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The Phantom Zone is a fictional prison dimension featured in the Superman comic books and related media. It was frequently used in the Superman comics before the continuity was rebooted in the 1980s, after Crisis on Infinite Earths, and has appeared occasionally since. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... 2-dimensional renderings (ie. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Comics (or, less commonly, sequential art) is a form of visual art consisting of images which are commonly combined with text, often in the form of speech balloons or image captions. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, plot, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ...

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Pre-Crisis

The Phantom Zone was discovered by Jor-El and used on the planet Krypton as a method of imprisoning criminals. The Phantom Zone criminals first appeared in Adventure Comics (Superboy stories), and soon began appearing in Superman stories. The inmates of this dimension are cast into the Phantom Zone and reside in a featureless state of existence from which they observe, but cannot interact with, the regular dimension clearly. Inmates do not age or require sustenance in the Phantom Zone; furthermore, they are telepathic and mutually insubstantial. Jor-El is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics published by DC Comics. ... Lara, Jor-El, and Superman on Krypton. ... Adventure Comics #296 Adventure Comics is a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1935 to 1983. ... Superboy is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Telepathy, from the Greek τῆλε, tele, remote; and πάθεια, patheia, to be effected by, describes the hypothetical transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses. ...


As such, they survived the destruction of Krypton and focused their attention on Earth, seeing as how most of the surviving Kryptonians now reside there. Most have a particular grudge against Superman seeing as how his father created the method of their own damnation. As such, they usually cause destructive trouble when they manage to escape while Superman struggles to return them to the Phantom Zone. Lara, Jor-El, and Superman on Krypton. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


Among the Phantom Zone criminals were Kru-El, the weapon's designer cousin of Jor-El, and thus a relative of Superman. Faora Hu-Ul, a Martial Arts expert and hater of males, was another criminal who was reproduced in a tamer form for the movie Superman II where her name was changed to Ursa. Professor Va-Kox, a mad geneticist whose mutagenic formula, the "Force of Life" created violent, mutated monsters from the aquatic life of the Great Lake of Krypton. Nadira (last name unknown who was a telekinetic) and Az-Rel (a Kryptonian pyrokinetic) were two petty criminals from the Krypton Isle of Bokos (the Island of Thieves). Jax-Ur was a rocket & missile engineer turned rogue criminal who unintenionally destroyed one of Krypton's two moons, Wegthor, which was populated with 500 Kryptonian colonists. He was also the only criminal sentenced to spend all existence within the Phantom Zone, without the possibility of any kind of parole. The cause of Wegthor's destruction was by a nuclear warhead-equipped test missile unleashed by Jax-Ur. However, if Jax-Ur's test was "successful" as he himself had planned, he would have then amassed a full-scale nuclear arsenal with which he planned to take over all of Krypton. Jax-Ur is considered Krypton’s worst criminal. Jor-El is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics published by DC Comics. ... Faora is the name of several supervillainesses in DC Comics Superman titles. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Sarah Douglas in the role of Ursa in Superman II. Ursa is a supervillain that appeared as an enemy of Superman in the theatrical film Superman II. She was a co-conspirator and accomplice of General Zod. ... Jax-Ur is a Kryptonian villain in Superman comics. ... A Soyuz rocket, at Baikonur launch pad. ... It has been suggested that Guided missile be merged into this article or section. ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that Medical parole be merged into this article or section. ...


Quex-Ul was the only innocent person sentenced to the Phantom Zone. Quex-Ul was put in the Phantom Zone for killing a herd of the sacred Rondors. Rondor horns had healing properties and were therefore sacred to Kryptonians. Quex-Ul was caught at the scene of the crime and was convicted and sentenced to 25 Sun Cycles in the Phantom Zone. Superman proved his innocence and released him and Quex-Ul in turn saved Superman from exposure to Gold Kryptonite. Ak-Var was a petty criminal who upon his release became the assistant and partner of Superman's cousin, Van-Zee. Van-Zee was a Kandorian scientist who was secretly Nightwing with Ak-Var as his partner Flamebird. Doctor Xadu (first name unknown) was a physician who killed dozens of patients while performing forbidden cryogenics experiments upon them. And finally there was General Dru-Zod, who created an army of clones in an attempt to take over as ruler of Krypton. Later others who survived Krypton's destruction became criminals, like Jer-Em, who caused the destruction of Argo City, the birth place of Supergirl. A jealous Kryptonian female from the bottle city of Kandor named Zora Vi-Lar (who took on the name of Black Flame) escaped from Kandor to fight Supergirl. And then there was Nam-Ek, who was the Kryptonian who killed the Rondor herd and used their horns to become immortal. Superman found Nam-Ek floating in space and rescued him, but the transformation into an immortal being had turned Nam-Ek into a bipedal version of a Rondor and also drove him to insanity. These criminals were also sentenced to serve time within the Phantom Zone. Lex Luthor in front of a displays of kryptonite and holding Green Kryptonite. ... Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ... Bette Kane as Flamebird and Dick Grayson as Nightwing. ... General Zod is a fictional supervillain to Superman, and appears in DC Comics. ... Kara Zor-El is a fictional DC Comics superheroine and the cousin of Superman. ... Kara Zor-El is a fictional DC Comics superheroine and the cousin of Superman. ...


