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All the New 52 DC Multiverse Earths –

 

 

Comics can be complicated. There are an infinite number of universes in the DC Multiverse “Orrery of Worlds,” with a core of 52 worlds in the “local universe.” With over a half-dozen more worlds in the Dark Multiverse, that’s 60 known worlds in the Multiversity. It can be difficult to keep track of what Earth is what, so we’ve put together this list of the key inhabitants of each DC Comics Multiverse Earth and what defines it from all the other Earths.

Back in the original DC’s Multiverse there were well over a hundred Earths and parallel universes, each with its own version of DC Comics’ familiar heroes. Want a Superman who was raised by apes instead of Ma and Pa Kent? Pre-Crisis Earth-183 is for you. With so many worlds and so many storylines, it was a little overwhelming to know what was canon.

In 2007 they tried cleaning things up and streamlined all the places in the old, pre-Crisis storyline down to 52 Earths (with a couple of spots like Limbo and the Antimatter Universe thrown in for good measure). Things still weren’t as tidy as they’d like (even though it was still more organized than Marvel’s universes) and in 2011, with help from Flash and the always volatile speedforce, DC created the New 52 from Flashpoint, an event that basically destroyed and remade all the universes. It even let them have canon versions of other publisher’s properties, like the Marvel Comics on Earth-7 and Earth-8 and Stan Lee’s Just Imagine… miniseries on Earth-6.

It does seem like DC is finally satisfied with their current array of Earths, even though the Arrowverse uses it’s own slightly different collection universes.

Earth-0 (also known as Prime Earth and New Earth)

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Inhabitants: Characters in DC Comics’s main continuity
First appearance: Flashpoint #5 (August 2011)

Created by the temporal merging of Earth-0, Earth-13, and Earth-50 from the previous Multiverse to restore the Timestream in the aftermath of the Flashpoint event.

Earth-1

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Inhabitants: Modern interpretations of DC Comics characters
First story appearance: Superman: Earth One (December 2010)

The only currently known heroes are Batman, Green Lantern, the Teen Titans, Superman, and Wonder Woman. This is the setting of the Earth One graphic novel series.

Earth-2

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Inhabitants: Young versions of the Golden Age, pre-Crisis DC Comics characters
First appearance: Earth 2 #1 (July 2012)

Notable modernized versions of DC’s characters from the Golden Age of Comics include Val-Zod succeeding Superman, an Aquawoman as Queen of Atlantis and Oliver Queen is the Red Arrow. This Earth was destroyed by Darkseid and human civilization was restarted on another planet in Earth 2 Society (2015-2017).

Earth-3

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Inhabitants: Evil counterparts to Justice Leage and Prime Earth inhabitants
First appearance: Justice League #23.4 (November 2013)

This Earth was destroyed by the Anti-Monitor.

Earth-4

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Inhabitants: Versions of the Charlton Comics line of DC Comics characters
First appearance: The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 (Nov 2014)

The comics use both the the visual and character style of the Watchmen graphic novel and retains some similarity to the pre-Crisis Earth-Four and the 52 Multiverse’s Earth-4.

Earth-5 (also known as Thunderworld)

 


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Inhabitants: Versions of the Fawcett Comics line of DC Comics characters
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

This Earth retains some similarity to the pre-Crisis Earth-S and the 52 Multiverse’s Earth-5. This universe is the closest in the Multiverse to Heaven.

Earth-6

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Inhabitants: Alternate versions of DC Comics characters
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Based on concepts from Stan Lee’s Just Imagine… universe.

Earth-7

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Inhabitants: Hodgepodge versions of Marvel Comics Ultimate Universe characters
First appearance: The Multiversity #1 (August 2014)

Thunderer, based on Thor from Marvel Comics, is the only survivor of this Earth.

Earth-8

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Inhabitants: Hodgepodge versions of Marvel Comics main line of superhero characters
First appearance: The Multiversity #1 (August 2014)

A version of the Marvel Comics main setting of Earth-616, this Earth is called “Angor” by its inhabitants.

Earth-9

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Inhabitants: Versions of the Tangent Comics characters
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

The Tangent Comics universe was heavily influenced by the presence of superheroes, affecting economic and political landscapes.

Earth-10 (also known as Earth X)

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Inhabitants: The New Reichsmen and the Freedom Fighters
First appearance: The Multiversity: Mastermen #1 (February 2015)

The closest universe in Multiverse to Hell, this Earth continues the same themes as the pre-Crisis Earth-X. On this Earth baby Kal-L landed in Germany and grew up to become Overman.

