Infinity Inc

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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. 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).


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.

Roy Thomas and his wife Dann wrote the series throughout its run. Artists on the series included Todd McFarlane, Vince Argondezzi and Michael Bair.

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. Most notably, Fury filled a pivotal role in The Sandman and is the mother of Daniel. Hourman II, Nuklon (as Atom Smasher), Silver Scarab (as Dr. Fate) and Power Girl eventually joined the JSA.

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.

Members

Founding Members


After the events of the Crisis, the Golden Age Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman no longer existed. This affected three Infinitors directly:

  • 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 existance. 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 has changed; initially it was stated she had actually come from ancient Atlantis, although that has recently been proved untrue. She is still considered to have been an Infinitor.

Later members

Current status

Most of the Infinitors remain active on some level in the DC Universe. Jade is a member of The Outsiders. Hourman and Power Girl are both active members of the JSA. Hector Hall, once known as Silver Scarab is now semi-active in the JSA as the current Doctor Fate. Brainwave, Fury, Mister Bones, Northwind, Nuklon (as Atom-Smasher), and Obsidian all appear occasionally in the pages of JSA. As noted above, Skyman died near the end of the run of Infinity Inc. Doctor Midnight and Wildcat were both killed by the villain Eclipso.

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