JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Justice Society Villains

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» SEE ALSO: Golden Age Villain Checklist

Axis Amerika

» SEE: Team profile

First Appearance: Young All-Stars #1 (June 1987)

Baron Blitzkrieg (Reiter). Created after the the Golden Age.

First Appearance: World's Finest Comics #246 (September 1977)
Featured Appearances: All-New Collector's Edition #C-54 • All-Star Squadron #7-9, 33-35, 45-46 • Damage #?? • Power of Shazam! #24 • Deathstroke #53-54 • World's Finest #246 • Young All-Stars #9, 21-22

Active.
Baron Blitzkrieg was taught by Hitler (??) to use his full, untapped mental potential after he had that jar of acid tossed in his face. This allowed him to employ one super-power at a time. He first encountered the All-Star Squadron in January 1942. The Baron first appeared as a Wonder Woman villain in 1943. He next surfaced in the 1950s, fighting Spy Smasher (Power of Shazam! #??). By this time, he was working for communist East Germany and still wore swastikas on his costume. He is still active today. He appeared as an agent of Vandal Savage and Symbolix and battled Iron Munro (Damage #??). And he formed his own international criminal organization, Shadowspire, which brought him up against Deathstroke (Deathstroke #53-54). He is considered one of the world's 10 Most Dangerous Men. Shadowspire, recently resurfaced in Power Company #11—without the Baron at the helm. He later joined the Society and was killed by Superboy-Prime. (Infinite Crisis #7)

Baroness Paula Von Gunther

First Appearance: Sensation Comics #4 (April 1942)

Featured Appearances: Comic Cavalcade #16 • Sensation Comics #4, 6-7, 12-13, 19, 21, 24, 27, 32, 55, 101; Wonder Woman v.1 #1, 3-5, 7, 12, 17, 21, 34, 44 • Wonder Woman v.2 #131-132

Paula Von Gunther reformed on the Amazonian Transformation Island in Wonder Woman #3-4 and subsequently became one of Wonder Woman's closest allies. In post-Crisis continuity, her exact history is uncertain following the events of Wonder Woman v.2 #131-132. In that story, she was still evil.

Blackbriar Thorn (unrevealed)

First Appearance: DC Comics Presents #66

Featured Appearances: JSA #9-10, 16-20

Active.

"Bobo" Benetti (Jacob Benetti)

First Appearance: Starman v.2 #29 (April 1997)

Featured Appearances: Starman 80-Page Giant #1

Reformed and active in Opal City. A post-Golden Age villain from the 1940-50s.

» SEE: Brain Wave

Captain Nazi (Albrecht Krieger) (Fawcett Comics)

First Appearance: Master Comics #21 (December 1941)

Featured Appearances: Master Comics #21-23, 26-28, 30, 34 • Power of Shazam! #8-9, 19

Killed by the Red Hood, Batman #647; revived by Alexander Luthor, Villains United Special.

Cheetah (Priscilla Rich)

First Appearance: Wonder Woman #6 (Fall 1943)

Featured Appearances: Comic Cavalcade #11 • Sensation Comics #22, 36 • Wonder Woman #6, 28 • Wonder Woman v.2 #180 • Wonder Woman: Our Worlds at War #1

Reformed at some point in the past but was killed by her successor, Barbara Minerva (Cheetah II) in Flash v.2 #219 (4 2005).

Count Vertigo (Count Werner Vertigo)

First Appearance: World's Finest #251

Featured Appearances: JSA #9-10, 16-20

Active. He has operated on both sides of the law. For a time, he served on the Suicide Squad. After that, he appeared with the Injustice Society. Recently, he's become affiliated with the D.E.O. and forgone his evil ways (Green Arrow v.3 #??). He became the White Queen's Knight of the new Checkmate. (Checkmate v.2 #1)

Cyclotron (Terry Curtis)

First Appearance (Curtis): Action Comics #21 (February 1940). As Cyclotron: All-Star Squadron #21 (May 1983)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Squadron #21-26, Annual #2

Deceased

Deathbolt (Jake Simmons)

]First Appearance: All-Star Squadron #21 (May 1983)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Squadron #21-26, Annual #2 • Starman v.2 #1 million

Active.

The Dragon King (unknown)

First Appearance: All-Star Squadron #4 (December 1981)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Squadron #4, 25; Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. #12, JSA Classified #8-9

Active.

The Dummy (Unknown)

First Appearance: Leading Comics #1 (Winter 1941)

Featured Appearances: Action Comics #69, 75 •  All-Star Squadron #53-54• Infinity, Inc. #51-53 • Leading Comics #1 • Vigilante: City Lights, Prairie Justice #2-4

Active.

