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Qward is a fictional world existing within an antimatter universe that is part of the DC Comics universe. In particle physics, antimatter extends the concept of the antiparticle to matter, wherein if a particle and its antiparticle come into contact with each other, the two annihilate —that is, they may both be converted into other particles with equal energy in accordance with Einsteins equation E = mc2. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ...

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Qward was created when Krona, an alien scientist from the planet Maltus, performed a forbidden experiment to try to see the origin of the universe. Somehow, this disrupted the process of cosmic creation, resulting in an additional, opposite universe. Qward is that universe's counterpart to Oa. Krona is a fictional extraterrestrial villain in the DC Comics universe. ...


Qward was ruled by their universe's version of The Monitor (that would come to be called the Anti-Monitor by Earth's heroes). It was this entity that created the organization of warriors known as The Weaponers of Qward. Although the Anti-Monitor was defeated and imprisoned by his counterpart from the normal universe, the Weaponers themselves continued to rule their world. The Monitor was a character created by comic book writer Marv Wolfman and comics artist George Pérez as one of the main characters of DC Comics Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. ... The Anti-Monitor is the supervillain of the DC Comics mini-series Crisis on Infinite Earths. ...


Qward's universe has been described as a "universe of evil". However, this might just be a wrong impression on the part of those heroes from the positive universe that have clashed with them. Qwardian society seems indeed to be dominated by a philosophy of selfishness and greed. This could be just the effects of millennia of inescapable rule by the tyrannical Weaponers. There do exist Qwardians who rebel against their society's morality, however. These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ...


Qwardians resemble humans, except that they are totally hairless and have large, sunken eyes. The Weaponers seem to have a military structure. Their most noteworthy warriors are The Thunderers, flying warriors that are equipped with throwable weapons shaped like lightning bolts that turn into a form of energy called "Qwa" when thrown. This energy is the Weaponers' primary weapon, and is somehow able to hurt even Superman. (The Qwardians have legends of fierce energy-creatures called Qwa-angels; whether these exist or not is unknown.) The Weaponers also possess advanced technology, the development of which was motivated over the centuries by their attempts to develop a weapon powerful enough to open a mysterious artefact called the "Golden Obelisk of Qward." They were able to create a yellow "power ring" for the villain Sinestro, their ally against their long-time foes, the Green Lantern Corps from the normal universe, who have opposed their attempts to conquer their universe several times (including kidnapping Olivia Reynolds on more than one occasion, in attempts to harness her U-Mind to access the Ergono power). The Weaponers have also clashed with the Justice League of America and other DC comics heroes. Superman is a fictional character and one of the most famous and popular comic book superheroes of all time. ... Sinestro is a fictional character, a supervillain within the DC Comics universe. ... The Green Lantern Corps The Green Lantern Corps is a fictional, intergalactic police force of Green Lanterns that existed in the pages of DC Comics, chosen to patrol the vast reaches of the Universe, fighting evil wherever it could be found. ... Olivia Reynolds is a fictional character, in the DC Comics universe. ... The Justice League is a DC Comics superhero team. ...


In order to travel into, and out of, the anti-matter universe, one must pass through special "portals" that instantly reverse the polarity of subatomic particles as they pass through them, since any contact between normal and anti-matter would result in a tremendous explosion that would disintegrate both.


One noteworthy figure within the Weaponers was one General Fabrikant, who was a tactical genius as well as being midget-sized. Fabrikant entered Earth, disguised himself as a child, and insinuated himself into the private life of the greatest Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. He was discovered, however, and his plans of conquest were undone. For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Hal Jordan is a DC Comics superhero, the Silver Age Green Lantern, and arguably the most famous hero to bear that name. ...


When the Anti-Monitor reawakened, he reestablished his rule over Qward, and transformed several of the Thunderers into "Shadow-Demons" that he then used to help him in his plans to destroy all positive matter universes, so that the antimatter universe would increase in size, making him even more powerful. Eventually, however, the Anti-Monitor was destroyed by the heroes of Earth, and the Weaponers recovered control of Qward.


Supervillains

The Shadow-Force is a team of supervillains who banded together with the goal of becoming wealthy. They are comprised of Deadeye, Elasti-Man, Element-Man, Fiero, Frostbite, Scarab, and Slipstream. Their main foes are the New Conglomerate and the Justice League. The Green Goblin, a supervillain and enemy of Spider-Man. ...


