Part 7: Infinity, Inc. (1984–89)

Now full grown (and 7' 6"), Al Rothstein finds that the radiation to which his grandfather, Terry Curtis (Cyclotron) was exposed in the forties has given him superhuman strength and unusually dense skin. Infinity, Inc. #48 (Mar. 1988)
While attending UCLA, Hector Hall renews his acquaintance with Hippolyta Trevor. They soon begin dating. Infinity, Inc. #1 (Mar. 1984)
Jennie-Lynn Hayden and Todd Rice begin to manifest their powers: Jennie-Lynn's skin turns green and a star-shaped "birthmark" on her left palm begins to glow, while Todd discovers that he can become a living shadow. Through a tenuous empathetic connection, they seek each other out and learn that they are brother and sister. Jennie-Lynn suggests that their father may be Green Lantern. They begin practicing their powers together and decide to take the costumed identities of Jade and Obsidian. Infinity, Inc. #4 (July 1984), Infinity, Inc. #33 (Dec. 1986)
Hector Hall, Lyta Trevor, Al Rothstein, and Hawkman's godson Norda of Feithera decide to adopt costumed identities and apply for membership in the Justice Society. Infinity, Inc. #1 (Mar. 1984)
The Star-Spangled Kid attends a memorial service for the Crimson Avenger, his former Seven Soldiers of Victory comrade, and renews his friendship with his old partner Pat Dugan (Stripsey). first appereance of Dugan's son, Mike. NOTE: The Crimson Avenger died in DC Comics Presents #38 (1981). Infinity, Inc. #11 (Feb. 1985)
Wesley Dodds (Sandman) suffers a mild stroke. Infinity, Inc. #1 (Mar. 1984)
Jade (Jennifer-Lynn Hayden), Northwind (Norda of Feithera), Nuklon (Albert Rothstein), Obsidian (Todd Rice), Silver Scarab (Hector Hall) (1st chronological appearances) and Fury II (Hippolyta Trevor) attempt to join the Justice Society, but are rejected. They leave angrily, accompanied by Huntress and Power Girl. NOTES: The Infinitors' first appearance in print was in All-Star Squadron #25, except for Fury, who first appeared in Wonder Woman #300. Fury II is the daughter of Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor (in post-Crisis history, the daughter of Fury I and the adoptive daughter of Miss America); Jade and Obsidian are the children of Green Lantern and the Thorn, Silver Scarab is the son of Hawkman and Hawkgirl, Northwind is Hawkman's godson, and Nuklon is the godson of the Atom. Originally included the Earth-2 Huntress. Infinity, Inc. #1 (Mar. 1984)
Brainwave Jr. approaches the JSA, claiming to have information about the Ultra-Humanite's escape from Limbo. Star-Spangled Kid accompanies him to investigate. Ultra transports them and the other young heroes back in time to the year 1942. NOTES: Brainwave Jr. (Hank King, Jr.) is the son of Brain Wave (Henry King) and Merry, the Girl of a Thousand Gimmicks (Mary Pemberton, adoptive sister of the Star-Spangled Kid). The story continues in All-Star Squadron #24. Infinity, Inc. #2 (Apr. 1984)
The Ultra-Humanite of 1942 releases the Secret Society of Super-Villains (Mist, Monocle, Brain Wave, Rag Doll, and the Ultra-Humanite) from Limbo. The ape-Ultra escapes into the modern era; the others appear in 1942. All-Star Squadron #26 (Oct. 1983)
The young heroes return to the present. With the Star-Spangled Kid, they found Infinity, Inc., with Power Girl and the Huntress as honorary members. The Infinitors battle Solomon Grundy. Under the influence of the Ultra-Humanite, Superman summons Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Green Lantern, the Atom, and Robin to Colorado, where he drowns them in the Stream of Ruthlessness. NOTES: The original tale also included the Earth-2 Robin, Huntress, Superman and Wonder Woman. Infinity, Inc. #3 (May 1984)
The Infinitors are called to Colorado to identify the bodies of Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Green Lantern, the Atom, and Robin, all apparently dead. NOTE: Reprints the Hawkman story from Flash Comics #71 (1946) that introduced Feithera. Infinity, Inc. #4 (June 1984)
The "dead" JSAers revive, now evil from the effects of the Stream of Ruthlessness. NOTE: Includes a personnel file on Jade. Infinity, Inc. #5 (July 1984)
The Infinitors and Flash I confront the evil JSAers in Colorado. Power Girl instigates a battle with Superman in Metropolis and the Huntress takes on Robin in Gotham. NOTE: Includes a personnel file on Obsidian. Originally included the Earth-2 Huntress, Robin, or Superman. Infinity, Inc. #6 (Aug. 1984)
Fury and the Silver Scarab fight Wonder Woman and Hawkman. NOTE: Includes a personnel file on the Huntress. Originally included the Earth-2 Wonder Woman. Infinity, Inc. #7 (Sept. 1984)