Extant (Hank Hall, Hawk I)

First Appearance (as Hawk): Showcase #75. As Extant: Showcase '94 ##9 (August 1994)
Featured Appearances: JSA #13-15

Deceased JSA #15.

The Fiddler (Isaac Bowin)

First Appearance: All-Flash #32 (December 1947-January 1948)

Featured Appearances: All-Flash #32 • All-Star Comics #41 • Comic Cavalcade #28 • Flash Comics #93 • Flash v. 2 #161 • Infinity, Inc.#34, 36, 51-53 • Secret Origins v.2 #50 • Starman v.2 #46

Killed by Deadshot, Villains United #1 (6 2005) Succeeded by a new villainess, Virtuoso, who has his violin (Villains United #6)

The Gambler (Steven Sharpe)

First Appearance: Green Lantern #12 (Summer 1944)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Comics #37 • Green Lantern #12, 20, 27, 30, 35 • Justice League of America #21-22, 123-124, 183-185 • Starman v.2 #46

Deceased. Survived by his granddaughter, Hazard.
See also: Injustice Society

Giganta (Dr. Doris Zeul)

First Appearance (pre-Crisis only): Wonder Woman #9 (June-July 1944)
Featured Appearances (pre-Crisis only): Wonder Woman #9, 28

Gone with the Crisis. She has been reintroduced in post-Crisis continuity as a modern-day villain (Wonder Woman v.2 #175, 179-185; Wonder Woman Secret Files #3)
See also: Villainy, Inc.JLA > Giganta

Harlequin

» SEE: Green Lantern and Harlequin

Huntress I (Paula Brooks, Tigress II)

First Appearance (as Huntress): Sensation Comics #68 (August 1947). As Tigress: Young All-Stars #6 (November 1987)

See: TigressInjustice SocietyObscure Characters

Ian Karkull

First Appearance: More Fun Comics #69 (July 1941)

Featured Appearances: More Fun Comics #69-70 • JSA #1, 4, 7-9

Active.

Icicle (Joar Mahkent)

First Appearance: All-American Comics #90 (October 1947)

Featured Appearances: All-American Comics #90, 92 • All-Star Comics #41 • Justice League of America #21-22, 183-185

Killed by Krona, Crisis #10.

Icicle II (Cameron Mahkent)

» SEE: Icicle Profile

Johnny Sorrow (Unknown)

First Appearance: JSA #9

Featured Appearances: JSA #9-10, 16-20

Uncertain. He has survived more than one near-death experience.

Killer Wasp (unknown)

First Appearance: JSA #9

Featured Appearances: JSA #9-10, 16-20

Active.

Knodar (Unknown)

First Appearance: Green Lantern #28 (October 1947)

Featured Appearances: All-American Comics #100 • Green Lantern #28, 30 • Infinity, Inc. #23-24

Unknown.

Kobra I (Jeffrey Franklin Burr)

First Appearance: Kobra #1(February-March 1976)

Featured Appearances: JSA #11-12

Executed by Black Adam and his allies. (JSA #51, 10 2003)

Kobra II (Jason Burr)

First Appearance: New Year's Evil: Kobra #1
Featured Appearances:

Active.

Kulak (Unknown)

First Appearance: All-Star Comics #2 (Summer 1940)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Comics #2

Unknown.

Kung (Thomas Morita)

First Appearance: Wonder Woman v.1 #237 (November 1977)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Squadron #8-9, 42-43 • Wonder Woman v.1 #237-238

Unknown.

Mekanique (none)

First Appearance: Infinity, Inc. #19 (October 1985)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Squadron #58-60 • Infinity, Inc. Annual #2 • Justice League of America #244 • Young All-Stars #1, 14, Annual #1

Apparently self-destructed, Infinity, Inc. Annual #2.

The Mist (Nimbus II; first name is Kyle; alias Jonathan Smythe)

First Appearance: Adventure Comics #67 (October 1941)

Featured Appearances: Adventure Comics #67, 77 • All-Star Squadron #25-26, Annual #2 • Infinity Inc. #9-10 • Justice League of America #195-197 • Starman v.1, 26-27 • Starman v.2 71-72

Deceased, Starman v.2 #72. His son died in Starman v.1 #1; he killed his daughter, Nash, in Starman v.2 #72. His grandson — the child of Nash and Jack Knight (Starman VII)— lives with Jack Knight.