Earth-11

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Inhabitants: Gender-reversed versions of DC Comics characters, including Aquawoman, Batwoman, Superwoman, and Wondrous Man
First appearance: mentioned in The Multiversity #1 (August 2014)

On this Earth, the Amazons of Themiscyra changed the world by sharing their technology and inspiring women to take the lead.

Earth-12

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Inhabitants: The Justice League Beyond
First appearance: Batman Beyond #1 (February 2012)

This is the universe shown in the Batman Beyond comics and the DC Animated Universe.

Earth-13

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Inhabitants: The League of Shadows
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

A magic-based Earth locked in perpetual twilight, with 13-hour days and 13-month years. This Earth’s version of the Justice League is lead by Superdemon.

Earth-14

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Inhabitants: The Justice League of Assassins
First appearance: Superman (vol. 4) #15 (January 2017)

Closest known universe in the multiverse to the Dream side of Dream’s realm and is possibly capable of breeding new universes. This was previously an Unknown Universe.

Earth-15

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Inhabitants: None
First appearance: Countdown #30 (October 2007)

Destroyed by Superboy Prime, this is a direct continuation of the pre-Flashpoint Earth-15, only with all life annihilated. The only remaining object in this once “perfect” universe is an object known as the Cosmic Grail.

Earth-16 (also known as Earth Me)

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Inhabitants: The Just
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

The Justice League on this Earth essentially eliminated crime, leaving their successors and sidekicks nothing to do but live pampered, celebrity lifestyles.

Earth-17

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Inhabitants: Captain Adam Strange and the Atomic Knights of Justice
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Based on an earlier concept of Earth-17 and the pre-Crisis earth-86, this Earth suffered a nuclear war in 1963.

Earth-18

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Inhabitants: The Justice Riders, including Bat-Lash, El Diablo, and Super-Chief
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

A continuation of the “Wild West Earth” concept from the 52 Multiverse’s Earth-18, on this Earth the Time Trapper froze technology and culture at the Old West period of the 19th century.

Earth-19

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Inhabitants: Steampunk versions of the DC Comics characters
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Based on concepts from Earth-19 and Earth-34 from the 52 Multiverse and the setting of Gotham by Gaslight, where electricity is only beginning to emerge in the 21st century and King Edward rules in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death.

Earth-20

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Inhabitants: The Society of Superheroes, pulp versions of DC Comics characters
First appearance: The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1 (September 2014)

The residents of this Earth remember their existence on the Earth-20 of the earlier 52 Multiverse, with the aesthetics and social aspects of Earth Prime in the 1920s.

Earth-21

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Inhabitants: Justice League of America, a younger generation of superheroes led by Wonder Woman
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

The direct continuation of the pre-Flashpoint Earth-21 and the universe depicted in DC: The New Frontier, on an Earth where John F. Kennedy was never assassinated.

Earth-22

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Inhabitants: A previously retired Superman and Justice League
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

A direct continuation of the pre-Flashpoint Earth-22 and the pre-Crisis Earth-96, and based on Kingdom Come, where superheroes come out of retirement to deal with a violent new generation and an apocalyptic event.

Earth-23

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Inhabitants: Superman (President Calvin Elis), Wonder Woman (Nubia)
First appearance: Action Comics (vol. 2) #9 (July 2012)

Home to predominantly Black heroes, many of which were inspired by Superman’s election as President of the United States. Although there was a mirror Earth of Earth-23 in the first 52 Multiverse, the inhabitants of the current Earth-23 have no recollection of any earlier events, unlike the populations of some other Earths.

Earth-24, Unknown Universe

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One of the seven worlds deliberately left unknown.

Earth-25, Unknown Universe

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One of the seven worlds deliberately left unknown.

Earth-26

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Inhabitants: Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew, anthropomorphic and cartoony animals
First appearance: Captain Carrot appears in The Multiversity #1 (August 2014)

Continuing concepts from pre-Crisis Earth-C and 52 Multiverse’s Earth-26, it’s suggested that the cartoon physics of this universe allow it to “bounce” back from any upheavals in the Multiverse.

Earth-27, Unknown Universe

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One of the seven worlds deliberately left unknown.

Earth-28, Unknown Universe

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One of the seven worlds deliberately left unknown.