Power Girl vs. Superman, while Nuklon and Wildcat fight the Atom. Nuklon is accidentally bombarded with thorium radiation. NOTE: Includes a personnel file on Power Girl. Originally included the Earth-2 Superman. Infinity, Inc. #8 (Oct. 1984)
Brainwave Jr. and the Star-Spangled Kid enlist the aid of the original Brain Wave. Nuklon discovers that the thorium radiation has given him the ability to control his density, allowing him to phase through objects. Meanwhile, Doctor Mid-Nite discovers the Ultra-Humanite's involvement. NOTE: Includes a personnel file on the Silver Scarab. Infinity, Inc. #9 (Dec. 1984)
The JSA is freed from the effects of the Stream of Ruthlessness. Brain Wave sacrifices his life to give Brainwave Jr. the power to defeat the Ultra-Humanite. Infinity, Inc. #10 (Jan. 1985)
The Infinitors are offered membership in the JSA, but choose to remain independent with Star as their leader. Infinity, Inc. #11(Feb. 1985)
Sometime after his return from 1942, the Rag Doll founds a cult and slays the family of a famous actor. Starman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wildcat and Doctor Mid-Nite hunt him down and the villain is apparently slain by Starman's cosmic rod. The next day, the three JSAers remove his body from the morgue so that the cause of his death will not be publicly revealed. After this however, Rag Doll's followers rescue his body and nurse him to health. Later still, Rag Doll receives a power boost from Neron. NOTES: The story is said to have taken place 13 years ago, but the Flash was not freed from Keystone City until 11 years ago; it was moved here to follow the Rag Doll's other modern appearances. A third Rag Doll claimed that his father and brother were triple joined (Villains United #3), so it is unclear if the original is the one who reappeared with enhanced powers powers from Neron after "Underworld Unleashed" (1995). Starman vol. 2 #9, 11 (July, Sept. 1995), #67-68 (July–Aug. 2000)
6 Years Ago
JLA/JSA 22: "Family Crisis": Earth-2: The JLA, JSA, and Supergirl battle the Commander, a conqueror from another dimension, and encounter the Crime Syndicate of Earth-3. NOTES: Probably no similar events in post-Crisis continuity. This was the last appearance of the Crime Syndicate of America prior to their demise in the Crisis. Starring: Green Lantern, Doctor Fate, Starman, Doctor Mid-Nite. Justice League of America #231-232 (Oct.–Nov. 1984)
Infinity, Inc. holds a press conference in Los Angeles. The Silver Scarab reveals his true identity and those of his parents (Hawkman and Hawkgirl I). The Star-Spangled Kid, Jade, Obsidian, and Nuklon also unmask. The Huntress reveals that she is Batman's daughter. Brainwave leaves the group. Power Girl and the Huntress leave to rejoin the JSA. NOTES: First appearance of Ted Grant's goddaughter Yolanda Montez (later Wildcat II). Originally included the Earth-2 Huntress. Infinity, Inc. #12 (Mar. 1985)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The diary of the original Batman implicates the JSA in wartime treason. It's revealed as a complex plot by Batman to lead the JSA to stop Per Degaton. NOTES: The Bomb Defense Formula first appeared in All-Star Comics #10 (1942). The series is a Justice Society retrospective, recapping the JSA's origins with extensive annotations. America vs. the JSA #1-4 (Jan.–Apr. 1985)
Barry Allen and Hal Jordan save Carol Ferris (Star Sapphire II) from the evil, other-dimensional influence of the original Star Sapphire. Flash/Green Lantern: Brave & Bold #6 (Mar. 2000)
While taking a brief vacation, members of Infinity, Inc. are attacked by the Thorn. Infinity, Inc. #13 (Apr. 1985)
Todd McFarlane begins as penciller (through #37)
Northwind and Obsidian go on double dates. After battling the Thorn, the other Infinitors meet Rose Canton, unaware that she and the Thorn are the same person. Chroma appears, foretelling doom for the Earth. first appereance of Marcie Cooper. Infinity, Inc. #14 (May 1985)
Chroma disappears. The Star-Spangled Kid returns to California. Infinity, Inc. #15 (June 1985)
Lyta Trevor and Hector Hall's celebration of their engagement is rudely interrupted when Lyta is kidnapped by Mister Bones. Infinity, Inc. #16 (July 1985)
Trying to rescue Fury from Mister Bones, the Silver Scarab battles Helix: Tao Jones, Baby Boom, Penny Dreadful, Kritter, and Arak Wind-Walker. Infinity, Inc. #17 (Aug. 1985)
