The latest Supergirl promo features our first look at the Elite, Manchester Black's new super team. The threat of their combined power is imposing enough for the Girl of Steel to call upon her own super-powered allies to fight alongside her.
Based on the iconic Superman storyline of the same name, “What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?” will see Manchester Black and Menagerie joined by their new ally The Hat (Louis Ozawa Changchien) to take down Supergirl and her allies. While their targets will most likely include the Children of Liberty and their recently-released leader Ben Lockwood, the promo hints that the Elite will also come after Kara's sister Alex and J'onn J'onzz. Per the promo, one battle will pit the Elite against the combined force of Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Brainaic-5 and rookie superhero Dreamer.
"You have the Elite. I have Super Friends," Kara declares, in a nod to the classic DC Hanna-Barbera cartoon.
The comic book storyline pitted Superman's moral code against a ruthless team of super-powered vigilantes who regularly used lethal force. The story was also adapted into the 2012 DC Animated film Superman vs. The Elite. Supergirl's disagreements over Manchester Black's manipulative and often lethal tactics has been a constant source of tension in the current season, so it should be no surprise if his teammates share his disregard for human (and alien) life.
Airing Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers.