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1911 - Denis Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie first cross paths with Dr. Fu Manchu (Petrie and Rohmer's The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu). Nayland Smith is the nephew of Sherlock Holmes.

1911 - First appearance of G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown in The Innocence of Father Brown.

1911 - John Thunstone is born.

 1911 - The affair of Bram Stoker's The Lair of the White Worm.

1911 - Jimmie Dale goes into action as the Gray Seal, in exploits related by Frank L. Packard (click herefor more information on Dale's genealogy).. The Jimmie Dale novels are: The Adventures of Jimmie Dale (1917), The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale (1919), Jimmie Dale and the Phantom Clue (1922), Jimmie Dale and the Blue Envelope Murder (1930), and Jimmie Dale and the Missing Hour (1935).

June 1911 - Birth of Charlotte Clayton, daughter of Tarzan and Jane (see The Man-Eater by Edgar Rice Burroughs and click here for more information)

1912, Jan. Tarzan receives immortality treatment from the ancient witch doctor. (Or Tarzan is given the unmodified Capellean nanite longevity elixer by Capellean Elder in exile. The forty year activation is encoded into the nanite programming for the Earth human Capellean and Eridanean adoptees. This way the True Races, the Capellean and the Eridaneans are kept immortal in their prime and the Earthlings allowed to age past their primes and then become immortal. It is a form of control over the adoptees. Doc Savage discovered the two different programmings when he compared the blood samples taken from Tarzan, from his Father and from an Elder's semen sample. Using the blood samples, combined with chemical compounds derived from the Kavuru pills and silphium, Doc created an elixir duplicated the processes of the nanites without using them. (Tarzan possibly did not need any sort of longevity treatment, his ability to travel to other dimensions, points to him carrying another sort of immortality gene.

Holmes and Watson meet the famous overweight schoolboy, Billy Bunter, and his school companions Bob Cherry, Hurree Jamset Ram Singh, an others, at the Greyfriars School.
This novel is by Watson, edited by Val Andrews, Breese Books, 1997. Billy Bunter is the most famous character in the Boy's School genre, The stories were written under the pen name of Frank Richards and they appeared in the Magnet magazine from 1910 to 1940.

April 1912 - With backing from the German government, Arthur Gordon Pym builds a mobile war-island named Leviathan. He uses it to sink the Titanic, capturing its gold and survivors. (Based on entry for "Neptune Perkins" in Who's Who Update '88, volume 2, DC Comics.)
For the real story behind Arthur Gordon Pym and "Neptune Perkins" please visit here.

Indy meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

An original young adult novel by Les Martin published by Random House, 1993. Tarzan met Dr. John Watson's literary editor, Conan Doyle, in 1909.

April 10-14, 1912 - Aboard the Titanic, Jacques Futrelle, chronicler of the cases of Professor Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen (aka "the Thinking Machine") and Futrelle's wife May, investigate a series of murders. Unfortunately, Futrelle does not survive the Titanic tragedy, although May does (The Titanic Murders, as related by Max Allan Collins).

1912 - The first case of scientific detective Craig Kennedy, The Silent Bullet, as told by Arthur B. Reeve.

1912 - Nancy Drew, daughter of Carson Drew, is born.

May 20, 1912 -Birth of Tarzan's and Jane's biological son, John Paul Clayton.

September 1912 -Tarzan and Jane adopt Tarzan's second cousin, the orphaned John "Korak" Drummond. John is the younger brother of Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond.

Early 1913 -Tarzan and Sheeta the leopard have an adventure on Mount Kilamanjaro: "The Adventure of the Very Sick Circus Horse (Tarzan: The Dark Heart of Time; The Snows of Kilimanjaro.)

1913 - Birth of Creighton Holmes (probable son of Raffles Holmes).

1913 -John Kirowan's first recorded adventure, Dermod's Bane, as recounted by Robert E. Howard.


Adventurer John Gorman meets two powerful women, the White Tigress and the Old Hag.

Written by Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman, in Risque Stories number 5 (March 1987). The Old Hag is better known to readers of James Clavell’s Asian Saga as Tess "Hag" Struan (1825-1917), matriarch of Struan and Company, the most powerful trading company in Hong Kong. Thus, Clavell's Asian Saga, which is already part of the Newtonverse through a reference in the Star Trek novel Ishmael, provides the link to bring in John Gorman. The White Tigress, a criminal adventurer, would later cause problems for Robert E. Howard’s Sailor Steve Costigan. While, until now, there has not been a formal connection to Sailor Steve Costigan, we may safely assume that most, if not all, of Robert E. Howard's works are part of the Wold Newton Universe. Please read Rick Lai's The Saga of John Gorman. For more information on Costigan, see Matthew Baugh's Agent in the Shadows: The Life and Career of Cliff Marsland.

May - November 1913 THE SON OF TARZAN

It is stated that a baffled hotel proprietor would have consulted Sherlock Holmes, had he heard of Holmes, in order to solve a mystery.

Evidence that Edgar Rice Burroughs knew that Holmes and Tarzan lived in the same world.

1913 - Miss Mina Murray reforms The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and, in the caves beneath Paris' famed Opera House, they fight their French counterparts, Les Hommes Mysterieux (aeronaut Jean Robur, the Nyctalope, Arsène Lupin, Fantômas, and others). (As told by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill in The New Traveller's Almanac, Chapter Two: Europe in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II.)

November 1913 –January 1914 TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR
Tarzan returns to Opar.

Tarzan's further adventures in Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs, this novel also relates back to Hadon's adventures in Opar 12,000 years ago. Date is derived from Farmer's chronology in Tarzan Alive.


Sherlock Holmes versus Fu Manchu (that says it all!). Denis Nayland Smith, Dr. Petrie, and Dr. John Watson are also featured.

    Novel by Dr. Petrie, edited by Cay Van Ash, Perennial Library, 1988. Why was Holmes initially so reticent about taking on this case to rescue his own nephew, Nayland Smith, from the clutches of the diabolical Fu Manchu? One piece of the answer rests in a nervous habit which Nayland Smith shares with another British detective, Solar Pons, namely, the habit of tugging on the left earlobe in times of stress or deep thought.

1914 - Birth of Patricia Savage, Doc Savage's cousin.

1914 - Berry Pleydell's first recorded adventure, The Brother of Daphne, as told by Dornford Yates.

1914 - Birth of Bruce Wayne.

May 26, 1914 -John "Korak" Drummond-Clayton marries Meriem (Jeanne Jacot) following events of The Son of Tarzan. Meriem's parents are General Armand Jacot and Suzanne Fogg. Suzanne Fogg is the daughter of Phileas Fogg.

May-June 1914 - The events of The Mad King, Part I, as told by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

June-July 1914 - Brother and sister Barney and Victoria Custer of Beatrice, Nebraska, visit the Greystokes in Kenya, as related by Edgar Rice Burroughs in The Eternal Lover (aka The Eternal Savage).

July 1914 - Mrs. Clayton and daughter Charlotte visit Virginia Scott and her mother, as told by Edgar Rice Burroughs in The Man-Eater (click here for more information).

July-August 1914 - Barney Custer's continued adventure in Lutha, as told in Mad King,, Part II by Edgar Rice Burroughs. For a peek at Barney's later life click here

1914-1918 - The aerial combat adventures of G-8 and His Battle Aces. G-8 is the full brother of Kent Allard (The Shadow) and half-brother of Richard Wentworth (The Spider).

1914-1918 - Rittmeister Hans von Hammer, the deadliest German pilot of World War I, called the "Enemy Ace," guides his Fokker Dr.1 to more than seventy kills during the course of the Great War.

Casca fights with British forces in World War I. He is captured by the Germans and meets Manfred von Richthofen and another German air ace, Max Immelmann.

Novel by Barry Sadler. Holmes and Watson also met von Richthofen.

