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Infinity Inc.


Infinity Inc #1 cover depicting the original Infinitors. Art by Mike Machlan. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (518x800, 94 KB)http://www. ...

Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing
Publication dates March 1984 - June 1988
Number of issues 53
Main character(s) Infinity, Inc.
Creative team
Writer(s) Roy Thomas
Creator(s) Roy Thomas
Jerry Ordway
Mike Machlan

Infinity Inc. is a team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe, mostly composed of the children and heirs of the Justice Society of America (making them something of the Society's analogue to the Teen Titans, originally composed of sidekicks of Justice League members). Created by Roy Thomas, Jerry Ordway and Mike Machlan, they first appeared in All-Star Squadron #25 (September 1983). It is also the name of the comic book starring the group, which ran from issue #1 (March 1984) through #53 (June 1988). DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Ordway. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... For the animated television series based on this comic book, see Teen Titans (animated series). ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Ordway. ... The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981-1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by DC Comics about the adventures of a large team of superheroes which comprised of most of the feature characters owned by the company that appeared in the Golden Age of Comic Books...

Contents

Publication history

The group was organized by the original Star-Spangled Kid in Infinity Inc. #1 when a number of JSA proteges were denied admission to the JSA. They instead formed their own group. Members of Infinity, Inc. were known as Infinitors. The Star-Spangled Kid is the name of two DC Comics superheroes. ...


Roy Thomas and his wife Dann wrote the series throughout its run. Artists on the series included Todd McFarlane, Vince Argondezzi and Michael Bair. Dann Thomas is a wife of Roy Thomas and has at times worked with him. ... Spawn #1 (1992), featuring one of McFarlanes most popular creations Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a cartoonist, comic book writer, artist, and media entrepreneur. ... Michael Bair is an American comic book artist, whose most notable work includes the inking of DCs Identity Crisis. ...


The series ended with the death of the Star-Spangled Kid (by then known as Skyman), and presumably the group disbanded shortly thereafter. Several members have gone on to supporting roles in other comics series. Fury filled a pivotal role in The Sandman and is the mother of Daniel. Hourman, Nuklon (as Atom Smasher), Silver Scarab (as Dr. Fate) and Power Girl eventually joined the 21st century incarnation of the JSA. The Fury is a superheroine in DC Comics; see Fury (DC Comics). ... The Sandman was a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics for 75 issues from 1988 until 1996. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Hourman (Rick Tyler) is a fictional character, a superhero who was created by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas and Todd McFarlane and first appeared in Infinity Inc. ... Atom Smasher (sometimes spelled with a hyphen) is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Doctor Fate, as seen in Justice League Unlimited Doctor Fate is a comic book superhero and wizard in the DC Comics universe, and a member of the Justice Society of America. ... Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a DC Comics superhero. ...


Originally, the series took place on the parallel world of Earth-Two, but in 1986 it was merged with the rest of DC continuity following Crisis on Infinite Earths. From then on, they shared their spot as Los Angeles superteam with the other team on that coast, the Outsiders, and were involved in a crossover with The New Teen Titans. In DC Comics, the Multiverse is a continuity construct in which multiple fictional versions of the universe exist in the same space, separated from each other by their vibrational resonances. ... In DC Comics, the Multiverse is a continuity construct in which multiple fictional versions of the universe exist in the same space, separated from each other by their vibrational resonances. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... The Outsiders are a DC Comics superhero group. ... For the animated television series based on this comic book, see Teen Titans (animated series). ...


Fictional team history

Formation

Hector Hall, Lyta Trevor, Norda Cantrell and Albert Rothstein decided to adopt identities of their own and apply for membership in the Justice Society of America. With the four of them they apply as the Silver Scarab, Fury, Northwind and Nuklon respectively. They are turned down but not willing to give up the four apply again with Jennie-Lynn Hayden and Todd Rice, both Alan Scott's children. Feeling pity on the youngsters Star-Spangled Kid decided to leave the JSA in order to create a new group, in which they were also joined by Power Girl and Brainwave, Jr., calling themselves Infinity, Inc. [1]. Doctor Fate, as seen in Justice League Unlimited Doctor Fate is a comic book superhero and wizard in the DC Comics universe, and a member of the Justice Society of America. ... Fury was the codename of two DC Comics superheroines, who are mother and daughter. ... Northwind is a fictional character who exists in the DC Universe. ... Atom Smasher (sometimes spelled with a hyphen) is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... Jade is a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ... Obsidian is a fictional character, a sometime superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Alan Scott is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe and the first superhero to bear the name Green Lantern. ... The Star-Spangled Kid is the name of two DC Comics superheroes. ... Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a DC Comics superhero. ... Brainwave or Brain Wave is a name shared by two characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


