8 Golden Age Characters Who Should Appear In The Arrowverse

Legends of Tomorrow

The unfortunate side effect of two separate DC superhero universes running alongside each other on different mediums – the DC Extended Universe and the crop of TV shows known as the Arrowverse – is that they often can’t use the same characters. The TV series, in particular, have many of the big DC heroes off-limits. This could be seen as a major weakness, but thankfully, the Arrowverse has managed to turn it into a strength.

Rather than adapting the big hitters (with the possible exception of The Flash), the Arrowverse regularly showcases lesser-known characters from the comics. Most of these are long-running or half-forgotten characters who originated in DC’s early years, the so called Golden Age of Comics. These include Black Canary, Atom, Jay Garrick, Hawkman and Vandal Savage.


This trend looks set to continue as the universe goes forward, too, especially after the introduction of Golden Age super-team the Justice Society of America in Legends of Tomorrow’s season finale.

So, on that note, let’s take a look at eight more Golden Age creations who should appear in the Arrowverse at some point in the near future.