1914 - Raffles Holmes succumbs to drug abuse (as noted in A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Mary Russell Holmes, edited by Laurie R. King).  It should also be noted that Mary Russell Holmes and her able editor are definitely not referring to either of Holmes' twin sons, Nero Wolfe and Marko Vukcic, with this statement, as Mrs. Russell Holmes is in denial that Wolfe and Vukcic are the children of Holmes and Irene Adler. See the RUSS-L FAQ for more information. Unless a fourth child comes to light, the "lovely, lost son" to which she refers is most likely Raffles Holmes.)

1914 - The events of C.S. Forester's The African Queen.

August 1914 -Holmes runs the German spy Von Bork to ground in His Last Bow.

Dec. 1914-Jan. 1 1915 - The events of Hellbirds by Watson, ed. by Austin Mitchelson and Nicholas Utechin, in which Holmes and Watson embark on a mission behind enemy lines and again encounter Nina Vassilievna, as well as Luetenant Manfred von Richthofen. The reports of the death of the German spy Von Bork must be highly exaggerated, given his appearance in The Adventure of the Peerless Peer. Casca, the Eternal Mercenary, also met von Richthofen.

1915 - Richard Hannay's first adventure,The Thirty-Nine Steps, as told by Hannay and writer John Buchan. Hannay's further exploits were recorded in Greenmantle (1916), Mr. Standfast (1919), The Three Hostages(1924), and The Island of Sheep(The Man from Norlands in the U.S. - 1936).

1915 - Birth of Kit Walker, the 20th Phantom.

1915 - Birth of Ikano Kato.


French investigator Gaston Max foils the schemes of The Golden Scorpion, a henchman of Fu Manchu, who makes an unnamed appearance during the case.

The novel by Sax Rohmer places Gaston Max in the Newtonverse.

April 1915 - The first meeting of Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, as related in The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, by Mary Russell Holmes, edited by Laurie R. King.


Auguste Lupa (later to be known by the name Nero Wolfe) is established as Sherlock Holmes' son. Dr. Watson is also featured. This novel also reveals that Sherlock's brother Mycroft Holmes was the first "M," and, as such, was the predecessor of Admiral Sir Miles Messervy, who was the head of the British Secret Service M.I.6 and was James Bond's chief from the 1950s until his replacement in 1995.

This novel by John T. Lescroart firmly establishes that Sherlock Holmes, Nero Wolfe and James Bond are all part of the Wold Newton Universe. The publisher is Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1986.

1916 Experiments on the planet Mongo in the Barsoomian universe, successfully open extradimensional rifts into the Wold Newton Universe. Although the rifts close once the ray causing them is shut down, their effects are sometimes long lasting, as was the case of the rift accidently opened in the planetary core of  Krypton. This rift lead to a long lasting geological instability that eventually lead to the planets destruction.

1916-1918 - Kent Allard, the man who will become The Shadow, is using the name Colonel Kentov (also known as The Black Eagle), and is a great World War I aviator and spy in the service of the Czar.


Featured characters are Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, the German spy Von Bork, Tarzan, The Shadow (Colonel Kentov), Mycroft Holmes, Dr. Gideon Fell, Henry Merrivale, and G-8 (Wentworth). Leftenant John "Korak" Drummond, Lord John Roxton, and Allan Quatermain are mentioned.

Written by Farmer, hardback published by Aspen Press, 1974; paperback (below) by Dell, 1976. Most characters are referred to by name; The Shadow and G-8 are not. Allan Quatermain is the protagonist of H. Rider Haggard's novels King Solomon's Mines, Allan Quatermain and She and Allan. G-8 is a another great pulp hero, a World War I aviator and spy. For more information on The Shadow, see The Shadow Scrapbook, by Walter B. Gibson, HBJ, 1979, and The Duende History of the Shadow Magazine, by Will Murray (author of the new Doc Savage novels), Odyssey Publications, 1980. Peerless Peer also brings in Carter Dickson's (pseudonym for John Dickson Carr) detective Sir Henry Merrivale, as well as his detective Dr. Gideon Fell. For an explanation as to how Farmer's alternate version of this story, The Adventure of the Three Madmen, can also occur within the same continuity, please read David Vincent Jr.'s excellent Jungle Brothers, or, Secrets of the Jungle Lords.

