Genocide is a fictional character owned by DC Comics. Genocide first appeared in Wonder Woman vol. 3 #26 and was created by Gail Simone. At some point in the future, Ares steals the dead body of Wonder Woman, he comes back through time and manipulates Dr. Barbara Minerva, the power behind the Secret Society of Super Villains, Dr. T. O. Morrow to gather a team of scientists to collect soil samples from various regions of Earth where acts of genocide took place over the past 100 years ranging from 1908–2008; the scientists, with the magical help of Felix Faust, use the soil to further empower the corpse of Wonder Woman with the evil energy of death and destruction. The result is the creation of the sadistic monster Genocide, brought to life through a combination of science and magic. T. O. Morrow believed Genocide was too unstable to be let loose, pleaded with Minerva to terminate the project. Further validating his point, Genocide attacked her fellow team member Phobia, nearly killing her. Despite this, Morrow's words of caution were ignored.
Dr. Minerva set Genocide loose at a shopping mall in downtown Washington D. C. to draw the Justice League's attention. The Department of Metahuman Affairs dispatched a team of agents, which included Agent Diana Prince to investigate the disturbance. After Diana changed into her super powered alter ego, Genocide beat Wonder Woman nearly to the point of death and stole her Lasso of Truth. After having the lasso surgically grafted into her body by the new Crime Doctor, Genocide was sent to the home base of the Department of Metahuman Affairs to retrieve the captive Doctor Psycho, she slaughtered nearly everyone there before being attacked by the Justice League. Genocide defeated Green Lantern and Red Tornado. However, once Wonder Woman returned to the battle with reinforcements and the creature was close to being overwhelmed, Genocide tapped into a facet of Wonder Woman's lasso that allowed her to create an explosion of negative psychic energy; the blast destroyed the Department of Metahuman Affairs building and killed the majority of persons left in its wake.
The resulting after-effect overwhelmed the few survivor's emotions and rationality, causing them to react negatively. Before leaving, Genocide kidnapped Wonder Woman's friend Etta Candy. Genocide tortured her leaving Etta in a comatose state for Wonder Woman to find. Athena reveals to Diana the truth behind Genocide and that the creature will be used by Ares as an instrument to destroy the gods and heroes unless Diana can stop her. Upon learning this, Diana attacked Genocide with renewed vigor, ripping the surgically implanted lasso from Genocide's body and leaving her to drown in the ocean; when Diana went to retrieve the body, she discovered. Ares arranged for Poseidon's son Euphemus to bring him her body, he transferred Genocide's soul into a clay figure of a demon child and placed it in the care of a rogue Amazon warrior named Alkyone, determined to destroy Diana. When Alkyone becomes the new Queen of Themyscira, she magically causes the spirit of Genocide to enter herself and three other Amazon allies.
Their present status is unknown as Wonder Woman slammed the titan Cottus on top of them, causing the stone monument they stood upon to crumble to the sea. The either unconscious or dead bodies of several of the Genocide-possessed Amazons were dragged to the shore by other non-possessed Amazons; the known soil samples Genocide was created with were taken from: Auschwitz, Poland - Samples collected by Professor Ivo and Red Volcano. Logor Jasenovac, Croatia - Samples collected by Doctor Poison II. Darfur, Sudan - Samples collected by an as-yet-unknown member with black gloves T. O. Morrow. Rwanda - Samples collected by an as-yet-unrevealed member. Cambodia - Samples collected by an as-yet-unrevealed member; the full extent of Genocide's abilities has yet to be revealed. Genocide has superhuman strength and speed, she has the ability to teleport. Genocide can project anger and despair to weaken her enemies. Being a magical construct, she can heal any damage her body receives; because Genocide bears the body of the future Wonder Woman, she can tap into the Lasso of Truth to create a large explosion of negative psychic energy.
