Emma Trujillo ‘20/ Comic Book Staff Writer
Let’s take a look at this week’s easter eggs in the CW superhero line-up.
Supergirl 2×4 “Survivors”
M’gann’s cage fighting name is Miss Martian. In the comics, M’gann M’orzz fights crime under the name Miss Martian.
Winn comments that Mon-el could jump, “buildings in a single bound.” This references the adage that Superman can leap buildings in a single bound.
Draaga the fighter that Supergirl defeats. Draaga in the comics is a fighter for Mongul on the planet Warworld. Mongul collects champions to fight for him.
Roulette is a comic book character created by Geoff Johns and appearing in JSA Secret Files #2 in 2001. The character runs an underground fight club for superhumans called the House. She has no superpowers but is a genius at odds and gambling.
At the end of the episode, it is revealed that M’gann is a White Martian. The White Martians waged war against the Green Martians on Mars. In the comics, M’gann’s parents sent her to Earth when the civil war broke on on Mars to protect her. She is a White Martian who hides as a Green Martian to protect herself in the books too.
The Flash 3×5 “Monster”
The new Wells stumbles over Wally’s name and calls him Walter while handing him coffee. Walter West in the comics is an alternate version of Wally West. When Walter’s wife, Linda Park, is murdered he gets driven mad by grief and kills any criminal he sees. He gets the name Dark Flash and ends up on the wrong side of the law.
Barry tries to take down the monster by doing “Empire.” This is exactly what goes down in Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man takes down Ant-man by copying what Luke Skywalker does in Empire Strikes Back. The Flash is digging at Civil War.
Arrow 5×5 “Human Target”
Human Target or Christopher Chance appears in this episode as an old friend of Diggle’s who can change his appearance. The character appeared in Action Comics #419 and has had two TV shows centered around him on FOX and ABC.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 2×4 “Abominations”
One of the slaves notices Vixen’s amulet and calls her a warrior of the Zambesi. Zambesi is the fictional nation where Vixen and the amulet originate from the comics. The amulet was created to protect the innocent in the country.