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The DC Multiverse is a fictional continuity construct that is used in DC Comics publications.


Original multiverse


Traditionally, the "numbered" Earths were spelled out as words rather than with numerals—e.g. "Earth-Two" not "Earth-2"—in part to avoid confusion between similar-looking numerals and letters in hand-lettered text. This convention was disregarded in Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it became common practice to refer to the various Earths with numerals instead. Infinite Crisis reverted to the original practice, but 52 and Countdown have referred to the alternate universes with numerals.

Designation Era Inhabitants Notes First Appearance
Earth-Zero Infinite Crisis Earth-Zero is populated by Bizarro versions of various DC characters.
  • Earth-Zero's only appearance was in a single panel in Infinite Crisis #6. It is an homage to Bizarro World, with its population of Bizarros and cubical shape. The original Bizarro World was not a parallel Earth, but another planet that existed in the same universe as Earth-One.
  • One of the proposed names for the post-Zero Hour DC Universe after a somewhat definitive timeline was established.[1]
Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
Earth-One Pre-Crisis DC's Silver Age heroes, including the original Justice League of America: police scientist Barry Allen as the Flash; test pilot Hal Jordan as Green Lantern; Thanagarian Katar Hol as Hawkman; and scientist Ray Palmer as the Atom.
  • The default Earth for most of DC's comics during the time the original Multiverse construct was in use, Earth-One was by far the most "populous" and widely explored, and it retained dominance over the other four worlds which merged with it during the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline. The DC Universe's "official" continuity post-Crisis took place on a "merged" Earth-One, as the Crisis revealed that this universe had been the core reality until the rogue Guardian Krona fractured reality at the dawn of creation, creating both the Multiverse and the Antimatter Universe.
  • First described as a distinct Earth in Flash #123 (1961), first named in Justice League of America #21 (1963).
More Fun Comics #101 (1945)
Earth-Two Pre-Crisis DC's Golden Age heroes, including the Justice Society of America, whose careers began at the dawn of World War II (concurrently with their first appearances in comics): chemistry student Jay Garrick as the Flash; radio engineer Alan Scott as Green Lantern; archaeologist Carter Hall as Hawkman; and pint-sized powerhouse Al Pratt as the Atom.
  • Politically, Earth-Two was distinctly different from the Earth-One template modelled after Earth-Prime. For example, Quebec was an independent nation autonomous from Canada, South Africa had abolished apartheid sooner, and the Atlantean countries of Poseidonis and Tritonis were ruled by a queen, not a king, their inhabitants displaying surface-dweller features and no capacity for underwater survival, as the Atlantis continent had been raised to the surface (the model was the Atlantis seen in Golden Age Wonder Woman stories).
  • First described as a distinct Earth in Flash #123 (1961), first named in Justice League of America #21 (1963).
New Fun Comics #1 (1935)
Earth-Three Pre-Crisis Crime Syndicate of America, evil versions of the Earth-One heroes (Ultraman, Superwoman, Owlman, Power Ring, Johnny Quick); the heroic Alexander Luthor; and briefly, Alexander Luthor, Jr.
  • History was "backwards": American Christopher Columbus discovered Europe; Britain won its freedom from the United States; President John Wilkes Booth was assassinated by actor Abraham Lincoln; the United States flag's colors were reversed: black stars on a red field, with alternating blue and black stripes; and all superheroes are supervillains and vice versa.
Justice League of America #29 (1964)
Earth-Four Crisis on Infinite Earths The former Charlton Comics heroes: Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, Nightshade, Peacemaker, The Question, Thunderbolt (Peter Cannon), and Judomaster.
  • This Earth was introduced at the beginning of Crisis, and disappeared less than a year later.
  • Named in Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 (Apr. 1985)
Yellowjacket #1 (1944)
Earth-Five Pre-Crisis Bruce Wayne.
  • Transported by the Phantom Stranger to a universe with no Krypton and no superheroes, the Earth-One Batman prevents the murders of the Earth-Five versions of his parents and inspires this Earth's Bruce Wayne to grow up to become Batman.
  • Named in Absolute Crisis On Infinite Earths (2006)
"To Kill a Legend" Detective Comics #500 (1981)
Earth-Six Crisis on Infinite Earths Lady Quark, Lord Volt, and their daughter Princess Fern.
  • Earth-Six is apparently ruled by a royal family of superheroes (Lord Volt is referred to as the king, and he mentions his family's reign over Earth). On this Earth, America lost the Revolutionary War, and technology appears to have advanced more rapidly than on Earth-One. Earth-Six was destroyed in Crisis with only Lady Quark surviving.
Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 (June 1985)
Earth-Seven Infinite Crisis Dark Angel, an evil analogue of Donna Troy.
  • The Anti-Monitor saved Dark Angel, just as the Monitor had saved her counterpart Harbinger. The only known survivor of Earth-Seven, Dark Angel escaped the compression of the Multiverse to torment Donna Troy across several lifetimes.
DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #4 (2005)
Earth-Eight Infinite Crisis Breach (Tim Zanetti), Firestorm (Jason Rusch), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), and Huntress (Helena Bertinelli).
  • Home to DC characters created after Crisis on Infinite Earths, as revealed in a interview with Infinite Crisis writer Geoff Johns.[2]
Infinite Crisis #5 (2006)
Earth-Eleven Pre-Crisis "Tin" (possibly Tintin).
  • Home to "Tin," a man who may be one and the same as Tintin. A nuclear war devastated this Earth in 1966.
  • Named in Absolute Crisis On Infinite Earths HC (2006)
Teen Titans Spotlight #11 (1987)
Earth-Twelve Pre-Crisis The Inferior Five: Awkwardman, Blimp, Dumb Bunny, Merryman and White Feather.
  • This Earth may have been home to other comedic superheroes published by DC. Additionally, references within the series pointed to versions of Justice League members having existed in that universe.
  • Named in Oz-Wonderland War #3 (1985)
Showcase Comics #62 (1966)
Earth-Fourteen Post-Crisis Unknown
  • This Earth has never been depicted; the only reference to it is a comment about a purple butterfly being an "Earth-14 species".
Animal Man #24 (1990)
Earth-Fifteen Pre-Crisis Stone Giants.
  • Named in Absolute Crisis On Infinite Earths (2006)
Justice League of America (vol. 1) #15 (1962)