The explosion can not only destroy nearby solid material and people, but leaves survivors with a backlash of such negative emotion that they do not think or act rationally. She nearly killed Wonder Woman herself. List of Wonder Woman enemies Genocide at DC Wiki Crisis Panel Report - Wonder Woman, Newsarama
Auschwitz concentration camp
The Auschwitz concentration camp was a complex of more than 40 Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II and the Holocaust. It consisted of the main camp and administrative headquarters in Oświęcim. Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, sparking World War II, they converted Auschwitz I from an army barracks to a prison camp for Polish political prisoners; the first prisoners were German criminals who were brought to the camp as functionaries in May 1940, the first gassing of prisoners took place in block 11 of Auschwitz I in September 1941. Auschwitz II–Birkenau became a major site of the Nazis' Final Solution to the Jewish Question. Transport trains delivered Jews from all over German-occupied Europe to the camp's gas chambers from early 1942 until late 1944. At least 1.1 million people died at Auschwitz of the estimated 1.3 million sent there, some 90 percent of them were Jews. One in six Jews killed in the Holocaust died at the camp.
Others deported to Auschwitz included 150,000 non-Jewish Poles, 23,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, 400 Jehovah's Witnesses, tens of thousands of diverse nationalities, an unknown number of homosexual men. Many of those not killed in the gas chambers died because of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, medical experiments. In the course of the war, the camp was staffed by 7,000 members of the German Schutzstaffel 12 percent of whom were convicted of war crimes. Several were executed, including camp commandant Rudolf Höss; the Allies did not act on early reports of atrocities, their failure to bomb it or its railways remains controversial. At least 802 prisoners tried to escape, 144 and two Sonderkommando units launched a brief, unsuccessful uprising on 7 October 1944, consisting of prisoners assigned to staff the gas chambers. Soviet troops approached Auschwitz in January 1945, most of the prisoners were sent west on a death march; the remaining prisoners were liberated on 27 January 1945, a day commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In the following decades, survivors wrote memoirs of their experiences in Auschwitz, such as Primo Levi, Viktor Frankl, Elie Wiesel, the camp became a dominant symbol of the Holocaust. In 1947, Poland founded the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum on the site of Auschwitz I and II, it was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979; the ideology of Nazism brought together elements of antisemitism, racial hygiene and eugenics, combined them with pan-Germanism and territorial expansionism with the goal of obtaining more Lebensraum for the Germanic people. After the Nazi seizure of power in Germany, boycotts of German Jews and acts of violence against them became ubiquitous, legislation was passed excluding them from the civil service and certain professions, including the law. Harassment and economic pressure were used to encourage them to leave Germany. On 15 September 1935, the Reichstag passed the Nuremberg Laws, prohibiting marriages between Jews and people of Germanic extraction, extramarital relations between Jews and Germans, the employment of German women under the age of 45 as domestic servants in Jewish households.
The Reich Citizenship Law defined as citizens those of "German or kindred blood". Thus Jews and other minorities were stripped of their citizenship. By the start of World War II in 1939, around 250,000 of Germany's 437,000 Jews had emigrated to the United States, the United Kingdom, other countries; when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, triggering World War II, Adolf Hitler ordered that the Polish leadership and intelligentsia be destroyed. 65,000 civilians, viewed as inferior to the Aryan master race, had been killed by the end of 1939. In addition to leaders of Polish society, the Nazis killed Jews, the Roma, the mentally ill. SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich head of the Gestapo, ordered on 21 September 1939 that Polish Jews be rounded up and concentrated into cities with good rail links; the intention was to deport them to points further east, or to Madagascar. Two years in June 1941, in an attempt to obtain new territory, Hitler invaded the Soviet Union. Auschwitz I, a former Polish army barracks, was the main camp and administrative headquarters of the camp complex.