February 1916 PRINCETON, FEBRUARY 1916: Race to Danger

Young Indiana Jones is living in Princeton, New Jersey with his father and meets Thomas Edison.

Television episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and it's young adult novelization. Tarzan met Edison back in 1909.

May 1916 LONDON, Indiana Jones meets Winston Churchill.

Another episode of the television programThe Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Sherlock Holmes knew Churchill (see The Earthquake Machine), further cementing Jones' place in the Wold Newton Universe.

1916 - Kal-El is born on the planet Krypton. Jor-El discovers the geological instability that threatens the planet of Krypton. Because he cannot pinpoint the exact cause or development of the instability his findings are refuted. Jor-El begins to study forbidden spaceflight technology in a way to save his family.

1916-1917 - The events of Burroughs' Caspak trilogy: The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, andOut of Time's Abyss.

July 1916 - Hercule Poirot's first recorded case, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie.

October 1916 –January 1917 RASPUTIN'S REVENGE

Featured are Auguste Lupa (Nero Wolfe),( Lupa's name is revealed to be John Hamish Holmes)Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Rasputin is revealed to have been the son of the first Professor James Moriarty.

John T. Lescroart's sequel to his Son of Holmes, published by Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1987. Establishes Rasputin as a member of the Wold Newton family through his relationship with Moriarty.

December 2, 1916 - Birth of Titus Crow in London.

December 1916 SCIMITAR

Immortal Duncan MacLeod is sent on a mission by Lawrence of Arabia.

A Highlander novel. Indiana Jones knew Lawrence of Arabia, thus placing Highlander in the Wold Newton Universe.

May 1917 SPAIN, MAY 1917

Indiana Jones again meets Pablo Picasso.

April 5, 1917 -Birth of Robert Blake, whose exploits were recorded by H.P. Lovecraft. Blake's grandmother is Jill Fagin, whose great great grandfather was Fagin from Oliver Twist. Blake was also a great nephew of Phileas Fogg.

May 1917 SPAIN, MAY 1917

Indiana Jones again meets Pablo Picasso.

Television episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

March-April 1917 -Watson's literary agent, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, undertakes a critical espionage mission during the Great War (The Demon Device,by Arthur Conan Doyle, as communicated to Robert Saffron.)

G-8 meets and works with a fellow flyer, the Red Falcon.

Story in Daredevil Aces, January 1935, by Robert J. Hogan. The Red Falcon, an air ace, also appeared twice in G-8 and his Battle Aces.

July 9, 1917 -Steve Rogers, the future Captain America, is born.

1917 - Birth of --- Watson, son of Dr. John Watson and Nylepthah (The Peerless Peer).

1917 - Krypton blows up and Kal-El is sent to Earth in warp capsule. He is discovered and adopted by the Kents, who name him Clark Kent and keep his alien origins a secret. As Clark grows he finds that his Kryptonian enhanced physiogamy and genetic alterations make him the strongest, fastest man on the planet. However, the built in affinity that the Kryptonians have for the fuel crystals turns out to be a liability for those that crystals find their way to earth have undergone a transformations due to various radioactive contaminations that have deadly or peculiar effects on Kryptonian biology.

1917-1918 - Dr. Clark Savage, Sr., and Hareton Ironcastle mount a second expedition to The Lost World discovered by Professor Challenger and Lord John Roxton.


Indy encounters the vampire called Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Count Dracula, and apparently kills him.
Television episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Zorro, Sherlock Holmes, and other Wold Newtonites also had encounters with Dracula, many of whom were also under the mi-stake-n impression that the Lord of the Vampires was dead at the conclusion of their encounters. Please read Chuck Loridans' full account of the history of Count Dracula in the Newtonverse, Children of the Night, for his theories on the real identity of this Count Dracula.

1918 - Birth of Paul Janus "Kickaha" Finnegan,  In The Lavalite World, Philip José Farmer implies that Kickaha's great-grandfather is Phileas Fogg. However, in Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, Farmer states that Phileas Fogg is Kickaha's great-uncle.

