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History

Earth-S is one of the infinite number of divergent realities that made up the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths Multiverse.

World War II

  • In Earth-S's version of the months leading up to WWII, the Axis Powers included: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Romania, Sermia, and others.
  • After America's entry into WWII during December 1941, the fictional evil nations seemingly disappeared.

Forgotten Catastrophes

In addition to the large number of disasters, terrorist attacks, wartime setbacks, and large-scale super-crimes that were prevented by the super heroes and masked adventurers of this parallel world, there were some catastrophes that actually happened, then never were mentioned again. These included:

  • Mexico was invaded by a subterranean civilization, in 1940.[1]
  • The Federal States Building in Washington D.C. was destroyed with a bomb, in the spring of 1941.[2]
  • New York City was attacked by a column of armored tanks, with massive destruction and civilian casualties, in the summer of 1941.[3]
  • The Shuker Hotel skyscraper, in one big city, was destroyed with multiple pre-planted charges, by a gang of Nazi agents, in the summer of 1941.[4]

End of History

During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Earth-S was effectively merged with Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-Four, and Earth-X to form one composite universe. It was restored to the Multiverse by the events of Convergence.

Points of Interest

Cities:

A significant number of American cities existed uniquely on Earth-S, and many of these had no direct counterparts on "nearby" parallel worlds such as Earth-One or Earth-Two. Examples include:

Nations:

A significant number of modern nations existed uniquely on Earth-S, and many of these had no direct counterparts on "nearby" parallel worlds such as Earth-One or Earth-Two. Examples include:

  • Europe:
    • Adolfuss, briefly a dictatorship.[5]
    • Ecalpon, a war-torn hell-hole.[6]
    • Grafstan, a monarchy striving to become a democracy [7]
    • Mentonia, a monarchy until at least 1941.[8]
    • Slavonia in Central Europe, where peasants wear lederhosen, nobles wear capes, and dueling is legal.[9]
    • Sylvania, an ancient mountain kingdom, long-time location of the legendary "Silver Slippers" [10]
    • Yugovania, a small nation wracked by severe postwar food shortages [11]
  • South America:
    • Rinaldo, a republic. Rinaldo's embassy in the USA was blown up in 1941.[12]
  • Uncertain Locations:
    • Franconia, had an army in Central Africa, so might have been entirely in Africa, or might have been in Europe and had one or more colonies. Either way, in 1940, the Franconian Army in Central Africa looks exactly like the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.[13]

Secret Kingdoms and Lost Civilizations

A significant number of alien outposts, secret kingdoms, and lost civilizations, some populated and some not, existed uniquely on Earth-S, and many of these had no direct counterparts on "nearby" parallel worlds such as Earth-One or Earth-Two. Examples include:

  • In the African jungle, 20 days travel inland from the Gold Coast, beyond the River of Skulls, is an unexplored region in which prehistoric giant rhinos and mammoths, monstrously large snakes, and gigantic frogs all live, alongside 15-foot-tall gorillas and 12-foot-tall men.[14] In this area, sparrows grow as big as turkeys, and eagles grow as big as dive bombers. Some modern African elephants, not mammoths, also inhabit the region, and grow to be much larger than ordinary African elephants. More significantly, the legendary Elephants' Graveyard is in one remote part of this unexplored area.[15]
  • In the Brazilian jungle, 15 days march inland from Rio de Janeiro, near the Great Mountain, a Forgotten World with populations of many long-extinct plant and animal species, discovered by Bill Watkins in 1948.[16]
  • In the Wartz Forest of Middle Europe, the Fortress of Freedom, founded in 1450 by Kroza, the leader of the Kroza Rebellion. This stone fortress sat unmolested for 500 years, until 1950, when another peasant rebellion overthrew the tyrannical rule of Kroza VIII.[17]
  • In the South Pacific, until at least the early 1940s, there was an isolated Land of the Amazons.[18]
  • In the South Pacific, according to legend, and a map in the possession of Captain O'Casey of the "Starfish", the Lost City of Kazar, and all its riches, could be found.[19]

Astronomy:

Several of the planets in the Earth-S universe are very different from their counterparts in other "nearby" universes such as Earth-Two or Earth-One. Examples include:

