Demolition Team
The Demolition Team, art by Dave Gibbons.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceGreen Lantern (vol. 2) #176 (May 1984)
Created byLen Wein and Dave Gibbons
In-story information

The Demolition Team are a fictional team of mercenaries in the DC Comics universe. They first appeared in Green Lantern #176 (May 1984) and were created by Len Wein and Dave Gibbons.[1]

Fictional character history

In their initial appearance, Congressman Jason Bloch hired the Demolition Team to destroy the Los Angeles branch of Ferris Aircraft.[2] The Ferris employees were virtually defenseless against the team and their state-of-the-art weaponry provided by the Monitor. Help finally arrived in the form of the mysterious Predator who defeated the entire team unaided.[1] It is assumed the Demolition Team were sent to prison soon after the incident.

The Demolition Team returned several years later with updated technology only to be handily defeated by the Blood Pack after attacking a nuclear power plant in Germany. Hardhat later appeared committing crimes in Opal City.

Rosie, together with several other scientific geniuses and cybernetic beings (Automan, Brainstorm, Doctor Cyber, Ford, and Emil Hamilton), was for a brief period part of the composite cybernetic being known as Enginehead. However (if this story is still canon), the being seems to have been divided into the individual personalities again shortly after the events of the series Enginehead #1-6 (2004).

Most of the team met their end at the hands of the OMACs during the events of The OMAC Project, but Hardhat was seen alive in Infinite Crisis #7. He is participating in the 'Battle of Metropolis', which was a supervillain first step to conquer the world.[1]

Still later, Hardhat was seen among the "forgotten characters" of Limbo. Other notables include Ace the Bat-Hound, Geist, Gunfire and Merryman of the Inferior Five. As Merryman explains, Hardhat and all the other inhabitants came here to a realm of 'no stories' because they were forgotten about in the real world. They all are rescued by Superman and assist in the battle against the cosmic threat of Mandrakk.[3]


In other media



The Demolition Team appear in Justice League Unlimited #43.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Greenberger, Robert (2008), "Demolition Team", in Dougall, Alastair (ed.), The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 98, ISBN 978-0-7566-4119-1, OCLC 213309017
  2. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Irvine, Alex; Korte, Steve; Manning, Matt; Wiacek, Win; Wilson, Sven (2016). The DC Comics Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe. DK Publishing. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-4654-5357-0.
  3. ^ Final Crisis Superman Beyond 3D #1-2 (October 2008)