The team first faces the Justice Society of America, turned evil by the Stream of Ruthlessness, thanks to the Ultra-Humanite. They are able to defeat the JSA and the Ultra-Humanite and the team saves the world [2]. In a press conference (to garner media attention for the new team) the team publicly divulge their secret identities, revealing those of their parents in the process, and Hector also announces his engagement to Lyta. The Star-Spangled Kid is able to form a partnership with the city of Los Angeles to commission his team as for-hire protectors, and uses his purchased studio property to revitalize its movie productions [3]. The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... The Ultra-Humanite is a fictional supervillain appearing in stories published by DC Comics. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Helix

The villains known as Helix kidnap the Infinitor Fury in an attempt to extort money. Although they are defeated by the Infinitors, Helix manages to escape [4]. Later, the second Wildcat (Yolanda Montez) learns that she is in fact a cousin of Helix's new member, Carcharo, and that they are both products of the same genetic experiments as Helix. The two teams battle to a stalemate and Mr. Bones is arrested while the others escaped [5]. Wildcat is the name of four DC Comics characters, three of them superheroes. ... Yolanda Montez was a fictional superheroine in DC Comics universe. ...


"Crisis on Infinite Earths"

The team also involve themselves with the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover, which ultimately result in three new superheroes (Yolanda Montez as Wildcat, Rick Tyler as Hourman and Beth Chapel as Dr. Midnite) that join Infinity, Inc. in Infinity Inc. #31. The Crisis has severe changes for three characters (detailed above). Another result of the Crisis has to do with Infinity, Inc.'s parents and mentors the Justice Society, who are written out of the DCU proper by editorial decision, and the Society are exiled into a dimension where they constantly fight against the tide of Ragnarok [6]. Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Yolanda Montez is a fictional superheroine in DC Comics universe. ... Hourman (Rick Tyler) is a fictional character, a superhero who was created by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas and Todd McFarlane and first appeared in Infinity Inc. ... Doctor Mid-Nite is the name of three fictional superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Look up Ragnarok in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


"The Silver Scarab saga"

Even with all of his friends at Infinity, Inc. Hector Hall leaves the group after a fall-out with Lyta, following shortly after the team learns that the Justice Society is seemingly gone. The other Infinitors go around notifying the wives and other related characters of the Society, of the Society's disappearance [7]. A certain Professor James Rock has also contacted Hector, but the real James Rock is supposed to be long dead. Travelling to Hall Mansion, Northwind means to confront Hector, only to find him already under Hath-Set's manipulations (Hath-Set has been reincarnated as a female Dr. Hastor and used the alias of Prof. James Rock). [8]


Hector went on to kidnap Fury, and he and Hath-Set uncover the Eye of Ra, a powerful and ancient weapon. Northwind returns and leads Infinity, Inc. into a final confrontation with the Silver Scarab at Hall Mansion, which, when burned down, reveals a topless pyramid inside. While Northwind confronts the Silver Scarab in a duel, Nuklon saves Fury.


The Eye of Ra denies the Silver Scarab control and flies away. The Silver Scarab is not pure enough in the eyes of Seketh (Egyptian God of Death), for the pureness of Hector's heart still lives on in his unborn child with Lyta. Therefore he is not fully cleansed of his goodness and The Silver Scarab is thrown away by the Eye's power, the armor of Ninth metal an empty shell. Northwind is able to close the Eye of Ra, while Hath-Set escapes. Infinity, Inc. mourn the loss of Hector, and Northwind and Fury leave the team after his funeral. [9] Nth Metal (also called Ninth Metal) is a fictional metal found in the DC Universe. ...