Mister Mind (none) (Fawcett Comics)

First Appearance (pre-Crisis only): Captain Marvel Adventures #22 (March 1943)
Featured Appearances (pre-Crisis only): Captain Marvel Adventures #22-#46

Gone with the Crisis. He was reintroduced into post-Crisis continuity in Power of Shazam! #13.

Monocle (Jonathan Cheval)

First Appearance: Flash Comics #64 (April 1945)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Squadron #19-20, 25-26, Annual #2 • Flash Comics #64 • Identity Crisis #2 • Infinity Inc. #9-10 • Justice League of America #195-197 • Manhunter v.3 #8-9

Killed by Manhunter, Manhunter #9 (6 2005).

Mordru, The Dark Lord of Chaos (none)

First Appearance: Amethyst v.3 #1 (11.87)

Featured Appearances: JSA #2-4, 14, 46-50 • Legionnaires #44-50

Active; apparently immortal.

Per Degaton (none)

First Appearance: All-Star Comics #35 (July 1947)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Comics #35, 37 • All-Star Squadron #1-3, 14-15 • America vs. the Justice Society #1-4 • Justice League of America #193, 207-209 • Young All-Stars #12, 14, Annual #1

Apparently killed by Mekanique in Infinity, Inc. Annual #2. He travels so much throughout time, though, it's impossible to tell when his final death is/was.

Psycho Pirate (Charley Halstead)

First Appearance: All-Star Comics #23 (Winter 1944)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Comics #23, 32

Unknown. Note: A third Psycho Pirate story was written circa 1947 but never published.

Psycho Pirate II (Roger Hayden)

First Appearance: Showcase #56

Featured Appearances: All-Star Comics #65, 67-69 • All-Star Squadron #25-26, Annual #2 • Crisis #1-12 • Infinity, Inc. Special #1 • Justice League of America #195-197 • Outsiders v.1 #21, Special #1

Deceased. He was killed by Black Adam in Infinite Crisis #6

The Rag Doll (Peter Merkel, Sr.)

First Appearance: Flash Comics #36 (December 1942)

Featured Appearances: Flash Comics #36 • Justice League of America #195-197 ? JSA: All-Stars #1 • JSA #60 • Starman v.2 #9, 11, 67-68

Status: Deceased JSA: Classified #7. The Rag Doll was apparently killed accidentally by the JSA (revealed Starman v.2 #9), but his body survived and he was nursed back to life by his acolytes. Later, he sold his soul to Neron for renewed youth and vigor (revealed Starman #68). This happened during Neron's first major bid to take over the world, but Rag Doll stayed hidden during that. He has two sons who have also used the name Rag Doll. One is a member of the Secret Six. His daughter, x, was the

Red Panzer (Helmut Streicher)

First Appearance: Wonder Woman #228 (February 1977)

Featured Appearances:

Unknown. Two successors appeared in The Titans #6 & #12 (1999-2000)

Rival (Dr. Edward Clariss)

First Appearance: Flash v.1 #104

Featured Appearances: JSA #16-20, JSA: All-Stars #1

Active.

Roulette (Veronica Sinclair)

First Appearance: JSA #28

Featured Appearances: JSA #30, Secret Files #2

Active.

The Shade (Richard Swift and Simon Culp)

First Appearance: Flash Comics #33 (September 1942)

Featured Appearances: Flash v.1 #151 • Flash v. 2 #161 • Infinity, Inc. #34 • Justice League of America #123-124, 183-185 • Secret Origins v.2 #50 • The Shade #1-4 • Showcase '96 #3-4 • Starman v.2 #46

The Shade reformed after Swift and Culp were finally separated and Culp was killed. He is active in Opal City.

Shiv II (Cindy Burman)

First Appearance, as Cindy: Stars & STRIPE #1. As Shiv: Stars & STRIPE #4

Featured Appearances: JSA #16-20

Active.

Sivana (Thaddeus Bodog Sivana) (Fawcett Comics)

First Appearance (pre-Crisis): Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940)
First Appearance (post-Crisis): Power of Shazam! Graphic Novel

Gone with the Crisis. He was reintroduced into post-Crisis continuity in the Power of Shazam Graphic Novel.

Solomon Grundy (none, based on the body of Cyrus Gold)

First Appearance: All-American Comics #61 (October 1944)

Featured Appearances: All-American Comics #61 • All-Star Comics #33 • Comic Cavalcade #13, 24 • Superman v.1 #319 DC Comics Presents #8 • Green Arrow v.3 #8

Active. He reincarnates after every "death."