The only exception is Mon-El, a Daxamite youth who met Superboy on Earth and discovered he was acutely vulnerable to exposure to lead (this is described in the comics as "lead poisoning," though it is not the same as real-life lead poisoning). To keep him alive, Superboy cast Mon-El, with his permission, into the Phantom Zone where he resided until the 30th century where Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes developed a cure which allowed him to leave safely. Lar Gand, known variously as Mon-El, Valor and MOnel, is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who is affiliated with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy, and later Superman. ... Within the DC Universe, the planet Daxam is home to a race called the Daxamites, who possess a genome similar to Kryptonians. ... Superboy is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... For Pb as an abbreviation, see PB. General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... Lead poisoning is a medical condition, also known as saturnism, plumbism or painters colic, caused by increased blood lead levels. ... Superboy is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... Lar Gand, known variously as Mon-El, Valor and MOnel, is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who is affiliated with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy, and later Superman. ... Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox) is a fictional character who exists in the future of the DC Comics universe. ... The Legion of Super-Heroes is a DC Comics superhero team created by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino. ...


Another character trapped in the Phantom Zone was Green Lantern Guy Gardner who experienced an extended and tortuous stay after an explosion of a Green Lantern Power Battery sent him there, until rescued by Superman and Green Lantern Hal Jordan who had believed him to be dead all that time. For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Guy Gardner can refer to: Guy Gardner (astronaut) Guy Gardner (comics), a fictional character This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ...


Superman developed communications equipment for the Phantom Zone, like the Zone-o-phone, and refinements to the project. In addition, the City of Kandor used the Phantom Zone regularly, with parole hearings sometimes chaired by Superman. However, since the departure of Kandor, that is, outside of Mon-El, most of the inhabitants were confined-to-lifers and generally not inclined to making conversation with their jailer. Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Superman and the modern Kandor. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Superman and the modern Kandor. ... Lar Gand, known variously as Mon-El, Valor and MOnel, is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who is affiliated with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy, and later Superman. ...


In the Steve Gerber miniseries The Phantom Zone, it was revealed that the Zone not only had a back exit through which villains could escape, but was also home to terrible beasts. Stephen Ross Gerber (born 20 September 1947, St. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ...


Post-Crisis

In the post-Crisis DC Universe, the Phantom Zone first appeared when Superman returned from space with a Kryptonian artifact called the Eradicator. This device, created by his Kryptonian ancestor Kem-L, attempted to recreate Krypton on Earth, building the Fortress of Solitude; the extradimensional space in which the Eradicator found the Kryptonian materials necessary was called the Phantom Zone. A Phantom Zone Projector is part of Superman's current Fortress. It has been used to access the Bottle City of Kandor and to trap villains such as the White Martians. The projector was also used by Supernova as the basis of his powers and then later used against Skeets who somehow enveloped the Phantom Zone within himself. 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. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... The Eradicator is a fictional comic book supervillain, and a recurring character in the Superman stories published by DC Comics. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Lara, Jor-El, and Superman on Krypton. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... The Fortress of Solitude is the occasional headquarters of Superman in DC Comics. ... The Eradicator is a fictional comic book supervillain, and a recurring character in the Superman stories published by DC Comics. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... The Fortress of Solitude is the occasional headquarters of Superman in DC Comics. ... Superman and the modern Kandor. ... White Martians is a name used for fictional alien races native to Mars in several unconnected works. ... Booster Gold is a fictional character, a superhero in publications from DC Comics. ... Skeets is a fictional artificial intelligence robot from the future in the DC Comics Universe. ...


