Independent Heroes of Earth-X DC Comics FanFiction: Blackhawk, Blackhawks, Unknown Soldier, Jester, Marksman, Blue Tracer, Weird War Tales

Blackhawk of Earth-X: The Five Earths Project
The Jester of Earth-X: The Five Earths Project
The Marksman: The Five Earths Project
Zero, Ghost Detective: The Five Earths Project
The Unknown Soldier of Earth-X: The Five Earths Project

1940s

Ace of Space: Times Past, 1944: Prelude to a Storm

by Drivtaan
published June 29, 2009

After Ace Egan encounters an alien who gives him an opportunity to be a hero, he uses a powerful belt to become the nine-foot-tall Ace of Space. But when Ace takes a mission as a special agent of the U.S. Army Air Corps behind enemy lines, has the giant hero finally met his match? And what horrors might be unleashed when the secret of his mighty powers falls into the hands of the Nazis?

Ace of Space: Times Past, 1944: Ace Egan, P.O.W.

by Drivtaan
published March 22, 2010

Captured by the Nazis, Lieutenant Frank “Ace” Egan is sent to Germany’s toughest stalag. When the Allied prisoners led by Colonel Hogan discover that the newest man in the barracks is really the Ace of Space, Hogan’s heroes come up with a plan to break him out of Stalag 13, even if it means shutting down their secret espionage operation. But when the mysterious double agent known as Doppelgänger becomes involved, will he or she turn out to be help or a hindrance?

Feature: Bill the Magnificent: Times Past, 1944: Santa Got Pickled

A Quality Laffs story

by Drivtaan
published December 25, 2013

That crackpot scientist Professor Twerp is back with another weird experiment, but this time he’s endangering Santa Claus himself! Can Bill the Magnificent act fast enough to save the Christmas of 1944?

1950s

The Unknown Soldier: Times Past, 1953: Death at the Inn of the Red Swan

by Blackwolf247, with Doc Quantum
published January 28, 2007

A version of the Korean War in an alternate timeline in which the Nazis and Imperial Japanese remain undefeated is the backdrop of this exciting spy story. The Unknown Soldier is sent to Korea to either retrieve or kill a scientist who is a supposed traitor before he can supply the Japanese with a powerful mind-control technique. But before he can do so, he has to grapple with a new King Cobra and two other special agents of the Axis. Just another day in the life of the Unknown Soldier! Featuring a short history of the Blackhawks — all three groups by that name!

Late 1985 to 1986

Blackhawk: The Cry of the Hawk

by Doc Quantum
published June 1, 2000

A sneak attack on the California coast and an escape to Washington, D.C., is a prelude to the formation of a new team of Blackhawks, led by Will Hawk, son of the original Blackhawk. Introducing Zinda Blake, Jimmy Chan, Elsa Hendrickson, Reed Grover-Baines, and Dmitri Pushkin, the new Blackhawks! Guest starring President Donald Daniel Richards (the former Manhunter) and Vice President Chuck Wilson (member of the original Blackhawks)!

The Jester: Practical Jokes

by CSyphrett
published January 4, 2001

Wilhelm Shultz, a German Army corporal in Occupied England, has just lost everything. But who is more responsible: his commanding officer or a strange figure with a smiling yellow face called the Jester?

Feature: The Blue Tracer: Blue Traces

by CSyphrett
published February 24, 2001

Billy Dunn and Bomber Jones take the newest Allied weapon, the new Blue Tracer, on an inaugural mission behind enemy lines in Occupied California. But as they encounter the Imperial Japanese Army in battle, will their first mission be their last?

The Jester: Laughter in the Dark

by CSyphrett
published July 17, 2001

Can Wilhelm Schultz (alias 711), stop the Jester from destroying London before the Nazi version of the Ray kills him?

The Marksman: Unusual Suspects

by Doc Quantum, adapted from The Usual Suspects, screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie
published November 15, 2001

In Hamburg, Germany, five criminals who specialize in heists and hijackings are placed in one police lineup: a former Gestapo and Hamburg policeman named Wolfgang Hurtz, a top-notch entry man and sniper named Red McGraw, a transvestite con man named Dickie Stanton, an explosives expert named Denny Dyce, and a crippled Czech named Alexander “Mouthpiece” Koda. Making the most of this meeting, the five decide to team up for a few more jobs together. But as they soon begin to realize, their placement in the lineup was no coincidence, and they’re being manipulated every step of the way. Who is this mysterious figure pulling all the strings known as Baron Povalsky, alias the Marksman, and just whose side is he on?

