Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TVCU Legends Beyond the Crisis


The Flash III (Wally West)--Technically, he was called Barry Allen in the Justice League of America pilot, but he had the characteristics of Wally West during the JLI era. Also, Barry Allen died in the Crisis in 1985 and Wally replaced him as the third Flash. Formerly a member of the silver age incarnation of the Teen Titans as Kid Flash. Note that Wally was born in 1950. He was nine when he became Kid Flash. He was 15 when he joined the Teen Titans. He was still appearing with Mr. Jupiter’s Teen Titans as Kid Flash in the 1970s, when he was in his 20s. He still used the Kid Flash name when working with the new Teen Titans in the early 1980s, while in his 30s. Though hardly a kid at that time, he was still pretty immature and certainly lived up to the name. He was 35 when he became the Flash. Wally continued to operate as the Flash when he was over 50, while maintaining a youthful appearance, likely a side effect of the Speed Force. Same member from JLA.

Green Arrow IV (Connor Hawke)--The older son of Oliver Queen Junior.

Hawkgirl (Shayera Thal)--A new Thanagarian police officer who left home for Earth.


1986--From Matt Hickman: The Defenders of the Earth are based in Central City just like the Flash.

1987--IRON MAN # 217--The Griswolds (note spelling is the same as in Christmas Vacation!) go to Disney Land to find it had been closed for the day by Tony Stark. So in my Hulk/Avengers blog post, I have currently placed the Iron Man movies in the TVCU while the comics are in a divergent timeline. And that could work here, placing this in that divergent timeline. However, after nearly four years of the blog, James and I, along with input from other members of the TVCU Crew, have discussed fine tuning some of the mythos, and I'm in the process of doing so. Not coincidentally, James is working on a post regarding the Crisis, inspired by DC Comics' 1985 attempt to refine their continuity, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. In the revised mythos, the Horror Universe take on super-heroes is being adapted, in which the original Marvel Universe characters of the silver age operated from the 1960s to around 1984, then retired, only occasionally returning to duty in dire emergencies. That would place this story as one of those isolated incidents involving Iron Man after retirement. So what of the Iron Man movies, which had been included in the main TVCU? In our new view on alternate realities, the TVCU is part of a Television Crossover Multiverse. The TVCM is a series of divergent timelines (called Hypertime) that all stem from one singular reality, but likely due to time travel interference, splintered off into parallel universes. Since Ash Williams is in the TVCU, and Marvel places Ash's world as Earth-818993, that means that the TVCU is Earth-818993, and the divergent timelines are part of a Hypertime that is also Earth-818993 in the larger Marvel Multiverse. This theory is arrived at in the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, and in the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, it's also demonstrated that the Hypertime of the Horror Universe (aka the TVCU) is likely the same Hypertime of the DC Universe in its post-Crisis era. That was written at a time before I knew that DC had plans to return the pre-Flashpoint DCU in their 30th anniversary Crisis event. DC has now restored their Hypertime concept as canon. But back to Iron Man, if the TVCU is part of the Marvel Multiverse, then the Iron Man movies take place in the same multiverse as the TVCU, in a separate universe designated by Marvel as Earth-199999, or simply the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This means that the Captain America film that references Indiana Jones and the Guardians of the Galaxy movie that references Slither are on Earth-199999. With this chronology, I am redefining the TVCU’s place in the multiverse. I think many of the alternate TV/film versions of DC and Marvel characters are divergent timelines of the TVCU. I believe the TVCM to be a multiverse within a larger megaverse of multiverses which are all part of a larger omniverse. Thus, the DC Megaverse likely contains all previous and current versions of the DC Multiverse and the Marvel Megaverse likely contains all previous and current versions of the Marvel Multiverse, including on-screen versions. And if Marvel ever figures it out, they could still use this to do a Secret Wars movie containing the Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man. Two final notes. One is that for the TVCU, super-heroes operated in secret, more in line with shows like Buffy, Heroes, or Charmed. Second, previously, I had operated under the premise that everything happens somewhere, and only happens in one reality, but on working on both the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia and the Cartoon Crossover Encyclopedia, both meant as parts of the Television Crossover Multiverse, I realized, with a little help from Scooby-Doo, that sometimes it makes more sense for the same stories to possibly have happened in multiple realities. So in the instance of this Iron Man tale, while this singular story takes place in the TVCU without bringing in the entire Iron Man series, it also happens in the Marvel Universe (designated Earth-616) as part of the Iron Man series.

1988--SECRET ORIGINS # 27 “A SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS: THE SECRET ORIGINS OF ZATARA AND ZATANNA” (DC COMICS)--Crosses: Doctor Fate; Faust; Hellblazer; Doctor Occult; Sargon the Sorcerer; Spectre; Deadman; Phantom Stranger; She; Justice League of America; Super Friends; All-Star Squadron; Justice Society of America; Hawkman (silver age); Batman (silver age); Atom (silver age); Green Lantern (silver age); Elongated Man; Hawkman (golden age); Starman (golden age); Flash (golden age); Green Lantern (golden age); Atom (golden age); Sandman (golden age); Johnny Thunder (golden age); Superman (silver age); Flash (silver age); Green Arrow (silver age). Felix Faust captures Zatanna, and as they discuss his motivations, we are told not only the origins of Zatara and Zatanna, but also of Doctor Mist and Felix Faust. This was meant to be the post crisis revised origins of Zatara and Zatanna. However, from pre-crisis to post-crisis, the canon of those characters didn’t really change, and this story really just expands on the older origin without altering it. This story also features the origins of Doctor Mist and Felix Faust, tying the four’s histories together. In the original version of the story, proposed by Jean Marc Lofficier, Wotan was meant to be the main villain. Wotan is from mythology, but this was the version who was an enemy of Doctor Fate. DC had it changed to Felix Faust, an enemy of the Justice League of America. This story conflates Felix Faust with the original Faust. This story reveals that when Zatanna was young, she had an affair with John Constantine. The flashbacks show Zatara as a member of the All-Star Squadron. Zatanna is shown in flashbacks to have worked with many members of the (DC) supernatural community. Doctor Mist is a member of the Global Guardians, first appearing in the Super Friends comic book, but he is based on a character from H. Rider Haggard’s Wisdom’s Daughter. There is a flashback to Zatanna’s original quest storyline. The Justice Society are shown in flashback to the storyline in which they are brought before congress and forced to retire, leading to the end of the golden age of heroes. Zatanna is also shown in flashback as a member of the Justice League of America.

