Crime-Fighters: The Sandman, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hourman FanFiction

The Sandman of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
Doctor Mid-Nite: The Five Earths Project
Hourman: The Five Earths Project

Times Past

The Sandman: Times Past, 1939: Idle Hands

by HarveyKent, adapted from Adventure Comics #40 by Gardner Fox and Bert Christman
published June 7, 2004

Ever since his return from abroad, Wesley Dodds has been struggling both with strange dreams and finding a purpose in life. Surely there’s more to life than being a wealthy layabout! So when an opportunity presents itself, he takes inspiration from a rather unlikely source! Was there another Sandman before he donned his gas mask, business suit, and opera cloak? Never before revealed, here are the facts behind Wesley Dodds’ first case as the Sandman!

Hourman: Times Past, 1941: Time Management

A JSA Classified story

by Nadra Enzi
published January 6, 2009

Rex Tyler only has one Miraclo-fueled hour at a time to spend as Hourman. Is it any wonder that the man of the hour seeks to make the most of it?

The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Doctor Mid-Nite: Times Past, 1942: Death Has Many Doors

by HarveyKent
published March 7, 2001

Grave-robbing and mysterious murders put the JSA’s Men of the Night on the trail of a mad scientist working for the Third Reich! What is the madman’s connection to Bruce Wayne and Charles McNider?

The Brave and the Bold: The Atom and Doctor Mid-Nite: Times Past, 1943: The Methuselah Menace

by HarveyKent
published May 3, 2002

A mysterious Indian curse causes students at Calvin College to age to death in seconds! The Atom and Dr. Mid-Nite race the clock to find the mysterious agent of death afoot in academia!

The Brave and the Bold: Doctor Mid-Nite and the Sandman: Times Past, 1943: Assignment: London

by HarveyKent
published August 11, 2000

On a special wartime mission, Doctor Mid-Nite and the Sandman journey to London to prevent the Nazis from kidnapping a prominent British citizen! But with an American super-villain on the side of Hitler in this battle, can the two mystery-men grasp the gravity of the situation before it’s too late?

The Sandman: Times Past, 1943: Fashion for Dying

by Libbylawrence
published September 15, 2000

A fatal mistake made years ago by the Sandman ends up revealing his secret identity to one of Wonder Woman’s most dangerous foes! How will the Sandman defeat the Cheetah when all his secrets are laid bare? Guest starring the Crimson Avenger!

The Brave and the Bold: Doctor Mid-Nite and the Guardian: Times Past, 1947: Shedding Some Light

by Libbylawrence
published January 13, 2000

Just how has Doctor Mid-Nite remained so young over the years like his fellow Justice Society members, even though he wasn’t with them during the 1941 Ian Karkull case, in which they gained extended youth? Find out in this untold tale in which the blind avenger and the Guardian team up against a bank robber wielding a light-gun, with explosive consequences!

The Brave and the Bold: Hourman and Starman: Times Past, 1948: Time and Stars

by HarveyKent
published July 6, 2000

An old enemy of Hourman sets a gauntlet of super-villains to run him ragged in Baltimore before he’s finally killed! But the odds are evened when Starman in nearby Opal City is tipped off anonymously by the Shade! Can the man of the hour and the astral avenger defeat nine powerful foes over the course of one hour?

The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Doctor Mid-Nite: Times Past, 1953: Bring Me Myra Mason

by Libbylawrence
published December 28, 1999

When Myra Mason is abducted by a lovestruck Gorilla Boss of Gotham City and forced into an impromptu wedding, Doctor Mid-Nite seeks out the help of Batman and Robin, the dynamic duo, to help the blind hero rescue his nurse!

Doctor Mid-Nite: Times Past, 1972: The Return of Walking Sun

by HarveyKent
published August 27, 2000

The building of a new dam incurs the wrath of a vengeful Native American spirit! Can Doctor Mid-Nite save the day against a powerful supernatural foe, or is this foe something else entirely?

Doctor Mid-Nite: Times Past, 1976: Spicy Detective Stories

by HarveyKent
published October 12, 2000

Dr. Charles McNider is guest of honor at a convention of pulp magazine collectors! He gets a warm reception, at least until the Icicle shows up! But even as Doctor Mid-Nite foils the plans of this freeze-ray-wielding villain, will he hear a twist to the story worthy of the pulps themselves?

