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|Notable characters||Justice Society of America
Seven Soldiers of Victory
|First appearance||The Flash #123 (September 1961)|
Earth-Two is a fictional universe appearing in American comic book stories published by DC Comics. First appearing in The Flash #123 (1961), Earth-Two was created to explain how Silver-Age (Earth-One) versions of characters such as the Flash could appear in stories with their Golden Age counterparts. This Earth-Two continuity includes DC 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. Earth-Two, along with the four other surviving Earths of the DC Multiverse, were merged into one in the 1985 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths. However, following the events of Infinite Crisis, the Multiverse was reborn, although the subsequent Earth-Two was not the same as its pre-Crisis equivalent.
Following the events of Flashpoint, Earth-2 underwent an additional reiteration. While it still houses a team of superheroes, its membership is younger than before. Earth 2 also has a tragic backstory, having been invaded by a horde of alien invaders from Apokolips five years prior to the reboot, ahead of Darkseid's attempted invasion of Prime Earth. In the process, this reality's Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman all died, while its Supergirl and Robin were swept through a dimensional warp to Prime Earth where they became known as Power Girl and Huntress.
- 1 Publication history
- 2 Unique features
- 3 Characters
- 4 Other media
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Introduction: "Flash of Two Worlds"
Characters from DC Comics were originally suggestive of each existing in their own world, as superheroes never encountered each other. This was soon changed with alliances being formed between certain protagonists. Several publications, including All Star Comics (publishing tales of the Justice Society of America), Leading Comics (publishing tales of the Seven Soldiers of Victory) and other comic books introduced a "shared universe" among several characters during the 1940s. By the 1950s, as the popularity of superheroes was waning, comics shifted to horror, westerns and war. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman were among the few DC continued to publish.
Beginning in the early 1960s, the popularity of superheroes began to grow. DC introduced more modern versions of its heroes, for example, Hawkman was an alien policeman instead of an reincarnated Egyptian prince. The older heroes were assigned to an alternative reality earth.
Alternative-reality Earths had been used in DC stories before, but were usually not referred to after that particular story. Most of these alternative Earths were usually so vastly different that no one would confuse that Earth and its history with the so-called real Earth. That would change when the existence of another reliable Earth was established in a story titled "Flash of Two Worlds" in which Barry Allen, the modern Flash later referred to as the Flash of Earth-One (the setting of the Silver Age stories) first travels to another Earth, accidentally vibrating at just the right speed to appear on Earth-Two, where he meets Jay Garrick, his Earth-Two counterpart. He claims Gardner Fox's dreams were tuned into Earth-Two, explaining their depiction as a fictional world in earlier Barry Allen stories.
Expanding the concept: revisiting 40s superheroes
Superman was introduced in the 1930s and was the archetype for the modern superhero, and so is depicted in stories set on Earth-Two as the first major reliable costumed superhero on that world, discounting earlier part-time heroes and "mystery men" such as Dr. Occult. Most of the following costumed mystery men history is based on the Earth-Two Superman's initial appearance, where these previously independent operating heroes begin to reliably interact. In order to distinguish him from the later primary version of the character, this Superman was called "Kal-L", using the spelling of Superman's Kryptonian name in his early appearances. He was specifically introduced as an Earth-Two character in Justice League of America #73 (1969). Most superheroes from the Golden Age later followed this trend of operating publicly, while wearing distinctive costuming and interacting in a largely shared universe. The primary characters of Superman and Batman still largely worked independent of team environments.
In the 1970s, as the now annual team up between the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America had proven popular, DC published the then present day adventures of the Justice Society in the revived All-Star Comics with issue 58, resuming the numbering from the series original run. The story continued in Adventure Comics #460- 465, which featured the death of the Earth-Two Batman. Mr and Mrs Superman, a feature in Superman Family (1974-1982), featured stories of the adventures of married Superman and Lois Lane of Earth-Two. These stories were set at a time in which the Superman of Earth-Two was at a similar age to the then-present-day Superman of Earth-One. In the 1980s, DC published All-Star Squadron which covered the war time history of various superheroes during World War II.
Infinity, Inc., a group made up of the children and heirs of the Justice Society, was introduced in All-Star Squadron #25 (September 1983). There was an eponymous comics series starring the group, which ran from March 1984 through June 1988.
Abandonment: Crisis on Infinite Earths
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985–1986) was an effort by DC Comics to clean up their continuity, resulting in the multiple universes combining into one. Since then, a handful of characters originating from Earth-Two have consistently remained part of the merged Earth, including Power Girl, Jay Garrick, and Alan Scott. Superman and Lois Lane from Earth-Two (along with Superboy from Earth Prime, and Alexander Luthor, Jr. from Earth-Three) were transported into a ghost-like "paradise dimension" tangential to the new universe.
Following the end of the known Multiverse, more alternate realities were discovered. Even though Earth-Three was destroyed in the Anti-Monitor's anti-matter wave attacks, a new Crime Syndicate (called the "Crime Syndicate of Amerika") developed in the antimatter universe of Qward, which was very different in background and power base from the pre-Crisis Earth-Three group, though same in the number of members. After the Kingdom event, Hypertime and divergent realities were revealed, but never supposed to be accessed, as stated in the Zero Hour event. They were later revealed when a directly-parallel Flash (Walter West aka the "Dark Flash") entered the mainstream DC Universe and threatened to destroy it. These alternate realities are usually addressed as "Elsewhere" and "Elseworld" stories.
Reviving the Multiverse: Infinite Crisis
Kal-L, Lois Lane-Kent, Superboy-Prime, and Alexander Luthor returned during Infinite Crisis. Unknown to Kal-L, Luthor's plan was to resurrect the pre-Crisis Multiverse. He wanted to mix and match elements from each reality to create a "perfect world". The fallout of the conflict brought the short-lived return of an Earth-Two copy and the deaths of Kal-L, Lois Lane-Kent and Luthor Jr. of Earth-Two. It is unclear what happened to the aged Diana Trevor, the Earth-Two Wonder Woman, though she faded from her ghostly existence. Inexplicably, Earth-Two was the only returning world that was devoid of most people, except the Justice Society, Kal-L, and his wife Lois Kent. This world was a copy, new and recently manufactured by Alexander Luthor, Jr. of pre-Crisis Earth-Three, instead of resurrected. This copy Earth-Two was recombined with the primary Earth to form the primary DC reality termed as "New Earth".
At the end of the Infinite Crisis limited series, the realigned world is called "New Earth". In the final issue of the 52 weekly series, it is revealed that fifty-two duplicate worlds have been created and all but New Earth have been altered from the original incarnation. The post-Crisis Earth-2 made its first appearance in a single panel of 52 Week 52 where it resembled the pre-Crisis Earth-Two, where a newspaper article says that this world's Superman and Power Girl are missing. The Flashes of New Earth (Jay Garrick and Wally West) briefly glimpsed this world with Robin and Huntress in action (during their travel with the Cosmic Treadmill as shown in Justice Society (vol. 3) #11) and Monarch selected Jay Garrick of this Earth (amongst others) in a Multiversal arena tournament. Based on comments by 52 co-writer Grant Morrison, this alternate universe is not the pre-Crisis Earth-Two.
This separation between the pre-Crisis Earth-Two and post-Crisis Earth-2 is formally established in Justice Society of America Annual #1 (2008), with a story titled "Earth 2 Chapter One: Golden Age", in which the New Earth Power Girl arrives on post-Crisis Earth-2. Thinking that she has returned home to her long destroyed pre-Crisis Earth-Two. Power Girl crash lands and unconscious, on the closest parallel of the 52 Multiverse, the post-Crisis Earth-2, which appears similar to the pre-Crisis Earth-Two. She is found by the post-Crisis Earth-2 Huntress, who thinks she is her long-missing best friend, the Power Girl native to this world. In this new reality, the Justice Society of America has merged with Infinity, Inc. and is now known as Justice Society Infinity. Initially, Power Girl believes she has returned home, until the missing post-Crisis Earth-2 Power Girl reappears and declares that the other Power Girl is an impostor, and has caused the disappearance of the post-Crisis Earth-2 Superman. This turn of events results in the post-Crisis Earth-2 Power Girl and the Justice Society Infinity to go after the New Earth Power Girl.
The Power Girl of New Earth recruits the post-Crisis Earth-2 Michael Holt, who is a physics professor and father and has never become a costumed hero, to help her return to her source Earth. Holt constructs a device similar to the Cosmic treadmill used by Barry Allen to open a portal to New Earth. The Power Girl of New Earth returns home, followed by the Justice Society Infinity, who kidnap her and take her back to post-Crisis Earth-2. During the confrontation, Green Lantern and Jade are initially confused when they see each other, as the post-Crisis Earth-2 Jade's father, Alan Scott, is dead, and New Earth's Jade is dead as well. The JSI interrogate Power Girl for information on the post-Crisis Earth-2 Superman's whereabouts. The post-Crisis Earth-2 Power Girl assumes that the Superman the New Earth Power Girl said was dead was the post-Crisis Earth-2 Superman (rather than Kal-L who was killed by Superboy-Prime) and that the New Earth Power Girl had killed him. The Justice Society of New Earth arrives to stop her torture. Starman reveals that the re-creation of the Multiverse led to the creation of a Power Girl and Superman native to this new universe, post-Crisis Earth-2 and that the post-Crisis Earth-2 Superman is still alive. The Power Girl of New Earth then returns home along with her Justice Society but with no apology from her counterpart nor from the post-Crisis Earth-2 Huntress for their actions against her.
Reimagined: Earth 2 in The New 52
Cover to Earth 2 #1 (July 2012).
