United Planets

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United Planets
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PublisherDC Comics
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Type of organizationGovernment

In the DC Comics Universe, the United Planets is a fictional governing body which is active starting in the 21st century[1].

Fictional biography[edit]

The United Planets (abbreviated as the "UP") is composed of Earth and other planets within the Milky Way galaxy.[citation needed] The capital of the United Planets is Superman's hometown of Metropolis on the North American continent on Earth.[2] The population of the United Planets is about 300 billion.[3] The UP's official law enforcement agency is the Science Police, which is based on Earth in Metropolis.[2] The UP also maintains a militia, which is based on the planet Xolnar.[citation needed]

The UP's governing body is the United Planets Inner Council, which is composed of the President of Earth and the heads of government of four other planets,[4][2] with one of those members serving as the president of the United Planets.[5][6]

The United Planets' enemies include alien races such as the Khunds and the Dominators and organizations such as the Dark Circle, the White Triangle and the Controllers.[citation needed]

In other media[edit]

  • The United Planets appear in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Far From Home" and in the Legion of Super-Heroes TV series.


  1. Bendis, Brian. Superman #16. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bondurant, Tom (August 25, 2019). "Legion of Super-Heroes: What You Need to Know About the United Planets". CBR. Valnet Inc. Archived from the original on 2019-09-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Adventure Comics #366 (March 1968)
  4. Johnston, Rich (October 6, 2018). "Brian Bendis Bringing the Legion's United Planets into DC Continuity". Bleeding Cool. Avatar Press. Archived from the original on 2018-10-06. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Adventure Comics #349 (October 1966)
  6. Adventure Comics #352 (January 1967)

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