Welcome members of @CharactersOfDC to our July session. July is this club’s Annual Villains Month in which we take a peek at the other side of the coin to explore some of the great villains (or anti heroes) DC has. This year I thought that rather than having a single villain make their appearance here I would chose a team of villains instead.
Now this team that I have chosen may not get a lot of panel time but they always bring trouble to whomever they are facing and they are an interesting group of characters in their own right. So without further ado…
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THE CRIME SYNDICATE OF AMERICA
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And now for some extra information…
Crime Syndicate info
Yes, this team has multiple first appearances because of various reboots and retooling the team went through. The team members remained pretty consistent through all this though.
Crime Syndicate of America
JLA #29 (August 1964)
Crime Syndicate of Amerika
JLA: Earth 2 (September 2000)
Crime Society of America
52 #52 (May 2007)
Crime Syndicate of America (N52)
JL #23 (October 2013)
Other appearances include
The Animal Man series
justice league quarterly #8
Secret files and origins 2004
Superman/Batman Annual #1 (2006)
Justice League of America (vol. 2) #43
There is a six issue Crime Syndicate mini currently being published that is on issue #4.
An interation of the team, called the Justice Lords, appears in the animated Justice League show.
The team also appears in the movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.
Every interation of the team has the following members.
- Ultraman- Superman’s counterpart
- Superwoman- Wonder Woman’s counterpart
- Power Ring- Green Lantern’s counterpart
- Owlman- Batman’s counterpart
- Johnny Quick- Flash’s counterpart
- Atomica- Atom’s counterpart
- Blood Eagle- Hawkman’s counterpart
- Barracuda/Sea King- Aquaman’s counterpart
- White Martian- Martian Man Hunter’s counterpart
- Deathstorm- Fire storm’s counterpart
- Outsider- Alfred Pennyworth’s counterpart
- Grid- Cyborgs counterpart (more or less)
Issues to read
As always discussion questions will be posted on Sundays starting on July 4th but you’re always welcome to discuss the team or various characters on it anytime you’d like.
And that brings this session to an end. I hope you enjoyed this exploration of the Crime Syndicate. Next up in August we will be taking a look at a version of a character that I feel doesn’t get enough attention. August’s Character of the Month is David Zavimbe better known as Batwing. Hope to see you there.