Monday, February 27, 2023

Crossover Cover: Too Much Time


The time traveler Waverider views the future of the members of Justice League International’s European branch to determine whether one of them will become Monarch, the tyrant that rules over his native year of 2001. Said future involves a mishap sending them to various time periods, past and future, where they meet DC heroes of those eras. The armored Russian hero Rocket Red (Dmitri Pushkin) finds himself in Arthurian England, where he joins the Knights of the Round Table. Dmitri toasts one of his fellow knights, “To you, my friend! Is good Russian name, Ivan! But from where do you get this Chinese last name, ‘Ho’?” The Elongated Man winds up in 1895 London, where Professor Moriarty becomes entangled in his malleable body. Later, he attends a party, where an irate Sherlock Holmes accuses him of sheer luck in capturing his archenemy. With very rare exceptions, superhero teams such as Justice League Europe are not included in the Crossover Universe. Further cementing this story outside CU continuity is the fact it is part of a company-wide crossover event called Armageddon 2001. Lastly, Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe takes place during the reign of Richard the Lionheart, not King Arthur.

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, to be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

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