Grant Morrison's Earth-Seventeen Post-Crisis Overman
  • An Earth based around the "grim n' gritty" stories of the 1980s, the heroes of this universe were actually part of an experiment created by the government. The inhabitants of this Earth were Overman (Superman's counterpart), who went mad and destructive after contracting an STD, a black and muscular Wonder Woman, an unnamed Flash, and a punk style Green Lantern.
  • Grant Morrison identified this world as Earth-17, unaware that the number had already been used.[citation needed]
  • Overman made an appearance in Infinite Crisis #5.
Animal Man #23 (1990)
Post-Kirby Earth-Seventeen Pre-Crisis New Gods.
  • Also the world where all pre-Crisis non-Kirby Fourth World tales took place according to Mark Evanier's speculation in the text page of New Gods (reprint series) #1.
First Issue Special #13
Earth-25G Infinite Crisis Unknown
  • One of three Earths named by Alexander Luthor in Infinite Crisis in his search for the perfect Earth; no information is provided.
Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
Earth-Twenty Seven Post-Crisis Angel Mob, Animal Man (deceased), Batman, B'wana Beast, Envelope Girl, Front Page, Green Cigarette, Human Vegetable, Notional Man, and Nowhere Man.
  • Home of variant versions of Animal Man, Batman, and B'wana Beast and historical divergences such as Hitler's hanging for his war crimes and Edward Kennedy's drowning at Chappaquiddick. The American government is corrupt and extremely right-winged.
  • The Buddy Baker of the Post-Crisis Earth could only exist in this universe in the body and mind of that universe's Buddy Baker, and could only leave by killing himself/his parallel self.
  • Named in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Animal Man #27 (1990)
Earth-Thirty Two Pre-Crisis Almost exact counterparts of Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Carol Ferris, and others.
  • After Carol Ferris professed her love for Hal Jordan instead of Green Lantern and accepted his marriage proposal, he eventually figured out that he had somehow shifted into a parallel universe, which he compared to the home of the JSA and labeled Earth-32.
Green Lantern #32 (1964)
Earth-61 Elseworlds Barbara Gordon (Batgirl/Robin), Detective Duell (Two-Face), Hayley Fitzpatrick (Harley Quinn), Richart Gruastark/Dick Grayson (Robin), Bianca Steeplechase (Joker) and Bruce Wayne (Batman).
  • A world where Barbara Gordon and her boyfriend Richart Graustark become Batgirl and Robin in 1961 and fight against corrupt cops and other establishment types led by the white-faced Bianca Steeplechase, who later kills Richart. Gotham Police Detective Bruce Wayne, who has been framed for murder, then becomes Batman and Barbara later assumes the Robin mantle while seeking revenge for her lover's death.
  • Bruce Wayne's family lost their fortune during the Great Depression, and Wayne Manor is now owned by Barbara Gordon.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Batgirl & Robin: Thrillkiller (1997)
Earth-86 Pre-Crisis The Atomic Knights, Hercules, Kamandi, and One-Man Army Corps (OMAC).
  • An Earth that was ravaged by an atomic war in the year 1986.
  • Named in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Strange Adventures #117 (1960)
Earth-96 Elseworlds Older versions of the Post-Crisis heroes.
  • A future timeline, in which Superman has been retired for ten years, following events which severed his ties to humanity. In order to deal with a new, often lawless generation of heroes, Superman reforms the Justice League, a gathering of power which concerns a non-powered group of humans led by Lex Luthor.
  • Named in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Kingdom Come #1 (1996)
Earth-97 Elseworlds Characters shown in the "Tangent Comics" 1997 event.
  • The Tangent characters were radically re-envisioned solely on the basis of the existing DC trademark.
  • Named in Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
DC's "Tangent Comics" fifth week event.
Earth-154 Pre-Crisis Superman Jr. (Clark Kent Jr.) and Batman Jr. (Bruce Wayne Jr.), the Super-Sons, younger versions of their superhero fathers.
  • The sons of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and Bruce Wayne and Kathy Kane try to live up to or surpass their father's legacies, but usually end up arguing or causing trouble. Their final appearance in World's Finest (#263) claimed the Super-Sons stories were merely computer simulations. The Super-Sons also appeared in the 1999 Elseworlds 80-Page Giant.
  • This Earth is also identified as Earth-E and its name was given by Mark Gruenwald in Omniverse #1, 1977, and it was also used to explain transitional elements in Superman and Batman stories of the 1950s. The Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Index and Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover Index called this Earth-2A and Alternate Earth-2 respectively.
  • Merged with Earth-462 by Alexander Luthor during Infinite Crisis.
  • Named in Infinite Crisis #6 (2006).
World's Finest Comics #154 (Dec. 1966)
Earth-162 Pre-Crisis Superman Red & Superman Blue.
  • An Earth home to Superman Red, who married Lana Lang and Superman Blue, who married Lois Lane.
  • Named in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Superman (vol. 1) #162
Earth-172 Pre-Crisis Batman, Legion of Super-Heroes, and Superman.
  • An Earth where Bruce Wayne was adopted by the Kents and became Clark's brother, soon joining him as the crimefighting team of Superboy and Batboy, later emigrating to Gotham where Clark Kent becomes employed at the Gotham Gazette. As Batman, Wayne eventually relocates to the Legion of Super-Heroes' 30th century.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
World's Finest #172
Earth-178 Pre-Crisis Superman as Nova.
  • An Earth where Superman lost his powers and adopted the identity of Nova.
  • Nova made a post-Crisis appearance in Infinite Crisis #5.
  • Named in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths.
World's Finest #178
Earth-247 Post-Zero Hour Home to the 1994 incarnation of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
  • Home to a version of the Legion that had updated, modern names like "Live Wire" instead of "Lightning Lad", and interacted with the inhabitants of the 20th-21st Century post-Zero Hour Earth.
  • This universe was destroyed by several alternate versions of the Fatal Five and Superboy-Prime's tampering. It later reappeared in Infinite Crisis #6.
  • Named in Infinite Crisis #6 (2006).
  • Named after Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958), the comic which features the Legion's first appearance.
Legion of Super-Heroes #0 (1994)
Earth-276 Pre-Crisis Captain Thunder.
  • Home of Captain Thunder, a thinly-veiled copy of Captain Marvel that Superman fought soon after DC's '70s Captain Marvel revival (this story helped lay the groundwork for the eventual Superman vs. Shazam oversized tabloid comic of 1978).
