DC Universe Big Bang

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Name: DC Universe Big Bang
Date(s): 2012 - present
Moderator(s):
Founder: shinysylver, somehowunbroken
Type: Big Bang
Fandom: DCU
Associated Community: dcu_bang (Livejournal)
URL: 2012 Master List, 2013 Master List
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DC Universe Big Bang is a Big Bang challenge for all DC related fandoms with a minimum word count of 10,000 words. The stories are accompanied by fanworks like fanart, fanmixes or vids[1]. Sign-ups for the first round were in May/June 2012[2], posting in October/November 2013[3].

The second round was held in 2013 with sign-ups in April/May [4] and postingstarted in October/November 2012[5].

The DC Uinverse Big Band runs parallel to the Marvel Universe Big Bang, also run by shinysylver and somehowunbroken.

DC Universe Big Bang 2012

There were 26 stories posted as part of the DC Universe Big Bang 2012.[6]

Batfamily

when the music is gone by somehowunbroken (Tim Drake, Jason Todd)

Summary: When the planet is shaken by events that are later called the Disasters, every major city in the world experiences what Gotham went through in No Man’s Land. It’s business as usual in Gotham; they’ve been through this before, after all. Things start to get out of hand when Batman is ambushed and brought down; after that, heroes drop one by one as the rogues dig in and tear Gotham apart.
When Dick tells Tim that he’s leaving Gotham, Tim refuses to go with him, knowing that if he stays he can help. He turns to Jason, one of the only tentative allies he has left in the city, and together, they try their best to save a city that it might not be possible to save.
Accompanying fanwork: by chibifukurou (fanwork master post) and firefox1490 (fanwork master post)

Fathers, Be Good by ariadne83 and somehowunbroken (Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, assorted Bats, Roy Harper)

Summary: The last person that Dick expects to hear talking when he picks up his phone is Jason, who has been dead for years. Except he isn’t anymore, apparently, and Dick can hear a baby screaming in the background as Jason asks him for help. What is there for Dick to do but drop everything and run to help his long-lost brother?
Accompanying fanwork: by chibifukurou (fanwork master post) and shinysylver (fanwork master post)

Nemesis by me_ya_ri (Bruce/Tim)

Summary: When Bruce comes back to Gotham after his seven year journey around the world, he expects that things will have changed. He's changed after all so Gotham will have too. But he discovers that far more has gone wrong during his absence than he thought could have, including the one person he thought would wait forever for him having moved on in strange and unexpected ways.
Tim has changed during his absence, becoming someone completely different from the boy that Bruce fell in love with. Instead of the steadfast ally he expected Bruce now has a perfect nemesis determined to destroy him utterly.
Finding their way back to each other's sides through the maze of lies and mistaken identities threatens to take more time than they have available as another, much more serious, enemy lurks in the background waiting to destroy not just them but all of Gotham as well.
Accompanying fanwork: by tee_sama (fanwork master post)

Little Wing and Big Bird by airawyn (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd; Nightwing/Starfire)

Summary: When Bruce attempts to murder Jason in his sleep, the young Robin goes to his predecessor for help. Nightwing and Robin must work together to find out what happened to the real Bruce Wayne.
Accompanying fanwork: by miki_moo (fanwork master post) and c2ii (fanwork master post)

Red Is For Forgotten Robins by pink_tala (Jason Todd, Stephanie Brown)

Summary: Jason tracks down a recently deceased Stephanie Brown, find her recovering in Africa before anyone else can think to do so. He wants to teach her, to work with her, for them to be partners. The Robin to his Batman only not exactly. They were both Robin once and it didn’t work well for wither of them. They will be darker, more violent. More Red.
Accompanying fanwork: by sweetestdrain (fanwork master post)

Neither Fate Nor Fortune by runespoor7 (Barbara Gordon, Jason Todd, Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne; Bruce/Jason)