Intending to use it to house political prisoners, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, head of the Schutzstaffel, approved the site in April 1940 on the recommendation of SS-Obersturmbannführer Rudolf Höss of the Concentration Camps Inspectorate. Höss oversaw the development of the camp and served as its first commandant, with SS-Obersturmführer Josef Kramer as his deputy. Around 1,000 m long and 400 m wide, Auschwitz I consisted of 20 brick buildings, six of them two-story; the camp housed the SS by 1943 held 30,000 inmates. The first 30 prisoners arrived on 20 May 1940 after being transported from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany. Convicted German criminals, the men were known as "greens" after the green triangles they were required to w
Black Canary is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by the writer-artist team of Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino, the character debuted in Flash Comics #86. One of DC's earliest super-heroines, Black Canary has appeared in many of the company's flagship team-up titles including Justice Society of America and Justice League of America. Since the late 1960s, the character has been paired with archer superhero Green Arrow and romantically. At her Golden Age debut, Black Canary was the alter ego of Dinah Drake and participated in crime-fighting adventures with her love interest, Gotham City detective Larry Lance; the character was a hand-to-hand fighter without superpowers who posed as a criminal to infiltrate criminal gangs. Stories depicted her as a world-class martial artist with a superpower: the "canary cry", a high-powered sonic scream which could shatter objects and incapacitate and kill powerful foes such as Superman; when DC Comics adjusted its continuity, Black Canary was established as two separate entities: mother and daughter, Dinah Drake-Lance and Dinah Laurel Lance.
Stories since the Silver Age focused on the younger Black Canary, ascribing her superhuman abilities to a genetic mutation. However, since the launch of the New 52, the two identities have been merged, with Dinah Drake possessing a metahuman cry. Black Canary has been adapted into various media, including direct-to-video animated films, video games, both live-action and animated television series, featuring as a main or recurring character in the shows Birds of Prey, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Young Justice and Arrow. In Birds of Prey she was played by Rachel Skarsten, in Smallville she was played by Alaina Huffman. In Arrow and the Arrowverse shows the characters Dinah Laurel Lance, Sara Lance, Dinah Drake are portrayed by Katie Cassidy, Caity Lotz, Juliana Harkavy; the character will make her cinematic debut in the upcoming film Birds of Prey, portrayed by Jurnee Smollett-Bell. Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino created the character in 1947 to be featured in Flash Comics as a supporting character.
Appearing first as a clandestine crime-fighter who infiltrates criminal organizations to break them from the inside, Black Canary was drawn with fishnet stockings and a black leather jacket to connote images of a sexualized yet strong female character. She appeared as a character in a back-up story featuring "Johnny Thunder": I was drawing Johnny Thunder, not much of a character. I suppose he could have been better because his'Thunderbolt' was interesting, but the situations they were in were pretty juvenile. Bob Kanigher wrote those stories, he had no respect for the characters; these stories were nowhere near as good as'The Flash' stories. DC knew it—they knew'Johnny Thunder' was a loser, so Kanigher and I brought the Black Canary into the series, she got a good response, it was,'Bye, Johnny Thunder.' Nobody missed him." According to Amash & Nolen-Weathington, Black Canary is "really" Carmine Infantino's "first character." According to the artist: "When Kanigher gave me the script, I said,'How do you want me to draw her?'
He said,'What's your fantasy of a good-looking girl? That's what I want.' Isn't that a great line? So that's. I sexy in form; the funny part is that years while in Korea on a National Cartoonists trip, I met a dancer, the exact image of the Black Canary. And I went out with her for three years. Bob didn't ask me for a character sketch, he had a lot of respect for me, I must say that. He always trusted my work... Bob loved my Black Canary design." Dinah Drake made her debut in Flash Comics #86 as a supporting character in the "Johnny Thunder" feature, written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Carmine Infantino. She appeared as a villain. Johnny is infatuated with her, is reproached by his Thunderbolt. Dinah is revealed to have been infiltrating a criminal gang. In Flash Comics #92 she has her own anthology feature, "Black Canary", replacing "Johnny Thunder"; the new series fleshed out Black Canary's backstory: Dinah Drake was a black-haired florist in love with Larry Lance, a Gotham City Police Department detective.
