Quote1 Carter, we didn't come for the view. Our mission here is purely scientific. Quote2
-- Ed Reiss src

Ed Reiss was an astronaut who along with J. Allen Carter were sent on the first Earth mission to Mars. During the mision Carter attempted to pick up a type of crystal he found and ended up triggering an earthquake. Reiss was able to get away but Carter fell into the newly formed chasm, where he accidentally unleashed the Imperium. Reiss presumably returned to Earth with who he thought was Carter but was actually an alien duplicate.


  • Spacesuit: Allows him to survive while on Mars.


Ed Reiss at the DC Animated Universe Wikia