In the Pre-Crisis reality, billions of years ago, a Maltusian scientist named Krona, performed a forbidden experiment in an effort to see the origin of the universe. His irresponsible actions disrupted the process of cosmic creation, resulting in an additional, opposite universe.
The Antimatter Universe is also the location of the planet known as Qward. The Weaponers of Qward - devoted adversaries of the Guardians of the Universe have frequently crossed swords with their dimensional counterparts, the Green Lantern Corps. To aid them in their efforts to destroy the Guardians, they have frequently relied upon the aid of a former Corps member, Sinestro.
The cosmic being known as the Anti-Monitor is also indigenous to the Anti-Matter Universe. An analog to the universal Monitor, the Anti-Monitor attempted to destroy all reality with a wave of pure antimatter energy. This ambitious attack culminated in what has become known as the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
During the crisis, it was discovered that Alexander Luthor, the orphaned son of Earth-Three's Lex Luthor and Lois Lane was a being comprised of both Antimatter and normal matter. As such, he could function equally in both realities, without undue stress.
Shortly after Crisis it was stated that the Crime Syndicate were Thunderers but after Zero Hour the Crime Syndicate of Amerika of the antimatter Earth appeared.
In JLA/Avengers the antimatter reality is destroyed by Krona. In Syndicate Rules it is revealed it was reintegrated anew by sources unknown but it is not a entirely faithful reintegration. Owlman discovers that the antimatter universe is now only months old.
Points of Interest
- During the Crisis on Infinite Earths the Anti-Monitor absorbed the anti-matter energy of over a million worlds in his reality destroying them.
- Anti-Matter Man
- Sinestro Corps
- Weaponers of Qward
- Thunderers of Qward
- Crime Syndicate of Amerika
- At the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths the Anti-Monitor's fall back into one of the binary suns creates a shockwave that destroys everything for millions of miles including Qward and the moon on which the Anti-Monitor was born.
- It is unknown if there has been more then two reboots/rewrites of the antimatter universe. Qward continued to appear even after being destroyed during the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths #12.
- Appearances of Antimatter Universe
- Location Gallery: Antimatter Universe
- Catalogued images related to Antimatter Universe
Links and References
- Negative Zone for Marvel Comic's version of the Antimatter Universe.