Art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis.
|Publication date||Earth 2: July 2012 – May 2015
Earth 2: Society: August 2015 – present
|Number of issues||Earth 2: 35 (#1–32 plus issues numbered 0, 15.1, 15.2 and 2 Annuals)
Earth 2: Society: 15 (as of August 2016 cover date)
|Writer(s)||James Robinson, Tom Taylor|
|Penciller(s)||Yıldıray Çınar, Tomas Giorello, Eduardo Pansica, Nicola Scott|
|Inker(s)||Tomas Giorello, Rob Hunter, Ruy Jose, Sean Parsons, Trevor Scott, Ryan Winn|
The Earth-2 concept has been revived as part of the publisher's The New 52 event, following another reboot of the DC Multiverse. The universe is covered in two series; Worlds' Finest, which focuses on the adventures of the Huntress and Power Girl on New Earth written by Paul Levitz, and Earth 2, originally written by James Robinson and then by Tom Taylor, which features the formation of the Justice Society. James Robinson, the original writer of Earth 2, describes the new Earth 2 as a complete reboot of the concept, with superheroes only just now appearing, similar to the "young hero" concept for the New 52 continuity, and with revamped costume designs.
In Earth 2, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman seemingly gave their lives in order to repel the Apokoliptan invasion, leaving behind a world with no heroes. Supergirl and Robin (Helena Wayne) end up stranded in the mainstream universe towards the end of the invasion. When the Earth-2 Solomon Grundy threatens the world, three new heroes team up to defeat him: the Flash (Jay Garrick), Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), and Green Lantern (Alan Scott). In later issues, Mister Terrific (Michael Holt) from the mainstream universe joins the team. Other heroes who have made appearances include Dr. Fate (Khalid Ben-Hassin), the Atom (Al Pratt), now nuclear-powered, the Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Mister Miracle, and Big Barda. Villains include Solomon Grundy, a now-villainous Terry Sloan, Wotan, Steppenwolf and what was thought to be a surviving, Darkseid-brainwashed Superman, which turned out to be a very powerful but genetically unstable Bizarro-type clone. Writer James Robinson left the series with issue #16 and Tom Taylor became the new writer at #17. Other new characters introduced as the series progresses include a female Red Tornado (with the consciousness of Lois Lane), a hyper-intelligent knowledge-assimilator known as Accountable (Jimmy Olsen), a new Batman (Thomas Wayne using Miraclo), a new version of Aquawoman (Marella), and a new Superman (Val-Zod, a Kryptonian and a childhood friend of Power Girl's who had been imprisoned by Terry Sloan).
Towards the end of the series, Darkseid launches a second invasion of Earth, which is depicted in both Earth 2 and the weekly series Earth 2: World's End. Another weekly series, The New 52: Futures End, depicts a possible future in which refugees from a destroyed Earth 2 come to Earth 0 and prompt society to fracture. Over the course of the series, several new characters are introduced, such as Yolanda Montez, an Avatar of the Red who is a counterpart of Alan Scott; a second Red Arrow, an Earth 2 equivalent of Oliver Queen; and Dick Grayson, a journalist who goes on a mission to find his son after his wife Barbara Gordon is killed during the invasion. Others change alignment; Wonder Woman and Steppenwolf's daughter Fury sides with Mister Miracle and the other heroes after Big Barda reveals her loyalty to Darkseid. Huntress and Power Girl return to Earth 2 as well to take part in a mad scramble to save the Earth and then later, to save its people along with a computerised record of human culture and life on Earth created by Bruce Wayne. In Earth 2: World's End #11, it is revealed that Highfather made a deal with Darkseid that he would not interfere with Darkseid's plans for conquest so long as Darkseid only preyed upon one Earth of the Multiverse, which was Earth 2, explaining the recurrent tragedies faced by this world in comparison to others. In the end, Darkseid is successful, and the Earth is destroyed, and attempts to take Earth 2's refugees to Earth 0 are prevented by a time travelling Tim Drake in Futures End. Just as the world ends, several of the Wonders are sent to the planet Telos by Brainiac, where they confront their counterparts from various parallel worlds, both present and extinct, in the Convergence miniseries. Over the course of the series, Batman dies and Dick Grayson, inspired by his Batman counterparts from other worlds, takes up the mantle from Thomas Wayne. Ultimately, the planet Telos is terraformed into a new Earth-like planet and sent to the Earth 2 dimension as a new home for its refugees. The heroes' fraught attempts at forming a new society, rapidly augmented by Terry Sloan's technology, is depicted in the follow-on series Earth 2: Society (Aug. 2015–).
The history of Earth-Two is slightly different from both real world history and the history of other DC continuities. For example, in classic Earth-Two stories, by the 1970s, Quebec is shown to be an independent nation autonomous from Canada. South Africa abolished apartheid sooner than in the real world. Unlike other DCU depictions of Atlantis, the Atlantean countries of Poseidonis and Tritonis were ruled by a queen, not a king (along with its inhabitants displaying surface dweller features and no capacity for underwater survival, as the Atlantis continent had been raised).
In addition, masked crimefighters are introduced decades earlier than in other universes later identified within DC Comics, and these participated in such historic conflicts as World War II. Franklin Delano Roosevelt founded both the Justice Society of America and the All-Star Squadron. Other events taking place decades earlier include the destruction of Krypton and the advent of advanced technology such as interstellar transportation and time travel.
Thousands of years ago, the Guardians of Earth-One's Universe expelled the vast majority of magic from their universe, sending it to Earth-Two. This resulted in a predominance of magic and a weakening of scientific laws within Earth-Two's universe.
A number of characters, heroes and villains, had counterparts on both Earth-One and Two. Generally speaking, the older Earth-Two versions were phased out or incorporated into their younger, Earth-One versions following Crisis on Infinite Earths. Several others were rebooted almost entirely, with their new versions having nothing in common with the old ones. For instance, Jim Corrigan of Earth-Two was a murdered police detective who served as the human host for the Spectre, while his Earth-One counterpart was a Metropolis police officer who often assisted Daily Planet cub reporter Jimmy Olsen and superhero Black Lightning. Many characters would often travel from one Earth to the other and interact with its natives or even immigrate. For example, Larry Jordan, the first Air Wave and native of Earth-Two, traveled to Earth-One under yet-unexplained circumstances, married Helen (the second Air Wave) and raised a son, Hal (the third Air Wave).
The New 52
|Notes||New Earth / Prime Earth
|Kal-L/Clark Kent||Kal-El/Clark Kent
|Superman was born on the planet Krypton, and arrived on Earth as a baby near the start of Earth's First World War. As Clark Kent, he was a reporter for the Daily Star, eventually becoming editor-in-chief and marrying its star reporter Lois Lane. Although he was erased of existence by the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60, he was restored to continuity in The Kingdom #2. He was killed by hero-turned-villain Superboy-Prime in Infinite Crisis #7, but later resurrected as a Black Lantern, along with his wife Lois.
In the New 52, Kal-El is far younger than the original Earth-Two version and only a little older than the mainstream Superman. His aged foster parents both survive to the present unlike that of the current mainstream Superman. He was also married to Lois Lane but she was killed. Superman was seemingly killed alongside Batman and Wonder Woman while fighting off an invasion from the planet Apokolips led by Steppenwolf. A supposedly resurrected Superman later appeared, having allied himself with Darkseid's forces. He is defeated by the remaining heroes of this world. While he was dying, it was revealed he was not the actual Superman but a Bizzaro-like creation. In Earth 2: World's End, Superman himself was preserved and somehow revived by DeSaad, who was using him as genetic source for Kryptonian clones for five years. He was eventually found and rescued by the new Wonders, who took him to safety. The extraction of DNA from his body after so many years corrupted him, leaving him powerless. He later decided to sacrifice himself once again, placing an end to the Parademon factories, saving untold millions across the planet. He was finally buried by his cousin and successor and the symbol from his uniform would from then on be worn by Kara in remembrance.
Val-Zod, is a Kryptonian, a pacifist refusing to openly fight against the forces of Darkseid occupying his Earth. Becoming the last of his House after his parents' execution by Krypton's court, Val quickly made friends with fellow orphan Kara Zor-El. Moments before Krypton's destruction, he, Kara, his foster brother and another child managed to escape and survive their planet's destruction. Through his trip, Val was educated by his parents' knowledge recorded on his capsule, teaching him that violence was the stupidest way to overcome issues. Falling on Earth, he was found by Terry Sloan who offered him asylum to "protect" him from the outside world, becoming a recluse. He was eventually found by the new Wonders. Suffering a panic attack after being freed, Lois tried to teach Val how to use his powers by finally going outdoors and after being enlightened by Dr. Fate, he decided to rise up and be Superman. He was also hiding beneath his hoodie, a uniform with the symbol of the House of El.
|Bruce Wayne||Bruce Wayne
|Bruce Wayne was raised by his paternal uncle, Philip, following the murder of his parents. Along with his close friend Superman (Kal-L), Batman participated in the Justice Society and the war-time All-Star Squadron. Eventually, he retired and became the police commissioner of Gotham City. Wayne married Selina Kyle (Catwoman), and had a daughter named Helena Wayne, who became a costumed adventurer known as the Huntress. In 1979, he died battling the escaped-convict Bill Jensen (Adventure Comics #462), who had been granted powerful magical abilities by Fredric Vaux (Adventure Comics #463) as part of a failed plot to remove all superheroes, and memory of them, from the world. Although this Batman was retconned out of existence by the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60. After the death of Bruce Wayne, Richard Grayson would assume the identity of Batman in one known occasion against the Joker. On many occasions Grayson performed as the senior partner of the new "Dynamic Duo" which consisted of himself and Helena Wayne in her role as the Huntress.
In the New 52, Batman is still married to Catwoman, and they have a daughter together, Helena Wayne, who became his sidekick, Robin. At some point, his wife, Selina was killed in action. Batman sacrifices himself alongside Superman and Wonder Woman against the invasion forces of Apokolips. His father, Thomas Wayne, who is revealed as being still alive, has succeeded his late son as the new Batman, using the drug Miraclo (and later Venom) to give him more strength. It has been revealed, that Bruce discovered that Thomas was alive and after a heated confrontation wherein Bruce learned the whole truth about his father's sordid past, he disowned Thomas. When Earth was threatened by Steppenwolf, Thomas traveled to the World Army's Arkham Command Center to free certain prisoners from the facility, releasing Aquawoman and James Olsen from their stasis cells to join his resistance. He also discovered the Joker among the prisoners and promptly killed him. Thomas would eventually be united with his granddaughter Helena, who was now going under the identity of the Huntress. In Convergence #3, Thomas, who has run out of his drug, is killed by various enemies of Batman from multiple timelines, while saving Dick Grayson.