"Death in the Family"

During the wedding of Hector and Lyta Trevor-Hall, Harlequin (Marcie Cooper) used deception to have Bones and Skyman meet at Solomon Grundy's room. The Harlequin is the name of four clown-themed DC Comics characters. ... The Star-Spangled Kid is the name of two DC Comics superheroes. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ...


She then deceives Solomon Grundy into grabbing Bones' arm and using him to kill Skyman with his cyanide touch. Upset, Bones leaves and Infinity, Inc. finds him with Helix. Dr. Love had gained control of Helix and orders them to kill Bones. Helix turns on Love, killing him instead. Helix then leaves in disgust, telling Bones he is no longer one of them. The Infinitors, though, granted Bones full membership in the team. Afterwards, the Infinitors decide to continue on in Skyman's memory, but apparently decided to disband some time after anyway [10]. The Star-Spangled Kid is the name of two DC Comics superheroes. ... A cyanide is any chemical compound that contains the cyano group -C≡N, with the carbon atom triple-bonded to the nitrogen atom. ...


JSA: "Black Reign"

The closest that Infinity Inc. has come to reforming is when Brainwave (under Mr. Mind's thrall), Atom Smasher and Northwind, along with Nemesis (a legacy to Manhunter) and Eclipso (who at the time was being controlled by the cousin of Wildcat II), were Black Adam's army in Khandaq. Black Adam mentioned in an internal monologue that he had also thought of recruiting Power Girl for the group, further strengthening the Infinity Inc. ties. [11] A nemesis is a seemingly unbeatable or unconquerable enemy, often used as a foil to the protagonist, where interaction between the hero and his antagonist forms the main conflict of the story. ... Secret Origins #22 outlined the history of the Manhunters, as to tie in with Millennium. ... Eclipso is a fictional character, a villain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Black Adam is a fictional comic book character, appearing in DC Comics, whose morally ambiguous nature has his character fall between the lines of heroism and villainy; as a result, he has associated himself with both superheroes and supervillains in the past. ...

Promotional art for 52 #21, featuring Luthor's Infinity, Inc.
Promotional art for 52 #21, featuring Luthor's Infinity, Inc.

Image File history File links 52ii. ... Image File history File links 52ii. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ...

52: "Luthor's Dream Team"

See also: 52 (comics)

In the aftermath of Infinite Crisis, Lex Luthor, clearing his name, resurfaced as a legitimate businessman offering a metagene-based therapy, called "Everyman Project," able to grant superpowers to regular people. The therapy spawned six perfect specimens, to whom Luthor gave the identity and the trademarks purchased from the Pemberton Estate. Calling his new "dream-team" Infinity Inc., he created Starlight (Natasha Irons, the team's leader), a new nuclear-powered Nuklon, a male Fury, a new Skyman, the shapeshifting Everyman and the rebellious speedster Trajectory. 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue comic book limited series published by DC Comics. ... Lex Joseph Luthor is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and Supermans nemesis. ... Metahuman is a term to describe superhumans in the DC Universe. ... Natasha Irons aka the fourth Steel is a fictional character in the DC Universe, who first appeared in Steel #1 in February, 1994. ... Atom Smasher (sometimes spelled with a hyphen) is a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... The Star-Spangled Kid is the name of two DC Comics superheroes. ...


Unbeknowst to the team, Luthor is able to "shut off" any of the team's powers at any time as he did to Trajectory, causing her death.


Trajectory has since been replaced by Matrix, a pin-up model with the apparent powers of invisiblity or shrinking (as yet unrevealed).

Membership

Founding members

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La Garro and Sandy the Golden Boy

La Garro appearing alongside the founding Infinitors.
La Garro appearing alongside the founding Infinitors.

In promotional material for the new Infinity Inc. series appearing in All-Star Squadron #28, a Catwoman-like figure, riding what is referred to as a cat-cycle, appears alongside the Infinity, Inc. group. A caption refers to her as "La Garro". She, however, never appears in any of the team's adventures, or its comics under this name. She was further developed into the future Infinitor Wildcat II, Yolanda Montez. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x667, 207 KB) Promotional material appearing in All-Star Squadron #28 for new series . ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x667, 207 KB) Promotional material appearing in All-Star Squadron #28 for new series . ... Catwoman is a DC Comics character, associated with the Batman franchise and created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. ... Yolanda Montez was a fictional superheroine in DC Comics universe. ...


