Forgotten Heroes of Earth-1 FanFiction: Captain Comet, Plastic Man, TNT and Dynamite, Animal Man, Rehab Squad, Zatara, Sargon the Sorcerer, Force of July, Manhunter

The Forgotten Heroes: The Five Earths Project
Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: The Five Earths Project
Captain Comet: The Five Earths Project
Animal Man: The Five Earths Project


They were adventurers who faded from the limelight or simply retired. Now they have banded together to fight evil as the Forgotten Heroes!

Times Past

Secret Files: Harbinger: Times Past, 1965: Christmastime and Space

by Doc Quantum
published December 5, 2012

Over twenty years ago, long before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Monitor found a half-dead child named Lyla floating lost at sea and saved her, nurtured her, and watched her grow into womanhood to ultimately become his emissary, Harbinger. This is the story of the first Christmas of many that they spent together.

Animal Man: Times Past, 1972: When Trouble Comes Calling

by Philip-Todd Franklin, with Doc Quantum
published August 11, 2004

Buddy and Ellen Baker just want to get away from the big city for a while, in order to spend a second honeymoon together in the mountains of Tennessee! But as they soon learn, trouble can come calling even in a sleepy resort town! Can the former Animal Man keep a fairly routine robbery from escalating into a family tragedy?

Late 1985 to 1986

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Suicide Mission

by Libbylawrence, with Doc Quantum
published March 3, 2000

With the Justice League in shambles and the Teen Titans in fragments following the events of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, who can protect the world from extraordinary menaces? Captain Comet is tapped to lead just such a super-team, but with its membership comprising not only new and inexperienced heroes but also villains seeking rehabilitation, he’s got his work cut out for him! And as if a sinister plot to destroy Superman was not enough, Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad also uncovers a massive conspiracy to mind-control the world’s business leaders! Introducing Starman and the Crimson Fox, and guest starring Batman and the Outsiders!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: The Return of Supergirl

by Libbylawrence
published March 10, 2000

When a crazed-looking Rip Hunter, Time Master shows up with an improbable scheme to travel months back in time to the Crisis on Infinite Earths to save those who were lost, Colonel Rick Flag agrees to go along with the plan. But how will the strange chronal effects from a damaged Time Sphere change Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad forever? And what happens when Superman discovers that his cousin Supergirl may still be alive? Guest starring Arisia of the Green Lantern Corps, and introducing Goldstar!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Strange Visitors

by Libbylawrence
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
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!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Whatever Happened To…?

by Libbylawrence
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!

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!

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!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: A Cosmos Imperiled

by Libbylawrence
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?

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Maxima Impact

by Libbylawrence
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!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: The Beginning of the End

by Libbylawrence
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?

The Forgotten Heroes: New Guardians

by Libbylawrence
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!

Super-Team Family: Goose Egg Hour

A Crisis of Infinite Animals crossover

by Steed703 and Doc Quantum
published February 17, 2001

Buddy Baker is just out shopping with his wife when a giant frog attacks Los Angeles! And who should come to his aid but a walking, talking turtle? Will any member of his team even believe his story long enough to help them stop the menace of Frogzilla in its tracks? Don’t miss this titanic team-up of Animal Man and Guy Gardner of the Conglomerate of Earth-One, and Fastback and Yankee Poodle of the Zoo Crew of Earth-C!

The Forgotten Heroes: No Place Like Home

by Libbylawrence
published March 28, 2001

After a thirty-year absence Captain Comet returns to Midwest City, where he had lived as Adam Blake in the 1950s before leaving to explore space! But why has his old home town been virtually frozen in time since then? Meanwhile, Dolphin discovers that she’s not who she thought she was — could her true origins derive from ancient Atlantis? And can the Golden Wasp (the former Killer Moth) convince his old partner in crime the Cavalier to reform his ways? Featuring the return of Lady Blackhawk!

