I really don't like the "graphic novel" approach that more recent seasons of these shows have been doing. Started with Arrow season 6, then season 7, and now it's been brought to The Flash and partially to Batwoman and Supergirl, and I'm really just not here for it. These shorter stories don't have enough time to explore the themes and characters in a realistic way that's satisfying. It's pretty evident that this isn't really working out, either, considering most people hated Arrow season 6, and Flash S6 and 7 haven't been beloved either, I kinda think they need to drop this structure.
I'm especially concerned about the upcoming "graphic novel" for The Flash. You're telling me they're going to be able to bring in Jay, Nora, Godspeed, and... a certain someone leaks have spoiled back into the show for this graphic novel while also introducing Bart and then also juggle the characters we already have? It just feels messy. This next third of season 7 is going to have a Cisco-centered episode, Allegra-centered episode, and seemingly another Caitlin/Frost-centered episode along with the stuff they're already planning, and I just don't see it working out - though I would love to see it work.
Maybe that's just me, though. I always thought people were overreacting when they criticized some seasons for "dragging out" a story by having one villain for the whole season. I think that structure works, though, it builds the villain as a threat and we get to see how it affects all the characters through the filler episodes. Just don't think the graphic novels have enough time for any of that.