She first meets the Justice Society of America in All Star Comics #38, joining them in All Star Comics #41. Black Canary was revived with the other Golden Age characters during the 1960s. In these stories, it is retroactively established she lives on the parallel world of Earth-2. Married to Larry Lance since the 1950s, Dinah participates in annual team-ups between the Justice Society and Earth-1's Justice League of America. In a 1969 JLA/JSA team-up against the rogue star-creature Aquarius, who banished Earth-2's inhabitants to another dimension, Larry Lance is killed saving Dinah's life and Aquarius is defeated. Grief-stricken, Canary joins the Justice League, she begins a relationship with JLA colleague Green Arrow and discovers that she has developed an ultrasonic scream, the "canary cry."Black Canary teams with Batman five times in The Brave and the Bold and once with Superman in DC Comics Presents. Appearing as a guest in the "Green Arrow" backup feature of Action Comics, she was a backup feature in World's Finest Comics #244 to #256.
Black Canary's backstory was featured in DC Special Series #10. After the "B
Green Lantern is the name of several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. They fight evil with the aid of rings that grant them a variety of extraordinary powers, all of which comes from imagination and/or emotions; the first Green Lantern character, Alan Scott, was created in 1940 by Martin Nodell during the initial popularity of superheroes. Alan Scott fought common criminals in New York City with the aid of his magic ring; the Green Lanterns are among DC Comics' longer lasting sets of characters. They have been adapted to television, video games, motion pictures. Martin Nodell created the first Green Lantern, he first appeared in the Golden Age of comic books in All-American Comics #16, published by All-American Publications, one of three companies that would merge to form DC Comics. This Green Lantern's real name was Alan Scott, a railroad engineer who, after a railway crash, came into possession of a magic lantern which spoke to him and said it would bring power.
From this, he crafted a magic ring. The limitations of the ring were that it had to be "charged" every 24 hours by touching it to the lantern for a time, that it could not directly affect objects made of wood. Alan Scott fought ordinary human villains, but he did have a few paranormal ones such as the immortal Vandal Savage and the zombie Solomon Grundy. Most stories took place in New York; as a popular character in the 1940s, the Green Lantern featured both in anthology books such as All-American Comics and Comic Cavalcade, as well as his own book, Green Lantern. He appeared in All Star Comics as a member of the superhero team known as the Justice Society of America. After World War II the popularity of superheroes in general declined; the Green Lantern comic book was cancelled with issue #38, All Star Comics #57 was the character's last Golden Age appearance. When superheroes came back in fashion in decades, the character Alan Scott was revived, but he was forever marginalized by the new Hal Jordan character, created to supplant him.
He made guest appearances in other superheroes' books, but got regular roles in books featuring the Justice Society. He never got another solo series. Between 1995 and 2003, DC Comics changed Alan Scott's superhero codename to "Sentinel" in order to distinguish him from the newer and more popular science fiction Green Lanterns. In 2011, the Alan Scott character was revamped, his costume was redesigned and the source of his powers was changed to that of the mystical power of nature. In 1959, Julius Schwartz reinvented the Green Lantern character as a science fiction hero named Hal Jordan. Hal Jordan's powers were more or less the same as Alan Scott's, but otherwise this character was different than the Green Lantern character of the 1940s, he had a new name, a redesigned costume, a rewritten origin story. Hal Jordan received his ring from a dying alien and was commissioned as an officer of the Green Lantern Corps, an interstellar law enforcement agency overseen by the Guardians of the Universe.
