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                            DARKMARK'S DOMAIN
A page full of comic fan-fiction stories
by the reknowned
DarkMark!
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This site contains my DC-based fanfic stories.  Go to DarkMark's Domain II, for the Marvel- and other company-based stories I've written.  

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Greetings to one and all.  After having written a big bunch of fan-fiction about various comic characters and having them archived hither and yon in various places, I've decided that the most efficient way of doing things is probably to put them all on one page.  That is, a page of my own.  Here it is.

Here you'll find prose stories dealing with a wide range of superheroic characters, from Marvel, DC, and points beyond.  Anything I find interesting to write about is fair game. My first ventures into the field were the Supergirl stories anthologized on Kara's Pocket Universe by my friend TransformerMan.  Some of those will end up here, but I point you in the direction of his site for the bulk of them.

In 1998, I started branching out to do fict of other sorts.  Sometimes these were in response to challenges, sometimes I just wanted to write a story nobody else had gotten around to.  The response to same has been gratifying, and I intend to continue with Marvel's characters, the heroes of the DC universe, and every other heroic or even nonheroic character I find suitable for treatment.

I'm at least a generation older than the average ficter, and have fairly extensive knowledge of Golden Age and Silver Age characters of a large range of companies.  That gives me a little more to build on than most, I think, and will hopefully give you a wider range of heroes to read.  I've also been professionally published, with a handful of comics stories in print and a lot of articles and interviews dealing with comic books and the people who make them.

As for who I am, what I do for a living, and precisely where I live:  I prefer to keep it confidential.  Many folks know the answers to these questions, but most don't, and I'd like to retain my privacy.  Okay?  Good.  I try and answer my mail, so any comments about stories and such are definitely welcome.  Try me at  darkmark90@yahoo.com

I should also mention that the various characters in the stories below are the property of their current copyright holders and that I'm not making any money off of this stuff.  It's done purely for the enjoyment of working with the fine creations of various writers and artists, and should not be taken as infringement, but tribute.

Now let's get down to the goodies!

Special note:  Yours truly has been interviewed by Trisha-Lynn Sebastian for her fine  Author's Spotlight page and by Rivka  for her Danger Room site, for which much thanks.

Rik Offenberger did a much more recent interview with me, which you can find here .

I won this Writer of the Year award in the 2001 CBFFAs.  For 2003, I was one of the three chosen for the CBFFA Writer Hall of Fame.  Thanks, everyone who voted!

 DarkMark's Dialogue Domain   Here's the new board where you can leave comments about the stories, requests, questions, etc.

 darkmark_fanfic  This is my very own Yahoo! group, featuring my stories, previews, and odd stuff which may not show up on the Domain.  You are welcome to join.

 Character Index   If you want to know which stories feature a specific comics character, look here first.
 

Story Chronology    To help you figure out  the reading order of our stories, we've provided this page.

DC Multiverse Stories








Supergirl series:  Kara of Rokyn

The heroine of these stories is Kara Zor-El, the former (and sometimes current) Supergirl, who lives in the Earth-1.5 Universe which the Crisis on Infinite Earths didn't quite reach.  She has given up her superheroic identity to live as a normal woman among her own kind on Rokyn, the world settled by Kryptonian survivors from Kandor.  But she finds that heroism is a hard habit to break, that danger and adventure can be found even on her new homeworld, and that the Supergirl identity isn't that easy to relinquish...

Kara and the Dreamsmith: In which Kara enters the Dreaming, resumes her Supergirl identity, and has one chance to help her other-self defeat the Anti-Monitor, or see all perish in the Crisis.  Loads of guest-stars.

 The Early Stories  The earliest Supergirl stories I ever wrote, and they show it. ;-)  Nonetheless, they are part of the Earth-1.5 universe, and you may read them if you wish.  Some elements in some stories may make them unsuitable to younger readers.

Zoners(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)  Four villains from the Phantom Zone escape to Rokyn with the intention of conquering the new Kryptonian homeworld.   Standing in their path:  Kara Zor-El, who must face her old enemy Faora Hu-Ul, the deadliest woman on the planet, who has sworn to kill her.

 Last Waltz With Luthor  (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16)(17)(meta) Superman has been missing for a month.  So has Lex Luthor.  Kara Zor-El must don the costume of Supergirl again and return to Earth to help that planet's heroes find the Man of Steel, in a final showdown between the Luthor family and the Superman Family.

Kal & Lyla (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16)   Kara Zor-El begins the task of retelling on screen the greatest love story of Krypton's last days, between the late actress Lyla Lerrol and the time-lost Superman. 

Supergirl of Earth 1.75

This series features the Supergirl of a parallel Earth who also appears in "Kara and the Dreamsmith".  She has chosen to remain on Earth as a super-heroine and make a life for herself in American society.
Most of the old DC Universe characters appear as guest-stars.

 A Very Kara Christmas :  The story of Supergirl's first Christmas, and how she came to learn what this holiday meant to Earth people, and to herself.  Set during her orphanage days and guest-starring Superman.

