SOCIETY

Membership: (inner circle) Alexander Luthor, Jr., Black Aam, Calculator, Deathstroke The Terminator, Dr. Psycho, Talia (others) Abra Kadabra, Amazo, Atomic Skull, Baron Blitzkreig, Bizarro, Black Manta, Black Mask, Black Spider I, Black Spider III, Body Doubles, Bolt, Brain, Brutale, Captain Nazi, Chain Lightning, Cheetah III, Cicada, Clayface I, Count Vertigo, Crazy Quilt II, Crime Doctor, Deep Six, Dr. Light I, Dr. Polaris, Double Down, Fadeaway Man, Fatality, Felix Faust, Gamesman, General, Gentleman Ghost, Giganta, Girder, Gemini, Gorilla Grodd, Goth, Hellhound, H.I.V.E., Houngan, Humpty Dumpty, Hyena, Ibac, Jinx, Killer Croc, Killer Frost II, King Shark, Knockout, Madmen, Mammoth, Mister Atom, Mister Freeze, Mister Terrible, Monsieur Mallah, Multiplex, New Wave, Ocean Master, Parasite III, Penguin, Phobia, Plasmus, Professor Amos Fortune, Prometheus, Psimon, Psycho-Pirate II, Queen Bee I, Rag Doll I, Royal Flush Gang, Sabbac, Scarecrow, Sea Wolf, Shadow Thief, Shark, Shimmer, Shrapnel, Silver Banshee, Sinestro, Siren, Sivana, Skorpio, Sledge, Solomon Grundy, Superior Five, Syonide II, Sting, Torpedoman, Toyman, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Typhoon, Ubermensch, Vault, Virtuoso, Warp, Weather Wizard, Wizard, Zebra-Man II, Zoom, Zsasz

Base of Operations: Central City, Missouri, formerly Gotham City

First Appearance: JSA #70 (April, 2005)

History:  (JSA #70) - The inner circle of the Society explained their plan to build a new society to Black Adam, and welcomed him to their ranks.

(Batgirl I #62) - Penguin started a new crime empire in Bludhaven and arranged for an arms deal with The Society. Batgirl was on to Penguin, so he sent the Brotherhood of Evil after her. Penguin assured Luthor, Deathstroke and Calculator that Batgirl was no longer a concern to them, but Deathstroke was skeptical, knowing how dangerous and tough Batgirl was. Batgirl did survive, putting a kibosh on the arms deal.

(Batgirl I #63) - When Batgirl foiled Penguin’s arms deal with the Brotherhood of Evil she damaged his standing in The Society. Penguin met with Luthor, Dr. Psycho and Calculator demanding they help him take down Batgirl once and for all. He said Deathstroke was clearly the man for the job, and Deathstroke considered his proposal.

(JSA #76) - The Society inner circle watched the trial of Atom-Smasher, who was being tried for breaking international law in the invasion of Khandaq. Black Adam commented that he was a man of conviction, but Luthor called Atom a fool. Calculator sent a video conference call to inform them of a rumor that would make the JLA s brainwashing of Dr. Light pale in comparison to what he d learned.

(Batgirl I #69) - Nyssa al Ghul had a video conference with Society members Talia al Ghul, Penguin, Deathstroke, Merlyn and Calculator, telling them all was going well with Mr. Freeze’s research to create a machine that could freeze half the world’s oil supplies. She surprised them by revealing she had Batgirl as her captive and told Penguin he should pay her the bounty on Batgirl’s head. She also mocked Deathstroke, who still hoped his daughter Ravager would be the one to take Batgirl out, saying his daughter should set her sights lower and go after third-stringer Flamebird. After the conference Nyssa confided in Batgirl that she hoped to initiate a hostile takover of the Society alongside Talia.

(JSA #81 (BTS)) - The Society attacked Liberty Bell, and she lost control over her powers.

(Firestorm II #17) - Luthor used the hero Firestorm and Gehenna to power a top-secret Brazilian site. Firestorm broke loose, and rescued Gehenna from her captivity. The heroes were beset by Black Adam, Parasite, Syonide, and the new Royal Flush Gang. The battle was joined by Queen Bee and the H.I.V.E., but they couldn t stop Firestorm from blowing up the installation and escaping.

Comments: Created by Geoff Johns.

The Society had a cameo in Batgirl I #73.

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