June 1989--Uncanny X-Men # 245--This is a really odd one.  This is actually an unofficial tie in to DC Comics’ Invasion company wide crossover event.  In Invasion, the first strike takes place in Australia.  It just so happens at this time, the X-Men were operating out of Australia, so the writer for X-Men decided to have some fun with this.  First off, they had panels taking place at the Daily Planet, talking about the invasion in Australia, with Perry White and Jimmy Olsen.  But for more fun, the alliance of different aliens depicted were some famous cameos. The alien races depicted included those of STAR WARS, ALIEN, and E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL.  Among the heroes seen defending Australia are the X-Men (of course), Hawkman, and ALF!  Note that Marvel was publishing an ALF comic at the time, and ALF was established to be part of the Marvel Universe when his comic had a crossover with Marvel’s Evolutionary War company wide crossover event.  So as I’ve said elsewhere, while this doesn’t bring in all X-Men stories, a version of the X-Men do exist in the TVCU, and apparently, some variation of the Invasion occured also in the TVCU.  Alien invasions actually happen often in the TVCU, but are contantly covered up by governments and private consortiums.  

Release Date: October 1989 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Hellblazer
Horror Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Dracula (Bram Stoker); The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Invisible Man (novel) (See Notes)
Non-Horror Crosses: Maltese Falcon; Moby Dick; Alice in Wonderland; Peter Pan; Sherlock Holmes; Treasure Island; Oliver Twist; Tarzan; Hamlet; Cyrano de Bergerac; Winnie the Pooh; Lord Dunsany’s Joseph Jorkens; Fu Manchu (See Notes)
The Story: Jerry is a collector of unusual artifacts. Many of these are famed items of history and legend. He’s even gone so far as to start collecting items from other realms. But when he starts collecting items from the realm of fiction, the entities of that realm come after him, and he needs the aid of John Constantine.
Notes: Hellblazer is already in vias a cross with Doctor Who that also had a Lovecraft connection. Hellblazer and the other Vertigo series were only loosely connected to the DC Universe. For the most part, they maintained a separate reality, and instead of operating on “comic book time”, things moved in a normal time frame. Jerry has a copy of Jorkins' notes, the Unaussprechlichen Kulten, and the Necronomicon in his collection (all from Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos). He also has a coffin implied to be that of Dracula and Dorian Gray’s portrait. Additionally, he has the Maltese Falcon and remnants of the ship that chased Moby Dick. From other realms, he has the Mad Hatter’s Hat (from Alice’s Wonderland) and the corpse of the Tic-Toc Croc (of Neverland, as in Peter Pan). Jerry’s shop is in the same town as the Admiral Benbow Inn, meaning they are in Black Hill Cove from Treasure Island. The collector also has other non-cross items from fairy tales and folklore. All the other crosses listed above come from the land of fiction. This is a pocket realty within the Horror Multiverse where imaginary characters exist. This may be the same realm as Imaginationland that is attached to the divergent timeline of South Park.

1989—Constantine, always one to make a quick pound, sells off  Jerry O’Flynn‘s collection to Gideon's Pawn Shop, conveniently planted right in Whitechapel.

1989—Baker Street Graffiti—“Elementary My Dear”; Guy Davis and Vincent Locke

Sharon Ford—a post-Holmes detective, punkishly fulfilling the Master Detective’s prerogative—visits Gideon’s Pawn Shop. In tow, she drags her “Watson,” Susan Predergrast, and her lover, Sam. While shopping for Sharon’s new coat—coincidentally, a ratty old great coat—they’re accosted by a bumbling little ball of a man, shouting “That is not for sale!”

The Holmes tulpa and Sharon play a game of deduction. She concludes he is a barrister; he concludes she is a rock’n’roll star.

The Holmes and Watson tulpas leave without purchasing any of “their” trophies. Sharon, presumably, purchases Holmes’ greatcoat. She proceeds to wear it the rest of the series.

Gideon’s is rich with the refuse from Holmes’ life: Holmes’ jackknife (mentioned in “The Musgrave Ritual”), the infamous cardboard box (“The Adventure of the Cardboard Box”), the blue carbuncle (“The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”), a lock of red hair (The Red-Headed League”), and a number of orange pips (“The Five Orange Pips”). Also among the remainder of Baker Street are the infamous deerstalker and greatcoat, never mentioned by Watson but depicted by Sidney Paget.

Also in the shop, one can find Rosebud, Mad Hatter’s hat residing on a dodo, Dorothy’s shoes, the Maltese Falcon, and a broken-down Dalek.

One wonders if this is how Constantine disposed of Jerry’s memorabilia. Every item, one and all, dumped quick in a low-class pawn shop. This seems especially likely, considering the items present in both Jerry's house and Gideon's Pawn Shop.

[NOTE: According to the introduction amended to the very first issue, Baker Street takes place in an alternate universe where the Victorian age never quite ended: social mores remain the same, dress is consciously Victorian, blimps rule the sky. Yet, save an occasional airship, there’s hardly an indication of this. Everything’s sufficiently modern to place it in the mainline TVCU. Airships may be the mark of the primary mirror universe (otherwise known, in some circles, as “Over There”), but a small number of them are in service in the TVCU as well (See Greatheart Silver, the Ralph von Wau Wau stories, Tarzan at Earth’s Core, and the DC Doc Savage comic book). Additionally, the airship The Hubris is owned by the insane multiversal historian John Hodgeman. Consequently, airships are a small but persistent element in the TVCU business world, especially with recent boosting by environmental groups.]

