It’s harder to think of two things in comics that are tonally further apart than the high art philosophy and folklore of Vertigo Comics‘ seminal Sandman series and the bright, light breeziness of the The CW’s Arrowverse. Well, those worlds have officially collided with the recent Elseworlds crossover which saw a supervillain who–though introduced in Justice League of America Vol. 1 #5 as a vital antagonist to the superteam–has also played a vital role in the cult comic from Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean, and Sam Keith. Yep, Doctor Destiny made an appearance.
Well, he’s a being as old as time itself, who stands at the border between the various universes that comprise the mutliverse, safeguarding them from harm. (You can read our official DC Universe encyclopedia entry on the Monitor here.) Introduced “off camera” in 1982’s New Teen Titans #21, his first full apperance (pictured below) came in 1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths #1
The Arrowverse version of the Monitor, which will debut on the December 9th episode of The Flash, is described thus far as “Mar Novu, an extraterrestrial being of infinite power.”
Deeper meaning or just a fun easter egg during the topsy turvy mixed up Elseworlds ongoings?
The android Amazo was created by scientist Professor Ivo, who became obsessed with immortality. The original Justice League of America (Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and the Martian Manhunter) discover their powers have been drained and appear to be used in the theft of certain long-lived creatures. Attempting to guard the remainder of the creatures and discover the perpetrator, the League is defeated by Amazo.
Oliver Queen may be out of prison, but his troubles have only just begun in Arrow’s seventh season. “Unmasked” finally revealed the identity of the new Green Arrow, and it’s someone with a direct family tie to Ollie – his half-sister Emiko Queen (played by Sea Shimooka).
Who is Emiko, and why does Ollie have another sister he doesn’t know about? Here’s everything you need to know about her comic book history and how she may play into the ongoing direction of the series in 2019.