The Anti-Monitor begins destroying the positive-matter universe with waves of anti-matter which manifest as red skies. Pariah watches helplessly. The Monitor's servant, Harbinger, gathers an army of super-heroes and -villains. NOTES: First DC Comics app. of Blue Beetle, who debuted in Charlton Comics' Captain Atom #83 (Nov. 1966), and the first costumed appearance of Harbinger. First appearance of Pariah and the first full-panel appearance of the Monitor, whose first appereance in print (hidden) was New Teen Titans #21 (1984). Crisis #1 (Apr. 1985)
Helix escapes from the Infinitors. The Thorn gets a visit from the Harlequin, who warns her to stay away from Green Lantern's children. Harbinger recruits Obsidian to join the Monitor's army. Infinity, Inc. #18 (Sept. 1985)
Jade is rushed to the hospital after feeling the cyanide touch of Mister Bones. She is treated by Doctor Beth Chapel, a colleague of Charles McNider. The JSA investigates the red skies while Commander Steel and Mekanique manipulate the Infinitors into fighting the new JLA. NOTES: Commander Steel explains that he is from Earth-2, but has lived on Earth-1 for decades, as explained in All-Star Squadron #50. Mekanique's first chronological appearance was in All-Star Squadron #58. Infinity, Inc. #19 (Oct. 1985)
JLA/JSA 23: "Final Crisis": The JLA, JSA, and Infinity, Inc. rescue Steel from Commander Steel and Mekanique. Starring: Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Doctor Mid-Nite, Flash. Justice League of America #244 (Nov. 1985)
Firebrand teams with heroes of the Old West. Cyclotron appears from 1942, again foiling the Ultra-Humanite and saving his daughter's life before returning to his own time and perishing. All-Star Squadron #55 (Mar. 1986)
Pariah saves Lady Quark from her planet's destruction. The Anti-Monitor kidnaps the Red Tornado while the Monitor brings about the creation of Doctor Light IV. Harbinger, under the mental domination of the Anti-Monitor, kills the Monitor. Crisis #4 (July 1985)
Time and space begin to overlap. On Oa, the Green Lantern Corps finds that the Guardians have been decimated by the Anti-Monitor's forces. The JLA, Outsiders, Infinity, Inc., All-Star Squadron (Amazing-Man, Johnny Quick, Liberty Belle, Tarantula), and Legion join forces to battle the Red Tornado, who is being used by the Anti-Monitor to cause chaos. In the anti-matter universe, the Flash and the Psycho-Pirate come face-to-face with the Anti-Monitor. Wildcat's legs are crushed saving a young girl's life. NOTES: This was the first actual appearance of the Anti-Monitor. Crisis #5 (Aug. 1985), All-Star Squadron #53 (Jan. 1986)
The Psycho-Pirate uses his powers to cause chaos on Earth. Yolanda Montez becomes Wildcat II. Harbinger protects the Earth from annihilation, but causes widespread temporal paradoxes. NOTES: First DC Comics appearances of the former Charlton Comics characters Captain Atom, Judomaster, Nightshade, Peacemaker, Peter Cannon — Thunderbolt, and the Question. Captain Atom first appeared in Space Adventures #33 (Mar. 1960); Judomaster in Special War Series #4 (Nov. 1965); Nightshade in Captain Atom #82 (Sept. 1966); Peacemaker in Fightin' 5 #40 (Dec. 1966); Peter Cannon in Thunderbolt #1 (Jan. 1966); and the Question in Blue Beetle #1 (June 1967). Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt, is no longer owned by DC Comics, but by Pete A. Morisi. Crisis #6 (Sept. 1985)
Harbinger explains the birth of the universe and the roots of the Crisis, including the origins of the Guardians of the Universe and the Monitor and Anti-Monitor, and reveals how Pariah inadvertantly awakened the Anti-Monitor. An army of the most powerful surviving heroes takes the battle to the anti-matter universe and destroy the Anti-Monitor's body, saving Earth from destruction. Crisis #7 (Oct. 1985)
The Atom, Firestorm, Firehawk, and Vixen recruit T.O. Morrow to attempt to repair the Red Tornado. In the anti-matter universe, the Anti-Monitor constructs a new body for himself and prepares to use a massive anti-matter cannon. On Qward, Flash II (Barry Allen) manages to destroy the cannon at the cost of his own life. Straining his speed to its limits, he ricochets backwards through time before he dies. NOTE: Because of this, Allen is seen by this friends repeatedly in the years to come. Crisis #8 (Nov. 1985)
Beth Chapel is blinded by an oxygen explosion in her hospital. Hourman's son Rick Tyler takes a Miraclo capsule to enable him to rescue her The two decide to become heroes. Infinity, Inc. #20 (Nov. 1985)