The Phantom Zone has also been independently discovered by the Bgztlians, the White Martians, and the villains Loophole, Prometheus, and the first Queen Bee, who call it the "Buffer Zone," the "Still Zone," the "Stasis Zone," the "Ghost Zone," and the "Honeycomb," respectively. In post-Crisis/post-Zero Hour continuity, it was Loophole's "Stasis Zone" technology that exiled Mon-El, known in the new continuity as Valor/M'Onel, into the Phantom Zone for a thousand years. Phantom Girl is a fictional character in the DC Universe, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the thirtieth century. ... White Martians is a name used for fictional alien races native to Mars in several unconnected works. ... The term loophole could refer to a number of things: See Embrasure; a slit in a castle wall Loophole (1954 movie) Loophole (1981 movie) for other meaning see Loophole at Wikionary Cash Loopholes ... Prometheus is the name of 2 fictional characters from DC Comics and supervillain. ... Queen Bee is the name of four different DC Comics supervillainesses. ... 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. ... Zero Hour: Crisis in Time was a 1994 comic book miniseries and crossover storyline that ran in DC Comics. ... The term loophole could refer to a number of things: See Embrasure; a slit in a castle wall Loophole (1954 movie) Loophole (1981 movie) for other meaning see Loophole at Wikionary Cash Loopholes ... Lar Gand, known variously as Mon-El, Valor and MOnel, is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who is affiliated with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy, and later Superman. ...


Superman was able to fashion the Phantom Zone technology into an arrow projectile which upon striking a victim will lock them into the Phantom Zone. Roy Harper, the original Speedy, stole this arrow from Superman when the original Teen Titans were invited for a visit many years ago. Roy, however, never used the arrow and passed it on to his replacement, Mia Dearden, who used the arrow in the recent Infinite Crisis on Superboy-Prime. Unfortunately, he was too strong for even the Phantom Zone, and managed to break out. Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Speedy is the name of two DC Comics superheroes, both of whom have served as teenaged sidekicks for the Green Arrow (a. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ... Mia Dearden is a DC Comics superhero, the second character to take the mantle of Green Arrows sidekick Speedy. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Superboy-Prime is a fictional superhero turned supervillain in the DC Universe. ...


At one point, the White Martians imprisoned Batman in the Phantom Zone and took his identity as Bruce Wayne. White Martians is a name used for fictional alien races native to Mars in several unconnected works. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... For other uses, see Batman (disambiguation). ...


Recently in Action Comics, General Zod, along with Ursa and Non, appeared in search for the son of Zod and Ursa. Cover of Action Comics #1, which featured the debut of Superman. ... General Zod is a fictional supervillain to Superman, and appears in DC Comics. ... Ursa is a supervillain that appeared as an enemy of Superman in various comic book series and in other media adaptations. ... Non is a villain who appeared in the first to Superman movies, Superman I and Superman II. He was portrayed by Jack OHalloran. ... Chris Kent is a fictional Kryptonian in the DC Comics universe, who first appeared in Action Comics #844 by Richard Donner, Geoff Johns, and Adam Kubert. ...


Supergirl #16 showed a form of life native to the Phantom Zone. These Phantoms were enraged over the use of their universe to house criminals and sought revenge on the one responsible. For other uses, see Supergirl (disambiguation). ...


Depiction in other media

Movies

In the movies starring Christopher Reeve, the Phantom Zone is presented as a large, flat shard of crystal. (However, in the Superman films themselves, it is never actually called such. In DVD commentary, Director Richard Donner refers to as "the Zone of Silence.") General Zod and his co-conspirators Ursa and Non appear to be transferred to a two-dimensional space on the crystal's surface. The crystal is then flung into space. Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, Superman Superman, also known as Superman: The Movie, is a 1978 Warner Bros. ... Christopher DOlier Reeve[1] (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, producer and writer. ... General Zod is a fictional supervillain to Superman, and appears in DC Comics. ... Ursa is a supervillain that appeared as an enemy of Superman in various comic book series and in other media adaptations. ... In the movie Superman II, Non was one of three Kryptonians who escaped from the Phantom Zone to wreak havoc on Earth, after being imprisoned there. ...


