New Adventures of the Infinity Legion
The Modern Age
1974 - Watergate scandal. The Diskman uncovers evidence of incredible corruption going right up to the top, including the hiring of super-villains to break into the Democratic Party’s files. The Society of Heroes tops Nixon’s enemies list. His patriotic ideals in tatters, the Diskman delivers a heartfelt, angry speech to a Washington crowd after which he rips off his uniform and mask, shouting “no more lies.”
1975 - Ordinator returns, this time leading a villainous group known as The Brotherhood of Evil Robots, but is defeated by an up-and-coming team of young heroes called The Clique. Meanwhile, in South America, the Loner – Diskman’s new identity – foils a plot by Professor Kaiser to clone Hitler.
1978 - After announcing that he has begun work on his “greatest creation,” Doctor Atlas disappears, never to be seen again. Adam Nova orders a day of mourning across Tierra Nova.
1979 - With Doctor Atlas and Exemplar gone, the Society of Heroes falls further into financial and professional disarray, necessitating a move to Detroit. Meanwhile, the Clique have become more popular and controversial than ever, with parents’ groups and conservative activists complaining about everything from the cut of their shorts to Honor Lad’s ambiguous sexuality.
1981 - Adam Nova begins selling many of his technological innovations, including a popular, inexpensive new personal computer, through a new start-up called NovaCorp. He also announces the creation of The Nova Foundation for scientific research and exploration. Polls show many Americans trust him more than the President.
1982 - NASA and the Nova Foundation collaborate on the most ambitious space project yet undertaken: a manned mission to the Great Red Spot of Jupiter by the new experimental space vehicle dubbed Triumphant.
1984 - Disaster strikes the Triumphant mission. While in Jupiter orbit a series of equipment malfunctions cripple the ship, killing many of the crew, while a few are irradiated by a strange ray projected from a massive unknown object deep beneath the storm. Amazingly, the ship somehow manages to limp home, most of its data stores damaged or destroyed, but the real shock is yet to come; the three survivors of the ill-fated mission have been changed by the radiation and granted strange powers. The media begins calling them The Triumphant Trio.
1986 - The space shuttle Challenger nearly explodes after liftoff but is saved by a strange caped figure. A few more such rescues are reported over the course of the year.
1987 - The Vengeance Wars. Oberst returns, more powerful than ever, and declares a Fourth Reich and all-out war on America. Robot troops swarm across the border and from high-altitude parachute drops. Fifth columnists placed within the country set off bombs and wreak havoc. The Society of Heroes, the Clique, the Triumphant Trio and even Adam Nova leap into action but Oberst has prepared traps and counters for them all – but not for the return of Exemplar. The time-lost hero has regained some measure of control over his timeline and now hops between places and eras where he is needed most. After bringing Oberst to justice, Exemplar remains around just long enough to organize a new super-team, dedicated not just to protecting America but the entire world – the Infinity Legion of Earth.
1988 - In the wake of the Vengeance Wars, a plurality of nations sign the Treaty of Gibraltar, recognizing and granting extraterritorial rights and jurisdictions to many superhero groups, notably the Infinity Legion of Earth and Europe’s G-21.
1990-91 - In the wake of the collapse of the USSR the Almas rampages across Russia and Siberia in what amounts, in terms of lost lives and materiel, to a small undeclared war. It is finally brought to heel by a combination of the Russian army, NATO forces, and the Infinity Legion.
1995 - Sixteen-year-old high schooler Abraham Dent of Spokane, WA learns that he is the engineered son of Doctor Atlas.
2000 - Doctor Atlas II begins his superheroic career.
2010 - The present day…