New Adventures of the Infinity Legion
Commissioned, built, and installed in utmost secrecy, its existence known only to the AEGIS Director, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the leaders of the G-7 nations and the Chinese premier, the Ion Cannon aboard the Space Station Excelsior represents the new 21st-century solution of last resort to the menace of super-terrorism. It can be brought to bear on any point on the Earth within ninety minutes and delivers a energy payload equivalent to thirty kilotons of TNT with no radioactive fallout.
In the year since its installation the cannon has thus far never been deployed in battle, but Col. Union hopes to change that soon by learning the whereabouts of the elusive HIVE Island.
But according to the most classified protocols of an eyes-only briefing known to only three men, the cannon has one other firing solution programmed into it in case of the most dire national emergency: the location of the Floating Fortress.