HBO Max’s Titans in DC Multiverse With Grant Morrison Cameo

Call it the continuation of the DC CWs Crisis on Infinite Earths, If you want. This week’s episode of the HBO Max series Titans-titled “Dude, where is my Gar,‘ which both delights and infuriates me – took Gar “Beast Boy” Logan (Ryan Potter) on a brief journey into the current DC Multiverse, from live-action to animation to real life, the last of which coincidentally the home of brilliants is comic book creators Grant Morrison.

A little background: fFirst, here’s how Beast Boy got a glimpse of these different Earths. He is associated with red, a multiversal force that binds all animal life together, just as green does with all plant life (seen in the ephemeral swamp thing TV series) and not dissimilar to the Speed ​​Force of the Flash. As such, Gar is able to step into his primal connection between the universe and gain glimpses of the other worlds out there.

There he finds a delightful montage of various DC characteristics, most of which were also part of Crisis on Infinite Earths miniseries. The sequence started with the Flash of Arrowverse but also included glimpses of the above swamp thing TV Series, Shazam by DCEU, Kleinvilleis dr Fate, the beastman Hero Freedom Beast (formerly introduced in Dude, Where’s My Gar), and the beast boy from the Teen Titans go! Cartoon. Gar also hears voices from other universes, including Pa Kent from 1978 superman Movie, Harley Quinn from her self-titled animated series and three Jokers – Jack Nicholson batman ’89Joaquin Phoenix out jokerand Cesar Romero from the 1960s Batman TV series.

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There are only three universes that contain unique footage, the first being Gar’s encounter with the CW’s Stargirl, played by Brec Bassinger, of course. It’s fine, but the second is an intriguing and hugely satisfying performance by Grant Morrison, who has written over a million amazing comics and created the concept of Red for DC. What makes it infinitely better is this Morrison stares Beast Boy through the portal and says, “I can see you.” This is a reference to Morrison’s Run On beastman, one of their earliest DC series, and a metatextual reference to a famous metatextual scene in which the real life Morrison also spied on a fictional creation and said the same line. As icing on the cake, the sketchbook they’re holding contains a rough drawing of the DC Multiverse they designed for them multiversity Comic series of events in 2014.

The final cameo is the most confusing. When Beast Boy tells Red to take him back to his family (meaning his found family, the Titans), he instead spits him out at Doom Manor, where he is discovered by the Doom Patrol Cyborg (Joivan Wade) of the TV series. This could mean two things, because canonical Titans And Doom Patrol take place in different universes, which is also confirmed by the Crisis miniseries. This is despite the fact that the Doom Patrol premiered for the first time an episode of the first season of Titans, played by the same actors who later portrayed her in her television series. This has been explained by saying that these two universes only have remarkably similar teams… but Cyborg never made an appearance Titansonly Doom Patrol. So do they Titans The universe also has a double of Wade’s Vic Stone? Maybe because this Vic recognizes Beast Boy. But the Doom Patrol The universe could also have a remarkably similar Beast Boy, which would explain why this cyborg is back in (or still in) his armor.

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This mystery gets infinitely messier this week Titans The episode also revealed that Niles Caulder, creator of the Doom Patrol in both realities, was responsible for killing Gar’s parents in his quest for immortality. And let’s not forget that, in the Titans In reality, Beast Boy was a member of the Doom Patrol for a time. Do the show makers have a plan that involves both universes? Does all this take place in the Titans-Verse? Or are they just playing fast and loose with continuity because it’s the final seasons of both shows and they want to have fun?

I would like to posit this scenario: wWho cares? Maybe it’s just a little fun. In addition, the entirety of the stream The live-action DC Multiverse is nearing completion. Titans has only three episodes left, and Doom Patrol is on his last legs. The Arrowverse officially ends when The Lightning does, which also only has three episodes left. And we all know the DCEU was flushed down the toilet. It just doesn’t matter what happens to the canon of the current multiverse, because it dies as surely as if there had been another crisis. And when it is born again, it is overseen by James Gunn.

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Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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