Doctor Mid-Nite: Times Past, 1981: What’s My Motivation?

by HarveyKent
published June 18, 2003

Dr. Charles McNider is saddled with a method actor shadowing him as he goes on his rounds at Stanasch Hospital. As if that isn’t bad enough, the Injustice Society of the World just happens to choose that moment to attack in order to free the Icicle! Since Dr. McNider is unable to escape to become Doctor Mid-Nite himself, he finds another way to solve that little problem!

The Sandman: Times Past, 1985: A Higher Power

An Easter Sunday story

by Immortalwildcat
published April 5, 2003

Wesley Dodds (the Sandman) has been an atheist his entire life. Will the simple faith of a small child change his mind?

Late 1985 to 1986

Doctor Mid-Nite: Nite Fall

by Libbylawrence
published April 19, 2000

The upcoming wedding of Dr. Charles McNider and Myra Mason Martin sets off two separate revenge schemes by old enemies at the same time, threatening his new family. While Doctor Mid-Nite can stop one of them, how can he stop the other? To make matters worse, he learns that fatal attractions happen in real life, not just the movies, when an obsessed female colleague becomes the Niteshade and wants to love him or kill him! Guest starring Hourman and the JSA!

The Sandman: Season of Mists

by GDL 629 19136
published April 24, 2000

Time has not been kind to the elderly Wesley Dodds, alias the Sandman. But as he prepares to pass on his role to his still-youthful protégé, Sandy Hawkins, an old villain returns with a plan of revenge, threatening all that Wesley holds dear. But even he is a pawn of a much worse evil. Has time run out for the Sandman, or can a new season of mists begin?

Hourman: Daytime Drama

by Libbylawrence
published December 12, 2001

Hourman’s happy home is threatened when his wife, an actress in a popular soap opera, appears to be behind recent murder attempts against a younger actress! Could Wendi Harris really be a killer, or is this an elaborate frame-up?

The Sandman: Crimson Tide

by GDL 629 19136
published October 24, 2000

As the Sandman resumes his crime-fighting career, a new menace lurks in the sewers below New York City. The Monk and Dala, legendary vampires who once fought the Batman, have returned with a plan to turn the city into a haven for vampires. But while Wesley Dodds focuses on defeating the Monk, his lifelong love Dian Belmont is kidnapped. Can he stop the crimson tide threatening New York City and save Dian before it’s too late? Guest starring the Justice Society of America!

The Sandman: Asgardians Anonymous

Part 2 of JSA: A Thunder God Among Us

by GDL 629 19136 and Doc Quantum
published November 15, 2001

The Sandman finds himself babysitting an alcoholic god of thunder when Thor arrives on his doorstep, sent by his father Odin to sober up. But with Loki the Trickster on the loose, it proves more difficult than expected to keep Thor away from booze.

Doctor Mid-Nite: Mid-Nite Thunder

Part 4 of JSA: A Thunder God Among Us

by Libbylawrence
published January 4, 2002

Doctor Mid-Nite has his hands full holding back an angry thunder god when Thor battles a blond, hammer-wielding young man presumptuous enough to call himself the Mighty Thor! But it’s Dr. Charles McNider who teaches Thor his most valuable lesson.


Hourman: Ralphie

by Starsky Hutch 76
published February 12, 2002

When Rick Tyler and Beth Chapel — alias Surge and Midnight of Infinity Inc. — find themselves in an unexpected predicament, they would tell you their situation is complicated. But to Hourman’s oldest son Ralphie Tyler, who still sees the world through the eyes of a child, the solution is fairly simple.

Doctor Mid-Nite: Scenes of the Crime

by Immortalwildcat
published May 11, 2006

While visiting Chicago, Dr. Charles McNider is on hand as a murder mystery unfolds at a hotel. Now Doctor Mid-Nite, with the help of a young bellboy, must solve this mystery before they become victims themselves! But even Mid-Nite, with his many years of experience, may still have something to learn from the example of this young man.


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?