Captain Comet: Blake’s Seven

by Libbylawrence
published June 2, 2001

What if Captain Comet had never taken that long journey into space? With the help of Madame Xanadu, Adam Blake is about to find out. Introducing Comet’s Crusaders, the greatest hero team of the Silver Age! Featuring alternate timeline versions of Superboy, Flying Fox, Aquaboy, Insect Queen, Green Lantern Donna Parker, and Robotman!

The Forgotten Heroes: Passions

by Libbylawrence
published July 7, 2001

Starman, fresh from saving the world, visits Vumania to see if he can patch up things with Dolphin, but is it too late for their love to be rekindled? And Captain Comet tries to solve the mystery of Volar as he and his allies journey through space, only to find themselves defending a world from the Amazons of Space! Featuring the return of the Golden Glider!

Showcase: The Force of July: The Crime Champions

by Libbylawrence
published July 18, 2001

Mayflower is convinced to rejoin the Force of July for one last mission. But is this patriotic team ready to face Black Manta’s new Crime Champions as they follow his plan? Meanwhile, will the Cheetah remain on the straight path or turn back to her evil ways?


The Forgotten Heroes: Terror in Tropidor

by Libbylawrence
published November 30, 2001

An investigation into the disappearance of the Force of July leads the Forgotten Heroes into a heated battle against the Crime Champions who fought them last! But even with the aid of both the Force of July and other unexpected allies, can Captain Comet and his team prevail against a more powerful Eclipso? Guest starring Task Force X!

The Brave and the Bold: The Elongated Man and Plastic Man: Stretching a Point

by Immortalwildcat
published March 9, 2002

In the years since they’ve both operated as ductile detectives, the Elongated Man and Plastic Man have never solved a case together. So it’s a big mystery that finally brings these two heroes together — the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. See them solve the case that’s weighed on Plastic Man’s conscience for far too long!

The Brave and the Bold: Animal Man and Rip Hunter: Didn’t I See You Die?

by Philip-Todd Franklin
published January 19, 2004

Animal Man seeks the help of his old friend and fellow Forgotten Heroes alumni Rip Hunter, Time Master, to solve a strange case. Learning about a supernatural force in South Africa that kills everything in its path, Buddy Baker is shocked when he recognizes the man causing it — even more so since he saw that man die many years ago! How will this time paradox affect Animal Man’s own history? Guest starring the Phantom Stranger!

The Forgotten Heroes: Devastation (Unnatural Woman)

by Libbylawrence
published November 16, 2001

When Tharka the Superwoman returns to Earth after a long absence, she brings with her news of the planet Zor’s imminent destruction at the hands of a mad goddess who embodies Devastation itself! But even if Captain Comet and the Forgotten Heroes manage to save this world, can they overcome Pandora, the daughter of Darkseid? Guest starring Starman!

Showcase: Swashbuckler: The Heroic Legacy

by Goose Gansler
published March 24, 2006

Swashbuckler, the costumed hero of Houston, Texas, arrives at a reading of the will of his uncle Greg Sanders, the legendary hero known as the Vigilante, who died a month earlier during the Invasion. As he meets four other unique folks with other identities, can a new team for the Southwest be in the works? Guest starring Bat-Shaman, Mighty Eagle, the new Super-Chief, and Althera of Vrandar.

DC Universe: Deus ex Machina

by Libbylawrence
published October 24, 2003

Out of nowhere, new costumed figures suddenly appear, attacking several heroes. Are the Mighty Crusaders heroes, villains, or something more bizarre? Starring the Forgotten Heroes, the Justice League of America, the New Titans, the Outsiders, and the Doom Patrol!

Captain Comet: A Higher Calling

by Libbylawrence
published June 18, 2004

Paralleling his departure from Earth thirty years earlier, Captain Comet returns to outer space in the Cometeer to see and experience the wonders of the universe! But he never expects to have a life-changing encounter when he meets the enigmatic woman called Willow, who is about to give birth to her child!


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