New Universe characters


---timeline comments on the New Universe

--- New Universe primer


Acid Queen (Para-Troop)

Antibody (Randy O'Brien)

Aqualung (Para-Troop)

Argath, Maximus (Max)

Augur (Forsaken)

Baker, Glen (Justice character)

Bakut, Sedara (Psi-Force) - by Prime Eternal

Ballantine, Kayla (Quasar/Star Blast character)

Beam-Splitter (Andrew Meadows)

Benjamin of New Universe (Kathy Ling's cat)

Black Justice (Far Place, Justice foe)

Boyd, Thomas (Psi-Force) - by Prime Eternal

Captain Brooklyn (Justice character)

Chambers, Rebecca (Justice character)

Chauncy (Justice character)

Chin, Eric (Troubleshooters)

Chrome (Spitfire, DP7)

Connell, Ken (Star Brand wielder) - by Prime Eternal

Conquest, Damon (Justice foe)

Crawley, Mike (Psi-Force/DDTeens) - by Prime Eternal

Creeping Crud (Justice character)

"Creepy" (Mike Crawley)

Dad (Daedalus Darquill)

Damon Conquest (Justice foe)

Darquill, Daedalus (Justice foe)

Dehman Doosha (Psi-Force/Crasniye Solleetsi) - by Prime Eternal

Demon Within (Dehman Doosha)

Do, Johnny (Dehman Doosha)

Dog O' War (Forsaken)

Dynamite (Mike Crawley)

Emmett Proudhawk's medallion (summons Psi-Hawk)

Endolana (Far Place)

Falmon, Lindsey (Psi-Force) - by Prime Eternal

Far Place (Illusionary/Imaginary World, Justice)

Fastball (Timothy Ferris)

Ferris, Timothy (Troubleshooters)

Figaro (Justice character, Angie Tensen's dead cat)

Figurine (Forsaken)

Finelli, Edward (almost Psi-Force) - by Prime Eternal

Fire-Baller (Forsaken)

Foley, Dennis (Justice character)

Forsaken (Justice characters)

Four-Eyes (Forsaken)

Giotti, Eduardo (Troubleshooters)

Greg Gardner (Justice killings)

Gladiator (Starbrand foe) - by Per Degaton

Gruenwald, Mark (The Master of the Obscure!)

Guardian Angel (Seraph)

Hanrahan, Jim (Star Brand character)

Healer (Inyushin, Anastasia)

Heatseeker (Dehman Doosha)

Helter Skelter (Para-Troop)

Horny Toad (Forsaken)

Hounds (Far Place)

Impact (Forsaken)

Indigo (DP7 character) - by Prime Eternal

Inyushin, Anastasia (Psi-Force) - by Prime Eternal

James ?? (Forsaken)

Jessup, Tyrone of New Universe (Psi-Force) - by Prime Eternal

Judge Mental (Justice foe)

Justice (John Roger Tensen)

Justice Brigade (Justice foes)

Justice Killings (Paranormals slain by Justice)

Justice Warriors (Far Place)

Kabor (Far Place)

Kleenex (Justice character)

Krotze, Fritz (Spitfire foe)

Land of Spring (Far Place)

Land of Winter (Far Place)

Landers, Dave (DP7) - by Prime Eternal

Ling, Kathy (Psi-Force) - by Prime Eternal

Living Tribunal (multiversal judge)

Malakite (Far Place)

Mason, Dave (Mutator)

Mastodon (Dave Landers)

Max (Far Place, Justice foe)

MAX armor (Spitfire item) - by Prime Eternal & Snood

Meadows, Andrew (Troubleshooters)

Metallurge (Paranormal Platoon)

Metallurgist (Metallurge)

Millennias (Justice Brigade precursors)

Mindwolf (Psi-Force foe)

Mutator (DP7) - by Prime Eternal

Network (Wayne Tucker)

Nightmask

Night Warriors (Far Place)

O'Brien, Randy (DP7) - by Prime Eternal

Old Man (Star Brand foe) - by Prime Eternal

Overshadow (Voigt)

Overtime (Lindsey Falmon)

Para-Troop (DP7 villains) - by Prime Eternal

Pit Bull (DP7 character) - by Prime Eternal

Playback (Justice character)

Poole, Lonnie (Justice Killings)

Psi-Force of New Universe (psychic paranormals) - by Prime Eternal

Psi-Hawk (psychic manifestation of Psi-Force) - by Prime Eternal

Psi-Stalker (Thomas Boyd)

Purple Haze (Para-Troop)

Qatar (Far Place)

Quill (Justice Foe)

Quinn, Eric (Justice Killings)

Roberts, Teresa (Troubleshooters)

Salvo (Mike Crawley)

Savior (Justice foe)

Seraph (Justice foe)

Shockwave (Kathy Ling)

Shudderbug (Justice character)

Skeletron (Starblasters)

Skybreaker (Medusa Web, Psi-Force foe/ally) - by Prime Eternal

Space Oddity (Para-Troop)

