Map of the Multiverse
DC Comics' Map of the Multiverse is a great interactive web site with details about each of the 52 Earths.

The map of the DC Multiverse was constructed assuming there are 52 Earths. That was apparently expanded again to infinite Earths by the events of Convergence (2015) and Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020). Check out DC's own Map of the Multiverse.

Countdown #39 (Aug. 2007) offered some mechanical information about the new multiverse: A Source Wall surrounds each universe and there is Anti-Life between walls. The Bleed is also between universes, but it "is moving" (the Bleed allows for quick transport between universes). Time is not equal among them.

Before they were destroyed, the Monitors lived in a nexus that existed "everywhere at once"; they could not see into the Bleed. There is also a stray area between universes called Limbo, the home of forgotten people.

Various things allow transport across universes: Contol of the Anti-Life Equation; the Speed Force and Cosmic Treadmill; quantum mechanics; the lantern belonging to Earth-9's (Tangent) Green Lantern., the technology inside the House of Heroes (home of the multiversal Justice League Incarnate).

This page uses The Multiversity Guidebook but notes that many Earths were previously defined differently.

Key Series

  • Countdown, 52-issue limited series (2007–2008)
  • Countdown: Arena, 4-issue limited series (2008)
  • Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer, series of 6 one-shots (2007–2008)
  • Final Crisis, 7-issue limited series (2008–2009)
  • The Multiversity, 2 issues + 7 one-shots (2014–2015)
  • Infinite Frontier, 7-issue limited series (2021)
  • Justice League Incarnate, 5-issue limited series (2022)
Earths
Earth-0,
New Earth

The mainstream DC Universe. The Monitor Zillo Valla also referred to this universe as "universe designate zero" in Superman Beyond #1. This universe has also been known to contain an antimatter universe, where the Crime Syndicate lived. This was a distinct group from the Crime Society of Earth-3 (post-Infinite Crisis) and the Crime Syndicate of Earth-3 (New 52).

 
Earth-1 DC publishes a series of Earth One graphic novels, which have always been standalone.
  • Earth One: Superman, Earth One: Batman
Earth-2

In the New 52 era, a world very much like Earth-0, but where forces from Apokolips killed Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Heroes inspired by DC's Golden Age have begun to appear.

Pre-New 52, it was reestablished as its pre-Crisis predecessor, Earth-Two was the home of DC's Golden Ager heroes, the Justice Society (seen in Justice Society of America Annual #1 and Justice Society of America vol. 3 #20 [2008]).

  • Earth 2 (2012–2015)
  • Worlds' Finest (2012–2015)
  • Earth 2: Worlds' End (2014–2015)
  • Earth 2: Society (2015–2016)
Earth-3

Here villains always win, led by the Crime SyndicateUltraman, Superwoman, Owlman, Power Ring and Johnny Quick. This world was said to have been destroyed by the Anti-Monitor.

This Syndicate differs from the pre-New 52 Earth-3's Crime Society, and the Crime Syndicate of the antimatter universe.

  • 52 #52 (July 2007)
  • Countdown #31 (Nov. 2007)
  • Search for Ray Palmer: Crime Society (2007)
  • Crime Syndicate, 6-issues (2021)
Earth-4 Home of heroes acquired by DC from Charlton Comics. Earth-4 was the home of these characters in their original introduction, during Crisis on Infinite Earths. This vision was amended by Grant Morrison to one "reverse engineered" from the Watchmen. (Alan Moore based the Watchmen on Charlton heroes, so Grant Morrison in turn modeled his new Earth-4 heroes on the Watchmen.) Heroes include Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, the Question, Nightshade, Judomaster, and Peacemaker. In the post-Infinite Crisis multiverse, its Captain Atom was supposedly killed in Arena #4, then inexplicably alive in Superman Beyond 3D.
  • Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D #1-2 (2010)
  • The Multiversity: Pax Americana (2015)
Earths
Earth-5

Home to characters acquired by DC from Fawcett; described by Grant Morrison as "Thunderworld." Captain Marvel and his crew live here. It's Mary Marvel is a member of the Justice League Incarnate.

In pre-Crisis continuity, this earth was called "Earth-S" (so, S = 5). Fawcett characters like Shazam also exist on the New 52 Earth-0.

  • Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D #1-2 (2010)
  • The Multiversity: Thunderworld (2015)
Earth-6 The Stan Lee "Just Imagine" Universe—directly opposite the Jack Kirby Universe (51). The New 52 designation changed from its post-Infinite Crisis designation, which was pretty nondistinct. That Earth's Ray Palmer became the Ray and won his Arena battle. This universe is overseen by the Monitor Weeja Dell.
  • Countdown: Arena #2 (Feb. 2008)
Earth-7 "Marvel Earth-2." A parallel world to Earth-8, where people have counterparts on that world.
  • Countdown: Arena #3 (Feb. 2008)
Earth-8

"Marvel Earth"/The Retaliators: Machinehead, Wundajin, American Crusader, Deadeye, Big Baby, Silver Eagle.

Previously, also the Earth called Angor, home of Lord Havok's Extremists. Modeled after the Marvel universe, and of the planet Angor on Earth-0, home of the original Extremists and Justifiers. This universe was overseen by the Monitor Solomon. Parallel to Earth-7, where there are close counterparts.

  • The Multiversity #1 (Jan. 2017)
  • Countdown #29 (Dec. 2007)
  • Countdown Presents: Lord Havok and the Extremists #1-6 (2007–2008)
  • Justice League Incarnate #1 (Jan. 2022)
Earth-9 Post-Infinite Crisis designation: Tangent Earth. Hereos bear familiar names, but the similarities end there. Here, Superman is Harvey Dent and he took over the entire planet.
  • Tangent Comics specials (1997–1998, 2007–2008)
  • Ion #9-10 (2007)
  • Justice League of America vol. 2 #16 (Feb. 2008)
Earths
Earth-10 Modeled on Earth-X in the pre-Crisis multiverse, for the characters acquired from Quality Comics, such as Uncle Sam, Plastic Man, Phantom Lady, and the Freedom Fighters (so, X = 10). Its post-Infinite Crisis presentation included a fascist Superman, Overman, who fell from Krypton to Earth in Czechoslovakia in 1938 and Nazi scientists used its technology to win the war. Karl Kant (Kal-L) became the guilt-ridden Overman. (Superman Beyond) His "cousin" Overgirl was made from his DNA, as was the Antihuman. They're opposed by the Freedom Fighters. Forerunner fought its heroes once: the Nazi Superman, Brunhilde, Leatherwing, Underwaterman, Hawkgirl, Hawkman and Flash. This world's Ray was killed by Monarch in Arena #4.
  • 52 #52 (July 2007)
  • Countdown to Adventure #2 (2007)
  • Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D #1 (2010)
  • Final Crisis Secret Files #1 (2009)
Earth-11 A world of reversed genders: Superwoman, Batwoman, etc. It's Aquawoman is a member of the Justice League Incarnate.

  • Superman/Batman #23-24 (2005)
  • Countdown: Arena #1 (2008)
  • The Search for Ray Palmer: Superwoman / Batwoman #1 (2008)
Earth-12 Batman Beyond, "the Next Generation." Batman was seen in Countdown #21. Firestorm and Green Lantern in Arena #1. Green Lantern (Hal Jordan Jr.) is one of only seven remaining, the son of Hal Jordan. Both Hals were taken by Monarch to do battle and the elder did not survive. The younger became part of Monarch's army. NOTE: One graphic mistakenly labels the elder Jordan as that of Earth-5.
  • Countdown #21 (2008)
  • Countdown: Arena #1 (2008)
Earth-13 World of dark and arcane heroes. In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, this Earth's Eve of Shadows won the "Nightshade battle" in Arena #1, but fled back to her world. In retaliation, Monarch exterminated the entire USA. Her husband, Nathaniel Adam, the Brigadier, survived and was recruited by his counterparts to oppose Monarch in Arena #3. He died along with his other counterparts in #4.
  • Countdown: Arena #1 (2008)
Earth-14 No information.  
Earths
Earth-15 In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, this Earth was destroyed by Superman Prime. An Earth where the Monitor's Challengers (and other "sidekicks") witnessed their own futures, "fully realized." Batman was Jason Todd; Joker and Bruce were dead. They have a young female Atom, Jessica Palmer, 18, graduated from M.I.T. at 8. Zod is Superman. Wonder Woman was Donna Troy and Green Lantern was Kyle Rayner.
  • Countdown #30
  • (2007)
Earth-16 Batman and Superman have solved all Earth's problems and their kids are left with nothing to do. Young heroes include Batman (Damian Wayne), Superman (Chris Kent), Sister Miracle (Sasha Norman), Alexis Luthor and Megamorpho (Sapphire Mason). In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, it was similar, called the "Home of the Super-Sons." That world's Christopher Kent sacrificed himself in Monarch's arena in Arena #4. He had enhanced powers, including spectrum vision and the ability to form an energy self.
  • The Multiversity: The Just (2014)
  • Countdown: Arena #1 (2008)

