Independent Heroes of Earth-1 DC Comics FanFiction: Metal Men, Outsiders, Doom Patrol, the Creeper, Starman, Dial H for HERO

The Metal Men: The Five Earths Project
The Outsiders: The Five Earths Project
The Doom Patrol: The Five Earths Project
Black Lightning: The Five Earths Project
The Creeper: The Five Earths Project
Starman of Earth-1: The Five Earths Project
Dial H for HERO: The Five Earths Project
Showcase of Earth-1: The Five Earths Project
Secret Origins of Earth-1: The Five Earths Project
Secret Files: The Five Earths Project

Times Past

The Metal Men: Times Past, 1980: Big Beach Brouhaha

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published January 4, 2003

A relaxing vacation in Hawaii is anything but for Dr. Will Magnus and his robot creations when an old enemy of Aquaman seeks an artifact of power! Can the Metal Men overcome the Ocean Master and become the heroes of the beach?

Freedom Fighters: Times Past, 1976: Burning Vengeance

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published November 8, 2002

When a manhunt in New York City threatens to close the noose on the Freedom Fighters, the super-heroes from Earth-X decide to get out of town! But as the fugitive heroes head to Albany, they aren’t the only ones on the run, as the Flamesplasher Twins seek revenge on their childhood tormentor! See what happens when the two parties clash!

Black Lightning: Times Past, 1982: Fist Raised in Anger

by Martin Maenza
published August 19, 2001

Power Fist has arrived, and he’s out to make big bucks and earn a reputation by taking out Black Lightning permanently! But will he live up to his bravado and macho posturing, or will he end up falling flat?

Black Lightning: Times Past, 1982: Dog Days of Summer

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published November 29, 2002

Summer school days in Metropolis heat up when Heat Wave comes to town, seeking Peter Gambi’s tailor shop to fix his special suit! Will Black Lightning succeed in cooling off the plans of one of the Flash’s old foes?

The Brave and the Bold: Batman and the Metal Men: Times Past, 1982: True Mettle

by Libbylawrence
published December 9, 2005

When Dr. Will Magnus goes missing, the Metal Men seek out Batman to help them find their missing creator. But they instead end up battling an army of looting robots made of iron, which are strangely similar to the Metal Men themselves. Has Doc Magnus gone rogue?

Late 1985 to 1986

The Outsiders: Outsiders and Insiders

by Libbylawrence
published June 9, 2000

When Cave Carson and his team go missing during an inner-Earth expedition sponsored by Simon Stagg, the male Outsiders investigate and discover a war at the earth’s core! Meanwhile, the female Outsiders are summoned to Abyssia to help them against two invading underground forces! The team encounters danger beneath the surface of the earth as their old foes the Masters of Disaster and Baron Bedlam return to attack them! Introducing the newest members of the Outsiders, Windfall and Princess Vee-Raa!

The Creeper: Creeping Death

Part 2 of The Lazarus Tremaine Saga

by CSyphrett
published January 30, 2001

An undead cannibal has hit Boston, and only the laughing Creeper is able to take him on. But when the ghoul decides that Jack Ryder’s television station is the perfect place for a snack, the Creeper begins to take things seriously.

Super-Team Family: Starman and Hawkman: Can Even an Immortal Die?

by Libbylawrence
published June 12, 2001

Starman, visiting Midway City on his way home, faces Matter Master’s latest plot. But he and the Hawks encounter more trouble than even the villain planned to create! Can Starman, Hawkman, and Hawkwoman defeat the Twelve Immortals?

Super-Team Family: Starman and Wonder Woman: Quest for the Star Sword

by Libbylawrence
published June 15, 2001

When the Sun Sword’s power is depleted, leaving Paradise Island vulnerable to alien attack, it is up to Nubia to retrieve the Star Sword to replace it. But with Wonder Woman still missing, it is left to Starman to save Paradise Island from other-dimensional invaders!