In Earth 2: World's End, Dick Grayson is introduced as a reporter, having never become Robin or Nightwing. His wife is Barbara Gordon, with whom he has a son, Johnny. His family flee for their lives during Darkseid's invasion and they live in a refugee camp; Barbara dies and Johnny goes missing. After finding Johnny, they line up to board an evacuation ship though they are refused under the proviso of women and children first so Richard gives his son away again to a woman, who is already inside. He then joins the battle next to Batman in one of the reacquired spaceships but they get saved by Green Lantern, who transports them off the planet. Following the events of Convergence, he follows the rest of the heroes from his Earth, to their new home, where he takes the mantle of Batman, after Thomas Wayne's death.
|Diana Prince Trevor||Diana of Amazon Island||Princess Diana of Paradise Island, served as a member of the All-Star Squadron and soon after became secretary (later full-fledged member) of the Justice Society of America. As Diana Prince, she worked in the U.S. War Department as an assistant to intelligence officer Steve Trevor. Decades later, she and Trevor were married and had a daughter named Lyta, later known as Fury. Although Diana was retconned out of existence by the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60.
In the New 52, Wonder Woman, the daughter of Hippolyta, she had taken over command of the Amazons after her mother's death. She had an affair with Steppenwolf, though she was unaware of his true intentions, which resulted in her having a daughter, Fury, with whom she has a dysfunctional relationship. Diana came to Man's World to stop Apokoliptian invaders from abducting young Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent. With Mercury's help, she succeeded. The Amazons suffered heavily during Darkseid's invasion. The island was destroyed and all Amazons killed. The Gods joined the war effort, but were decimated. She was stabbed in the back by Steppenwolf in the battle for Earth with Apokolips, when she tries to buy time for Batman, resulting to her death.
|Jay Garrick||The Flash of Earth-Two is Jason Peter Garrick. As a college student, Garrick accidentally inhaled hard water vapors, (later stories would change this to heavy water vapors), after falling asleep in his laboratory where he had been smoking. As a result, he discovered that he can run at superhuman speed and had similarly fast reflexes. Decades later, Garrick became the first Justice Society member to learn of Earth-One's existence when he met his counterpart, Barry Allen. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Jay's history was slightly retconned, so he and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth. During Zero Hour, all the members of the JSA were aged to their chronological ages by the villain Extant, including Jay.
In the New 52, a 21-year-old recent college graduate, Jay is spurned by his girlfriend, Joan Williams, and possesses very little in terms of career prospects. He receives his "superspeed" from Mercury, a dying Olympian god who sees bravery in Jay, and is also the last god to fall following a war with Apokolips. Jay escapes a World Army Helicopter that sees the event as Mercury dies and tells Jay to run. He saves a couple from Apokorats, saying he will do it in 'a Flash', the man then mentions he heard the hero say something. While testing out his speed, he was confronted by Hawkgirl who had been expecting him. Jay and Hawkgirl soon discovered that the planet was being overtaken by a force called The Grey, and they journeyed to Washington, DC to put a stop to its avatar, Solomon Grundy. They defeated him with the help of the Green Lantern and The Atom. Unfortunately, Garrick's conflict with The Atom, his alliance with Hawkgirl, and his status as a metahuman made him an enemy of the World Army. A team of soldiers were sent Jay's mother's home to apprehend him but they escaped capture. He then joins the rest of the heroes to fight against Apokolips. In Earth 2: World's End, Jay is one of the heroes and civilians who immigrate from Earth 2 to their new home.
|Alan Scott||Green Lantern of Earth-Two is engineer Alan Scott. After a railroad accident, he is led from the wreck by a voice coming from a train lantern. It tells him to use part of the lantern to make a ring, and to recharge the ring by way of the lantern every 24 hours. The lantern was made from metal found in a meteor long ago. The source of Scott's power is the mystical "Starheart", the magical characteristics of the Earth-One universe gathered by the Guardians of the Universe. This collective force was hidden in the heart of a star and eventually became sentient. It helped to retard Scott's aging process. Alan subsequently met and quickly married a young woman named Alyx Florin, unaware that she was actually the schizophrenic but reformed villain Rose Canton (a.k.a. The Thorn). Alyx disappeared on their wedding night, starting a fire that led Alan to believe she had died. The two have a pair of children who would grow up and be raised separately by adoptive families as Jennifer-Lynn Hayden and Todd Rice. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Alan's history was slightly retconned, so he and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Alan is the young dynamic head of GBC productions. Scott is revealed to have a boyfriend named Sam, to whom he intends to propose while on vacation in China. Before he can do so, however, the train on which the couple is travelling is suddenly wrecked. A mysterious green flame protects Scott and heals him; a disembodied voice informs him that the crash was caused by a force that threatens the whole world, and that Sam did not survive. The grief-stricken Scott is then told that he will be given the power to avenge his love and protect the world. The flame creates a costume for him, and molds Sam's engagement ring into a power ring with which Scott can harness his power. Reborn as the Green Lantern, Scott proceeds to help the other survivors and swears vengeance for Sam. Green Lantern is associated with "The Green", a mystical realm/force that connects all plant life on Earth. He succeeded in defeating the Avatar of Grey with the help of other young heroes and later joined them in the war against Apokolips. Alan is one of the heroes, who immigrated from Earth 2 to their new home.
|Kara Zor-(E)L/Karen Starr||Power Girl is the cousin of Superman and she arrived on Earth(-Two) late in Superman's career, and assumed the name Karen Starr as her secret identity. She took his place in the Justice Society of America after he entered into semi-retirement to focus on his personal life. After the events of the Crisis on Infinite Earths and the merging of Earth-Two into New Earth, Power Girl was led to believe that she was a descendant of the Atlantean sorcerer Arion. This was later revealed to be a deception, and Kara's true Earth-Two heritage was revealed to her during the Infinite Crisis. Power Girl's existence was not revealed to the general public until years after her arrival. Her cousin Clark and his wife Lois provided her a family environment to assist her transition toward real life relationships. She came to regard her cousin and his wife as her "uncle" and "aunt" for raising her on Earth-Two despite being cousins by blood and marriage.
In the New 52, Kara is the cousin and adopted daughter of Clark Kent and Lois Lane and the Supergirl of her world. Prior to her arrival on Earth, she was friends with Val-Zod when they were raised together on Krypton. She and Helena Wayne were flung out of their universe and into Prime Earth, during Apokolips' invasion and after her "parents"' death. Kara and Helena established new identities to blend in, but they also sought a way to return home. As Karen Starr, she used her powers quietly, working to buy or "borrow" as much advanced technology as possible to that end. She soon became a public figure, and quite wealthy. Kara decided to assume the identity of Power Girl during her superheroic exploits. The duo eventually found their way back to Earth 2, where Kara was reunited with her friend Val-Zod, the new Superman. Power Girl is one of the heroes and civilians, who have immigrated from Earth 2 into their new home.
|Helena Wayne||Helena was born in 1957 to Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle Wayne, and grew up enjoying the benefits of being in a wealthy household. As a youth, she enjoyed a thorough education, as well as being trained by her parents, Batman and Catwoman, to become a superb athlete. After finishing school, she joined the law firm of Cranston and Grayson. In 1976, criminal Silky Cernak blackmailed his old boss Selina Kyle into resuming action once again as Catwoman, an act which eventually led to her death. Helena, deciding to bring Cernak to justice, created a costume for herself, fashioned some weapons from her parents' equipment (including her eventual trademark, a crossbow), and set out to bring him in. After accomplishing this, Helena decided to continue to fight crime, under the code name "the Huntress." Helena continued to fight crime as the Huntress formally joining her father's former ward Dick Grayson as his junior partner and later became a member of the revitalized Justice Society of America as well as that of Infinity, Inc. Due to Crisis on Infinite Earths, she was erased from existence.
In The New 52 continuity, Helena Wayne fought alongside her father as Robin. During Apokolips' invasion, her father sacrificed his life, with Helena witnessing it. She was later stranded on Prime Earth along with Kara Zor-El, where she served as the Huntress. Helena later appears in Italy to combat the local mafia after hearing their role in recent kidnappings and slave trading. She returns to Earth-2 along with Power Girl during Darkseid's second invasion in Earth 2: World's End, where she is united with her grandfather the new Batman, only to end up evacuating the planet once again after the forces of Apokolips consumed it. She takes with her a codex her father left behind containing all of Earth-2's history, DNA, and blueprints for rebuilding their world.
|Shiera Saunders Hall||Kendra Munoz-Saunders||Hawkgirl of Earth-Two was Shiera Saunders, companion of Carter Hall (Hawkman). Centuries ago, Chay-Ara and her lover Prince Khufu were killed by Hath-Set with a knife forged from an alien metal called the nth metal. The properties of the metal and the strength of the duo's love created a bond between them, causing them to be reborn multiple times throughout the centuries. Saunders and Hall were eventually married and had a son named Hector Hall. She was also a member of the All-Star Squadron and a close associate of the Justice Society of America. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Shiera's history was slightly retconned, so she and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth. Shiera died when she was merged with Carter and Katar Hol to form a new Hawkman version, a "hawk god" creature, during the events of Zero Hour. In Brightest Day, Shiera was one of a small group of people to be resurrected by the light of the White Lantern Power Battery.
In the New 52, Kendra Saunders is a professional treasure hunter, and was hired by the World Army before an unrevealed event occurred in Egypt that resulted in the grafting of wings to Kendra's back, the same time Khalid Ben-Hassin found the Helmet of Fate. Her full origin has not been revealed other than some insinuation of her background as part of a secret program that included Al Pratt. She alongside the Flash, Green Lantern and Doctor Fate form the Wonders of the World, who battled Apokolips during its second invasion. Kendra has since immigrated, along with the rest of the heroes and civilians, from Earth 2 into their new home.
|Kent Nelson||Khalid Ben-Hassin||Doctor Fate was Kent Nelson, who was orphaned as a child after his archaeologist father was killed for opening the tomb of the wizard Nabu. The wizard raised Nelson and taught him the ways of magic, eventually giving him a mystical amulet and the Helmet of Fate, which contained Nabu's essence. Whenever Nelson wore the helmet, his personality melded with that of Nabu. Dr. Fate's first encounter with a hero of that era was the Spectre, the wrath of God. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Kent's history was slightly retconned, so he and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth.