Sandy Hawkins aka Sandy the Golden Boy, sidekick to the Sandman (Wesley Dodds), is also referred to as a member, but also does not end up being a member of the team. The reasons behind omitting Sandy are unknown. Sanderson Sandy Hawkins, formerly known as Sandy the Golden Boy, now known as Sand, is a fictional character, superhero in the DC Comics universe created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris. ... The Sandman, alias Wesley Dodds, is a fictional masked crimefighter in the DC Comics universe. ...


"Crisis on Infinite Earths"

After the events of the Crisis, the Golden Age Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman no longer existed. This affected three Infinitors directly: Superman, the catalyst of the Golden Age, from Superman #14, January-February 1942. ...

  • Fury remained in Infinity Inc., but was retconned into being the birth daughter of "the Golden Age Fury" (a character created for the purpose of the retcon) and being raised by the 1940s heroine Miss America.
  • The Huntress was killed in Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 and was retconned out of existence. Post-Crisis, a new Huntress appeared with no direct connection to the Batman. Her new origin was considered too different for her to have been an Infinitor, and she is no longer considered to have been a member.
  • Power Girl's status had changed; originally the cousin of the Golden Age Superman, post-Crisis she was re-imagined to have been from ancient Atlantis. She is still considered to have been an Infinitor, and revelations [15] have shown that her initial origin linking her to Earth-Two is correct.

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Later members

Doctor Mid-Nite is the name of three fictional superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Doctor Mid-Nite is the name of three fictional superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Hourman (Rick Tyler) is a fictional character, a superhero who was created by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas and Todd McFarlane and first appeared in Infinity Inc. ... Hourman (spelled Hour-Man in his earliest appearances) is a fictional DC Comics superhero created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Bailey in Adventure Comics #48 (April 1940), during the Golden Age of Comic Books. ... Yolanda Montez is a fictional superheroine in DC Comics universe. ... Wildcat is the name of four DC Comics characters, three of them superheroes. ... For the South African film, see Mr Bones. ...

Allies

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References

  1. ^ Infinity Inc. #1
  2. ^ Infinity Inc. #2-11
  3. ^ Infinity Inc. #12
  4. ^ Infinity Inc #16-18
  5. ^ Infinity Inc. #25-29
  6. ^ The Last Days of the Justice Society one-shot
  7. ^ Infinity Inc. #30
  8. ^ Infinity Inc. #37
  9. ^ Infinity Inc. #42-44
  10. ^ Infinity Inc. #51-53
  11. ^ JSA #56-58, Hawkman (vol. 4) #23-25
  12. ^ a b c Founds team in Infinity Inc. #1
  13. ^ a b First appeared as an Infinitor in All-Star Squadron #25, founds team in Infinity Inc. #1
  14. ^ a b c d e First appearance, also first appearance as an Infinitor in All-Star Squadron #25, founds team in Infinity Inc. #1
  15. ^ JSA: Classified #1-4
  16. ^ a b c Joins in Infinity Inc. #31
  17. ^ Joins in Infinity Inc. #52
  18. ^ Infinity Inc #28
  19. ^ Infinity Inc #36

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Infinity Inc. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1496 words)
Infinity Inc. is a team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe, mostly composed of the children and heirs of the Justice Society of America (making them something of the Society's analogue to the Teen Titans, originally composed of sidekicks of Justice League members).
Fury remained in Infinity Inc., but was retconned into being the birth daughter of "the Golden Age Fury" (a character created for the purpose of the retcon) and being raised by the 1940s heroine Miss America.
Infinity, Inc. mourn the loss of Hector, and Northwind and Fury leave the team after his funeral.
Viacom/Infinity Outdoor, Inc. (2342 words)
Infinity Outdoor, Inc. is the result of the acquisition of Outdoor Systems, Inc. for $8.7 billion by Infinity Broadcasting in late December, 1999.
The Infinity segment is characterized as out-of-home media because the majority of radio listening and virtually all viewing of outdoor advertising takes place in automobiles, transit systems, on the street and other locations outside the consumer's home, including listening to radio at work.
Infinity Broadcasting Corporation is one of the largest radio broadcasting and outdoor advertising companies in the United States, as well as the largest outdoor advertising company in North America.
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