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All-Star Squadron: 1942: Funny-Paper Love

by Doc Quantum, adapted from Superman #19 by Jerry Siegel and John Sikela, and All-Star Squadron #64 by Roy Thomas and Wayne Boring
All-Star Squadron: The Five Earths Project
Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick are as surprised as anyone to learn that villains straight out of the comic-strips are attacking Metropolis en masse! But as they spend that day recruiting help from fellow team members of the All-Star Squadron, in between making plans for their impending nuptials, they find that Superman and Lois Lane already have the situation well in hand with a comic-strip team of their own!

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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: 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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Ace of Space: 1944: Prelude to a Storm

by Drivtaan, partially adapted from Ace of Space story in Feature Comics #38 by H. Weston Taylor and Harry Campbell
Ace of Space: The Five Earths Project
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?

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Mary Marvel: A League of Monsters

by Libbylawrence, partially adapted from Superman #276 by Elliot S! Maggin and Curt Swan
Mary Marvel: The Five Earths Project
Summoned by an old medicine man who reminds her of the old wizard Shazam himself, Mary Marvel travels to a parallel Earth decades ago in the past, where she fights to save the counterparts of the Marvel Family from the clutches of the nefarious Monster League of Evil! But even if she succeeds in saving the Thunder Family — Captain Thunder, Mary Thunder, and Captain Thunder Junior — can she possibly also save their world from being eventually erased from existence in the Crisis on Infinite Earths?

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The Sandman: 1939: Idle Hands

by HarveyKent, adapted from Adventure Comics #40 by Gardner Fox and Bert Christman
The Sandman of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
Ever since his return from abroad, Wesley Dodds has been struggling both with strange dreams and finding a purpose in life. Surely there’s more to life than being a wealthy layabout! So when an opportunity presents itself, he takes inspiration from a rather unlikely source! Was there another Sandman before he donned his gas mask, business suit, and opera cloak? Never before revealed, here are the facts behind Wesley Dodds’ first case as the Sandman!

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Secret Origins: The Huntress and the Sportsmaster: The Games People Play

by Martin Maenza, partially adapted from DC Super-Stars #10 by Bob Rozakis and Dick Dillin, and Batman Family #7 by Elliot S! Maggin and Curt Swan
Secret Origins of Earth-1: The Five Earths Project
The history and origin of crime’s infamous couple, the Huntress and the Sportsmaster, is finally revealed! But is there too much water under the bridge for the so-called Mr. and Mrs. Menace to continue their relationship? Dr. Harleen Quinzel is determined to find out! Guest starring Batgirl and Robin, and several other big-name super-heroes and super-villains!

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Kid Flash: Wally West in Crisis

by Hitman 44077, adapted and expanded from Crisis on Infinite Earths#9-12 by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
Kid Flash: The Five Earths Project
Insights into the final traumatic days of the Crisis as seen through the eyes of Kid Flash. (This story is an expansion of events by Marv Wolfman and George Perez in Crisis On Infinite Earths #9 through 12.)

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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
DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War: The Five Earths Project
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 Marvel Family, the Freedom Fighters, and the Sentinels of Justice!

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Black Canary and Starman: 1965: Wings and Stars

by JSAGL, with Martin Maenza, partially adapted from The Brave and the Bold #61 and #62 by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson
The Brave and the Bold of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
The team of Starman and Black Canary in the mid-1960s was a memorable one, but why was it so short-lived? As the second Black Canary recalls her mother’s adventures with the Starman of Earth-Two, she also remembers how close Dinah Drake Lance was with Ted Knight, and how their ill-advised affair shaped their lives for years to come.

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John Constantine, Hellblazer: The War of Darkness and Light

by Earth Elemental 99, Doc Quantum, JSAGL, and Martin Maenza, partially adapted from Swamp Thing #50 by Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, Rick Veitch, and John Totleben
John Constantine, Hellblazer: The Five Earths Project
John Constantine has spent months preparing the Swamp Thing for the war of darkness and light. But as he gathers a group of mystics at Baron Winters’ Georgetown Mansion, can even their combined power prevent the end of existence itself? Guest starring Doctor Occult of Earth-Two, Mento of the Doom Patrol, Sargon the Sorcerer, Zatanna the Magician, Zatara the Magician, and many others!

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Green Lantern: 1963: Through a Glass, Darkly, Book 1: Dark November

by Doc Quantum, partially adapted from All-Star Comics #48 by John Broome and Arthur Peddy
Green Lantern of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
As Green Lantern and Doctor Mid-Nite finish up the last leg of the Justice Society of America’s Round-the-World Tour to celebrate the JSA’s return after twelve years, they pay a visit to their old friend Edmund Blake in Australia! But when news of the presidential assassination reaches their ears, Alan Scott can’t help but blame himself for failing to be there to save JFK!

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Secret Origins: The Goon

by Doc Quantum, partially adapted from Starman #29 by James Robinson and Tony Harris, and Starman #46 by James Robinson and Gene Ha
Secret Origins of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
Jake Bennetti, nicknamed Bobo by the newspapers, was nothing more than a bank robber, a big thug with super-strength who fought a lot of super-heroes in the 1950s and ’60s. But when an opportunity comes by for Bobo to change his stripes, will he take it? Introducing the Goon!

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Infinity Inc: Ancient Prophecies and Malcontents

by JSAGL, partially adapted from Infinity Inc. #43-44, by Roy Thomas and Vince Argondezzi
Infinity Inc: The Five Earths Project
Hector Hall has gone missing, and Infinity Inc. goes off to search for him. But instead they stumble onto an ancient Egyptian prophecy about the Silver Scarab that is perpetrated by an old enemy of his parents, Hawkman and Hawkgirl. And only Northwind holds the key to Hector’s salvation! Meanwhile, what is the latest incarnation of the Injustice Society of the World up to? Guest starring the JSA Reserves and Doctor Fate, and introducing Surge and the new Starman!

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