Summary: Barbara becomes Oracle, and Gotham's dead Robin is a vampire.
Accompanying fanwork: by ecto_gammat (fanwork master post)

The Queen and the Girl who would be Night (a Gotham fairytale) by runespoor7 (Cassandra Cain, Oracle, Stephanie Brown)

Summary: The Queen of Fables takes over Gotham, and Cass is the hero of this story.
Accompanying fanwork: by dylogger (fanwork master post)

Our Darker Purpose by gypsydancergirl (Damian Wayne, Talia al Ghul, Ra's al Ghul, Bruce Wayne, the former Robins and Damian's clone)

Summary: Having effectively turned all of the former Robins into little more than puppets, Talia has once again gained the ability to pull Damian's strings. Trapped by conflicting loyalties to all parties involved, Damian must choose what is still worth saving--his clone's future or all that is left of the past Robins--before he becomes all Talia once wished him to be. Meanwhile, Ra's has not forgotten earlier slights . . . or his errant descendants.
Accompanying fanwork: by miki_moo (fanwork master post) and c2ii (fanwork master post)

Perfect Fit by navaan (Dick/Tim, Damian, Alfred, Oracle, Wally West)

Summary: Dick Grayson has to deal with fitting into his new role as Batman. Tim is struggling with not being Robin anymore and Damian doesn't make things easy for anyone. Things have changed – but maybe that can be a good thing?
Accompanying fanwork: by neptune47 (fanwork master post)

A Family for Tim by chibifukurou (Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Selina Kyle)

Summary: Tim is a child of Gotham. He knows the secret identities of half a dozen villains, he follows Batman around with a camera.
He even has a secret identity of his own, as one of Selina's proteges. It's a juggling act hanging out with her and Jason while keeping Batman's secrets., but it's always been worth it.
Then, Jason got himself caught stealing Batman's tires and Tim had to decide if getting Jason back was as important as keeping the fragile balance between villainous protege and superhero stalker.
Accompanying fanwork: by ailea (fanwork master post) and c2ii (fanwork master post)

The Maltese Thief by jcolney (Jason Todd/Tim Drake)

Summary: In which Jason is a Detective, and Tim is his favorite criminal obsession and case, Jason's fighting to put away the pain in his ass, Tim is fighting to grab whatever shiny things catch his eyes, and both are fighting against the villain trying to use Tim for his own greed.
Accompanying fanwork: by tee_sama (fanwork master post)

Knock On The Sky by codedcipher (Tim Drake, Cassandra Cain)

Summary: Tim's relationship with Bruce becomes strained after the incident with Capt. Boomerang, mostly on his part. Cass comes home, and he almost feels better. Then Prudence disappears, around the same time as Cricket. Pru's last known location was in Iraq. While there, both are kidnapped by the League, and Tim gets an invitation to train extensively with them.
Accompanying fanwork: by scarlettrayne2 (fanwork master post)

Green Lantern

Dark Adaptation by chaoticblades (Sinestro/Hal, various GLs)

Summary: Alienated by the new laws the Guardians’ have put in place following the Sinestro Corps War, Hal has left the Green Lantern Corps and joined forces with his former mentor. But while the ring on his finger is yellow, his heart and thoughts are with the Corps he left, now at the mercy of the increasingly tyrannical Guardians. Continuation of Appreciation.
Accompanying fanwork: by chibifukurou (fanwork master post)

we have not yet touched the stars by minamoto (Jillian Pearlman/Hal Jordan, Shane Sellers)

Summary: Jillian Pearlman of Earth. You have the ability to overcome great fear.
She's been called plenty of things in her life - Jill, Jilly, Pearlman, Captain, Cowgirl - but Green Lantern is certainly a new one. Jillian Pearlman, from when she first knew she wanted to fly, to when she earns her wings as Earth's newest Green Lantern.
Accompanying fanwork: by Arkillian (fanwork master post)