Green Lantern, the Harlequin, Jade, and Obsidian clash with the Thorn. Thorn's good personality, Rose Canton, briefly regains control; she stabs herself to prevent her evil personality from killing her children. Before she dies, she reveals that she was Alyx Florin, Alan Scott's former wife, and Jade and Obsidian's mother. The Harlequin reveals her true identity to Green Lantern and admits her feelings for him. They decide to marry. Infinity Inc. Annual #1 (1985)
The JSA and Infinity, Inc. attend a wedding reception for Alan Scott and Molly Maynne (Harlequin). Brainwave Jr. returns to Infinity, Inc. Beth Chapel discovers that she can see in the dark and becomes Doctor Midnight. Rick Tyler becomes Hourman II. Infinity, Inc. #21 (Dec. 1985)
A vast army of super-villains, led by Lex Luthor, attempts to seize power on Earth. Hawkman I is severely wounded by Doctor Phosphorus. Crisis #9 (Dec. 1985)
Prince Gavin, Starman IV, dies attempting to save his homeworld from the advancing anti-matter. Krona kills the original Icicle and Mirror Master. NOTES: First mentioned in "The Monitor Tapes," a backup feature in Crisis #10; told in greater detail in Starman Annual #1. Crisis #10 (Jan. 1986), Starman vol. 2 Annual #1 (1996)
The JSA joins the heroes assembling aboard the Monitor's satellite. NOTES: Includes a personnel file on Nuklon. Infinity, Inc. #22 (Jan. 1986)
The villain war is ended by the Spectre, who unites all of the surviving heroes and villains in a last-ditch effort to stop the Anti-Monitor from changing history to eliminate the positive-matter universe from existence. The Spectre and the Anti-Monitor clash at the Dawn of Time, apparently destroying all of creation. The universe fades to white. This originally was intended to be the end of the Crisis storyline. NOTES: This originally was intended to be the end of the Crisis storyline. The Anti-Montitor's hand in these events is actually the power source of several DCU characters including Obsidian, Ian Karkull, the Shade, Shadow Thief, Eclipso and others. The giant shadow hand in Swamp Thing #50 is called "the Shadowlands" and "the Primordial Darkness." Morpheus trapped Brute and Glob in "The Darkness" to punish them for empowering Garrett Sanford and Hector Hall (Sandman #12). Crisis #10 (Jan. 1986)
The survivors of the battle at the Dawn of Time awaken on Earth. Earth is then drawn into the anti-matter universe, where the Anti-Monitor prepares to destroy the Earth once and for all. NOTES: This issue began an "interregnum" period in which the previous multiverse had been united into a single world, but during which most of the changes later attributed to the Crisis (such as the extensively revised histories of Superman and Wonder Woman) had not yet appeared and those who were present at the Dawn of Time still remembered the multiverse. Crisis #11 (Feb. 1986)
Knodar arrives from the 25th century for a rematch with the heroes of the 20th century. Brainwave reveals that he has inherited his father's powers. Northwind returns to Feithera, which is destroyed by a glacier, forcing his people to relocate. Jade soothes the savage Solomon Grundy, becoming the only person Grundy trusts. Infinity, Inc. #23 (Feb. 1986)
Jonni Thunder and the Star-Spangled Kid battle Knodar in Hollywood. Infinity, Inc. #24 (Mar. 1986)
The Earth is drawn into the anti-matter universe for a final confrontation with the Anti-Monitor, whose shadow demons ravage the Earth. Dove, Sunburst, and the Ten-Eyed Man perish. The Anti-Monitor is staggered by an attack by Darkseid (recruited by the Forgotten Heroes and Brainiac) and finally destroyed by Superman. Earth is returned to the positive matter universe. Kid Flash (Wally West) discovers that his terminal disease has gone into remission and becomes Flash III. Psycho-Pirate II, now the only person to remember the full history of the Crisis and the pre-Crisis universe, is committed to Arkham Asylum. NOTE: The rebirth of the Universe spawns "Hypertime," a system of divergent timelines (Elseworlds) with alternate events. The DC heroes do not discover it's existence until years hence. The Earth-2 Superman appears again, struggling against an impenetrable barrier in The Kingdom (1999). This barrier is first mentioned in DC One Million #2. Crisis #12 (Mar. 1986)
The JSA and Infinity, Inc. mourn the loss of the Golden Age Superman and the demise of Earth-2's Green Arrow, Robin and Huntress in the Crisis. Earth-2's Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor bid a sad farewell to their daughter Fury and depart to dwell forever with the gods of Olympus. The surviving JSAers offer the Infinitors full membership in the JSA, which they decline. Hourman II, Doctor Midnight, and Wildcat II make bids for Infinity, Inc. membership, but are not immediately accepted. The Infinitors clash with Carcharo. Infinity, Inc. #25 (Apr. 1986)