Novel by Philip José Farmer, Bantam Books, 1991.

Clark "Doc" Savage, Jr., meets his friends and associates Ham Brooks, Monk Mayfair, Renny Renwick, Long Tom Roberts and Johnny Littlejohn in the German prison camp Loki.

The "worm unknown to science" was first referred to in Watson's / Doyle's The Problem of Thor Bridge, and was followed-up on in Harry Manders' Raffles tale (edited by Philip José Farmer), The Problem of the Sore Bridge - Among Others. Pete the Brazen, aka Peter Moore, was an adventurer in stories written by George Worts. Murdstone is related to the family which appears in Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. The Jimmie Cordie adventures by William Wirt are a series of 21 stories about a group of mercenaries in the Far East after the Great War. Noted Wold Newton scholar Rick Lai writes: "O'Brien is probably Jem O'Brien, ex-jockey, ex-convict, decorated soldier in the American army during World War I, and special assistant to the Scarlet Fox.  Created by Eustace Hale Ball, the Scarlet Fox was a pulp hero who appeared in seven stories in Black Mask  during 1923-24.  The first six stories were published as a novel, The Scarlet Fox, in 1927."

In Arthur Upfield's novel about the Australian detective, Inspector Napoleon"Bony" Bonaparte, No Footprints in the Bush (1940), a major character is Writjitandil (Farmer changed an "i" to an "e") of the Wantella tribe. Rick Lai writes again: "In an introduction to an edition of an Upfield novel which does not feature Bonaparte, The House of Cain (Dennis McMillan, 1983), Philip José Farmer speculated that Bonaparte was the illegitimate son of E. W. Hornung's A.J. Raffles.  In Upfield's novels,  Bonaparte is illegitimate son of an unnamed white man and an aborigine woman.  Upfield's early novels suggest that Bonaparte was born in the late 1880s. Raffles was in Australia about that time according to Hornung's 'Le Premier Pas.'" For more on Bony Bonaparte, please read Brad Mengel's The Incredible Raffles Clan.

There are three masterful articles on the Escape From Loki  topic by Christopher Carey: Farmer's Escape from Loki: A Closer Look; Loki in the Sunlight; and The Green Eyes Have It - Or Are They Blue? or Another Case of Identity Recased. Regarding Mr. Carey's proposition in the latter article that Captain Nemo, Professor Moriarty, Wolf Larsen, Baron Karl von Hessel (Escape From Loki), Baron Karl (Fortress of Solitude), and Dr. Karl Linningen (Up From Earth's Center) are all the same person, the evidence he gathers is vast. However, Moriarty's career beyond Reichenbach is well-documented, and argues against him being the same person as Wolf Larsen. (Interestingly, Wold Newton investigator Dennis Power independently discovered the Moriarty-Larsen connection and revealed that it is a father-son relationship.) Nevertheless, there is nothing to argue against Wolf Larsen being the same person as Baron von Hessel and Baron Karl. In fact, von Hessel, when revealing his age-delaying elixir to Doc, states that he was born in 1858, which is close enough to the hypothesized time-frame for the birth of Larsen to be taken as accurate. That von Hessel is actually Doc's grandfather makes the battle of wills and testing of young Clark in Escape from Loki all the more remarkable.


G-8 calls on the Red Falcon's services at the very end of this adventure. After the Falcon and his aide, the giant African Sika, help out G-8, they fly back to their aerie high in the Vosges mountains.
G-8 and His Battle Aces, March 1937, by Robert J. Hogan; reprinted in G-8 number 7, Berkley Books, 1965.


G-8 again works with the ace, the Red Falcon, for the third and final time.
G-8 and his Battle Aces, June 1940, by Robert J. Hogan.

September-November 1918 - Savage, Jr., meets his cousin, Lieutenant John "Korak" Drummond-Clayton, while flying during the Argonne operation.