Aug. 1990--Secret Origins #50 --Dinah Drake Lance, the original Black Canary, succumbs to cancer. Before she dies, the Spectre enables her to regain consciousness long enough to say goodbye to her daughter.

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Release Date: 2004 (See Notes on Setting)
Series: Hellboy (film)
Horror Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Devil’s Backbone; Shambler in the Stars; Ghostbusters; Constantine
Non-Horror Crosses: Pan’s Labyrinth; Pacific Rim
The Story: Hellboy takes on Rasputin.
Notes: De vermis Mysteriis appears, providing a link to Lovecraft and Robert Bloch’s The Shambler in the Stars. That brings in the Hellboy films, both the live action and animated. The film has a contemporary setting, but should be placed in the start of Hellboy’s story in the comics, which was in 1993. Though this crossover only brings in the films, the Hellboy comic book crosses with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, thus bringing in the Hellboy comic. Having both the films and comics in the same reality could be an issue, but I don’t think they are totally incompatible. Likely they are both adventures of the same Hellboy, and occasional inconsistencies could be overlooked with my often used scapegoat excuse about different perspectives. Rasputin was a real historical figure, who like Cagliostro, has been fictionalized to become a powerful evil sorcerer of the Horror Universe. The Jar Babies from the Devil’s Backbone are on display in the BPRD trophy room. The maze of blood that revives Rasputin is the same pattern as Pan’s Labyrinth. In the prologue, the nazis open a portal to the crystal prison of Ogdru Jahad. In Pacific Rim, when entering the other dimension, Gypsy Danger sees the crystal prison. Pacific Rim takes place in a divergent timeline of the Horror Universe. Sammael is identified as a Class Five Entity, based on a system from Ghostbusters. The Spear of Destiny seen in this film also appears in Constantine. The Hellblazer comics have established that the Constantine film takes place in an alternate reality. This film is followed by Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Hellboy 3 (in development at this writing). This film has been referenced as fictional and paid homage to numerous times in other films and on television. It has also been spoofed in The Supermarket.

Sept. 1994--Zero Hour #3--The Justice Society engages Extant, who uses his time manipulation powers to kill the Atom and Hourman, mortally wound Doctor Mid-Nite, drain the power from Green Lantern's power ring, and split Doctor Fate into Kent and Inza Nelson, stripping them of their power and returning them to their chronological ages. NOTE: It is actually the android Hourman who perishes here.

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9.95--Green Arrow v2 #101 --Oliver Queen perishes aboard an exploding plane. His son, Connor takes the Mantle of Green Arrow. NOTE: Queen returns in Green Arrow, v.3 #1, and it's explained in #7-9.

9-11.96--JL: Midsummer's Nightmare #1-3--Dr. Destiny returns, empowered by Know Man (1st app. #3); Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter join together to defeat them. (#3) NOTE: This series implies that a Justice League of some sort currently exists.

E9.97--JLA #9--After defeating the Key, Green Arrow joins.

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11.98--DC One Million #1--DC ONE MILLION--The Justice Legion A: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, Starman, Hourman and Flash John Fox travel back in time to invite the JLA to the 853rd Century, where the original Superman is to return from seclusion. When the JLA are sent to the future, the "Hourman virus" begins infecting the planet. It was planted in Hourman by Solaris, the evil living sun, as a means of prompting his own creation. Montevideo, Uruguay is destroyed by Vandal Savage's rogue Rocket Red unit. NOTE: Flash John Fox first appeared in the Flash 50th Anniversary Special (1990). This Wonder Woman resembles Power Princess of the Squadron Supreme.

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Feb. 1999--JLA #26--The General is teleported to the asteroid belt. The former Ultramarines form the sovereign state of Superbia which floats above the ruined Montevideo. There they establish a new global peacekeeping force. Vixen, Jack O'Lantern III, Goraiko and Knight & Squire III are among those to join them. 1st app.Jakeem Thunder, who discovers Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt in an inkpen. Hourman III arrives from the future to replace J'onn, who's taken a leave of absence.

Mar. 1999--JLA #27--The Atom rejoins the JLA in a trainer's capacity after helping to defeat Amazo. The League discusses adding to their number, and do call in dozens of reservists to combat Amazo. NOTE: Depicted among the reserves are some heroes who have never been members, including Black Lightning, the Creeper and Jade. J'onn uses the identity of Hino Rei, an in-joke; Rei Hino is the secret identity of Sailor Mars from the Sailor Moon cartoon. After this, the JLA appear in Anarky #1 (May 1999).

1999--MILLENNIAL RITES (NOVEL BY CRAIG HINTON)--(December 31, 1999 and the era of the Sixth Doctor and Mel)--Crosses: Doctor Strange; Hellblazer; Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Sherlock Holmes. the Sixth Doctor and Mel arrive in London for the final New Year’s Eve Party of the century, but find the Great Intelligence has created a Y2K bug that will summon Yog-Sothoth and the Old Ones. Several elements of the Cthulhu Mythos are major story elements. This story confirms the the Great Intelligence is Yog-Sothoth. There is a mention of two characters whose descriptions are meant to invoke Doctor Strange and John Constantine. There is also a reference to the All-Consuming Fire. Like Holmes, the Doctor is a man who does not believe in the supernatural, despite encountering it plenty of times. This crossover brings John Constantine, Hellblazer, into the Doctor Who Universe.