In the New 52, the current Doctor Fate is Khalid Ben-Hassin. He is an associate of Kendra Saunders who discovers the Helmet of Nabu in a tomb in Egypt, but is reluctant to use its power due to the increasing presence of Nabu's spirit affecting his thoughts and sanity. After Superman mercilessly attacks him, Khalid becomes traumatized and psychologically damaged by the ordeal. Dr Fate has since joined the rest of his Earth's heroes to battle the forces of Apokolips. Khalid then immigrated along with the others from Earth 2 to their new home.
|Aquaman||Marella/Aquawoman||Given superhuman strength and the ability to live underwater and communicate with marine life by his scientist father, the young man grew up to fight for justice as Aquaman. He briefly joined the All-Star Squadron but preferred to work alone. He was retconned out of existence by the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60.
In the New 52, the rightful ruler of Atlantis is Queen Marella, who became an ally of the Wonders of the World after she was freed by Batman from the Black Basement of the Arkham Command Center, where she was kept as a prisoner of the World Army, in stasis, after she was captured. She was referred by her alias "Aquawoman" by James Olsen, but she was hastened to say that the nickname was something she abhorred. She assisted Batman and the other heroes in locating the Kryptonian Val-Zod before returning to Atlantis but vowed to help when called. During Apokolips' second invasion, Marella joined the fight against Darkseid and she was the one, who unleashed the Avatar of "The Blue", Azathoth, which was kept hidden underneath Atlantis, from an underwater sleep. Marella eventually immigrated along with the rest of heroes and civilians from Earth 2 to their new home.
|Abigail Mathilda "Ma" Hunkel||Lois Lane||The original Red Tornado of Earth-Two is a widow known as "Ma" Hunkel. While her children were in their youth, Hunkel ran a small Manhattan grocery store. One of the first superhero parodies, her costume consisted of longjohns and a cooking pot which she wore on her head. Because of her roly-poly build, she was able to successfully masquerade as a man. Although a costume mishap prevented her from attending the first meeting of the Justice Society of America, she eventually became an honorary member. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Ma's history was slightly retconned, so she and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth.
In the New 52, the Red Tornado was an android which grew out of the World Army's "Red Files" initiative. In the spirit of other heroes, this android was built but never successfully activated. The robot was requisitioned by Terrence Sloan and was activated for the battle between Fury and Mister Miracle and Barda. The Red Tornado was devoid of emotion until an intervention from General Samuel Lane, who, with the help of Dr. Robert Crane, transfers the mind of his deceased daughter Lois, who died during the events of the first Apokoliptian invasion at the Daily Planet, into the robotic body. Lois was forced to accept her new existence as a robot just as the Arkham facility, where Lois was resurrected, was destroyed by forces of Apokolips, killing her father. Lois joined the fight against Apokolips during the second invasion and helped another Kryptonian, Val-Zod, become acclimated to using his powers for the sake of good. She even had to face a clone of her deceased husband, who was working for Darkseid and claiming to be the original Superman. Lois was eventually reunited with her adopted daughter and her husband's cousin, Power Girl, who returned to Earth 2 after five years of absence. Lois has since immigrated along with the rest of the heroes and civilians from Earth 2 to their new home.
|Terry Sloan(e)||Terry Sloane was a rich man whose photographic memory, Olympic-level athletic skills, and mastery of the martial arts made him a virtual Renaissance man. After graduating college at age thirteen, he eventually became a renowned business leader. Having accomplished all of his goals by his early 20s, Terry felt there were no challenges left for him to pursue, leading him towards suicidal tendencies. However, upon seeing a young woman jump from a bridge, Sloane reacted quickly and saved her. He learned her name was Wanda Wilson. Sloane assisted her brother, who had been caught up in a gang, by adopting his Mister Terrific persona. He then created the "Fair Play Club" to stymie growing juvenile delinquency. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Terry's history was slightly retconned, so he and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Terry Sloan, a government research scientist before his planet was attacked by Steppenwolf, found himself on the front lines of the war, using the identity Mister 08, the Eighth Wonder of the World. However, while researching avenues of counter-attack, he received visions of the future. Acting to prevent these visions during his final mission, he blew up an alien device, destroying four nations. Going AWOL, nothing is known of his actions from then on, except that he was apparently preparing for the onset of a new age of wonders. When Michael Holt, a superhero from another world, landed in Manhattan, Sloan was there to kidnap him to prevent his vision from coming through. After Apokolips' second invasion, Sloan immigrated, along with the rest of the heroes and civilians, from Earth 2 to their new home. In Earth 2: Futures End, it was implied by another version of him from an unknown parallel Earth, that this Sloan is not a native of Earth 2, but whether this is true or even that a version of him from Earth 2 actually exists, have yet to be revealed.
|Al Pratt||The Atom of Earth-Two was college-student-turned-physicist Al Pratt. Pratt's tenure as the Atom was particularly notable, inasmuch as he was barely five feet (1.5 m) in height, and had no superpowers for much of his career. Through intense training, he achieved peak physical condition and became a fierce brawler. Among Golden Age members of the Justice Society, only Wildcat and Batman were considered more formidable in hand-to-hand combat. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Al's history was slightly retconned, so he and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Al is a U.S. Sergeant in charge of a squad carrying an atomic bomb meant to neutralize an Apokoliptian tower responsible for transporting Parademons to Earth. His squad however is attacked while en route to the tower and the bomb is detonated. Al is later found unharmed in the center of a giant hand print in the ground. Five years later, Al has become a captain in the World Army and is operating as a superhero codenamed "the Atom", possessing the atomic energy powers and size-changing powers. Al is deployed as the Atom to take down Grundy who is rampaging across Washington DC. After dropping mid air from his transport, Al enlarges and lands on Grundy, ordering the Flash, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl to stand down. Al eventually defeated Grundy, with the help of the other heroes. Al's next appearance was in Dherain's inland steppes with Sandman and Red Arrow to deal with the parademon forces protecting its borders and they were soon joined by the Wonders of the World. During Apokolips' second invasion, and while helping evacuate as many World Army soldiers from their outposts as he could, a Superman clone working for Darkseid severed Al's right arm with his heat vision and used it to fell him to the ground before flying off. Al spent most of his time in a medically induced coma, and was awakened to perform one last mission. Using his size altering abilities he was dropped down a small hole and expanded to create an underground cavern to house the last remaining survivors of Earth 2, at the expense of his own life. As a token of gratitude, the people of Earth 2 named it Atom's Haven.
|Wesley Dodds||The Sandman was one of DC's early "Mystery Men," and DC has used the name for several different characters. He was a member of the Justice Society. His shtick was to run around in a gasmask with a sleeping gas gun. Originally the character has no special abilities, but he was retroactively given the ability to have prophetic dreams. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Wesley's history was slightly retconned, so he and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Dodds works for the World Army. In Washington DC is attacked by Solomon Grundy, Commander Wesley Dodds, along with his Sandmen paramilitary force, is sent to retrieve and save President Lightfoot. They are later assigned by Commander Khan in a special and unofficial mission to infiltrate Terry Sloane's secret facility. Wesley and his Sandmen would later be present during the World Army's attack on Dherain along with Atom and Red Arrow. The group later came into conflicted with Green Lantern, Flash, and Doctor Fate who were also attacking Dherain. Just as the two groups were about to reach an agreement they are attacked by the Hunger Dogs. The Wonders were no match for the Hunger Dogs, however and Wesley's Sandmen were decimated leaving him and one other alive. Sandman has since immigrated, along with the rest of the heroes and civilians, from Earth 2 to their new home.
|Henry "Hank" Haywood/Commander Steel||Henry Heywood Jr./Captain Steel||Hank Haywood enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to their involvement in WW II, but was injured when saboteurs attacked his base. As a biology student under the tutelage of Doctor Gilbert Giles, his former professor performed extensive surgery on him with mechanized steel devices that facilitate normal human functions only on a superhuman level. He adopted the persona "Commander Steel", and started fighting fifth columnist saboteurs before being sent to Europe on secret missions. He later also became a member of the All-Star Squadron. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Hank's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Henry Heywood Jr. was born in the Philippines and suffered from a rare birth defect that would have caused his bones to crumble before he was eighteen. He was saved from his affliction by his scientist father Henry Sr. who used a special metal alloy to make his bones stronger by binding with his DNA; however, it replaced the bones and some of his vital organs entirely, while imbuing him with super-strength and a mental control over machinery. Henry's father tried to turn in his work to the World Army, but he and Henry, Jr. were attacked by Apokolips's forces. Rather than have his work taken by the Parademons, Henry, Sr. took his own life and destroyed his documents. After the Apokolips War ended, Henry Jr. joined the World Army and took the code-name "Captain Steel". Captain Steel was sent on a mission to Rio de Janeiro to enter one of the fire pits left by the war, but something went wrong and Heywood left the pit after 35 hours, warning the people to close the pit before the Red Lantern got out, as she intended to kill the world. Because of Henry's durability, he has lost touch with his humanity causing him to make emotionless choices and react coldly. During Apokolips' second invasion, Henry defends Earth 2 from the Parademons, along with the rest of the agents of World's Army. He is later seen surveying the colony, known as Atom's heaven with Commander Sato and they talk about the relative peace of the underground refuge compared to the war on the surface. Captain Steel is one of heroes, who along with the rest of the civilians, immigrate from Earth 2 to their new home.
|Oliver Queen||Connor Hawke/Red Arrow
Oliver Queen/Red Arrow
|Oliver Queen was born to an average family in the western United States during or soon after World War I. Living alongside Native Americans on reservation land, Queen began a lifelong appreciation of the tribal lifestyle of the native Indians, becoming an Indian historian and even developing a proficiency with archery. When he sought to rebuild his vast and prized Indian relic collection from thieves, he took up his bow for the first time against evil doers. Deciding to continue on, Queen became the master archer known as the "Green Arrow" for the rest of his life. His large collection of artifacts and relics of the Native Americans, which he would lend out to various museums, afforded him a large personal fortune. Green Arrow later became a member of the All-Star Squadron and the Seven Soldiers of Victory. He died in 1985 during Crisis on Infinite Earths, and was retconned out of existence by the events of that series and All-Star Squadron #60.
