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Air Wave: New Year’s Scream

by Bejammin2000
published March 29, 2004

Ilyssa Jordan thinks that being in Times Square for New Year’s Eve is exciting enough. But when a super-villain called the Scream attacks at the stroke of midnight, the new Air Wave finds herself teaming up with three members of the Junior JSA, including her biggest crush of all time — Damage! Can the two get over their teenage awkwardness long enough to defeat the Scream? Guest starring Whiz Kid and Coral!

Doctor Occult and the Seven: Mirror, Mirror

by Drivtaan
published March 7, 2009

Doctor Occult and the Seven find themselves in Mirror Land, where they meet the menace of Morgauth. Meanwhile, Doctor Fate and Brian Walker travel on a quest through multiple dimensions to find their friends. Featuring the return of Robbie the Robotdog! And introducing Kuei Lan, alias Demon Blue!

The Huntress: Aces and Eights

by Bejammin2000, with Immortalwildcat
published August 8, 2004

While raiding a gambling den, the Huntress meets an eccentric young gambler named Bat Lash, who goes by the nickname of the Maverick. But as she investigates the man who is descended from the original Bat Lash of the Old West, will Helena Wayne end up falling for this suave gambler? Meanwhile, Helena makes a big decision in her life when she decides to adopt a twelve-year-old orphaned girl named Sonia Alcana!

Showcase: Injustice Unlimited: Dishonor Among Thieves

by Libbylawrence
published October 30, 2006

Artemis Crock, the villainous daughter of the Sportsmaster and the original Huntress, is about to join the Monocle’s new Injustice Unlimited team when she learns that her mother was once the heroic Tigress of the All-Star Squadron! Even more shocking is that she has an older half-brother whose father is the Manhunter, and who runs an independent secret agency! Now Artemis must assemble her own team of super-villains to stop the Monocle selling out the world to a mind-controlling queen from another dimension! Introducing the Council, Americana, Bellatrix, Bombshell, the new Red, White, and Blue, and Earth-Three’s Starheart! And guest starring Corona and the Justice Society of America!

Junior JSA: First Date

by Drivtaan
published April 6, 2004

After meeting Air Wave, the girl of his dreams, Damage put off calling her to ask her out for over a month. Now, thanks to some prodding from the Junior JSA, he has a first date on Valentine’s Day. But with so much pressure involved, even with the help of a few friends, will Grant Pratt and Ilyssa Jordan be able to enjoy a simple school dance?

Hourman: Beware the Ides of February

by HarveyKent
published February 12, 2004

All married men know the drill — don’t forget about Valentine’s Day! When Hourman tries to pick up a last-minute gift for his wife at a local jewelry store, he catches the Sportsmaster in the midst of a robbery! But since his hour of power is already up, is it game over for Hourman?

The Spectre: The Partner

by Dave Barnowski
published February 5, 2007

As Jim Corrigan gains a new partner in the GCPD, his partnership with the Spectre also changes. Corrigan must reassert his conscience to rein in the Spectre’s thirst for vengeance, which comes to a head during a homicide case involving a female meta-human with super-speed.

The Brave and the Bold: Damage and Air Wave: A Simple Date

by Bejammin2000
published April 10, 2004

Now that their nerve-wracking first few dates are over, Grant Pratt (Damage) and Ilyssa Jordan (Air Wave) are finally comfortable enough with each other to have a nice, relaxing, simple date. But can Grant be blamed if he fears the worst might happen when two teenage super-heroes go out on a date? Young love is hard sometimes!

Red Robin: Passing Bullets

by Bejammin2000
published October 19, 2004

Why did the Batman occasionally carry a gun in his first year, despite swearing never to use one? This story suggests an answer to that question, as Tommy Monaghan — the now-retired underworld assassin called the Hitman — tells Red Robin about his own encounter with the Batman back in 1939. He also warns that an old mobster injured by Batman back then is seeking revenge on his protégé, Red Robin. But how will Red Robin outdraw a criminal with the reputation of being the world’s fastest gun?

Junior JSA: Inheriting a Tradition

by Bejammin2000
published July 15, 2006

The members of the Junior JSA are all familiar with what it means to carry on the family traditions of old super-heroes, but the same holds true for old super-villains. Meet the latest member of the Rokeweitz family to follow on the sixty-year-old legacy of the flying bandit known as Rory the Rocket! But when the Junior JSAers and the third Rory the Rocket meet head on during a chase through the streets of New York City, could this be a chance for Rory to begin a new family tradition? Introducing Roxy Rocket!