Justice League

Mask of the Bat by mithen (Hana (girl!Bruce)/Hoshi (Clark); Various medieval Japanese versions of different DCU characters)

Summary: Japan lies broken in the aftermath of a war that shook its culture to the core. In the wake of their triumph over the invader Zunou, the ninja Hana and her lover Hoshi attempt to keep the land free of bandits. However, when Hana receives a letter from the capital begging her to return and investigate a series of murders, she finds herself drawn back into the world she left behind years ago. Now she and Hoshi must try to track down a killer while negotiating the stately and formal life of the court in Japan.
Accompanying fanwork: by chibifukurou (fanwork master post)

Young Justice

the corners of life by thoracopagus (Tim Drake/Jaime Reyes)

Summary: Tim and Jaime learn to deal with absence, and each other. Slow build Tim/Jaime as part of a character study and origin exploration story. Tim POV.
Accompanying fanwork: by kiwari (fanwork master post)

Seclusions of an atoll by reefofhappiness (Roy Harper/Kaldur'ahm, Garth/Tula)

Summary: After everything looks dark and at its lowest for a while, it is surprising the kind of refuge that can be found at those depths.
Accompanying fanwork: by meowfu (fanwork master post)

DC Crossovers

Crossing the Rubicon by passthepeaches (Jaime Reyes/Tim Drake, Milagro Reyes, Original Female Character, Brenda Del Vecchio/Paco Tejas)

Summary: Taking place over the course of one year, Jaime Reyes meets a young teen named Sylvia Zapata. A survivor of Drug Cartel violence, Jaime wants to help his new friend any way he can. When Jaime finds out that she is pregnant, he and his boyfriend, Tim Drake, struggle with preparing for fatherhood.
Accompanying fanwork: by thoracopagus (fanwork master post)

Well, At Least Wonder Woman Approves by josephina_x (Conner Kent & Lex Luthor gen)

Summary: Conner gets introduced to another kick-ass member of his family (sort of). Annoyance of Superman ensues. ...Well, at least Wonder Woman approves -- she's almost like a surrogate den mother after Black Canary, right? That should count for something.
Accompanying fanwork: by ctbn60 (fanwork master post)

Family, Made by Hand by lectoreloise (Slade Wilson/Janet Drake, Wintergreen, Tim Drake)

Summary: Janet Drake followed her father into the CIA. Within a year, she meets Slade while out on assignment and that's when everything changed for her. Flash forward a while, Slade and Wintergreen have known Janie for years. But this is the first time they've met her son. Somebody's started targeting Janie's carefully hidden civilian identity, and they had the bad taste to go after her son. You almost have to feel sorry for them. Janie's got her sniper rifle, and Slade's got her back.
Accompanying fanwork: by gypsydancergirl (fanwork master post)

Kaleidoscope by meowfu (Dick/Wally, Querl Dox/Lyle Norg)

Summary: Due to a major mishap in the lab, Querl and Lyle involuntarily set off a ripple through space and time itself. They escape the lingering effects of the explosion, hurled into the 21st century, where everything has been drastically changed for the worse.
With no Batman and Superman a villain, the Legion that they know is no more, all while metahumans are hunted down to be captured or killed. While Querl and Lyle need to get back to their own time and set things straight again before Earth tears itself apart, Conner must help his team survive as he is the only member of the team with his memories still intact.
Accompanying fanwork: by chibifukurou (fanwork master post)

Symbolon by kyrdwyn (Tim Drake/Roy Harper)

Summary: With Lian extremely injured in the Star City attack, and certain former friends more interesting in proving he's relapsed than in helping him, Roy will do anything he can to get Lian the medical attention and care she needs, even if it means ignoring his own injuries and going mercenary, taking any job he can. Hired to steal a dragon's egg, he gets more than he bargained for when the dragon turns out to be a shapeshifting Tim Drake, former Robin and Roy's one-time lover...
Accompanying fanwork: by somehowunbroken (fanwork master post)

