The Cadre is a DC Comics supervillain group, except for members of the Cadre of the Immortal, most of whom were redeemed and became heroes by story's end. The Cadre first appeared in Justice League of America #235 February and were created by Gerry Conway and Chuck Patton. A cosmic alien villain known as the Overmaster began to test humanity's fitness to inhabit Earth, he had summoned a bunch of villains to him and gave them superpowers, the villains became the Cadre. The Cadre has fought the Justice League on different occasions and has been through many incarnations of their group. Several members have died and new ones were recruited. There was another version of the Cadre called the Cadre of the Immortal; the Mahayogi was killed while freeing JLI member Maya from mind control. After the truth was revealed Seneca and Osiris joined the JLI in their battle against the Overmaster, but have not been seen in the DCU since. Another version of the Cadre was formed with various members of minor DC villain groups such as the Extremists.
Yet another version of the Cadre, led by Doctor Polaris, was formed and fought the Power Company. There were different incarnations of the Cadre, they are: Overmaster - A vaguely Galactus-like 580 million year-old alien, accidentally slain by Amazing Man. Black Mass - Former M. I. T. Physicist with gravity control powers. Shatterfist - Korean martial artist whose fists could shatter anything. Slain by Ice. Crowbar - Former Detroit gang leader with a metaphysical crowbar. Fastball - Used a robotic suit that allowed him to throw baseball-sized explosives with great force. Killed by an OMAC. Nightfall - Wristbands create a null-field, absorbs light and kinetic energy. Shrike - Mental patient with a sonic scream and wings. Died on a mission with the Suicide Squad. Prester John - Aka the Immortal. Wanted to rid the world of modern technology. Killed by the Overmaster for failing to defeat the JLI. Ewald Olaffson - Ice's brother. Maya - Former JLA member from India. Mahayogi - A Hindu wraith and servant of the god Shiva.
Gave Maya her powers. Druid - An English villain. Died at end of story. Phalanx - Italian hero wearing Roman armor who could create duplicates of himself. Mohammed Ibn Bornu - North African hero with an electronic spear that fired bolts of lightning, he rode a flying robot horse. Musashi - A super powered Japanese warrior hero. Seneca - Superstrong Native American hero. Xiuhtecutli - Aztec styled Mexican warrior woman with solar powers. Osiris - Egyptian hero wearing golden armor, believed. Ice - Deluded by the Overmaster and killed. Devastator - Armor and a powerful trident, critically injured Booster Gold; the New Extremists Aryan Brigade Doctor Polaris - Magnetic powers, healed Black Mass and reformed the team. Starshrike - Resembles the original version with similar powers and wings. Shatterfist - American martial artist whose fists could shatter anything. Black Mass - Former M. I. T. Physicist with gravity control powers. Crowbar - Former Detroit gang leader with a metaphysical crowbar. Fastball - Could throw a baseball really fast.
Nightfall - Wristbands create a null-field, absorbs light and kinetic energy. Shatterfist, Black Mass and Crowbar of the Cadre appeared in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Clash", they were defeated by Batman quickly. Black Mass and Fastball appear as members of the Secret Society. Shatterfist later appeared fighting Hellhound in Roulette's metabrawl. DCU Guide: The Cadre Cosmic Teams: The Cadre
Justice League Unlimited
Justice League Unlimited is an American animated television series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Cartoon Network. Featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics universe, based on the Justice League superhero team, it is a direct sequel to the previous Justice League animated series. JLU debuted on July 31, 2004 on Toonami and ended on May 13, 2006, it was the final series set in the long-running DC animated universe, which started with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. Boomerang reran the series from June 2007 to March 26, 2010 as part of Boomeraction. On August 25, 2012, The CW's Vortexx Saturday morning block began airing reruns of this series, lasting until August 23, 2014. According to animator Bruce Timm, the series finale of Justice League, "Starcrossed", was planned to be the final episode of the series. Taking place shortly after its predecessor ended, it features a expanded League, in which the characters from the original series—now referred to as "founding members"—are joined by many other superheroes from the DC Universe.