 Hellsister(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20)(21) (22)(meta) :  An epic tale set in the 30th Century.  Supergirl returns to the future to team with the Legion of Super-Heroes in an adventure which pits her against her evil doppleganger in a battle to the death, while Rokyn and Daxam face destruction and the Legion's mightiest foe threatens to command all the evil of the universe.  Guest-starring John Constantine, other Trenchcoat Brigaders, and a horde of other DC Multiverse heroes.

 The Apokolips Agenda  (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21)(22)(23)(24)(25)(26)(27)(28)(29)(30)(31)(32)(33)(34)(meta)   The sequel to "Hellsister" begins, as Supergirl returns to the 20th Century to face one of the deadliest villains in the multiverse, and to aid the New Gods in their battle against him.  Lots of guest-stars.

Hellspawn  (2)   The third part of the Hellsister Trilogy commences.  In a time not their own, Supergirl and Dev-Em must deal with the deadly menace of Darkseid, and the son of Satan Girl.   A story in progress.

Supergirl / Prez / Sandman:   The Golden Boy's Last Temptation   On another Earth, Prez Rickard, the teenage president of the USA, was once saved by Supergirl.  Now she has the chance to do so again...but the price may be her very soul.   Nominee for 2001 CBFFA Award:  Best DC / Vertigo.

Supergirl (movieverse):  Supergirl movie rewrite   A rewrite and revamping of the 1984 Supergirl movie, with a new villainess, a new danger, and a new version of Supergirl. 

Buffy / Supergirl:   Chicago Crossover   A cross-universe, cross-genre crossover.  Drawn by a vision of a blood-red moon over the Sears Tower, Buffy Summers comes to Chicago in search of vampires, and meets the city's resident heroine, the Girl of Steel.

 The Vampire of Steel (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)   About a year after Buffy's and Supergirl's first meeting, the two meet again, to deal with the menace of a vampire who may be from Kara's home planet.

Power Girl

This series features Kara Zor-L, the original Power Girl of the DC Multiverse, cousin to the Golden Age Superman and heroine of Earth 2.75.

 A Force of Four   (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(meta) Power Girl thought she was the last surviving Kryptonian in her universe, until three others surfaced.  The problem is, they're all supercriminals, they're all old enemies of Superman, and they're being led by a nemesis of Wonder Woman's to destroy the Justice Society, and then the Earth itself.

Other stories

Superman:   Superman and Man   Possibly my most popular story yet.  A very special person exchanges bodies unwillingly with Superman, and the Man of Steel, in a paralytic's body, learns of a different kind of heroism. NOTE:  This story has been named winner of the Best DC Fanfic category in the 2000 CBFFA awards, for which we are most grateful!

 Heroes    A different sort of Superman story.  Hope you enjoy it.

Superman of 2499:   The Great Confrontation   (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20)(21) (22)(23)(24)(25)(26)(27)(28)(29) (30)
Book Two (1)(2)(3) UPDATE  6 / 8 / 08
Why did the Legion of Super-Heroes have to go 1,000 years into the past to recruit Superboy for their team?  The answer lies in a tragedy that took place 500 years before their time, 500 years after Superman I's, which the world, and possibly the universe, would never forget...  (A story in progress.  Cowritten with Dannell Lites.) 

Superboy of Earth-Prime:   The Day After You Saved the Multiverse (2)(3)  A coda to "The Apokolips Agenda", as the Earth-Prime Superboy comes home from the Darkseid wars and finds what life on his own Earth has in store for him.

The Phantom Stranger:  A Stranger's Christmas   On a special night, The Phantom Stranger pays a visit on an old friend, and learns that Christmas Eve wishes can sometimes come true.

Batman and the Outsiders:   Dance With the Demons  (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20)(21)(22)(23)   Another tale of Earth 1.75.  On the day of Bruce Wayne's wedding to Selina Kyle, she is struck by an unknown assassin.  Now Batman and his band must find out who did the deed...and deal out their own personal justice.

Batman:  Ally Babble and the Forty Sleeves   Two stories of the Golden Age Batman featured a character inoculated with the proverbial phonograph needle, named Ally Babble.  If he had a counterpart on another DC Earth, this is possibly what he'd be like...so be forewarned!  (A script-format story.)

Bizarro:   The Unfantastic, Uncool, and Totally Credible Adventures of Bizarro  From the good old pre-Crisis DCU, a tale of Superman's imperfect and backwards-thinking duplicate, Bizarro, and his crusade to save the square world of Htrae from Blue Kryptonite meanies who aren't even decent enough to make war on the Bizarros, if he can just think up a plan that has so little a chance of success that it's feasible.  We think.  You am like this one.

Legion of Super-Heroes:   Triad   In the 30th Century, Dawnstar pursues a dangerous love affair with a priest from a primitive world, which may tear apart that society...and cost them both their lives.  Mature readers ONLY.  Rated R.