  • Named in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Superman #276 (Jun. 1973)
Earth-387 Pre-Crisis Supergirl
  • An Earth where no divergences in history have occurred, except that every inhabitant of the planet Earth are lycanthropes.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Adventure Comics #387
Earth-395 Elseworlds Kal, Sir Bruce of Waynesmoor, King Arthur, Merlin, Morgan La Fey, Mordred, Lady Loisse, Jamie, Talia al Ghul, Ra's al Ghul and Baron Luthor.
  • An Earth where Kal-El landed in medieval England and forged the sword Excalibur from the metal from his spacecraft.
  • Sir Bruce of Waynesmoor, a.k.a. the Dark Knight, fought against Mordred and Ra's al Ghul until he was ultimately sealed in Avalon alongside King Arthur until they were awakened in World War II.
  • Despite the fact that the two stories took place on the same Earth, they do not take place side-by-side.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis of Infinite Earths (2006)
Superman: Kal
Earth-462 Infinite Crisis Depicted: Wonder Woman, Per Degaton, Baron Blitzkrieg, Captain Nazi and the original Teen Titans (Robin, Speedy, Kid Flash, Aqualad and Wonder Girl). Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
Earth-494 Elseworlds Alfredo, Capitana Felina, Captain Leatherwing, the Laughing Man, and Robin Redblade.
  • Home to Captain Leatherwing, a pirate who fought alongside Capitana Felina against the insane pirate the Laughing Man.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Detective Comics Annual #7 (October 1994)
Earth-898 Infinite Crisis Western heroes. Depicted: Jonah Hex, Bat Lash, Scalphunter, El Diablo, Nighthawk and Cinnamon I. Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
Earth-1099 Elseworlds Catwoman, Batman, Two-Face (Darcy Dent), Killer Croc, Commissioner James Gordon
  • An Earth where a heroic Catwoman fought crime in Gotham City and married Bruce Wayne, unaware that he is actually the evil murderer Batman.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham #1 (1999)
Earth-1191 Elseworlds Batman, Dracula, James Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, the Joker, Two-Face, Killer Croc, and Catwoman.
  • An Earth where Batman fought against Dracula and was subsequently turned into a vampire. He would later go insane and try to kill all his enemies, until finally being killed by James Gordon and Alfred Pennyworth.
  • Named in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Batman and Dracula: Red Rain (1991)
Earth-1198 Elseworlds Darkseid, Kal-El.
  • The rocketship containing the infant Kal-El diverted from its path to Earth and landed on Apokolips, where the tyrant Darkseid raised him and used him to help conquer the planet Earth, until Kal-El rebelled against him.
  • Designated as canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Superman: The Dark Side #1 (1998)
Earth-1289 Post-Crisis Batman, Robin, Riddler, Harvey Dent.
  • An Earth where Batman and Robin fought the Riddler on their first formal case and where Harvey "Two Face" Dent was ultimately rehabilitated.
  • Designated as canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Comics Revue #41.
Earth-1863 Elseworlds Abraham Lincoln, Superman.
  • An Earth where Kryptonian Atticus Kent, a.k.a. Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman, ended the Civil War in the year 1863 and prevented the assassination of president Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre.
  • This Earth has ties to the Lone Ranger.
  • Designated as canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Superman: A Nation Divided
Earth-1889 Elseworlds Batman, Jack the Ripper.
  • An Earth where Batman began his career in 1889 and fought against Jack the Ripper, who turns out to have been the one who orchestrated the deaths of his parents.
  • The very first published Elseworlds story.
  • Designated as canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
Earth-1927 Elseworlds Clarc Kent-Son (the Super-Man), Lutor, Bruss Wayne-Son (the Nosferatu), Diana (the Blue Amazon). Superman's Metropolis (1996)
Earth-1938 Elseworlds Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Martians.
  • An Earth where Clark Kent died to save the world from the invading forces of Mars in the year 1938.
  • World War II never occurred on this Earth, as Adolf Hitler was killed by the Martians in 1938.
  • The Clark Kent of this universe has the powers and costume of the Golden Age Superman.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Superman: War of the Worlds #1 (1999)
Earth-3181 Infinite Crisis Unknown
  • One of three Earths named by Alexander Luthor in Infinite Crisis in his search for the perfect Earth; no information is provided.
Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
Earth-3898 Elseworlds Superman, Batman.
  • A world where Superman and Batman started their careers in the 1930s, and started families that would follow in their superhero footsteps all the way to the 30th Century.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Superman & Batman: Generations #1 (1998)
Earth-9602 Post-Crisis Amalgamated DC/Marvel Comics characters including Super-Soldier (Superman/Captain America)[citation needed], Dark Claw (Batman/Wolverine)[citation needed] and JLX (Justice League/X-Men).[citation needed]
  • A head to head battle with DC and Marvel characters for the survival of their universe ended in a draw and both universes were combined as a result.
  • For the comics that were published, an entire history existed for each of the combined characters.
DC vs Marvel (1996)
Earth-A Pre-Crisis The Lawless League: alternate, evil versions of Superman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter.
  • Johnny Thunder's evil Earth-One counterpart created Earth-A when he used Johnny’s Thunderbolt to alter the origins of the Justice League, replacing them with his own henchman, whom he granted powers and skills identical to the Justice League's. "A" stood for "alternate", since it was an alternate timeline of Earth-One.
Justice League of America #37 (Aug. 1965)
Earth-B Pre-Crisis Versions of various Earth-One and Earth-Two characters.
  • This Earth was never specifically depicted, but was suggested to exist in a letters column by DC editor/writer Bob Rozakis as a possible explanation for certain non-continuity stories or character traits (for example, stories that showed Catwoman committing murder with no qualms, despite being established that she did not engage in that kind of activity).[citation needed] ICG's Official Crisis Cross-over Index theorized that DC Challenge took place on this earth which given the involvement of Oan Guardians would make it an alternate Earth-One timeline.[citation needed]
