Earth-1: Times Past chronology

Prehistory

Kong the Untamed: On Silent Wings of Hate

by Libbylawrence
published September 21, 2002

The young Kong and Gurat the beast-man have finally found peace and safety with the Lanktor tribe, riders of the flying lizards! But when the lanktors fall under the control of an evil enemy, will Kong have to slay an innocent to save not only his life but that of his new friends? Enter once more the primitive world of Kong the Untamed as he must fight for a new home against an undying hatred!

Showcase: Whatever Happened to Atlas?

by Libbylawrence
published August 28, 2003

The story of the ancient hero Atlas the Great is the stuff of legends! It begins when a young boy witnesses his father’s murder at the hands of slavers! It continues as that boy grows in great strength and size to become the mighty Atlas, finally confronting the evil warlord Hyssa! But the story does not end there! Now, for the first time, learn the rest of this legendary hero’s tale, and discover why his statue is first in Atlantis’ Field of Heroes!

Arion, Lord of Atlantis: Seeds of Hope, Seeds of Darkness

by Libbylawrence
published July 3, 2003

In the aftermath of the sinking of the Atlantean capital, Arion works to establish a new home in Mu for the refugees from the City of the Golden Gate! But what connection does an ancient evil have to Mara’s hostility and resentment toward the high mage of Atlantis?

Arion, Lord of Atlantis: Shadows of Things to Come

by Libbylawrence
published July 12, 2003

Seeking to save his friend Wyynde, Arion ventures into the Darkworld for mystical help! But he soon discovers that his world is in peril from new and deadly forces from another dimension — the Shadow-Gods! Guest starring Claw the Unconquered!

Arion, Lord of Atlantis: Damsels and Dragons

by Libbylawrence
published August 4, 2003

The Shadow-Gods of the Seven Hells have invaded the realm of Atlantis, and their pawns have begun to wreak havoc over the Earth! The crisis leads Arion and Wyynde to encounter damsels, dragons, and danger! Featuring the final fate of Thiron, bearer of the Dragonsword, and guest starring Claw the Unconquered!

The Old West

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!

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.

1940s-1950s

Showcase: The Sentinels of Magic: Times Past, 1948: Sacrifices Must Be Made

by CSyphrett
published October 6, 2001

On Earth-One, the second-greatest team of adventurers during World War II (after the Blackhawks) was the now-obscure team known as the Sentinels of Magic. But what fateful events on a mysterious new island in the Pacific Ocean caused the Sentinels to suddenly disappear one fateful day in 1948?

Secret Origins: The Books of Magic: Times Past, 1951: Founding Fathers

by CSyphrett, with Martin Maenza
published January 5, 2002

When five mystically based heroes from five different parallel Earths come together to stop a threat to each of their worlds, they little expect what may come from the adventure. Could a small piece of Hell, even properly controlled, make a good environment for a school of magic? Featuring Captain Marvel of Earth-S, Doctor Occult of Earth-Two, Doctor Mist of Earth-One, Margo the Magician of Earth-X, and Yarko the Great of Earth-Four!

1960s

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.

Superboy: Times Past, 1967: The Mirror Cracked

by ManOMight1974
published December 28, 2011

Superboy has his hands full when an evil doppelgänger from a parallel universe visits Smallville, looking for a fight. Can the Boy of Steel and Krypto the Superdog prevail against two foes who have all their strengths and more? Introducing Ultraboy and Neutro the Ultradog of Earth-33!

Superboy: Times Past, 1967: Through the Looking Glass

by ManOMight1974
published September 5, 2012

Superboy is stranded on the dark mirror world of Earth-33 without a way to get home, all at the mercy of his evil counterpart, Ultraboy! But as the Boy of Steel plans for his next confrontation with the Smallville scoundrel, it becomes increasingly obvious that Ultraboy has brought him to his world for a reason. Could it be that Superboy has to train a group of would-be super-heroes in order to simply give Ultraboy a challenge on this topsy-turvy world where evil always triumphs over good? And will Alex Luthor of that world finally become the hero he was always meant to be? Guest starring the Earth-33 counterparts of several heroes and villains of Earth-One!

1970s

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?

Justice League of America: Times Past, 1975: The Forgotten Crisis

Part 4 of The Space-Time Gambit

by Libbylawrence
published July 12, 2000

The Lord of Time sends several mind-controlled members of Earth-Two’s All-Star Squadron to battle the Justice League of America during the team’s early days. And while they soon break the spell and team up for the first time, only to forget it ever happened soon afterward, one question remains: What was it all for?

The Flash: Times Past, 1975: The Forgotten Rogue

by Martin Maenza
published July 7, 2001

While trying to find and catch a masked robber, the Flash discovers that, despite numerous eyewitnesses, no one can recall anything about him! Can Barry Allen capture this forgotten rogue? The Flash met a lot of strange foes early in his super-heroic career, but no one quite like the Fog!