Spitfire (Chrome)

Stalker (Thomas Boyd)

Star Brand (power source) - by Prime Eternal

Star Brand (Ken Connell, Star Brand wielder) - by Prime Eternal

"Stasi" (Inyushin, Anastasia)

Steel Hawk (Spitfire foe)

Stokes, Malcolm (Justice Killings)

Strongarms (Eduardo Giotti)

Syphon (Thomas Boyd)

Tattoo (Justice foe)

Tensen, Angie (daughter of Justice)

Tensen, Irene (former wife of Justice)

Therion (Far Place)

Think Tank (Teresa Roberts)

Troubleshooters (Spitfire characters)

Tucker, Wayne (Psi-Force) - by Prime Eternal

Updike, Terrence (Justice character)

Voigt, Philip Nolan (DP7 foe) - by Prime Eternal

Voyager (Tyrone Jessup)

War Dogs (agents of Pit Bull)

Webstral (Far Place)

Wild Thing (Mutator)

Winterland (Far Place)

Wipeout (Para-Troop member) - by Prime Eternal

Witness (DP7 character) - by Prime Eternal

Wooly Bully (Para-Troop)

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The New Universe possesses interesting temporal characteristics. The White Event occurred on September 4, 1986, after which events moved in real time, at least up to the War, sometime in later 1989, or early 1990. They interacted with the Marvel Universe in 1991-1992 of real time, and were last seen in 1994, at the conclusion of the Star Blast saga. It's unlikely that the characters of the NU will be seen again (a true shame), but I'd like to think that they should somehow stay in real time. In addition, as the Prime One points out, since the Living Tribunal has isolated them from the rest of the Universe, they should be isolated from Eternity as well, meaning they won't be a part of 'Marvel Time' (or lack thereof).--Snood.

Prime Eternal's New Universe Primer

The New Universe, launched in 1986 with eight titles-- Starbrand, Spitfire and the Troubleshooters, Nightmask, Justice, Psi Force, DP7, Mark Hazzard: Merc and Kickers Inc. -- was the brainchild of then-Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, and was conceived of as the ultimate project to celebrate Marvel's 25th anniversary-- by creating a "new universe" where there would be a greater emphasis on reality than even the Marvel Universe had seen before. No aliens, no undersea civilizations, no other dimensions-- the New Universe was, "the world outside your window", until "the White Event". After the White Event, "paranormals" began to manifest powers. It was to be stressed that these were ordinary people with extraordinary powers, reacting to a world not unlike our own.

The problem was, not all of the New Universe writers were made to understood this facet of the universe they were writing in, so greater-than-20th century-level technology appeared in Spitfire, other dimensions appeared in Justice, and football players played super-heroes in Kickers Inc. At the end of the New Universe's first year, Jim Shooter was gone, and so were Nightmask, Spitfire, Mark Hazzard, and Kickers Inc. It was time for a change.

In the second year of publication, only DP7 creators Mark Gruenwald and Paul Ryan were retained, while John Byrne, Fabian Nicieza, and Peter David took control over the remaining titles. All four writers felt that it was time for the New Universe to live up to its potential, and mid-way through year 2, the graphic novel The PITT was released, in which Ken Connell destroyed Pittsburgh, plunging the earth (and the stars of the four titles) into chaos. This in turn led to The Draft graphic novel, in which a paranormal platoon was prepared for World War 3.

Unfortunately, by then, New Universe readership had already been conditioned against these drastic changes. Readers had been mistakenly led to believe that "the world outside your window" meant that the New Universe had to always remain the world outside their window, and felt that the creative teams had betrayed Shooter's vision, which was not the case. After 33 months of publication, the New Universe came to a halt in 1989. The four-issue limited series The War tied up the World War 3 threads, and the New Universe drifted out of the memories of general readers.

But Gruenwald, Nicieza, and David refused to forget what they had produced. David brought Justice into the 2099 universe as "Net Prophet"; Nicieza gave the Starbrand a cameo in Gambit, and was connected to a potential New Universe revival only 3 years ago; Gruenwald never stopped utilizing the New Universe, and brought its cast into the Marvel Universe via Quasar#31, which later led to the Starblast crossover.

The New Universe is not gone. For now, it's simply resting. -Prime Eternal

Prior to Starblast, the NU did not appear to have any similarities to the universal structure and hierarchy of Earth-616 or similar worlds, andwas thus outside of the mainstream Multiverse, but within the greater Omniverse. It has been suggested that there may be one more division present between Multiverse and Omniverse, to link asociated worlds, such as those linked to Marvel, and to keep distinct from other such groupings, such as those associated with DC or other titles. Thus worlds like the New Universe or the Shadowline might be contained within the Marvel Megaverse. Sounds good to me!
- Snood

Since the New Universe's Earth was physically removed and taken to the universe of the Earth-616 Marvel universe that may explain why it became a part of the Amalgam universe.
- Per Degaton

The New Universe was given the core continuum designation of Earth-148611 in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005.

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