 

Earth-17 A "Halloween" world. This world's Starman was an ape, suggesting a "Planet of the Apes" sort of society as well. He described himself as a peace broker between Kamandi and Ben Boxer. He was killed by the Starman of Earth-48 in Arena #3. It's greatest hero is Superdemon, who fell from Kamelot and was tamed by Jason Blood. NOTES: It's also been shown as home to the Atomic Knights in a world after a "Great Disaster" in 52 #52. That may have been a mistake, as this fate clearly fell to Earth-51, where Countdown's story ended in the Great Disaster. Countdown's story ended in the Great Disaster.
  • 52 #52 (July 2007)
  • Final Crisis Secret Files #1 (2009)
Earth-18 Justice Leaguers are tied to characters from DC's Western comics. Johnny Thunder is a Shazam, and Tomahawk is Tomahawkman. Its post-Infinite Crisis designation was the home of the Justice Riders—an Elseworlds version of the JLA.
  • Justice Riders (1997)
  • Countdown: Arena #1 (2008)
Earth-19

Gotham by Gaslight: Batman is active in the 1880s, where his nemesis was Jack the Ripper. This Batman trained its Blue Beetle and they met the Challengers. Batman was killed by the Batman of Earth-43 in Arena #1.

Wonder Woman: Amazonia. Princess Diana was kidnapped from Paradise Island by Captain Steven Trevor and the Royal Marines before becoming a hero, Wonder Woman, in 19th century London. This Wonder Woman was the winner in her bout in Arena #3. Note: Pre-Multiversity, Amazonia was Earth-34.

  • Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (1989)
  • The Search for Ray Palmer: Gotham By Gaslight (2008)
  • Countdown: Arena #1 (2008)
  • Batman Noir: Gotham by Gaslight (2019)
  • Wonder Woman: Amazonia (1997)
Earths
Earth-20 Society of Superheroes: The Second World War has only just ended. Abin Sur is the Green Lantern of that world, teamed with Lady Blackhawk and Doc Fate. Vibrates in harmonic opposition to Earth-40.
  • Final Crisis Secret Files #1 (2009)
  • Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D (2010)
  • The Multiversity: Society of Superheroes (2014)
Earth-21

DC: The New Frontier: The Cold War has just ended and a new era of heroism is dawning. Monarch killed its Steve Trevor when recruiting Wonder Woman.

  • DC: The New Frontier (2004)
  • Countdown: Arena #1
Earth-22 Kingdom Come. Heroes are at odds and the villains have taken advantage. Superman from this world came to Earth-0 and joined the JSA.
  • Kingdom Come (1996)
  • The Kingdom #1-2 (1998)
  • Justice Society of America vol. 3 #9–22 (2007–2009)
Earth-23 An Earth where Americans are largely descended from African forebears. Earth, where President Superman (a member of the Justice League Incarnate) and most other heroes are black. Its Justice League is similar to that of Earth-0.
  • Final Crisis #7 (2009)
  • Action Comics vol. 2 #9 (July 2012)
  • The Multiversity #1 (2014)
Earths
Earths-24, 25, 27, 28 No infomation.  
Earth-26 aka
"Earth-C"

Home of DC's funny animals, Captan Carrot and his amazing Zoo Crew. When the natives of this universe travel to a parallel universe, they are perceived as normal animals. Captain Carrot is a member of the Justice League Incarnate.