A number of these were heroes who had made guest appearances in Justice League, but many heroes and other characters made their first animated appearances in this series. The general format of each episode is to have a small team assemble to deal with a particular situation, with a focus on both action and character interaction; this extension of the Justice League was planned to be explained in a planned direct-to-video feature film, but the project never materialized. Stan Berkowitz, a member of the production team, left the show for the TV series Friends and Heroes, writer Matt Wayne was contracted to replace him. Most episodes tell a self-contained story, but the series features extended story arcs, the first involving the building conflict between the League and a secret government agency known as Project Cadmus; this plot line builds upon events that occurred during the second season of Justice League, has affected the plotlines of most of its episodes. It was resolved in a four-part story at the end of the second season of Justice League Unlimited.
The third and final season story arc focuses on the new Secret Society as the main villains, a loose-knit organization formed to combat the increased superhero coordination of the first season. However, the Secret Society was never referred as the Legion of Doom, although it was planned to use the original name used by the Flash as his comical way to refer the Society, but the idea was rejected; the series, along the entire DC animated universe, was planned to end after the second-season finale "Epilogue", but a third season was greenlighted by Cartoon Network. The third season started in 2005 with the episode "I Am Legion" and ended in 2006 with the episode "Destroyer". According with Matt Wayne, if the show had been renewed for a fourth season, he would have liked to write more episodes focusing on Superman and Wonder Woman. Towards the end of the series, certain characters became off-limits to the show, like Blue Beetle and Hugo Strange. Characters associated with Batman and those who appeared in Batman: The Animated Series were restricted due to the unrelated animated series The Batman and Christopher Nolan's live-action theatrical The Dark Knight Trilogy to avoid continuity confusion.
Aquaman and related characters were unavailable due to the development of a pilot for a live-action series featuring the character as a young man, which wasn't picked up at the end. Characters from DC's "mature readers" Vertigo imprint were not allowed, like Swamp Thing and Phantom Stranger. No characters from the Teen Titans animated series appeared in JLU until after that show had been canceled; the Joker, Batman's archenemy, was restricted to appear in the series, unlike its predecessor, like Riddler and Scarecrow, which were supposed to be members of the Secret Society as a nod to the original Legion of Doom. To compensate for this, the producers focused some stories on overlooked DC Comics characters; these included characters like Deadman, an unnamed modern equivalent of The Seven Soldiers of Victory. DC Comics created an ongoing monthly comic book series based on the TV series, as part of its Johnny DC line of "all ages" comics, which did not have the same restrictions regarding character appearances.
Justice League Unlimited, like the second season of Justice League, is animated in widescreen. The show features new theme music and intro; the two-part series finale was aired in the UK on February 8 and 18, 2006, in the United States on May 6 and 13, 2006. Some romantic relationships develop as in Justice League; some of these relationships are Question and the Huntress, Black Canary and Green Arrow, the love-triangle between Green Lantern and Vixen. Additionally, the series continuously hints at a mutual attraction between Wonder Woman. However, Batman is reluctant to develop a full romantic relationship due to his duty as a superhero, Diana's immortality, his belief that a relationship within a
The OMACs are a fictional type of cyborg appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. They are based on the Jack Kirby character of the same name; the OMACs first were created by Greg Rucka. The OMACs are cyborgs, human bodies transformed by a virus into living machines to assassinate any and all beings with superpowers; the virus was created from Brainiac-13's nanotechnology, acquired by the U. S. Department of Defense and Lexcorp, was secretly introduced into general vaccine supplies; the OMACs are featured in the mini-series The OMAC Project that leads up to the Infinite Crisis series. The new OMACs are controlled by the Brother MK I satellite. Brother MK I was created by Batman and programmed by Pseudopersons, Inc. scientist Buddy Blank, who in this retelling of the story is a partner of Wayne Industries. Its sole purpose was to gather data on both villain and hero. Batman had grown distrustful of metahumans after discovering that the Justice League altered his memories following an altercation with Doctor Light in Identity Crisis.
