Crisis On Infinite Earths reached its halfway point with episode 3. More cameos, Easter Eggs, and Comic references to be found.
OBLIGATORY SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t seen the episode or read the comic, turn back now. Or else abandon all hope of avoiding spoilers.
- Huntress from the short-lived 2002 Birds Of Prey series was reprised by Ashley Scott. Like most of the other cameos, she was in it just long enough to get anti-mattered.
- Lucifer Morningstar was played by Tom Ellis, who has been playing the character for several seasons in Lucifer.
- John Wesley Shipp reprised his role as the Earth 90 Flash
- Ralph calls the gathering of heroes an “All-Star Squadron”, which is a team made up of various DC Comics characters throughout the years.
- Lex Luthor mentioned using the Book Of Destiny could drive one mad “as it did to Deegan”. Dr. Destiny, aka John Deegan, was the main adversary in last year’s Elseworlds crossover.
- Obviously, Earth 666 is a nod to the general evil associated with the number 666, hence why it was the fitting Earth for Lucifer Morningstar.
- Lucifer Morningstar himself is from DC Comics, first appearing in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series.
- Lucifer mentions owing Constantine one after “what he did for Maze”. Maze/Mazikeen is also in the comics and portrayed by Leslie-Ann Brandt on TV.
- Lucifer tells Diggle he reminds him of his brother. That is Amenadiel, an angel in the comics who is played by actor D.B. Woodslide on Lucifer.
- When Earth 90 Barry Allen died, he had a vision. It was a scene from the 1990 Flash series which John Wesley Shipp also played Barry. The woman he saw was Amanda Pays’s character Tina McGee.
- The Anti-Matter Cannon did play a major part in the comics series. However, it was the reverse of how it was depicted in the show. Barry famously sacrificed himself to destroy it rather than run to keep it operating.
- Earth 96 Superman explained the black in his symbol was how hope can lift one from the darkness. In the Kingdom Come series, he adopted the black in remembrance of Kansas, which was all but wiped out.
- Lyla/Harbinger killed Monitor, as she did in the comics. However, in the comic, she attacked Monitor from behind with no other heroes present.
- There were surviving Earths in the final act of the comic, whereas in this adaption the Multiverse was destroyed.
- Pariah sent the characters to the Vanishing Point rather than the Limbo universe depicted in the comics. Also, it was Monitor himself who sent the remaining Earths. Not just the characters.
- Neither Superman died in the comic version. This is exactly the opposite of this episode, as both Earth 38 and Earth 96 seemed to die.
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