Earth-C Pre-Crisis Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew: Captain Carrot, Alley-Kat-Abra, Fastback, Little Cheese, Pig-Iron, Rubberduck, and Yankee Poodle.
  • This world is populated with anthropomorphic animals, who appear as comic book characters on Earth-One.
New Teen Titans #16 (Feb. 1982)
Earth-C-Minus Pre-Crisis Just'a Lotta Animals: Super-Squirrel, Wonder Wabbit, the Batmouse, Green Lambkin, Aquaduck, and the Crash.
  • This Earth (like Earth-C) is populated by anthropomorphic animals. Events and characters on this world paralleled those of Earth-One; additionally, events and characters on Earth-C-Minus were considered fictional on Earth-C (with Captain Carrot's alter-ego employed as the cartoonist of the Just'a Lotta Animals comic book series), in the vein of Earth-Two heroes’ only appearing as comic book characters on Earths-One and Prime.
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #14 (1983)
Earth-D Post-Crisis retcon of Crisis on Infinite Earths itself. Justice Alliance of America.
  • Earth-D featured a more ethnically diverse version of several Earth-One heroes, such as an Asian Flash, a black Superman, and an American Indian Green Arrow. The Earth-D heroes had never experienced major tragedies in their lives. It was a combination of modern multi-cultural sensibilities combined with Silver-Age-style innocence.
Legends of the DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths (Feb. 1999)
Earth-I Pre-Crisis Insect lifeforms.
  • A world created by Despero that was populated by insect lifeforms.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Justice League of America (vol. 1) #26
Earth-M Pre-Crisis Aquatic lifeforms
  • A world created by Despero that was populated by aquatic lifeforms.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Justice League of America (vol. 1) #26
Earth-Prime Pre-Crisis Ultraa, Superboy-Prime and DC editor Julius Schwartz.
  • supposedlly our world, Earth-Prime had few superheroes. The superheroes of Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-S, etc. existed only in fiction.
Flash #179 (1968)
Earth-Q (All Star Superman) Infinite Crisis Regular Humans
  • A world created by Superman to see if a world without a Superman, nor any superheroes, could work. It is revealed at the end of the issue that Earth-Q is "our" Earth, as Friedrich Nietzsche is seen creating his famous Übermensch, or "Superman", concept, and Joe Shuster is shown drawing the first modern Superman on the cover of Action Comics #1.
All Star Superman 10 (2008)
Earth-Q Infinite Crisis Unknown
  • One of three Earths named by Alexander Luthor in Infinite Crisis in his search for the perfect Earth; no information is provided.
Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
Earth-Quality Pre-Crisis Characters from Quality Comics as well some characters done by Will Eisner
  • Earth where stories published by Quality Comics occurred but the Allies won WWII, unlike Earth-X. Named in ICG's Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Cross Over Index. It was theorized by ICG that the Spirit, Lady Luck and Mr. Mystic also resided on this Earth.
Earth-R Pre-Crisis Reptilian lifeforms
  • An Earth created by Despero that was populated by reptilian lifeforms.
  • Designated canon in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths (2006)
Justice League of America (vol. 1) #26
Earth-S Pre-Crisis Shazam, Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Bulletman and Bulletgirl, Mister Scarlet and Pinky, Minute-Man, Ibis the Invincible, Spy Smasher, Commando Yank, Isis.
  • Fawcett Comics publications of the 1940s and 1950s took place on this planet, with its predominant heroic teams being the Marvel Family, the Crime Crusader Club and the Squadron of Justice, while the main team of supervillains were the Monster Society of Evil.
  • Named in Shazam! #1 (1973)
Whiz Comics #2 (Feb. 1940)
Jimmy Olsen's Earth-X Pre-Crisis Steelman, The LUTHAR League (League Using Terror, Havoc And Robbery)
  • An Earth visited by the Earth-One Jimmy Olsen. Perry White is a retired Matador, Professor Potter is a cranky boss at the world's fair, and Clark Kent is a science-fiction writer and secretly a Joker-masked villain that leads the LUTHAR League. Jimmy gains Superman-like powers and becomes Steelman, a superhero wearing a combination of Superman and Batman's costumes. Designated Earth-X on the cover and in the story title, but not in the story itself.
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #93 (1966)
Earth-X Pre-Crisis Freedom Fighters (retconned to have migrated from Earth-Two): Uncle Sam, the Human Bomb, Miss America, The Ray, Black Condor, Doll Man, Phantom Lady, Firebrand.
  • On this world, Nazi Germany won World War II, and the Freedom Fighters, originally from Earth-Two, fought to defeat them. Most Quality Comics publications chronicled adventures from this Earth.
  • Named in Justice League of America #107 (1973)
The Comics Magazine #1 (1936)
Dreamworld Post-Crisis Love Syndicate of Dreamworld (Sunshine Superman, Speed Freak, and Magic Lantern).
  • A world based on drug culture that appeared briefly in Grant Morrison's Animal Man comic series. Dreamworld is not an official designation, but is assumed from the name of this world's premier superhero team.
Animal Man #23 (1990)
(unnamed) Pre-Crisis Alternate Wonder Woman named Tara Terruna; Duke Dazam.
  • The first parallel Earth to be featured in DC Comics was visited by the Earth-2 Wonder Woman, who worked with her counterpart to battle the conqueror Duke Dazam. This Earth appeared to be technologically less advanced than Earth-2, with Dazam's navy using oar-powered ships. "Tara Terruna" translates from that Earth's language to mean "Wonder Woman."
Wonder Woman #59 (1953)
(unnamed) Infinite Crisis Aztec versions of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
  • This Earth was created by Alexander Luthor during Infinite Crisis, when he merged Earth-154 with Earth-462, which equals 616, the number used to identify the Marvel Universe.
Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
(unnamed) Crisis on Infinite Earths Pariah
  • The Earth that Pariah comes from was never officially named. Fans often dubbed it "Earth-Omega" as it was the site of the "beginning of the end".[3]
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 (1985)
Antimatter Universe Pre-Crisis Anti-Monitor, Weaponers of Qward, the Thunderers.
  • Qward's universe has been described as a "universe of evil". Qwardian society seems to be dominated by a philosophy of selfishness and greed. This could be the effects of millennia of inescapable rule by the Weaponers.
  • The Antimatter Universe held a special place in the Multiverse: there was an infinite number of "positive-matter universes" separated from each other by vibrational planes, and there was a single Antimatter Universe.
Green Lantern #2 (1960)