Alexander Luthor Jr. gave the satellite sentience as part of his plans. Maxwell Lord promoted to the top rank of Checkmate, subverted the original mission of the Brother MK I satellite by inculcating a fear and suspicion of all metahumans; the first OMAC test subject was renamed "Buddy Blank", after the scientist who programmed the satellite. The OMACs' history may be more recent than Brother MK. Equus and Pilate featured in Superman: For Tomorrow, are denounced as former iterations of the OMAC concept. In JLA: Classified an all mechanical OMAC is an enemy of the Metal Men. Since the design has improved to the current form, with little to no changes to the base model; when Maxwell Lord brainwashed Superman to kill Batman, Wonder Woman, the rest of the JLA, Wonder Woman broke Lord's neck to free Superman from his control. Because Lord proffered this solution while held by her Lasso of Truth, Diana believed this was the only course of action possible. Brother MK I, rechristening itself Brother Eye, initiated the "KingIsDead" protocol.
Designed to be used in the event of Lord's death, it ordered all of the OMACs to attack and kill all the metahumans on Earth and destroy Checkmate. A group superhero effort stopped the attack, using an EMP blast as well as a "Shut Down" command given by Sasha Bordeaux, who had become a third-generation cyborg linked to Brother Eye, now designated Blacknight 1; these measures freed the majority of the OMAC hosts from their nanotech forms and reduced the number of OMACs to 200,000. In response, the satellite broadcast footage of Wonder Woman executing Maxwell Lord, preceded by the word MURDER, to media outlets all over the world, destroying her reputation. After this, Brother Eye initiated the final protocol, "Truth and Justice", by having all the remaining OMACs invade and attack her homeland, Themyscira, to wipe out all of the Amazons, it was revealed that Alexander Luthor Jr. was the one who wrested control of Brother Eye away from Batman. He used it to program his multiverse tuning fork and redirect its energy to where he needed it as part of his attempt to re-create Earth-Two, in turn, a perfect Earth.
Brother Eye continues to aid Alex Luthor by remapping out the multiverse and helping to guard the tuning fork with its OMACs, reasoning that it would eliminate the need for heroes like those who Batman had created it to monitor by aiding in the creation of a perfect Earth. Batman leads a collection of superheroes, consisting of: Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Green Arrow, Mister Terrific, Black Lightning, Black Canary, the new Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and Sasha Bordeaux, to Earth's orbit using Intel from Booster Gold and Ted Kord's spaceship. Blue Beetle's scarab allows him to find and reveal Brother Eye's hidden location above Earth by negating its vibrational frequency. Brother Eye sends the two groups clash. With the two Green Lanterns fighting off most of the OMACs and Brother Eye's defenses, the heroes' ship crashes into Brother Eye. Metamorpho provides an oxygen supply as Blue Beetle and Booster Gold stay with the ship to guard it, but Blue Beetle assists in the destruction of the device that Brother Eye used to hide in orbit and the rescuing of some of the other heroes.
Batman goes to distract Brother Eye by shutting off the central computer, although Brother Eye tries to distract him by showing him Nightwing's confrontation with Superboy-Prime. Sasha, linked to Oracle, goes to upload every computer virus on Earth into Brother Eye's system as well as trying to prevent the artificial gravity from shutting down. Black Canary goes to the surveillance room to use her sonic scream to blind the Eye. Black Lightning and Mr. Terrific go to the memory banks so that Black Lightning fries as much circuitry as possible while Mr. Terrific, invisible to machines and electronics, delivers the fatal blow by knocking Brother Eye off orbit using its orbital thrusters; the plan works, Brother Eye is deactivated, begins to fall apart. All of the remaining activated OMACs shut down; as the heroes evacuate Brother Eye, it tries to take Batman down with it, telling him he can never trust the costumed heroes again after what they did to him. Batman, says that he will take his chances, accepts Hal Jordan's aid in getting to safety.
After crash-landing in Saudi Arabia, Brother Eye tries to download its system into Sasha as a means of self
Superman is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 on April 18, 1938 which marked the rise of the Golden Age of Comic Books. Since his inception, Superman has been depicted as an hero that that originated the planet Krypton and named Kal-El; as a baby, he was sent to Earth in a small spaceship by his biological family, Jor-El and Lara, moments before Krypton was destroyed in a natural cataclysm. His ship landed in the American countryside. Clark displayed various superhuman abilities from the start as a young boy, such as incredible strength and impervious skin, his foster parents advised him to use his abilities for the benefit of humanity, he decided to fight crime as a vigilante. To protect his privacy, he changes into a colorful costume and uses the alias "Superman" when fighting crime. Clark Kent resides in the fictional American city of Metropolis in his adult life, where he works as a journalist for the Daily Planet disguising himself among the people there.