  • Earth-S-Twin:
    • In 1949, a near-identical copy of planet Earth was discovered, by Professor Jimson, using a special infra-red telescope. This planet was nearly invisible, and on a collision course with Earth-S, until Captain Marvel placed it in orbit around a distant star. This planet and its people had a history that very closely paralleled that of Earth-S, with a few notable exceptions:
      • The North Pole was first explored in the late 1940s, by Sir Struthers, rather than in 1909, by Admiral Byrd.
      • Woolly Mammoths roamed the Arctic, but dogs and cats were extinct.
      • Antarctica was populated, and spaceships were in widespread use for commercial travel.
      • George Washington was currently the president of America, and Julius Caesar currently ruled Rome.
      • Neanderthal men, Vikings, Roman soldiers, and 1949-style civilians all lived in the same city.
      • Firearms had not been invented.[20]
  • Mars:
    • In the late 1940s, a group of Martians attempted to conquer Earth. They covered the western half of the United States with a green substance that appeared to be mold or a bacterial colony, but was actually solidified energy.[21]
  • Mercury:
    • In 1940 Mercury was ruled by an American gangster calling himself "Mighty Adwahl". He commanded an army of green alien monsters, and had subjugated the bug-like telepathic people of Mercury. The tiny native people lived underground, and the large green conquerors lived on the surface in their own city. Adwahl was overthrown, and his army either dispersed or destroyed, with the aid of another American Earthling.[22]
    • In the far future, the planet Mercury will be ruled by a human-looking race of native Mercurian tyrants, who will have subjugated the human-sized trollish cave-people of Mercury, and taken over the planet's surface and its cities.[23] These despots will be overthrown by a father-son team of American Earthlings.[24]
  • Saturn:
    • In 1940 Atom Blake encountered an oppressed population of humans on Saturn, and freed them from the recurring invasions of plundering Praetorian aliens. The Saturnians draw "Time Fluid" from underground, and it has some amazing properties.[25]
    • In 1941 Captain Marvel discovered an enslaved population of humans on Saturn, and freed them from an invasion of enslaving aliens. After this the Saturnian humans began the long hard task of rebuilding their civilization.[26]
  • Venus:
    • In Earth-S history, the planet Venus was explored and colonized by Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana, some time before 1940.
      • Sivana established a spaceship base and a palace, and crowned his daughter, Beautia, the Empress of Venus.[27]
      • Sivana once exported six rocketshipsful of Venusian wildlife, including bulletproof sabretooth tigers, prehistoric elephants, giant horned crocosaurs, and the gorillion (a hybrid gorilla-lion centaur), to Earth, where he displayed them in a traveling circus.[28]
    • Venus is also the birthplace of international criminal mastermind Mister Mind, and is home to several species of brainless night-crawlers, slugs, and maggots.[29]

Residents

Squadron of Justice

The Squadron of Justice

Science

The properties of matter, laws of physics, and principles of chemistry were very different on Earth-S from those of our own world, or of "nearby" parallel universes such as Earth-Two or the Quality Universe. For example, the weather on Earth-S is controlled by a cantankerous entity known only as the Weatherman.[30]

Extreme Chemistry

  • 1945, Sivana's Laugh Lotion,[31]
  • 1947, Adam Atomme's "Atomic Pills," "Atomic Toothache Drops," "Atomic Insect Spray," "Atomic Breakfast Cerial," "Atomic Soap," "Atomic Acid," and other "Atomic" products,[32]

Mad Medicine

  • 1941, Sivana's "Life Force Induction" approach to super-monster building,[33]
  • 1949, Sivana's "Bio-Fission" device, for creating duplicates of himself,[34]

Mad Pharmacology

  • 1940, Master Man's Vitacaps,[35]
  • 1941, Jelke's Transformation Serum,[36]
  • 1941, Sivana's "Fountain Of Youth Water",[37]
  • 1941, Sivana's first person-shrinking formula, and its antidote, both were skin-contact-activated drugs[38]
  • 1949, Sivana's Dwindle Wafers, his second person-shrinking formula, [39]

Mad Psychiatry

  • 1940, Sivana's Memory Mangler,[40]
  • 1940, Aloysius Lake's Hypnotizing Machine,[41]
  • 1942, Hawkstrum's brain-searing Moon Torch,[42]

Mad Metallurgy

  • 1940, Blake's All-Elements Metal, generates "Sunergy",[43]
  • 1949, The Periodic Table of Earth-S contains at least three additional elements: Sivanium (Element no. 97), Shazamium (Element no. 98), and Marvelium (Element no. 99), each of which has some truly remarkable properties.[44]

