Independent Heroes of Earth-4 DC Comics FanFiction: L.A.W., The Paragons, Solar Legion, Green Mask, The Joker, Wild Dog, Michael Mauser, Redstar, Louie Lue

The Green Mask: The Five Earths Project
Solar Legion: The Five Earths Project
The Paragons: The Five Earths Project
L.A.W.: The Five Earths Project
The Union: The Five Earths Project
Michael Mauser, Private Eye: The Five Earths Project
Louie Lue, Occult Detective: The Five Earths Project

1930s

1940s

The Green Mask: Times Past, 1940: The Harried Hoodlums

by Edward Young, story from The Green Mask #1 (Summer, 1940)
published June 4, 2009

The crime-lord called the Wizard publicly challenges the modern Robin Hood known as the Green Mask. But when the members of his gang begin to disappear, one by one, will he live to regret it?

Action-Hero Team-Up: Blue Beetle and Green Mask: Times Past, 1940: Anno Domino

by Bradley Cobb
published March 9, 2001

The Blue Beetle and the Green Mask battle a hypnotist’s criminal machinations, but can even they withstand Zoltar the Magnificent’s mesmerizing glare? And can Domino the Miracle Boy accomplish what both his hero and his mentor could not?

1950s

1960s

Secret Origins: Times Past, 1965: Redstar Rising

by Starsky Hutch 76
published August 8, 2000

Igor Kriss was the Soviet Union’s greatest cosmonaut — that is, until the day he embarrassed the Motherland! But when a KGB spymaster offers him the chance to gain great power and become a hero through a risky experiment, will it be the beginning of a new career or a one-way ticket to the grave?

1985 (July to December)

Michael Mauser, Private Eye: War and Peacemaker

by CSyphrett
published September 26, 2000

Life is never easy if your name is Michael Mauser. How does a simple larceny investigation become a fight to the death with the Mars Council? And when Mauser, New York’s dirtiest P.I., is served up as bait to capture the Weapon — the world’s deadliest hitman — will the Peacemaker, serving as his bodyguard, show up in time to keep Mauser from meeting his final reward? The action culminates in a toe-to-toe fight in the sewers of New York.

L.A.W.: Living Assault Weapons

by CSyphrett, with Doc Quantum
published February 17, 2001

Hank Hennessy has just been recruited by Sarge Steel and Tiffany Sinn to lead a new team of superhuman agents connected to the Checkmate division of CHESS, a secret agency. But will he be able to keep from exacting revenge on the man responsible for the destruction of the Fightin’ Five, the team he formerly led? Featuring the Red Knight (former Checkmate agent and expert martial artist), John “Specs” Anders (a telepath and former member of the Tyro Team), Syntac (a super-android), the new Puppeteer (grandson of the 1940s mystery-man by that name), and Destiny Fox (a Native American with the power of a river god) as the first LAW team.

L.A.W.: Origins of Law

by CSyphrett and Doc Quantum
published June 27, 2001

While their leader is out of town, the LAW team begins discussing how each of them began their career and was recruited as a super-agent. But when Emil Forsa, the nuclear menace known as Major Force, goes in search of a cure for the radiation poisoning that is slowly killing him and LAW attempts to capture him, has the team bitten off more than it can chew?

The Green Mask: The Vita-Ray Rush

by Bradley Cobb and Doc Quantum
published January 18, 2001

When an old friend contacts him in need of help, private eye Michael Shelby visits the small city of Foxville, intending to solve a police corruption case before resuming his old identity of the Green Mask. But will this mean the beginning of a new rise to fame or the start of a long jail term?

The Paragons: Deus Ex Astra, Book 1: Visitations

by Doc Quantum, CSyphrett, Libbylawrence and Bradley Cobb
published March 6, 2002

The Crisis on Infinite Earths is over, but a new crisis of mythological proportions has begun all across Europe. Has a new heroic age struck the continent? The strange and powerful alien being known as the Super-Wizard believes it has, and he begins watching as a new breed of European action-heroes debut, taking steps to nudge a few in the right direction. Who is the mysterious Black Lion of Scotland, and what demons drive him on to act as a vigilante? Will Dr. Lorenzo Puzzini’s desire to continue his uncle’s heroic legacy as the new Dart of Italy make up for his father’s crimes as the villainous Barbarik? How will Lucille Michaud, the French heroine known as Psyché, escape from her mysterious captor? Has Jack Bicci, the former Sinistro, Boy Fiend, finally turned on his old ways and embraced the heroic destiny others predicted for him long ago? Will the power granted to Rafael Guerra make him the new hero Stardust of Spain? Will the Kenyan-born Austrian teenager Madeleine Fehr inherit the powers of her grandmother, Marga the Panther Woman, to become Panthera? Will the Swedish artist and new father Alvar Sundin be able to embrace the idea of becoming the new vessel for Thor, God of Thunder? Will Jock Gruffud make it through the night as he battles numerous mythical baddies throughout Wales and the West Midlands as the strongman wizard hero Jock o’ Kent? And what will finally bring all these new heroes together as the Paragons?

