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Issue:Guide to the DC Universe 2000 Secret Files and Origins #1
Date: March 2000

Guide to the DC Universe 1

Subtitle: Here and Now
Feature Characters: Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
Supporting Characters: DEO
Villains: Doctor Charles, Bedlam, Amazo 2000
Guest Appearances: Justice Society of America, Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Power Girl (Kara Starr), Blue Beetle (Ted Kord),Warrior, Firestorm, Firehawk, The Titans, Strange Visitor, Steel (John Irons), Superman (Kal El), Supergirl (Linda Danvers), The Captains Marvel, Resurrection Man, Max Mercury, Young Justice, Flash (Wally West), Wonder Woman (Dinah Prince), Artemis, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, Zuriel, Orion, Big Barda, Aquaman, Hitman, Mad Hatter, Bat Family
Other Characters: Major Lutwidge

Plot:
Recruited to help the DEO locate Bedlam, Green Lantern takes a tour of the American superhero community, scanning each member in secret. However he later discovers that the DEO team he is working with isn’t quite what they seem.

"Hmm…nice secret hideout you have, Lutwidge, Major."
— Green Lantern


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Writers: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists: Scott Eaton

Locations:
- New York
- Metropolis
- Keystone City
- Wonderdome
- JLA Watchtower
- Atlantis
- Gotham City
Equipment:
- Oan Power Ring

Subtitle: Night and Day
Feature Characters: Gotham Citizen, Metropolis Citizen
Supporting Characters: Frank Jr
Villains: N/A
Guest Appearances: Superman (Kal El), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Lex Luthor
Other Characters: N/A

Plot:
A short report on a Gotham citizen’s prospective on Metropolis and a Metropolian citizen’s prospective on Gotham City.

"Metropolis and Gotham. It’s obvious…the difference between them is..night and Day"
— Metropolis Citizen


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Writers: Jim Alexander
Artists: Michael Collins

Locations:
- Metropolis
- Gotham City
Equipment:
N/A

Subtitle: Standard Operating Procedure
Feature Characters: Department of Extranormal Operations
Supporting Characters: N/A
Villains: Vandal Savage
Guest Appearances: Titans, JLA
Other Characters: N/A

Plot:
A short report on the standard procedure of the D.E.O.

"If there’s one thing the D.E.O. rarely, or never, sees, it’s down time."


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Writers: D. Curtis Johnson
Artists: J.H. Williams III

Locations:
Rocky Mountains
Equipment:
N/A

Subtitle: Valhalla
Feature Characters: Damage (Grant Emerson), Argent (Toni Moretti)
Supporting Characters: N/A
Villains: N/A
Guest Appearances: S.T.R.I.P.E (Pat Dugan), Star -spangled Kid (Courtney Whitmore), Old Justice
Other Characters: Old Justice

Plot:
A short introduction to Valhalla, the cemetery of fallen heroes, and Old Justice

"Valhalla. It’s norse…it was Odin’s “Hall of Immortality,” for the souls of fallen warriors"
— Damage


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Writers: Scott Beatty
Artists: Drew Johnson

Locations:
- Valhalla
Equipment:
N/A

Subtitle: Teenage superhero dating secrets: How to score in spandex without really trying
Feature Characters: Grant Emerson, Garfield Logan, Kyle Rayner, Roy Harper
Supporting Characters: N/A
Villains: N/A
Guest Appearances: Lian Harper
Other Characters: N/A

Plot:
Garfield Logan challenges Roy Harper to pick up three women in under one minute.

"Women dig a guy they think is responsible."
— Roy Harper


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Writers: Ben Raab
Artists: Adam Hughes

Locations:
N/A
Equipment:
- Oan Power Ring

Subtitle: Aliens in the DCU
Feature Characters: Mister Bones, Imanor
Supporting Characters: N/A
Villains: N/A
Guest Appearances:N/A
Other Characters: N/A

Plot:
A brief story on the diverse alien individuals on Earth.

"Jade and Obsidian I can vouch for…They’re both homegrown. Though I wouldn’t mind frisking Starfire for her passport."
— Mister Bones


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Writers: Scott Beatty
Artists: Cully Hamner

Locations:
N/A
Equipment:
N/A

Subtitle: Higher Learning
Feature Characters: Atom (Jay Garrick)
Supporting Characters: Steel (John Irons), Powergirl (Karen Starr), Ray (Raymond), Booster Gold (Michael Carter), Firehawk (Lorraine Reilly), Firestorm (Ron Raymond)
Villains: N/A
Guest Appearances: N/A
Other Characters: N/A

Plot:
A short story on a JLA prep class.

"And you people wonder why the JLA doesn’t always call."
— Atom


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Writers: Jay Faerber
Artists: Darick Robertson

Locations:
Ivytown University
Equipment:
N/A

Subtitle: DCU Tech Tour
Feature Characters: Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
Supporting Characters: N/A
Villains: N/A
Guest Appearances: Bruce Wayne, Lucius Fox
Other Characters: Kitty Faulkner, Sarah Charles, Mickey Cannon, The Guardian

Plot:
A short tour of the DCU’s major companies

"ohh, no response. Beetle strikes out again."
— Blue Beetle


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Writers: Keith Champagne
Artists: Sergio Cariello

Locations:
- S.T.A.R Labs
- Project CADMUS
- WayneTech
- Lexcorp
Equipment:
N/A

Subtitle: Robots in the DCU
Feature Characters: The Metalmen
Supporting Characters: N/A
Villains: Brainiac 13
Guest Appearances: Superman (Kal El), Booster Gold, Red Tornado, Steel, Mister Miracle, Atom
Other Characters: N/A

Plot:
A short story on the repercussions Brianiac 13’s attack had on the DCU’s robotic population.

"Whoops, did we forget to install the tin man’s heart?"
— Lead


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Writers: Scott Beatty
Artists: Gus Vasquez

Locations:
N/A
Equipment:
N/A


Notes:
- A shield appears in the Wonderdome with the Spawn emblem

Chronology:Full List
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- Detective Comics #741
- Gotham City Secret Files and Origins #1
- Gotham Knights #2
- Guide to the DC Universe 2000 Secret Files and Origins
- Batman No Man’s Land Secret Files and Origins #1
- Batman Outlaws Part 1
- Batman Outlaws Part 2
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