Wildcat learns that she is a product of the same genetic experiments as Helix and Carcharo, who she learns is her cousin. Mister Bones is arrested. Infinity and Helix reach a stalemate; Infinity takes Bones into custody and lets the others go. Infinity, Inc. #26 (May 1986)
Mourning the loss of her parents, Lyta Trevor recalls her first meeting with Hector Hall, Al Rothstein, and Rick Tyler when they were all 12 years old. As an act of mercy, Brainwave Jr. removes her memory of her real parents; he and the other Infinitors also lose their memories of the Earth-2 Wonder Woman. Infinity, Inc. #27 (June 1986)
Pat Dugan (Stripsey) becomes Infinity, Inc.'s team mechanic. Wildcat II asks to become an official member, but she and Hourman II are again rejected. Mister Bones is freed from prison by a secret benefactor. Baby Boom takes the name Babe, sides with Carcharo and seizes leadership of Helix away from Penny. Infinity, Inc. #28 (July 1986)
Penny takes tentative charge of Helix only to be overthrown by Babe, who is manipulated by Carcharo. Carcharo then turns on Helix and kidnaps Mister Bones. He bites Bones' leg off and dies from the cyanide. To ensure Bones' safety, Helix turns themselves in. Bones is then freed from prison by Doctor Love. NOTE: Brainwave mentions that he can't recall why he tampered with Fury's memories; he has forgotten the events of the Crisis. Infinity, Inc. #29(Aug. 1986)
A monstrous shadow-creature is unleashed by the Brujeria to threaten heaven and hell. John Constantine recruits an army of mystics, including Doctor Fate, Sargon, the Spectre, Zatanna and Zatara to join the battle. Zatanna blames Constantine in part for his death and ends their romance. Sargon and Zatara are slain. Doctor Fate kills Abnegazar of the Demons Three, who had joined the battle. The shadow-creature is eventually persuaded to change its course by the Swamp Thing. It strikes an accord with Heaven and disappears. Steve Dayton (Mento) is driven mad. NOTE: Shortly after his death, Sargon is revived in another man's body (revealed Swamp Thing #143) but is later killed again (#150). John Constantine first appeared in Swamp Thing #37 (June 1985). Swamp Thing #49-50 (June/July 1986)
The surviving JSA members, except for the Black Canary, meet at the graves of Robin and the Huntress, intending to dissolve the Justice Society. Before they can disband, they are interrupted by the Spectre, who warns them of a terrible danger to the universe. The JSA is sent to Asgard, the home of the Norse gods, where they must repeat the Ragnarok cycle for all eternity in order to prevent the Earth from being destroyed. The Spectre returns Doctor Fate, Power Girl, and the Star-Spangled Kid to Earth. NOTES: The alternate timeline in this story depicts the Earth-2 Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, although it is explicitly described as taking place in the post-Crisis universe. Sandman #23 revealed that the Ragnarok cycle that the JSA entered was a false version created by Odin. According to Secret Origins #50, Black Canary I was too sick to attend the JSA's final meeting; Roy Thomas, the author of this story, later admitted he simply forgot about her. Last Days of the JSA (1986)
Doctor Fate, Power Girl, and the Star-Spangled Kid return to Earth. They and the members of Infinity, Inc. mourn the loss of the JSA. NOTES: Last references to the Earth-2 Superman, Robin, and Huntress in a post-Crisis story. Despite the publication date, this story may be assumed to take place just before the events of Legends of Wonder Woman #4 and All-Star Squadron #60. Infinity, Inc. #30 (Sept. 1986)
Mekanique and the goddess Aphrodite, who have been using their powers to hold back the full effects of the Crisis for their own purposes, allow the Crisis's reality-changing effects to take hold. All characters except the Psycho-Pirate lose their memories of the pre-Crisis history. The Earth-2 Aquaman, Batman, Green Arrow, Huntress, Robin, Speedy, and Wonder Woman, the Golden Age Captain Marvel and Marvel Family, and Earth-1's Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman cease to exist, along with all memory of their existence. All-Star Squadron #60 (July 1986), Legend of Wonder Woman #4 (Aug. 1986)
Jay Garrick's wife Joan receives an impersonal government telegram informing her that her husband is missing. She believes him to be dead. Flash Annual #3 (1989)
David Knight, son of Ted Knight (Starman) is informed of his father's apparent death. Starman vol. 1 #27 (Sept. 1990)
