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Axis Amerika
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearance(1940s)
Young All-Stars #1 (June 1987)
(2000s)
JLA #81 (July 2003)
Created by(1940s)
Roy Thomas/Dann Thomas (script), Brian Murray (art)
(2000s)
Joe Kelly (script), Duncan Rouleau (pencils)
In-story information
Member(s)(1940s)
Übermensch
Grösshorn Eule
Fledermaus
Kamikaze
Gundra the Valkyrie (comics)
Sea Wolf
Tsunami
Usil
Sumo the Samurai
(2000s)
Great White
Fleshburn
Hel/Vela
Manson
The Mouth
Übermensch/Shepherd
Zaladin

Axis Amerika is the name of two different teams of super-villains who have appeared in American comic books published DC Comics.

The original team, created by writer Roy Thomas and penciler Brian Murray, first appeared in Young All-Stars #1 (June 1987).

Fictional team history

World War II team

The team's first known mission was to bring down American morale by killing their superheroes, then known as 'mystery men'. The Valkyrie Gudra actually steals the soul of one of them, the explosive hero known as TNT. It was soon after this that Tsunami defects; she was then replaced with Kamikaze. During an intense battle, Die Fledermaus is slain by Fury while she is affected by the god Tisiphone. The Axis suffer a major defeat but return. The All-Stars are aided in this second fight by a similar group of heroes known as The Allies. This team consists of Fireball, Kuei, Phantasmo, and the Squire.[1]

During the "Infinite Crisis" storyline, Übermensch and Sea Wolf appear as members of Alexander Luthor Jr.'s Secret Society of Super Villains.[2][3]

Modern Age team

This team was an updated version of the old team and was created by Manson and his Clockwatchers organization; they have no relation to the original Axis Amerika. Axis America was a secret fascist cult who ran a children's home called Safe Haven. The JLA arrived to mediate between governmental forces and what they believed to be the innocent men and women inside the camp. Manson manipulated Faith, his former servant, causing her powers to go out of control. It seemed, to the public at large, that the JLA had killed thousands of innocent people.[1]

Superman is imprisoned for the destruction of Safe Haven. Faith goes to Manson, promising to work for him if the JLA's name is cleared.

Members

Axis Amerika I

Axis Amerika II

References

  1. ^ a b Beatty, Scott (2008), "Axis America", in Dougall, Alastair (ed.), The DC Comics Encyclopedia, London: Dorling Kindersley, p. 32, ISBN 978-0-7566-4119-1, OCLC 213309017
  2. ^ Villains United #5. DC Comics.
  3. ^ Aquaman #37. DC Comics.