The Brave and the Bold: Green Arrow and Martian Manhunter: Times Past, 1976: The Devil You Know

by HarveyKent
published March 11, 2002

When Green Arrow joined the Justice League of America, the team helped an exiled warrior from another world overthrow his planet’s cruel dictator. But did their actions have repercussions they did not expect? The ace archer and the Martian Manhunter find out!

The Brave and the Bold: The Flash and Green Lantern: Times Past, 1976/1963: The Hounds of Limbo

by Libbylawrence
published January 31, 2003

The Flash of Earth-One encounters Doctor Alchemy once again, only to discover that his old foe is terrified by another menace! Meanwhile, the Flash of Earth-Two fights a strange alien being who mimics the powers of both the Fiddler and the Icicle! These strange encounters cause the Flashes to seek out help from the Green Lanterns of two worlds! With all clues pointing to the involvement of the Crime Champions, these two sets of heroes risk all to learn the meaning of the Hounds of Limbo!

The Brave and the Bold: Wonder Woman and Green Arrow: Times Past, 1976: The Horn Blows at Midnight

by HarveyKent
published November 16, 2003

Wonder Woman and Green Arrow try to solve a string of robberies committed by creatures from Greek mythology, complicated by the fact that there seems to be no rhyme or reason to them. What is the world-shattering pattern that they discover links them together? Meanwhile, Green Arrow meets the original blonde bombshell — Aphrodite, the goddess of love!

Justice League of America: Times Past, 1977: Hey, Isn’t that Me?

by HarveyKent
published October 2, 2001

The JLA is in trouble when the evil mastermind known as the Key takes out half the League right before a public appearance vital to national security! One way or another, all ten members must be present — and the remaining Leaguers call on some very special help to serve as their missing members’ stand-ins!

World’s Finest: Superman and Batman: Times Past, 1977: The Devil to Pay

by HarveyKent
published May 11, 2004

Why is Batman the bravest man Superman had ever met? The answer lies in this past case, wherein the Riddler must defeat Superman, Batman, and Robin or face the fires of Hell itself! But will even the World’s Finest team be able to prevail over the familiar foes they meet in the Inferno?

Jonny Double: Times Past, 1978: Disappearing Act

by Martin Maenza
published October 12, 2001

Befriending a certain stage magician, Jonny Double discovers that he isn’t the only one interested in the beautiful young woman! After a group of men abduct her, the hapless detective tries to track her down, but soon finds that this is no ordinary kidnapping! Guest starring Zatanna!

Secret Origins: Mister Freeze: Times Past, 1978: Virtue and Ice

by HarveyKent
published February 20, 2003

What’s in a name? For George Szerro, a great deal! Learn the tragic tale of how an unfortunate nickname led a young boy from Poland toward a life of crime as the cold-hearted criminal and Batman villain known first as Mister Zero and then as Mister Freeze!

Batman: Times Past, 1979: Lights Out

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published December 19, 2002

A New Year brings about a new mystery for the Caped Crusader when a series of short power outages hits New York City. Investigating, Batman realizes that the recent jailbreak by Doctor Light is connected. But will Batman be able to stop Light before he is able to complete his plans?

Showcase: Doctor Light: Times Past, 1979: Twenty-Six Light Years from Home

by Martin Maenza
published October 11, 2003

After an experimental transporter strands Doctor Light in the Vegan system, the light-wielding villain must make his way on an alien world! With the technology he has at his disposal, it’s a simple matter to pose as a god, but will his own words trip him up in the end? Guest starring a member of the Green Lantern Corps!

Teen Titans: Times Past, 1979: False Suit

by Martin Maenza
published May 22, 2001

The former super-villain called the Mad Mod is accused of murder, and all the evidence points to his guilt! When Mr. Jupiter sends the Teen Titans to England to investigate, the four teen heroes find themselves in the unique situation of helping to prove an old enemy’s innocence!

Superman Family: Superman and Supergirl: Times Past, 1979: Rocks and a Hard Place

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published February 21, 2003

The Kryptonian cousins, Superman and Supergirl, face a threat from space when they investigate the source of a new series of meteor showers threatening Earth. When the parties behind it turn out to be Brainiac and Sinestro, the Man and Maid of Steel have their work cut out for them!

1980s

Teen Titans: Times Past, 1980: The Titan from Times Past

by HarveyKent
published June 30, 2012

When all the grown-up super-heroes in the world disappear, the disbanded Teen Titans find themselves the lone protectors of Earth! And despite their best efforts, they are unable to defeat the foe responsible when Kanjar Ro declares himself the ruler of Earth! Can the world’s only hope be a “Teen Titan” from times past?