In one story, the group of supervillains called the Crime Syndicate of America, evil counterparts of the Justice League from a parallel universe, were rewritten as being from Qward, since at the time, parallel universes were no longer supposed to be used in DC Comics stories. However, since then, the Syndicate has been reintroduced as coming from a parallel Earth within the Qwardian universe. It's unclear whether the Qwardian version will ever be used again. The Crime Syndicate of America is a fictional team of supervillains from one of DC Comics parallel universes, and are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of America. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Nero

During Kyle Rayner's tenure as Green Lantern, the Qwardian Weaponers again sought to oppose the remains of the Guardians by empowering an agent with a yellow power ring. After a disastrous attempt involving Fatality, the Qwardians then found a more suitable servant in Alexander Nero. Kyle Rayner is a fictional character, a superhero from the DC Comics universe, known for most of his publication history as Green Lantern, a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Fatality is a fictional character from the DC Comics universe. ... Nero is the name of a DC Comics supervillain who fought against Green Lantern Kyle Rayner wielding a Qwardian Power Ring Forged by the Weaponers of Qward. ...


As Nero grew more powerful by subconsciously siphoning the burgeoning Parallax energy within Earth's sun, it was shown that the Weaponers had developed an almost cultlike fascination with him. During a battle with Nero in which the Weaponers intervened, Kyle learned that it was their secret desire to be destroyed by their creation. Parallax is a fictional comic book villain from DC Comics. ...


Syndicate Rules

In the JLA storyline "Syndicate Rules," written by Kurt Busiek, the mythology and culture of Qward were greatly expanded upon, clarifying their Post-Crisis status. The storyline detailed a coup d'├ętat in which the Thunderers were united under Irik Roval. Roval slew First Weaponlord Varnathon of Q'Uld, ending the Weaponers' reign over Qward. Claiming the Weapons of Rengar, he was crowned the new Highlord of Qward. Roval then located the prison of Erdammeru, the Void Hound, an ancient weapon of the Qward who in the intervening centuries had been misconceived of as a dark god. Kurt Busiek (born September 16, 1960) is a comic book writer. ... A coup d’état (pronounced ), or simply coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government through unconstitutional means by a part of the state establishment — mostly replacing just the high-level figures. ...


Roval piloted the Void Hound through an ancient Qwa-portal into the positive matter universe, where he did battle against the Justice League in search of the ancient scientist Krona, who had nearly obliterated Qward during the JLA/Avengers crossover event. Though Roval was eventually forced to retreat by the destruction of the Void Hound, Qward remains a potent threat to the Justice League, revitalized under their new leader. Another interesting note is that in this story the inhabitants of Qward referred to themselves as "Qwarda-jin". Krona is a fictional extraterrestrial villain in the DC Comics universe. ... JLA/Avengers was a 4-issue comic book mini-series jointly published by Marvel Comics and DC Comics in 2003. ...


Sinestro Corps

With the Green Lantern Corps restarted with the return of Hal Jordan, Sinestro has decided to found his own Corps, offering yellow power rings, and a role in the Sinestro Corps, to the most feared and savage warriors of the universe. The size and scope of this new organization has yet to be revealed but stands to be a major threat for the Green Lantern Corps in the near future.


In Green Lantern #14 Sinestro's idea finally took her final shape. Enslaving all the Qwardian Weaponeers, surveilled by Arkillo, a large and muscular vicious alien with the same role of Drill Sergeant held by Kilowog in the GLC, he forced them to build continuously new yellow rings, programmed to breach the barrier between anti-matter and matter universe, find and recruit new warriors. Arkillo is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, first appearing in Green Lantern (4th series) #14. ... Kilowog is a fictional character from DC Comics, a member of the Green Lantern Corps. ...


All Qwardians now sports slave collars, put on them by Sinestro himself to assure their loyalty, and the planet has now a huge yellow "Central Battery", like the Oan one.


Known members, other than the Corps namesake and Arkillo, include: Karu-sil, "the girl next door" from a planet populated by murders and sociopaths; Despotellis, a sentient virus capable of attacking Lanterns from the inside; Bedovian, the sniper of the Corps, capable of taking out a target from three sectors away while living off of the fungus growing on his "hermit crab" like shell. [1]


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Qward Information (837 words)
Qward is a fictional world existing within an antimatter universe that is part of the DC Comics universe.
Qward was created when Krona, an alien scientist from the planet Maltus, performed a forbidden experiment to try to see the origin of the universe.
Qward was ruled by their universe's version of The Monitor (that would come to be called the Anti-Monitor by Earth's heroes).
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Qward is a fictional world existing within an antimatter universe that is part of the DC Comics universe.
Qward was created when Krona, an alien scientist from the planet Maltus, performed a forbidden experiment to try to see the origin of the universe.
Qward was ruled by their universe's version of The Monitor (that would come to be called the Anti-Monitor by Earth's heroes).
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