Star-Spangled Kid adopts the name Skyman. Doctor Midnight, Hourman II, and Wildcat II are admitted as full members of Infinity, Inc. NOTE: Immediately following this, Skyman recounts his origin in Secret Origins #9. Infinity, Inc. #31 (Oct. 1986)
Psycho Pirate attacks Jade and Brainwave and discovers that Jonni Thunder's Thunderbolt was behind his asylum escape. Frustrated by the federal ban on superhero activity, Infinity accepts the same assignment as the Global Guardians (Green Flame, Icemaiden, Rising Sun, Tasmanian Devil): to protect a Canadian trade conference. Fury discovers that she's pregnant. NOTE: This is the first post-Crisis appearance of the Global Guardians; Doctor Mist is also mentioned. Many of their members debuted pre-Crisis in the Super Friends comic book series. Their first mainstream appearance was DC Comics Presents #46 (June 1982); it is uncertain if that story remains valid in post-Crisis continuity. Infinity, Inc. #32 (Nov. 1986)
Obsidian recalls his childhood and discovery of his powers. Fury mentions her childhood on Trevor Island, the first reference to her post-Crisis origin. Infinity, Inc. #33 (Dec. 1986)
In Calgary, Infinity and the Global Guardians encounter the Wizard's new Injustice, Unlimited. The villains include Fiddler, the Shade and newcomers: Artemis I (daughter of the Huntress and Sportsmaster), Hazard (granddaughter of the Gambler) and Icicle II. They kidnap Hourman and blackmail the heroes into doing their dirty work. NOTE: Bushmaster, Doctor Mist, Fleur-de-Lis, Godiva, Olympian and Seraph are introduced in a group image only. Infinity, Inc. #34 (Jan. 1987)
For the first time, Arion of Atlantis tells Power Girl her (false) origin as his granddaughter, a survivor of ancient Atlantis, not a Kryptonian. This was a lie in order to protect Kara, at the behest of her mother. Secret Origins #11 (Feb. 1987)
Sylvester Pemberton unveils a poster for his never-completed JSA feature film. Artemis frees her parents (Huntress I and Sportsmaster) from prison. Hazard mentions that the Gambler recently committed suicide. In Greece, Fury encounters the Eumenides, who tell her the origin of her real mother. She also meets the Global Guardian, Olympian. NOTES: Oddly, Fury I appears on the movie poster, but no other text suggests that she was ever a member of the JSA. This cameo is her first appearance in print; her first chronological appearance and origin are in Secret Origins #12 (Mar. 1987). Infinity, Inc. #35 (Feb. 1987), Secret Origins #12 (Mar. 1987)
Jade befriends Solomon Grundy, who helps defeat Injustice, Unlimited (he will remain near her through the end of the series). The Wizard is apparently killed by Hourman. Infinity, Inc. #36 (Mar. 1987)
The origin of Northwind. Northwind remains in Feithera to study under his grandfather. Infinity, Inc. #37 (Apr. 1987)
As punishment for his failure against the Shadow Creature, the Spectre is stripped of much of his power and returned to Earth. Spectre vol. 2 #1 (Apr. 1987)
Legends: At the climax of Darkseid's campaign to discredit Earth's heroes, G. Gordon Godfrey seizes the helmet of Doctor Fate. When he puts it on, he is overwhelmed by the power of Nabu, ending his campaign to discredit Earth's heroes. The assembled heroes decide to form a new Justice League. Legends #6 (Apr. 1987)
Black Canary II and Doctor Fate become charter members of the new Justice League. Justice League #1 (May 1987)
Hector Hall breaks off his engagement to Lyta Trevor. Because they are minors, an informal hearing is held to try to decide the fate of the Helix children. In their defense, they claimed that they were not raised with a sense of right or wrong. The court finds that Mister Bones was a bad influence on the others; Bones is remanded to the custody of Infinity, Inc., and the others to receive treatment. Infinity, Inc. #38 (May 1987)
The origin of Solomon Grundy is retold. NOTES: Retells the events of All-Star Comics #33 and others. Infinity, Inc. #39 (June 1987)
The team reviews a new trailer to promote their services. Rick Tyler discovers that his father (Hourman) has left him a cure for the adverse affects of Miraclo. Fury reveals that she is pregnant. Jade and Obsidian inherit half of their father's radio station, KGLX. Jonni Thunder's Thunderbolt turns on her and attacks Skyman. Infinity, Inc. #40 (July 1987)
The Thunderbolt summons her mate by using Skyman's body. The two "bolts" are part of a race who long ago stored their essences in metal figurines—into which they are driven back. Infinity, Inc. #41(Aug. 1987)
