DC Universe: The Race

DC Universe: The Race: The Five Earths Project

DC Universe

The Race

by Christine Nightstar, CSyphrett, Dan Swanson, Doc Quantum, Farmer Sackett, Immortalwildcat, PaladinLgt, Starsky Hutch 76, and Vendikarr DeWuff

Jay Garrick, alias the Flash, is approached to run for the highest office in the land, little realizing the full extent of how dirty politics really is! Join the Flash in what may be the greatest — and most dangerous — race of his career! Guest starring the Justice Society of America and the heroes and villains of Earth-Two!


DC Universe: The Race, Book 1: Candidacy

by Vendikarr DeWuff, Starsky Hutch 76, PaladinLgt, Immortalwildcat, Doc Quantum and CSyphrett
published April 24, 2001

With parts of America still recovering from the damage wrought by the Crisis on Infinite Earths a year ago, there are some who feel the U.S. Government hasn’t done enough. A new political party is born, hoping to help solve these problems, and they have the perfect candidate in mind for the next Presidential election — Jay Garrick, the Flash. What will happen when the fastest man alive runs for the highest office in the land? Guest starring the Justice Society of America and several other guest stars!

Wildcat: The Chase

The Race crossover

by Immortalwildcat
published May 28, 2002

When Wildcat sets out to discover the reason for Cameron Chase’s dislike of masked heroes, he discovers her link to an obscure San Francisco team called the Justice Experience, whose members were murdered by a super-villain nearly twenty years ago. He also discovers that her life is in deadly danger and calls in a little help to save her. Guest starring the Flash and the new Catwoman!

DC Universe: The Race, Book 2: Parasite

by Immortalwildcat, Vendikarr DeWuff and Starsky Hutch 76
published August 8, 2002

Jay Garrick, the Flash, is running for President of the United States, but not everyone is happy about it. If a super-hero can run for President, why not a super-villain? That’s what the Ultra-Humanite figures when he throws his own candidate into the ring. And what will his partner Alexis Luthor do when she finds out the Ultra-Humanite’s dark secret? Meanwhile, the Justice Society of America gains two new members, and Jay begins to feel the pressure of politics.

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: 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!

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.

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!

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 with a bang! 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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