New Adventures of the Infinity Legion
The Silver Age
1962 - After a coup in the subterranean world, the surface is invaded by many of its denizens; Exemplar emerges from retirement to save Salt Lake City from destruction. Along with a new band of heroes, he announces the re-formation of the Society of Power Men as the “Society of Heroes,” with President Kennedy’s blessing. Doctor Atlas supplies funding and equipment but remains out of the public eye. The Silver Age begins.
1964 - Earth is attacked for the first time by Ordinator, an insane AI from the future with dreams of conquest. The Society of Heroes manage to confuse his programming long enough to return him to his own era.
1965 - Oberst returns, holding Washington to ransom with a “doom ray” modified from Adam Nova’s designs, but is swiftly defeated by the heroes of the 1960s. The Delinquents, a gang of super-teens, terrorizes the Midwest.
1966 - The Doom Syndicate, a collection of the Society of Heroes’s most frequent foes, is formed with the intention of taking the Society down once and for all. After a battle royale on the surface of the Moon, the Syndicate members are arrested, although many quickly escape to plague the Society again.
1967 - Dinosaurs plague the Southwest. Massive battle between the Aurian Federation and the Manachaeos Hierarchy leads to the establishment of the The Spiral DMZ.
1968 - Ordinator returns from the future and shoots Exemplar with a chrononite bullet, removing Earth’s greatest hero from time and space, before being destroyed himself by an enraged Doctor Atlas. The world mourns another fallen champion. Later in the year, a deadly attack on the UN Building in New York is repulsed with the efforts of a few unaffiliated superheroes who happened to be in the area; the attack is eventually linked to a mysterious new religious cult called “the Hive.”
1969 - Adam Nova invites conscientious objectors and draft-dodgers to join him in Tierra Nova.
1971 - The urban hero Dragonfly is unable to save his girlfriend from being murdered before his eyes by his psychotic archnemesis Mantis. The Silver Age has ended.