|Guardians of the Universe|
|Species:|| Maltusian |
|Homeworld:|| Oa (current) |
|Universe:|| Earth-1A |
In the parallel-universe of Earth-One, the Maltusians were scientists and thinkers, experimenting on the worlds around them. They were possibly the first intelligent life forms in the Universe. At this time they were tall greyish blue humanoids with black hair.
In a pivotal moment, billions of years ago, a Maltusian named Krona used time-bending technology to observe the beginning of the Universe. His interference with nature somehow retroactively became the spark to ignite the ‘flaw’, thus creating an anti-matter counterpart to the universe, as well as splintering the single universe into a multiverse consisting of an infinite number of parallel universes, each with duplicates of all stars and planets except for what would eventually be known as the planet Oa. This unique planet has no duplicate in the multiverse. It is only duplicated in the antimatter universe as the planet Qward.
Feeling responsible for this, the evolved Maltusians relocated to the planet Oa (at "the center of the Universe") and became the Guardians. Their goal was simple: combat evil and create an orderly universe. And they acted quickly on that goal. They created robotic Manhunters to patrol the Universe. The Manhunters rebelled, believing they were superior to the Guardians and should be in control, and were exiled. After the failed experiment with the Manhunters, the Guardians invented another way of opposing evil in the universe -- the Green Lantern Corps, an interstellar police force.
Powers and Abilities
- Green Lantern Power Ring
- Evil is as Evil Does
- The Guardians of the Universe first appeared in Green Lantern, Vol. 2 #1 (August 1960).
- They were created by John Broome and Gil Kane.