Qwardians (Race) (Antimatter Universe) (DC Comics)

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Green Lantern Vol 2 #2 (October, 1960)
Created by: John Broome, Gil Kane 


Name: Qwardians
Identity: Secret
Affiliation: Bad
Base of Operations: Qward
Body Type: Humanoid 
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Eyes: Black
Hair: Bald
Skin: Pink
Number of Limbs: 2
Number of Fingers: 5 
Number of Toes: 5
Unusual Features: Qwardians are bald
Origin: The naturally evolved species of the planet Qward
Place of origin: Qward 
Notable members: Highlord Roval, General Fabrikant, Johnny Quick, Owlman, St'nlli, Super-Woman, Telle-Teg, The Weaponer, Ultraman, highlord Varnathon, Diataria Lysis
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Following the creation of the Multiverse when Krona had viewed the birth of the universe, there was also an Antimater Universe (or Negative Mater Universe) which mirrored at least the Positive Mater Universe of Earth-One. The planet Qward would be a planet that would be the Antimater analogue to the Postive mater planet Oa.
While this world would become the birthplace of the Anti-Monitor, a creature bent on the destruction of all positive mater, and thus the Multiverse, the Qwardians would become the dominant species on the planet and would eventually be used as soldiers in the Antimonitors quest to destroy all positive mater.

Prior to the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Qwardian's would often clash with the Green Lantern of Earth (Hal Jordan), and often provide sanctuary to his arch nemesis Sinestro.

Crisis on Infinite Earths

During Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Anti-Monitor would use the Qwardian Thunderers as his own army on Qward, and convert many of them into his shadow creatures which he would send to attack those in the positive mater universes who were gathered by the Monitor to thwart the Anti-Monitors plan. When the Anti-Monitor was defeated at the beginning of time, the Antimater Universe while changed, the Qwardians survived.


While all the details regarding the changes to the Antimater Universe following the Crisis in general, and the Qwardians specifically, are as yet unrevealed, they continue to live in a universe that has changed in that it is a reality of opposites compared to the new singular universe created after the Crisis. It is presumable a lot of the Qwardians's past history remains intact following the Crisis.

JLA/Avengers Crossover

The Qwardian's and their entire universe was briefly erased by Krona who was once again seeking the truth behind the origins of the Universe. However the Qwardians and their reality were restored thanks to the combined efforts of the Justice League of America and the The Avengers.

Post-Infinite Crisis

The Qwardians once more appear to have been unchanged as the result of Infinite Crisis, however the full extent of the changes caused by this and the impending Final Crisis, and their effect on the Qwardians remains undetermined.

Powers and Abilities


None known.


None known.


None known.


Habitat: Earth like
Gravity: Earth like
Atmosphere: Earth like
Population: Population of this race is unknown.


Type of Government: Government type unknown.
Level of Technology: Advanced
Cultural Traits: The society on Qward is one in which acts of evil are considered lawful, however acts of good are considered criminal.
Representatives: No Known representatives.