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« on: March 07, 2005, 07:52:22 PM »

There were many Earths on the Multiverse.

The main ones concerning Superman would be:

Earth-1
Earth-2
Earth-3
Earth-S
Earth-Prime

For a full list of Pre-Crisis Earths please see this website:
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/1185/atlas0.html


So how do we deal with this, should we create a Multiverse or Earth Category?

Or should we just pretend that there was only one Earth even when the Earth-1 and Earth-2 Supermen meet :roll:
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2005, 07:59:56 PM »

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There were many Earths on the Multiverse.
So how do we deal with this, should we create a Multiverse or Earth Category?:


Yes. Definately.

I started to create a Multiverse entry yesterday, but didn't get around to it.

It's featured too prominantly in some stories to ignore. It will have to come up in some entries, and we'll need a link to it.

I do think we should avoid unneccessary references to earth-1 and earth-2 in the entries. For instance, don't go calling Superman "Superman I" when describing golden age events.

But when understanding the multiverse is critical to understanding a particular character or event then it needs to be dealt with.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2005, 08:46:14 PM »

Well, I came up against that problem with the Captain Thunder entry. He was supposed to be the greatest hero of a parallel Earth, and he inadvertantly wound up in Metropolis on what I termed "mainstream" Earth, where he met Superman ... no Earth-1 or Earth-2 or anything like that.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2005, 10:34:58 PM »

Captain Thunder came from Earth-T.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2005, 10:59:28 PM »

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Captain Thunder came from Earth-T.

Could be, but was that ever mentioned in the "chronicles"? (ie, was the term "Earth-T" ever used in any of the canonical sources?)  If not, we can't use it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2005, 11:05:30 PM »

One entry or many, inclusive of minor at best universes like "Earth T" or not, the multiverse just needs to be there...

Its honoriong of the past, its bow to interesting science fiction are just a seminal part of the DC Super Hero resurgence in the 50s and 60s and it was devestatingly clever to those of us who saw its creation... Cool
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2005, 11:22:33 PM »

It's also funny and ironic that the Multiverse might actually be closer to how the real universe actually works like than the one DC now uses.

Anyway, it has begun!


I have added Superman of Earth-2 and the Earth-2 Category. However it's just a holder so start editing like Superman robots folks!

For Earth-2 Superman info:

http://superman.nu/a/History/e2-superman.php

http://my.execpc.com/~icicle/SUPERMAN.html

http://my.execpc.com/~icicle/SUPERMANLIST.html


and of course this is a must read: http://westwood.fortunecity.com/mcqueen/309/the_superman_of_earth-2_tribute.html
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2005, 12:02:53 AM »

I went through those pages and these were his only appearances that I could find listed in the canonical chronicles:
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New Adventures of Superboy #15-16
Action #484 - Wedding to Lois Lane, 1950's
Adventure #462 - Cameo, Funeral of the Batman
Adventure #466 - Cameo, Funeral of Mr. Terrific
DC Comics Presents Annual #1
Superman Family #186-187
Superman Family #195-199 - 1940-50's
Superman Family #201-222 - 1940-50's
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