Power Girl: The Waynes and the Kents

An Easter Sunday story

by Andrew Troy Keller and Starsky Hutch 76
published April 15, 2003

Kara Zor-L (Power Girl) reminisces over her first Easter with the Wayne family and realizes how far she’s come since then.

Wildcat: Setting Down Roots

An Easter Sunday story

by Immortalwildcat
published April 17, 2003

Ted Grant (Wildcat) finds inspiration in an unusual source to begin a new life for himself and his wife, Irina.

Arrowette: Attack of the Fifty-Foot Bunny

An Easter Sunday story

by Starsky Hutch 76
published April 23, 2003

Star City is under attack by a 50-foot-tall bunny rabbit. You won’t want to miss seeing Arrowette and Flare take it down!

All-Star: The Return of Vic Valor

by Dan Swanson
published December 6, 2005

Four super-heroines and one super-hero — the Huntress, Corona, Insect Queen, the Mighty Isis, and Blackwing — are thrust into a battle extraordinaire when Vic Valor returns from the grave and attacks the JSA Brownstone! But what is behind this golden age hero’s attack on Gotham City? And is this the real Vic Valor? Guest starring Starman, Superman, Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and Bat-Mite! Featuring the debut of Zephyr!

DC Universe: The Race, Book 3: Dirty Tricks

by Immortalwildcat, Dan Swanson, Christine Nightstar and Starsky Hutch 76
published May 24, 2006

As Jay Garrick’s presidential campaign enters election year 1988, the stakes become higher, and the race becomes deadlier when the Illuminati begins manipulating the media! And the campaign becomes even more complicated when an old plan by Superman’s dead arch-enemy becomes activated, bringing new players into the game with their own agenda. With all the cards stacked against him, does the Flash have any hope of winning the race? Guest starring Green Lantern, Lois Lane Kent, Plasticman, and Americommando, and introducing American Girl!

Showcase: The Illuminati: Trouble at the Top

The Race crossover

by Dan Swanson
published January 28, 2006

The Illuminati has secretly pulled the strings of world events on behalf of Vandal Savage for centuries. But now there is something going on inside the Illuminati that has the ruling Council of Seven worried. Someone is killing them off, one by one! But who? And why?

Showcase: Whiz Kid: To Save Savant

The Race crossover

by Dan Swanson
published March 5, 2006

Two years ago, Whiz Kid fell for Henrietta King, the super-villainess known as Savant, and first loves are never forgotten. Now John Garrick has a plan — he will go back in time to save Henrietta before she’s even born! But will changes in time save Savant or threaten the world? Guest starring Doctor Fate!

The Brave and the Bold: Vic Valor and Strobe: The Jungles of Juneo

Part 1 of The Quest for Wotan

by Dan Swanson
published October 27, 2008

Vic Valor, alias the Lord of Order named Marnu, is unable to regain his lost power because of an ancient curse set upon him by the Lords of Chaos 100,000 years ago! His only hope is to find and destroy the Lens of Allouche, currently in the possession of Wotan! Vic Valor’s ally in this quest is Jim Chisholm, alias Strobe, who seeks vengeance for Wotan’s destroying his life! But as the two super-heroes set out for space in a spaceship to track down this Lord of Chaos, Wotan makes plans of his own! Thus, when their ship the Tiak Avenger crash-lands on the world of Juneo during a shakedown cruise, Vic Valor and Strobe find themselves in a battle against the voracious, world-spanning jungle that threatens that world! Guest starring Doctor Fate, and introducing Power Boy!

Batman Family: The Wedding March

by Starsky Hutch 76, Immortalwildcat, Bejammin2000, Drivtaan, Philip-Todd Franklin, Dan Swanson, Blackwolf247 and Dave Barnowski
published May 5, 2007

This is the story of the wedding event of the season — when Red Robin and Power Girl get married! Dick Grayson (Red Robin) and Karen Starr (Power Girl) have been comfortably engaged for over two years without setting a date. But when Dick runs into an old friend and learns that his old flame has just died of cancer, it gives him a sense of urgency to set a wedding date for just one month from now. And that’s not all. Skeletons in the closet are brought to light as Dick learns he has a grown-up daughter named Rachel Levine, who was born from that old relationship. While wedding plans are made, others make plans to cash in on this high society event as well as take revenge on Dick. Can the Batman Family make peace with the dark secrets of the past in order to save this wedding from those who would destroy it? Featuring the debut of the U.S. Avenger and the Sparrow, and guest starring the Huntress, Bat Lash, the Superman Family, Stretch O’Brien, Bluestreak, and members of the JSA!

