This is the end, beautiful friend, the end. All that's left of our tour of the Multiverse as seen through the Grant Morrison's Multiversity map its dark side (Darkseid's). I won't get into the Monitor ships pictured on the right side of the map, but if you're wondering where your favorite version of the DC Universe is, it might well have ended up in one of these things' furnace. They're powered by baby universes. Let's get our bearings:
So that's it! At least until Multiversity actually comes out. I'd still like to end this series with a few random thoughts that have been mentioned out there on the Internet about some of this stuff, thoughts I've only now come in contact with:
-Earth-8's DC bullet also looks like the Fantastic Four emblem, so making it a Marvel analogue seems more certain.
-The Crisis on Infinite Earths Online game agrees with attributions like 13(Arcane), 17(Atomic Knights), 19(Gaslight) and 43(Nightmare/Vampire), so it right about Earth-44(Mecha)? Could be an in for Ame-Comi Girls.
-Having the Speed Force surrounded the Earths links the Crises to the Flash in an interesting way. Both the original Crisis and Flashpoint had him breaking the wall, so to speak, and causing damage/turmoil to the Multiverse. His return to life happened in Final Crisis.
-The darker state of the New52 (and each Earth is said to have gone through its own "New52") is apparently due to the lack of Monitor oversight post-Final Crisis. They used to "edit" continuity aberrations.
-Morrison has said his guide book to Multiversity will explain how the map changed over time, from Crisis to Crisis, and across Hypertime.
-In an interview, Morrison mentioned a gay Flash analogue called Red Racer of Earth-36 (a world we've linked to the Super-Friends in these pages; still no closer to a real answer).
-The same interview identifies Dino-Cop as a resident of Earth-44 (I had thought the antediluvian Earth-32).
-Is the Source Wall rainbowy because it's where the various Lanterns take their power?
-The central position of the Rock of Eternity could mark it as a focusing lens for magic, and through it, magic becomes possible on various (if not all) Earths. If this is true, the "House of Heroes" could be another prism through which super-powers are distributed across the Multiverse, and might even be the reason the same heroes appear in various forms over and over again.
-Dan DiDio apparently said on Facebook on March 28th that the Earth-One graphic novels shared a concept, but not a continuity. If it's not the Earth-1 on the map, how about a Golden Age Earth à la original Earth-2? It is literally gold in color. Some have said it might be an as-yet unborn Earth, a universe still only of energy, perhaps awakened followed New Earth's move to Prime position. All-Star Superman is another possibility, but this would seem indulgent.
That went on for a while, didn't it? Just trying to be thorough. Your turn!