Who is the Monitor?
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.”
Source: DCUniverse App
“Hours after the sky turned red, the Flash and his allies fought the Reverse Flash. The ensuing street battle caused the most destruction this city has ever seen. It was not until the Flash and Reverse Flash disappeared in an explosion of light that the chaos ceased. But in the years following the crisis, accounts only grew more contradictory. Some eyewitnesses remember dozens of other heroes present, including Green Arrow, Batwoman, and Elongated Man. Others remember heroes thought lost in time, like The Atom, or from other worlds, like Supergirl. Some even contend they saw Reverse Flash leading an army of “shadow demons.”
the universe is a complex piece of machinery and balance must be maintained. One change requires another. How would you propose I keep the balance?
THE TRIGGER TWINGS [via ComicVine.com]
Before the Crisis on Infinite Earths changed the DC Universe, there was a pair of twins named Wayne and Walt Trigger. Their story takes place in the Old West. During this time, Walt goes on a series of adventures and his twin brother, Wayne, would dress in similar clothing. Wayne even had a twin of his brother’s horse and so would cover for him. They appeared in Weird Western Tales as Black Lanterns and were there during the Crisis on Infinite Earths
After the First Crisis, two people Tad and Tom Trigger, who are unaware they are twins and had never met, decide to rob the same bank. They both see each others faces and are surprised that they look-a-like. They decide to team up and finish the robbery themselves. They later begin to work for a local numbers runner after he talks them into working for him. The duo then begins to kill the man’s enemies.
Their next appearance was in Gotham City which spelled bad luck for them because Azrael was filling in for Batman after Bane broke Batman’s back and had upgraded the Bat Suit to shoot sharpened bat blades and mounted the gloves with razor sharp claws. The Twins started by robbing a train loaded with money but Azrael arrived and stopped them.
Later, a blonde female criminal rescues them and claims that she is their sister and needs their help. This turns out to be a ruse so that she could pull a heist at a wild west Gotham City tourist attraction. Robin and the new Pow-Wow Smith and Nighthawk defeat them.
Final Crisis and Beyond
The Trigger Twins appear as one of the army of villains that attack Metropolis in the Battle of Metropolis. An army of superheroes come in and battles the army of villains. In the ensuing chaos, the Trigger Twins are shot and killed from a roof top by the new Vigilante and Wild Dog.
The Blackest Night
During The Blackest Night, the bodies of the Trigger Twins were raised by a pair of black power rings and became Black Lanterns.
Elsewords |The Trigger Twins
Hoping to see Diggle as a Green Lantern
Sooooo the robot being named Amazo…
being created by a company called IVO….
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.