Before the formal creation of its Multiverse DC would use the "imaginary story" label to denote stories that did not fit and were never intended to fit into its canon--a tradition it would continue even after the creation of the multiverse with Alan Moore's "What Ever happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" (Action Comics #583 and Superman (vol. 1) #423) in 1986 being the last Pre-Crisis storiy to use the label.

By contrast other stories were clearly intended to be canonal but varies details were wrong or there were stories told in other media that were never said to not be canonal. As a result fans and editors would create other Earths to explain things like the Super Friends comic (set on what fans referred to as Earth-1A). Also there were many "one shot" Earths (such as the reality shown in "Superman, You're Dead, Dead, Dead" in Action Comics Vol 1 #399)) that were never named nor much details provided.

After the first Crisis, several new universes appeared despite DC's intentions to the contrary. These included parallel universes in the Darkstars and Justice League series. In addition, DC ran a number of crossovers with other companies that involved travel between different realities. Technically, none of these worlds were ever part of the Multiverse.

This was until Infinite Crisis retroactively labeled the Tangent Comics universe and many Elseworlds as Earths of the Multiverse, even though they had been published long after the Multiverse was destroyed. Infinite Crisis did the same with many Pre-Crisis Imaginary Tales.

In the "With A Vengeance!" storyline in Superman/Batman, the Multiverse is visited by Bizarro and Batzarro. The Joker and Mr. Mxyzptlk summon Batmen and Supermen from various realities, both previously established worlds as well as unexplored ones.

Designation Era Inhabitants Notes First Appearance
Post-Crisis Earth (unnamed) Post-Crisis All residents of the reconstituted Earth formed following Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • This universe has various derivations explained as manifestations of Hypertime and influenced by the actions of Superboy-Prime. This world blends elements of the last five universes existing prior to the Crisis.
  • This world was divided and rebuilt during Infinite Crisis as "New Earth".
  • This world is dubbed "Earth 2" by the Antimatter Lex Luthor who dubs his own world "Earth 1".
  • Fans have often called this "Earth-Sigma," as Sigma means summation – in this case, the summation of five other universes.[4]
Crisis on Infinite Earths #11 (1986)
(unnamed) Elseworlds Soviet versions of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, along with an alternate version of the Green Lantern Corps.
  • An Earth where Superman landed in a Soviet commune instead of Smallville.
  • Bizarro visited this Earth during the Superman/Batman "With A Vengeance!" storyarc.
  • Although debuted in Superman: Red Son #1, an early cameo appearance of this Earth's Superman is seen in 1999's The Kingdom #2.
Superman: Red Son #1 (2003)
Pocket Universe (unnamed) Post-Crisis The first post-Crisis versions of Superboy, the Phantom Zone residents General Zod, Quex-Ul, Faora Hu-Ul, and Supergirl (Matrix). This Earth also had versions of Bruce Wayne, Oliver Queen, Lex Luthor, Lana Lang, and Jonathan and Martha Kent.
  • First alternate Earth following Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • It was an artificial world created by the Time Trapper, a long-time foe of the Legion of Super-Heroes, to act as the source of the legendary (but now fictitious) Superboy whose legends inspired the Legion. This Earth was rendered lifeless by three super powered villains. It was not seen again until the last Legion story arc prior to Zero Hour.
Superman #8 (1987)
Anti-Matter Universe Post-Crisis Crime Syndicate of America: Ultraman, Superwoman, Owlman, Power Ring, and Johnny Quick. Justice Underground: Alexander Luthor, Sir Solomon Grundy, General Grodd, Q-Ranger, Lady Sonar, Star Sapphire, and the Quizmaster.
  • A post-Crisis Antimatter Earth with a Crime Syndicate whose motto is "Cui Bono?" ("Who profits?"), inspired by the pre-Crisis Earth-Three. Originally, the Luthor of the CSA Earth, upon discovering the positive-matter Earth, named his world, "Earth 1", and the positive-matter Earth, "Earth 2" (no hyphens). Subsequent appearances revised the naming convention and simply referred to it as the Antimatter Universe's Earth, and also established that the CSA's Earth existed in the same Antimatter Universe as Qward.
JLA: Earth 2 (2001)
The Fourth World Pre & Post-Crisis Darkseid, Orion, Mister Miracle, Big Barda.
  • The Fourth World is a continuum inhabited by the New Gods. Its two main worlds, New Genesis and Apokolips, are mirror reflections of each other: New Genesis, the bright, glorious home ruled by Highfather, and Apokolips, the fiery, horrific home of the evil warlord Darkseid and his minions. Inhabitants of these worlds have been frequent visitors to Earth-One and Post-Crisis Earth, but it has been shown that they could venture into any number of alternate worlds. The Fourth World was not affected by the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133
The Dakotaverse Pre-Zero Hour Icon, Static, Hardware and Blood Syndicate
  • In 1993, word of a Big Bang gang war on Paris Island resulted in Mayor Jefferson ordering enforcement officials to spray every gang member present with an experimental tear gas laced with a radioactive marker that would allow the police to track the participants down later. Survivors then became known as "bang babies" given mutagenic abilities. Following the death of Darkseid (as chronicled in Final Crisis in 2009), the space-time continuum was torn asunder, threatening the existence of both the Dakotaverse and the mainstream DC universe (containing New Earth). Dharma was able to use energies that he harnessed from Rift (upon that being's defeat) to merge the two universes, creating an entirely new continuity.[5]
Hardware #1 (1993)
Crossover Earth Pre-Crisis All main-continuity DC Comics and Marvel Comics characters.
  • An Earth where Earth-1 and Marvel characters coexisted. Also had its own Darkseid. Named in The Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Index and Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover Index
Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man (1976)
Earth-616 Post-Zero Hour All main-continuity Marvel Comics characters. Motion Picture Funnies Weekly (1939)

The 52

A new Multiverse was revealed at the end of the 52 weekly limited series.[6] Unlike the original Multiverse, which was composed of an infinite number of alternate universes, this Multiverse is composed of a determinated number of alternate universes, which were originally referred to as New Earth and Earths 1 through 51, although erroneously in Tangent: Superman's Reign #1, New Earth is referred to as Earth-1; however, in Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1, New Earth is instead designated Earth-0. Dan Didio has since explicitly denied that New Earth is Earth-1.[7] The alternate universes were originally identical to New Earth and contained the same history and people until Mister Mind "devoured" portions of each Earth’s history, creating new, distinct Earths with their own histories and people, such as the Nazi-themed version of the Justice League that exists in Earth-10.[8] Each of the alternate universes have their own parallel dimensions, divergent timelines, microverses, etc, branching off them.[9]

The Guardians of the Universe serve as protectors of the new Multiverse.[10] Each universe within the Multiverse is separated by a Source Wall, behind which Anti-Life keeps the universes apart.[11] The Bleed permeates the Anti-Life in unpredictable places[11] behind the Source Wall,[10] allowing for transport between the universes. The destruction of New Earth would set off a chain reaction that would destroy the other fifty-one alternate universes at the same time, leaving only the Antimatter Universe in existence.[10] As a consequence of Alexander Luthor's attempts to recreate the Multiverse,[12] fifty-two new Monitors were created to oversee the fifty-two universes created afterwards.[13] The Monitors seek to protect the Multiverse from people who crossover from one alternate universe to another, through the Bleed or through innate ability, who the Monitors have labeled "anomalies".[14] A partial list of some of the alternate universes that make up the new Multiverse was revealed in late November 2007.[15]

