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The Arrowverse crossover casts a huge DC character and is dubbed Elseworlds… exciting!

September 29th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Looks like The CW are planning on going massive with this year’s Arrowverse crossover, which is saying something because last year’s was one of the best three hours ever put on TV, especially for comic fans.

So, what’s the plan? Well, The Last Ship and Sons of Anarchy and LaMonica Garrett has been cast as The Monitor, one of the cosmic characters from the DC Comics and one of the pinnacle character in the Crisis on Infinite Earths story.

Garrett will be playing Mar Novu, an extraterrestrial being of infinite power known as the Monitor. The Monitor was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez as part of DC Comics’ 50th Anniversary.  Mr. Pérez will be illustrating a sketch of the Monitor that plays a prominent role in the crossover’s story.

So the character will be based directly on the designs of George Pérez? Now THAT’S fan service!

On top of that, the crossover has been confirmed as having been dubbed Elsewords:

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“While the Monitor is most associated with Crisis, he actually made his first comic book appearance in 1982’s NEW TEEN TITANS #21, a full three years before CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1. A cosmic being birthed on the lifeless world of Oa after the creation of the Multiverse, the Monitor holds great power and near-infinite knowledge of the Multiverse. His history is pretty complex, and was made further complicated by 2006’s INFINITE CRISIS and 2008’s FINAL CRISIS. However, his most noteworthy characteristic may be that he has a “twin.” The massively destructive Anti-Monitor was born at the same time as the Monitor, and it was the Anti-Monitor’s attack on the DC Multiverse and the Monitor’s attempts to stop him that form the heart of Wolfman and Pérez’s classic miniseries.”

This is a big game changer for The CW series as, while the multiverse has always been a thing in it, it means that anything goes.. we could see Gotham By Gaslight Batman or Red Son Superman… which is curious as Supergirl is doing the Red Son story in the new season.

Plus, it’s nice to see the Elseworlds logo back… it was a big part of being a comic fan in the 90s.

Let us know your thoughts, gang…

Source: DC Comics

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….