Return to Earth-1: 1985 chronology (July to December)
Ambush Bug: Let the Buggy Bizarro
by GDL 629 19136
published July 5, 2000
If you think being a Continuity Cop is easy, just watch as Jonni DC’s life is made a living hell when she goes toe-to-toe with the original continuity nightmare himself: Ambush Bug! Guest starring Superman (and a bunch of other characters that shouldn’t be in this story), and introducing a new generation of Bizarros — Bizarro No. 2, Bizarro-Ambush Bug, and Bizarro-Cheeks the Toy Wonder!
Superman: Kryptonite City
by Starsky Hutch 76, with Immortalwildcat
published October 16, 2000
It’s time to clean up Metropolis. But two of Superman’s deadliest enemies, Lex Luthor and Kobra, have designs on and plans of their own for the several tons of kryptonite that are being removed from its streets! With Ra’s al Ghul added into the mix, can Superman and his allies stop the plans to turn Metropolis into a Kryptonite City? Guest starring the Green Lantern Corps and Firestorm the Nuclear Man!
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps: Carsta Vager: The Ghost of Green Lantern 1101
published September 15, 2000
A planet is invaded by a small force, and Carsta Vager, the local member of the Green Lantern Corps, is killed in the opening moments of the fight! Who will protect his home planet now?
Justice League of America: A New Beginning
Part 2 of The JLA Returns
by Starsky Hutch 76 and JSAGL
published April 18, 2000
As the Justice League of America lays low for a while in order to figure out what Maxwell Lord’s game is, the Conglomerate gets a new member and leader, the World War II-era patriotic mystery-man known as General Glory! But the truth is that this supposedly All-American hero is none other than Lobo, the ruthless bounty hunter feared in three galaxies, and the JLA soon begins to see through the cracks! As the Conglomerate overtakes the JLA in popularity, can the world’s greatest super-heroes get it together before the transformed Despero reaches Earth? Guest starring Adam Strange!
Justice League of America: Pyre
Part 3 of The JLA Returns
by JSAGL, with Starsky Hutch 76
published June 26, 2000
Despero finally reaches Earth, but this is a Despero unlike any the Justice League of America has ever seen before, and even the combined power of the Conglomerate and the JLA may not be enough to stop Despero’s murderous rampage! Which one of our heroes will pay the ultimate price in the final showdown?
Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Strange Visitors
published March 14, 2000
When an Alien Alliance stages a worldwide invasion, Captain Comet must rally the troops to defend the Earth! With Australia surrounded by an energy cage, the United Kingdom completely missing, and alien troops invading all over the world, the Rehab Squad and their allies have their work cut out for them, especially when the Justice League is busy dealing with a threat of their own! Meanwhile, can a powerful old enemy of Supergirl turn over a new leaf as a heroine all on her own? And is anyone powerful enough to stop the inhuman killing machine called Doomsday? Introducing Valor, and guest starring the New Titans, the Outsiders, the Global Guardians, the Green Lantern Corps, the Secret Six, and many others!
Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Heroes and Villains
by Libbylawrence, with Immortalwildcat
published March 23, 2000
When a new Secret Society of Super-Villains is formed by the Enchantress, Captain Comet and the Rehab Squad find themselves in a fearsome challenge that threatens to overturn the natural order of all things! And as elemental life is restored to the Red Tornado’s android body through sorcery, how will these actions on Earth-One affect his unlikely Earth-Two counterpart even through the barrier separating the universes? Meanwhile, Mayflower discovers her true origins and experiences a startling rebirth of her own! Introducing Blossom, and featuring the return of the Red Tornado!
Superman: The Apokolips Factor
published June 17, 2000
When Darkseid unleashes Lady Death upon the Earth, is Superman prepared to deal not only with her sheer power but with what she represents? In a quest that takes them through time and space, Superman learns what secret lies behind the lead-lined armor of this emissary of Apokolips! Guest starring the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Phantom Stranger, and Batman!
The Conglomerate: Funeral for a Friend
published July 6, 2001
As the Conglomerate pays its last respects to the Beetle, the team wonders if it still has a future together. Meanwhile, what plans does Catherine Cobert have for the JLA, and what is Maxwell Lord up to?
Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Whatever Happened To…?
published April 2, 2000
Captain Comet and the members of the Rehab Squad individually encounter a few mysterious super-powered figures seeking to steal scientific devices! The trouble is, nobody has ever heard of anyone matching their descriptions before, at least on Earth-One! So where are they from, and who is behind this strange plot? Guest starring Black Canary, Sargon the Sorcerer, and Guy Gardner, and featuring the return of a few forgotten heroes!