Years later, in Superman II, a nuclear explosion from a bomb Superman was forced to fling from Earth into space inadvertently shatters the prison and releases the prisoners. Now free, General Zod and his cohorts travel to Earth, wreaking havoc with the powers granted to them by Earth's yellow sun. Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... It has been suggested that Nuclear explosive be merged into this article or section. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... General Zod is a fictional supervillain to Superman, and appears in DC Comics. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ...


The Phantom Zone appears in Richard Donner's cut of Superman II, released in November 2006. In this version the crystal shard imprisoning Zod, Ursa, & Non is shattered by the XK-101 rocket Superman threw into space in Superman: The Movie. The Zone is shown splitting into three separate shards, one containing each villain, before it finally shatters, freeing them. Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is an American film director and also producer through the production company, The Donners Company, he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, own. ... Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, Superman Superman, also known as Superman: The Movie, is a 1978 Warner Bros. ...


In the Supergirl movie, Kara is banished to the Phantom Zone by means of a summoned crystal shard. The crystal transports her to a barren, desolate world where it shatters, casting her to the ground. This depiction of the Phantom Zone suggests that the crystal shard seen in the first two Superman movies is not the Phantom Zone itself, but simply a vehicle that takes prisoners to this desolate wasteland which is referred to as the Phantom Zone. In this movie, it is also revealed that there is a way out of the Zone, but the trip to the exit portal is extremely dangerous. Supergirl is a 1984 feature film. ...


Television

DC Animated Universe

Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited have made use of the Phantom Zone at various times. The Phantom Zone is first mentioned in the first episode of Superman: The Animated Series, "The Last Son of Krypton, Part 1," where Jor-El attempted to convince everyone to enter the Phantom Zone to be saved from Krypton's destruction, and one man would be sent via spaceship to re-establish Krypton's population on a new world. Since this idea was not accepted, Jor-El sent his son in the spaceship to Earth along with the Phantom Zone projector. Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) is the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... Jor-El is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics published by DC Comics. ... Lara, Jor-El, and Superman on Krypton. ... One of the fictional ships called the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek, one of the most famous fictional starships. ... Lara, Jor-El, and Superman on Krypton. ... Jor-El is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics published by DC Comics. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ...


In the episode "Blasts from the Past," Superman discovers the Phantom Zone projector, which also has a communication function that allows him to converse with the inmates. Making contact with the convicted traitor Mala (a loose adaptation of Superman II's Ursa) and upon further research, learning that her sentence is finished, he releases her. Unfortunately, Superman learns that Mala is arrogant and power-hungry badly enough to possibly require returning her to the Phantom Zone. When she learns that Kal-El prefers the company of a certain Terran named Lois Lane, Mala turns against Superman and later releases Jax-Ur (a version of General Zod, although named after another villain from the Superman comics) to take over Earth. Banished once again into the Phantom Zone at the end of the story, Jax-Ur and Mala are later accidentally released on another remote planet, and ultimately sent into a black hole. Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Ursa is a supervillain that appeared as an enemy of Superman in various comic book series and in other media adaptations. ... Superman, looking over Metropolis, his home, with the Daily Planet building in the background. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) in the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... Lois Joanne Lane-Kent is a fictional character who appears in DC Comics’ Superman stories. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Jax-Ur is a Kryptonian villain in Superman comics. ... General Zod is a fictional supervillain to Superman, and appears in DC Comics. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Jax-Ur is a Kryptonian villain in Superman comics. ... Simulated view of a black hole in front of the Milky Way. ...


In the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Doomsday Sanction," Superman and the Justice League send the nearly unstoppable Doomsday into the Phantom Zone after his capture. This usage of the Phantom Zone, effectively sentencing Doomsday to life imprisonment without trial, presented massive arguments about the Justice League's right to make such judgments. Batman was especially troubled by this move. Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) is the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... Doomsday is the name of a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe, a supervillain best known for fighting and killing Superman in the Death of Superman storyline in 1992. ... Doomsday is the name of a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe, a supervillain best known for fighting and killing Superman in the Death of Superman storyline in 1992. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