Depicted supporting characters of Superman are depicted as residing in Metropolis such as prominent love interest of Superman, Lois Lane, good friend of Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Daily Planet chief editor Perry White. He has many foes such as the genius inventor Lex Luthor, he is a friend of many other superheroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman. Although Superman was not the first superhero character, he popularized the superhero genre and defined its conventions, he remains the best selling superhero in comic books of all time and endured as one of the most lucrative franchises outside of comic books. He is regarded as the greatest superhero / comic book character of all time. Superman was created by Joe Shuster. A duo who met met in 1932 in a high school in Cleveland and bonded over their mutual love of fiction. Siegel aspired to become a writer and Shuster aspired to become an illustrator. Siegel wrote amateur science fiction stories, which he self-published a magazine called Science Fiction: The Advance Guard of Future Civilization.
His friend Shuster provided illustrations for his work. In January 1933, Siegel published a short story in his magazine titled "The Reign of the Superman"; the titular character is a vagrant named Bill Dunn, tricked by an evil scientist into consuming an experimental drug. The drug gives Dunn the powers of mind-reading, mind-control, clairvoyance, he uses these powers maliciously for profit and amusement, but the drug wears off, leaving him a powerless vagrant again. Shuster provided illustrations. Siegel and Shuster shifted with a focus on adventure and comedy, they wanted to become syndicated newspaper strip authors, so they showed their ideas to various newspaper editors. However, the newspaper editors told them. If they wanted to make a successful comic strip, it had to be something more sensational than anything else on the market; this prompted Siegel to revisit Superman as a comic strip character. Siegel modified Superman's powers to make him more sensational: Like Bill Dunn, the second prototype of Superman is given powers against his will by an unscrupulous scientist, but instead of psychic abilities, he acquires superhuman strength and bullet-proof skin.
Additionally, this new Superman was a crime-fighting hero instead of a villain, because Siegel noted that comic strips with heroic protagonists tended to be more successful. In years, Siegel once recalled that this Superman wore a "bat-like" cape in some panels, but he and Shuster agreed there was no costume yet, there is none apparent in the surviving artwork. Siegel and Shuster showed this second concept of Superman to Consolidated Book Publishers, based in Chicago. In May 1933, Consolidated had published a comic book titled Detective Dan: Secret Operative 48, it contained all-original stories as opposed to reprints of newspaper strips, a novelty at the time. Siegel and Shuster put together a comic book in similar format called The Superman. A delegation from Consolidated visited Cleveland that summer on a business trip, Siegel and Shuster took the opportunity to present their work in person. Although Consolidated expressed interest, they pulled out of the comics business without offering a book deal because the sales of Detective Dan were disappointing.
Siegel believed publishers kept rejecting them because he and Shuster were young and unknown, so he looked for an established artist to replace Shuster. When Siegel told Shuster what he was doing, Shuster reacted by burning their rejected Superman comic, sparing only the cover, they continued collaborating on other projects, but for the time being Shuster was through with Superman. Siegel wrote to numerous artists; the first response came in July 1933 from Leo O'Mealia, who drew the Fu Manchu strip for the Bell Syndicate. In the script that Siegel sent O'Mealia, Superman's origin story changes: He is a "scientist-adventurer" from the far future, when humanity has evolved "super powers". Just before the Earth explodes, he escapes in a time-machine to the modern era, whereupon he begins using his super powers to fight crime. O'Mealia produced a few strips and showed them to his newspaper syndicate. Nothing of Siegel and O'Mealia's collaboration survives, except in Siegel's memoir. In June 1934, Siegel found another partner: an artist in Chicago named Russell Keaton.