Super-Team Family: Starman, Green Lantern and Aquaman: The Stars Below

by Libbylawrence
published June 22, 2001

Starman is drawn into the deep waters by an evil power and finds himself in a battle with the Shark. But what does the Shark have to do with Green Lantern’s old enemy, Evil Star? A trio of heroes — Starman, Green Lantern, and Aquaman — must find the answer before it is too late.

Super-Team Family: Starman and Black Canary: The Star Czar

by Libbylawrence
published June 26, 2001

Black Canary is an outlaw once more, framed for crimes committed by her evil alternate timeline double, Magpie! Can she and Starman defeat her evil twin and the Detonator and discover why the mystery villain known only as the Star Czar framed her? Moreover, why is the Star Czar oddly familiar to Dinah Lance?

Super-Team Family: Starman and Superman: The Final Night

by Libbylawrence
published June 26, 2001

The Earth is menaced when the living star called Aquarius attempts to devour the Sun, and only one hero can stop him — Starman! But as Will Payton risks his life to save the world, he must do so while confronting the mysterious changes to his powers he has undergone of late. Can Superman provide the assistance he needs, or must Starman go it alone?

The Outsiders: The Fear Maker

by Libbylawrence
published July 3, 2001

When the Schemer, a forgotten foe of Batman, tries to destroy his team through the use of super-villains who duplicate the Outsiders’ powers, they are branded as public enemies! Even worse, the Schemer has a powerful pawn at his disposal with the alien hero called Volar. But the Schemer’s failing to heed a fortune-teller’s warning proves his undoing!

Showcase: Blue Velvet: Dark Clouds, Silver Linings

by Immortalwildcat
published November 3, 2001

What happens when a super-hero’s girlfriend moves on? Catch up with two of them as they meet up with a new heroine and an old rogue.

The Brave and the Bold: Green Arrow and Tempest: The Call

by HarveyKent
published August 22, 2001

Tempest, a former member of the Doom Patrol, is a hero who had lost faith in himself but now returns to the streets to battle alongside Green Arrow! Can they stop an outbreak of gang war when a charismatic leader rallies the gangs to join together to take over New York City?


The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wildcat: Cats

by Martin Maenza
published January 26, 2002

There’s a new Wildcat in Gotham City, and that has Batman concerned! Find out who he is and how he came to put on the familiar costume!

The Outsiders: Moving On

by Immortalwildcat
published June 7, 2002

Changes are in the winter air for the Outsiders as the team establishes its independence from Batman by relocating from Gotham City to Cincinnati. Their move to a new city in the Midwest should go smoothly, right? But what they find in their new home turns out to be a royal pain, as they are attacked by super-villains and blamed for the resulting destruction by the police! Just who is the man pulling all the strings?

The Metal Men: The Rogue Rockers

by Martin Maenza
published April 26, 2002

A rock concert turns chaotic when a portal to Hell opens up, leaving the robotic heroes of the Metal Men caught in the center of the action! But who is the mysterious individual behind it all, and what is the true purpose of these events?

Showcase: Whatever Happened to Mind-Grabber Kid?

by HarveyKent
published March 19, 2002

As a teenager years ago, Lucian Crawley tried to make a name for himself as a super-hero called the Mind-Grabber Kid. Now, as a young man, he gets a second chance to prove that he has what it takes to be a real hero by foiling the plans of another young man who once tried to make a name for himself as a super-villain. But in this game of heroes and villains, will either man come out of this a winner?

The Doom Patrol: All Fall Down

by Starsky Hutch 76
published September 13, 2002

After a recent accident leaves Mento paralyzed, Steve Dayton needs a reason to live. He finds it by giving a few other troubled souls a noble purpose! Introducing the new Doom Patrol — Mento, Cliff Steele, Element Girl, the Odd Man, and Blossom!

