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See also Earth, Earth-One, New Earth, Earth-Prime for a complete list of references to distinguish between these closely named or closely related articles.

History

Prime Earth was formed by the temporal merging of the disparate DC, Vertigo and WildStorm universes, in an effort by Pandora and The Flash to restore the Timestream to its intended nature, in which later revealed to be an unknown being whose manipulating these events.

In this newly made universe, costumed crime fighters are a relatively new phenomenon, with Superman being the first super-powered hero to come to public knowledge. Since then, several other heroes have come to the fore, with the formation of the Justice League. The success of the Justice League activities inspired the United Nations to create the government-sponsored team Justice League International.

Of course, there are also the supervillains, individuals that use their powers to commit evil, as well as N.O.W.H.E.R.E., an organization with a nefarious interest in superhumans and their abilities.

Retcons

Continuity

As the DCnU does not constitute a full reboot, several characters went on their storylines with little changes.[15]

Rebirth

The aftermath of the Darkseid War saw the return of Wally West, who was was freed from the Speed Force by Barry Allen. With his return, he revealed that Prime Earth had been robbed of an entire decade of experiences and memories by some unknown force, and this was the reason the universe did not revert to the way it was before Flashpoint, and why everyone was ten years younger.[18]

According to Mister Mxyzptlk Superman had been split into two beings (New Earth and Prime Earth Superman) by a power beyond even his own.[19] At the end of the battle with Mxyzptlk, his son Jonathan remerges his father and mother with their Prime Earth counterparts. Mister Oz reveals that this action caused the New Earth and Prime Earth realities to merge into a new reality both familiar and new.[20]

In the aftermath of his battle with Mxyzptlk Superman reviews the records of his life at the Fortress of Solitude, but can't shake the feeling that something is wrong. Superman later confides to Batman and Wonder that he believes that his history was being twisted, shaped and reshaped.[21] He also expresses concern that this has happened not just to him but to everyone.


Notes

  • Despite the similarity in name, this universe bears no relation to the Pre-Crisis universe of Earth-Prime.
  • Prime Earth is opposite Earth 33 in the structure of the Multiverse, and is directly connected to the Rock of Eternity.
  • Prime Earth is one end of the "Axis of Creation" in the local Multiverse with Earth 33.
  • The merging of the New Earth and Prime Earth Supermen created a new continuity that is a mixture of New Earth and Prime Earth history.[22]
  • The history related for Superman in Action Comics #978 and Henshaw's own memories in Action Comics #980 shows that the new Prime-Earth's history is closer to that of New Earth then it originally was.
  • Prime Earth is at least 10 billion years old.[23] This makes it far older then the 4.5 billion years our Earth has existed.
  • According to the Green Lantern rings of 10 billion years ago Prime Earth was the center of the Universe.[24]


Trivia

  • "Prime Earth" is the official name that Dan DiDio uses for this continuity.[25]


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