The Brave and the Bold: Green Lantern and Starman: Danger from Above

by Dan Swanson, with Drivtaan
published October 1, 2008

When a massive asteroid named Damocles threatens Earth, Green Lantern and Starman head into outer space to divert the danger from above. But as they investigate, the two JSA members are attacked by a few old enemies from the planet Mars who manage to disable their powers! Can Alan Scott and Ted Knight figure out a way to regain control over the power ring and the cosmic rod in time to save the Earth from destruction? Introducing the Lawman of Mars!

DC Comics Presents: Superman and the Spectre: A Matter of Conscience

by Dave Barnowski
published July 12, 2007

The Spectre turns to Superman for advice about an unrepentant serial killer for whom the threat of eternal damnation holds no fear. But as they talk, the unprotected families of Jim Corrigan and Clark Kent are targeted by Zor, the so-called Anti-Spectre! Guest starring Superboy, Green Lantern, Doctor Fate, and Johnny Thunder!

The Brave and the Bold: Whiz Kid and Savant: The City of Truth

The Race crossover

by Dan Swanson
published June 5, 2006

It’s hard to be a couple of teenagers in love — especially when one is a super-hero and the other is a super-villainess! Savant decides it’s time to face the truth in a unique way — by bringing Whiz Kid and herself into an advanced simulation in which they can live new lives free from all worldly burdens for a short time, so they can really figure out how they feel about each other. But even this worry-free simulation comes with its own set of consequences, and truth is not always easy to learn!

Justice Society of America: Black Sunset

by HarveyKent
published August 29, 2009

A new vigilante killer arises, targeting old, retired super-villains for extermination, with an alarming success rate! Meanwhile, a new super-villain begins humiliating members of the Justice Society of America, one by one! Can the JSA discover the truth about the Sunset Killer and stop the crime spree of Black Nemesis before their reputation is completely ruined? Guest starring Infinity Inc!

Showcase: Artemis: Momma’s Girl

by Immortalwildcat
published September 14, 2009

Dealing with the death of a parent is hard enough. But when that parent was a super-villainess once called the Huntress and a sometime-heroine known as the Tigress, and you’re her heroic daughter Artemis Crock who has to break the news to your imprisoned father and sister, the Sportsmaster and Decathlon, it’s even harder! Guest starring the new Manhunter, the Council, and Wildcat!

The Jester: Legacy of Laughter

by Immortalwildcat and Christine Nightstar, with Doc Quantum
published September 21, 2009

Charly Lane, sixteen-year-old daughter of old Chuck Lane, wants desperately to become the new Jester, despite her father’s wishes. But after a near-disastrous first outing, she realizes she’ll need a lot of training in order to fight crime without help! And who better to train her than Wildcat? Guest starring the Goon!

Superman: The Man Who Stole the Sunlight

by Goose Gansler
published February 9, 2006

Even on a farm in Smallville, trouble finds the Man of Steel when he investigates a strange lack of sunlight in the area. But is Superman prepared for the return of the Light and his Light Brigade? Guest starring the Monitor!

Superboy: The Encounter

by ManOMight1974
published March 7, 2006

When Superboy encounters a familiar figure from the future — himself as the world’s future Superman — it’s only a prologue to his greatest adventure yet! The Ultra-Humanite has returned to do away with the original Superman once and for all, but he has no idea that Superboy might be an even bigger threat to his plans for world-domination in the years to come!

Superboy: The Wisdom of Youth

by Goose Gansler
published March 1, 2006

Superboy faces ridicule and humiliation at the hands of an ambitious alien when he meets R-Ban, teenage son of U-Ban, one of the three surviving outlaws from Krypton! But even if Superboy manages to defeat a foe with more experience using his super-powers, how will C.J. Kent regain his reputation?

