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Whiz: Palette: 1960: Murder in the Evening

by Dan Swanson
Whiz: The Five Earths Project
When artist Alex Silverstone attends a play with her policewoman friend Donna Sparks, they expect nothing but a wonderful evening out! What they didn’t expect was to become witnesses to an actual murder! Can Palette use her power of visual projection to solve the crime before the killer gets away?

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The Justice Machine: A Day in the Life

by Dan Swanson
The Justice Machine: The Five Earths Multiverse
When a spidermonk gains super-powers and goes on a rampage, the Justice Machine is called in to stop the tiny terror! Meanwhile, a terrorist strikes at the very heart of the government itself, pitting another group of Justice Machine members against dangerous foes! Just another day in the life for the Justice Machine!

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Earth-Two Elseworlds: The Spectre and the Demon: Gamemasters

by Dan Swanson and Christine Nightstar
Earth-Two Elseworlds: Five Earths Multiverse
As the U.S. Presidential race continues, several of the players been moved about like pieces on a grand chess board. But what happens when two of the most powerful spirits — the Spectre and the Demon Etrigan — discover that they are among those who have been manipulated? Guest starring the ghost of the Batman!

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Secret Origins: Palette: 1959: Murder in the Morning

by Dan Swanson
Secret Origins of Earth-S: The Five Earths Project
When artist Alex Silverstone witnesses a murder in San Francisco’s Chinatown, she wishes for the life of her that she could remember the killer’s face. But when a newfound power to create projections manifests, allowing her to replay the images from her memory, it’s too strange to describe to the police. Will she have to take matters into her own hands as the new heroine known as Palette to capture the killer?

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All-Star: 1969: Aquarius Redux

by Dan Swanson, partially adapted from Justice League of America #73-74 by Dennis O’Neil and Dick Dillin
All-Star of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
After the Earth disappears, a handful of strange visitors from other planets — Kell Orr of Xenon and his twin son and daughter Larre and Kelle, Tharka the Superwoman, and Regor of Uuz — each independently investigate Earth’s disappearance. Yet are they prepared for the cause of Earth’s disappearance, the living star called Aquarius? Having just battled both the JSA and the JLA, Aquarius managed to trick the heroes into believing he was destroyed, when he actually fled into space with Starman’s cosmic rod. But Starman and Green Lantern guess the eons-old villain’s deception and track him into deep space. When the heroes of Earth rendezvous with the super-stars of space, will even their combined powers be enough to stop Aquarius?

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Superman: 1952: The Second Superman

by Dan Swanson, adapted from Superman #119 by Edmund Hamilton and Wayne Boring
Superman of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
The planet Krypton, that planet of Superman’s birth, perished years ago in a catastrophe. But now, in the vast realms of the universe, there looms up a world that is a near-exact double of perished Krypton. Given a rare opportunity to learn about the Krypton-like planet Xenon, he switches places with his twin from Xenon. But while the young Xenonian Kell Orr plays the part of Superman on Earth, Superman soon discovers the terrible truth that the world of Xenon is doomed, presenting him with the greatest challenge of his life. Can the Man of Steel tamper with mysterious cosmic forces and save the world that was Krypton’s twin before it’s too late?

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Showcase: Tharka the Superwoman: 1969: Invaders from Earth

by Dan Swanson
Showcase of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
Original film footage from Tharka the Superwoman’s famous trip to Earth from her home planet of Zor years earlier was stolen — but why? Tharka learns the reason two years later, when her arch-nemesis Doctor Computeer declares herself Empress of Zor and forces Tharka to battle two super-powered foes from Earth — Captain Challenge and Muscleman! Can Tharka outwit her enemy and save her world before it’s too late?

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Showcase: Regor of Uuz: 1969: The Menace of Bantor

by Dan Swanson, partially adapted from Superman #57, by Edmond Hamilton and Wayne Boring
Showcase of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
When giant robots from another world come to the planet Uuz for the rare and valuable mineral potassium, the only one standing in their way is the great hero, Regor. But as it becomes all too evident, this is a ruse concocted by Bantor, who holds the hero’s friends hostage. Can Regor put a stop to his arch-enemy’s plans without letting his friends get hurt in the process?