Hal Jordan was introduced in Showcase #22. Gil Kane and Sid Greene were the art team most notable on the title in its early years, along with writer John Broome. With issue #76, the series made a radical stylistic departure. Editor Schwartz, in one of the company's earliest efforts to provide more than fantasy, worked with the writer-artist team of Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams to spark new interest in the comic book series and address a perceived need for social relevance, they added the character Green Arrow and had the pair travel through America encountering "real world" issues, to which they reacted in different ways — Green Lantern as fundamentally a lawman, Green Arrow as a liberal iconoclast. Additionally during this run, the groundbreaking "Snowbirds Don't Fly" story was published in which Green Arrow's teen sidekick Speedy developed a heroin addiction that he was forcibly made to quit; the stories were critically acclaimed, with publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek citing it as an example of how comic books were "growing up".
However, the O'Neil/Adams run was not a commercial success, the series was cancelled after only 14 issues, though an additional unpublished three installments were published as backups in The Flash #217-219. The title would know a number of cancellations, its title would change to Green Lantern Corps at one point as the popularity waned. During a time there were two regular titles, each with a Green Lantern, a third member in the Justice League. A new character, Kyle Rayner, was created to become the feature while Hal Jordan first became the villain Parallax died and came back as the Spectre. In the wake of The New Frontier, writer Geoff Johns returned Hal Jordan as Green Lantern in Green Lantern: Rebirth. Johns began to lay groundwork for "Blackest Night", viewing it as the third part of the trilogy started by Rebirth. Expanding on the Green Lantern mythology in the second part, "Sinestro Corps War", with artist Ethan van Sciver, found wide critical acclaim and commercial success with the series, which promised the introduction of a spectrum of colored "lanterns".
The series and its creators have received several awards over the years, including the 1961 Alley Award for Best Adventure Hero/Heroine with Own Book and the Academy of Comic Book Arts Shazam Award for Best Conti
Power Girl known as Kara Zor-L and Karen Starr, is a fictional DC Comics superheroine, making her first appearance in All Star Comics #58. Power Girl is the cousin of DC's flagship hero Superman, but from an alternative universe in the fictional multiverse in which DC Comics stories are set. Hailing from the world of Earth-Two, first envisioned as the home of DC's wartime heroes as published in 1940s comic books, Power Girl becomes stranded in the main universe where DC stories are set, becomes acquainted with that world's Superman and her own counterpart, Supergirl. In common with Supergirl's origin story, she is the daughter of Superman's aunt and uncle and a native of the planet Krypton; the infant Power Girl's parents enabled her to escape the destruction of her home planet by placing her in a rocket ship. Although she left the planet at the same time that Superman did, her ship took much longer to reach Earth-Two. On Earth, as with other Kryptonians, Power Girl discovered she possessed abilities like super strength and heat vision, using which she became a protector of innocents and a hero for humanity.
Though the specifics of how vary over subsequent retellings, Power Girl is stranded on another Earth when a cosmic crisis affects her home of Earth-Two, carves out a separate identity for herself from her dimensional counterpart Supergirl once they are forced to coexist. Though they are biologically the same person, Power Girl behaves as an older, more mature, more level-headed version of Supergirl, with a more aggressive fighting style, she adopts a different secret identity from her counterpart. These changes are superhero names as well; the name Power Girl reflects that she chooses not to be seen as a derivative of Superman, but rather her own hero and this choice is reflected in the strong independent attitude of the character. Over various decades, Power Girl has been depicted as a member of superhero teams such as the Justice Society of America, Inc. Justice League Europe, the Birds of Prey. Power Girl's origin has gone through revisions, but over time has reverted to her original conception as the Supergirl of Earth-Two.
The 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths eliminated Earth-Two from history, causing her to be retconned as the granddaughter of an Atlantean sorcerer known as Arion. This was writers depicted the revised Power Girl inconsistently; the 2005–2006 Infinite Crisis limited series restored her status as a refugee from the Krypton of the destroyed Pre-Crisis Earth-Two universe. Following DC's 2011 "Flashpoint" storyline and New 52 reboot, Power Girl's origin was retold as the Supergirl of "Earth 2", cousin and adopted daughter of Superman, who during evil Fourth World New God Darkseid's invasion of Earth 2 becomes stranded in the main continuity of Earth 0, subsequently adopting the name Power Girl to hide her true identity, she returned to her source Earth in the story Earth 2: World's End. Power Girl was introduced in All Star Comics #58 in 1976, was a member of the superhero team the Justice Society of America through the remainder of the 1970s and 1980s period known as the Bronze Age of Comics.