Designation Era Inhabitants Notes First Appearance
New Earth[16](also known as Earth-0)[17] Infinite Crisis DC Comics' main continuity and shares similar history with the previous amalgamated Earths.
  • After the destruction of Alexander Luthor's Multiverse Tower in Infinite Crisis, the parallel Earths that had been created were merged into a new single world dubbed "New Earth". New Earth is currently the core existence of the DC Universe.
  • New Earth is a composite of the pre-Crisis Earth-One, the pre-Crisis Earth-Two, the pre-Crisis Earth-Four, the pre-Crisis Earth-S, the pre-Crisis Earth-X, the Dakotaverse, and the post-Crisis/post-Zero Hour Earth.
Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
Earth-1 Post-52 Inhabited by modernized interpretations of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
  • A world reflective of the twenty-first century.
  • This Earth will be featured in the Batman: Earth One and Superman: Earth One graphic novels. [18]
Trinity #52 (2009)
Earth-2 Post-52 Home to an alternate version of the Justice Society of America known as Justice Society Infinity.
  • Resembles the pre-Crisis Earth-Two.
  • This Earth's Justice Society of America has merged with its Infinity, Inc. and is now known as Justice Society Infinity.
  • This Earth's Superman is missing, and this Earth's Power Girl went and searched for him following a Crisis event before returning in Justice Society of America Annual #1 (2008).
  • The Flash of this Earth was picked by Monarch and is considered missing after the events of Countdown: Arena.[19]
52 Week 52 (2007)
Earth-3 Post-52 Villains include the Crime Society of America. The Jokester ranks among the heroes.[20]
  • Resembles the pre-Crisis Earth-Three and the Antimatter Earth.[21]
  • A world of reversed moralities.
  • This Earth contains evil counterparts of characters from Earth-2.[22]
  • Retconned as the home of Duela Dent, a character that first appeared in 1976.
  • Heroic versions of the Joker and Riddler appear in the Countdown maxi-series and its spin-off Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer.
52 Week 52 (2007) (cameo), Countdown #32 (2007) (full)
Earth-4 Post-52 An alternate version of Captain Atom (known as Captain Allen Adam), and alternate versions of Blue Beetle, Nightshade, Peacemaker, The Question, and Judomaster.
  • Resembles the pre-Crisis Earth-Four.
  • A condensed universe where the laws of physics are different.
  • Described as a film noir world which uses story elements from the Watchmen limited series and is populated by alternate versions of characters acquired from Charlton Comics.[23]
  • Captain Allen Adam, (a.k.a. "Captain Allen Atom"), the "Quantum Superman", appears in Final Crisis: Superman Beyond and is depicted as an amalgamation of Captain Atom and Doctor Manhattan.[17]
52 Week 52 (2007)
Earth-5 Post-52 Alternate versions of characters acquired from Fawcett Comics, such as the Marvel Family, and an alternate Hal Jordan Green Lantern.
  • Resembles the pre-Crisis Earth-S.
  • Unlike the pre-Crisis Earth-S, alternate versions of DC Comics characters such as Green Lantern also exist on this Earth.[8] The Captain Marvel of Earth-5 appears in Superman Beyond, where his Earth is described as "a simpler, kinder universe".[17]
52 Week 52 (2007)
Earth-6 Post-52 An alternate version of the Atom (Ray Palmer), who after an accident developed light-powers and called himself the Ray. Alternate versions of Rex Tyler and Ted Kord also exist in this universe.[24] Countdown: Arena #2 (2008)
Earth-7 Post-52 An alternate version of Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore), who is known as Starwoman. Alternate older versions of Jakeem Thunder and The Wonder Twins exist in this universe.[citation needed] Countdown: Arena #2 (2008)
Earth-8 Post-52 Home to Lord Havok and the Extremists, Crusaders and Meta Militia.
  • A pastiche of the setting shown in Marvel Comics' publications. This version of Earth is called Angor by its inhabitants.[25]
  • The Meta Militia are a group of heroes based upon the "Champions of Angor", who were a pastiche of the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers in pre-Crisis continuity.[25]
Countdown #29 (2007)
Earth-9 Post-52 Characters shown in the "Tangent Comics" 1997 event.
  • Resembles the pre-Crisis Earth-97.
  • On this Earth an African-American Superman with vast mental powers has conquered the entire planet and has outlawed all superpowered beings save for those who work under his command.
  • Characters from this Earth appeared in Ion #9 & 10, Justice League of America (vol. 2) #16 and the subsequent Tangent: Superman's Reign limited series.[26][27]
Countdown: Arena #2 (cameo), Tangent: Superman's Reign #1 (full).
Earth-10 Post-52 Alternate versions of characters from Quality Comics publications, such as the Freedom Fighters, and Nazi-themed versions of several DC characters.
  • Resembles the pre-Crisis Earth-X.
  • On this Earth, the Axis Powers won World War II. This Earth's Justice League reflect their Earth's values, and as such are composed of Nazi counterparts.
  • This Earth's Superman, resembling New Earth's Superman with a Nazified uniform called Overman, appears in Final Crisis: Superman Beyond.[17]
  • It is revealed in Final Crisis: Superman Beyond that English is a dead language on Earth-10.[17]
  • This Earth's Justice League consists of Overman, Brunhilde (an alternate version of Wonder Woman), Leatherwing (an alternate version of Batman), Underwaterman (an alternate version of Aquaman), and others.
  • This Earth's version of Supergirl, called Overgirl, is a human girl who was injected with genetic material from Overman and gained his superpowers.[28] Overgirl later crossed over to New Earth.[29]
52 Week 52 (2007) (cameo), Countdown To Adventure #2 (2007) (full)
Earth-11 Post-52 World of reversed-gender superheroes such as Superwoman, Batwoman, and Wonderman.
  • This Earth has been shown at war as Wonderman leads his male Amazons against the Justice League in retaliation for his expulsion from the League, following the killing of Maxine Lord.
  • Maxine Lord killed this Earth's version of Booster Gold instead of Blue Beetle.
Countdown: Arena #1 (2008) and Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer - Superwoman/Batwoman #1 (2008)
Earth-12 Post-52 Characters and settings similar to those of the Batman Beyond television series.
  • The Green Lantern of Earth-12 is a descendent of Hal Jordan.[30] In Countdown: Arena #1, it is explained that seven Green Lanterns patrol the "seven primary galaxies" and that Hal Jordan's descendant patrols the Milky Way Galaxy.[31]
Countdown #21 (2007) and Countdown: Arena #1 (2007)
Earth-13 Post-52 Resembles the settings of some Vertigo Comics titles.
  • The existence of this reality is based on information from an interview with Keith Champagne. Champagne claimed to have a vague recollection of Dan Didio's list of alternate worlds and said that Earth-13 was "Vertigo, sort of",[8] It has been repeatedly stated that the Vertigo imprint itself isn't one of the fifty-two alternate universes.[32]
  • This Earth's Nightshade is known as Eve of Shadows.
Countdown: Arena #1 (2007)
Earth-15 Post-52