October 1918 -Just as his brother, Kent Allard, has been known by many different names (The Shadow, the Black Eagle, Kentov, etc.), so has the aviator and spy known as G-8, who has been going by the name Jim "Red" Albright. Near the end of the Great War, and shortly after the time of G-8's last recorded exploit, G-8 returns from a mission at the stroke of midnight and acquires the name "Captain Midnight."

Tarzan recalls his adventure with Sheeta the leopard on Mount Kilimanjaro, and how the leopard's frozen carcass remains at the summit of Kilimanjaro. An old white trader named Horn is also mentioned.

Places Ernest Hemingway's short story,The Snows of Kilimanjaro, in the Wold Newton Universe. Alfred Aloysius "Trader" Horn was an African explorer and adventurer.

For an explanation of the alien nature of the Dark Heart of Time, please visit  La, Immortal Priestess of Issus

December 1918-May 1919 - Main events of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen, by Mary Russell Holmes, edited by Laurie R. King. Death of Patricia Donleavy, aka Urainia Moriarty, daughter of the first Professor Moriarty. The events of O Jerusalem occur during December-January of this time period

1919 - First recorded adventure of Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond by H.C. "Sapper" McNeile (Bulldog Drummond). Later novels by Gerard Fairlie. Drummond's arch-enemy is the evil Carl Peterson.

April 1919 - Nine months after Doc Savage's escape from the prison camp Loki, a child is born to Lily Bugov, the Countess Idivzhopu. The child is raised as the son of Baron Karl von Hessel (Doc's grandfather, who will go by the moniker Baron Karl by the time of Fortress of Solitude). However, given young Clark Savage's intimate encounter with the Countess Idivzhopu in July 1918, there can be little doubt as to the true parentage of this child, who will grow up to menace the world, not to mention his own hated father, as "John Sunlight."

Wold Newton researcher Christopher Carey, in his article Loki in the Sunlight, gathers and documents an incredible amount of evidence about the Countess, von Hessel, and Doc's arch-enemy "John Sunlight." Virtually the only piece of Mr. Carey's article with which I disagree is his conclusion that John Sunlight is either Lily Bugov posing as a man, or that she underwent a sex-change operation to become Sunlight. Mr. Carey evocatively points out both Bugov's and Sunlight's unusually long fingers. Keeping in mind all the physical similarities between Bugov and Sunlight that Mr. Carey documents, as well as the behavioral differences, I am lead to a different conclusion. I believe Sunlight is Lily Bugov's son.

However, if Sunlight were born in April of 1919, he would be only eighteen years old in August of 1937 (Fortress of Solitude). This could pose a problem, in terms of his believability as a villain. On the other hand, Baron von Hessel/Baron Karl has been mentoring him in the ways of evil for those eighteen years. And Doc made a believable hero at age sixteen, just as many other Wold Newtonites started their careers early in life. There is a statement that, "He was not a young man...," but I believe this to be blatant misdirection on Lester Dent's part, in order to help Doc conceal the terrible secret of Sunlight's parentage. In short, Sunlight's age is not an insurmountable issue. (It is interesting to note that, based on textual evidence in Fortress of Solitude), Sunlight escaped from the Siberian gulag at approximately age sixteen or seventeen -- the same age at which his father escaped from a similar inescapable prison camp.)

Further, I do not believe that Farmer would have noted the sexual encounter between Clark and Lily without reason. Sunlight, like Doc, emits a strange sound in times of excitement or stress, although Sunlight's takes the form of a low, evil growl, rather than Doc's cool, exotic trilling. Sunlight's inhuman strength, derived from unspecified sources, and his incredible stamina and will power, a result of his magnificent brain, are extensively described in Fortress of Solitude). The derivation of Sunlight's formidable intelligence is easily understood once it is revealed that he is of the Moriarty lineage, as well as that of the Savages-Claytons. In my estimation, the physical similarities between Countess Idivzhopu and Sunlight, coupled with Sunlight's Savage-like strength, vocal habits, and brain power, undoubtedly point to a familial relationship, one made possible by Doc's indiscretion with the Countess.

