Forgotten Heroes of Earth-1 FanFiction: Captain Comet, Plastic Man, TNT and Dynamite, Animal Man, Rehab Squad, Zatara, Sargon the Sorcerer, Force of July, Manhunter

The Forgotten Heroes: The Five Earths Project
Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: The Five Earths Project
Captain Comet: The Five Earths Project
Animal Man: The Five Earths Project


They were adventurers who faded from the limelight or simply retired. Now they have banded together to fight evil as the Forgotten Heroes!

Times Past

Secret Files: Harbinger: Times Past, 1965: Christmastime and Space

by Doc Quantum
published December 5, 2012

Over twenty years ago, long before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Monitor found a half-dead child named Lyla floating lost at sea and saved her, nurtured her, and watched her grow into womanhood to ultimately become his emissary, Harbinger. This is the story of the first Christmas of many that they spent together.

Animal Man: Times Past, 1972: When Trouble Comes Calling

by Philip-Todd Franklin, with Doc Quantum
published August 11, 2004

Buddy and Ellen Baker just want to get away from the big city for a while, in order to spend a second honeymoon together in the mountains of Tennessee! But as they soon learn, trouble can come calling even in a sleepy resort town! Can the former Animal Man keep a fairly routine robbery from escalating into a family tragedy?

Late 1985 to 1986

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Suicide Mission

by Libbylawrence, with Doc Quantum
published March 3, 2000

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad, a new team of heroes and villains who seek redemption, encounters a variety of friends, foes and one sinister Superman foe! Introducing Will Payton (Starman) and the Crimson Fox, and guest starring Batman and the Outsiders!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: The Return of Supergirl

by Libbylawrence
published March 10, 2000

Members of Captain Comet’s team including a visiting Arisia gain youth while trying to prevent the Crisis death of Supergirl! They succeed… or do they?

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Strange Visitors

by Libbylawrence
published March 14, 2000

Captain Comet and his allies defend Earth against an Alien Alliance and their inhuman killing machine Doomsday. Special appearances by the New Teen Titans, the Outsiders, the Global Guardians and many other guest stars!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Heroes and Villains

by Libbylawrence
published March 23, 2000

The birth of a new Secret Society of Super-Villains — led by the Enchantress — challenges the team, while Mayflower experiences a startling rebirth of her own.

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Whatever Happened To…?

by Libbylawrence
published April 2, 2000

Captain Comet and his allies individually encounter a few mysterious super-powered figures while each is stealing scientific devices. The trouble is, nobody has ever heard of anyone matching their descriptions before — at least on Earth-1. Featuring the return of a few forgotten heroes, and guest starring Black Canary, Sargon the Sorcerer, and Guy Gardner.

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: In Search Of

by Libbylawrence
published April 11, 2000

While the Daily Planet‘s Jimmy Olsen tries to track down a story about a long-forgotten hero, his quest takes him into an entirely different direction when he witnesses the kidnapping of Dolphin! As Captain Comet and the Rehab Squad get involved in a case that takes them all the way to Atlantis, will Dolphin finally learn her true origins? Guest starring Angel and the Ape and Dan the Dynamite!

Showcase: TNT and Dynamite: Explosive Personality

by Libbylawrence and Doc Quantum, partially based on Super Friends #12 by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon
published April 14, 2000

Jimmy Olsen interviews Dan “the Dyna-Mite” Dunbar and finds out why he and TNT — two of Earth-1’s early super-heroes — had to live separately in Atlantis and Kandor for so many years. He also hears the true story of how Sargon the Sorcerer came to Earth-1 from Earth-2.

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: The Suicide Squad

by Libbylawrence, with Starsky Hutch 76
published April 14, 2000

Captain Comet is pressured by forces in the U.S. government to bring in some new super-villain recruits for the Rehab Squad’s latest mission. But as the team tries to stop an anti-Muslim hate group, Captain Comet finds that his hands are already full trying to control a team of dangerous villains. Meanwhile, what is the final fate of Blossom, alias Mayflower? Guest starring the Force of July and Christopher Chance, the Human Target!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: A Cosmos Imperiled

by Libbylawrence
published April 24, 2000

Captain Comet and Rehab Squad finally have their long-awaited showdown with the Enchantress and her Secret Society of Super-Villains, but who will emerge victorious? And with the double threats of Doctor Bedlam of Apokolips and the space god Moxumbra waiting in the wings, will there even be a world left to save?

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Maxima Impact

by Libbylawrence
published July 23, 2000

Captain Comet fights in a galactic death match and meets Vartox! Meanwhile, Karin Grace battles the power of the Star band!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: The Beginning of the End

by Libbylawrence
published September 19, 2000

The Golden Glider apparently returns to crime, leading to the Rehab Squad’s showdown with the Rogues Gallery, including a new Mirror Master. But when several members of the team are briefly sent to the strange Mirrorverse, only to come back drastically changed, could all this lead to the end of Captain Comet’s team?

