452) Time Travel (self)

Time Travel (self) – The character can travel back and forth through time.  Time Travel (others/self) is also known as Chronoportation, Temporal Relocation, Temporal Travel, Time Jump, Time Jumping and Time Traveling.  Similar to (450) Time Manipulation , (451) Time Travel (other) and (482) Vision (time).

Literary Critique of Time Travel (self) 

Kang the Conqueror (Marvel) is the most important time traveler in the Marvel universe.

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Superboy (DC) can travel in time but cannot change the past as the following comic book page demonstrates (Superboy V1 #85).

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The Time Trapper (DC) is probably the most powerful time traveler in the DC universe.

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The Flash (DC) rarely if ever tries to change the past with his cosmic treadmill.  The Flash mostly travels to the future.

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Superman (DC) uses a cosmic treadmill like the Flash instead of flying in Action Comics #992.

Doctor Doom (Marvel) used his own time platform a great deal in his early career but has become more cautious of time travel in his latter career.

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Kang’s Time Chair (Marvel) is just one of many technologies Kang uses for time travel.

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The Legion of Superheroes-Time Bubble (DC) is used by the Legion of Superheroes from the 30th century to recruit Superboy from the 20th century.

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Rip Hunter Time Master has a Time Sphere and the series revolves around time travel.

Time Travel (self)-device-Rip Hunter Time Master V1 #2 (DC)

The Time Machine (Dell) is a comic book version of the movie which in turn is a comic book version of the movie.  The movie and comic book are inspired by the H.G. Well’s book of the same name.

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Various time machines are shown in the Star Trek and the Legion of Super Heroes.

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The Atom (DC) often used the Time Pool to have adventures in the past during the Silver Age.  The Atom adventures did teach a little history unlike most such adventures in comic books (The Atom V1 #3).

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Captain Sprocket fights Mr. Clock who can jump five minutes into the future in Archie’s Madhouse #45.


Gary Seven travels from the future to the 20th century in Who’s Who in Star Trek #2 (DC).


The Great Race of Yith have conquered time in Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters.

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In “Industria” Heavy Metal #282, a time traveler creates a time traveling toilet.

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Tales to Astonish (Marvel) featured several time travel stories with a twist!

Tales to Astonish V1 #3

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Tales to Astonish V1 #11

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Tales to Astonish V1 #20

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Tales to Astonish V1 #29


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The Tempus Twins can jump five seconds into the past in Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie.


Time Tunnel #1 (Gold Key)


TC-Time Travel

Asknai (Marvel)

Chronos – Clocks – DC Heroes-DC Technical Manual

Judge Dredd – “The Time Machine” – 2000 AD #889

Mother Earth2000 AD #871

“Only Time Will Tell”- Weird Fantasy #13 (EC)

Poseidon (DC) travels to the future to woo Mera (DC) with magic pod in Aquaman V1 #17.

Rip Hunter-Time Backpack – DC Heroes-DC Technical Manual

Tardis 2 – Second Doctor Sourcebook

Tardis 3 – Third Doctor Sourcebook

Tardis 4 – Fourth Doctor Sourcebook

Tardis 5 – Fifth Doctor Sourcebook

Tharg’s Future Shocks – “Bone Shaker!” – 2000 AD #715

Time Flies2000 AD #1015

Vector 13 – “Operation Mordred” – 2000 AD #968

The Marvel universe gives Old Man Logan their opinion of trying to travel to the past in order to change events in Old Man Logan #19.

Chrononauts #1 (Image)

Pax Romana #1 (Image)

The Red Wing #1 (Image)

Time Span & Traveler (Image) – Wildstorm Universe Sourcebook #1

Time Slip has the power to travel to alternate futures in Spider-Gwen – Gwenverse #3 (Marvel).

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