Multiple Earths in the New 52

Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

So I have asked what people would think that since EARTH 2 is pretty successful so far, could DC come out with books like EARTH 3 or EARTH 11. A lot of people said no because it would get confusing. I beg to differ. With a lot of random other universes, yes it can get confusing but not these specific Earths. First of all, we already have several Earths to begin with. We have Earth-Prime where all of the New 52 exists. We have Earth One where the Superman and Batman ogns exist. We have Earth 2 the comic. And we have Earth-12 where Batman Beyond and the others are from.

New Earth/Earth-0 where the Pre-Flashpoint stories were are being revisited in the digital first comic LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT. We have the Smallville universe, even though it doesn't have an official Earth yet. We've seen the Superman of Earth-23 in ACTION COMICS #9. The world of Young Justice the animated series is being portrayed as Earth-16. How is it now all of a sudden confusing to have multiple Earths?

They aren't that similar, are they?

In Earth-Prime, we have Batman fighting crime in Gotham City against the likes of the Court of Owls and the Joker. In Earth 2, Batman died trying to save the world from Steppenwolf. In Earth 3, he's known as Owlman and he's a villain. In Earth 11, he's a woman and everyone else's gender is flipped. Those are not that similar. They're not going to be confusing. And it's not like we are asking for a line of comics from each universe, it's one title per world that explores the whole universe. These two universe have barely even been tapped into and are potentially the most interesting of all the different universes. Even technically, the BEFORE WATCHMEN line is another universe as well. AME-COMI GIRLS is another universe too.

James Robinson has stated that the reason they don't want multiple universes is because they don't multiple versions of the same character. Okay, that's a good idea. But is Owlman on Earth 3, the same character as Batman on Earth-Prime? Not even close. Is Kylie Rayner from Earth 11 the same as Kyle Rayner from Earth-Prime? I don't think so.

Who wouldn't want to see the New 52 updated version of the Crime Syndicate starring Ultraman, Owlman, Superwoman, Johnny Quick, Power Ring, and evil versions of Aquaman and Cyborg? Plus the possibility of a bigger team and more appearances of lots of different characters? I would like to see that.

Who wouldn't want to see the New 52 updated gender-reversed version of the Justice League starring Superwoman, Batwoman, Wonder Man, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquawoman, and Cyborgirl? Plus the possibility of seeing the entire gender-reversed universe? I would LOVE to see that. Especially since my friend and I had a discussion about it and we figured that since when women are around each other a lot, they're menstrual cycles sync up with each other and that would make it possible that for about 4-7 days out of every month, that most of the League is out of action and sitting at home while the guy heroes are the only ones fighting crime OR they are super-PMS where they go around looking for fights with villains and beating the crap out of them for no reason. Either way, really entertaining.

What do you guys think? Would you want to see more of those universes? Do you think they could work as a series in the New 52?

#1 Posted by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree that the complaint of multiple universes being confusing doesn't hold much weight. The concept of parallel Earths has been a common idea not only in comics, but throughout all fiction, for the past several decades and beyond. It's really not difficult to grasp, even for new comic readers, especially if you paste a big EARTH-N label on the cover, or even make it the title as they did for Earth-2. Now, other people may not like the concept for other reasons, but what the heck, we already have these parallel Earths, we might as well utilize them.

That being said, I would love to see an Earth-3 book starring a slightly revised version of the Crime Syndicate, as more of a group of greedy, dangerous protectors, rather than villains with plans of world domination, and a name change would be needed as well.

#2 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoggSaron: If they're still heroes, then they are just slightly darker versions of Earth-Prime and that is what they don't want. Perhaps instead, the Justice League of their world could be Lex Luthor, Joker, Cheetah, Captain Cold, Sinestro, Black Manta, and a Cyborg villain...

#3 Posted by JimmyOlsen1 (144 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love to see other earths in the "new" universe! My dream would be an earth with the characters before the reboot. I would love to get the characters back I cared for and not the new versions - and something like this could be done with different worlds. So ... It would be really cool if we get different universes.

#4 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

@JimmyOlsen1 said:

I would love to see other earths in the "new" universe! My dream would be an earth with the characters before the reboot. I would love to get the characters back I cared for and not the new versions - and something like this could be done with different worlds. So ... It would be really cool if we get different universes.

What if they did one comic just like Earth 2 but it was the Pre-New 52 world? Would you be satisfied with just one comic like that?

#5 Posted by JimmyOlsen1 (144 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheMess1428 said:

@JimmyOlsen1 said:

I would love to see other earths in the "new" universe! My dream would be an earth with the characters before the reboot. I would love to get the characters back I cared for and not the new versions - and something like this could be done with different worlds. So ... It would be really cool if we get different universes.

What if they did one comic just like Earth 2 but it was the Pre-New 52 world? Would you be satisfied with just one comic like that?

Sure, as long as I got my lovely characters and the dynamic back. Ok, a whole pre-New52 universe would be AWESOME but one comicseries would be better than nothing hahaha :)

#6 Posted by jesusdisciple001 (546 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheMess1428 said:

@JimmyOlsen1 said:

I would love to see other earths in the "new" universe! My dream would be an earth with the characters before the reboot. I would love to get the characters back I cared for and not the new versions - and something like this could be done with different worlds. So ... It would be really cool if we get different universes.

What if they did one comic just like Earth 2 but it was the Pre-New 52 world? Would you be satisfied with just one comic like that?

i also would like it

#7 Posted by GillaDro (249 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this idea as well.

#8 Posted by SmashBrawler (5978 posts) - - Show Bio

I want the infinite Multiverse. I hope the New 52 brings it back.

#9 Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoggSaron said:

I agree that the complaint of multiple universes being confusing doesn't hold much weight. The concept of parallel Earths has been a common idea not only in comics, but throughout all fiction, for the past several decades and beyond. It's really not difficult to grasp, even for new comic readers

This. I feel sorry for those that can't grasp the concept

#10 Posted by COBRAMORPH (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

@James Robinson said:

the reason they don't want multiple universes is because they don't multiple versions of the same character.

MULTIVERSITY.

@James Robinson said:

O yeah. I have my head up my own ass.
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