Green Lantern and Green Arrow: Times Past, 1980: March of the Vermin

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published February 1, 2003

Green Lantern is invited to participate in a St. Patrick’s Day parade, and naturally he invites his buddy Green Arrow. But when trouble turns the parade into a march of vermin, the emerald duo have their hands full dealing with the notorious Queen Bee!

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?

The Brave and the Bold: The Atom and Hawkman: Times Past, 1980: Spooks and Spells

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published October 16, 2002

Halloween in Rutland, Vermont, is never boring, as the Atom, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl will attest when they find themselves battling the mystical trio of the Matter Master, the Gentleman Ghost, and Felix Faust!

The Brave and the Bold: Green Arrow and Red Tornado: Times Past, 1980: The Greatest Gift

by HarveyKent
published December 24, 2001

It’s a tale of Christmas Past as Green Arrow and Red Tornado race to find a kidnapped girl on Christmas Eve! But as the two Justice Leaguers work together, the ace archer and the amazing android each gain the greatest gift!

Batman Family: Batgirl and Robin: Times Past, 1981: Seeds of Discontent

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published June 24, 2003

When Poison Ivy seeks out Jason Woodrue, the Floronic Man, you know that trouble is in the works. And it is left up to Batgirl and Robin, the Dynamite Duo, to face this pair of plant-themed foes in Washington, D.C.!

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!

The Joker: Times Past, 1981: It Takes One to Know One

by HarveyKent
published August 16, 2002

The Riddler kidnaps the Ambassador’s young daughter and leaves the usual clues behind. But with Batman out of town, Commissioner Gordon seeks help deciphering them from an unlikely source — the Joker! But what will convince the Joker to cooperate with the police? And what secret does the little girl have that makes it so critical for her to be returned safely and quickly?

The Joker: Times Past, 1981: Tricks and Treats

by Martin Maenza
published June 28, 2002

The Joker and his gang take a road trip to a small town outside Central City to retrieve a valuable prize, but there’s just one problem — the Trickster is already robbing the place! The Trickster soon learns the hard way that you don’t cross the Joker, but will he live to tell the tale?

Challengers of the Unknown: Times Past, 1981: The Forgotten

by Libbylawrence
published November 23, 2005

The Challengers of the Unknown face mysterious perils from a forgotten past as they investigate a haunted Virginian inn. But as Corinna Stark, the newest Challenger, uses her rapport with the mystical to commune with the troubled spirit of a forgotten man, can a timely sacrifice save both the ghost and the team itself?

Karate Kid: Times Past, 1981: An Old-Fashioned Christmas

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published December 12, 2002

When Val Armorr spends the holidays in the twentieth century, he is given one of the greatest Christmas gifts of all when he receives some surprise visitors — a few members of the Legion of Super-Heroes! But as Karate Kid and the other Legionnaires paint the town red, they end up running into trouble in the form of the Toyman! Can they put a stop to this bad Santa before anyone is hurt?

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?

Secret Origins: The Global Guardians: Times Past, 1982: Heroes of the World, Unite!

by Doc Quantum and Martin Maenza, based on Super Friends #7-9 by E. Nelson Bridwell
published November 8, 2003

When a pair of alien twins arrives warning of a menace from space, the world’s greatest super-heroes must unite to save the planet from utter destruction! But can even the Global Guardians stop twelve super-bombs from killing the world? Meanwhile, a hopeful young hero wants to be the next top super-hero, but what price will he have to pay? Guest starring the Justice League of America and the Batmen of All Nations! And introducing Triumph and the Wonder Twins!

DC Comics Presents: Superman and Karate Kid: Times Past, 1982: A Matter of Mind

by Martin Maenza
published May 10, 2003

Superman and Karate Kid face a threat when they both respond to a blob-like monster threatening New York City! But when Karate Kid begins acting strangely, putting the two Legionnaire friends at odds with one another, is there something more happening here?

The Flash: Times Past, 1982: Frozen Concentrate

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published October 8, 2002

After a crazy few months, Barry and Iris Allen are finally able to take a break from work and go on a relaxing trip to sunny Florida. But a vacation is anything but for the Flash when he faces the pair of chilly criminals known as Captain Cold and Mister Freeze! Guest starring Kid Flash!

Aquaman: Times Past, 1982: Washout

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published October 30, 2002

Freak storms are hitting the United States, but who is behind it, and why? Aquaman is about to find out! But after dealing with so much tragedy in his life, is the King of the Seven Seas prepared to learn the senseless reasoning behind the Weather Wizard’s plot?