The Forgotten Heroes: The New Guardians

by Libbylawrence
published October 27, 2000

Captain Comet walks away from the government-controlled Rehab Squad to form his own independent team of Forgotten Heroes on an isle called Vumania. Naturally, trouble soon follows in the form of enemies old and new. Guest starring a few members of the Justice League of America!

The Forgotten Heroes: No Place Like Home

by Libbylawrence
published March 28, 2001

When Dolphin discovers that she’s not who she thought she was, Captain Comet relates an adventure of Aquaman’s from several months earlier, in which he wrestled both with his own demons and with an ancient evil. How does this tie into Dolphin’s true origins? Meanwhile, Adam Blake returns to Midwest City, where he had lived in the 1950s before leaving to explore space as Captain Comet. But nothing could prepare him for what he discovers there! Featuring the return of Arion, Lord of Atlantis, and Lady Blackhawk!

Captain Comet: Blake’s Seven

by Libbylawrence
published June 2, 2001

What if Captain Comet had never taken that long journey into space? With the help of Madame Xanadu, Adam Blake is about to find out. Introducing Comet’s Crusaders, the greatest hero team of the Silver Age! Featuring alternate timeline versions of Superboy, Flying Fox, Aquaboy, Insect Queen, Green Lantern Donna Parker, and Robotman!

The Forgotten Heroes: Passions

by Libbylawrence
published July 7, 2001

Starman, fresh from saving the world, visits Vumania to see if he can patch up things with Dolphin, but is it too late for their love to be rekindled? And Captain Comet tries to solve the mystery of Volar as he and his allies journey through space, only to find themselves defending a world from the Amazons of Space! Featuring the return of the Golden Glider!

Showcase: The Force of July: The Crime Champions

by Libbylawrence
published July 18, 2001

Mayflower is convinced to rejoin the Force of July for one last mission. But is this patriotic team ready to face Black Manta’s new Crime Champions as they follow his plan? Meanwhile, will the Cheetah remain on the straight path or turn back to her evil ways?


The Forgotten Heroes: Terror in Tropidor

by Libbylawrence
published November 30, 2001

An investigation into the disappearance of the Force of July leads the Forgotten Heroes into a heated battle against the Crime Champions who fought them last! But even with the aid of both the Force of July and other unexpected allies, can Captain Comet and his team prevail against a more powerful Eclipso? Guest starring Task Force X!

The Brave and the Bold: The Elongated Man and Plastic Man: Stretching a Point

by Immortalwildcat
published March 9, 2002

In the years since they’ve both operated as ductile detectives, the Elongated Man and Plastic Man have never solved a case together. So it’s a big mystery that finally brings these two heroes together — the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. See them solve the case that’s weighed on Plastic Man’s conscience for far too long!

The Brave and the Bold: Animal Man and Rip Hunter: Didn’t I See You Die?

by Philip-Todd Franklin
published January 19, 2004

Animal Man seeks the help of his old friend and fellow Forgotten Heroes alumni Rip Hunter, Time Master, to solve a strange case. Learning about a supernatural force in South Africa that kills everything in its path, Buddy Baker is shocked when he recognizes the man causing it — even more so since he saw that man die many years ago! How will this time paradox affect Animal Man’s own history? Guest starring the Phantom Stranger!

The Forgotten Heroes: Devastation (Unnatural Woman)

by Libbylawrence
published November 16, 2001

When Tharka the Superwoman returns to Earth after a long absence, she brings with her news of the planet Zor’s imminent destruction at the hands of a mad goddess who embodies Devastation itself! But even if Captain Comet and the Forgotten Heroes manage to save this world, can they overcome Pandora, the daughter of Darkseid? Guest starring Starman!

Showcase: Swashbuckler: The Heroic Legacy

by Goose Gansler
published March 24, 2006

Swashbuckler, the costumed hero of Houston, Texas, arrives at a reading of the will of his uncle Greg Sanders, the legendary hero known as the Vigilante, who died a month earlier during the Invasion. As he meets four other unique folks with other identities, can a new team for the Southwest be in the works? Guest starring Bat-Shaman, Mighty Eagle, the new Super-Chief, and Althera of Vrandar.

DC Universe: Deus ex Machina

by Libbylawrence
published October 24, 2003

Out of nowhere, new costumed figures suddenly appear, attacking several heroes. Are the Mighty Crusaders heroes, villains, or something more bizarre? Starring the Forgotten Heroes, the Justice League of America, the New Titans, the Outsiders, and the Doom Patrol!

Captain Comet: A Higher Calling

by Libbylawrence
published June 18, 2004

Paralleling his departure from Earth thirty years earlier, Captain Comet returns to outer space in the Cometeer to see and experience the wonders of the universe! But he never expects to have a life-changing encounter when he meets the enigmatic woman called Willow, who is about to give birth to her child!


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