Aug. 1999--JSA Secret Files #1 --THE JSA REBORN SAGA--Wesley Dodds sacrifices his life to prevent Mordru (the "Dark Lord") from learning the identity of the next incarnation of Doctor Fate. Wesley's grief-stricken former ward, Sandy Hawkins, discovers that he has inherited Wes's prophetic dreams. Nuklon adopts a costume reminiscent of the original Atom's uniform and the name Atom-Smasher. Speed Saunders' niece Kendra becomes Hawkgirl II. Black Canary meets Jared Stevens (Fate) and Sentinel lectures the new Star-Spangled Kid about the JSA's history. NOTE: Mordru's 1st post-Crisis appearance is Amethyst v.3 #1. "Atom-Smasher" was Nuklon's code name in Kingdom Come; it's another term for the cyclotron, the alias of Nuklon's grandfather, Terry Curtis. Jack Knight's adventures with the JSA all occur between the panels of Starman v.2 #61. In Sandman Mystery Theater: Sleep of Reason (2007), Wes' death is said to be 1999, two years after Dian's death in Afghanistan.

July 2000--SUPERMAN & BUGS BUNNY--Mr. Mxyzptlk of the TVCU discovers the Looniverse and the Dodo. Both the Dodo and Mxyzptlk create chaos for both realities, causing Bugs and his friends to work with the Justice League of America to stop the two mischief making god like beings. (One of my favorites. It worked incredibly well playing both groups of characters in their normal character. The best parts were watching the Martian Manhunter meet Marvin the Martian, watching the Flash find that he's slower than both the Road Runner and Speedy Gonzales, and watching Tweety single handedly take down a giant robot being controlled by the Toyman. This series also revealed that the stories in the Looney Tunes cartoons that take place in the past, such as when Bugs and Yosemite Sam are knights, actually take place in the past, and that these are not the same characters from the present. They are ancestors.)

December 20, 2000--JLA VERSUS PREDATOR (DC AND DARK HORSE COMICS)--Crosses: Superman (Modern Age/Post-Crisis); Batman (Modern Age/Post Crisis); Green Lantern; Martian Manhunter; Plastic Man; The Flash; The Atom; Aquaman; Wonder Woman (Modern Age/Post Crisis); Legion of Super-Heroes. The Justice League find themselves challenged by Predators who are altered to have the same powers and abilities (and equipment) as the Earth heroes. This story is a follow up to the previous encounters between Superman and Batman and the Predators. The Justice League here is not the same team from the “silver age“ of heroes. That team disbanded in the 1980s, and this team was recently formed. The incarnation in this story consists of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, the Flash, the Atom, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman. As explained in previous entries, this is the third Superman and Batman. The Green Lantern here is Kyle Rayner, who has also fought the Alien xenomorphs. The Martian Manhunter and Plastic Man of this story could be the same versions from the silver and golden age stories, as they don’t age like normal humans do. The Flash here is Wally West, who should still be old at this point. Perhaps the Speed Force kept him preserved. The Atom here is Ray Palmer, who also should be too old, unless his metagene also kept him preserved. And the Aquaman and Wonder Woman here could be long lived unaging heroes, or generational. The alien Dominators also appear in this story, who originated as villains in the Legion of Super-Heroes.

2001—Doctor Who Magazine #311—"Character Assassination"; Scott Gray, Adrian Salmon, & Elitta Fell
The Master arrives in the Commonwealth (Land of Fiction), demanding to be admitted to a gentleman's club for villains. They demur, whiteballing him as unstable. The Master, always petty and always angry, exterminates the lot.
As with Deadpool's later, marginally more successful attempt on fictional lives, all murdered tulpas revert back to their canonical form shortly after their death. While in the Commonwealth, the Master encounters or murders (in order): Captain Nemo, Robur the Conqueror, the Phantom of the Opera, Dr. Moreau, Dracula, Fu Manchu, the Invisible Man, Captain Hook, Shere Khan, Mr. Hyde, Raffles, and Professor Moriarty. Smee and Long John Silver are mentioned.

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John Constantine already encountered the Fu Manchu and Invisible Man tulpas in 1989. The Captain Nemo and Dr. Moreau tulpas would revive to be murdered, again, in 2013. Presumably the Professor Moriarty tulpa escaped captivity when Ghostbusters closed down.

2001--ELECTRA WOMAN & DYNAGIRL--From Matt Hickman: So apparently in 2001 they made a pilot for a series where Electra Woman is a washed up super heroine. Why is this important? Well, Aquaman appears and Flash, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are all mentioned as real people.

Justice League Unlimited (2001 - Present)

  • The League is restructured to consist of core members Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Hawkgirl.
  • Additionally, virtually every known costumed hero is recruited as a member, in the same tradition as the All-Star Squadron. As with the All-Stars, not all heroes participate in each mission. Instead, missions are conducted by specifically assigned task forces.
  • This roster is based on the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series as well as the team seen in Young Justice and The Batman.

January 2006--DRAWN TOGETHER--"Ghostesses in the Slot Machine"--

  • It turns out the house is on an Indian burial ground, and the ghosts open up a casino.
  • Some of the mice who associate with SPEEDY GONZALES take a job shaving Toot's back.
  • Marge Simpson is playing the slots at the casino.  Marge has a gambling addiction as seen in THE SIMPSONS.  Meanwhile, Homer Simpson is at the strip club that Foxxy opens.
  • Ling-Ling is pulling a rickshaw with FAT ALBERT as his passenger.
  • Dr. Bruce Banner and his alter ego THE HULK are accountants.  This is not the TVCU or Marvel versions.  I believe that the Marvel cartoons of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s are all in the Looniverse.
  • Captain Hero's team, the League of Heroes, appear.  One member is Ethan Hawkman.  I believe this was the Looniverse counterpart of Ethan Hawke who somehow merged with the essence of the TVCU Hawkman during the Crisis.
  • MARMADUKE is mentioned in a newspaper headline.


