibility" line, which he then credited to Spidey.

Clearly, there are some Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse fans among the writers for Arrow and The Flash. It is unclear if they coordinated their references to fall within the same week, but the coincidence is notable -- and worth a little chuckle, to boot.

Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy.

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