Earth-Three (DC Comics)

Earth-Three is a fictional alternate universe set in the DC Comics Universe. It is the Earth of an alternate reality in the DC Multiverse. It first appeared in Justice League of America #29 (1964).

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Justice League of America #29 (1964)
Last Appearance: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 (April, 1985)
Created by: Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky

In story information

Official Name: Earth-Three
Aliases: Earth
Status: Destroyed


Earth-Three was considered to be a partially "reverse" Earth and was populated by "opposites" to the primary Earths of the Multiverse. However the base populace of Earth-Three reflected a society based on laws and good values, despite the majority of their super powered beings having an evil nature.
The majority of the Earth-Three's superpowered beings were criminals unlike the primary Earths whose main forces were heroic beings. The primary superbeings of Earth Three were five evil analogues of the Earth-One superheroes, called "The Crime Syndicate of America", which included Ultraman, a Kryptonite-charged evil Superman born on Krypton (in the Earth-Three dimension); Super-Woman, a rogue Amazon; Johnny Quick, an impulsive and arrogant young speedster; Power Ring, who, despite looking like Hal Jordan, had a power ring based on magic like Earth-Two Green Lantern Alan Scott's; and Owlman, a superb scientist and strategian, who terrorized this Earth. They openly ruled several parts of their Earth until defeated by the actions of the Earth-One Justice League and Earth-Two Justice Society, who would later inspire that world's Luthor Alexander Luthor, Sr. to become that world's first super hero and keep them in check.
During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Earth-Three was destroyed, save for Alexander Luthor, Jr., who helped the heroes of the remaining universes defeat the Anti-Monitor. He then retired to a "Paradise Dimension" until the events of Infinite Crisis. Most of Earth-Three's history survives in the form of a similar antimatter Earth of in the Antimatter Universe.

Points of Interest

  • Earth





  • The Crime Syndicate of America
    • Ultraman
    • Super-Woman
    • Johnny Quick
    • Power Ring
    • Owlman
  • Alexander Luthor, Sr.
  • Lois Lane-Luthor
  • Alexander Luthor, Jr.