The Source Wall is a solid barrier surrounding the Multiverse, beyond which lies the Source. On the wall are the Promethean Giants: frozen statues of dead gods, cosmic beings, and foolish entities that failed to breach the wall and became part of it. In the universe of New Earth, the remote Promethean Galaxy is the closest point to the Source Wall.
It was severely weakened by the Invasion of the Dark Multiverse and the breaking of the Force Barrier.
Points of Interest
- In the early Fourth World stories by Jack Kirby and Gerry Conway, the Source Wall was portrayed as a metaphysical barrier without a physical form, with the Promethean Giants strewn throughout space nearby. Starting with Marvel and DC Present #1 by Chris Claremont and Walt Simonson, it was portrayed as a physical wall with the Giants embedded in it. Even though this story was outside mainstream continuity, it set the appearance of the Source Wall for future stories.