In the New 52, Connor Hawke is an operative of the World Army under the codename Red Arrow. He was sent to Dherain along with Atom, the Sandmen to stop Steppenwolf, but they had to deal with Green Lantern, Flash, and Doctor Fate who also launched an attack against Steppenwolf. The group was then attacked by the Hunger Dogs, while they tried to reach common ground. Red Arrow along with the other heroes are quickly subdued by the Hunger Dogs, however and left unconscious on the battle field. He later awoke after being healed by Doctor Fate and went along with the other Wonders to aid the World Army's forces. Connor is later killed by monsters unleashed by the invading forces of the planet Apokolips. Originally, it was intended for Red Arrow to be called "Roy McQueen", a mix of Roy Harper and Oliver Queen but the name never appeared in the comics and the character was eventually named Connor Hawke.
In Earth 2: Worlds End, Oliver Queen, who is the new Red Arrow, is revealed by Thomas and Helena Wayne to be protecting Bruce Wayne's secret files which contain information on all of Earth 2's history, culture, and life, an ultimate back-up plan should the world ever become doomed. Batman, Huntress and Red Arrow later arrive at Atom’s Haven with the Codex, ready to get it off-world. Red Arrow is one of the heroes, who along with the rest of the civilians, immigrate from Earth 2 to their new home.
|James "Jimmy" Olsen||James "Jimmy" Olsen/Accountable/Doctor Impossible||James Olsen was originally a junior reporter paired to learn from the Lead Investigative Reporters of the Daily Star, Clark Kent and his often competing partner Lois Lane-Kent. It was through this pairing by then Managing editor George Taylor that then young Olsen would learn the skills and established the deep friendship that would serve him throughout his long life namely his deep friendship with Clark Kent who would ultimately advance his one-time junior partner to the position of Managing Editor of the Daily Star in Olsen's later years. Olsen either died from old age before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, or he died along with all the people who were on Earth-Two when it was destroyed in the Crisis.
In the New 52, the teenager Jimmy Olsen was a hacktivist who went by the web-name Accountable. The scale and effectiveness of his activities led the public to assume he was an entire organization. He was eventually captured by the World Army and imprisoned at their Arkham Base. Jimmy would be freed by the new Batman, Red Tornado, and Sonia Sato along with fellow prisoner Aquawoman. As Accountable, Jimmy revealed a power to interact with and manipulate electronic data, making him a powerful asset the Wonders and World Army in the fight against Darkseid. Over the war, he shows a stunning affinity for interacting with the Apokoliptian Mother Box as well, which actually bonds with him. Before the Mother Box leaves his body, it calls Jimmy part of the Source and after that, Olsen is left a changed man, implying that he became a New God. Jimmy later immigrates, along with the rest of the heroes and civilians, from Earth 2 to their new home. In Earth 2: Society, upon arriving on the New Earth 2, Jimmy reveals himself in a new costume and refers to himself as Doctor Impossible.
|Hippolyta "Lyta" Trevor||Unknown||The daughter of Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor; as a result of this lineage, Lyta had all her mother's powers. Lyta later adopted the identity of the Fury, named after the Furies of mythology, and was one of the founding members of Infinity Inc. She also began a relationship with her teammate Hector Hall, the Silver Scarab, who she had met as a child, and now shared classes with at UCLA, which led to their engagement. Shortly after their decision to marry, Hector was possessed by an enemy of his father, Hawkman, and killed. It turned out that Fury was pregnant with Hector's child, and it was instrumental in the Silver Scarab's defeat. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Lyta's history was greatly retconned, so she and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth. She was no longer the daughter of Wonder Woman but of Helena Kosmatos.
In the New 52, she is the daughter of the late Wonder Woman and Steppenwolf of Apokolips. She is the last Amazon, as the other Amazons had perished five years earlier during the Apokoliptian invasion of Earth 2. She is shown to be working with Steppenwolf. As mentioned in the Earth 2 comic "Fury and Big Barda are evenly matched in strength, as well as skill". It is also mentioned that Big Barda trained her, along with her father Steppenwolf. It is later revealed that Fury has been brainwashed by her father, during all her time with him. She later joins the rest of the heroes against Apokolips' forces. After Earth 2's destruction, Fury flees along with the rest of the heroes and civilians to her new home.
|Cyrus Gold||Solomon Grundy||In the late 19th century, a wealthy merchant named Cyrus Gold is murdered and his body disposed of in Slaughter Swamp, near Gotham City. Fifty years later, the corpse is reanimated as a huge shambling figure with almost no memory of its past life. He shows up in a hobo camp and, when asked about his name, one of the few things he can recall is that he was "born on a Monday". One of the men at the camp mentions the nursery rhyme character Solomon Grundy (who was born on a Monday), and Gold adopts the moniker. Solomon Grundy falls into a life of crime—or, perhaps returns to one as his scattered residual memories may indicate—attracting the attention of the Green Lantern, Alan Scott. Grundy proves to be a difficult opponent, with an inherent resistance to Scott's powers. He apparently kills Green Lantern, who gives off a green flash. Liking this flash, Grundy commits murders hoping to see the flash again. However the first fight ends when Grundy is hurled under a train by Green Lantern. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Grundy's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Grundy personifies "The Grey" life-destroying forces and opposes the "The Green" forces that choose Alan Scott as their champion. Originally, a slaughterhouse worker in 1898, his wife was raped by his callous foreman, and she killed herself on the job. When the foreman made the workers feed the body to the crocodiles, Grundy snapped, killed his foreman and everyone else in the slaughterhouse, then committed suicide, but apparently something happened immediately afterwards. He later attacks Washington DC to get Alan's attention. Flash, Hawkgirl, and Green Lantern fight him, but Atom brings him down temporarily by jumping onto him at giant size. The battle continues until Scott once again exiles Grundy to the moon where neither he nor the "Grey" can do any damage. During Apokolips' second invasion, the Parliament of Elements reach the conclusion that all the Avatars, including Grundy, must combine their power into one source to overcome the strength of the Deathspawn, Darkseid's monstrous child and save Earth 2, so Green Lantern is chosen to be the last remaining Avatar. After their fusion Grundy disappears.
|Yolanda Montez/Wildcat II||Yolanda Montez||Yolanda Montez's mother was experimented on by an insane scientist while pregnant, but unlike his other test subjects, he lost track of them when they moved from Mexico to the US. Yolanda eventually developed super powers which gave her feline characteristics. When her god father, Ted Grant, the original Wildcat was injured, she decided to succeed him, joining Infinity, Inc soon afterward. Yolanda remained with Infinity Inc. until the team disbanded, but she was later killed by Eclipso. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Yolanda's history was slightly retconned, so she became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Yolanda is a Mexican student and the Avatar of "The Red", which initially chose her cousin, Alejandro but she volunteered to take his place. She was subsequently sent to the Tower of Fate, where she became its "Great Beast" until a time when she would be needed. In her time as that beast, she fought with the second batch of the Wonders of the World upon them entering the Tower. Yolanda is then captured by DeSaad who used her to power a firepit. She is later freed from enslavement and gives up her power to make Alan Scott stronger. While stranded on the planet Telos in Convergence, she is taunted by Deimos about her past lives in previous iterations of the Multiverse, and discovers she has residual animal-like senses, claws, and reflexes from her time as Avatar of "The Red." Yolanda is one of the heroes and civilians, who immigrate from Earth 2 to their new home.
|Selina Kyle-Wayne||Selina Kyle was originally a criminal in Gotham City, and was initially one of the primary foes of Batman and Robin. Selina reformed in the 1950s (after the events of Batman #69) and married Bruce Wayne. Soon afterwards, the couple gave birth to their only child, Helena Wayne. Selina eventually died in 1976 after being blackmailed by a criminal into going into action again as Catwoman (as shown in DC Super-Stars #17). Shortly after her mother's death, Helena Wayne donned the costume of the Huntress and brought the man, who blackmailed her, to justice. She was retconned out of existence by the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60.
In the New 52, Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne are married, and their daughter, Helena Wayne, is that universe's Robin. Selina was the one who supported Helena into becoming Robin, as Bruce was opposed to that, not wanting his daughter to risk her life, fighting crime. On the present day, Selina acts as a superhero but it is unknown if she has reformed or was never a supervillain in the first place. It is revealed, in Worlds' Finest #0, that Selina was killed while trying to stop what she believed was a human trafficking ring.
|Lois Lane-Kent||see Red Tornado*||Lois was an aggressive, career-minded reporter for the Daily Star. She begun dating her colleague, Clark Kent, with whom she had an antagonistic relationship at first, and they later get married. Lois finds out on their honeymoon that Clark is Superman, after she tried to cut his hair as he slept. When Kent succeeded Tom Taylor as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Star, Lois became its lead investigative reporter. Lois shared with her husband's biological cousin, Power Girl, a mother-daughter kind of relationship. During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Lois chose to accompany her husband who along with Superboy-Prime and Alexander Luthor, Jr. into a paradise-like dimension as her native Earth and family and friends had all been erased from existence in favor of just one surviving Earth. Ultimately dying from a mysterious illness, she was taken from that artificial Earth and buried alongside her husband on New Earth.||Lois Lane|
|Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin||see Batman*||Dick Grayson was born in the late 1920s, and continued to be Robin even as an adult, having no successors even after Batman's death. His allies included the All-Star Squadron along with Batwoman and Bat-Girl. He eventually became a member of the Justice Society of America. During his later years, he adopted a more Batman-like look for a time, and by the 1960s had become a lawyer, the full partner in the law firm of Cranston and Grayson, and the ambassador to South Africa. On many occasions Grayson performed as the senior partner of the new "Dynamic Duo" which consisted of himself and Helena Wayne. He died in 1985 during Crisis on Infinite Earths, and was retconned out of existence by the events of that series and All-Star Squadron #60.
