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?
Super-heroes deserve a day off just like the rest of us, don’t they? Well, tell that to Doctor Hoot and the all-new, all-different A.C.R.O.S.T.I.C. as this group of super-villains shows up to spoil the Zoo Crew’s much-deserved beach break! But how can Captain Carrot and the others put a stop to Hoot’s plan when he discovers the secret switch that can turn off the super-heroes’ powers altogether?
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?
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?
by Philip-Todd Franklin, with Doc Quantum
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?
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?
A handful of Legionnaires and a visiting Supergirl are all that stand between Earth and an invading army led by Mordru, one of their deadliest foes! But even if by some miracle they overcome the powerful wizard, can the Legionnaires thwart the curse of Mordru? Guest starring the Martian Manhunter!
Frustrated by his own family’s disinterest in his career, and long overshadowed by super-heroes like Superman and Batman, the retired Mysto the Magician Detective stumbles into Madame Xanadu’s shop, where he learns how much good he actually did as a hero! Guest starring the Phantom Stranger!
by Philip-Todd Franklin
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!
by Starsky Hutch 76 and Martin Maenza
Superman’s friends and family are plagued by that troublesome imp from the fifth dimension! But when Mr. Mxyzptlk reveals his true objective — to marry either Lois Lane or Kristin Wells (Superwoman) — who will Superman choose to save from wedded misery? Guest starring Supergirl and other members of the Superman family!
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?
by Martin Maenza
Over dinner, Dr. Harleen Quinzel gets inside the head of David Clinton, alias Chronos the Time Thief, who regales her with the story of what prompted him to become a criminal! But how far will the psychiatrist go to get the results she seeks from the Atom’s arch enemy?
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!
by Doc Quantum and Martin Maenza, based on Super Friends #7-9 by E. Nelson Bridwell
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!
by Brian K. Asbury
Just who was Kandor’s first Green Lantern? Hear the tale of how a misguided young Kandorian man named Tan-Jay once tried to use a power ring to restore the bottle city of Kandor to its full size, only to end up fighting a powerful sorcerer! Guest starring Green Lantern and Superman!