New Adventures of the Infinity Legion
Infinity Legion of Earth
Official name: Infinity Legion of Earth
Leaders: Exemplar, Machinist II, others
Membership: Adam Arcane, Airlift, Blue Bolt (reservist), Diskman II, Doctor Atlas II, Falling Hawk (reservist), Flashback, Gray Ghost, Landslide, Psi-Knight, Scanner, Slikk, The Diskman (retired), The Living Glacier (occasional member)
Headquarters: the Floating Fortress
Legal status: The Legion is legally incorporated as a public entity in Bermuda and the Seychelles and Massachusetts Senator Corin Haystrom has filed a motion on their behalf with the U.N. Security Council to be granted extraterritoriality, although this has not yet been resolved. While technically vigilantes, no US prosecutor has ever successfully brought charges against the entire Legion and the organization in toto are not currently wanted in the United States for any felonies, though motions have been filed in some Southern and Western jurisdictions to detain certain members for illegal immigration, public indecency, sodomy, and copyright infringement. Several members are wanted on various charges related to their heroic activities by the governments of Dubai, the Russian Federation, Brunei, Nigeria, Israel, Singapore, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, and Kyrgystan, while North Korea has publicly stated that any attempt by the Floating Fortress to come within 200km of NK airspace will be met with a nuclear response. Nonetheless, no extradition to these nations has ever been proposed or attempted.
Founding date: 1987
First appearance: ILE: Infinity Legion of Earth #1
History: Founded by Exemplar after Oberst’s invasion of New York in the 1980s, the Infinity Legion is the premier superhero group of the 21st century, with a total active and semi-active membership numbering in the dozens, counting among them some of Earth’s greatest heroes, as well as a staff of nearly a hundred civilian technicians and auxiliaries.