|Roy Harper||see Red Arrow*||Roy Harper was an orphan who became the ward of Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow. As Speedy, he was the Green Arrow's partner and a member of both the All-Star Squadron and the Seven Soldiers of Victory. He was retconned out of existence by the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60.||Speedy|
|Jonathan L. Thunder
|Jonni Thunder||Jonni and her father, Jim Thunder, started the "J. Thunder Detective Agency" in Los Angeles, California. After her father's death, Jonni learned about the story of a statue her he possessed, which was found in a South American country and given to Jim by a man he himself had put in jail. She eventually retrieved the statue from a repair shop where it had ended up. Jonni inadvertently released the energy of the statue, freeing the creature called Thunderbolt. Jonni apparently had mental control over the Thunderbolt creature, though she herself was rendered unconscious when it was active. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Jonni's history was slightly retconned, so she became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Jonni Thunder was one of the prisoners at Arkham Base. They were all released by John Constantine of Prime Earth, in order to help him return to his Earth. The group then arrive at the Chicago World Army refugee stronghold whereupon they witness Barbara Grayson's death and the group slaughter the men and board the train, and whilst the train begins to depart Richard Grayson hands his son over to Jonni. Upon their arrival at Atom's Haven, Brainwave tells Todd and Jonni of his plan to entrap the minds of the refugee-seekers to better enable their transition into the space ship and they agree to assist him with this. Jonni finds Todd, Ted Grant and Richard Grayson about to fight and stops them, telling Rice that it's only fair to let him know about his son and the two inform Grayson and Grant of Brainwave's plan. Obsidian tells the two to follow him through the tunnels to find King, Jr. When they find him, Brainwave takes control of Jonni and Obsidian's minds leaving them powerless to stop him from nearly killing Grayson until Batman and Huntress rend him unconscious and free their minds. Jonni later fought against the forces of Apokolips, trying to protect Atom's Heaven.
|Todd Rice/Obsidian||Todd James Rice is the biological son of Alan Scott and the villain known as Thorn. Todd was raised in an abusive adoptive home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He found out in his late teens that he had a twin sister, Jennie-Lynn Hayden. They met, discovered they both had superpowers and, operating under the assumption that Green Lantern was their father, decided to follow in his footsteps. Jade and Obsidian became founding members of the hero group Infinity, Inc, which comprised those who continued the legacy of the JSA. Obsidian apparently inherited schizophrenia from his mother, Thorn, but eventually he was cured of his mental imbalance. After being cured, Obsidian retired but after his sister's death he returned to the superheroics. It was during this time that Todd finally came to terms with the fact that he was gay. He later met and fell in love with Damon Matthews, an assistant district attorney. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Todd's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Rice was one of the prisoners at Arkham Base. They were all released by John Constantine of Prime Earth, in order to help him return to his Earth. This version is depicted as an African-American and is not related with Alan Scott. One of his fellow prisoners, Karn, who was also freed by Constantine, refused to work alongside Todd due to the fact that he is black but he was immediately shot dead by John. Upon their arrival at Atom's Haven, Brainwave tells Todd and Jonni of his plan to entrap the minds of the refugee-seekers to better enable their transition into the space ship and they agree to assist him with this. Jonni finds Todd, Ted Grant and Richard Grayson about to fight and stops them, telling Rice that it's only fair to let him know about his son and the two inform Grayson and Grant of Brainwave's plan. Obsidian tells the two to follow him through the tunnels to find King, Jr. When they find him, Brainwave takes control of Jonni and Obsidian's minds leaving them powerless to stop him from nearly killing Grayson until Batman and Huntress rend him unconscious and free their minds. Obsidian later dies, during Apokolips' second invasion.
|Henry King, Sr./Brain Wave
Henry King, Jr./Brainwave
|Henry King, Jr.||Henry King, Sr. was a super-villain who used his psionic powers to fight the Justice Society of America. He was married to Merry Pemberton, and they had a child who would become his heroic successor. King was a member of the Injustice Society and later of the Secret Society of Super-Villains. Henry King ultimately died protecting his son. As a last redemption, Henry King also transferred all his mental powers to his son. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so King Sr.'s history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
King, Jr. is the son of the criminal Brain Wave and the superheroine Gimmick Girl. He would remain mostly hidden from the condemnation of his famous parents until he attained early adulthood and sought to actively pursue an active crime-fighting career in some measure to atone for his father's past deeds. He later joined the group called Infinity, Inc., which was formed by his uncle, Sylvester Pemberton, the original Star-Spangled Kid. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so King Jr.'s history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Henry King, Jr. was one of the prisoners at Arkham Base. They were all released by John Constantine of Prime Earth, in order to help him return to his Earth. Soon after their arrival at Atom's Haven Brainwave begins to enslave the minds of the refugee-seekers to better enable their transition into the space ship he had acquired and the others assist him with his plan. He then brought all of those he controlled before him to board his shuttle; unbeknownst to him Richard and Ted Grant were also within the crowd. Upon discovering Richard, and subsequently his innate resistance to his mental powers, King, Jr. takes control of his compatriots and Ted Grant forcing him to level his gun at Richard. At the very last second Batman and Huntress arrive and knock him unconscious, thereby releasing the minds of those he controlled leaving them to descend into a frenzy.
|Ted Grant||As an orphan, Ted Grant took up a position as a heavyweight boxer. He eventually became tangled in his sinister managers' plans, and was arrested for a murder he did not commit. He became a fugitive and created a costume of a large black cat, taking the name of Wildcat and vowing to clear his name. He brought the real criminals to justice, as the villains were forced to confess and Grant's name was cleared. Wildcat continued to fight against crime. He became a member of the Justice Society of America and the All-Star Squadron. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Ted's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Ted Grant appears as a boxer living in the same in the World Army refugee camp as Dick and Barbara Grayson during Darkseid's second invasion of Earth. After Barbara's death, Ted trains Dick in fighting techniques and self-defense, and joins him on a mission to recover his lost son. Ted is one of the heroes and civilians, who immigrate from Earth 2 to their new home.
|Robert Crane||Dr. Robert Crane worked for years on perfecting a mechanical body that could sustain a human brain after the human body was unable to continue supporting the brain. Criminals found out about Crane's experiment thinking that it could provide a form of immortality, so they tried to steal it and force Crane to tell them how to operate it. Crane refused and attempted to escape but the gangsters shot and left him to die. Crane's partner decided to transplant Crane's brain into the robot body, in order to save him. Crane became Robotman and let the world believe that he was actually dead, adopting a new alias. He was a member of the All-Star Squadron during World War II. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Robert's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Robert Crane was one of the scientists working on the Red Tornado project for the World Army. Crane was apparently killed with Sam Lane during a cave-in at the World Army Arkham Base, caused by Apokolips' forces. Crane would end up surviving the cave-in, but only by having his brain placed in a robotic body created by Terry Sloan.
|Lee Walter Travis||Lee Travis||A wealthy newsman, Lee Walter Travis was the Crimson Avenger. He and his partner Wing were among the first "mystery men", beginning their crimefighting careers in 1938. They were both members of the All-Star Squadron and the Seven Soldiers of Victory. Wing sacrificed his life to defeat the Nebula Man, while a terminally ill Crimson Avenger died piloting a ship away from the docks before it could explode (DC Comics Presents #38). In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Lee's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, Lee Travis is an African-American woman and a television news reporter who was working for the Global Broadcasting Corporation. She was the reporter who covered the emergence of the new Wonders as they dealt with the life-sucking creature known as Grundy. She later covered the fight that the Wonders had with Doctor Fate's main nemesis Wotan, as well as the battle between Green Lantern and Steppenwolf that resulted in the hero's death at the hands of both Steppnwolf and Brutaal. Lee works along with her cameraman, the young James Wing.
|James "Jim" Lockhart||Lockhart was a gifted engineer and U.S. Navy man who built an amazing one-man submarine he called the Red Torpedo. He used his sub to combat lawlessness at sea and fight against the Nazi's and Japanese forces during WWII. hE joined Uncle Sam as one of the first members of the Freedom Fighters. After his survival during World War II, Jim retired the name Red Torpedo. He started a company, Lockhart Navionics, that designed seafaring craft. Lockhart Navionics made Lockhart billions of dollars, through military contracts. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Jim's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
In the New 52, the World Army, under the Red Files program, contracted an inventor named Jim Lockhart to build a "Red Torpedo" (submarine) that will be able to withstand the heat of one of the flaming pits in Rio de Janeiro as it is the only place where life has been able to flourish near one. Captain Steel meets with Lockhart and then he gets in the Red Torpedo, plummeting deep into the fire pit. Thirty-five hours later, a panicked Jim Lockhart reports to Amar Khan that someone is emerging from the fire pit, but it takes some time before he can identify the figure. It is a clearly injured and shaken Captain Steel, who has been separated from the Red Torpedo.
|Dinah Drake Lance||N/A||Dinah Drake would become the Black Canary, a costumed vigilante that at first posed as a criminal in order to break up gangs. This would bring her into conflict with Johnny Thunder and his Thunderbolt, who developed an unrequited romantic interest in Black Canary. Dinah would soon abandon her posing as a criminal and would later become a crime fighter. One of the few female members of the Justice Society's World War II roster, she would later marry her detective friend Larry Lance. After her husband's death, she was mistakenly believed to have migrated to Earth-One. Eventually, it was revealed that Drake died from radiation poisoning, and that the Black Canary who journeyed to Earth-One was her daughter. Following the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60, Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Drake's history was slightly retconned, so she became the original Black Canary of the main Earth.||Black Canary|
|Jim Harper||N/A||Jim Harper was a rookie cop in the Metropolis Police Department, walking his beat in Suicide Slum, and the street-level vigilante, the Guardian. He was also the uncle of Roy Harper, who was better known as Green Arrow's teen sidekick, Speedy. During World War II, he became a member of the All-Star Squadron, though mostly as a reserve. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Jim's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.||Guardian|
|Molly Mayne||N/A||Molly Mayne was a former criminal, known as Harlequin. Mayne developed a crush on Scott and, donning a colorful costume, started a life of crime to attract his attention. In 1948, Mayne betrayed her Injustice Society teammates in order to save the lives of the Justice Society. A subsequent deal with the U.S. government allowed her to work as an undercover agent for the FBI in return for amnesty for her past crimes. Years later, after the death of his first wife Rose/Thorn, Alan Scott realized that he had loved Molly all this time and they were married. Following the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths, where Earth-Two was merged into New Earth, Molly's history was slightly retconned, so she became a native of the main Earth.