Keaton drew the Buck R
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated d/b/a OCLC is an American nonprofit cooperative organization "dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs". It was founded in 1967 as the Ohio College Library Center. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the largest online public access catalog in the world. OCLC is funded by the fees that libraries have to pay for its services. OCLC maintains the Dewey Decimal Classification system. OCLC began in 1967, as the Ohio College Library Center, through a collaboration of university presidents, vice presidents, library directors who wanted to create a cooperative computerized network for libraries in the state of Ohio; the group first met on July 5, 1967 on the campus of the Ohio State University to sign the articles of incorporation for the nonprofit organization, hired Frederick G. Kilgour, a former Yale University medical school librarian, to design the shared cataloging system.
Kilgour wished to merge the latest information storage and retrieval system of the time, the computer, with the oldest, the library. The plan was to merge the catalogs of Ohio libraries electronically through a computer network and database to streamline operations, control costs, increase efficiency in library management, bringing libraries together to cooperatively keep track of the world's information in order to best serve researchers and scholars; the first library to do online cataloging through OCLC was the Alden Library at Ohio University on August 26, 1971. This was the first online cataloging by any library worldwide. Membership in OCLC is based on use of services and contribution of data. Between 1967 and 1977, OCLC membership was limited to institutions in Ohio, but in 1978, a new governance structure was established that allowed institutions from other states to join. In 2002, the governance structure was again modified to accommodate participation from outside the United States.
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In October 2005, the OCLC technical staff began a wiki project, WikiD, allowing readers to add commentary and structured-field information associated with any WorldCat record. WikiD was phased out; the Online Computer Library Center acquired the trademark and copyrights associated with the Dewey Decimal Classification System when it bought Forest Press in 1988. A browser for books with their Dewey Decimal Classifications was available until July 2013; until August 2009, when it was sold to Backstage Library Works, OCLC owned a preservation microfilm and digitization operation called the OCLC Preservation Service Center, with its principal office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The reference management service QuestionPoint provides libraries with tools to communicate with users; this around-the-clock reference service is provided by a cooperative of participating global libraries. Starting in 1971, OCLC produced catalog cards for members alongside its shared online catalog. OCLC commercially sells software, such as CONTENTdm for managing digital collections.
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"Infinite Crisis" is a 2005–2006 comic book storyline published by DC Comics, consisting of an eponymous, seven-issue comic book limited series written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Ivan Reis, Jerry Ordway, a number of tie-in books. The main miniseries debuted in October 2005, each issue was released with two variant covers: one by Pérez, one by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope; the series storyline was a sequel to DC's 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, which "rebooted" much of the DC continuity in an effort to fix 50 years of contradictory character history. It revisited characters and concepts from that earlier Crisis, including the existence of DC's Multiverse; some of the characters featured were alternate versions of comic icons such as an alternate Superman named Kal-L, who came from a parallel universe called Earth-Two. A major theme was the nature of heroism, contrasting the dark and conflicted modern-day heroes with memories of "lighter" and ostensibly more noble and collegial heroes of American comic books' earlier days.
Infinite Crisis #1 was ranked first in the top 300 comics for October 2005 with pre-order sales of 249,265. This was double the second ranked comic House of M #7 which had pre-order sales of 134,429. Infinite Crisis #2 was the top seller in top 300 comics for November 2005 with pre-order sales of 207,564; the plot begins when, in Crisis on Infinite Earths, Kal-L, the Superboy of Earth Prime, Alexander Luthor, Jr. of pre-Crisis Earth-Three, Lois Lane Kent of pre-Crisis Earth-Two voluntarily sequestered themselves in "paradise". DC began leading up to the new Crisis with a one-shot issue Countdown to Infinite Crisis, followed by four six-issue limited series that tied into and culminated in Infinite Crisis. Once the Crisis was completed, DC used the One Year Later event to move the narratives of most of its DC Universe series forward by one year; the weekly series 52 began publication in May 2006, depicts some of the events which occurred between Infinite Crisis and One Year Later. In June 2008, a third and Final Crisis began a run, set following the conclusion of the 51-issue Countdown to Final Crisis.