Thanagarian spy Fel Andar comes to Earth and claims to be Carter Hall, Jr., the son of Carter Hall. He and his wife Sharon begin fighting crime in Midway City as "Hawkman II" and "Hawkwoman." Hawkworld #22 (Apr. 1992)
Dinah Lance (Black Canary) moves to Seattle with Oliver Queen (Green Arrow). Green Arrow: Longbow Hunters #1 (Aug. 1987)
At Skyman's insistence, Lyta Trevor goes on maternity leave from Infinity, Inc. She encounters the new female incarnation of Hawkman's old enemy Hath-Set and discovers that the Silver Scarab is now her pawn. NOTE: Although Mister Bones participates in many of the group's adventures, Skyman makes it clear in this issue that he is not a member of Infinity, Inc. Infinity, Inc. #42 (Sept. 1987)
The Psycho Pirate (in the guise of Baron Bedlam) takes over Markovia. He installs a puppet prime minister and allies with Abraham Lincoln Carlyle—head of the Force of July. Skyman visits Markovia to scout movie locations and is captured. This prompts a teaming of the Outsiders with Infinity Inc. Outsiders Special #1 (1987)
Psycho Pirate goes out of control and Carlyle abandons their alliance. The heroes defeat the Pirate with a combination of Looker and Brainwave's mental abilities. Carlyle retains possession of the Medusa Mask. Infinity, Inc. Special #1 (1987)
Black Canary is kidnapped and tortured by drug smugglers, suffering injuries that later cause her to lose her "canary cry." Green Arrow: Longbow Hunters #2 (Sept. 1987)
Hourman II adopts a costume similar to that worn by his father. Infinity, Inc. #43 (Oct. 1987)
5 Years Ago
After defeating the Gray Man, Doctor Fate leaves the Justice League. Justice League #7 (Nov. 1987)
The spell that keeps Kent and Inza Nelson eternally young fails under the strains of the Kali Yuga, the Age of Chaos. Aging rapidly, Inza loses her sanity and commits suicide. Nabu artificially ages a young boy named Eric Strauss to adulthood with the intention of making him the new Doctor Fate, but Eric is captured by Typhon, a Lord of Chaos, who uses the Helm of Nabu and the Amulet of Anubis to make Doctor Benjamin Stoner into the evil Anti-Fate. Eric and his stepmother Linda Strauss merge to become a new Doctor Fate II, independent of Nabu, and defeat Typhon. Kent Nelson dies (for the first time). Nabu is cast out by the Lords of Order and takes up residence in Nelson's re-animated body. Dr. Fate vol. 1 #1-4 (July–Oct. 1987)
The Infinitors battle the Silver Scarab and Hath-Set. They discover that Hector Hall is actually dead and the Scarab is now an inhuman creature. Infinity, Inc. #44 (Nov. 1987)
Infinity, Inc. joins forces with the Teen Titans to battle the Clusters. New Teen Titans #38 (Dec. 1987)
The Ultra-Humanite is freed from the power of the Clusters, who are defeated by the Titans and Infinitors. NOTE: This issue briefly recaps the Ultra-Humanite's career; most of his pre-Crisis adventures still took place, although it is not clear who he fought instead of Superman. Infinity, Inc. #45 (Dec. 1987)
When Jade loses track of Solomon Grundy, he again attacks the Swamp Thing. Guest stars John Constantine, Hellblazer. NOTE: Contains a preview of Hellblazer #1. Swamp Thing #67(Dec. 1987)
Millennium: Obsidian's girlfriend Marcie Cooper reveals that she is an agent of the Manhunters. She steals the goggles of the original Harlequin and becomes the new Harlequin (III). Dan Richards (Manhunter I) discovers that his dog Thor was a Manhunter android. Infinity, Inc. #46 (Jan. 1988)
Millennium: The Infinitors join the Tasmanian Devil on a mission to Australia. Dan Richards destroys the Harlequin's goggles but is shot by her; he dies in Jade's arms. Infinity, Inc. #47 (Feb. 1988)
The new Doctor Fate, "Hawkman II," and "Hawkwoman" help the Justice League, Superman, and Green Lantern Corps to destroy the Manhunter homeworld. Justice League International #10 (Feb. 1988)
Nuklon visits Fury at the home of her adoptive parents, Joan Dale (first modern appearance) and Admiral Derek Trevor (first appereance), and recalls his origin. NOTE: This issue reveals that in post-Crisis history Lyta Trevor was raised by Joan Dale (Miss America) and her husband Derek. Infinity, Inc. #48 (Mar. 1988)
Joan Dale, the former Miss America, recalls her days with the JSA. She notes that powers began to fade after the JSA disbanded in 1951, so she never emerged from retirement. Nuklon offers to marry Lyta so that her child will have a father; she says no. Hector Hall returns as Sandman III. NOTE: This is the first textual reference to Miss America taking the place of Wonder Woman in the JSA. Infinity, Inc. #49 (Apr. 1988)
