Anthology Stories DC Comics FanFiction: House of Mystery, House of Secrets, Plop!, Mystery in Space, Strange Adventures, Weird War Tales, Our Army at War

Tales of Horror, Humor, Romance, Sci-Fi, War, and Adventure

Unlike the rest of the Five Earths Project, most of the following stories are not based in continuity but are merely meant to be read and enjoyed as standalone tales. We hope you will enjoy this taste of our writing.

The House of Mystery: The Five Earths Project

The House of Mystery: The Art Lover

by Starsky Hutch 76
published February 7, 2003

Trouble arises between a young college couple when an artist spends too much time on his latest creation — a sculpture of the perfect woman! But as the art lover learns the hard way, perfection has its price!

The House of Mystery: The Community Spirit

by Starsky Hutch 76
published September 28, 2001

Cain tells the story of a young hippie couple that tries to practice what they preach by creating a commune. But as they quickly discover, the house has an extra feature they didn’t bargain for!

The House of Mystery: The Hunter

by Blackwolf247
published July 17, 2003

Devon Stewart was the greatest hunter of his generation, yet his greatest desire was to hunt something he had never hunted before — the ultimate challenge. When an old man from Vietnam approaches him with a proposition to do just that, Stewart discovers why people say be careful what you wish for.

The House of Mystery: A Little Compassion

by Starsky Hutch 76
published June 30, 2013

In this tale narrated by Cain, a young couple has to put up with neighbors who are overheard constantly fighting with each other. But when tragedy strikes, a haunting begins, and only one elusive thing can bring peace to this troubled soul.

The House of Mystery: Mr. Right

by Starsky Hutch 76
published April 21, 2002

Cain tells a tale of a young woman who seeks the perfect man. But when she finds him, she must learn the hard way that no one is perfect!

The House of Mystery: Play for Keeps

by Martin Maenza
published October 26, 2003

Cain tells a tale of a young man’s obsession with video games, and how it drew him into a fantasy world — literally! Would you play a video game differently if you knew your character was playing for keeps?

The House of Mystery: The Rumble

by Brian K. Asbury
published July 10, 2002

Fear can sometimes compel us to bring about the very thing that we are most afraid of, as a group of factory-workers in England discover when they learn that the background noise that you hear all your life becomes louder just before you die!

The House of Mystery: The Thing in the Cellar

Part 1 of Evil Dead Rising

by Frank G. Murdock
published November 3, 2011

Archeologist Raymond Knowby has made the discovery of a lifetime: an original copy of the fabled Al Azif, better known as the Necronomicon. But when he brings the ancient book to a remote cabin in the woods of Tennessee to translate it, he gets more than he bargained for. What is the thing in the cellar, and why does it horrify him so?

The House of Mystery: What’s Another Ten Minutes?

by Martin Maenza
published July 16, 2002

Two teenagers in love, trying to spend as much time with each other as possible one late evening, find out the hard way that parents give teenagers curfews for a reason, and sometimes it’s not a good idea to break them! The consequences could be deadly!

The House of Secrets: The Five Earths Project

The House of Secrets: Dark Lady

by Martin Maenza
published March 7, 2003

A married woman named Cheryl Lynn visits a fortune teller, only to learn that her husband has been unfaithful to her with someone very close! But what will she do when she figures out who is behind this startling revelation?

The House of Secrets: Love of the Sea

by Martin Maenza
published August 10, 2003

A waitress named Brandy, working at a seaside bar, longs for a love she cannot have! You may have heard the story before, but you’ve never known the whole story until now!

The House of Secrets: A Whale of a Tale

by HarveyKent
published July 22, 2002

Abel spins a yarn of a high school bully who gets his comeuppance when his taunts of an overweight student hit too close to home.

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves: The Five Earths Project

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves: A Halloween Warning

by Drivtaan
published October 31, 2011

Words of warning from Dr. M.T. Graves to you. Will you listen to him and heed his words this Halloween, or will you dismiss them at your peril?

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves: The Storms

by Drivtaan
published October 28, 2008

This tale from Dr. M.T. Graves will remind you that it isn’t always just the dark, stormy nights that you have to fear.

Mystery in Space: The Five Earths Project

Mystery in Space: The Flaw of Perfection

by Martin Maenza
published June 7, 2002

Space Cabbie tells a tale of the world of Koncord and its inhabitants, who achieved societal and technological perfection, as well as a long-lasting peace. Unfortunately for this world, a powerful enemy finds a way to exploit the fatal flaw of Koncord’s perfection!

Mystery in Space: The Occupant

by Starsky Hutch 76
published March 24, 2002

Space Cabbie tells a tale about a young man in a rough neighborhood trying to keep his existence a secret in order to remain in what he thinks is Heaven. When two police officers come to investigate, they meet the anomaly called Jerome.

Mystery in Space: Something’s Wrong with Rupert

by Starsky Hutch 76
published June 25, 2002

Space Cabbie tells a tale about a robotic domestic servant named Rupert, who gets a new perspective on things when his circuits are damaged. Does a robot with a mind of its own have the right to self-determination?

New Fun: The Five Earths Project

New Fun: The Work of Heroes

by Immortalwildcat
published November 15, 2000

The Justice Society of America did more than protect the world — they also inspired countless others, including one group of young hero-worshippers who grew up do to great things of their own. But it takes a kidnapping to finally reunite the old gang together. Can these fans stop the kidnappers by putting to work as grown-ups the lessons they learned from the JSA as children?

Our Army at War: The Five Earths Project

Our Army at War: Silent Night Patrol

by Drivtaan
published December 14, 2009

“Silent Night” is one of the world’s most well-known Christmas carols. But it takes on new meaning when seen through the eyes of an American soldier on patrol one Christmas Eve.

