Sunday, April 10, 2016

DC Comics Multiverse - Earth 23 Superman Review !!!

DC Universe Classics may not be dead after all . With the DC Multiverse franchise , between it and DCU Classics, looks like the only thing that has changed is the name , as the six inch scaled Multiverse figures uses the same body molds as the Classics . Even the concept of ( build a figure ) is back, however with DCU Classics the concept was known as " collect and connect " . Ever since the Classics line ended with the Doomsday figure as the last figure in that line, this Earth 23 Superman is the first brand new ( never before made ) six inch scaled figure to be introduced in the Multiverse line . I purchased this Earth 23 Superman from a local Walmart for around the twenty dollar price range .

Earth 23 Superman is another character from an alternate universe . For those who may not be familiar with the alternate universe settings in today's super hero comics, he is not from the same universe as the original Superman . From the looks of the bio on the back, it looks as if he has the same powers as the original Supes, however there is no mention of x-ray vision or freeze breath .  Earth 23 Superman is one of the newer  characters in the DC Universe, introduced to the public in 2009 .The artwork on the packaging along with the figure does kind of resemble President Obama , since the bio mentioned him being U.S. President of Earth 23 . So according to the bio, not only is this guy a super hero, but he's also a politician . Now for a look at the figure.

A neat looking action figure. I love the light blue colored uniform , since blue is one of my favorite colors. Notice the details with the curls and waves in his hair, very nicely done . Also if you look closely it looks as if he is wearing body armor underneath his suit. You'll notice once you view his shoulders and biceps. Even though it looks cool, logic wise why would he need body armor ? He's a super man . I assume the armored look is there to keep the costume from looking bland and too plain looking, to add some pizzazz to the look . As you can see, Earh 23 Supes is right at the six inch mark . He seems to be just a little tad shorter than the average DCU Classics figure , as you will see in a moment . Earth 23 Superman came with one accessory, the build a figure piece for the Justice Buster figure, its left leg .
One odd difference that you will notice about Earth 23 Superman is that his cape is not fit squarely over his shoulders like the average caped super hero . It sits behind him on the back of his shoulders instead , take a look below .

An odd look indeed , never seen anything like it before. I can't say that I like the look, but it's not bad either . Now let's see how Earth 23 Superman looks standing next to some DCU Classics and an original Superman figure itself .

Notice that when compared to the original Superman , the S on the chest logo colors are reversed . Also as you can see Earth 23 Supes is taller than the Robin figure, which has the teenage body mold. However it looks like he is just a tad bit shorter than the Aquaman figure . Finally, even though Earth 23 Supes is my first six inch scaled Multiverse figure, it looks as if the base for the necks are designed differently than the Classics, as seen below .

Like I already mentioned, it looks as if the necks will be fitted onto a base this time. No problem I'm okay with this, as long as it does not affect or hinder articulation , which it does not .
                                                             FINAL   THOUGHTS

( 1 ) ARTICULATION - Earth 23 Superman has the exact same basic excellent all around articulation as any DCU Classics figure .

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands very well on any surface with no balance issues .

( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The light blue color in his uniform , the armored look under the suit and the luxury of having a NEW DCU Classic styled figure and character for the first time in a long while .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure .

( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? For the first time ever , I have no answer for question number five . I do not know because I never heard of this character before .  And since I knew nothing about this character until his figure came out, it is difficult to judge what could have been done for improvements .

( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - A Perfect 10 . Cool action figure with no flaws .

( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS - It looks like DCU Classics is back under a new name, Multiverse . Let's hope that Earth 23 Superman is the first of many DC six inch scaled Multiverse figures to come , especially for those that were not made in the Classics line .


  1. I'm reviewing this guy later this week and I really like him. How cool to get some new 6 inch DC figures in this scale and style. I've picked up a few of the TV based 6 inch Multiverse figures, but I'm not sold on them. This guy, Zero Year Batman, and the Joker are incredible, though. Really cool stuff! So far Mattel has released some nice DC product this year.

  2. I'll be looking forward to your review !!! I must now go after the others you just mentioned . Also I agree DC are definitely putting out some nice figures, especially the Multiverse line.