A near-Utopian world of highly-evolved peaceful heroes, where crime has been virtually eliminated by efficient superheroes.[33]

  • According to the Countdown: Arena website, Earth-15 is referred to as a place where heroes "have evolved to become nearly perfect beings".[34] Before being destroyed by Superboy-Prime,[35] this Earth was home to a humanitarian Lex Luthor, a semi-retired Superman (an alternate version of General Zod) and a long deceased Joker. Several heroes, such as Batman and Wonder Woman, had been succeeded by their protégées. Martian Manhunter and Cyborg were also Justice League members.
Countdown #30 (2007)
Earth-16 Post-52 Home of the Super-Sons (Superman Jr. and Batman Jr.).[27]
  • This Earth's Superman, an alternate version of Lor-Zod (Chris Kent) appears in Countdown: Arena #1, and has been described by Keith Champagne as a Superman in both an ideological and physical sense.[33] In early interviews and promotional material, Chris Kent was erroneously described as being the Superman of Earth-15.[33][34]
Countdown: Arena #2 (2007)
Earth-17 Post-52 A post-apocalyptic world, home to alternate versions of the Atomic Knights, Kamandi and Starman.
  • Resembles the Earth of the pre-Crisis Atomic Knights stories.
  • Simians make up much of the Earth's population. As such, an ape is this Earth's Starman.[24][36]
52 Week 52 (2007)
Earth-18 Post-52 Characters shown in the Justice Riders one-shot.[37]
  • This Earth's Justice League is composed of marshals operating in the Wild West.
Countdown: Arena #1 (2007)
Earth-19 Post-52 Characters shown in the Gotham by Gaslight graphic novel. Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer - Gotham by Gaslight #1 (2007)
Earth-20 Post-52 Home to alternate 'pulp' versions of various DC characters.
  • Writer Grant Morrison mentioned in interviews that "Doc Fate, a combination of Doc Savage and Dr. Fate" would appear, and that he had written a great deal of backstory for this Earth.[38]
  • This Earth is home to the Society of Super-Heroes, a group of 'pulp'-style mystery men lead by Doc Fate (an alternate version of Doctor Fate), which includes alternate versions of Lady Blackhawk, Immortal Man, the Mighty Atom, the Green Lantern, and the Bat-Man.[28]
Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1 (2008) (cameo)
Earth-21 Post-52 Characters shown in the DC: The New Frontier limited series.[27]
  • Referred to by Dan Didio in DC Nation #77.[37]
Countdown: Arena #1 (2007)
Earth-22 Post-52 Characters shown in the Kingdom Come limited series.[27]
  • This Earth's Superman traveled to New Earth and joined the Justice Society of America. He later returned to Earth-22 and settled down with his Earth's Wonder Woman, raising a super-powered family and living into the 31st century, the era of the Legion of Super-Heroes.[39] This world is visited for some time by New Earth's Thom Kallor (Star Boy of the Legion of Super-Heroes and the third person to join the Justice Society under the name Starman).[40]
52 Week 52 (2007) (cameo)
Earth-26 Post-52 A world of intelligent anthromophic animals, led by superheroes Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew and the Scarab, a being made up of millions of carnivorous blue beetles.
  • Featured in the Captain Carrot And The Final Ark limited series, Earth-26 is rendered uninhabitable and the Zoo Crew are stranded on New Earth by means of a New Dogs' kaboom tube where they take on normal animal appearances and find themselves unable to communicate with the humans of New Earth.
  • The renegade Monitor Nix Uotan later manages to restore their original forms and powers.[41]
Captain Carrot And The Final Ark #1 (2007)
Earth-30 Post-52 Characters shown in the Superman: Red Son limited series.
  • In Countdown #40, a Monitor identifies his universe as one where "the last Kryptonian became a representative of the Soviet empire." Designated as Earth-30.[42]
Countdown #32 (2007); Countdown Presents the Search for Ray Palmer: Red Son #1 (2008)
Earth-31 Post-52 Characters shown in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and its spin-off titles.[43]
  • A dark vigilante Batman fighting against crime and corruption. Superman is a federal agent for the government.[33]
Countdown: Arena #1 (2007)
Earth-32 Post-52 Characters shown in the Batman: In Darkest Knight one-shot.[37]
  • Bruce Wayne becomes this Earth's Green Lantern instead of Hal Jordan.
Countdown: Arena #1 (2007)
Earth-33 Post-52 Home to magical versions of several DC characters.
  • A magical version of the DC Universe which is home to characters such as "Batmage, master of the Dark Arts, Kal-El, wielder of Kryptonian magics, and Lady Flash, keeper of the Speed Force,"[44] as well as Black Bird (an alternate version of Hawkgirl), an alternate version of Starman, heroic versions of Weather Wizard and the Shade, and an anthropomorphic blue beetle called Ted.[24] This Earth's ruler is the mystical Oracle who can perceive and foresee events from across the Multiverse.
Countdown to Adventure #3 (2007)
Earth-34 Post-52 Characters shown in the Wonder Woman: Amazonia one-shot, in which the British Empire is under the reign of the sadistic King Jack.[37] Countdown to Adventure #1 (2007)
Earth-37 Post-52 Characters shown in the Batman: Thrillkiller limited series and the Thrillkiller '62 one-shot.[45]
  • Also home to an alternate version of the original Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond) who has merged with his Earth's Captain Atom to become Quantum-Storm.[24]
Countdown: Arena #1 (2007)
Earth-38 Post-52 Unknown.
  • Home to an alternate version of Captain Atom who is the leader of the Atomic Knights.
Countdown: Arena #2 (2007)
Earth-39 Post-52 Unknown.
  • Home to a teenage version of the original Blue Beetle, Daniel Garrett, who has bonded with his scarab in the same manner that Jaime Reyes has bonded with his scarab.[24]
Countdown: Arena #2 (2007)
Earth-40 Post-52 Characters shown in the JSA: The Liberty Files collection, which depicts superheroes as covert government operatives.
  • The existence of this reality is based on comments made by Dan Didio about the Countdown Arena limited series at Wizard World 2007.[8] The Batman of this Earth is known as "The Bat".
Countdown: Arena #1 (2007)
Earth-43 Post-52 Characters shown in the Tales of the Multiverse: Batman - Vampire collection, in which this Earth's Batman has become a vampire.[45]
  • In Countdown #40, Monitor Rox Ogama identifies his universe as being "a world of vampires and the supernatural".
Countdown #40 (2007) (cameo), Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer - Red Rain #1 (2007) (full)