 Love, Marriage, and...Oh, Yes...the Menace of Pulsar Stargrave   (2)(3)(4)(5)(6) After two members get married and head out on their honeymoon, one of the Legion's deadliest enemies snatches two others for a very sinister purpose.

 The Day Kid Psycho Died  If the name Kid Psycho doesn't ring a bell with you, you'll know who he was and why he was after you read this story.

The Flash:   Funeral For a Flash(2)(3) The death of Barry Allen, the Flash of Earth-One, has been confirmed.  Now heroes must mourn, and none more than Wally West, who must take up his mentor's mantle and begin his first mission as the new Flash.

Green Lantern Corps:   With This Ring   Three Green Lanterns are headed for the planet of Zamaron, for a confrontation with Carol Ferris, the Star Sapphire and ruler of that world.  Hal Jordan's objective:  to see if Carol will become his wife...or remain his deadly enemy.

The Atom:   Love, Swords, and Very Small People (2)   A story set during the Atom's time spent among the miniature Kathartan people, when he and Princess Laethwen face danger from flying warriors who menace their tribe, and an old enemy from his heroic past.

J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter From Mars:  The Nicest Place This Side of Mars  The Martian Manhunter, in his John Jones identity, goes back to his original Earth hometown to see the girl he left behind...and someone else he left, as well.  (Script-format.)

The Shadow:  Final Shadows (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)   In 1950, the Shadow and Margo Lane face a new turning point in their lives, even as their greatest enemy appears for a final showdown.

Justice Force:   The Origin(2)(3)(4)   Just before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, Question, Peacemaker, Nightshade, and Thunderbolt are called together to face a team of their old enemies, controlled by the deadliest villain on Earth-Four.  (A story in progress.)

Robotman and Robbie:   When Titans Clank   Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when DC's riveting and riveted robot detective and dog come up against what may not be the deadliest enemy of their career, but it's still a fairly good read, anyway.

Metal Men:   The Helen O'Loy Blues   What do you do when you're a beautiful platinum robot who's fallen in love with her creator?  Find out in this one, which pits the famed robot heroes of DC's Silver Age against a surprise villain.  One of my personal favorites.

Fanboy:   Encounter With a Codger From the pages of the epic mini-series by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones comes Finster the intrepid comic book store clerk, in a meeting with the most horrific entity since Thanos...an older comic book fan.  Read if you dare.

 Finster Rides Again!!   In which our hero must aid a friend whose web page has gone astray, with the moral help of a masked hero from Old California.  Once again...read if you dare.

Lobo:   Lobotomy   In which the Main Man finds a foe capable of pursuing him to Kingdom Come, and then...

The Spectre:   Finesse  In which a hitman learns, a little too late, that there are some targets you shouldn't accept a contract on, no matter how good you are...

The Marvel Family:   Here There Be Monsters  (2)(3)(5)(7)(9)(10)(11) It's 1954, between the last published issue of THE MARVEL FAMILY and the Suspendium incident.  Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., and Mary Marvel must cope with being forever young, which is a hard task indeed.  Especially when Dr. Sivana and company want to make sure they don't get too much older.

The Squadron of Justice:   Here There Be Monsters (4) (6)(8)  In a story which fits into and alternates with the Marvel Family tale, Radar, Ibis, Phantom Eagle, Spy Smasher, and several other luminaries from Fawcett's Golden Age find they have a role to play and foes to fight in the Monster Society conflict...if they survive it.

Watchmen:   Look Upon My Works, Ye Mighty   (meta)  A sequel to the famed Alan Moore / Dave Gibbons series.  From the journal of Ozymandias,  learn what happened after the last issue, and how at least part of the story finally ends.

The Freedom Fighters:   Return To Earth-X   (2)(3)(4)(5)   On one Earth, the Allies lost World War II.  A team of superheroes finally defeated the Nazis in the 1970's.  Now, Uncle Sam, Doll Man, the Ray, the Phantom Lady, the Human Bomb, and the Black Condor are back on the world they call home, only to learn that, for them, the War may not quite be over...

Blackhawk:   Taps For Blackhawk(2)(3)(4)(5)   It's been years since World War II, years since the death of Chuck, years since the Blackhawks undertook an assignment.  Now Blackhawk's deadliest enemy has come for him...and his deadliest enemy is his own brother.

Solomon Grundy:   The Redemption of Solomon Grundy   How a monster found faith, and something more, after a life on the wrong side of justice.  A story in progress.

Remember!  For stories featuring Marvel and other companies' heroes, click here.

More to Come...

 Links page   You'll find some links to related fan-fict pages here, as well as some selected comics sites and a few places I just like.

 A Final Note:  I'm pretty easy with allowing stuff to be archived, but PLEASE do not archive without asking permission.
    Also do not link without asking and receiving permission, but feel free to ask.
    It would also really be nice to hear from some of you folks re: the stories.  I try to answer my e-mail, so if you feel like it, once again, drop me a line at  darkmark90@yahoo.com .
    And thanks!