Earth-2 (New 52)

New 52 + Earth 2 + Worlds' Finest


Costume designs for the Earth 2 "Ternion," by Jim Lee.

The Earth 2 of the New 52 multiverse is an homage to the original, pre-"Crisis" Earth-Two. But whereas previously it was the home of DC's aging Golden Age characters, the New 52 Earth 2 is home to young heroes—though many of them are still inspired by Golden Age and/or Earth-Two characters. Earth 2 creator, James Robinson put it this way:

"The idea is Earth 2 is the world where they won the Apokolips War but it was at the cost of [Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman]. And now five years later, an even greater evil is destined to arrive on Earth 2 at some unspecified point in the future and a new group of heroes -- without the guidance of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman -- have to form and become the epitome of what a hero is.

Alan Scott will step up and become, in his own way, the Superman of Earth 2. … Hawkgirl is going to rise to the occasion. Remembering back to the days that Hawkman and Hawkgirl were in Detective Comics and everything else, she is not only a kick ass warrior, she's also the greatest detective of Earth 2. …

This new team of heroes is going to fill the gaps of void that is left with the death of the Big 3. … One of the things that you are going to see about Earth 2 is that it's not a magical place or a sorcerers' world, but it does have a slightly metaphysical feel to it. Science doesn't work exactly the same as it does on Earth Prime." NOTE: Earth Prime was the name DC staff used to refer to the mainstream Earth, originally. The Multiversity later designated it as Earth-0.



Cover art for Earth 2 #4 and Worlds' Finest #1 and #0 (2012).
  • Earth 2, 35 issues (2012–2015)
  • Worlds' Finest, 26 issues (2012–2014)
  • Earth 2: World's End, 26 issues (2014–2015)
  • Convergence, 9-issue limited series (2015)
  • Earth 2: Society, 22 issues (2015–2017)


Cover art for Earth 2, issues #1-3 (2012)
  1. Color Codes:
    Major story arcs A new member joins A hero dies
  2. Issue information in parentheses indicates one of two things: (a) the tale was retold/corroborated in additional stories, and/or (b) the tale was told out of chronological order.
  3. Characters' first appearance IN PRINT is bolded. These instances refer to the first appearance a character in post-Crisis continuity.
  4. When the placement of a tale within continuity is in question, the tale is usually placed in the most recent possible time.
  5. Consideration for inclusion is based on an event's relevancy to the JSA, its members, and their legacy. This includes major JSA series and key issues from other DCU series.
  6. Only events occurring in the New 52 are included (post-October 2011)

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