Starman: To Inherit the Stars

An Invasion crossover

by Libbylawrence
published September 5, 2002

When Starman sets out to try to find Snapper Carr, one of several people gone missing during the invasion, he finds himself instead on the fabled Throneworld, home of a fallen space champion called Starman! Moreover, he also discovers that everything he thought he knew about himself may be wrong! Is it possible that Will Payton has somehow been Prince Gavyn all this time?

Showcase: Wildcat: Batter

by Martin Maenza
published January 17, 2003

Leo Barone’s last day in Gotham City turns exciting as a vengeful villain comes to town and crashes a baseball game! Now Wildcat has to untangle the Sportsmaster’s motivations in order to save two not-so-innocent lives! You won’t want to miss the epic showdown of a hero and a villain similarly inspired by the eponymous Earth-Two figures known on Earth-One as comic-book characters!

Dial H for HERO: Changing Hands

by Martin Maenza
published December 6, 2002

During the Invasion, Nick Stevens lost his H-Dial, given to him by Robby Reed! Now find out what happens next as a new chapter in the dial’s history begins as it finds a new owner: Hero Cruz!

The Outsiders: School Days

by Immortalwildcat
published April 15, 2003

When Jefferson Pierce starts teaching at a new school, he finds one student is more than he appears. Black Lightning must call in the newest member of the Outsiders, Celsius, for help. Introducing Cold Shoulder!

Dial H for HERO: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

by Martin Maenza
published March 14, 2003

Hero Cruz gets an unexpected surprise while at dinner at his parents’ house, which leads to a very awkward situation! Luckily for him, an emergency involving a burning building arises that requires his help! But is an old villain’s weapon responsible for the arson?

Dial H for HERO: Misconceptions

by Martin Maenza
published April 17, 2003

Hero Cruz tries to rescue a man being attacked by Parademons! But since he doesn’t know anything about the reasons behind the attack, or the angles the man is playing, has Hero bitten off more than he can chew?

DC Comics Presents: Superman and Starman: The Stars My Execution?

by Libbylawrence
published April 12, 2003

Starman, a living generator, finds the unique properties of his body being used as a weapon against Superman! Can Starman recover in time to stop Genia’s latest ploy to destroy the Man of Steel?

Dial H for HERO: Apokolips Wow, Book 1: Slumming It

by Martin Maenza
published July 14, 2003

Hero Cruz learns firsthand how deadly the world of Apokolips can be when he awakes to find himself in that world’s slums! Can he track down the man he’d followed through a Boom Tube and return home, or is he doomed to remain in Armagetto forever?

Dial H for HERO: Apokolips Wow, Book 2: Unknown Angles

by Martin Maenza
published September 30, 2003

Trapped on a harsh, friendless world, Hero Cruz must figure out who he can trust to escape from Apokolips! But first he must evade Granny Goodness and her Female Furies!

The Brave and the Bold: Green Arrow and Wildcat: The Man Who Killed Green Arrow

by HarveyKent
published July 29, 2003

A former professional boxer is found dead on the Star City waterfront, beaten to death while wearing a Green Arrow costume! Green Arrow and Wildcat are thus drawn into the city’s deadliest secret, a secret its guardians will kill to keep!

The Brave and the Bold: The Creeper and Deadman: A Case of the Creeps

by Immortalwildcat
published December 29, 2003

Getting fired from his TV anchor job in Boston leaves Jack Ryder open for new opportunities, even if that means hosting a gaudy TV special called The Most Haunted House in America! But as this Halloween special focuses on supposed ghostly sightings in a New Orleans mansion, strange events lead not only the Creeper but also Deadman to investigate!

Showcase: Whatever Happened to the Yellow Peri?

by HarveyKent
published January 7, 2005

Sometimes having super-powers doesn’t mean you have to use them… except when you do. Meet the Normies — Loretta Grant and the unique group of folks she’s been counseling since her last misadventure as the Yellow Peri!


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?

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