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The Books of Magic: The Mysterious Student

by Christine Nightstar
published November 2, 2005

As Timothy Hunter returns for his second year at the Grimoire Academy of Applied Knowledge, he makes a new friend in Naala the satyr and a new enemy in Devin Burgess. But as he navigates his first few classes with new teachers Christopher Drake and Ramphastos the Feitheran, he also encounters a mystery! Who is the mysterious student in black, and why is Tim the only one who seems to notice him?

DC Comics Presents: Superman and Doctor Light: Reflections and Refractions

by Libbylawrence
published August 5, 2004

While Superman is visiting Japan, he finds himself subject to severe fluctuations in his power levels, threatening all those around him! Meanwhile, the heroic Doctor Light of Japan must deal with her own personal demons in time to battle a newly powerful villain back from the dead! And she will become that villain’s pawn once more unless she receives help from the Man of Steel!

Green Arrow: The Shaggy Dog Story

by HarveyKent
published September 13, 2004

Meet Joe Armott, an old man who likes to tell tall tales. What happens when he weaves a story of the Ace Archer?

Batwoman: Daddy’s Girl

by Libbylawrence
published April 21, 2006

Barbara Gordon’s efforts to solve the mystery of several odd clues leads her to wonder if her own secret identity has been compromised, just as they put Batwoman on the trail of the Cluemaster. Introducing Stephanie Brown, alias the Spoiler!

Justice League of America: Coming of the Terroristic Triad

by HarveyKent
published August 16, 2004

Hawkman and the other JLAers are planning Green Arrow’s bachelor party; but the appearance of three brand-new super-villains puts a crimp in the plans! Guest starring Arsenal and Ray Palmer!

The Books of Magic: The Spirit World

by Christine Nightstar
published November 5, 2005

In their second week of school, Timothy Hunter and his friends at the Grimoire Academy of Applied Knowledge begin learning all about the spirit world. In the process, they also discover their fellow students’ prejudices when Devin Burgess begins a humans-only campaign to make Naala the satyr feel unwelcome at school! Featuring a field trip to the dimension of Waypoint, where myths and legends converge, and destiny is decided!

Showcase: Thunderlord: Sound and Fury

by Libbylawrence
published September 15, 2004

The hero of Taiwan, already facing challenges both personal and political in his private life, is challenged by a new, powerful super-villain with the ability to absorb Thunderlord’s mighty power of sound! Can this Global Guardian find a way to defeat a foe that grows more powerful with every blast thrown against him? And what hidden ties does this villain have with a Western mastermind?

The New Titans: The Zandia Solution

by Libbylawrence
published September 8, 2004

What is going on in Zandia, and how will it have an effect on the rest of the nations of Earth? The East and West Coast teams join together to celebrate Hawk’s birthday only to end up prisoners on Zandia. But just who is their true captor?

Green Arrow and Black Canary: Let No Man Put Asunder

by HarveyKent
published October 11, 2007

It’s a day many thought would never come — the wedding day of Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance, alias Green Arrow and Black Canary! But while so many super-hero weddings fall victim to attacks from super-villains, what makes this wedding day the quietest one of all? Guest starring the Justice League of America and a surprise guest star!

Batman Family: Spoiler: Blind Love

by Libbylawrence
published May 12, 2010

When otherwise law-abiding people in her neighborhood suddenly begin committing crimes, Stephanie Brown finds those crimes striking a bit too close to home! And when her mother quickly becomes romantically involved with a mysterious man, it’s hard not to be suspicious. Can Spoiler figure out the truth behind it all in her first solo outing? Guest starring Batwoman, Nightwing, and Oracle!

Justice League of America: Games

by Libbylawrence
published October 5, 2004

The Justice League of America is put to the test as it faces the threat of an evil union of its deadliest foes! It all starts when a new Royal Flush Gang appears, six key JLAers suddenly go missing to be replaced by thugs wearing their costumes, and Atlantis is invaded by an army of the undead! Meanwhile, three new heroes suddenly appear in quiet Empire City, but are they friends or foes? And can the missing Justice Leaguers win the right to return home? Let the games begin! Guest starring the Sandman and the Phantom Stranger!

The Global Guardians: The World in Her Image

by Libbylawrence
published November 16, 2005

The mysterious abduction of a seemingly ordinary young woman is the beginning of a quest that leads several super-heroes through Southeast Asia and finally into a confrontation with the super-villainess behind it all — Doctor Cyber! Can this local grouping of Global Guardians discover the reason for the woman’s abduction and the thefts of ancient artifacts from a few temples before Doctor Cyber can use them to take over the world? Starring Hikari and Rising Sun of Japan, Thunderlord of Taiwan, and Thunder and Lightning of Vietnam, and introducing Sora the Sky Girl of Japan!