Justice League of America: Between Sea and Sky
published July 1, 2000
On the heels of the alien invasion of Earth, the Justice League of America faces attacks from two fronts as the Martians and Atlanteans join forces to take over the world! Super-heroes all around the globe rally to the League’s side, but will they be enough to win the day? Featuring several special guest stars!
Green Lantern: The Play’s the Thing
published January 11, 2002
As if dealing with management problems at Ferris Aircraft and duties with a newly re-formed Justice League weren’t enough, Green Lantern must also stop a super-powered thief at a showing of Hamlet! But which of his old forgotten foes is giving him grief this time?
Wonder Woman: Paradise Lost
by Libbylawrence and Starsky Hutch 76
published February 10, 2001
Ever since Nubia became the new Wonder Woman, a showdown with Donna Troy (Wonder Girl) has been long in the making! But as an old foe of the original Wonder Woman threatens Paradise Island, can the two settle their differences and find a common bond in time to save the Amazons? Meanwhile, what secret has Queen Hippolyta been hiding from her daughters? Introducing Artemis!
Red Tornado: More Human Than Human
published September 20, 2001
Red Tornado returns to his human life just in time to help save a young boy who is being hunted by the people of New York! And will Reddy finally become Traya’s father, or is he truly just a machine?
Supergirl: A Hard Act to Follow
by Starsky Hutch 76
published April 15, 2000
Lydia-7, the Supergirl from 500,000 years in the future, discovers her ancestor’s shoes are very hard to fill as she attempts to make a new life for herself in the 20th century.
The Outsiders: Outsiders and Insiders
published June 9, 2000
When Cave Carson and his team go missing during an inner-Earth expedition sponsored by Simon Stagg, the male Outsiders investigate and discover a war at the earth’s core! Meanwhile, the female Outsiders are summoned to Abyssia to help them against two invading underground forces! The team encounters danger beneath the surface of the earth as their old foes the Masters of Disaster and Baron Bedlam return to attack them! Introducing the newest members of the Outsiders, Windfall and Princess Vee-Raa!
Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: In Search Of
by Libbylawrence, with Doc Quantum
published April 11, 2000
While the Daily Planet’s Jimmy Olsen tries to track down a story about a long-forgotten hero, his quest takes him into an entirely different direction when he witnesses the kidnapping of Dolphin! As Captain Comet and the Rehab Squad get involved in a case that takes them all the way to Atlantis, will Dolphin finally learn her true origins? Meanwhile, Valor finally learns the truth about her own past! Guest starring Angel and the Ape and Dan the Dynamite!
Showcase: TNT and Dynamite: Explosive Personality
by Libbylawrence and Doc Quantum, partially adapted from Super Friends #12 by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon
published April 14, 2000
In his latest interview, Jimmy Olsen learns of the major threat that forced TNT and Dynamite — two of Earth-One’s early super-heroes — to live separate and far apart from each other in Atlantis and Kandor for so many years! But is that threat truly over? Also, don’t miss the incredible story of how Sargon the Sorcerer moved from Earth-Two to Earth-One!
Krypto the Superdog: A Dog and His Boy
by Starsky Hutch 76
published March 23, 2001
The Shakespeares, having just adopted the former Bizarro-Junior No. 1, are desperately afraid that they’ll lose the newest addition to their household to Superman! What they don’t realize is that the real threat to young Kent Shakespeare will come from outer space! Luckily, help is on the way in the form of Krypto the Superdog!
Justice League of America: Signs of the Times
published August 3, 2001
On Barry Allen’s birthday, four members of the Justice League of America celebrate the life of the Flash when they are thrust into an adventure that results in their saving a dying old foe, the Key! But what connection do these events have to a criminal mastermind on the faraway planet of Angor?
Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: The Suicide Squad
by Libbylawrence, with Starsky Hutch 76
published April 14, 2000
When Captain Comet is pressured by hawks in the Pentagon to bring in some new super-villain recruits for the Rehab Squad’s latest mission, can he keep a team of dangerous villains under control while trying to stop what appears to be a hate group targeting Muslims? Meanwhile, witness the final fate of Blossom, alias Mayflower! Guest starring the Force of July and Christopher Chance, the Human Target!
Green Arrow: Back to the Crusades
published June 28, 2000
Oliver Queen, alias Green Arrow, is a hard-hitting journalist used to tackling tough issues. But when he suddenly finds himself the owner of Star City’s worst polluter, what is he to do? Can he discover Monarch Chemical’s darkest secrets?
Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: A Cosmos Imperiled
published April 24, 2000
Captain Comet and Rehab Squad finally have their long-awaited showdown with the Enchantress and her Secret Society of Super-Villains, but who will emerge victorious, especially when the Female Furies join in on the fight for their own reasons? And with the double threats of Doctor Bedlam of Apokolips and the space god Moxumbra waiting in the wings, will there even be a world left to save?
Showcase: Task Force X: Extreme Justice
published October 23, 2000
While Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad garners the headlines, the government still needs a covert group of meta-humans to handle special cases! Enter Task Force X, nicknamed Extreme Justice, a new team of super-villains given a chance to shave time off their long prison sentences in exchange for participating in dangerous missions! In their first case, they are up against a religious madman with mad dreams of conquest! But who is the true power behind this cult?
The Conglomerate: Conglomeration and Amalgamation
published May 7, 2002
With the Conglomerate in disarray, a white knight swoops in to give the team a second chance by giving them a new headquarters — the Bunker in Detroit formerly used by the Justice League! But when the team finds itself down to just four members, how can they carry on, especially when the Injustice League comes knocking on their door? Meanwhile, Catherine Cobert is aggressively building a new international team of her own, but how will this affect the Conglomerate? Introducing Booster Gold, and guest starring the Justice League of America!
Batman: Gotham Knights
published May 9, 2001
In the aftermath of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the mass prison break at Arkham Asylum and the State Pen, and the Swamp Thing’s rampage and ensuing overgrowth of vegetation, Gotham City was left in shambles! But while the Secret Six worked to round up most of the escaped super-villains, for what reason was the Batman noticeably absent from Gotham? Meanwhile, as the new Robin heads off on a quest of his own, Batman must find his missing partner before it’s too late! The reunited Dynamic Duo ends up tangling with what might be their deadliest case together when the Joker returns with a vengeance!
Superman: Planetary Matters
published March 5, 2001
With Metropolis restored, life is beginning to return to normal for the Man of Steel. That is, until Superman becomes the target of a surprising old foe! But what does Ra’s al Ghul want with the Daily Planet, and how will that lead to disaster?
Green Lantern: Ticket to Ride
published January 12, 2002
Green Lantern encounters the Parasite, one of Superman’s most powerful enemies, who now has the ability to absorb energy from his power ring! But during their battle, Hal Jordan can’t help but wonder if the super-villain has ulterior motives!
Justice League of America: The Planet Seekers
published July 13, 2001
In the wake of the apparent destruction of the Daily Planet Building, Batman, Superman, and the Justice League of America set out to track down the mastermind behind the plot! But what is Ra’s al Ghul’s true goal? Guest starring Robin and the New Titans!
World of New Krypton: Supergirl and Valor: Homecoming
by Libbylawrence and Starsky Hutch 76
published May 31, 2000
The Supergirl from the far future and Valor, the current heirs to the Maid of Steel, seek their roots on Rokyn while trying not to get killed or kill each other doing so! But what dangerous family secrets lie behind Lesla-Lar’s birth? And will Lydia-7 ever learn who her own direct ancestor was? Featuring the return of the Phantom Zone villains and the debut of Ultra Girl and Rokyn’s Green Lantern!
Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Maxima Impact
published July 23, 2000
Captain Comet is summoned to fight in a galactic death match for the fate of a world, but are these cosmic gladiatorial games really what they appear to be? Meanwhile, Karin Grace fights an inner battle as the power of the Star-Band threatens not only Rick Flag, but the entire world! And can the Rehab Squad stop the Warrior Princess of Almerac from getting what she wants when Maxima’s patience finally runs out? Guest starring the super-hero of space, Vartox!
The New Titans: Family Attractions
published July 13, 2001
Nightwing and the Flash arrange for Frances Kane to meet her distant cousin Betty Kane. But as the original Bat-Girl returns to reclaim her costumed name, she learns that meeting relations can be, like, a total bummer when super-villains are involved! Lucky for her, the two veteran New Titans are there as her back-up team! Introducing the new and improved Batgirl!
Superman: The Private Life of Clark Kent: Skin Deep
by Starsky Hutch 76
published February 2, 2001
As the Last Son of Krypton, Clark Kent only thought he knew what isolation was. But after an encounter with red kryptonite makes Superman appear black during a trip into the Deep South, he soon finds out he had no idea!
Green Lantern: Power and Light
published January 15, 2002
Dr. Kimiyo Hoshi of Japan has been hired as Ferris Aircraft’s newest contractor, lending her scientific mind to Tom Kalmaku’s light-based engine project. But when she goes on an unexpected rampage as the second Doctor Light, Green Lantern must figure out what’s behind her decidedly unheroic actions after dealing with the Purple Pile-Driver!
