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Crisis on Infinite Earths,parts 1-5!
The Arrowverse isn’t Just a Name Anymore
The “Arrowverse” is the nickname given by fans to all the DC Comics based shows on the CW produced by Greg Berlanti. This is simply because they are all spun off from
All the DC Comics CW Shows Now Take Place On The Same Earth
As a result of Oliver Queen and the Anti-Monitor fighting each other at the Dawn of Time, a new Multiverse emerged. In this new Multiverse, the destroyed Earth-1 and Earth-38 (home of Supergirl and Superman) merged to become Earth Prime. Also a part of Earth-Prime is Black Lightning’s Earth, which was previously separate. Which means that Supergirl and Superman and all their associated characters have now always lived on the same world, and only those heroes who were at the Dawn of Time remember their previous lives or that their personal history has changed. How this changed history has yet to be laid out.
Superman and Lois Have Kids, Plural
As part of the changed history of this new Earth, Clark Kent and Lois Lane have more than one child. We saw their infant son Jonathan during the
The DCEU is Officially Part of the Multiverse
The big complaint from certain segments of fandom is that the MCU is a cohesive whole; the DC properties are a big unconnected mess. That all changed when Ezra Miller’s DCEU version of the Flash met Grant Gustin’s Flash while in the Speed Force in a jaw dropping cameo. In fact, during their brief meeting, we get the impression the CW speedster is the one who gave DCEU Barry his superhero name! While it’s unlikely we’ll ever see a massive crossover between the DCEU and the CW world, this one scene cements, yes, it’s all connected.
Lex Luthor is a Good Guy (But Not Really).
When Supergirl’s Earth merged with Earth-1, its history changed. One of those changes was that the Jon Cryer version of Lex Luthor is viewed as a benevolent figure, and even receives the Nobel Peace Prize. The DEO is now a division of LuthorCorp, and he apparently a proponent and supporter of both Supergirl and Superman. Of course, Luthor was at the Dawn of Time with the heroes; he certainly remembers his previous evil ways, so this is no doubt a giant con on his part. This will all no doubt unfold on
The Arrowverse Has a Justice League Now
At the end of the episode, the surviving main heroes of the Crisis meet in an old abandoned STAR Labs warehouse. There they have a trophy case containing the fallen Green Arrow’s costume. Flash unveils a round table with a shield and star on it, just like the one the comic book version of the Justice League has. And on every seat at the table, an emblem of each hero is visible on it. This is another nod to the JLA of the comics. This essentially means that Flash, Superman, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, White Canary, Batwoman, and Black Lightning are the seven founders of this world’s Justice League
Ok, so they don’t actually say the words “Justice League,” but the implication is pretty clear. Although they said they will only meet in this new HQ for world shattering emergencies, it seems the CW finally has a “world’s greatest heroes” team of its own. And the warehouse wear they meet? it looks exactly like the Hall of Justice from the old Super Friends cartoon, and we even hear a snippet of the old Super Friends theme song. And we even get a reference to Gleek, the space monkey. Can the Wonder Twins be far behind?
The New Multiverse
Just Because Oliver Queen managed to merge several Earths into one, it doesn’t mean the Multiverse is gone. It seems that a new Multiverse formed, and it looks more or less like the old one…with some tweaks. Earth-96 was a version of the
The upcoming new CW series
Maybe the biggest surprise is that the Earth from the 2011