Batman Family: Spoiler: Back to the Egg

by Libbylawrence
published May 9, 2011

Spoiler encounters an eccentric new criminal calling himself Egghead! Is this guy for real? With no criminal record, it proves difficult to find out who he really is. But as she investigates with the help of Oracle, she discovers he has a few secrets all his own. Guest starring Nightwing!

Aquaman: The First Wave

by Libbylawrence
published February 17, 2006

As peace prevails in Atlantis, an invasion from the undersea civilization of Lemuria in the Pacific Ocean looms as the invaders strike to avenge their abducted princess! But what ties do the Lemurians have to the ancient past of Atlantis? And can even Aquaman and all his allies prevent the destruction of the Atlantean cities of Poseidonis and Tritonis? Introducing Cascade, Chimaera, Caliban, and Prince Amphitron!

Super-Stars of Space: Radea and Vaalor: Mind Over Machine

by Goose Gansler
published October 17, 2014

The Guardians of the Clockwork Universe, known as the Clockworkers, summon Radea, the Woman of the Future, to deal with a dangerous natural menace on the world of the Automs. But as Radea soon discovers, this is no natural menace! Can the young super-hero known as Vaalor rescue her from captivity, or would they be better off switching places?

Justice League of America: It’s What You Do With It

by Immortalwildcat
published September 19, 2007

When a single alien ship lands near a small Alabama town, the Justice League of America is dispatched to find out what they’re up to. But when the JLAers find themselves overwhelmed and captured by a group of prepared Gordanians, only a local would-be super-hero can free them. Is Flea Flicker up to the task, or is he nothing more than a joke?

Superman: Serpent in the Sand

by Starsky Hutch 76
published October 20, 2008

Kobra, leader of the notorious Cobra Cult, overthrows the dictator of Kahndaq and takes over as leader, and the people love him for it. But when Lex Luthor attacks Kahndaq to settle his feud with Kobra once and for all, will the Naja-Naja resort to allying himself with Superman to battle their common enemy?

Justice League of America: World of Evil

by HarveyKent
published October 19, 2004

A distress call from the planet Angor brings the entire Justice League of America to that planet, to find that the super-villains have overrun the world, and Earth is next in their sights! Can the added might of the JLA be enough to help the Angorian teams the Assemblers, the Triumphant Four, and Gene Factor free that world?

Super-Stars of Space: The Universe and Mr. Leiber

by Libbylawrence
published September 11, 2009

When cosmic energy strikes the Earth, astronaut Stacy Macklin is given another chance to become Lady Lunar, but this time as a super-heroine! And she is not the only one, as she meets several other heroes and villains in similar situations: Karb-Brak the Andromedan, Remoni-Notra the second Star Sapphire, Moonman, Pulsar, and Skyman! To learn the secret of their cosmically restored powers, they must embark on an epic voyage to outer space! Meanwhile, various worlds are bombarded by mind-controlled armies bent on destruction! Who is behind this cosmic conquest? And what has all this got to do with a humble bookstore owner named Julius Leiber? Guest starring the Honor Team of Thronn, Queen Bee, Ron-Avon, and Genia, and introducing Cobol the Starknight!

The Brave and the Bold: Green Arrow and Hawk and Dove: Party Lines

by HarveyKent
published March 18, 2005

Hawk is in Star City as bodyguard to an ultra-conservative author, while Green Arrow is publicly endorsing an ultra-liberal politician. When violence erupts in the city, each side blames the other! Can Dove keep the two hot-headed heroes from each other’s throats long enough to find the shadowy mastermind behind the hate crimes?

Challengers of the Unknown: The Secret War

by Libbylawrence
published April 7, 2006

Whatever happened to the original Secret Six? When they meet these forgotten adventurers from the past, the Challengers of the Unknown find out the truth behind the origins of that earlier heroic team and its founder, Mockingbird. But in the twenty years since they were formed, have the Secret Six remained heroes, or have they become villains?

The Brave and the Bold: Batman and the Toyman: Play Dead

by HarveyKent
published August 4, 2008

Years ago, after Winslow P. Schott went into retirement as the original Toyman, a younger man became the new Toyman, only to be murdered later on by Schott when he came out of retirement. That act of murder has finally caught up with the original Toyman when he finds himself trapped in a house of deadly toys built by the second Toyman’s mother! Luckily for Schott, Batman caught up to him at the same time. But as they make their way deeper and deeper into the house, will this hero and this villain overcome all challenges or meet one final challenge that will overcome them?