Marvel Comics' then-publisher Stan Lee said in 1978 that when DC Comics created Power Girl after Marvel had introduced Power Man, "I'm pretty annoyed about that.... I've got to ask the Marvel lawyer – she's supposed to be starting a lawsuit about that and I haven't heard anything. I don't like the idea.... You know, years ago we brought out Wonder Man, sued us because they had Wonder Woman, and... I said okay, I'll discontinue Wonder Man, and all of a sudden they've got Power Girl. Oh, boy. How unfair."After All Star Comics was canceled as a part of the DC Implosion, the character would continue to appear along with the rest of the JSA in Adventure Comics for a six-issue run. Due in part to her being one of the more popular characters in All-Star Comics at the time, she was given a solo tryout in Showcase issues 97–99, which expanded on her pre-Crisis origin. During this time, she was a featured character in the annual Justice Society crossovers in the original Justice League of America series.
She was a founding member of Infinity Inc. appearing in each of the first 12 issues and making guest appearances. After DC's continuity-altering Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline, her origin was retconned in Secret Origins vol. 2, #11 and she became a magic-based character with ties to ancient Atlantis, leading to appearances in The Warlord. The character did not receive her own self-titled series until the Power Girl miniseries of 1988; the character became a featured member of Justice League Europe for the run of the series. After the cancellation of JLI, the character joined Chris Claremont's creator-owned series Sovereign Seven and appeared in several issues of Birds of Prey, she rejoined the Justice Society in JSA #31 and became a regular part of that series and its follow-up, Justice Society of America vol. 3. Power Girl played a significant role in the continuity-changing events of Infinite Crisis, which tied into her starring role in the first JSA Classified story arc "Power Trip" in 2005.
These stories featured the revelation that Power Girl was in fact the Earth-Two Power Girl and a Kryptonian, who survived Crisis, that her Atlantean backstory had been a lie. Starting in July 2009, Power Girl received her first ongoing series titled Power Girl, with the first twelve issues written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Jus
Michael Sekowsky was an American comics artist known as the penciler for DC Comics' Justice League of America during most of the 1960s, as the regular writer and artist on Wonder Woman during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Sekowsky was born in Lansford and began working in the comics medium in 1941, as an artist at Marvel Comics' predecessor, Timely Comics, in New York City. There he worked as both a cartoonist on such humor features as "Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal", as a superhero artist on such star characters as Captain America and the Sub-Mariner in issues of All Winners Comics, Daring Comics, Marvel Mystery Comics, USA Comics, Young Allies Comics. Sekowsky developed a reputation as one of the fastest artists in the comics field. Fellow Timely artist Gene Colan commented on his work: "His pencils were something to behold. Loose, but so beautifully done. At the time, there was no one like him."During the 1940s, Sekowsky married his first wife, Joanne Latta. Concurrently, he began a complicated relationship with artist Valerie Barclay, working at the Manhattan restaurant Cafe Rouge.
As Barclay recalled in a 2004 interview, "I was 17, and... was making $18 a week as a hostess. Mike said,'I'll get you a job making $35 a week as a inker, you can freelance over the weekend. I'll let you ink my stuff', he got me the job. I didn't know anything about inking. Dave Gantz taught me — just by watching him". Sekowsky bestowed expensive gifts on her after his marriage to Latta, causing friction in the Timely bullpen, which she left in 1949, she described the office environment, Mike was a good human being. Everybody at Timely liked Mike. Nobody liked me. Which was true. World War II was on and there were no men around, so I just killed time with him. Everybody, Dave Gantz picked up on that.... Once tried to get me fired over my fling with George Klein. Mike went to Stan Lee and said,'Stan, I want her fired, if she doesn't get fired, I'm going to quit'. Well, you couldn't tell Stan Lee what to do. Stan said,'Well, Mike, it's been nice knowing you'. Sekowsky, one of the nascent Marvel Comics' mainstays, chose to remain and "make George's life hell", Barclay said in 2004.
