Owlman: My Beginning, and My Probable End
by Libbylawrence, with Doc Quantum
Owlman and Raven try to learn who is behind the string of minor new heroes that have been plaguing them for months now! But as the answers lead to new challenges, they also dredge up old memories! Exactly why did Dr. Thomas Wayne, Gotham City’s most renowned physician and philanthropist, turn to a life of crime? And is Owlman still capable of choosing a different path? Introducing the Red Hood, Red Raven, and La Mano Aperta, the Open Hand!
Owlman: My Beginning, and My Probable End, Epilogue: Protector
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list “I’m reviewing the situation; Can a fellow be a villain all his life? All the trials and tribulations! Better settle down and get myself a wife.” — Fagin, Oliver! The plane eventually reached a rather palatial compound deep in the snowy Himalayas, where the passengers disembarked. They were greeted . . .Earth-3 on .
Owlman: My Beginning, and My Probable End, Chapter 3: La Mano Aperta
by Libbylawrence, with Doc Quantum Return to chapter list “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” — An old proverb Julian Falstaff’s breath came in rasping gasps as he raced down a narrow passageway beneath his skyscraper. The fat man had managed to escape via a secret express elevator that led . . .Earth-3 on .
Owlman: My Beginning, and My Probable End, Chapter 2: The Owl That Shriek’d
by Libbylawrence and Doc Quantum Return to chapter list “It was the owl that shriek’d, the fatal bellman, Which gives the stern’st good-night.” — William Shakespeare, Macbeth The next morning, Dr. Thomas Wayne looked over to a now-sleeping Helena Pennyworth and vowed to suppress his worries. He had a new foe to face, and he . . .Earth-3 on .
Owlman: My Beginning, and My Probable End, Chapter 1: The Crime Doctor
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list “When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.” — Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Speckled Band October, 1987: It was a quiet night at Gotham City’s McGuire Brothers Shipping Company. The security guard walked his customary patrol, . . .Earth-3 on .
DC Universe: Enter the Defender
Earth-Three’s future is ruled by the Legion of Ultra-Villains, but for the first time a hero might just challenge them! And it will take a voyage through time and to a parallel universe to transform Urthlo 5, the last descendant of Alexander Luthor, into the Defender! Guest starring the Faultless Five, the Crime Syndicate of America, and the Adult Legion of Super-Heroes!
DC Universe: Enter the Defender, Chapter 4: The Brain-Globes of Rambat
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Urthlo 5 and Computo found themselves looking up at an impressive complex that stretched across a city block. Metropolis was beautiful, and while it resembled the futuristic city Urthlo lived in, he also felt that this Metropolis of an alternate future timeline was a happier place. “No doubt the . . .Earth-3 on .
DC Universe: Enter the Defender, Chapter 3: Versus the Crime Syndicate
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Urthlo 5, alias the Defender, recognized the sinister members of the infamous Crime Syndicate of America, but he was unprepared for the speed and savagery of their attack. He immediately realized that this was not a group given over to long discussions or elaborate battle plans. Power Ring was . . .Earth-3 on .
DC Universe: Enter the Defender, Chapter 2: The Faultless Five
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Computo led Urthlo 5 over to a display case that contained a red and blue suit of armor with a matching helmet. “This bio-suit was once used by your ancestor, Luthor,” he said as an electronic crackle led to the case sliding open. “It could be lined with fresh . . .Earth-3 on .
DC Universe: Enter the Defender, Chapter 1: The Legion of Ultra-Villains
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Fifteen years earlier — 2972: Amri Ardeen of Titan was a beautiful blonde fifteen-year-old girl with a chilly disposition. She was something of a human dichotomy, since she deliberately shunned contact with other people, but she also possessed the remarkable ability to read minds and thus instantly know other . . .Earth-3 on .
DC Universe: Enter the Defender, Prologue: Urthlo 5
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list 2987: The Science Museum was a popular attraction for the few sentient beings who regularly visited Earth each year. It was one of the most popular spots on the annual city tours operated by skilled hover-bus guides. As one discerning Venturian once put it, “It is not so much . . .Earth-3 on .
Crime Syndicate of America: Tyrants and Champions
With the heavy-hitters in the Crime Syndicate now trapped and effectively imprisoned in Suspendium on the moon, the remaining members decide to continue on with a lower profile after taking on a new member called the Silk Canary. But when the original Crime Syndicators return as crime-fighters, their former allies are left wondering what happened to them and what this mysterious Illumino has to do with it. Can Doctor Chaos free his allies from Illumino’s control with the help of the Dark Stranger? Meanwhile, on the planet Rann, the very much alive Alexander Luthor and Lady Shrike learn that they were kidnapped from the Earth by an alien scientist named Ranjar Ro to free the planet Rann from its tyrant — the Earthman Alec Strange. Will Luthor be able to free Rann from Strange’s control and return to Earth before Lady Shrike can betray him?
Crime Syndicate of America: Tyrants and Champions, Chapter 3: Are You a Champion?
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Back on Rann, Alexander Luthor, Lady Shrike, and Ranjar Ro labored endlessly to finish a weird device of Luthor’s creation. “This atmospheric manipulator will allow us to turn the tide and free Rann from the tyrant, if my calculations are correct,” Luthor said. Ranjar Ro chattered joyfully and said, . . .Earth-3 on .
Crime Syndicate of America: Tyrants and Champions, Chapter 2: Illumino
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list Meanwhile, back on Earth, the Monster Society of Good was celebrating its victory over the Crime Syndicate of America. Their brilliant leader, Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Atlanta, rubbed his hands together and chuckled warmly. “Heh-heh-heh! We have succeeded wonderfully!” he announced. “While Rubberneck, Microbe, and other members of the vile . . .Earth-3 on .
Crime Syndicate of America: Tyrants and Champions, Chapter 1: The Tyrant of Rann
by Libbylawrence Return to chapter list While the other criminals of the Crime Syndicate of America pondered the bowman’s words, Alexander Luthor himself was also engaged in deep thought. The brilliant scientist and hero was still very much alive, although he was a prisoner. He gazed out of a cell window, watching two moons in . . .Earth-3 on .