DC Animated Universe

The real J. Allen Carter was an Earth astronaut on a survey mission to Mars.


During the mission he inadvertently released the Imperium from their centuries-long imprisonment and was presumably killed in the process. An Imperium soldier assumed Carter's identity and was elected to the U.S. Senate after infiltrating Earth.

Background information[]

  • J. Allen Carter is likely a reference to John Carter, the protagonist of many novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs which were set on a fantastical version of Mars, as is his fellow astronaut, Ed Reiss.
  • His character design is based off the Six Million Dollar Man.[1]


Justice League


  1. "Steve Austin" - Vibrational Frequencies: The Art of Tommy Tejeda (February 11, 2008)