Marcie Cooper was the granddaughter of Dan Richards, the original Manhunter. As a teenager, she was recruited to join the Manhunters, the alien organization which was secretly attempting to dominate the Earth. Appealing to Cooper's greed, the Manhunters got her a job working alongside Molly Mayne, at KGLX radio, a position she used to enable her to get to know members of Infinity, Inc. and infiltrate the group's circle of friends. When the Manhunters launched their offensive against Earth,Cooper used Mayne's illusion casting glasses to become the new Harlequin and attack Infinity Inc, also attempting to murder her own grandfather along the way. Cooper was eventually taken into custody and has not been seen since. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Marcie's history was slightly retconned, so she became a native of the main Earth.
|Carter Hall||N/A||Hawkman of Earth-Two was the archaeologist Carter Hall, companion of Shiera Saunders (Hawkgirl). Centuries ago, Chay-Ara and her lover Prince Khufu were killed by Hath-Set with a knife forged from an alien metal called the nth metal. The properties of the metal and the strength of the duo's love created a bond between them, causing them to be reborn multiple times throughout the centuries. Hall an Saunders were eventually married and had a son named Hector Hall. He was also a member of the All-Star Squadron and a close associate of the Justice Society of America. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Carter's history was slightly retconned, so he and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth.
|Johnny Chambers/Johnny Quick||N/A||Johnny Quick was a newsreel photographer who mastered the power of superspeed by reciting a mathematical formula: "3X2(9YZ)4A". Inspired by the Flash, Chambers created a costume for himself and began calling himself "Johnny Quick" in obvious imitation of his hero. During World War II, he was drafted into service as a member of the All-Star Squadron. After the war, Quick would resume his mostly solo actions and joined the reconstituted Justice Society before it was officially disbanded. While the formula did indeed increase Chambers' speed to vastly superhuman levels, Chambers top speed was FAR below that of Jay Garrick's normal speed. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Johnny's history was slightly retconned, so he and the rest of JSA became natives of the main Earth.|
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|N/A||Donald "Dan" Richards attended the police academy with his girlfriend's brother, Jim, who was at the top of the class, while Dan was at the very bottom. After Jim was framed for a crime he didn't commit, Dan took up the identity of Manhunter to track down the actual killer. He caught the perpetrator and cleared Jim's name. Afterwards, however, he continued to operate as Manhunter. Dan's granddaughter, Marcie Cooper, became the third Harlequin after he convinced her to join the Manhunters. Richards was a member of the Freedom Fighters. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Dan's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
Paul Kirk, a former big-game hunter, is the mysterious vigilante called Manhunter. A deceased Kirk, was originally brought back to life through cloning by a mysterious group called, the Council, and since then several clones of him have been created to work for the organization. Paul then continued trying to bring down the Council. At some point, Kirk joined the All-Star Squadron. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so Paul's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.
|Patrick "Eel" O'Brian||N/A||In 1941, petty crook "Eel" O'Brian was shot during a botched robbery attempt and his wound contaminated by unknown chemicals which altered his body chemistry, giving him the ability to change shape. Nursed back to health by an order of monks, and now truly repentant, O'Brian embarked on a new career as the crime busting Plastic Man, soon joining the FBI and later becoming their official liaison with the newly formed All-Star Squadron during World War II. In late 1942 however, Eel migrated to Earth-X along with numerous other heroes who became collectively known as the Freedom Fighters, and eventually died in action there. He was retconned out of existence by the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60.||Plastic Man|
|Greg Sanders||N/A||Greg Sanders is The Vigilante, a country singer who became a western-themed "mystery man" in the 1940s. Greg was born in the Western United States near the end of the first World War, the son of a noted lawman. When his father was killed by bandits he'd been trying to apprehend, Greg took up his guns and avenged him. He swore a vow on his father's grave to dedicate himself to the path of justice, and donned the mask of the "Vigilante". He was a member of the All-Star Squadron and the Seven Soldiers of Victory. He was retconned out of existence by the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60.||Vigilante|
|Giovanni "John" Zatara||N/A||John Zatara was an illusionist and a descendant of the Homo Magi, who used his powers to fight crime and evil. He'd wield his magic through spells, whose powers were focused by speaking backwards. He was introduced in Action Comics #1. Although he began learning the craft in childhood, his early attempts at performing professionally were unsuccessful until he realized that he needed to work on his showmanship. He was also a member of the All-Star Squadron. In Crisis on Infinite Earths Earth-Two was merged into New Earth so John's history was slightly retconned, so he became a native of the main Earth.|
|N/A||Sonia Sato||Commander Sonia Sato (formerly Major) is a member of the World Army, who worked to apprehend the new Wonders of the World as they started to emerge prior to the second Apokolips invasion. When the invasion took place, Sonia ended up working alongside the Wonders to help protect the Earth. She succeeded Amar Khan, as the new Commander, after his death. Sonia is one of the heroes and civilians, who immigrated from Earth 2 to their new home.||Judomaster[c]|
|N/A||Jason "Stormy" Foster||Jason Foster was a member of the World Army. He along with Commander Khan planned their attack on Steppenwolf, and he announced his intention to bring the criminal before the Courts of the Free World for his crimes. Foster is later killed during a battle by Apokolips' forces, during the second invasion.|
|N/A||Barbara Grayson||Barbara is a police officer in Chicago Police Department, and married with a journalist, Richard "Dick" Grayson. Together they have a son, Johnny Grayson. Their family flee for their lives during Darkseid's second invasion and live in a World Army refugee camp. The family found an ally in a fellow refugee, Ted Grant, who decides to protect them during a riot inside the stronghold caused by people infected by the Furies of Apokolips. After a meteor hits the camp, Barbara gets covered in rubble but a woman helps her and later leads the family into another "safe" camp. The safe place turns out to be the old Navy Pier, now turned into a crude stockade, Gomorrah. There the people of Gomorrah, imprison Barbara, because she is a cop, and separate the family. Dick is able to free Barbara and together they escape and go to search for their missing son. When they do find him they try to board a train out of Chicago. They are met by Constantine and his companions, who take in the sight of the Graysons, trying to retake the train from a panicked crowd. During the crisis, Barbara is shot dead by one of the people in the crowd, leaving her husband and son heartbroken. Barbara's death later motivates her husband to begin to train in fighting.||Barbara Gordon|
|N/A||Sam Zhao||Sam Zhao was Alan Scott's fiancee. About five years after the first Apokoliptian invasion of Earth, Alan was about to propose to Sam when the train they were on was derailed by an explosion, killing Sam and injuring Alan. After Alan became Green Lantern and dealt with the Solomon Grundy known as Grundy, he went to China to talk about Sam's father about his death, fearing that he was the one responsible for Sam's death, only to be told that Sam himself may have been the target of the explosion. As the war between Earth 2 and Apokolips gained in momentum, Sam reappeared to Alan and Grundy, now forced to join forces, announcing that he was the Avatar of "The White", the elemental force of the air, and that their time was running out. When Deathspawn launched its attack upon the Parliament of Earth and killed Azathoth, the powers of the avatars waned which led the Parliament to instruct Alan Scott to combine the spirits (and therefore the avatars) to combat the invasion, though Sam's spirit still exists within Alan. After being defeated by Darkseid, Alan is awoken from near-death by Sam's essence who reveals that he was chosen as a fellow avatar to ease Alan's transition into realizing his full potential as the last champion of Earth and to embody its primordial essences at the cost of losing his memories of Sam.|
|N/A||Karel Wotan||An ancient sorcerer who started life as a female Viking and later mastered the arts of sorcery having lived several lifetimes with altered genders. She came to Egypt and tried to take the power of Nabu, the wizard of Fate, but he defeated her. Realizing that she would strike at him and his successors, he marked her, so that her skin would always be grey, and immediately killed her. Over the centuries Wotan continued to reincarnate in both male and female bodies in till present day. Five years after the Apokolip's War, Wotan discovered that a Nabu's successor had finally appeared so he would kidnap the successor known as Khalid Ben-Hassin. Wotan's plan would backfire however after Khalid put on the Helmet and began to fight Wotan. The two would fight over the city of Boston after Wotan transported them there. Wotan would eventually lose the fight and be sent to an unknown dimension.||Wotan[c]|
|N/A||Jaime Encana||Encana was a regular human until the Apokolips Wars where he was empowered by the Apokolips assassin Kanto. After the war ended, Jaime began working as a dangerous criminal in Spain, known as Mister Icicle. Jaime's life of crime would come to an end when the new Batman came after him, looking for information on the location of Kanto. Jaime told him that he didn't know where Kanto was, but he did say that he was warned to be on the lookout for Hawkgirl. After learning the information about Hawkgirl, the new Batman killed Jaime by shooting him in the chest.||Icicle|
|N/A||Jeremy Karn/Karnevil||Karn was an immoral sadist and racist who was imprisoned at Arkham Base. Himself, Obsidian and Jonni Thunder were released by John Constantine (Prime Earth) in order to help him return to his Earth. But Karn refused to work for Constantine based on the fact that he had to work alongside Todd Rice, who is black. For his bigotry and unwillingness, Karn is fatally shot by Constantine.||Kid Karnevil[c]|
|N/A||Amar Khan||Khan is the Commander of a segment of the World Army dedicated to dealing with the Wonders of the World, the first line of defense after the Apokolips invasion. During the second invasion, Khan charged his ship full of explosives leading it towards Darkseid's base in order end his reign of terror but he was killed in an explosion caused by Darkseid's Omega-Beams before he even got close to him.|