In the 1978 series Superfriends there is an episode entitled "Terror from the Phantom Zone" in which a comet's collision causes the Phantom Zone to release three Kryptonian villains. The villains go on a crime spree and banish the Superfriends to the Phantom Zone but keep Superman on Earth...exposing him to red kryptonite which causes him to age quickly. The villains get great enjoyment showing off "old Superman" to the world...Superman then manages to figure out with help from the Justice League computer that blue kryptonite may reverse the aging process because blue kryptonite is harmful to backwards Bizarro and therefore should be helpful to Superman. Superman finds the blue kryptonite and is aged back to normal and then goes on his quest to rescue the other Superfriends from the Phantom Zone and ultimately send the three villains back into the Phantom Zone. This episode can be found on the DVD collection "Superfriends: Volume Two", which features 16 Superfriends cartoons from 1978. Super Friends is an animated series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1973 to 1985. ... Bizarro is a fictional character, a doppelgänger of DC Comics’ Superman. ...


Smallville

In the television series Smallville, in the fifth season premiere "Arrival", Clark Kent battles two Kryptonians, and when he refuses to join them in their quest to subjugate Earth, the Kryptonians attempt to banish Clark to the Phantom Zone using a metallic bracelet, inscribed with Kryptonian symbols, that opens up a vortex. However, Clark manages to turn the tables, sending them into the portal instead. Aside from its entrance, the Phantom Zone is represented as a floating black square similar to its depiction in the Superman films. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Smallville is an American television series set in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas. ... This article contains a complete summary of the fifth season of the American drama action/adventure sci-fi television series Smallville. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


In the episode "Solitude," the Kryptonian artificial intelligence known as Brainiac, posing as Professor Milton Fine, manipulates Clark into believing that Jor-El is responsible for Martha's mysterious illness; this is all part of a plot to free the imprisoned General Zod. Professor Fine persuades Clark to take him to the Fortress of Solitude, where he gives Clark a black crystal and instructs him to insert it into the Fortress' control console, misleadingly saying that it will destroy Jor-El and therefore save Martha. However, the crystal, once inserted into the console, instead opens up a vortex in which another black square is seen, with a figure resembling General Zod as portrayed in the Superman movies. However, Brainiac's plan is thwarted once Clark removes the crystal. This article contains a complete summary of the fifth season of the American drama action/adventure sci-fi television series Smallville. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Garry Kasparov playing against Deep Blue, the first machine to win a chess game against a reigning world champion. ... Brainiac is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and frequent opponent of Superman. ... Jor-El is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics published by DC Comics. ... General Zod is a fictional supervillain to Superman, and appears in DC Comics. ... The Fortress of Solitude is the occasional headquarters of Superman in DC Comics. ... Jor-El is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics published by DC Comics. ... General Zod is a fictional supervillain to Superman, and appears in DC Comics. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Brainiac is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and frequent opponent of Superman. ...


In the episode "Vessel," General Zod is finally freed from the Phantom Zone. After inhabiting Lex Luthor, Zod traps Clark inside the Phantom Zone, using a Kryptonian bracelet similar to the one used in the episode "Arrival." This article contains a complete summary of the fifth season of the American drama action/adventure sci-fi television series Smallville. ... General Zod is a fictional supervillain to Superman, and appears in DC Comics. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional character and DC Comics supervillain, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ...


In the season premiere of the sixth season, the Phantom Zone itself is shown as a desolate wasteland, and it is revealed that it was found by Jor-El, not created, as a prison for not only Kryptonian convicts, but also criminals from the "28 known galaxies." Most of the prisoners (e.g. General Zod) are stripped of their corporeal forms, and their spirits are then cast into the Zone. Jor-El is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics published by DC Comics. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... General Zod is a fictional supervillain to Superman, and appears in DC Comics. ...


Clark escapes with the help of a Kryptonian woman named Raya, who claims to have known Jor-El. To ensure her survival, Jor-El sent Raya to the Phantom Zone just before the destruction of Krypton. Raya reveals that those of the blood of Jor-El's house can utilize a secret exit from the Phantom Zone, meaning Clark can utilize it. Upon escaping the Phantom Zone, Clark accidentally releases Raya and various prisoners and phantoms to Earth. Chloe Sullivan later refers to the escaped convicts as "Zoners." Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Smallville Characters Season Six#Raya. ... Jor-El is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics published by DC Comics. ... Information Aliases Nellie Bly Watchtower Species Human Gender Female Age 20 Date of birth 1987 Occupation Reporter at the Daily Planet Family Gabe Sullivan (father) Moira Sullivan (mother) Relationships Jimmy Olsen (boyfriend) Relatives Sam Lane (uncle) Lois Lane (cousin) Lucy Lane (cousin) Portrayed by Allison Mack Created by Alfred Gough...


