Earth-Three’s future is ruled by the Cabal of Super-Criminals, but for the first time a hero might just challenge them! And it will take a voyage through time and to a parallel universe to transform Urthlo 5, the last descendant of Alexander Luthor, into the Defender! Guest starring the Faultless Five, the Crime Syndicate of America, and the Adult Legion of Super-Heroes!
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Urthlo 5 and Computo found themselves looking up at an impressive complex that stretched across a city block. Metropolis was beautiful, and while it resembled the futuristic city Urthlo lived in, he also felt that this Metropolis of an alternate future timeline was a happier place. “No doubt the . . .Earth-3 on .
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Urthlo 5, alias the Defender, recognized the sinister members of the infamous Crime Syndicate of America, but he was unprepared for the speed and savagery of their attack. He immediately realized that this was not a group given over to long discussions or elaborate battle plans. Power Ring was . . .Earth-3 on .
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Computo led Urthlo 5 over to a display case that contained a red and blue suit of armor with a matching helmet. “This armor was once used by your ancestor, Luthor,” he said as an electronic crackle led to the case sliding open. “It could be lined with fresh . . .Earth-3 on .
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Fifteen years earlier — 2972: Amri Ardeen of Titan was a beautiful blonde fifteen-year-old girl with a chilly disposition. She was something of a human dichotomy, since she deliberately shunned contact with other people, but she also possessed the remarkable ability to read minds and thus instantly know other . . .Earth-3 on .
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list 2987: The Science Museum was a popular attraction for the few sentient beings who regularly visited Earth each year. It was one of the most popular spots on the annual city tours operated by skilled hover-bus guides. As one discerning Venturian once put it, “It is not so much . . .Earth-3 on .
With the heavy-hitters in the Crime Syndicate now trapped and effectively imprisoned in Suspendium on the moon, the remaining members decide to continue on with a lower profile after taking on a new member called the Silk Canary. But when the original Crime Syndicators return as crime-fighters, their former allies are left wondering what happened to them and what this mysterious Illumino has to do with it. Can Doctor Chaos free his allies from Illumino’s control with the help of the Dark Stranger? Meanwhile, on the planet Rann, the very much alive Alexander Luthor and Lady Shrike learn that they were kidnapped from the Earth by an alien scientist named Ranjar Ro to free the planet Rann from its tyrant — the Earthman Alec Strange. Will Luthor be able to free Rann from Strange’s control and return to Earth before Lady Shrike can betray him?
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Back on Rann, Alexander Luthor, Lady Shrike, and Ranjar Ro labored endlessly to finish a weird device of Luthor’s creation. “This atmospheric manipulator will allow us to turn the tide and free Rann from the tyrant, if my calculations are correct,” Luthor said. Ranjar Ro chattered joyfully and said, . . .Earth-3 on .
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Meanwhile, back on Earth, the Monster Society of Good was celebrating its victory over the Crime Syndicate of America. Their brilliant leader, Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Atlanta, rubbed his hands together and chuckled warmly. “Heh-heh-heh! We have succeeded wonderfully!” he announced. “While Rubberneck, Microbe, and other members of the vile . . .Earth-3 on .
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list While the other criminals of the Crime Syndicate of America pondered the bowman’s words, Alexander Luthor himself was also engaged in deep thought. The brilliant scientist and hero was still very much alive, although he was a prisoner. He gazed out of a cell window, watching two moons in . . .Earth-3 on .
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list In a plush penthouse, a blond man with a beard shook his head in disbelief. “Far freakin’ out — they got them all?” he said as he paced his luxurious home. “A super-powered goon like Ultraman, Superwoman — a babe who can benchpress a Chevy, a schemer like Owlman, . . .Earth-3 on .
by John M. Burt
Three criminals wander deep into the marshlands, murder on their minds, when they encounter a chalk-skinned “swamp monster” with motives that none of them could ever possibly fathom! Discover why they say that Monday’s Child is fair of face!
In the wake of Alexander Luthor’s apparent death, the Crime Syndicate rejoices. But their glee is short-lived as the brilliant Dr. Thaddeus Atlanta, world’s kindest scientist, assembles his Monster Society of Good to combat them. Can even the powerful Crime Syndicate withstand an attack by the Monster Society? Introducing the icy Frost Queen, the man-monster named Hiram Goldman, the shark-like Great White, the energy-man Triple-X, the strongwoman named Giganta, and the werewolf called She-Wolf.
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Johnny Quick smirked as he glanced through the Daily Planet. He nudged a rather bored Power Ring and said, “Hey, pally, look at this article. Seems as if STAR Labs is hosting a gathering of eggheads. Imagine if we could snatch them and get their inventions.” Power Ring nodded. . . .Earth-3 on .
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list At the Fortress of Science, Lois Lane Luthor mourned the loss of Alexander Luthor, her beloved husband and the father of their son Alexander Junior, lost as an infant during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. She had been a strong woman as a reporter and a stalwart support to . . .Earth-3 on .