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Marvel’s ‘Quantum Realm’ Explained

Published on July 6th, 2018 | Updated on July 6th, 2018 | By FanFest

Seeing as Ant-Man and The Wasp are now shining a light upon this unfamiliar realm, it would be nice for fans to know its origins and its role in the Marvel Multiverse.

We have seen the Marvel Universe grow over the years, thanks to films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Ant-Man. Some of these films have tread in places we did not even know existed in the Marvel Universe. Both Doctor Strange and Ant-Man have been in a universe where only a few courageous heroes have ever seen; Quantum Realm.

In the comics, The Quantum Realm is called the Microverse. It was originally believed that the Microverse was so small that it could only exist between the atoms which make up the universe. It was therefore too small to see, but contrarily, it was infinite. As time went by, we’ve discovered that the Microverse is a universe on its own and only through magic or shrinkage can one open the gateway to it. This is why only Doctor Strange, Wasp and Ant-Man have been the only ones in the MCU to visit it so far.

It is, however, harder to get back than it is to enter the Quantum Realm.

The Microverse in the comics has now been visited by several characters. Fantastic four, Silver Surfer, and Captain America have all been there, among a whole slew of other heroes and villains alike. Some of the most known Microverse dwellers are the Micronauts. They live in what they call Homeworld, a collection of habitats that resemble DNA molecule chains and are focused mainly on Commander Arcturus Rann’s wrondoings and his slaughtering of their family members. They were brought onto the scene as action figures and were licensed by Marvel to franchise in the ’70s.

Some other groups who dwell in the Microverse are:

K’ai, (a location with Hulk connections), Kaliklak, (Home to Guardians of the Galaxy’s Bug and other insectoids) Spartak (a world stripped by Baron Karza) and Sub-Atomica (Home to Lizard Men of Tok and Psycho-Man.


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