The Known World(s) of the DCU.

Ice

Teh Sexy Monkey Queen
There are 52 Universes in the DC Multiverse, so what are they?

The official list from DC, which answers some questions and raises others.


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The end of DC’s 52 series left the DC Universe a multiverse again. Thanks to the flapping of a butterfly’s wings (or something like it) the single DC Universe left after Crisis on Infinite Earths and fractured slightly in Infinite Crisis was once again split into many. Well, not exactly “many” - exactly 52. Previously numbering in the hundreds (and added to whenever a Silver Age writer needed a new one, generally speaking), the multiverse of DC has been winnowed down to a more manageable number.

But what are they for sure? DC Executive Editor Dan DiDio has said that a full list resides in his office, or at least as full as list as possible, as not all of the universes have been named or described, and as DiDio has said, he and the rest of DC Editorial are slow to name them all, but rather slowly explore the worlds in Countdown to Final Crisis, its associated spinoffs, and later projects.

So – what are they? DC Comics has provided Newsarama with the current listing of the earths that currently make up the DC Multiverse. “First appearance” means first appearance post-creation in 52 #52. And yes, many of the worlds are very familiar to previous, Pre-Crisis multiple earths, or Elseworlds stories, but DC has maintained that these worlds are not perfect recreations of those worlds. These are new worlds that share the same characteristics.




Click the link to view the list.
 
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Jaggyd

The member formerly known as skotti-chan
That picture pisses me off the more I look at it.


Apollo is NOT Earth-50's Ray, he's supposed to be a Superman analogue. That'd be like saying Midnighter is Earth-50's Green Lantern.


God DC's annoying me on a daily basis anymore
 

Jaggyd

The member formerly known as skotti-chan
Makes me wonder why Earth-Prime isn't on the list, seeing that The Authority have been here/there.
 

Friday

Well-Known Member
That picture pisses me off the more I look at it.


Apollo is NOT Earth-50's Ray, he's supposed to be a Superman analogue. That'd be like saying Midnighter is Earth-50's Green Lantern.


God DC's annoying me on a daily basis anymore

Well, I do believe that The High was the most direct Superman Analog they've done. Of course there are seveal others that can lay claim to the comparison, from Mr Majestic to that creepy blue alien baby that was incinerated in Planetary. Putting Apollo in with The Rays doesn't bother me since i can't think of any closer Analog version of The Ray character.

Thinking about it Apollo seems more in line with Con-El/Conner Kent/Superboy since both were built instead of a naturally occurring person.
 

Dr.Strangefate

He Sees You When You're Sleeping. He Knows When Yo
Based on Countdown: Arena, Earth 31 is the DC Millerverse... because that's definitely the DKR/DKSA Superman they pulled.
 

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