June 2006--Infinite Crisis #7 --Heroes grieve for Superboy. Metropolis explodes into metahuman war. Bane kills Judomaster. Prometheus kills Deadline. Black Adam beheads Amazo. Superboy-Prime kills Grundy, Mongrel, Geist, Razorsharp, Ballistic, Nightblade, Baron Blitzkrieg, Charaxes and Major Disaster. The Supermen burst in to save the day, taking on Doomsday. Dr. Light has regained her powers. Superman (Kal-L of Krypton II) confronts Alex Luthor finally, but is overcome by Superboy. Bart Allen returns, having grown several years and wearing his grandfather's uniform. He claims that he was the only Flash to be able to return to help against Superboy. Superboy heads for Oa, hoping its destruction will restart the universe. En route, he blasts Zauriel and Breach (who turns into Captain Atom). Looker and Technocrat may have been caught in this blast. Alex Luthor blasts Nightwing. The Lanterns merely slow Superboy, who kills Galius Zed and a Lantern that looks like Tellus. Batman confronts Alex, picking up a gun, and fires, but the gun is empty. Wonder Woman enters with a sword and throws it down. In a way, they're even now. A building collapses and buries Alex. The Supermen take Superboy into a kryptonite field, which doesn't affect him as much, they continue to head straight through Krypton's sun, and crash land on Mogo. All of them find their powers diminished. Superman (Kal-L of Krypton II) dies from the battle after saying goodbye to Power Girl, Superman III (Clark Kent Junior) is left powerless among kryptonite and Superboy is taken captive by the Lantern Corps. Many of the heroes who were in space disappear. A boy on a beach finds a lantern (that of the Tangent universe Green Lantern). Bart hands over the Flash mantle to Jay again, saying that Wally and Linda disappeared with their twins. the Speed Force is destroyed and Bart's power is gone. Jay retains his metahuman speed. Alex Luthor is found by Lex and the Joker, who is still bitter about being ignored. Joker kills him. Diana, Clark and Bruce meet in Gotham. Clark is powerless, Diana sets out to find herself, and Bruce plans to take Rick and Tim on a trip of rediscovery. Final page foreshadows things to come. On Oa, Superboy plots a way out of his green prison. 32 Lanterns died. 50 now guard him. NOTE:When this story was collected in trade paperback, the clicking sound of Batman firing the gun was removed.

18 Jan. 2007--Smallville--Justice--The Green Arrow sends out for reinforcements and Bart Allen, a.k.a. Impulse, Arthur Curry (Aquaman) and Victor Stone (Cyborg) return to Smallville to help him take down LuthorCorp's secret lab called 'Project 33.1'. During a break-in at the LuthorCorp facility, Bart is captured and tortured by Lex for information to who hired him. Clark sets off to rescue him but is felled by kryptonite. An alarmed Chloe goes to Oliver for help, and the newly formed "justice league" springs into action to rescue Clark and Bart. Meanwhile, Oliver painfully decides to break up with Lois, feeling that his dedicating to justice is more important, but he leaves out that information from her.

October 2007--SOUTH PARK--"Imaginationland"--The boys discover Imaginationland. This is actually simply a portion of the Looniverse where Anomaly sometimes teleports real beings from the multiverse due to the nature of the Looniverse and it's Tulpa state. Thus, we can consider this a major crossover event. In Imaginationland, the Council of Nine (the true leaders of the land) are:

  • Aslan the Lion (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Gandalf the Grey (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
  • Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Jesus Christ (The Bible)
  • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) Characters from Star Wars have also appeared to interact with people from Quahog, Rhode Island and Springfield, but the anomaly often pulls people randomly through time and space and then returns them with no memory of what happened, so it's uncertain if these people were pulled from Imaginationland or from a galaxy far far away.
  • Morpheus (The Matrix)
  • Popeye (Popeye)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Zeus (Greek Mythology)

The other good guys are:

  • Astro Boy (Astro Boy)
  • Baby Mario (Mario)
  • Boo Berry
  • Br'er Rabbit
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Care Bear (Care Bears)
  • Captain Planet
  • Cheetara (Thundercats)
  • Cinderella (Cinderella)
  • Count Chocula
  • Crest Toothpaste
  • Dorothy and Toto (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Franken Berry
  • Franklin (Franklin)
  • Garuda (Buddhism/Hinduism)
  • Gizmo (Gremlins)
  • God (The Bible)
  • Mad Hatter (Alice's Adventure in Wonderland)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Mr. Clean
  • Mr. Tumnus (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers)
  • Orko (He-Man)
  • Pacman (Pacman)
  • Perseus (Greek Mythology)
  • Peter Pan
  • Puss in Boots (Shrek 2)
  • Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Rapunzel
  • Rickety Rocket
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle (The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show)
  • Ronald McDonald (McDonald's Restaurant)
  • Scarecrow (the Wizard of Oz)
  • Silver Surfer (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
  • Smurf
  • Smurfette
  • Snarf (ThunderCats)
  • Strawberry Shortcake (Strawberry Shortcake)
  • Super Best Friends
  • Super Mario (Mario series)
  • Superman
  • The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
  • The Flash
  • The Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Twinkie the Kid (Mascot for Twinkies)
  • Voltron (Voltron)
  • Wild Thing (Where The Wild Things Are)
  • Waldo (Where's Waldo?)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)

And the bad guys:

  • Akuma/Gouki (Street Fighter II)
  • Sagat (Street Fighter)
  • Bluto (Popeye)
  • Bowser (Mario series)
  • Br'er Fox
  • Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
  • Cards (Alice's Adventure in Wonderland)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (Creature from the Black Lagoon)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Flying Monkeys (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Frankenstein (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein)
  • Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Goro (Mortal Kombat)
  • Headless Horseman (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Orc (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Predator (Predator series)
  • Pinhead (Hellraiser)
  • Sinistar
  • The Minotaur (Greek Mythology)
  • Venom (Spider-Man)
  • Wario (Mario series)
  • The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)
  • The White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • The Wolfman
  • Tripod (War of the Worlds)
  • Xenomorph (Alien series)

2008-1010—Warehouse 13--Season Two; Episode Two: "Mild Mannered"--During an establishing shot in the Warehouse, Thor's Hammer, the Penguin's Umbrella, Green Arrow's bow, and Wonder Woman's magic lasso can be seen. Since this episode was entirely based around the idea of superheroes in the real world, the identification of the artifacts is assured. This is not an issue for the Penguin or Green Arrow. Technology changes and surely older versions of their signature gadgets would end up in the warehouse. But we must ask ourselves, how did Thor’s Hammer and Wonder Woman’s lasso arrive here?