Plop! The Five Earths Project

Plop! A Cheery Halloween Tale

by Blackwolf247
published October 8, 2003

The gang from a certain long-running TV sitcom dress up like comic-book super-heroes for Halloween. Hijinks ensue!

Plop! A Christmas Travesty

by Drivtaan
published December 8, 2014

It’s mere hours until Santa Claus must begin his Christmas Eve journey delivering presents all around the world, and all the reindeer are sick! Who should come to the rescue? Why, none other than Ambush Bug! No, seriously.

Plop! Conversations of Doom

by Martin Maenza and Starsky Hutch 76
published May 20, 2002

What happens when Solomon Grundy and Bizarro — the two stupidest members of the Legion of Doom — sit next to each other for too long? Conversations of Doom, that’s what.

Plop! A Day in the Life of the Crisis

by Doc Quantum
published May 31, 2001

When a large group of second-string characters gather in the same place, each told that they would find something they sought under a looming black cloud by the mysterious Wolf-Man of Earth-Prime, they can’t help but begin to wonder if they’ve been set up. And just how many ways can Immortal Man die, anyway?

Plop! Justice Society of America: One Night Before Christmas

by Drivtaan
published December 23, 2007

The classic Christmas poem retold — JSA style!

Plop! The Lecture

by Dave Barnowski
published October 30, 2008

An old joke gets new life as Cain questions the audience at a lecture on the supernatural.

Plop! Welcome to Gotham City!

by Harvey Kent
published June 2, 2003

A pamphlet from the local Chamber of Commerce is usually a fairly ordinary, boring, and even mind-numbing piece of literature. But one from Gotham City’s Chamber of Commerce? Now that’s a different story.

Plop! With One Magic Word

by Libbylawrence
published May 4, 2000

A fashionable morning news hostess named Diane Sawy — er, I mean Leanne Sayers is beckoned into an abandoned subway by a strange figure. When she meets the wizard Shaz — ah, I mean Martha Stew — er, that is Marcia Steubbins, will one magic word allow Leanne to become the heroine she’s always wanted to be?

Strange Adventures: The Five Earths Project

Strange Adventures: Return to Rann

by CSyphrett
published October 24, 2001

After a failed execution on his planet for using forbidden technology, Sardath of Rann has stranded himself on Earth thanks to a one-way teleportation beam. Can the Hero Museum in California and an ancient Rannian ship discovered by Adam Blake in the 1960s help him find a way back home?

Tales of the Unexpected: The Five Earths Project

Tales of the Unexpected: The Librarian

by Drivtaan
published October 28, 2013

Have you ever wished for the power to rid yourself of all the annoying and rude people around you? Meet the librarian, who has a peculiar talent for helping people become more completely immersed in a book than they would have ever thought possible…

Weird Mystery Tales: The Five Earths Project

Weird Mystery Tales: What if the Flash Won the Race?

The Race crossover

by Immortalwildcat, with Doc Quantum
published May 11, 2011

What if Jay Garrick, the Flash, had been successful in his bid to become the next U.S. President? Join Destiny as he explores how some events would have played out differently, and how some events were simply fated to happen, even in this alternate reality.

Weird War Tales: The Five Earths Project

Weird War Tales: The Family

by Drivtaan
published October 31, 2009

A World War I soldier finds himself in a precarious situation on the battlefield and receives a little help from beyond. Sometimes family ties still bind, even after death.

Weird War Tales: The Monsters Within

by CSyphrett
published June 17, 2002

With the war against the Fourth Reich going badly, the Allies need any advantage they can get. And they got it when Quicksilver defeated the powerful Manhunter of the SS Ubermenschen. After discovering that the Manhunter’s amazing DNA can grant undreamt-of powers to their own soldiers, the Allies created Project M. But rather than create super-soldiers, will the Manhunter’s DNA create monsters? And will those monsters be formidable enough to stop him when the Manhunter breaks loose?

Weird War Tales: Retribution

by Drivtaan
published August 10, 2005

With the Nazis again in control of Europe, they begin plans to set up the concentration camp system once more. Learning of these plans, a Jewish rabbi who survived the original Holocaust enacts his own plan to stop Hitler’s Final Solution. But will the golem calling itself Retribution be a new hero or an unbridled monster?

Weird Western Tales: The Five Earths Project

Weird Western Tales: The Devil’s Right Hand

by CSyphrett
published February 27, 2002

The story of Kid Kelly, one of the Old West’s most notorious killers, can finally be told. Before he became Kid Kelly, he was just a thirteen-year-old boy who should have listened to his mother’s warning that a pistol is the Devil’s right hand.

Weird Western Tales: Jonah Hex and Scalphunter: Times Past, 1877: Full Moon Bounty

by Drivtaan
published November 1, 2015

As a well-traveled bounty hunter, Jonah Hex has seen a lot of strange things in his day. But as he and Scalphunter follow the trail of a seemingly ordinary man to the town of Sundown, he turns out to be more than either of them had expected!

The Witching Hour: The Five Earths Project

The Witching Hour: The Sleepwalker

by Doc Quantum
published October 29, 2013

Clifford Nathaniel Anderson is an extremely tense, uptight accountant forced to go on his first vacation in five years. But as he visits the small, South Seas island nation of Badhnisia while a murderer is on the loose, he keeps having these strange blackouts that last for hours at a time. Could the small amulet he bought from one of the locals have anything to do with it? Guest starring Johnny Thunder and his Thunderbolt, Daisy Thunder, Will Power, and Kiku!