Charlton Universe


Charlton Comics (formerly), DC Comics (Currently)
Notable Characters
Captain Atom, The Question, Peacemaker, The Blue Beetle, Nightshade
First Appearance
Yellowjacket Comics #1 (September, 1944) [first Charlton superhero comic, no official introduction to a shared universe], 52 #52 [first official incarnation]
Earth-Four, Earth-4

The Charlton Universe is a continuity from Charlton Comics that existed until the characters where sold to DC Comics in 1983 and whose characters were incorporated into the DC Universe after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, with a few exceptions like E-Man.

History[edit | edit source]

Charlton Comics[edit | edit source]

The Charlton Universe was much like our own until the appearance of the superhero Yellowjacket, among others.  Eventually more superheroes, such as Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, the Question and the Creeper, would meet and interact in the 1960's and into the early 80's.

DC Multiverse (Earth-4/Earth 4)[edit | edit source]

Later, this universe would be established as part of the DC Multiverse, one of many alternate dimensions (which appeared in the comics published by DC Comics).  It is also refered to as Earth-4 and recently was involved in a threat to the multiverse.  Though occassionally depicted, much of its history remained unknown and likely went through different incarnations due to events that altered timelines across the Multiverse.

Notable Characters[edit | edit source]

Captain Atom - Captain Atom is a powerful superhuman gifted with atomic powers from a nuclear accident that include superhuman speed and strength.

The Question - A crime fighting detective, the Question has objectivist views about the nature of good and evil and wears a mask that looks like a blank face.

Peacemaker - A fierce masked espionage agent who, contradictorily, wages war in the name of peace.

Blue Beetle (Dan Garrett)

Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)




Sarge Steel

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