Showcase: The Tattooed Man: Times Past, 1982: Love Inks

by Martin Maenza
published April 13, 2001

The Tattooed Man is trying to keep a low profile while hiding out in Greece, but unexpected love shakes up his world! It isn’t too long before his cover is blown! Guest starring Green Lantern!

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?

Wonder Woman: Times Past, 1982: Fifty-Yard Fault Line

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published November 21, 2002

The Thanksgiving Classic, a longstanding Thanksgiving Day tradition, turns upside-down when a super-villain strikes a football stadium during a game! His mission? To destroy Coast City! Luckily Wonder Woman is on hand to stop the return of Quakemaster! Guest starring Nubia!

Justice League of America: Times Past, 1983: Trial by Hellfire

by Martin Maenza
published December 17, 2001

What happens when the fallen model Sabrina Sultress goes to trial? It’s a good thing that the Justice League of America is on hand, because all hell will break loose — literally! They don’t call her the Satin Satan for nothing!

The Brave and the Bold: Green Arrow and the Flash: Times Past, 1983: The Rainbow Connection

by HarveyKent
published February 28, 2008

On the anniversary of Barry Allen’s death, Green Arrow recounts a tale of his team-up with the Flash against two villains — the Rainbow Raider and the Rainbow Archer! But with these two rainbow-themed villains competing for the same prize, will they end up doing the heroes’ work for them? And is there more to this story than meets the eye?

Justice League of America: Times Past, 1983: When Comes the Conqueror

by Libbylawrence
published December 5, 2003

Doctor Mist, an ancient mystic with power beyond understanding, teams up the JLA with the Global Guardians to face the ancient threat of the Conqueror. But even as the two teams work together to stop the Conqueror’s henchmen from completing their tasks, are they merely being distracted from the villain’s true goals? Meanwhile, Green Arrow confronts Doctor Mist — just why does the most powerful man on Earth need agents to do his work?

The New Teen Titans: Times Past, 1983: Power to Plunder

by Martin Maenza
published August 28, 2002

The New Teen Titans get an unexpected visitor to Titans Tower when an old enemy of Superman drops by! With the ability to absorb super-powers, the Parasite wants to take everything the young heroes have to offer! But this super-villain will soon learn that some powers have major drawbacks!

Supergirl: Times Past, 1983: Emotional Rescue

by Libbylawrence
published May 8, 2000

Supergirl is alarmed to find that she can no longer control her emotions. Is the Maid of Steel going crazy, or is someone behind her lack of control? More importantly, is he friend or foe?

Justice League of America: Times Past, 1984: Crisis of the Kryptonite Criminals

by HarveyKent
published April 27, 2000

The Kryptonite Man and Ultraman of Earth-Three, two of Superman’s old foes, have that glowing green metal of kryptonite in common. But it’s not until Brainiac brilliantly puts them together that they are able to take on not only the Man of Steel but two other members of the Justice League of America!

DC Universe: Times Past, 1984: Seeds

by Libbylawrence
published July 20, 2001

The combined forces of the Justice League of America, the Justice Society of America, and the Freedom Fighters — heroes from three different Earths — work together to save their planets from a dangerous force called the Cosmic Tree. But can even the combined forces of the JLA, the JSA, and the Freedom Fighters stop its spread into other dimensions? Enjoy this untold team-up tale of the greatest heroes of Earth-One, Earth-Two, and Earth-X!

DC Comics Presents: Superman and the Teen Titans: Times Past, 1984: Times of the Titans

by HarveyKent
published December 17, 2000

In a story spanning seventeen years and four different eras, Superboy’s battle with two aliens has repercussions in the decades that follow, when Superman teams up with all three incarnations of the Teen Titans! Witness the original Teen Titans and Superman take on the Terrible Trio! See Superman, the Teen Titans, and Teen Titans West battle the Injustice Gang, with tragic consequences! And finally, watch as Superman and the New Teen Titans battle Lex Luthor and his powerful android Supremo, only to inadvertently cause the return of the two aliens who started it all!

Supergirl: Times Past, 1984: Daughter of Paradise

by Libbylawrence
published June 23, 2000

One of Kara Zor-El’s foster mothers, Queen Hippolyta, needs her aid when the spiteful god Eros causes Princess Diana (Wonder Woman), Donna Troy, and Nubia to vanish from history! Since only the Amazon Princess can break the spell of the Fates, Kara temporarily dons the identity of Wonder Woman to battle the plans of Eros. But is she prepared to learn the truth behind it all?

Justice League of America: Times Past, 1985: Breaking the Mold

by Martin Maenza
published July 12, 2002

Hot on the heels of their triumphant defeat of Amazo, the young members of the Detroit-based Justice League of America have every reason to believe they have a long and glorious future before them! But when an obscure old villain called the Molder engages in some industrial espionage and extortion, will the so-called Justice League Detroit fight its last battle?

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