Created by John Broome and Gil Kane

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Guardians of the Universe
The Original Universe


Status: Active
Current Members:
Base of Operation: Oa
First Appearance: Green Lantern Vol. 2 #1 (July-August 1960) "The Planet of Doomed Men!"
Creators: John Broome and Gil Kane


Member First Appearance Joined Status Note
Appa Ali Apsa Green Lantern Vol. 2 #76   Deceased  
Basilius DC Challenge #9      
Broome Bon Baris Green Lantern Corps #222      
Candelmas Green Lantern Vol. 2 #166      
Dawlakispokpok Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale   Deceased  
Dennap JLA #86      
Fahsir Secret Origins #23      
Ganthet Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale      
Guardian 7        
Herupa Hando Hu Green Lantern Vol. 2 #200   Deceased  
John Stewart Green Lantern: Mosaic #18   Released  
Ka Green Lantern Vol. 2 #59      
Keshi Secret Origins #23      
Killalla of the Glow Sandman: Endless Nights Special #1      
Kontross Action Comics #794      
Krona Green Lantern Vol. 2 #40   Expelled  
Liana Green Lantern Vol. 2 #150      
Pazu Pinder Pol Green Lantern Vol. 2 #200      
Ranakar DC Comics Presents #60      
Sayd Green Lantern Vol. 4 #      
Scar Green Lantern Vol. 4 #   Deceased  
Sodam Yat Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #1   31st Century  
Valorex DC Challenge #9      


Originating on the planet Maltus, the humanoids that would become known as the Guardians of the Universe have alternately been called the first sentient species, or at least the longest surviving species. Their history has yet to be conclusively documented; what is known might not be the complete truth, or may have been altered due to changes in the fabric of reality itself. This history will attempt to establish reported events chronologically, though some events may have preceded others or may not have happened at all.

At some point in their history, a group of Maltusians migrated to the planet Oa, in what would be known as Sector 0. It has been reported Oa was chosen as it was the supposed center of the universe and/or it was a nexus point of energies which the Maltusians, now known as Oans, would harness.



For a definitive list of appearances of Guardians of the Universe in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #9 (November 1985)

Who's Who: Update '87 #3 (October 1987)
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #2 (June 1988)
Who's Who in the DC Universe #11 (July 1991)
Green Lantern Secret Files 2005 (June 2005)
Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files #1 (February 2008)