Terminology and Jargon : The Multiverse, The Microverse, and The ElseWorld
I'll be honest, the real reason this post exist is because I don't have anything to post this week as Skuad Satria #16 is yet to be released. However, with the abundant upcoming slates of comic book movies, I guess this is best time to get into some terminology and jargon used primarily by US comic, will there be manga's jargon ? Who knows.
Almost everyone familiar with Multiverse. It is a concept in which there is an alternate earth exist in which an event happened within time took an opposite or different course (similar to like What if the road not taken in the poem was taken). DC Comics is famous for using this concept to tell a story of a familiar character in an interesting twist. You may recognize this concept from the DC Animated Movie in where they met the evil version for themselves, or in the Justice League animated series where they see the world in which The Justice League become a dictator. The Multiverse was re-established in DC Comic due to the Convergence event.
A simple explanation of Microverse is it is similar to Quantum Realm in Ant-Man. However, Microverse is a term used by DC Comic for their character; The Atom. However unlike Quantum Realm, The Atom can enter and exit the Microverse freely and in it, he can ride the atom of air or move freely between the molecule.
Earth Prime is a term used in DC Comic's Multiverse as the original earth than give birth the multiple earth. It is usually the main earth used in the DC Comic storyline. In the recent incarnation of New 52, it is Earth-0. During when it just begin, it was Earth-1. However it is not all the time. In the DC Animated movies, it was neither Justice League earth nor Crime Syndicate earth. In the Infinite Crisis, Earth-prime is Earth-32 in which is essentially our Earth where there is no superhero but the one that effect the other universe the most.
Earth 616 is the term coined for Marvel main universe. This is where the Thor and Iron Man and Captain America we know and love came from (not really, most of the movie adaptation took inspiration from Ultimate Universe). Earth 616 recently has been 'moviefied' as in the character started to follow closely their movie counterpart (Star-Lord). The universe has been rebooted (sort of) during the recent (still ongoing ?) Secret War event.
So this end up becoming a post about the term used to represent the world and universe in the comic. Did this help clear up your confusing ? Did it just add up more ? Sound off your thought in the comment section. Stay tuned for more interesting terminology and jargon in the future. Be sure to like Comikrew Studio on Facebook, subscribe to my comic on Tapastic, and follow me on Twitter. Finally, follow Comikrew Studio for my latest activities.