The Paragons: Deus Ex Astra, Book 2: World Tree

by Doc Quantum, Libbylawrence, Joe Kinski and CSyphrett
published August 12, 2002

Mythological menaces continue to rage all across Europe, and no one has any idea why! As the Son of Vulcan, Earth-Four’s monitor, takes a closer look at the situation, he begins to see a pattern forming. Could Stardust the Super-Wizard have something to do with all the new European action-heroes? And even as the Son of Vulcan assembles a new group of young champions, will they be enough to battle a foe who is capable of altering reality itself? Meanwhile, Jack Sinistro Bicci is investigating the situation from the ground alongside the former Wonder Boy, bringing them to a fateful meeting in Paris with a new crime-fighter who is dealing with problems of his own! Guest starring Redstar, Zaza the Mystic, and Baron Weirwulf, and introducing Wundergirl, the Grey Ghost, and Europe’s new team of action-heroes — the Paragons!

1986

Premiere: Wild Dog: Running Wild

by CSyphrett
published May 14, 2001

Auto mechanic Jack Wheeler is the masked vigilante called Wild Dog. While investigating a Mob gathering in the Quad Cities, he finds himself narrowly escaping a death trap instead. When the M.O. turns out to be that of a professional hitman named Wormwood who is currently still in prison, the mystery leads to a woman who seems to be following in the killer’s footsteps. However, when she uses Police Lieutenant Andy Travis — Wild Dog’s best friend — as bait, the vigilante decides to take a bite out of crime.

Louie Lue, Occult Detective: Death Written in Hanzi

by CSyphrett
published March 21, 2002

As museum curator Jackie Lue arrives in Honolulu from Hong Kong for his first vacation in years, he expects to have a nice, quiet vacation visiting his grandfather. But when that grandfather is the famous occult detective Louie Lue, can there be any relaxation involved? Unfortunately for the young martial arts master and his mystically endowed grandfather, the Tiger Demon cult has other plans for him!

Premiere: Chi Lin: Fire and Ashes

by Drivtaan
published April 21, 2004

Officers of the Chinese Army arrive at the doorstep of a poor family and take their young daughter away. But Chi Lin is no ordinary 10-year-old girl. As a mutant with powerful telepathic abilities, she is highly prized by the Chinese government’s fledgling action-hero program. And when Chi Lin is sent to track down a new target for that program, a young man who apparently has power of his own, she runs across something that no one had expected to find. Also introducing the hero known as the Celestial Lion.

Premiere: The Joker: Madmen and an Annoyed Woman

by Libbylawrence
published April 6, 2005

Rei Suzaki is an ordinary young woman who is bored by her job as a librarian. But after the death of her beloved grandfather, she discovers that he was more than just a small shop repairman — he was, in fact, the tech supplier to super-villains everywhere! Using an assortment of gizmos, she begins a career as the crime-fighting Joker to make up for her grandfather’s misdeeds. But when the Blue Beetle’s old foes the Madmen seek to recover one of the devices her grandfather was commissioned to build for them, the Joker may have her hands full trying to stop them.

Premiere: Pariah: All Access

by CSyphrett, with Doc Quantum
published March 6, 2002

Is Pariah truly cursed to live forever apart from humanity as he has always believed, or can the powers he’s hated for so long finally become a blessing? Only the Mysterious Traveler knows for certain. Guest starring the Five Monitors, the Paragons, and Stardust the Super-Wizard, and introducing Access!

The Union: Camelot: In Search of the Truth

by Philip-Todd Franklin
published July 22, 2005

For years former Prime Minister Roger Knight has been on a quest to seek out the truth behind the legend of King Arthur and Camelot, only to receive scorn for his efforts. But when a great darkness overcomes England and imposes the rule of the sorceress Morgana le Fay, could Roger end up holding the key to saving the United Kingdom? Join the Union, the U.K.’s premiere team of action-heroes, as they battle the dark queen and her evil sons alongside modern-day knights to save England from a fate worse than death! Introducing the White Knight, the Shining Knight, and the Pendragons!

1987

1988

Future Tales

Solar Legion: Bright Future

by Libbylawrence, with Doc Quantum
published August 12, 2005

What brings together five super-powered teenagers in the far-flung future of the 31st century to form a new Solar Legion? It’s the dream of uniting all civilized worlds together under the banner of the Commonwealth of Federated Planets — and it’s a bright future with a Solar Legion to act as champions of heroic ideals. But can this fledgling team figure out who’s trying to kill their sponsor, J.J. Kord, before the dream is dead? Introducing Silver Lass, Magno, Live Wire, Triad, and Scarab!

Timeless

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves: The Storms

by Drivtaan
published October 28, 2008

This tale from Dr. M.T. Graves will remind you that it isn’t always just the dark, stormy nights that you have to fear.

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves: A Halloween Warning

by Drivtaan
published October 31, 2011

Words of warning from Dr. M.T. Graves to you. Will you listen to him and heed his words this Halloween, or will you dismiss them at your peril?