Appearing in "The Blood-Soaked Sands"Edit
- Eve of Shadows (Earth-13) (First appearance)
- Nightshade (Earth-4) (Death)
- Female Shade - Source Earth is unspecified (Only appearance; dies)
- Superman (Earth-30)
- Christopher Kent (Earth-16) (First appearance)
- Jay Garrick (Earth-2)
- Johnny Quick (Earth-3)
- Lia Nelson (Earth-9)
- Diana Trevor (Earth-34) (First appearance)
- Diana Prince (Earth-18) (First appearance)
- Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-21)
- Hal Jordan (Earth-5) (First appearance)
- Hal Jordan (Earth-12) (First appearance)
- Bruce Wayne (Earth-32)
- Theodore Kord (Earth-33) (First appearance)
- Daniel Garrett (Earth-39) (First appearance)
- The Scarab (Earth-26) (First appearance)
- Ray (Earth-10) (First appearance)
- Apollo (Earth-50)
- Ray (Earth-6) (First appearance)
- Starman of the Black Planet (Earth-48) (First appearance)
- Starwoman (Earth-7) (First appearance)
- Starman (Earth-17) (First appearance)
- Quantum-Storm (Earth-37) (First appearance)
- Captain Atom (Earth-38) (First appearance)
- Robin (Earth-37) (Death)
- Batgirl (Earth-37) (Death)
- Steve Trevor (Earth-21) (Only appearance; dies)
- Firestorm (Earth-12) (First appearance)
- Brigadier Atom (Earth-13) (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Blood-Soaked Sands"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
- The other unnamed characters that were obliterated by Monarch are Earth-26 (animal) Teen Titans, alternate Firestorms, alternate Batgirls and Robins with one pair appearing to be based on Batgirl and Robin Thrillkiller while the other Robin matches the appearance of his Pre-Crisis Earth-Two counterpart, an alternate Lobo, Ultraa, L.E.G.I.O.N from the Legion Elseworld story L.E.G.I.O.N. 90210, Justice Society of America members (Mister Terrific I, Black Canary I, Hourman I, Doctor Mid-Nite I) from JSA: The Liberty Files, and JLA members (Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, and the atom) from what resembles to be from the universe of JLA: The Nail.
- This issue also shipped with a retailer incentive variant cover illustrated by Dale Eaglesham and Mick Gray.
- Includes DC Nation editorial #90 by Dan DiDio which is only two sentences as a prelude to a larger commentary.
- Superman (Earth-31)'s conversation with the President of his reality shares some traits with the real-world Ronald Reagan, as it is suggested from the reference of the unseen President asking if Superman would like a reward of jelly beans, a favorite confectionery to the then President.
- The evil Shade who appears in the former Starman series is a man though here is reconfigured into a female version who is shocked at the true ruthlessness of her Earth-13 counterpart who casually pulls the female Shade's head off of her body to win the tournament. Though The Shade's world is unspecified, but is likely possible that she is actually a female version of Shade from the gender-reversed world of Earth-11.
- The aftermath of the Arena fight between the Batmen was previously shown in Countdown to Final Crisis #20.
Links and ReferencesEdit
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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