DC Comics Presents: Superman and Chief Man-of-the-Bats: Ghost Dance

by Goose Gansler
published April 12, 2006

Superman is summoned by Chief Man-of-the-Bats and Raven to battle a mystical menace when the evil Black Elk Lodge attempts to start a ghost dance! Their goal? To bring back the dead villain Black Elk with enough supernatural power to wipe out the white man from North America!

Showcase: The Gray Ghost

by Sandy Hausler
published May 29, 2011

After handing over evidence of corruption to the district attorney, a dirty cop named Buddy Carter finds himself in hot water with the Mob, even though he doesn’t remember doing it! And if the hit man hired to take him out is successful, Buddy is a dead man! His only chance of surviving another day lies in an actual dead man — the Gray Ghost, the spirit of an old hero who has returned to the earthly realm to continue fighting the good fight, despite knowing nothing of his own past!

DC Universe: The Race, Book 4: Endgame

by Immortalwildcat
published May 11, 2011

With the race for the U.S. presidency coming to an end, Jay Garrick and his team expose a plot to manipulate the upcoming vote, but deep questions still remain. Why is the Flash running for office, and for what hidden reasons did his campaign managers approach him in the first place? Is politics simply too dirty a game for a super-hero to be involved? And will the outcome of the election place a puppet in the White House, one way or another? Don’t miss the exciting conclusion of the Race! Guest starring the Justice Society of America!

Weird Mystery Tales What if the Flash Won the Race?

The Race crossover

by Immortalwildcat, with Doc Quantum
published May 11, 2011

What if Jay Garrick, the Flash, had been successful in his bid to become the next U.S. President? Join Destiny as he explores how some events would have played out differently, and how some events were simply fated to happen, even in this alternate reality.

Batman Family: Thanksgiving

by Dave Barnowski
published November 27, 2008

How did one man’s love of flying help train the future Batman? How was it made possible for Dick Grayson to become Bruce Wayne’s ward? How was Alfred able to leave wartorn England to become the Wayne family butler? How was Selina Kyle able to complete her prison sentence in time to marry Bruce Wayne? What made Dick Grayson decide to study law? And how did Lucius Fox overcome an accusation of having Communist sympathies by Joe McCarthy to eventually become the CEO of Wayne Industries? One man was instrumental behind the scenes in some of the most important episodes of the Batman Family. How much influence can one man have in his family? That question is answered here in the story of the late Philip Wayne, the uncle of Bruce Wayne who raised the future Batman after the murder of Dr. Thomas and Martha Wayne.

Justice Society of America: Gifts

by Dave Barnowski
published December 8, 2012

The Justice Society of America’s annual Christmas tradition is to anonymously deliver gifts to the children of America. But even with all their power, they’ve never been unable to gift every child… until now.

Showcase: American Girl: A Family Christmas

The Race crossover

by Immortalwildcat
published December 23, 2011

American Girl debuted during the presidential race, working alongside her stepfather Pat Dugan, alias Americommando. But as Courtney Dugan begins her own solo heroic career, she finds more than she bargained for when she’s forced to fight her biological father — the villainous leader of the Strike Force!

Batman Family: ’Twas the Night Before…

by Vendikarr DeWuff
published December 25, 2014

As Sonia Wayne contemplates her place in the world and in the heroic Wayne family, she is visited on Christmas Eve by a strange being: Bat-Mite! And as Sonia soon finds herself in the strangest adventure she’s ever had, forced to defend Santa Claus’ village from a vengeful naughty elf, she can’t help but wonder if she really has what it takes to be a true Wayne!

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DC Universe: Post-Race Reactions

by Doc Quantum, Christine Nightstar, and Farmer Sackett
published December 18, 2012

The race is finally over, but with the hostile Humanist Party in the White House, it’s hardly a happy ending for anyone. Kompera Lee sees this as a sign that America is failing, which is only compounded by the horrifying revelation that his daughter, Buffy Winter, is dating a super-hero! Meanwhile, Secret Service agent Rene Fortune tries to blow off some steam to make up for her failures, and finds an unlikely friendship with Matches Malone! A Gotham City archbishop takes the opportunity of the election to expose political corruption in both the Republican and Democratic parties, but will his superiors in the Illuminati be so understanding? Elsewhere, Doctor Mid-Nite mulls over a doctor’s responsibilities when his patient, a former super-hero and political mover and shaker, succumbs to senility! Finally, how will Maxwell Lord and Amanda Waller deal with the fallout of Jay Garrick’s accusation that they’re involved in the Illuminati?

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