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     Reality names were reused several times. See also Earth-38, Arrowverse: Earth-38.

Earth 38 is one of the worlds of the Multiverse in the New 52.


Home to a Superman that debuted in 1938 and a Batman that first appeared in 1939. Unlike many of the worlds of the Multiverse, time passes on Earth 38 as it does on Earth Prime;[1] its Worlds Finest team and other heroes aged over the course of passing decades, and eventually ceded their roles to their successors and children, beginning a heroic legacy that would continue well into the 30th century.

Knight-Wing (grandson of both Superman and Batman), as well as potentially other heroes of this Earth, joined in the battle for the Multiverse against the forces of The Gentry.



  • Earth 38 is based on John Byrne's Superman & Batman: Generations, and is a direct continuation of the hypertime reality Earth-3839.
  • Earth 38 is the Earth of the 'local' New 52 Multiverse most accurately reflecting DC's publishing history, as heroes appear on this world when they did in the real world. It is therefore probable that comics throughout the local 52-Earth Multiverse featuring 'traditional'-looking versions of Superman, such as the DC Comics of Earth 5 and Earth 10 (Earth 10 in particular publishing Superman in 1938, this being the only Superman of the Multiverse known to operate in that timeframe), were in fact representations of the Superman of Earth 38.
  • Earth 38 is opposite Earth 36 in the structure of the Multiverse.

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