Earth-29 (also known as Htrae, or Bizarrowverse)

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Inhabitants: Bizarro versions of DC Comics characters
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

The closest known universe to the Dream Realm’s Nightmare side, it is home to the Unjustice League of Unamerica, imperfect semi-duplicates of DC characters.

Earth-30

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Inhabitants: Kal-L, Josef Stalin, Pyotr Roslov, Lois Lane-Luthor
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

A direct continuation of pre-Flashpoint Earth-30 and based on Superman: Red Son, where Superman lands in the Ukraine in 1938.

Earth-31

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Inhabitants: Pirate versions of DC Comics characters
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Partially based on the pre-Crisis Earth-494 and directly connected to the Underworld, the seven seas of this post-apocalyptic watery world are protected by the crew of the Flying Fox.

Earth-32

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Inhabitants: Bat-Lantern, Super-Martian, and Wonderhawk
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Based partially on Earth-32 from the 52 Multiverse, it is populated by merged versions of DC Comics characters of Earth Prime.

Earth-33 (also known as Earth-Prime)

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Inhabitants: Ultra Comics
First appearance: The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 (March 2015)

Based on pre-Flashpoint Earth-Prime, this is”our” Earth, with no superheroes, alien intelligences, or magical forces. The only super-being from this world is the haunted comic book Ultra Comics, which is powered by the collective imagination of its readers.

Earth-34

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Inhabitants: The Light Brigade, including Cutie, Goodfellow, Herculina, and Savior
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

An analogue of the Astro City comics.

Earth-35 (also known as Pseudoverse)

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Inhabitants: Majesty, the Owl, Supremo
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

This analogue for Awesome Comics is an artificial universe constructed by the Monitors that generates its concepts and heroes from the “idea space.” of other universes.

Earth-36

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Inhabitants: Justice 9, including Flashlight, Iron Knight, Optiman, Red Racer
First appearance: Characters named in Action Comics (vol. 2) #9 (July 2012)

An analogue for Big Bang Comics, which was itself based heavily on the Gold and Silver Ages of DC Comics.

Earth-37

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Inhabitants: Batgirl, Ironwolf, Joker, Manhunter 2015, Robin, Space Rangers, and Tommy Tomorrow
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Based on Howard Chaykin’s work, with some elements of the 52 Multiverse’s Earth-37 and ideas from other series where technology developed rapidly between 1960 and the late 1980s leading to colonies on Mars and Europa by the ’90s.

Earth-38

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Inhabitants: The descendants of DC Comics Golden age superheroes
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Based on Superman & Batman: Generations and a direct continuation of pre-Flashpoint Earth-3839, with a Superman who debuted in 1938 and a Batman in 1939. Their descendants now protect this Earth.

Earth-39

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Inhabitants: The Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R. (World Organization of National Defense and Emergency Reserves)
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

This Earth is protected by characters based on the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents from Tower Comics, who are reliant on the addictive technologies of boy genius Happy DaVinci.

Earth-40

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Inhabitants: The Society of Super Villains
First appearance: The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1 (September 2014)

A “binary universe” with an Earth ruled by evil counterparts of the science-based heroes of Earth-20.

Earth-41

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Inhabitants: Dino-Cop, Nightcracker, the Nimrod Squad and Spore
First appearance: Dino-Cop appears in The Multiversity #1 (August 2014)

An analogue for Image Comics, with characters that are fusions of DC Comics and Image Comics characters.

Earth-42

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Inhabitants: The Lil’ Leaguers
First appearance: Action Comics (vol. 2) #9 (July 2012)

Based on the Superman/Batman concept of the Li’l League in issues 51 and 52, this Earth contains Chibi versions of DC Comics characters and, until Earth-45’s Doomsday kills their Superman, there is no violence, evil, or death.

Earth-43

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Inhabitants: The Blood League, vampire versions of the Justice League
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Continuing concepts from both the 52 Multiverse Earth-43 and it’s original multiverse equivalent Earth-1191, this Earth’s heroes have been corrupted by a vampire plague.

Earth-44

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Inhabitants: The Metal League, robot versions of the Justice League
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Continuing the concepts from the pre-Flashpoint Earth-44, this Earth is protected by a metal Justice League created by Doctor Will Tornado.

Earth-45 (also known as Earth 45™)

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Inhabitants: Overcorp and Superdoomsday
First appearance: Action Comics (vol. 2) #9 (July 2012)

Clark Kent, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane created a thought-powered superhero with backing from the a corporation called Overcorp. The resulting demon terrorizes the Multiverse and has given Overcorp the power to rule the world.

