The New Universe had been clearly stated as having no connection with the Marvel universe whatsoever...
And that's exactly the way a multiverse would operate.
Some number of these universes would have completely independent origins, and be very different to our own.
Some number of them would have independent origins, but be very like our own.
Some number of them would share a common origin, but diverge at some point.
And there'd be an infinite number of each, and of every other permutation in between.
But whether from the point of origin, or the point of divergence, those universes are unconnected and because of a physical property (like our old friend the Pauli Exclusion Principle again) they can never interact.
Some of the physicists working on the 'many worlds' interpretation of quantum physics speculate that while an infinite number of 'universes' exist, they all exist within our universe, just in regions of space that for obvious reasons can never be accessible to us.
So, everything would comfortably fit inside one multiverse. Now, nature never makes anything in ones to our knowledge, so there could be an infinite number of multiverses, but as they'd all be exactly the same as every other multiverse...
Quote:Great story Quasar #31 by the way, I love Gruenwald's explanations and the fact that the story has not one fight in it. It's all character and concept driven. This story is the spiritual successor to 'Flash of Two Worlds' in my view.
Agreed. I don't think I've ever read an issue of anything Gruenwald wrote that I didn't enjoy.