|N/A||John Constantine||Constantine was a Liverpool native who spent his youth in a rock band alongside his lifelong friends. Eventually, he settled down, marrying Maureen and retired to Liverpool. On his 30th birthday, John and his friends decided to brave through the invasion of their world by the aliens of Apokolips to celebrate at the local pub. During their celebration, however, John accidentally met the Prime Earth version of himself. The Prime Earth version agreed to show to John how to use magic and help him in order for him and his family to escape Earth 2 to a safer world. Finally John decided to sacrifice himself during a ritual, performed by the Prime Earth version, so his loved ones could live to see another day.||John Constantine|
|N/A||Tempest||In Teen Titans: Futures End, which takes place in an alternate timeline five years in the future, an unnamed aquatic-like Atlantean refugee from Earth 2, joins a new iteration of the Teen Titans in Prime Earth. This group is assembled, while trying to bring down the teen millionaire Archimedes Grant and Senator Peter Strutz, who have a serious vendetta against Earth-2 immigrants. Tempest is initially captured by Grant and put in tank to fight a giant shark in order to entertain Grant's guests but is later freed by his teammates.||Tempest|
|N/A||Klarion||In Teen Titans: Futures End, which takes place in an alternate timeline five years in the future, a more matured Klarion, who is a refugee from Earth 2 and does not use the alias "Witch Boy", joins a new iteration of the Teen Titans. This group is assembled, while trying to bring down the teen millionaire Archimedes Grant and Senator Peter Strutz, who have a serious vendetta against Earth-2 immigrants.||Klarion the Witch Boy|
|N/A||Kid Flash||In Teen Titans: Futures End, which takes place in an alternate timeline five years in the future, a blonde unnamed female refugee from Earth 2 with super speed, takes the mantle of Kid Flash in Prime Earth and joins a new iteration of the Teen Titans. This group is assembled, while trying to bring down the teen millionaire Archimedes Grant and Senator Peter Strutz, who have a serious vendetta against Earth-2 immigrants.||Kid Flash|
|N/A||Johnny Sorrow||On the new Earth 2's city, New Gotham, Johnny Sorrow and his gang hunt down Terry Sloan for his crimes against society. Sorrow captures Sloan but Batman (Grayson), who is also after Sloan, later intervenes and attempts to arrest him himself. Sorrow says that Sloan belongs to creatures much darker than Batman, but he after taking out his henchmen attempts to go against Sorrow, telling him to walk away. Sorrow attempts to harm Batman by removing his mask, showing him his face, but Batman uses his cape as a reflective surface, showing Sorrow his own twisted reflection, thus causing the villain to drop to the ground screaming.||Johnny Sorrow[c]|
|N/A||Anarky||Prior to the series, a female version of Anarky detonated a bomb in Neotropolis that resulted in a riot. She disappeared before Superman and Power Girl could apprehend her. In present day, she appears as a hacker who is allied with Doctor Impossible, Hourman, and Johnny Sorrow.||Anarky|
|Rick Tyler||A chemist who discovered the miraculous chemical Miraclo, Rex Tyler became the super-hero Hourman, able to use extraordinary abilities for an hour at a time. He became a valued member of the Justice Society and the All-Star Squadron. The diminished use and refinement led Rex to abandon his Hourman identity in 1943. He was seemingly killed along with other Golden Age heroes fighting a time traveling villain named Extant during the events of Zero Hour. He was later rescued from that fate by a future Hourman who took his place in that battle. Rex now lives in semi-retirement with his wife Wendi.
Rick Tyler is Rex's son and successor, the second Hourman. He took over the Hourman mantle, swallowing some of his father's Miraclo pills to help him save people trapped in a burning hospital. After serving for a few years as a member of Infinity, Inc., a team composed largely of other JSA-member children, Rick began to grow addicted to Miraclo just as his father did. Having conquered his personal demons and regaining his health, Rick joined the JSA in its incarnation as a small band of freedom fighters. Currently, he is the husband of Jesse Chambers.
In the New 52, Rick Tyler a.k.a. Hourman appears as a villain and works alongside Jimmy Olsen (Doctor Impossible), Johnny Sorrow, and Anarky. Three months prior to the series, Rick broke into WayneCorp to retrieve Thomas Wayne's Miraclo supplies. Rick is motivated by revenge and views Thomas Wayne as a thief that stole the only thing that could've saved his family. Jimmy Olsen helps him escape and the two decide to work together to achieve Jimmy's goal. Present day, Hourman arrives to fight Batman, Flash, and Superman. Using Miraclo, Rick was able to hold out on his own and fight the Wonders.
|The Mist||Kyle Nimbus||A brilliant scientist, he invented a chemical to render people and objects invisible. He attempted to sell his invention to the United States Government during World War I, but he was not believed. He swore revenge by assisting the Axis powers during World War II by sending invisible agents to steal America's military secrets. The Mist was the archenemy of Starman and his power allows him to transform into a living gas, and parts of him can turn tangible at will. His real name is unknown, though he has used several aliases through the years such as, Nimbus.
Kyle Nimbus is the owner of Nimbus Solutions in New Gotham. His company has created a product, the Nimbus Fusion Cell, that even though provides power it is also carcinogenic, as it is derived from toxic waste from the arch ship engines. Nimbus is also associated with the rising of crime in the city, with his enforces running the black market. Nimbus has under his control, Hourman, as his personal bodyguard against the Wonders, who are after him. He also exhibits some superpowers himself, saying that he is a Wonder as well.
- The native of Prime Earth, who becomes the new Power Girl is the Starr Industries employee, Tanya Spears.
- One of Helena's counterparts in both New and Prime Earth, is Helena Bertinelli and in the former she is the one, who adopts the name Huntress.
- Prior to the New 52, this current Earth-2 character was a native of New Earth.
- In the New 52, the Doctor Fate of Prime Earth is a combination of both the aforementioned characters, named Khalid "Kent" Nassour (Nelson).
- Prior to the New 52, Connor Hawke was a native of New Earth, where he was the second Green Arrow. In New Earth, Red Arrow was an alias of Roy Harper.
- Prior to the New 52, Doctor Impossible was an unnamed New God from Apokolips and the presumed brother of Mister Miracle, not related with either Earth 2 or Olsen.
- An Earth 2 skin pack was released as downloadable content for Injustice: Gods Among Us. It included alternate skins for the Flash, Hawkgirl, and Solomon Grundy based on the appearances of Jay Garrick, Kendra Saunders and Grundy in New 52.
- A pre-order skin pack for Batman: Arkham Origins video game will include two Earth 2 skins for Batman, both based on the New 52. One depicts the original Batman Bruce Wayne and the other depicting the new black-and-red Batman.
- The season 3 episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman called "Tempus Anyone?", time traveler and author H.G. Wells takes the Lois Lane from Earth-One to a parallel universe Metropolis where there is a Clark Kent, but no Superman. Here, she inspires him to become the Man of Steel to that world. She also runs into familiar faces in unfamiliar roles: Jimmy Olsen is now James Olsen, owner of the Daily Planet; Perry White is running for Mayor; Clark Kent is engaged to High School sweetheart Lana Lang (who is keeping him from using his powers); she also realizes that the Lois Lane of that world died a few years earlier when she came upon her tombstone. Needless to say, by the end of the episode, Earth-Two Clark Kent embraces his destiny as Superman, but loses his identity as Clark.
- Earth-Two Clark later arrives in Earth-One during the season 4 episode "Lois and Clarks". This occurs after another encounter with Tempus that has the Earth-One Man of Tomorrow locked away in a moment of time that threatens to erase him from existence.
- The Earth-Two of the Smallville series is the home of Ultraman.
- Another version of Earth-Two is featured in season 2 of The Flash. While possessing similarities to the 'Prime' Earth, this Earth-Two has several marked differences. The architecture, clothing fashions and entertainments are mixtures of contemporary 21st century and 1940s styles, and certain areas of science and technology are far more advanced than on Earth-One. In addition, people in this Earth-Two are typically opposite in personality and circumstances than their Earth-One doppelgangers. For instance, Caitlin Snow on Earth-One doesn't possess the metahuman gene and is a kind, soft-spoken person, whereas her Earth-Two counterpart is an amoral criminal named Killer Frost who has ice-generating powers. Iris West Allen is not a reporter on this world; instead, she is a police detective whose father (a cop on Earth-One) is a nightclub singer. (This aspect is similar to that depicted on the Earth shown in JLA: Earth 2.)
- The two earths are originally connected through a wormhole created by Eobard Thawne/"Harrison Wells" (the Prime Earth Reverse-Flash) in the season 1 finale, demonstrated by the appearance of the Earth-Two Flash's helmet. When the singularity is finally collapsed, the explosion causes 52 breaches throughout Central City that allow passage between the two worlds, but only by speedsters or through tehnological means. Doppelgangers from Earth-Two begin appearing on Earth-One, being forcibly brought by Zoom, a criminal speedster. Zoom directs these metahumans to kill the Earth-One Flash or be stranded on Earth-One forever. Jay Garrick and the Harrison Wells of Earth-Two arrive separately to help Team Flash with the criminal metahumans and to defeat Zoom. Over time, Wells and Barry discover a way to close off the breaches permanently, and Barry and Cisco travel to Earth-Two to help rescue Wells' daughter Jessie from Zoom (who was holding her prisoner to blackmail Wells to betray the Flash and steal his speed for Zoom). The final breach to Earth-Two beneath S.T.A.R. labs is then closed, cutting off access to both worlds, but not before Jay Garrick is seemingly killed by Zoom and his body drawn back through the portal. Barry later announces to Team Flash that they are not done with Earth-Two; they will find a way back there, avenge Jay's death, and stop Zoom for good. Later, when Jay is shown to actually be Zoom (his real name being Hunter Zolomon), Barry rededicates himself to returning to Earth-Two and defeating Zoom.
- Earth-Two of The Flash is referred to in the Supergirl crossover episode, "Worlds Finest". As Barry is explaining the multiverse to Kara and her friends, Winn asks about a possible Earth "where all of us are evil". Barry replies "Been there. It sucks", referring to the Earth-Two he's visited ("Welcome to Earth-2/Escape from Earth-2").
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