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The Bizarro World, Htrae, is a fictional planet in the DC comics universe. It is the cube-shaped home for Bizarro and his companions, all of which were initially Bizarro versions of Superman, Lois Lane, and their children. Later other Bizarros were created to add to the population, such as Bizarro Flash (Slowest Man Alive, a title also held by The Turtle), the Yellow Lantern, and Batzarro, the World's Worst Detective. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Bizarro is a fictional character, a doppelgänger of DC Comics’ Superman. ... Superman is a fictional character and one of the most famous and popular comic book superheroes of all time. ... Lois Joanne Lane is a fictional comic book character who appears in DC Comics’ Superman stories. ... The Turtle is the name of 2 DC Comics supervillains who were primary enemies of The Flash. ... Batzarro is a fictional comic book character, a twisted doppelganger of Batman. ...

"Bizarro World". Art by Wayne Boring.
"Bizarro World". Art by Wayne Boring.

In the Bizarro world, a cube-shaped planet known as "Htrae" ("Earth" spelled backwards), society is ruled by the Bizarro Code, which states "Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!". In one episode, for example, a salesman is doing a brisk trade selling "Bizarro bonds. Guaranteed to lose money for you". Later in this episode, the mayor appoints Bizarro #1 to investigate a crime, "Because you are stupider than the entire Bizarro police force put together". This is intended and taken as a great compliment. Image File history File links Bizarroworld. ... Image File history File links Bizarroworld. ...


Later stories introduced Bizarro versions of Superman's supporting cast, including Bizarro-Perry White and Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen, created by using the duplicator ray on characters other than Superman and Lois Lane, as well as the children of Bizarro and Bizarro Lois. There was even a Bizarro-Justice League and Legion of Super-Heroes. Perry White is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics, and is the editor-in-chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet. ... Jimmy Olsen (full name James Bartholomew Olsen) is a fictional character who appears in DC Comics’ Superman stories. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... This is about the DC Comics superhero team. ...


"Tales of the Bizarro World" became a recurring segment in Adventure Comics from 1961 to 1962. Adventure Comics #296 Adventure Comics is a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1935 to 1983. ...


On one occasion, Keith Giffen portrayed Htrae itself as being sentient — "Me am the Bizarro World. Planet Earth not think ... therefore, me do" — and its only sane inhabitant was the Bizarro Ambush Bug. Keith Iath Giffen (November 30, 1952 - ) is an American writer, artist and penciller of comic books. ... Ambush Bug is a fictional comic book character who has appeared in several DC Comics. ...


In the new comic books, Bizarro lives in a Metropolis graveyard he calls The Graveyard of Solitude.


In the imaginary story, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, which served as an ending to Silver Age Superman continuity, Bizarro destroyed Bizarro World in order to be a better imperfect duplicate of Superman.


After the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Superman: Man of Steel miniseries rebooted Superman continuity. The editors and writers at DC Comics considered Bizarro World to be too silly and childish, so they did not reintroduce Bizarro World in the reboot. Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... The Man of Steel was a six-issue comic book limited series released in 1986 by DC Comics, several months after the 12-issue limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths completed. ...


However, the distincitve cube shaped Earth of Bizarro World did briefly appear in the pages of Infinite Crisis alongside the other Earths in space. A close-up, labeled Earth-0, is seen wherein a smiling Bizarro is strangling a smiling bizarro Lois, with bizarros Hawkman, Jimmy Olsen, and Perry White stand alongside, all laughing. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue comic book limited series published by DC Comics. ...


 
 

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