Skyman celebrates his 61st birthday. Hector reveals that he became the Sandman after Garrett Sandford (Sandman II) committed suicide. Lyta agrees to accompany him to the dream world. The Wizard returns, revealing that his "death" was an illusion, and joins forces with the Lorelei to battle Infinity, Inc. NOTES: This is the first modern appearance of the Lorelei, who first appeared in All-Star Comics #39 (1947). The post-Crisis version of that story is recounted in this issue, substituting Miss America for Wonder Woman. Infinity, Inc. #50 (May 1988)
Hector and Lyta marry and return to the dream dimension. The Dummy takes the Wizard's place as leader of Injustice Unlimited. By controlling Solomon Grundy, the Harlequin kills Skyman with Mister Bones' cyanide touch. Distraught, Bones disappears and the Infinitors find him at the treatment facility where Helix resides. There, Helix are again under the control of Doctor Love. When Love commanded them to kill Bones, they instinctively turn on him and kill Love himself. Helix depart bitterly, claiming that Bones was no longer one of them. Later, Pat Dugan (Stripsey) recalls his and Syl's adventures with the Seven Soldiers of Victory. NOTE: Pat Dugan's recollection shows Billy Gunn and Wing as members of the Soldiers, which was later changed by Geoff Johns to the Spider and Stuff the Chinatown Kid. Infinity, Inc. #51 (June 1988)
An aging Per Degaton and Mekanique await the return of Professor Zee's time machine, lost in 1947. When it appears, Degaton discovers that in lunging for the machine before it vanished, he was split into two chronal duplicates, one in 1947, the other in the time machine. The older Degaton ceases to exist and Mekanique, unwilling to deal with the young, arrogant Degaton, self-destructs in a fit of pique, apparently destroying them both (but Degaton does survive). NOTE: This issue concludes the story begun in Young All-Stars Annual #1. Infinity Inc. Annual #2 (1988)
Mister Bones is accepted as an official member of Infinity, Inc. Infinity, Inc. #52 (July 1988)
Infinity, Inc. officially disbands. The Harlequin is apparently killed by Solomon Grundy. NOTE: This was the final issue of Infinity, Inc. Sometime after this, Bones makes a deal to become the Director of the U.S. Department of Extranormal Operations (D.E.O.) Infinity, Inc. #53 (Aug. 1988)
Thanagarian spy "Hawkman II" and his unwitting accomplice "Hawkwoman" join the Justice League. Black Canary calls to inform Oberon of her resignation from the JLI. NOTE: See the entry for Hawkworld #23 below. Justice League International #19 (Nov. 1988)
John Constantine finally destroys Nergal with the help of three Angels. NOTE: Neither Fate nor the Spectre took part. Editors at the time forbade the use of any costumed characters. Swamp Thing and Abin Sur fought Nergal later in Hell (Swamp Thing #97-98) Hellblazer #12 (Dec. 1988)
Power Girl joins Justice League Europe. "Hawkman II" and "Hawkwoman" resign from the JLI. Justice League International #24 (Feb. 1989)
The original Black Canary tries to persuade her daughter to abandon her crimefighting career. NOTE: This was the first time that both Black Canaries appeared together in the same story. Green Arrow Annual #2 (1989)
Superman and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) have a harrowing brush with death after discovering a duplicate of Alan Scott's power battery (located in Berlin in 1949 by the Blackhawks) in a Metropolis museum. They confront the spirit of the Green Flame, which demands that Hal take Alan Scott's place as the mortal wielder of its power. With the help of the Phantom Stranger, Hal is able to free himself and Superman from the Green Flame's powers and return them to Earth. NOTES: The story was originally written in 1988 for publication in Action Comics Weekly, but editorial problems prevented it from being completed until 2000. This story indicates that Hal Jordan had the ability, if he so chose, to manipulate the green magical energy used by Alan Scott's ring. Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (2000)
Flash III investigates the disappearance of Jay Garrick and learns the fate of the JSA from Jade and Obsidian. He tries and fails to enter the Ragnarok dimension. Flash Annual #3 (1989)
"Hawkwoman" is slain by Fel Andar ("Hawkman II") after she discovers that he is a Thanagarian spy. She survives long enough to warn the Martian Manhunter and Maxwell Lord. Fel Andar flees back to Thanagar; Max and J'onn decide not to publicly reveal this "Hawkman's" treachery or the fact that he was impersonating Carter Hall's son. Hawkworld #23 (May 1992)

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