Baby Mine by darthbatgirl (Roy Harper/Tim Drake)

Summary: Tim finds a baby in his living room one morning. With Roy's help, Tim discovers that the baby is his and Roy's. This discovery leads Roy and Tim down a path that will bind them together forever.
Accompanying fanwork: by hamimifk (fanwork master post)

With One Piece Missing by saphire_dance and daggerpen (Connor Hawke/Jason Todd, Dinah Lance, Mia Dearden, Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne, Barbara Gordon, Helena Bertinelli, Oliver Queen, Roy Harper, Lian Harper)

Summary: When, several months after the events of Cry for Justice, Jason Todd, Bruce Wayne, Tim Drake and Barbara Gordon each receive strange files from an unknown source, the various members of the Batfamily launch investigations that raise more questions than answers. Who is their mystery informant? Why is someone kidnapping specific people from around the world? What is the mystery gene that unites them? What does this all have to do with Black Canary's and Huntress's investigation into an Intergang human trafficking ring? And, most important of all- is Lian Harper still alive?
Accompanying fanwork: by adrian_chan (fanwork master post)

I don't want to forget how your voice sounds by honeybearbee (Bruce Wayne/Clark Kent)

Summary: Bruce Wayne comes to Smallville to visit his old friend Lex Luthor and to follow up on some rumors of strange activity in Metropolis. Once there, he meets and falls in lust with Clark Kent, not knowing that Clark is only sixteen. Can they both work through their issues to make the budding relationship work?
Accompanying fanwork: by ecto_gammat (fanwork master post)

Other Crossovers

Elliptical Orbit by croik (Bruce Wayne/Tony Stark)

Summary: Bruce Wayne may be the richest man in Gotham, but he's far from being the most liked. Of the few people that can claim know him well, one of them is Tony Stark. Ever since meeting as kids, their strange, tumultuous friendship has carried them through all the major milestones of their lives, from childhood revelations, to troubling times overseas, to becoming superheroes. It's rarely easy. Most of the time they won't even admit to liking each other. But they just can't leave each other alone.
Accompanying fanwork: by mementis (fanwork master post)

DC Universe Big Bang 2013

There were 10 stories posted as part of the DC Universe Big Bang 2013.[7]

Batfamily

myths wrongly interpreted by somehowunbroken (Tim Drake, Damian Wayne)

Summary: Tim has lost enough in his life. He isn’t going to lose anything - or anyone - else, not if there’s a chance that he can fix it.
Accompanying fanwork: by kitsunebaba (fanwork master post)

One Day You Fell Down From the Sky by glitterfics (Jason/Dick, background Kori/Roy, Tim, Damian, Bruce)

Summary: After the events of Death of the Family, Jason finds that his anger towards Bruce is finally fading for good. But in it's absence something else is happening. Dreams he's knows are important but can't remember, seeing things other people can't and a magical sword he can apparently make appear out of nowhere.
He has to return to Gotham to figure out what's happening and, of course, the family get involved. Dick makes it his personal mission to help Jason which leads to a whole other set of problems as they grow closer.
Accompanying fanwork: by miki_moo (fanwork master post)

The Fall by creepylicious (Tim/Dick, Jason/Dick)

Summary: In which Tim is love with Dick and hopeful Dick might be feeling something for him in return, until Jason comes back from the dead.
Accompanying fanwork: by ctbn60 (fanwork master post)

strike the statement by miss_synph (developing Bruce Wayne/Dick Grayson, Ted Grant, Tiffany Fox, Tom Bronson, Alfred Pennyworth, Jason Todd, Barbara Gordon)

