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Earth-Two-A is a reality postulated by E. Nelson Bridwell in the Superman Family letters page[1] and was used to explain the discrepancies between the Earth-Two Superman and the actual Golden Age comic Superman stories.


In this alternate world Superman worked for the Daily Planet under editor George Taylor who was replaced by editor Perry White in 1940[2], fought a bald Lex Luthor beginning in 1941,[3] and demonstrated "super muscular control" which allowed him to contort his face into any form of disguise that he wished in 1942,[4] (a power lost for undisclosed reasons in 1947).

The Superman of this reality was "born of the super-race on the far planet Krypton" but also had super strength, invulnerability and a costume as a baby.[5]

Kryptonite could be either red[6] or green though they functioned identically.

This reality also had its own version of the 1940s Superman Cartoons that had an episode between Mad Scientist and The Mechanical Monsters.[7]

This may have been the reality where Brainiac was a biological being rather than an android.[8]

This universe was presumably destroyed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths event, and then (presumably) retroactively saved from destruction during the Convergence event.


  • This Earth was formally canonized in The Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Index (March 1986) under the name Alternate Earth-Two. Following our naming convention for Earths (and to keep the name short) this becomes "Earth-Two Alternate" or simply Earth-Two-A.
  • In Omniverse #1 (1977), Mark Gruenwald used the discrepancies between Earth-Two and the actual Golden Age comics in conjunction with the Super-Sons stories to suggest the existence of an "Earth-E" but the relationship of that Earth to Earth-Two-A, the later Super-Sons Earths of 154 and 216, or Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium's missing Earth-Forty-Six is unknown.
  • According to Gruenwald the majority of Superman and Batman stories between All-Star Comics #57 and The Brave and the Bold #28 happened on "Earth-E".

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