Story Arc: The Dreamer

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Speculation

References to The Dreamer occur across at least eight titles. The story primarily takes place in Nightmare World, which also contains the first appearance of The Dreamer. The story also crosses over into the following:

America's Finest Legacy #81 - Appearance of Dark Hero in art on two cards that also reference this issue. "Thokk!"; Dark Hero.
Fanatic #14 - Appearance of the Illusory Demon in art on two cards that also reference this issue. Sacrosanct Martyr; Illusory Demon.
Freedom Five #299 - Appearance of the Macabre Specter in art on two cards that also reference this issue. Throat Jab; Macabre Specter.
Freedom Five Annual #4 - Appearance of the Treacherous Ape in art on two cards that also reference this issue. Lightning Reflexes; Treacherous Ape. This issue is also referenced on Onboard Module Installation, but the art on that card could refer to almost any time.
Mind Over Matter #43 - Appearance of the Toy Master in art on two cards that also reference this issue. Demoralization; Toy Master.
Transmission of Honor #6 - Appearance of the Granite Oni in art on two cards that also reference this issue. Hoist Chain; Granite Oni.
Virtuoso of the Void #17 - Appearance of the Grotesque Arachnoid on its own card references this issue. Grotesque Arachnoid.

It could be theorized that the existence of The Dreamer event as singular in nature, combined with six different issues that have double references for the same monsters was intended to demonstrate to players that art has value in attempting to discern history.