Release Date: May 2010 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Hellblazer
Horror Crosses: A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Story: John Constantine finds his friend is keeping Sid Vicious in his closet. And that’s just the beginning.
Notes: Hellblazer is in the Horror Universe via this and a few other crosses within this book. In this issue, John’s wife, Epiphany, does the Freddy voice and then mentions who she was trying to imitate, to which John responds that he never met him. This seems to make clear that while Fred Krueger is famous in pop culture, he’s also a real person.

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30th Century--STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES--The Enterprise Crew and the Legion are both from different realities. Since we’ve established a Trek cross already, let’s presume that the Enterprise comes from the Doctor Who Universe and the Legion from the Television Crossover Universe. The Earth Empire of the temporarily amalgamated reality under the rule of Vandal Savage have a collection of time machines from DOCTOR WHO, BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, THE FLASH, PRINCE OF PERSIA, STAR TREK, STARGATE, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, VOYAGERS, RIP HUNTER, BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE TIME TUNNEL, TIME AFTER TIME, THE TIME MACHINE, and TIME COP.



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CARTOON UNIVERSE-16-Young Justice--features alternate versions of the Atom, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold

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CARTOON UNIVERSE-23-Brave and the Bold animated series--features alternate versions of Rip Hunter, Firestorm, the Atom, Captain Cold, Heat Wave

CARTOON UNIVERSE-27-Mad--features alternate versions of Captain Cold

CARTOON UNIVERSE-28-Robot Chicken--features alternate versions of Firestorm, Captain Cold


Earth-0 (also known as Prime Earth and New Earth)--Characters from DC Comics’ main continuity--Shares a similar history with the previous amalgamated Earths. This Earth was created by merging Earth-0, Earth-13, and Earth-50 from the previous Multiverse in the wake of the Flashpoint event. First appeared in Flashpoint # 5 (August 2011).

Earth-One--Pre-Crisis--DC's Silver Age heroes, including the original Justice League of America: Police scientist Barry Allen as the Flash; test pilot Hal Jordan as Green Lantern; Thanagarian Katar Hol as Hawkman; scientist Ray Palmer as the Atom; and Clark Kent (Kal-El), who as a teenager became Superboy before his career as Superman. The default Earth for most of DC's comics during the time the original Multiverse construct was in use, Earth-One was by far the most populated and widely explored, and it retained dominance over the other four worlds which merged with it during the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline. The DC Universe's "official" continuity post-Crisis took place on a merged Earth-One, as the Crisis revealed that this universe had been the core reality until the rogue Guardian Krona fractured reality at the dawn of creation, creating both the Multiverse and the Antimatter Universe. First described as a distinct Earth in Flash (vol. 1) #123 (September 1961), first named in Justice League of America (vol. 1) #21 (August 1963). First appeared in More Fun Comics #101 (January 1945).

Earth-Two--Pre-Crisis--DC's Golden Age heroes, including the Justice Society of America, whose careers began at the dawn of World War II (concurrently with their first appearances in comics): Chemistry student Jay Garrick as the Flash; radio engineer Alan Scott as Green Lantern; archaeologist Carter Hall as Hawkman; pint-sized powerhouse Al Pratt as the Atom; and Clark Kent (Kal-L), who began his career as Superman as an adult. Politically, Earth-Two was different from the Earth-One template modeled after Earth-Prime. For example, Quebec was an independent nation autonomous from Canada,South Africa had abolished apartheid sooner, and the Atlantean countries of Poseidonis and Tritonis were ruled by a queen, not a king, their inhabitants displaying surface-dweller features and no capacity for underwater survival, as the Atlantis continent had been raised to the surface (the model was the Atlantis seen in Golden Age Wonder Woman stories). First described as a distinct Earth in Flash (vol. 1) #123 (September 1961), first named in Justice League of America #21 (August 1963). First appeared in New Fun Comics#1 (February 1935).

  • 2001 to 2006--JUSTICE LEAGUE--A new League is formed.  The team is Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern John Stewart, the Martian Manhunter, and Hawkgirl. 
  • On JUSTICE LEAGUE episode "Kid Stuff", the team are turned into children.  Green Lantern John Stewart as a kid tries to make a disguise and ends up looking like Steve Urkel.

Earth-50--Post-52--The Wildstorm Universe, featuring characters such as Mister Majestic, Gen13, WildC.A.T.s and the Authority. These metahumans are strongly interventionist. Numbered in 52 Week 52 (May 2007), this Earth supposedly correlated with the Wildstorm Comics titles following their internal continuity reboot entitled “Worldstorm”. Merged with Earth-0 in the wake of the Flashpoint event. First appeared in Wildcats (vol. 4) # 1 (September 2006).

Earth-462--Infinite Crisis--Wonder Woman, Per Degaton, Baron Blitzkrieg, Captain Nazi, and the original Teen Titans (Robin, Speedy, Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Wonder Girl). A Golden Age planet still locked in World War II. In very obscure cameos, Wonder Woman is Cathy Lee Crosby (who starred in the Wonder Woman pilot movie) and Wonder Girl is Debra Winger (who appeared as Wonder Girl on the 1970s television series). The remaining Teen Titans (Speedy, Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash) were all depicted in militaristic uniforms. Merged with Earth-154 by Alexander Luthor during Infinite Crisis. First appeared in Infinite Crisis #6 (May 2006).