Monster Biology

  • 1940, Drown's Colostopus, his giant crab, and his mutated undersea dinosaurs,[45]
  • 1940, Kruger's Vulture-men,[46]
  • 1940, Sivana's Venusian Glompers,[47],[48]
  • 1940, Sivana's Venusian Menagerie,[49]

Improbable Physics

  • 1940, Blake's teleportation-enabling formula, a mathematical formula known to Atom Blake, that by being recited correctly, enabled him to transport himself, and others, to distant planets.[50]
  • 1941, Sivana's intangibility-enabling formula, a mathematical formula of his own invention, that he could recite to control the density of his own body's atoms.[51]
  • 1943, Sivana's Time Pills enabled him to revisit the past and return to the present.[52]
  • 1950, Sivana's Heavy Gravity device,[53]

Unorthodox Engineering

Many devices, gadgets, and vehicles were built on Earth-S that could never have been built or made to work on our own world.

Robots

  • 1940, Drown's Mechanosaurus (giant underwater robot dinosaur),[54]
  • 1940, Sivana's Android "Z"[55]
  • 1941, Sivana's Android "Beast Master",[56]

Sensors, Computers, Communications

  • 1940, Sivana's "Radio-Silencer" ray,[57]
  • 1941, Sivana's Ultra-Frequency Oscillator, (it canceled out the sound of his enemy's magic word),[58]

Vehicles

  • 1940, Armstrong's Gyro-Sub,[59]
  • 1940, Calkins' Stratoglobe Spacecraft,[60]
  • 1941, Sivana's super-powered airplane, with jet impulse motors,[61]
  • 1940, Sivana's fleet of interplanetary spaceships,[62]
    • 1941, Sivana's streamlined interplanetary rocketship, with zirconium-steel plating,[63]
  • 1941, Sivana's super-powered exoskeleton,[64]

Weapons

  • 1940, Sivana's "Atom Smasher" explosive device,[65]
  • 1940, Sivana's weather-controlling machine,[66]
  • 1941, Cox's Mummy Ray Rifle,[67]
  • 1941, Sivana's paralyzing gas,[68]


Notes


Trivia

  • No trivia.


See Also


Links and References

References

  1. Whiz Comics #5
  2. Whiz Comics #14
  3. Bulletman #1
  4. Minute-Man #1
  5. Master Comics #2
  6. Master Comics #1
  7. Captain Marvel Adventures #69
  8. Captain Marvel Adventures #5, 1st story
  9. Wow Comics #8
  10. Mary Marvel #22
  11. Master Comics #76
  12. Master Comics #15
  13. Wow Comics #1
  14. Nickel Comics #1
  15. Nickel Comics #2
  16. Hit Comics #51
  17. Captain Marvel, Jr. #85
  18. Whiz Comics #35
  19. Whiz Comics #37
  20. Captain Marvel Adventures #95
  21. Hit Comics #60
  22. Wow Comics #2
  23. Wow Comics #3
  24. Wow Comics #4
  25. Wow Comics #5
  26. Captain Marvel Adventures #1
  27. Whiz Comics #3B
  28. Whiz Comics #6
  29. Captain Marvel Adventures #26
  30. Captain Marvel, Jr. #24
  31. Whiz Comics #68
  32. Whiz Comics #82
  33. Captain Marvel Adventures #3, 4th story
  34. Captain Marvel Adventures #100
  35. Master Comics #1
  36. Wow Comics #4
  37. Whiz Comics #13
  38. Captain Marvel Adventures #2
  39. Marvel Family #34
  40. Whiz Comics #4
  41. Whiz Comics #5
  42. Wow Comics #5
  43. Wow Comics #1
  44. Captain Marvel Adventures #100
  45. Master Comics #1
  46. Wow Comics #1
  47. Whiz Comics #3B
  48. Whiz Comics #15
  49. Whiz Comics #6
  50. Wow Comics #3
  51. Whiz Comics #14
  52. Captain Marvel Adventures #80
  53. Whiz Comics #127
  54. Master Comics #1
  55. Captain Marvel Adventures #1
  56. Captain Marvel Adventures #3, 4th story
  57. Whiz Comics #2
  58. Whiz Comics #15
  59. Whiz Comics #2
  60. Wow Comics #1
  61. Whiz Comics #15
  62. Whiz Comics #3B
  63. Whiz Comics #15
  64. Whiz Comics #20
  65. Whiz Comics #3A
  66. Special Edition Comics #1
  67. Wow Comics #3
  68. Captain Marvel Adventures #3, 2nd story
  69. Justice League: Another Nail #3