Showcase: Jack O’Lantern: All in a (St. Patrick’s) Day

by Libbylawrence
published March 21, 2005

Jack O’Lantern tries to make beautiful music with a young singer in spite of magical opposition. Good thing he has the Good People and the luck of the Irish on his side!

The Flash: Kid Flash

by Libbylawrence
published April 19, 2011

When the Flash’s old foe Professor Zoom is brought back to life, his only goal is to use time travel to erase Barry Allen from existence! But the Reverse-Flash is not the only time traveler to journey to this era from the future. A new Kid Flash will fight side-by-side with Wally West, the current Flash, and she will change his life forever!

The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Green Arrow: Mixed Signals

by HarveyKent
published June 19, 2011

When the Blue Bowman begins a crime spree in Gotham City after many years, Batman can’t help but wonder if the Signalman has returned to crime under this old identity. But when this new Bowman proves to be better skilled than his predecessor, Batman may need Green Arrow’s help to capture this rival archer!

Tales of the Bizarro World: The Bizarro-Bat-Mite

by Blackwolf247
published September 22, 2005

Bizarro No. 2’s latest lamebrain idea is to create a Bizarro version of Bat-Mite to help Bizarro-Batman. Hilarity ensues.

Justice League of America: The Power Plague

by Libbylawrence
published May 24, 2007

A missing reporter in Metropolis piques the Elongated Man’s interest when he discovers that Superman was the apparent kidnapper! But that mystery pales in comparison to the cosmic crisis it leads to. Can the Justice League of America stop a group of ancient foes more powerful than all the team combined? Guest starring Vartox, Maxima, and Ultraa!

The Outsiders: The Light Brigade

by Libbylawrence
published March 29, 2006

When Halo is kidnapped by the notorious Doctor Light and his new allies, the Outsiders find themselves in a battle against powerful foes in the Light Brigade! But when Doctor Light attempts to take Halo’s powers for his own, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

Showcase: Black Hand: Black Sheep of the Family

by Libbylawrence
published April 2, 2011

It’s been a long, hard road for William Hand over the past couple of years, and he’s well past due for a homecoming! But for what reason does his older brother have the super-criminal known as the Black Hand temporarily removed from incarceration? Whatever the answer, this is one family reunion that certainly won’t go as planned!

Showcase: Terror of the Toyman

by Starsky Hutch 76
published August 14, 2010

Winslow P. Schott fought Superman for years as the Toyman, but on his deathbed he has nothing left in him to keep up the fight. So when he’s offered a deal with the Devil, what will this mean for the family of the nurse who took care of him in his final days?

Superman: The Unkindest Cut

by Starsky Hutch 76, with Doc Quantum, Frank G. Murdock, Immortalwildcat and Libbylawrence
published June 12, 2011

When Superman was a Superboy, he discovered that his parents Jor-El and Lara had survived Krypton’s explosion, but had contracted a fatal case of anti-kryptonite poisoning and were unable to be revived without killing them! In the present, Brainiac reunites Superman with his parents in the worst way — by making him watch them die! But fate has other plans for all of them when Superman seeks the help of Hun’ya, ruler of the Scrubb Empire, who once fought Muhammad Ali! Guest starring Superwoman, Blue Devil, the Omega Men, Valura Tur-Thol, and Lobo!

Tales of the Bizarro World: Satan Baby

by Brian K. Asbury and Doc Quantum
published December 20, 2014

Something is amiss this Christmas season on the Bizarro World. Contrary to the Bizarro Code, someone has been delivering presents and bringing joy to children all across the planet of Htrae, all while impersonating that great villain of villains, Satan Claus! Bizarro No. 2 must find the person responsible for this great crime, or the Bizarro-ness of the Bizarro World will be in jeopardy! Guest starring Bizarro-Ambush Bug, Bizarro-Batman, Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen, and many others!

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 Night Force: Book of Evil

Part 2 of Evil Dead Rising

by Frank G. Murdock
published December 7, 2011

The fabled Al Azif, the original Arabic text written in blood that was later translated into the Necronomicon, has been stolen. But for what purpose? And what does the Spawn of Frankenstein have to do with it? Baron Winters assembles a new Night Force to deal with the plans of the enemy, but is it already too late? Guest starring the Blue Devil and John Constantine, and introducing Adam and Julia Kadmon of Midnight, Mass. Investigations!

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