She further described, "I was married before I met Mike, but my husband's divorce was not final.... Had to go to court and get an annulment. Mike paid for it and it cost $350". Sekowsky continued drawing for Timely in multiple genres through the 1940s and into the 1950s, on such Western characters as the Apache Kid, the Black Rider, Kid Colt for Marvel's 1950s iteration, Atlas Comics, he freelanced for other companies, drawing the TV-series spin-offs Gunsmoke and Buffalo Bill, Jr. for Dell Comics. I. Joe, others, he continued to draw for Dell in particular through the early 1960s. In 1952, Sekowsky began working at DC Comics, where he drew romance comics and science fiction titles under the editorship of Julius Schwartz. Sekowsky drew the first appearance of Adam Strange in Showcase #17. In 1960, Sekowsky and writer Gardner Fox co-created the Justice League of America in The Brave and the Bold #28. After two further appearances in that title, the team received its own series which Sekowsky drew for 63 issues.
Fox and Sekowsky added to the membership of the Justice League by inducting new members Green Arrow, the Atom, Hawkman. Among the adversaries which Fox and Sekowsky introduced for the team were Amazo and Doctor Light. Justice League of America #21 and #22 saw the first team-up of the Justice League and the Justice Society of America as well as the first use of the term "Crisis" in reference to a crossover between DC's characters; the following year's JLA team-up with the Justice Society introduced the threat of the Crime Syndicate of America of Earth-Three. Sekowsky married his second wife, called Pat, in October 1967. Sekowsky and writer Bob Haney introduced B'wana Beast in Showcase #66. In 1968, Sekowsky became the penciler of Metal Men; the following year, Sekowsky became the writer and changed the direction of the series by having the Metal Men assume human identities. The series was canceled six issues later. At the same time, Sekowsky began working on Wonder Woman with issue #178, first as artist and as writer and editor, until issue #198.
His run on the series included a variety of themes, from espionage to mythological adventure. He contributed a story about Wonder Batman to The Brave and the Bold. Sekowsky wrote and drew features for the series-tryout comic-book series Showcase during the last three years of its run, including "Jason's Quest", an adventure series about a young man on a motorcycle searching for his family, in Showcase #88-90, he became the writer/artist of the Supergirl feature in Adventure Comics as of issue #397 and disregarded continuity by scripting stories which contradicted DC's canon. Upon leaving DC, Sekowsky returned to Marvel. From 1971 to 1975, he sporadically provided penciling for stories in Amazing Adventures vol. 2, featuring the Inhumans. Sekowsky and writer Greg Weisman planned a Black Canary miniseries in 1984 for DC Comics. After the first issue was pencilled, the project went unpublished due to the character being used in writer/artist Mike Grell's Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters s
Lar Gand, known as Mon-El, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics in association with the Legion of Super-Heroes and Superman. The character has been reinterpreted over the years, but in all versions, he serves as a hero with abilities similar to those of Superman, sometimes serving as a substitute for him; the first live-action version of the character was introduced in Season 2 of Supergirl, played by Chris Wood. He was part of the main cast. Lar Gand first was created by Robert Bernstein and George Papp. A precursor to the Lar Gand character appeared in the story "Superman's Big Brother", in Superman #80, he was named Halk Kar, had a logo-less costume identical to Superman's, but with the red and blue colors reversed. He was created by artist Al Plastino. In the story, Halk Kar crash-lands on Earth in a rocketship and is rescued by Superman, who discovers that Halk Kar suffers from amnesia. Discovering that Halk Kar has a note from Jor-El mentioning his son, Superman assumes that Halk Kar must not only be from his own planet Krypton, but he must be a son of Jor-El and thus his own older brother.