The Scarab from this world manifested as a collective of beetles and won its bout, killing two Blue Beetles in Arena #2. This was called "Earth-C" in the pre-Crisis multiverse. In pre-Crisis continuity, this universe also contains "Earth C-Minus," home of Just'a Lotta Animals. Grant Morrison admitted to mistakenly calling it Earth-35 in Final Crisis #7.

  • New Teen Titans v.1 #16 (Feb. 1982)
  • Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! (1982)
  • The Oz/Wonderland War #1-3 (1986)
  • Teen Ttians vol. 2 #30-31 (2006)
  • Captain Carrot and the Final Ark (2007)
  • The Multiversity #1 (2014)
  • Justice League Incarnate #3 (2022)
Earth-29 Bizarro World.  
Earths
Earth-30 Superman: Red Son. On this Earth, the ship carrying the infant who would-be Superman lands in the midst of the Cold War-era Soviet Union in the 1950s. Wonder Woman is his staunch ally. Batman, an underground enemy who died detonating a suicide bomb. This Superman won chosen for Monarch's army after his Arena battle in Arena #1.
  • Superman: Red Son
  • Countdown: Arena #1 (2008)
Earth-31

The post-apocalyptic world of Captain Leatherwing and the crew of the Flying Fox.

Before The Multiversity, it was home of Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986), once described by DC as "a darker version of the future as seen in the Superman/Batman series." Batman retired then returned to duty, taking a new Robin, Carrie Kelly. He finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman.

  • Justice League Incarnate #3 (2022)
Earth-32

Where Batman became Grreen Lantern, and other heroes are likewise mashups of two heroes.

In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, it was designated as home of Batman: In Darkest Knight. Bruce Wayne inherits a power ring to become the Darkest Knight, instead of Hal Jordan. He lost his Arena battle and nearly his life in Arena #2 after managing to fracture Monarch's armor, killing the elder Hal Jordan of Earth-12.

  • Batman: In Darkest Knight (1994)
Earth-33/Earth-Prime Earth Prime—"our" Earth, where super-heroes exist only in comic books, which represent tales of adventures in other universes. This is consistent with its pre-Crisis designation. In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, Earth Prime was never assigned a number, but it was also the home to its own incarnation of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Its post-Infinite Crisis designation was an "Earth ruled by mystics." Bat Mage, Shade, Black Bird of one house. Lady Flash, Kal El, a Green Lantern. Terra, Weather Wizard, Starman. They bring her before the Oracle. The Bat Mage's family was murdered by a man named Cobblepot. The Oracle appears and reveals herself as Dark Angel. She killed that Earth's Starman. The Blue Beetle of that world was an alien named Ted who served Monarch willingly and sacrificed his life in the Arena battle from Arena #2.
  • Countdown to Adventure #3–4 (Dec. 2007)
  • The Multiversity: Ultra Comics
Earth-34 Savior is the last survivor of ancient Mu. Sent to the future, in Cosmoville, he leads the Light Brigade.

No appeaances

Earth-35 World of Supremo (a reverse-parody of Rob Liefeld's Supreme and Glory). Illustration from The Multiversity Guidebook also includes parodies of Diehard, No appearances
Earth-36 Home of Justice 9: Optiman, Flashlight, Cyberion, War-Woman, Mer-Man, Blackbird, Bowboy, Iron Knight, Red Racer.
  • Flashlight: The Green Lantern #10 (Oct. 2019)
Earth-37 Thrillkiller. Barbara Gordon becomes Gotham's foremost costumed protector, and Bruce Wayne is a cop. Its Captain Atom was Quantum-Storm (Ronny Raymond and Nathaniel Adam, killed in Arena #4).
  • Thrillkiller #1-3
  • Thrillkiller '62
  • Countdown: Arena #2 (2008)
Earth-38

World of Superman/Batman: Generations, where the heroes debuted in the 1930s and established decades-long legacies.

Proir to the Multiversity Guidebook, this Earth's Captain Atom was one of the Atomic Knights.

  • Countdown: Arena #4 (2008)
Earth-39

Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R.: a reverse parody of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents: Cyclotron (Dynamo), Doctor Nemo (NoMan), Corvus (Raven), Accelerator (Lightning), Psi-Man (Menthor).

In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, this world's Blue Beetle was Danny (Garrett). He was killed by the Scarab of Earth-26 in Monarch's arena in Arena #2.

