Category Archives: Featured

Feature stories, such as promotional articles that highlight new/old stories, activity on the groups, and any other features of interest.

Here’s some Christmas reading for you

All of us at the Five Earths Project would like to wish you a Merry Christmas this year and happy holidays to all! If you enjoy our site, you like reading. Well, this year our Christmas gift to you is several Christmas stories for you to enjoy. Unlike previous years, however, you don’t have to . . .

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The Batman Villain Project

Every once in a while, we stumble upon something new and interesting while researching old, obscure comic-book characters. The Batman Villain Project is one of these hidden gems; it’s a photo set on Flickr that features artistic interpretations of a multitude of Batman villains. And there have certainly been a lot of zany ones over . . .

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Video of the Week: The JSA All-Star Story Site

One of our writers, Goose Gansler, created this video inspired by the golden age stories from our DC Comics fanfic site. It’s very cool, very geeky, and it’s basically an ad for our site (though with a link to our original Geocities site from many years ago). Enjoy! (Direct link to video) From the description: . . .

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Politics un-usual

Here at the Five Earths Project, we like to honor special events with appropriate stories. That’s why during Halloween and Christmas last year we treated you to several new holiday-themed stories. Since 2012 is a U.S. election year, and Super Tuesday is coming up in March, we thought we’d honor the Presidential Primaries by posting . . .

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Halloween week starting tomorrow!

Halloween is in just one week from now, and to celebrate that, we’ll be posting five — count ’em, FIVE — Halloween stories this week. All of them are short. Some of them are a bit spooky. One is mildly amusing. But all of them are Halloween-themed in some way. We hope you enjoy! And . . .

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Earth-1 reading order guide

Yay! Finally! *applause* It was a long time coming, but the Five Earths Project finally has a chronological reading order list for Earth-1. You can see these in the dropdown menu when you hover your mouse over Earth-1 in the navigation above, but I’ll provide the links below just in case. All the Earth-1 stories . . .

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day to everyone celebrating July 4th this weekend! And a happy Canada Day and a happy Bastille Day to our Canadian and French friends! In the coming weeks and months, you can expect to see a whole lot of Earth-1 stories featuring such characters as the Flash, Batman, the New Titans, and the . . .

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Welcome to the Five Earths Project

At the end of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the last remaining universes were merged into one and became the current DC Comics Universe. But what if those five Earths were separated after the Crisis and continued on independent of each other? These stories explore what they’d be like. The time is not long after . . .

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Happy Father’s Day from the Batman Family

June is Batman month here at the Five Earths Project, and to celebrate, we’ll be posting Earth-2 Batman stories all month! Last week, we published a loose collection of vignettes we titled Batman: Times Past: Sketches of the Caped Crusader, and this week and in the weeks to come you can expect the following stories: . . .

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Have a Happy Mother’s Day

Today isn’t actually Mother’s Day yet, but it is May 1st, and that means a monthly theme image. This month’s image is of Queen Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons and arguably the greatest mother in comics. As the mother of Earth-1’s Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Queen Hippolyta was responsible for many, if not most, of . . .

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Europe gets a few new heroes in The Paragons: Deus Ex Astra

What do you do with a whole bunch of stories and story fragments that don’t fit into the continuity of the fictional world you’ve created? Why, you string all of them together into one massive story that eventually dovetails into a coherent ending, of course! At least that’s what I did when trying to find . . .

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What in the world is Bizarro Fiction?!?

The other day I stumbled upon a fictional genre that was entirely new to me: Bizarro Fiction. I was captivated by the name alone. Obviously, as a comics fan I knew this genre was named after Bizarro from the comics, Superman’s imperfect duplicate. But while Bizarro Fiction’s name may have been inspired by the eponymous . . .

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April at the Five Earths Project

If you happened to drop by yesterday, you may have noticed a few changes. For those of you who missed it, here’s a screenshot of how the site looked. It was our own little April Fools’ Day joke. For the month of April, we’ve decided to celebrate our own “fools” in the DC Universe by . . .

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Brand New Look for the Five Earths Project!

After months of testing out various possible themes for the Five Earths Project website, we’ve finally settled on one that really suits us best. We’d also like to announce that we’ll be adding a few new categories, which we hope will appeal to all you young folks out there: Twilight Fan Fiction Quick question: Team . . .

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How to Write Comics and Graphic Novels by Dennis O’Neil

Over at Bleeding Cool, veteran comic-book writer and editor Dennis O’Neil — best known for his work on Batman and an acclaimed run in Green Lantern/Green Arrow — has over the last few weeks been sharing his tips on writing comics and graphic novels. Whether or not you want to ever write comics, fanfic, or . . .

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