Access is a Marvel and DC character that is in charge of preventing the universes from merging into one. He was a teenager living in New York who came across an old bum in an alley, who protected what seemed to be a cardboard box but was actually a portal between the universes. He revealed that Access was next in line to bear the powers and responsibilities of being The Access. This happens because they were originally one universe that split in two when The Brothers first fought; certain fragments of the original universe remained. The box was one of them—Access was another.