Infinite Crisis was announced in March 2005. The event was kicked off with the release of Countdown to Infinite Crisis. Countdown to Infinite Crisis was followed by four six-issue limited series: The OMAC Project, Rann–Thanagar War, Day of Vengeance, Villains United, as well as a four-part limited series DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy; these first four limited series each had a special tie-in issue, released at monthly intervals during the Infinite Crisis event. As with many large-scale comic crossovers, Infinite Crisis featured a large number of tie-ins. Before the event was announced, books such as Adam Strange and Identity Crisis were being described as part of bigger plans. After Countdown, several books were identified as tie-ins to the four mini-series. Thus, although Infinite Crisis itself is only seven issues long, its plot elements appeared in dozens of publications; some of these books were of direct and major importance, such as the Superman "Sacrifice" and JLA "Crisis of Conscience" storylines, the latter of which ended with the Justice League's lunar Watchtower being destroyed, leading directly into Infinite Crisis #1.
DC Comics executive editor Dan DiDio stated that Infinite Crisis was being hinted at in various stories for two years prior to its launch, starting with the "death" of Donna Troy. The leadup was understated until the release of the Adam Strange limited series in 2004, at which point industry press began to report that DC was planning a large event, mentioning the titles Teen Titans, The Flash, JSA, all written by Geoff Johns. With Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Infinite Crisis began to visibly affect DC's editorial policy. Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison moved into editorial positions in addition to their writing duties to coordinate coherence of the DC Universe and to handle reimaginings of several characters. Mark Waid signed an exclusive contract with DC. DC replaced its official decades-old logo with a new one that debuted in the first issue of DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy. Aside from marking a major editorial shift within DC Comics, Infinite Crisis was a return to large company-wide crossovers of a sort, uncommon since the downturn of the comic industry in the 1990s.
The story begins in the wake of the four lead-in limited series, with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman feuding, the JLA Watchtower destroyed, the heroes of the world all facing a variety of menaces. Over this backdrop, Kal-L, along with Earth-Two's Lois Lane, Earth-Three's Alexander Luthor, Superboy-Prime escape from the pocket universe where they had been left in at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Kal-L seeks out his cousin, Power Girl a survivor of Earth-Two. Believing Lois' health will improve on her native world, he hopes to replace the current Earth with Earth-Two, which he considers perfect. Kal-L tries to enlist Batman's support, stating that the Post-Crisis Earth's inherent "bad" nature caused Batman's recent mistrust and hostility. Batman refuses and tries to use his Kryptonite Ring, but as this is not native to Kal-L's universe, it fails, is destroyed by heat-vision. Afterward, Batman learns Superboy-Prime destroyed the JLA Watchtower. Alexander reveals to Power Girl that he and Superboy-Prime had been leaving their "paradise" for some time, manipulating events to help create an inter-dimensional tuning fork.
Using the Anti-Monitor's remains and captured heroes and villains attuned to former universes (Power Girl among them after Supe
The Overmaster is a DC Comics supervillain. He first appeared behind the scenes in Justice League of America #233, was created by Gerry Conway and Chuck Patton. A 580 million-year-old alien who considered himself a celestial force beyond good and evil, with the purpose to "act when judgment has been passed". After judging a world unworthy, he would collect a sample of each species of the planet terminate all other life; the Overmaster first appeared on Earth years ago, assigning the original Cadre to put the human race to a "test". The original Justice League defeated the Cadre, after which the Overmaster vanished. Years he returned, acting through heralds such as the Aryan Brigade, the New Extremists, the Cadre of the Immortal. Making his presence known, the Overmaster selected villains from each of the groups to form a new powerful Cadre known as the Cadre of the Immortal; the Overmaster was powerful but not imaginative. He announced his intention to destroy the Earth in one week, erasing Central City from the planet and stopping all deaths and births across the globe as proof of his power.
The Justice League invaded the Overmaster’s spacecraft and used its technology to reverse all effects of the Overmaster’s activities. Overmaster was accidentally killed by Will Everett III, the second Amazing Man, after the Justice League member Ice had been killed by the villain. Following this event, the League moved into the Refuge, Overmaster’s space station, making it their new headquarters. Overmaster’s exact powers are unknown, he has access to advanced technology and he has undefined energy powers. DCU Guide: Overmaster DCU Guide: Overmaster chronology