DC Comics Presents: Superman and the Riddler: A Puzzle a Day Keeps Superman at Bay
published November 11, 2000
The Puzzler has kidnapped Lois Lane, and the Man of Steel is bombarded with brain-bending puzzles to find her! To whom does Superman turn for aid? Would you believe the Riddler?
Green Lantern: Fury and Sound
published January 18, 2002
Trying to learn the fate of his young cousin Air Wave during the alien invasion, Green Lantern seeks out a witness in Central City — the Pied Piper — for answers. Instead, Hal Jordan ends up trying to tame the living storm called Typhoon! Guest starring the Flash!
Green Lantern: Rumble Down Under
published January 18, 2002
Heading to Australia in search of Air Wave, lost during the alien invasion, Green Lantern instead soon finds himself in battle with a strongwoman called Aurora, who seems to want nothing more than a good brawl!
Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: The Beginning of the End
published September 19, 2000
Captain Comet discovers the meaning of betrayal when the Golden Glider apparently returns to crime, leading to a showdown with the Flash’s Rogues Gallery, including a new Mirror Master! And as several members of the team are briefly sent to the strange Mirrorverse, only to come back drastically changed, will this chain of events ultimately lead to the end of Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad?
Superman: Welcome Home, Soldier
by Andrew Troy Keller
published May 24, 2001
Clark Kent has a surprise encounter on Memorial Day as he visits Arlington Cemetery and meets the Unknown Soldier!
Hawkman and Hawkwoman: Wings Against the Night
published June 14, 2000
When a terror plague strikes Midway City, Hawkman and Hawkwoman learn that fear itself is enough to fear, especially when they confront the source of that fear on the planet Rann! Are the Hawks prepared to face a fearsome foe who once took on the entire Justice League? Guest starring Adam Strange!
Hawkman and Hawkwoman: The Bermuda Triangle of Rann
published July 4, 2000
When people on the planet Rann begin disappearing, Hawkman and Hawkwoman try to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle of Rann, only to fall prey to it themselves! But as the mystery leads the Hawks back to Earth, are they prepared for what they find there? Guest starring Adam Strange, and introducing the new Black Condor of Earth-One!
Justice League of America: Pawns of the Power Pirate
published September 3, 2000
A group of third-rate super-villains are given weapons of ultimate power by a mysterious benefactor, but the mystery man is following a hidden agenda all his own — with fatal results! Will the Justice League of America figure out what the real story is before it’s too late?
The Forgotten Heroes: New Guardians
published October 27, 2000
As Captain Comet walks away from the government-controlled Rehab Squad to form his own independent team of Forgotten Heroes, he is equipped with Superman’s old Fortress of Solitude and the tropical island of Vumania as a headquarters! Naturally, trouble soon follows when a new version of the Forgotten Villains attacks the team at the behest of a hidden foe who seeks Comet’s utter destruction! Guest starring the Justice League of America!
World of New Krypton: New World Order
by Starsky Hutch 76
published July 3, 2000
The colony world of Rokyn is a society in its fledgling stages, but unfortunately its growing pains come in the form of General Zod and the other escaped prisoners of the Phantom Zone! Luckily for New Krypton, Nightwing and Flamebird are on the job! Introducing the Rondor!
Green Lantern: The Fellowship of Justice
published February 1, 2002
When Green Lantern is abducted, the Justice League of America returns to the fantasy realm of the Microcosmos while seeking his rescue! But is this Fellowship of Justice prepared to face a mind-controlled Haljor the Ring-Slinger? Who is the wizard that now rules the realm, and what is the secret behind his living sun?
Hawkman and Hawkwoman: Mind Games
published December 29, 2000
Hawkwoman wakes up in a perfect world, but is that such a bad thing when everyone’s greatest wishes have come true? When the whole world is merely dreaming such a paradise, those dreams can be disastrous! Can the Pinioned Princess discover the truth behind the worldwide sleeping syndrome before the world dreams itself to death? Featuring several guest stars!
Wonder Woman: Black and White
by Martin Maenza
published July 28, 2001
When the new Wonder Woman accepts an invitation from a university in the South, Nubia’s eyes are opened to the ways of Man’s World as she encounters prejudice and racism for the first time! Guest starring the Martian Manhunter!
John Constantine, Hellblazer: The Hand of Hanuman
by Starsky Hutch 76, adapted from The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs
published October 4, 2001
A family learns the price of friendship with John Constantine when he brings a magical talisman back from his recent travels in India — a shriveled hand rumored to be the lopped-off hand of the monkey god Hanuman that can grant three wishes to its owner! However, as this family soon learns, those wishes come at a terrible cost!