Earth 1001--Numerical designation by John Wells. Smallville, Birds of Prey, Aquaman, Bruce Wayne, Blue Beetle, Batman OnStar commercials. A world where the infant Kal-El came to Earth in the midst of a meteor shower that permanently altered the lives of Jonathan and Martha Kent, Lana Lana, Lex Luthor and others. The near future of this Earth will sport adventurers such as Batman, Batgirl, Black Canary and Darkstrike. Batman's daughter eventually allies with Oracle (previously Barbara Gordon/Batgirl) and Black Canary's daughter as Birds of Prey. Numerical designation by John Wells, from Smallville: the Comic #1. The Birds of Prey comic book adaption of the tv series was announced, but placed on indefinite hold following the cancellation of the series. First appeared on Smallville.

Earth 1278--Numerical designation by John Wells after the month and date -- December, 1978 -- that Superman The Movie had its theatrical release. The Flash, Human Target, Batman Diet Coke, Swamp Thing, Superman, Superman II, Swamp Thing, Superman III, Supergirl, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, The Return of Swamp Thing, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Steel, Catwoman, The Vigilante. The home of the theatrical incarnations of DC's heroes as shown in comic book adaptations. First appeared in The Vigilante.

Earth-Prime was originally used and named by DC Comics back in the 1960s.  The Flash of Earth-1, who is known historically as the first to travel the multiverse, though that's not actually accurate, accidentally found himself in the world where he was a fictional character published by DC Comics, and even met the DC Comics staff.

Ivan & Northstar
The Green Lantern & Flash
The worlds of comic book superheroes exist as alternate realities to the TVCU, as evidenced by the duplication of many characters from those worlds in the TVCU (such as Superman and Spider-Man). Versions of Ivan Schablotski exist in these worlds as well. Certain crossovers have taken place involving Ivan and characters from Marvel or DC that do not exist in the TVCU, meaning that Ivan exists on at least one Marvel Earth) and at least one DC Earth), or else the TVCU Ivan has traveled to these realities, or that these characters do also exist in the TVCU. Thus far no evidence exists to support any of these theories.

New Earth (also known as Earth-0)--Infinite Crisis--Characters from DC Comics’ main continuity--After the destruction of Alexander Luthor’s Multiverse Tower in Infinite Crisis, the parallel Earths that had been created were merged into a new single world dubbed “New Earth”. New Earth remained the core reality of the DC Multiverse until the events of Flashpoint. New Earth is a composite of the pre-Crisis Earth-One, the pre-Crisis Earth-Two, the pre-Crisis Earth-Four, the pre-Crisis Earth-S, the pre-Crisis Earth X, and the Dakotaverse. Merged with Earth-13 and Earth-50 in the wake of the Flashpoint event and had its history rewritten as a result, creating The New 52. First appeared in Infinite Crisis # 6 (May 2006).

The New 52--The Flashpoint story arc ended with a massive change to the Multiverse; to what extent it’s entirely new, and to what extent it’s as it was formed in the wake of 52, has not fully been established. Some worlds, like Earth-1 and Earth-23, appear to be entirely untouched, while others, like Earth-0, Earth-2, and Earth-16, have changed drastically. In July 2014, a map of the Multiverse was released, in promotion of Grant Morrison’s The Multiversity series.

TVCU-3--The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film)--Reality of the second Spider-Man film series and its expansions.  Also the home of Smallville, Birds of Prey, the Aquaman pilot Mercy Reef, some ONstar commercials featuring Batman, and the West Wing.  


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Finally, I'll end this with the TVCU Crew Review.  Here are a sampling of posts from our Facebook forum regarding the Arrowverse and Legends of Tomorrow.  Some of these posts make for great discussion, but offer up theories that unfortunately cannot count for valid crossovers.

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Hey, do you like talking about the Arrowverse and other comic book adaptations to screen that aren't part of the main TVCU timeline? I've got a group for that.
109 Members
Ivan Ronald Schablotski's photo.

I wonder if Boris Karloff’s THE MUMMY character Imhotep might be the same person as the T.V. Vandal Savage. Of course, some details were changed, perhaps for copyright reasons. Imhotep was buried alive. Could Helen Grosvenor have been one of Chay-Ara’s incarnations? Did Chay-Ara and Khufu best him at some ancient time and bury him alive? Since Savage is immortal, perhaps they had no choice.
Note how Savage can be revived even from a single cell. The gods are active in the T.V. D.C. universe. Helen prayed for Isis to save her. The statue of Isis raised its arm to destroy the Scroll of Thoth, making Imhotep dust. The Scoll of Thoth must be another of those artifacts that power or can kill Savage. Imhotep had some psychic abilities, like causing a heart attack to a victim by willing it. Savage can’t do that, but maybe they change depending on what artifact is near him. Note his psychic ability to sniff out the interlopers at the weapon auction even though Chay-Ara and Khufu were not among them.
Please feel free to shoot this full of holes or laud it as you see fit.

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Guillermo Del Toro wanted to use the TV Constantine for Justice League Dark, as well as connect the film to the rest of his universe, which would have connected the Arrowverse to the Horror Universe/TVCU. (I still would have left the Arrowverse as TVCU4.) But he has dropped out of the project. Now the film will likely instead be part of the DC Cinematic Universe. frown emoticon

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Time travelers, when they jump through time, mess things up. Nature abhors time travel and tries to right itself. This must be what is going on in the D.C. television universe. But the time stream is muddied.
We have Bruce Wayne as a kid, with his current adventures setting up the 1966 Batman (Fish Mooney destined to become the unexplained black Catwoman!). Col. Klink shows up, un-aged after 20 years, in 1966 Gotham City! This explains Western outlaw Shame, the Archer and Ma Parker, Sam Stone, of FELONY SQUAD (was he smitten by Dr. Cassandra Spellcraft when he consulted on using alchemy for time travel?). They are chronologically displaced.
Thus, Batman's enemy Ra's al Ghul was instead drawn to menace Oliver Queen. Clock King, originally Green Arrow's enemy, menaced Batman. Roy Harper and Speedy are now 2 different people, Black Canary of Earth 2 has died, here, now on Earth 1, precipitating her sister to take over. Teen Clark Kent has only recently left Smallville. He encountered the displaced Justice Society.
Weirdly, James Gordon already has a grown daughter! Huntress is a grown woman, despite her parents still being kids! Where is Carolyn Lance, the Black Canary? Hawkgirl is here with no Hawkman. Perhaps she not an alien but an ancient Egyptian? Supergirl is here without having been in space for years after Krypton exploded. Rip Hunter, I'm looking at you.

