Monarch is a comic supervillain that features in DC Comics.
He appeared on New Earth to approach the exiled Forerunner where he offered her purpose and a chance at revenge against her former masters. (Countdown v1 #44) Monarch took her into the Bleed where he revealed he wanted her to train his armies. During this time, he revealed that the Monitors had exterminated her people with Forerunner swearing revenge against the Monitors and vowing to avenge her race. (Countdown v1 #43) He next appeared on the reborn Earth-3 where he recruited the Crime Society into his army. (Countdown v1 #31) Afterwards, he continued his voyages through the Multiverse alongside Forerunner as they arrived on Earth-8. This saw him recruit Lord Havok and the Extremists into his Multiversal army. (Countdown v1 #29) He made a similar offer to Donna Troy, Jason Todd and Kyle Rayner with them refusing with even Lord Havok turning on him as the villain refused to serve anyone. This led to a three way battle with the Crime Society entering into the fray where they sided with Monarch in defeating his enemies. (Countdown v1 #28)
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According to Monarch, the collective of all the Monitors could not even damage his armour. (Countdown v1 #28)
He began gathering an army from across the Multiverse that consisted of the best and brightest. Those that attracted Monarch's attention were given a choice of either joining his fighting force or dying at his hands. (Countdown v1 #28)
- Monarch was created by Archie Goodwin, Denny O'Neil, and Dan Jurgens where he made his first appearance in Armageddon 2001 v1 #2 (October, 1991).
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