Earth-X: Chronology

1940s

Smash Team-Up: Phantom Lady and Black Condor: Times Past, 1942: Lethal Legislation

by Libbylawrence
published June 27, 2000

Phantom Lady and Black Condor, two heroes based in Washington, D.C., battle a foe who seeks to influence American politics for his own benefit!

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

Secret Origins: The Books of Magic: Times Past, 1951: Founding Fathers

by CSyphrett, with Martin Maenza
published January 5, 2002

When five mystically based heroes from five different parallel Earths come together to stop a threat to each of their worlds, they little expect what may come from the adventure. Could a small piece of Hell, even properly controlled, make a good environment for a school of magic? Featuring Captain Marvel of Earth-S, Doctor Occult of Earth-Two, Doctor Mist of Earth-One, Margo the Magician of Earth-X, and Yarko the Great of Earth-Four!

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!

1960s

Midnight: Times Past, 1969: The Lunar Front

by John M. Burt
published September 2, 2002

By the year 1969, the entire world has fallen to the Third Reich. The last bastion of American freedom is a Lunar base called Camp Truman, led by Dave Clark, the former mystery-man called Midnight. But it’s only a matter of time before the Nazis drop an atomic bomb onto the base, killing all three hundred men, women, and children on the Moon. Could a group of visitors from the future offer hope and an alternative fate for this embattled Lunar colony?

1970s

Freedom Fighters: Times Past, 1976: Burning Vengeance

A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story

by Martin Maenza
published November 8, 2002

When a manhunt in New York City threatens to close the noose on the Freedom Fighters, the super-heroes from Earth-X decide to get out of town! But as the fugitive heroes head to Albany, they aren’t the only ones on the run, as the Flamesplasher Twins seek revenge on their childhood tormentor! See what happens when the two parties clash!

1980s

DC Universe: Times Past, 1984: Seeds

by Libbylawrence
published July 20, 2001

The combined forces of the Justice League of America, the Justice Society of America, and the Freedom Fighters — heroes from three different Earths — work together to save their planets from a dangerous force called the Cosmic Tree. But can even the combined forces of the JLA, the JSA, and the Freedom Fighters stop its spread into other dimensions? Enjoy this untold team-up tale of the greatest heroes of Earth-One, Earth-Two, and Earth-X!

1985 (July to December)

DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War

by Martin Maenza, adapted and expanded from Crisis on Infinite Earths #9-10 by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
published December 31, 2001

A Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

As the remaining Earths begin to merge together, Brainiac and Lex Luthor of Earth-One have a plan to take them all! With an army of super-villains gathered from all five Earths, they mount a carefully planned invasion of Earth-Four, Earth-S, and Earth-X, swiftly defeating those worlds’ heroes. An army of super-heroes from Earth-One and Earth-Two soon arrive to free the other three Earths, but with the numbers favoring the villains, can the heroes rally to beat the odds? Guest starring the Justice League of America, the Justice Society of America, the New Teen Titans, the Outsiders, Infinity Inc., the Doom Patrol, the Metal Men, the Marvel Family, the Freedom Fighters, and the Sentinels of Justice!

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)!

Feature: Young Allies: Choices

by Doc Quantum and Vibe 41005
published February 19, 2013

In a world at war, Crestwood Mall in St. Louis, Missouri, seems like the safest place to be, until a team of Nazi super-villains called Amerika’s Crusaders attacks at the heart of America! The only ones who can stop them are an impromptu team of six young super-heroes! Introducing Flare, Offspring, Spidergirl, the Raven, the Red Bee, and Brainchild — together known as the Young Allies!

Freedom Fighters: The Fight Continues

by Doc Quantum, with JSAGL, Starsky Hutch 76, wts7a, Rubberman41, and Libbylawrence
published March 9, 2001

After being stuck on Earth-2 when the universes separated after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Freedom Fighters just want to get back home to Earth-X, but are they prepared for the horrors that have transpired in their absence? Could the Nazis really have returned after a decade of peace? After Uncle Sam finds himself imprisoned by the Nazis, the Freedom Fighters risk their lives attempting to free him from Axis Europe. Meanwhile, the Ray looks for help from an old friend’s daughter at a spy school for girls. Will the Ray and his allies get there in time to help the team, or will the Nazi superhuman team, the SS Ubermenschen, dispose of them all? Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler is made miraculously young again by scientist Dr. Ulla Minerva, and Hitler’s frustrated heir Adam Hitler travels to consult his mentor Dr. Josef Mengele about his thwarted plans to take over the Fourth Reich. Also featuring the debut of Hourgirl, the new Yankee Eagle, and the Unknown Soldier.

1986

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?

Quicksilver: Flash of Lightning

by CSyphrett
published September 10, 2001

After being injured in a lab accident more than a year ago, chemist Richard Ito of Los Angeles, California, spent almost a year in a coma. When he awoke, his state was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army, and he possessed super-speed. Now all Richard wants to do is use his speed to avoid the Japanese forces in Occupied California and occasionally pester them. But will the imprisonment of his brother Patrick, a member of the California Resistance, force him to change his mind? Will he be forced to become the new Quicksilver after all?

Freedom Fighters: What If?

by JSAGL
published October 16, 2001

The Freedom Fighters investigate rumors of a powerful hero called the Guardian Angel who operated in the Kansas town of Smallville during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. If this so-called angel is who they think it is, it could change everything!

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?

Hourgirl: The Haunting of Hedley Heights

by Libbylawrence
published November 9, 2001

Just who or what is haunting the retirement community of an old friend of Hourgirl’s? Join the newest Freedom Fighter as she risks her life to find out the truth behind these ghosts, or die trying. Featuring the debut of Dr. Drusilla Zero, Ghost Detective.

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.

SS Ubermenschen: World at War

by CSyphrett
published March 14, 2002

With their leader the Manhunter still in Occupied California, the Red Torpedo now leads the SS Ubermenschen, Germany’s super-powered answer to the Freedom Fighters. But when this Nazi super-team relocates to England to capture the terrorist known as the Jester and the English Resistance fighter called 711, have they met their match? Meanwhile, will the Ray of the Freedom Fighters be able to infiltrate the group from within? And how will Quicksilver stop the powerful Manhunter from killing any more Americans in California? Also guest starring Billy Dunn and Bomber Jones of the Blue Tracer.

Quicksilver: The Fall of Los Angeles

by CSyphrett
published April 9, 2002

California has been occupied for several months by Imperial Japanese forces, but now the American armed forces have finally begun retaking that state. If Los Angeles can be reclaimed with the help of the new Quicksilver and the California Resistance, then the rest of the state will soon follow. But will the Japanese be ousted that easily?

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

by Christine Nightstar and Doc Quantum
published September 5, 2005

California has been occupied for a year since the invasion by Imperial Japan and their Nazi German advisors, and during that time the California Resistance has kept up the fight! Now a new hero arises to help liberate the Golden State while using the name of the first masked crime-fighter of all — the Clock! But who is Lester Colt, and what is his connection to the now-disbanded Freedom Fighters? And when a new Nazi super-agent begins killing old mystery-men, will the Clock’s final hour be struck? Guest starring Doll Man, USA the Spirit of Old Glory, Stormy Foster, Destiny, Lady Blackhawk, Uncle Sam, and many more!

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.