Zero, Ghost Detective: The Chosen

by Libbylawrence
published March 1, 2002

Investigating strange vampire-linked deaths in the town of Springdale, has ghost detective Dr. Drusilla Zero come up against more than she bargained for when she meets Steffie Jennings? In every generation there is the chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer.

Weird War Tales: The Monsters Within

by CSyphrett
published June 17, 2002

With the war against the Fourth Reich going badly, the Allies need any advantage they can get. And they got it when Quicksilver defeated the powerful Manhunter of the SS Ubermenschen. After discovering that the Manhunter’s amazing DNA can grant undreamt-of powers to their own soldiers, the Allies created Project M. But rather than create super-soldiers, will the Manhunter’s DNA create monsters? And will those monsters be formidable enough to stop him when the Manhunter breaks loose?

Weird War Tales: Retribution

by Drivtaan
published August 10, 2005

With the Nazis again in control of Europe, they begin plans to set up the concentration camp system once more. Learning of these plans, a Jewish rabbi who survived the original Holocaust enacts his own plan to stop Hitler’s Final Solution. But will the golem calling itself Retribution be a new hero or an unbridled monster?

  • Feature: The Clock Strikes (Abdul the Arab, Billy Dunn, Blackhawks, Destiny, Jester, Lady Blackhawk, Marksman, Samar of the Jungle, Spirit, Stormy Foster, USA the Spirit of Old Glory, and Yankee Eagle guest star)

Feature: Hi-Jack: Saving Grace

by Philip-Todd Franklin
published November 14, 2003

Hi-Jack, former member of the Royal Flush Gang and the Secret Society of Super-Villains on Earth-One, finds himself on the wartorn world of Earth-X with no idea how to get home. And when he is mistaken for a wealthy California senator during the liberation of Occupied California, things take a strange turn. Can the threat against the family of his parallel universe double turn a hardened criminal into a hero?

Smash Team-Up: We Will Fight Our Countries’ Battles

by CSyphrett
published August 6, 2002

As the last of the Imperial Japanese Occupation forces are routed from mainland California, Quicksilver and the Creature Commandos find themselves fighting a new threat: the Divine Wind, Imperial Japan’s answer to the Freedom Fighters. But even they may pale in comparison to the threat that is looming on the horizon for the entire world: the so-called Manhunter from Mars has been cloned, and the first of these clones has plans of his own for his faux Martian army. But can even the combined forces of the Freedom Fighters, the SS Ubermenschen, and the Creature Commandos defeat the Martians? Guest starring the Jester, Margo the Magician, and the Blue Tracer!

Freedom Force: The Price of Freedom

by Philip-Todd Franklin
published September 6, 2004

A young man named Hiroshi Tain struggles to understand how he has become an agent of Old Glory! More importantly, how can this Japanese-American become a member of Rick Flagg’s Freedom Force, when the old soldier already hates his guts? Meanwhile, as Hi-Jack continues to search out the Earth-X counterparts of his old allies, Amos Fortune and the Royal Flush Gang of Earth-One, has he inadvertently made an enemy who seeks his death? And what murderous dark force is destroying the Imperial Japanese fleet, one sailor at a time? Guest starring Plastic Man and Max Mercury, the former Quicksilver!

Feature: Mary Merlin and the Isles of Avalon

by Philip-Todd Franklin
published September 14, 2004

On the mystical isles of Avalon, young Mary Merlin has lived a life of relative peace on the Isles of Avalon, learning from the greatest wizard of them all, Merlin the magician. But when a great threat arises on her homeworld of Earth-X, the young magician-at-large must leave her safe haven and confront the rise of evil!

Future Tales

Feature: Future Tales, 2992: Barker’s Journal

by Drivtaan
published December 10, 2012

In a distant future ravaged by invasions and wars, where the true spirit of Christmas has been forgotten, a thousand-year-old heroine tells the battle-grizzled Barker the significance of Christmas.