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Zing the Queen of Quick: 1961: Midwestern Odyssey

by Dan Swanson
Zing the Queen of Quick: The Five Earths Project
Zing the Queen of Quick has decided to leave Chicago and go somewhere there aren’t any super-heroes. But it’s not as simple as she thought it would be. As she makes her way through the Midwest toward Las Vegas, Aleny Huong takes a slight detour to a town in the Rocky Mountains, where she meets a handsome mechanic named Wayland Steele, and she is smitten. But when Zing the Queen of Quick attempts a few local robberies under a new super-villain identity, she has no idea that the town has a super-hero of its own! What will she do when she discovers this mystery-man’s true identity? Introducing the awesome Night Sentry!

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Mary Marvel and Atom Blake: Magic and Demons and Ghouls, Oh My!

by Dan Swanson, with Doc Quantum
America's Greatest: The Five Earths Project
As the last student left behind on Halloween at the Grimoire Academy of Applied Knowledge, Atom Blake the Boy Wizard is expecting nothing but the peace and quiet he needs to complete an overdue assignment. But when the demons Blaze and Satanus suddenly invade the island in search of a prize, Atom must call in some help in the form of Mary Marvel and the Lieutenant Mary Marvels, the world’s mightiest girls!

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Zing the Queen of Quick: 1961: Go West, Young Woman

by Dan Swanson
Zing the Queen of Quick: The Five Earths Project
Zing the Queen of Quick is hired to steal a very rare and powerful object by a mysterious employer in exchange for two million dollars! But this super-villainess with super-speed powers soon discovers that getting rich quick carries its own set of problems! Guest starring Captain Midnight, Tom Atomic, and Colonel Tony Spinelli, commander of the Chicago Police Super-Villain Apprehension Team!

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Secret Origins: Miss Music: 1959: Muskrat Creek Confidential

by Dan Swanson
Secret Origins of Earth-S: The Five Earths Project
Tammi Paige, gymnastics star of Muskrat Creek, Wisconsin, is preparing for a big show to entertain the whole town! But not everyone is happy about it. When a girl rival and a spurned boyfriend plot revenge, will Tammi end up humiliated before everyone, or will this be the start of Miss Music’s heroic career?

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Super Squad: 1962: Super Sisters of the Caribbean

by Dan Swanson
Super Squad: The Five Earths Project
The women of the Super Squad take a girls only vacation in the Caribbean, where they expect nothing but rest and relaxation. Instead, the Super Sisters experience another kind of vacation when they encounter the ghost of a long-dead pirate named Anamaria Saldana, and fight against the fearsome Gr’bash, the goddess of watery doom!

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Super Squad: 1961: Origin of the Super Squad

by Dan Swanson, with Immortalwildcat and Drivtaan
Super Squad: The Five Earths Project
An alien invasion strikes America, terrifying entire cities with an onslaught of robots! But why are they targeting only those cities protected by super-heroes? Watch as a group of heroes save the world by joining together as the greatest super-team of the 1960s — the Super Squad! Featuring Master Man, Shiva, Kali, Red Rocket, Tom Atomic, Lady Victory, Quadrechaun, Palette, and Miss Music, and introducing Oxide and Majique!

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Vic Valor and Strobe: The Jungles of Juneo

by Dan Swanson
The Brave and the Bold of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
Vic Valor, alias the Lord of Order named Marnu, is unable to regain his lost power because of an ancient curse set upon him by the Lords of Chaos 100,000 years ago! His only hope is to find and destroy the Lens of Allouche, currently in the possession of Wotan! Vic Valor’s ally in this quest is Jim Chisholm, alias Strobe, who seeks vengeance for Wotan’s destroying his life! But as the two super-heroes set out for space in a spaceship to track down this Lord of Chaos, Wotan makes plans of his own! Thus, when their ship the Tiak Avenger crash-lands on the world of Juneo during a shakedown cruise, Vic Valor and Strobe find themselves in a battle against the voracious, world-spanning jungle that threatens that world! Guest starring Doctor Fate, and introducing Power Boy!

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