Reign of the Supermen #220: Pre-Crisis Ultraman

Source: (1st) Justice League of America vol.1 #29-30 (1964)
Type: Alternate EarthEarth-3! Where everything is OPPOSITE to our own Earth-1! NO, it's not Bizarro World! It's where Columbus was an American who discovered Europe! Lincoln killed President Booth! And Spock has a beard! On Earth-3, there is no Justice League, there is only the Crime Syndicate of America!
And its Kryptonian leader is Ultraman! No, not the Japanese one! And in the spirit of Silver Age Oppositeness, Ultraman (AKA Kal-Ul)'s Krypton did not blow up, but he was still sent to Earth as a baby by his father Jur-Ul, who no doubt couldn't stand the sleepless nights. Kal-Ul encountered kryptonite in space (I'm sure it's just Jur-Ul trying to shoot the rocket down) and is changed by it. On Earth, he grows up gaining a new power each time he is exposed to kryptonite. How? OPPOSITE!!! And when he comes into adulthood, he helps found the Crime Syndicate and they take over the world! Eventually, that gets boring, and that's when Ultraman develops a new power - that of seeing across the dimensional barriers - and he peeps the Justice League, finally a challenge.
Or not. But then the JSA comes in from Earth-2 and the entire Syndicate is trapped in-between dimensions by the original Green Lantern. And there they stay for almost two decades (our time). An escaped Ultraman has another Earths 1-2-3 encounter with the Supermen and Luthors of all those Earths (DC Comics Presents Annual #1) that gets him back into the interdimensional slammer. And then there's an All-Star Squadron/JLA crossover in which the Syndicate teams up with Per Degaton. No luck. And the Crisis on Infinite Earths finally does them in, Earth-3 gobbled up by anti-matter energy (the OPPOSITE of what happened to Earth-1, no?).

Ultraman's known powers by the time he got erased (*developed on panel):
Imperviousness to magic*
Flame vision*
Telescopic vision
Microscopic vision
Interdimensional vision
Super ventriloquism
Super hypnotism
Sealed systems

Ultraman would return of course, first in Animal Man's Crisis II story, and then as a rebooted character. But that's a story (or two) for another day. I mean night. Yeah, night. And not a story, a... a portrait. And not another... THINK OPPOSITE! ...That's a portrait for the same old night. THERE!


Delta said...

SIS (scowling inwardly silent).

Siskoid said...


Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Will we see that Superman from Earth-A (one of the early JLA Crisis issues)? Didn't he have blond hair and was unshaven?

Siskoid said...

You won't because you have!

Anonymous said...

sir:if you check 5 earths project ultraman was exiled to space by k-3 he landed on e-3 and his dad bombed k-3 reead my comments sing=nged donnie t

Anonymous said... you prefer pre crisis our web has the multiverse where the crisis passed without distruction of multiple earths

Anonymous said...

the five earths project informs taht ultraman was sent to earth as an adult,and e-3 police forces are the good guys m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m


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