Summary: After his parents are killed in a hit put out by Tony Zucco, Dick Grayson resolves to follow in their footsteps by any means necessary. Leaving the circus for Grant's Gym in New York is the first of many steps that Dick takes in order to become a masked hero.
Eight years later, Bruce Wayne receives word of a new crime-fighter in Manhattan that seems to be running wild under the noses of the JSA. This "Robin" is a hard hitting, wise-cracking hero and Bruce is immediately suspicious of his motives and his methods.
If the JSA isn't able to keep Robin in check, maybe the Batman might have better luck setting him straight.
Accompanying fanwork: by creepylicious ([fanwork master post])

Scenes From An Alternate Universe by kuonji14 (Dick Grayson, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, various)

Summary: Bruce Wayne is not Batman, yet he still fights crime and still adopts Dick Grayson, a boy who is not Nightwing but was once a Flying Grayson.
Accompanying fanwork: by creepylicious (fanwork master post)

Leaving Gotham by brokenmimir (Cassandra Cain/Stephanie Brown)

Summary: When Batman fires both Cassandra and Stephanie they decide to leave Gotham in search of a new city in need of protectors. Together they face criminals, love and minimum wage jobs in their quest for new lives.
Accompanying fanwork: by dylogger (fanwork master post)

After the Storm by ariadne83 & somehowunbroken (Jason Todd/Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, Talia al Ghul, OCs)

Summary: Jason is getting ready to start his reign as the Red Hood when he overhears a conversation that will change his life. He ends up giving up his plans for revenge and taking on a new identity so he can raise the son he never thought he'd have. When his safety and anonymity are threatened by the Wayne Foundation 's representative, Tim Drake-Wayne, all Jason can do is keep his head down and hope for the best - but he may have to redefine "best" in order for that to work out.
Accompanying fanwork: by tee_sama (fanwork master post) and chibifukurou (fanwork master post)

Young Justice

And then the nature of us by reefofhappiness (Koy, TulaGarth, Aquatrio (TulaKaldurGarth), light JadeRoy, polyamorous OT4/5 buildup, canon pairings.)

Summary: It is not as though the lives they lead bring about normalcy – or even consistency. So they’ll work this out, one day at a time.
Accompanying fanwork: by chibifukurou (fanwork master post)

DC Universe Crossover

First & Everlasting Love by bradygirl_12 (Clark/Bruce, Alfred, Ollie/Chloe, Martha, Clark/Lex, Bruce/Lex)

Summary: An exhausted Clark and Bruce vacation in Smallville, where Clark’s sudden obsession over memories of his first love, Lex, causes insecurities to rise in Bruce. Meanwhile, an old enemy is paving the way for a re-appearance for a final confrontation with the World’s Finest.
Accompanying fanwork: by ctbn60 (fanwork master post)

Non-DC Crossover

Stolen Hope by backrose_17 (Bruce/Clark, Dick/Roy, Tim/Kon, Kara/Barbara, John/Shayera, Helena/Dinah/Oliver, Ianto Jones, the Doctor, Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness, Alfred, Diana, Wally West, Ace, Krytpo and OC)

Summary: Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent have adjusted to married life and despite the fact that their son, Ianto, is aging at a much faster rate than he should they are still quite happy. Then one day their world suddenly falls apart when slave traders from another world begin kidnapping children at random, including their own beloved son. During their intensive investigation Bruce and Clark end up meeting a mysterious Time Lord and his two companions who seem to know more than they should. Can these two intrepid heroes save their son and the other children before it’s too late?
Accompanying fanwork: by evian_fork ([fanwork master post])

References

  1. Guidlines, (Accessed 13 November 2012)
  2. Writer's Sign-up Post, Artist's Sign-up Post, (Accessed 13 November 2012)
  3. Posting date sign-ups!, (Accessed 13 November 2012)
  4. Author Sign-up Post 2013, Accompanying fanworker sign-ups 2013, (Accessed 5 November 2013)
  5. Dates, (Accessed 5 November 2013)
  6. dcu_bang 2012 master list, 14 November 2012. (Accessed 13 November 2012)
  7. dcu_bang 2013 master list, 5 November 2013. (Accessed 13 November 2012)