I like it how as of late DC Entertainment stopped Nolanizing all their comic book properties–at least on television, at any rate. Not every character is Batman, and it’s good to see that they’re finally embracing the more fantastical aspects of many of them.
It’s a trend that began with The Flash, moved into Arrow, and seems to continue with Supergirl and the upcoming DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
I know who the individual characters are, but little about their particulars, though I think that making Rip Hunter a time-traveling Brit–whether or not he is in the comics–isn’t particularly a good move, especially since there’s a much better known British time traveller on television as of late.
And he’s not part of the DC Universe.