1919 - Birth of future Justice Inc. agent Nellie Gray, the daughter of Tarzan and Jane click herefor more information).

1919 - Birth of Eel O'BrianFor more information

May 1919 - Dr. Lyndon Parker meets Solar Pons and agrees to share rooms at 7B Praed Street.

May 1919 PARIS, MAY 1919

Indiana Jones is working as a translator with the American delegation at the peace talks in Paris, where he again encounters Lawrence of Arabia.

Television episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Immortal Duncan MacLeod met Lawrence of Arabia in 1916.

1919 - Events of the film The Son of Frankenstein (read Mark Brown's House of Frankenstein and Chuck Loridans' Children of The Night the  for complete information).

1920 Marra while  living in Germany adopts the identity of Dr. Mabuse, where he begins utilizing mind control techniques to complement his biological studies, one of his proteges is Josef Mengele.

1919 - The Hands of Orlac (Les Mains d'Orlac), by Maurice Renard, in which a scientist replaces Orlac's hands with those of a killer.


Hans Stark, a German teenager too young to have fought in the Great War, builds a technologically-advanced airplane/submarine and uses it to adventure around the world. The source of the technology is mysterious, but ultimately derives from Captain Mors' spaceship.

Victoriana expert Jess Nevins notes that this crossover appeared in "Hans Stark, the Flying Devil number one, 1919. Issue number one contains more-or-less explicit hints that Mors was the creator of the technology which Stark uses to build his ship." Since Captain Mors is in the Wold Newton Universe, so too is young inventor Hans Stark.

1920 - Purportedbirth of Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Namor is the child of the Queen of a race of undersea dwellers living in the Antarctic, under the ice floes covering the South Pole, and of Commander Leonard McKenzie, leader of an American scientific expedition . It is possible that the undersea Sub-Mariners are the last dying and mutated descendants of survivors sunken Atlantis. For another explanation please visit.

1920 - The events of Beau Geste, as told by Percival Christopher Wren.


Indy is in Chicago attending college, where he meets Eliot Ness.

Young Indy television movie. Ness would later meet hard-boiled detective Nate Heller in the 1930s.

May 1920 METHOS

Immortal Duncan MacLeod waives hello to Pablo Picasso, stating that they are acquaintances.

Episode of the Highlander television series. Indiana Jones and Tarzan have also both met Picasso, thus confirming the place of Highlander in the Wold Newton Universe.


Chronicles explorer Hareton Ironcastle's expedition to Africa. Phileas Fogg is mentioned, as is the Diogenes Club, Mycroft Holmes' club in London. Ironcastle is apparently related to the eminent Baltimore scientist, Professor Porter. There is also a reference to Ironcastle's previous expedition jointly headed by Dr. Savage, a famous surgeon and explorer, which was to the Lost World first discovered by Professor Challenger. This second Lost World expedition took place in 1917, which would make the Dr. Savage referred to not Doc Savage, but his father. Finally, Ironcastle mentions that he was once in Gabon with famed explorer Joseph Jorkens.

Novel by J.H. Rosny, translated, retold and embellished by Philip José Farmer, DAW Books, 1976. Ties together Wold Newton family members Fogg, Holmes, Tarzan, Savage and Challenger. The late Professor Porter is, of course, the father of Jane, who married Tarzan and settled in Africa in 1910. Lord Dunsany's Joseph Jorkens is also a Wold Newton family member.

November 11, 1920 - Birth of James Bond in Wattenscheid, to Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix. Bond is a descendant of Brigadier Gerard on his mother's side. For a possible explanation of how the Bond's acquired the family motto, The World is not Enough as cited in the film of that title, please visit here. More information on Bond's career can be found at Shaken not Stirred or Unblended Bonds.

December 1920-February 1921 - Holmes and Russell solve the case of A Monstrous Regiment of Women, as told by by Mary Russell Holmes, edited by Laurie R. King. Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell marry in the Spring of 1921.


Prehistory-858, 858-1799, 1800-1849,

1850-1890   1891-1910,   1911-1920,

1921-1930,         1931-1940,      1941-1970,


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