Earth-44 Final Crisis Home to an alternate version of the Metal Men who are composed of robotic versions of the Justice League, and their leader "Doc" Tornado.
  • This world is mentioned in Final Crisis #7, with a shard of Earth-44 colliding with New Earth and being used by the heroes as a last ditch base of operations.
  • The Metal Men of this world are robotic versions of the Justice League, consisting of robotic counterparts of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, the Flash, and Green Arrow. Their leader, "Doc" Tornado is human and apparently an amalgamation of Red Tornado and Will Magnus.[41]
Final Crisis #7 (2009) (cameo)
Earth-48 Post-52 Homeworld of the Forerunners,[24] of an Earth where humanity is long since extinct.
  • Native home of the Forerunners, creatures bred by the Monitors from all the alien races of the solar system after the destruction of all human life on Earth (now called War World) in a war against other planets.[46] Forerunners are matriarchal, telepathic through their eldest living female, living in a society that kills off the weakest of its kind, and unaware of what happens outside of their solar system.[47]
  • While human characters are not present, alternate versions of extraterrestrial characters such as General J'onzz,[46] Jemm and Starman also exist.[36]
Countdown #46 (2007)
Earth-50 Post-52 The Wildstorm Universe, featuring characters such as Mr. Majestic, Gen13, WildC.A.T.s and the Authority.
  • Numbered in 52 Week 52 (2007), this Earth supposedly correlated with the Wildstorm Comics titles following their internal continuity reboot entitled "Worldstorm."[citation needed]
Wildcats (vol. 4) #1 (Sept. 2006)
Earth-51 Post-52 Utopian society, where many deceased characters are still alive, later destroyed.
  • A utopian world where secret identities are no longer needed by superheroes. Libby Lawrence-Chambers is President of the United States, Zatanna is a therapist, and Ray Palmer was replaced by his counterpart from New Earth.[48] This Earth owes its peace to a Batman who went on a one-man crusade and eliminated all of the world's supervillains in retaliation for the Joker's murder of Jason Todd.[49]
  • The entire universe was wiped out by a battle between Monarch and Superboy-Prime, save for its Monitor, Nix Uotan, and a lone plant sprout on an unknown planet.[50]
Countdown #19 (2007)
The setting of Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth.
  • Nix Uotan successfully recreated his universe, at first making it resemble New Earth, except that certain people, including the Challengers from Beyond, had never existed there. Solomon, the Monitor of Earth-8, conspired for it to be infected by the Morticoccus virus, triggering the Great Disaster which transformed this Earth into the setting of Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth.
  • By the time of the events of Final Crisis, Earth-51 is a "graveyard universe" devoid of life.[17] At the end of Final Crisis, it becomes the home of the resurrected New Gods.[41]
Countdown #9 (2007)
(Unknown) Post-52 Characters shown in the JLA: The Nail limited series.
  • Countdown: Arena #1 features counterparts of Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl and the Atom who are all referred to as coming from the Earth seen in the JLA: The Nail limited series.[51]
Countdown: Arena #1 (2007)
(Unknown) Post-52 "Super deformed" versions of DC characters.
  • This universe is a bright, optimistic place where no-one ever dies (including the inhabitants of Krypton and Thomas and Martha Wayne). Mr Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite brought characters from this universe to New Earth to see how they fared. This led to the death of this Earth's Superman.
Superman/Batman #51 (2008)
(Unknown) Final Crisis Home to black versions of several DC characters.
  • This universe is home to black versions of DC characters; including Superman (who is President of the United States) & Wonder Woman, and a version of Brainiac called Brainiac: Vathlo Prime.[41]
  • The Wonder Woman of this Earth is named Nubia, hailing from the island of Amazonia, where its inhabitants, the Wonder Women, have brought anti-war technology to the world.
  • The Superman of this world is from Vathlo Island on Krypton and wears a reversed version of the normal Superman shield, with a yellow-S on a red shield. The Wonder Woman of this world is an alternate version of Nubia, a supporting character from the Wonder Woman comic book. Recent interviews with Grant Morrison state this world will reappear in the Multiversity limited series.[citation needed]
Final Crisis #7
(Unknown) Post-52 Home to an alternate version of Etrigan known as Superdemon.
  • An Earth where magic and science co-exist.
  • This Earth's Etrigan is a demon from the planet Kamelot who was sent to Earth by the wizard Merlin. Etrigan bonded with Jason Blood, the son of a Midwestern preacher, who uses the demon's powers and physical form to fight crime.[28]
Final Crisis Secret Files (2009)
(unknown) Post-52 Home to Doc Savage, Batman, the Spirit, Rima the Jungle Girl and other pulp characters.[52]
  • A world of pulp characters, both derived from classic DC characters and also drawing on classic literary pulp characters as well. It is said this world lacks a Superman as not to devalue Doc Savage.
Batman/Doc Savage Special (2009)
Earth-Prime Post-52 Home to Superboy-Prime and the 2004 incarnation of the Legion of Super-Heroes.[53]
  • Similar to our world, superheroes exist only in fiction, outside of Superboy-Prime and the 2004 incarnation of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5 (2009)
Antimatter Universe Post-Zero Hour Home to the Anti-Monitor, the Crime Syndicate of Amerika,[21] the Sinestro Corps, the Warlock of Ys, and the Weaponers of Qward.
  • The Antimatter Universe is a "universe of evil". It survived the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis and exists alongside the fifty-two positive-matter alternate universes.
Green Lantern #2 (1960)
Limbo Post-52 Exists outside of the Multiverse. Home to "Forgotten" characters such as Merryman of the Inferior Five and Hard Hat of the Demolition Team.
  • The first DC Universe appearance of "Limbo" was in Grant Morrison's "Animal Man" series, in which Morrison takes the concept of "comic book limbo" (where forgotten characters go when they're not being published) and makes it literal.[54]
  • First post-Infinite Crisis appearance is in Final Crisis: Superman Beyond.[17]
  • Inhabitants not only forget who they are, but all memory of them is removed from the Multiverse.
  • The "Library of Limbo" contains only one book, which contains every possible book in the Multiverse within itself.
Animal Man #25.


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