  • Countdown: Arena #2 (2008)
Earths
Earth-40

The malevolent Earth-40 vibrates in harmony with its far more peaceful counterpart, Earth-20. Its Society of Super-Villains is headed by the immortal Vandal Savage, Doc Faust, Lady Shiva, Blockbuster, and Count Sinestro. In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, it was the home of JSA: The Liberty File. A world where it's still 1942 and costumed characters have joined WWII. This Earth's Batman was bitten by the Batman of Earth-43 and turned into a vampire in Arena #1. He was killed by Monarch in #4.

  • The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes
  • JSA: The Liberty File #1-2
  • JSA Liberty File: The Whisling Skull
Earth-41 The Nimrod Squad: parodies of original '90s Image Comics heroes: Dino Cop (Savage Dragon), Kal'Amity (Sentinel), Flintstein (Badrock), Point Break (Diehard), Vague (Vogue), Fletch (Shaft), Sepulchre (Chapel), Spore (Spawn), Scorpion (Wetworks?). Justice League Incarnate #3 (Mar. 2022)
Earth-42 Earth of adorable mini-superheroes that "hides a great and terrible secret."  
Earth-43

Batman: Red Rain. This Earth's Batman is no longer human, having been transformed into a vampire. Dick Grayson tried to take him down, but succumbed to Batman's contagion and is now, too, a vampire. Barbara Gordon was also transformed, but killed by Grayson.

  • Batman & Dracula: Red Rain (1991)
  • Batman: Bloodstorm (1994)
  • Batman: Crimson Mist (1999)
  • Countdown Presents: Red Rain (2008)
Earth-44 Home of the creations of Doctor Will Tornado, the Metal League.  
Earths
Earth-45 Where Superman™ was created by Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, but it turned into Superdoomsday and killed the "supermen" of Earths-42 and -36.  
Earth-46 No information.  
Earth-47 Earth of the Love Syndicate: Sunshine Superman, Magic Lantern, Brother Power.
  • Animal Man vol. 1 #23 (May 1990)
  • Magic Lantern: The Green Lantern #10 (Oct. 2019)
Earth-48

The Forerunner's home: converted by aliens into a superhuman factory, some products of which are Lord and Lady Quark.

Before the Multiversity, this Earth warred itself into extinction and the solar system's other planets then used it as a battleground. The Monitors then exterminated the new race of Forerunners, except for Viza Aziv. The Starman from this universe was seen in Arena #1, and looked like a Forerunner, and claimed to hail from the "Black Planet." He was killed by the Starwoman of Earth-7. NOTE: In Countdown #43 Monarch mistakenly refers to this as Earth-34, saying the Monitors have dispatched agents to exterminate all life on the planet. He clarifies soon thereafter, by saying "It is done. The Forerunners are dead."

  • Countdown #46-43, 39
  • Countdown to Adventure #1-8
Earth-49 No information.  
Earths
Earth-50

Home of the Justice Lords, the dark mirror world of the animated Justice League.

In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, Wildstorm Earth. In the New 52, those characters were integrated into Earth-0.

  • Justice League S2.E37–38 (2003),"A Better World"
Earth-51

Kirby Earth, home of the Great Disaster (Kamandi and biOMAC) and the New Gods of New Genesis and Apokolips.

In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, this Earth began very similar to Earth-0. The Justice League eventually triumphed over all evil and created a peaceful society. Most of them retired. When the Atom of Earth-0 came across his Earth-51 counterpart, he witnessed the latter's death. Earth-0 Ray decided to take up Ray-51's life, which included a happy marriage to Jean Loring, and a science project that would allow him to travel across the multiverse. All life on this world was destroyed when Superboy Prime breached Monarch's containment suit (Countdown #13). Afterwards, its monitor, Nix Uotan, remade humanity. But it was doomed again, as the site of the "Great Disaster." Brother Eye came to Earth-51 and unleashed the Morticoccus virus (also spread by Karate Kid). The only human survivors were Buddy Blank and his grandson, the "last boy on Earth," who becomes Kamandi. This is the setting for DC's 1970s titles OMAC and Kamandi.

  • Countdown #19-13 (2007–2008)

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