Superman realizes that Halk Kar is less powerful than he is and — instead of subjecting him to embarrassment over the fact that he may be weaker than his younger brother — opts to use his own powers to cover for Halk Kar's deficiencies. This plan backfires, as Halk Kar begins to assume a superior attitude to Superman and begins to make romantic advances on Superman's girlfriend, Lois Lane. Halk Kar recovers his memory, explains that he is from the planet Thoron, in the same star system as Krypton. Years ago, while on a pioneer voyage into space, he landed on Krypton with his damaged rocketship. There he met Jor-El, who explained that Krypton's destruction was imminent and repaired Halk Kar's rocketship, sending him away with the note which had a map from Krypton to Earth on it. Krypton exploded shortly afterward, causing Halk Kar to be put into suspended animation until he drifted to Earth to meet Superman, the grown-up son of Jor-El referred to in the note. Halk Kar returns to Thoron in his repaired rocketship, leaving Superman with the experience of having had a brother.
The Halk Kar plot was reused in Superboy #89, in a story set during Superman's career as Superboy, one that disregarded the history outlined in the original. The character's name was changed to Lar Gand, his homeworld was changed to Daxam, he was made younger to match Superboy's age, he was an explorer who had landed on Krypton, where Jor-El warned him of the planet's imminent destruction and gave him a map to Earth. He suffered amnesia upon landing on Earth; as he gained powers like Superboy, the hero concluded that he was a long-lost brother, named him Mon-El: "Mon" because he landed on Earth on a Monday, "El" for Superboy's own Kryptonian family name. He adopted a human secret identity to integrate into Superboy's hometown of Smallville; however the character was shown to be immune to kryptonite, radioactively poisonous to all Kryptonians. Believing that Mon-El has been deceiving him, Superboy tries to trick him with a fake kryptonite meteor made of lead, which turns out to be Mon-El's one weakness.
Furthermore, exposure to lead is irreversibly fatal to Daxamites, which Mon-El explains, having regained his memory. Guilt-ridden over inadvertently poisoning him, Superboy saves his life by sending him to the extradimensional Phantom Zone, where he would be able to observe things happening in the outside world, but as a phantom would not age and his lead poisoning would not progress; this provided for a means to use the character in contemporary stories set in the 30th century with the Legion of Super-Heroes. In these stories, Legion member Saturn Girl creates a temporary antidote to his lead poisoning, allowing him to be released from the Phantom Zone for brief periods of time, he is considered an honorary Legionnaire. Brainiac 5 creates a long-term antidote, he becomes a full member. During his long career, he is written as one of the Legion's three most-powerful members along with Superboy and Ultra Boy, serves two terms as leader. Mon-El dies after failing to take a dose of Brainiac 5's anti-lead serum in a timely fashion.
Eltro Gand, a distant descendant of his older brother, sacrificed his life force to restore Mon-El to life. After a long romantic relationship, he and fellow Legionnaire Shadow Lass become wife. In 1985, DC Comics' revamp of their superhero universe Crisis on Infinite Earths removed Superman's adventures as "Superboy" from the character's history. Mon-El's character history remained unchanged, with his encounter with Superboy said to have taken place in a "pocket universe" created by the Time Trapper, a mysterious being living at the end of the universe. Injured and dependent on life-support equipment during a battle with the Time Trapper after Superboy's death, Mon-El dies during the Magic Wars which destroys much of the technology throughout the United Planets; the Time Trapper revives him, hoping to use his body to preserve his own waning existence, but Mon-El kills him to prevent the Trapper from further manipulating events throughout history. This wipes Superboy's pocket universe out of existence