Hey you guys, I'm currently researching the various fictional Stark families in the hope of writing combined history of them. But I'm sure I've missed a few, and I call upon you all to send me your Starks.
Here's the ones I have so far:
* Tony and Howard (Iron Man films)
* Ned Stark and family (The Song of Ice and Fire)
* no-first-name Stark (Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith)
* Dan Stark (The Good Guys)
* James Stark (The Sandman Slim books by Richard Kadrey)
* Clinton Stark (7 Faces of Dr Lao film)
Who have I missed? (Oh, and so far, I've managed to figure out how to connect all of these except for James and no-first-name Stark).

Updated with Twisted Metal
TransFormers Canon
Vector Sigma
The Prime Spark
The Thirteen original Transformers, including:
Vector Prime
Nexus Prime
The Fallen
Maccadam's Old Oil House
Marvel comics
The Living Tribunal
MojoWorld Residents(Mojo, Spiral, Longshot, Arize, Major Domo, Minor Domo, Warwolves, , Quark,Jackson)
The Shadow King
The Time Variance Authority
Time Keepers?
Time Twisters?
The M'Kraan Crystal
The Negative Zone
DC Comics
Maggie Mxyzptlk
Nosyarg Kcid
Miss Gsptlsnz
Mister Mxyzptlk
The Limbo Cell?
Time Trapper
Marvel/ DC
The Brothers
Star Trek
Species 8472
Captain's Table
Stephen King's Dark Tower Multiverse:
Jack Sawyer
Randall Flagg
the Crimson King
Dragon Ball Franchise
Supreme Kais(Old Kai,Grand Supreme Kai,Northern Supreme Kai,Eastern Supreme Kai,Kibito Kai,Western Supreme Kai,Southern Supreme Kai,Supreme Kai of Time)
Gods of Destruction(Beerus and Whis)
Cudley the Cowlick
Dimension X
Stump and Sling
Soul Series
Soul Edge
Soul Calibur
Hack Slash
Mary Shelley Lovecraft?
Evil Dead/Army of Darkness
Necronomicon Ex-Mortis
Hell(Same for every reality)
Cthulhu Mythos
Elder Gods/Great Old Ones,
Randolph Carter
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
The Ancients(Ulyaoth,Xel'lotath, Chattur'gha,Mantorok)
Legacy of Kain
Elder God
Kamen Rider Franchise
Kamen Rider Decade
The Plutonian?
Terminator Series
Public Domain
Jenny Everywhere
Extreme comics/Maximum Press/Awesome Comics/ Arcade Comics
Szasz, the Sprite Supreme
the Supremacy
GrimJack Universe
Savage Dragon universe
The Void (implied to be the same place as The Negative Zone and Dimension X)
Atop The 4th Wall
The Entity
The King Of Worms
Dungeons & Dragons
The Lady of Pain
World Serpent Inn
Michael Moorcock's Books
Eternal Champion
Kiss Comics
The Destroyer Cult
The Unholy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
First Evil
Brian Keene Books
The Thirteen
BioShock Universe
Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite
Zachary Hale Comstock Of The Earth Where Rapture was built (Used to have Counterparts but BioShock Burial at Sea reveals that Following the Events seen in BioShock Infinite they are the only Versions left in the Multiverse)
Magic the Gathering
The Planeswalkers all of them
Nightmare Cafe
The Nightmare Cafe?
Sentinels Of The Multiverse
Realm of Discord
The Block
The Final Wasteland
Twisted Metal Franchise
Mr. Ash?

The multiverse comprises countless parallel universes, diverging timelines, and alternate dimensions. For most individuals, existence is perceived within just one of these. A single being may have endless…

Well let's see who we got Wonder Woman,Super Girl,Ms Marvel, Not Sure, Zatanna,the Silk Spectre,Phoenix,Witch Blade,Not Sure,Judge Hershey, Death, Tank Girl,Liz Shreman,Black Canary,Mary Marvel,Pyslocke, Robin,April O Neil, Dark Phoenix,Invisabile Woman,Punk Storm,BatGirl and Thor

While the amazingly valuable and popular Black Mask Studios comic We Can Never Go Home, written by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon, with pretty gorgeous art by Josh Hood is in reprints for issues 1, 2, and 3 in shops currently, Rosenberg let slip that there have been some changes to the reprin…

Kevin McHargue, Adam Stockman, Kris Ampela, Tom Zilla, Tim Stellmach, Jeremy, Greg Morrow, Shagg Matthews, Juan, Charles and Jeff O'Hare

Final Notes:  So even though this was really fun to put together, and even though the super-hero stuff is very popular with our readers, I'm getting a bit burnt out on it, and so this is the last comic book type post I'll be doing for a while.

I want to get back to my happy place.  Even though I'm currently in the process of writing two books, the Cartoon Crossover Encyclopedia and Television Crossover Universe:  Worlds and Mythology Volume II, I want to take a break from time to time to come back to the website and post about TV crossovers.  I'm planning on tackling next Saved by the Bell and then the Live Action Nickverse.  I know the Hannah Montana/Disney post wasn't that popular, but I had a lot of fun writing it, and I need to do some stuff here still that is fun.  

After that, I'm not sure what I want to write about, but I'm open to suggestions.  If there is a series you'd like to see me cover, let me know in the comments section below or post in our Facebook forum, which you can find here.  Just please don't suggest any cartoons.  I'm currently writing a very large book about cartoon crossovers, and I don't want to give too much away beforehand.  

Robert E Wronski Jr.

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