Other media

  • In the direct-to-video animated feature Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Superman must enter the Phantom Zone to retrieve a rare element which will cure Lois Lane of a deadly disease. This version of the Phantom Zone differs from previous animated continuity, as it is shown to actually be populated by "phantoms."
  • In the Legion of Super Heroes animated series, the Phantom Zone is close to its classical portrayal as a parallel dimension where criminals are sent. As a throwback to the Pre-Crisis version, inhabitants of the Zone become incorporeal - essentially, ghost-like phantoms, thus giving the Zone its name. In this series, Superman discovers his previous self's Phantom Zone projector, which he accidentally uses to free a villain named Drax. The projector is eventually turned on the other Legionnaires, but with Phantom Girl's help, they manage to escape without it and send Drax back at the same time.

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Parodies

In the Family Guy episode "Lethal Weapons," Peter enrages the three Kryptonian villains from Superman II which Lois promptly sends into the Phantom Zone through the crystal shard. Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... “Lethal Weapons” is an episode from the third season of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Peter Löwenbräu Griffin is the protagonist in the American animated television series Family Guy. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Lois Pewterschmidt-Griffin is a cartoon character on the TV show Family Guy by Seth MacFarlane. ...


In the South Park episode "Krazy Kripples," Christopher Reeve is sent into space in the crystal shard Phantom Zone after stem cells give him superpowers which ironically make him evil in that episode. For other uses, see South Park (disambiguation). ... Krazy Kripples is episode 702 of the Comedy Central series South Park. ... Christopher DOlier Reeve[1] (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, producer and writer. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ...


In the beginning of the second season of Robot Chicken, Seth Green gets sentenced to cancellation and gets put into the Phantom Zone and the Phantom Zone gets hit by a UFO, releasing him and he gets his second season. Robot Chicken is an Emmy-winning American stop motion animated television series distributed by Sony Pictures Digital and produced by Stoop!d Monkey, ShadowMachine Films and Williams Street, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in Britain as part of Bravo... Seth Green (born February 8, 1974, Overbrook Park, Pennsylvania) is an American actor and television producer best known for his acting roles as Doctor Evils son Scott in the Austin Powers series of comedy films and Daniel Oz Osbourne on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer. ... UFO can mean: Unidentified flying object United Future Organization, a Japanese-Brazilian electronic jazz band UFO, the rock band that previously featured Michael Schenker UFO, the Gerry Anderson TV series United Farmers of Ontario, a political party that formed the government in Ontario from 1919 to 1923 U.F.O...


The Galacticast video blog parodies the Phantom Zone in the episode Superman I.V where the three criminals come to grip with cramped quarters and lack of personal hygiene.


Though not necessarily a parody, the Phantom Zone was referenced during The Word portion of the Colbert Report as a possible alternative to Guantanamo Bay. Stephen Colbert, star of The Colbert Report The Colbert Report (, or possibly Colbert Réport) is a television program announced by Comedy Central that will star Stephen Colbert, currently best-known as a correspondent for The Daily Show. ... Guantanamo Bay may refer to: Guantánamo Bay (Cuba), a bay located in Guantánamo Province at the south-eastern end of Cuba Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, the United States Naval base located there Guantanamo Bay detainment camp, the detainment camp on that base, terrorists are held there Category: ...


In the first person shooter BZFlag, your tank can enter the "phantom zone," but your tank is a bit more of a "ghost". BZFlag (an abbreviation for Battle Zone capture the Flag) is a three dimensional first person tank shooting game. ...


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  • Supermanica: Phantom Zone Supermanica entry on the Pre-Crisis Phantom Zone

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Phantom Zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1619 words)
As originally described, the Phantom Zone was discovered by Jor-El and used on the planet Krypton as a method of imprisoning criminals.
The crystal transports her to the Phantom Zone where it shatters, casting her to the barren ground of what appears to be a desolate world.
The Phantom Zone is first mentioned in the first episode of Superman: The Animated Series, "The Last Son of Krypton, Part 1", where Jor-El attempted to convince everyone to enter the Phantom Zone to be saved from Krypton's destruction, and one man would be sent via spaceship to re-establish Krypton's population on a new world.
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