Earth-46, Unknown Universe

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One of the seven worlds deliberately left unknown.

Earth-47 (also known as Dreamworld)

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Inhabitants: The Love Syndicate of Dreamworld, including Brother Power the Geek, Prez Rickard, and Sunshine Superman
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

The counter-culture characters on this Earth first appeared in Animal Man (vol. 1) #23 (May 1990).

Earth-48 (also known as Warworld)

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Inhabitants: The Forerunner race, including Lady Quark and Brother Eyes
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Based on both earlier concepts of the 52 Multiverse’s Earth-48 and the pre-Crisis Earth-Six, the inhabitants of this Earth are warriors who are genetically engineered to fight against Lord Darkseid.

Earth-49, Unknown Universe

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One of the seven worlds deliberately left unknown, though this Earth is listed as “the most mysterious” of the Unknown Universes.

Earth-50

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Inhabitants: The Justice Lords, despotic versions of DC comic characters
First appearance: Justice League Beyond 2.0 #17 (April 2014)

This Earth is based on an earlier concept of the Justice Lords from the Justice League Animated Series. After the Flash is murdered by U.S. President Lex Luthor, Superman in turn murders the president and begins a dystopian regime.

Earth-51

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Inhabitants: BiOMAC, Kamandi the Last Boy on Earth, and the New Gods
First appearance: The Multiversity: Guidebook #1 (January 2015)

Essentially a continuation of Earth-51 of the 52 Multiverse, this Earth is populated by alternate versions of DC Comics characters based on Jack Kirby’s Earth-AD.

53rd World

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Inhabitants: The Primate Legion, sapient simian versions of the DC Comics characters
First appearance: Mentioned in Dark Knights Rising: Wild Hunt #1 (February 2018)

Earth -52

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Inhabitants: The Red Death, a fusion of Batman and the Flash
First appearance: Batman: The Red Death #1 (September 2017)

A grieving Batman forcibly merges with the Flash to gain access to the Speed Force, in an attempt to save his loved ones. This is one of the worlds doomed to be destroyed by the faults inherent to their construction.

Earth -44

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Inhabitants: The Murder Machine, a cyborg version of Batman
First appearance: Batman: The Murder Machine #1 (September 2017)

After Alfred Pennyworth is killed, Batman creates an AI version of his mind that becomes violently protective and merges with Batman, creating a violent cyborg. This is one of the worlds doomed to be destroyed by the faults inherent to their construction.

Earth -32

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Inhabitants: Dawnbreaker, an evil Green Lantern version of Batman
First appearance: Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1 (October 2017)

After the death of his parents, a young Bruce Wayne becomes a Green Lantern and sabotages his ring’s safeguards to seek revenge on the criminals of Gotham. This is one of the worlds doomed to be destroyed by the faults inherent to their construction.

Earth -22

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Inhabitants: The Batman Who Laughs, an insane Batman who is a successor to his Earth’s Joker
First appearance: Batman Who Laughs #1 (November 2017)

On this Earth the Batman succeeds in murdering Joker but is poisoned by a toxin that transforms him into Joker’s successor. This is one of the worlds doomed to be destroyed by the faults inherent to their construction.

Earth -12

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Inhabitants: The Merciless, an evil fusion of Batman and the Greek God of War Ares
First appearance: Batman: The Merciless #1 (October 2017)

After Wonder Woman’s death, Batman fuses with Ares to seek revenge and goes mad. This is one of the worlds doomed to be destroyed by the faults inherent to their construction.

Earth -11

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Inhabitants: The Drowned, an evil, female, part-Atlantean version of Batman
First appearance: Batman: The Drowned #1 (October 2017)

On this Earth, the roles of familiar DC Comics characters were gender reversed. Bryce Wayne began a killing spree after her lover’s death, ending with a war against Atlantis and the murder of Aquawoman. This is one of the worlds doomed to be destroyed by the faults inherent to their construction.

Earth -1

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Inhabitants: The Devastator, a Doomsday version of Batman
First appearance: Batman: The Devastator #1 (November 2017)

After Superman went rogue and began a killing spree, even murdering Lois Lane,  Batman infected himself with the Doomsday virus in a desperate attempt to stop him. This is one of the worlds doomed to be destroyed by the faults inherent to their construction.

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