In the previous chapters of our Migrants of Multiple Earths Thesis here and there we considered the loss of heroes from Earth-Two that migrated to Earth-One. This would be a perpetual problem with that golden age globe but, as we'll learn in this and future chapters one that other Earths shared. We continue on with the quandry of missing meta-humans...
We already learned how Uncle Sam, the Ray and Black Condor remained on Earth-X to offset the presence of Baron Blitzkrieg's three Nazi troops from that world. Among the heroes who later joined Sam's Freedom Fighters were Dollman, the Human Bomb, Phantom Lady and the original Firebrand (not pictured but whom we previously considered). They were followed to Earth-One in late 1970's by the resident Earth-X bad guy the Silver Ghost. In the course of their brief but memorable stay on this silver age world, they ended up running from the law for being framed by both foe and bad circumstances, yet did their part to protect another world though not their own. One would ask why they didn't just return to their native Earth-Two, perhaps though it was just a case of leaving the past behind rather than revisit old memories of those whom they left behind decades ago. And how was the inequity of their presence on Earth-One compensated on Earth-Two? For the answer let's turn back time...
Turns out Sinestro found a loop hole out of the situation he was previously left in when he became an energy being, as he took control of a taxi cab known as Goitrude from Earth-Two left on Earth-One from a previous story (long story) and soliciting the aid of a gang of THREE crooks. Note how the villain plucks this trio from his universe and travels to that of Alan Scott, the golden age Green Lantern. When we next visit Earth-Two, in place of the three criminals is a legion of several (eleven at least) facsimiles remade in Sinestro's image! A dastardly deed of genetics run amok in the silver age that has gone unnoticed for decades. Regardless, we'll touch on the red skinned clones in a later post, but note the last panel: "green power beam has returned the Master Power Battery to Oa, and Sinestro along with it". What about the THREE crooks, or at least what is left of them? We must assume they remained on Earth-Two.
Thus, the subtraction from Earth-Two of Dollman, Human Bomb and Firebrand and their addition to Earth-One is balanced by this terrible trio of tough-guys in Sinestro's employ. As for the loss of Phantom Lady from her native world... another darkness emitting heroine, Shadow Lass/Woman of Earth-One, lost her life as a young lady according to at least one panel and was thus removed from her world at the same point in her life relative to that of the Lady. On Earth-X, there would've been natives who along with others would've been displaced during the same Crisis event that brought the bulk of the Freedom Fighters en masse from their native Earth-Two.
And what of the appearance on Earth-One of Uncle Sam, Ray, Black Condor and Phantom Lady as well as adversary Silver Ghost? Well at approximately the same time give or take a few months, another quartet were followed by their chief foe from Earth-One to Earth-Two. The four individuals of the Secret Society of Super Villains consisting of Blockbuster, Reverse Flash, Floronic Man, and Star Sapphire were pursued by the hero known as Captain Comet. Note in the accompanying box the words of their leader the Wizard (whom we won't count as he's a native of Earth-Two) had spent "several profitable months on Earth-2" long after the Freedom Fighters returned to their adopted home world of Earth-X. Hence the three villains and the villainess of the Society and the three heroes and the heroine of the Fighters offset one another, as do their enemies Comet and the Ghost! And while the Freedom Fighters were on Earth-One for a limited time, this was balanced albeit briefly by the appearance of the Justice League and Society years before, who helped them free Earth-X.
As a side note, these panels wherein the Wizard reviews what became of he and his colleagues as they were trapped for months in limbo between universes, we also remember how in the near future more members of the Secret Society will also find themselves trapped in the same netherworld between parallel realities. For the Wizard's team there was four beings of Earth-One and one of Earth-Two, while the Ultra-Humanite's team would lead six beings of Earth-Two (Ultra along with Psycho-Pirate, Brain Wave, Rag Doll, the Mist, Monocle... and a seventh in the form of Vulcan who arrived in Limbo through a different manner) and four beings of Earth-One (Killer Frost, Cheetah II, Signalman and poor Floronic Man for the second time!). That's eight villains of Earth-One and eight of Earth-Two removed from their native worlds at various times, once more showing how the cosmos offset itself repeatedly despite the best of intentions of these puny mortals. Not to mention the five members of Earth-Three's Crime Syndicate who had been there for several years themselves!
We'll next consider the remaining individuals who traveled to Earth-X in the 1940's and other mysteries of the migrants still yet to come!