Sons of Anubis

First Appearance: JSA #1

Featured Appearances: JSA #1; JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice

Active.

The Spirit King (Roger Romaine)

First Appearance: Justice League of America #171

Featured Appearances: Justice League of America #171-172 • JSA #60-62 • Spectre v.3 #54

Banished to Hell by the Spectre.

The Sportsmaster (Victor "Crusher" Crock)

First Appearance, as Crock: All-American Comics #85 (May 1947). As the Sportsmaster: Green Lantern #28 (October 1947)

Featured Appearances: All-American Comics #85, 98 • All-Star Comics #41 • Brave & Bold #62 • Green Lantern #28

Active. He has been the template for clones made by the Council (who previously cloned Manhunter II). The longevity of he and his wife (the Huntress) may be the result of the Council's genetic experiments. They have a daughter, Artemis (Tigress III). His first name, Victor, was revealed in JSA: Classified #26 (2007), although the character in this story bore little resemblance to any previous Sportsmaster.

The Thinker (Cliff Devoe)

First Appearance: All-Flash #12 (Fall 1943)

Featured Appearances: All-Flash #12, 27, 32 • All-Star #37 • Atom #29 • Comic Cavalcade #22-23 • Flash Comics #65 •  Flash v.1 #123 • Flash v.2 #134, 161, 183-185 • JSA #16-20 • Secret Origins v.2 #50 • Wonder Woman v.2 #274-276

Status: Active. The Thinker was a Golden Age foe of the Flash who was killed on a Suicide Squad mission. (Doom Patrol/Suicide Squad Special #1) He mysteriously reappeared, having joined the Rouges Gallery in taking over Keystone City. But after a run-in with Cyborg (??), the Thinker became senile and died again. (Flash v.2 #134) In truth, his mind had retreated into cyberspace.

He reappeared as a compltely digital entity (JSA #16), having joined the Injustice Society. After this, he was defeated and "stored" by Mr. Terrific. Terrific subsequently drafted the Thinker into service as his (White) Bishop in Checkmate. (Checkmate v.2 #9) It is unclear how much freedom the Thinker has under Michael's control.

The Thorn (Rose Canton)

First Appearance: Flash Comics #89 (November 1947)

Featured Appearances: Flash Comics #89, 96

Deceased. Note: The Thorn also appeared in an unpublished 1948 or 1949 Flash story; part of that story was printed in Lois Lane #113.

The Tigress

foe of Zatara (National)

Tigress III (Artemis Crock, Artemis II)

First Appearance, as Artemis: Infinity, Inc. #34. As Tigress: JSA #9.

Featured Appearances: Infinity, Inc. #34-36, 51 • JSA #9-10, 16-20

Active.

Ultra-Humanite (original name unknown; Delores Winters)

First Appearance, as an old man: Action Comics #13 (June 1939). As Dolores Winters: Action Comics #20 (January 1940). As ape: Justice League of America #195. As dinosaur: Young All-Stars #12.

Featured Appearances: Action Comics #13-14, 17, 19-21 • All-Star Squadron #21-26, Annual #2 • Flash Comics #64 • Infinity Inc. #1-10 • Justice League of America #195-197 • JSA #32-37, Annual #1 • Young All-Stars #12-13

His brain was finally destroyed in JSA #37. Succeeded by Gerard Shugel in Power Girl #1 (2009).

Vandal Savage (Vandar Adg and many other aliases)

First Appearance: Green Lantern #10 (Winter 1943)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Comics #37 • Green Lantern #10

Active. He will live until the 853rd century (DC One Million #4)

The Wizard (William Zard)

First Appearance: All-Star Comics #34 (April-May 1947)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Comics #34, 37, 41 • Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2 • JSA: All-Stars #1-8 • Justice League of America #21-22, 166-168, 183-185 • Secret Society of Super-Villains #1-15

Active. His death at the hands of Hourman II was an illusion (Infinity, Inc. #36). He returned in #50. Last seen masquerading as Legacy, where he duped the JSA into confronting their past sins. The Spectre revealed the Wizard's murder of his own sister, Shannon, then banished the villain to Purgatory to face his own past sins.

Wotan III (Unknown)

First Appearance: More Fun Comics #55 (May 1940)

Featured Appearances: All-Star Squadron #3, 48-49, Annual #3 • JLA: Incarnations #1 • Justice League of America #193 • More Fun Comics #55-56, 70

Active.

Zyklon (Unknown)

First Appearance: All-Star Squadron #45 (May 1985)

Unknown.