Reality names were reused several times. See also Earth-22, Earth -22.

Earth 22 is one of the worlds of the Multiverse in the New 52.


After the retirement of Superman led to the mass surrender of the superheroic old guard, a new generation of superbeings ran amok until the destruction of Kansas forced Kal-El's return.[1] Superman tried containing the situation and confronted his enemies, however he slayed Captain Marvel instead of sparing him, while a nuclear blast killed many of his fellow heroes. This caused him to become a pseudo-authoratarian figure, taking up the responsibility of chasing and if need be, putting down any threats. The Sons and Daughters of the Bat, inspired by Batman, opposed him.[2]

Its heroes would come to aid in protecting the Multiverse against The Gentry.[3]

It was later revealed to be one of the many universes destroyed by Perpetua.[4]



  • This Earth is based on Mark Waid and Alex Ross' Kingdom Come, and is the direct continuation of the pre-Flashpoint Earth-22 and the pre-Crisis Earth-96.
  • While the continuation of Earth-22, it is unlikely this version of Superman went through the events of Thy Kingdom Come, as Earth 0 has significantly changed since the events of Flashpoint.
  • The existence of the Thom Kallor Starman in this universe indicates that some variation of the Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds event may have occurred in the New 52, as Starman was originally brought to Earth-22 on his way to New Earth in order to prepare for the resurrection of Superboy. However, it may simply be a version of Starman native to this universe.
  • Earth 22 is opposite Earth 7 in the structure of the Multiverse.
  • While he existed on Earth-22, Superboy doesn't appear to exist on Earth 22. When the Justice Society of America encountered Kon-El's Earth 0 counterpart, none of the members recognized him and they were genuinely shocked by his origins.[2]


See Also

Links and References

DC Map of the Multiverse: Earth 22


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