The All-Star Invaders (Invaders + All-Star Squadron):
The All-Star Invaders is a team of superheroes from WWII, serving in the war effort on multiple fronts to turn back the superhuman agents of the evil Axis Forces. They disbanded after the Allied forces won the war and their leader Super-Soldier disappeared.
Top Row, Left to Right:
Amalgamation of: Captain America + Superman
Real Name: Clark Rogers
Biography: Many decades ago, two alien empires were locked in a deadly war: the Kreetonians (Kree + Kryptonians) and the Skrultains (Skrulls + Martians). The treacherous Skrultains discovered the planet-consuming machine known as Galactiac (Galactus + Brainiac) and led him to the Kreetonians’ home planet of Halaton (Hala + Krypton). The techno-titan proceeded to absorb the planet’s data and convert its mass into energy for him to consume. Unable to repel Galactiac, Jor-Nan (Ronan + Jor-El), a loyal servant of the Kreetonian government, and his wife Lara-Venn (Ra-Venn + Lara Lor-Van) launched their newborn son in a small capsule to a planet they believed to be safe… Earth. But, as Halaton imploded, the capsule couldn’t escape the vacuum wave in time, and the shock killed the baby. The capsule containing the alien corpse eventually crash-landed on Earth, in Roswell, New Mexico, in the year 1938 AD. Human scientists working for their government studied the alien corpse’s biology, revealing that Kreetonians become more powerful when absorbing the solar energies of a yellow sun. When World War II happened, the American scientists started experimenting with the alien genetics to enhance human warriors to stop the opposing forces. When their Super-Soldier Serum was finally perfected, the head scientist Emil Erksine (Abraham Erksine + Emil Hamilton) found the first man they would turn into a perfect Super-Soldier. Clark Rogers, an art student from Overville, Kansas (Overland Park + Smallville), tried to enlist for duty when WWII broke out, but was rejected for being too physically weak and scrawny. Prof. Erksine believed in Clark’s strong moral compass, and recruited him into Project: Rebirth. Clark was injected with the Serum at the same time being bombarded with concentrated solar energy. The procedure was a success, and the scrawny Clark was transformed into a powerful and muscular superhuman. Unfortunately, Nazi assassins killed Professor Erksine, the only one with the formula for the Serum, and without them, the US couldn’t create more super-soldiers. Clark took on the responsibility of being the only Super-Soldier, and trained for a year to control his new-found abilities, such as super-strength, flight, and laser vision. When the Super-Soldier was ready to be introduced to the frontlines of the war, he was given a special costume to hide his identity and inspire the American ways of truth and justice in his fellow soldiers. Clark was also given a special, indestructible shield created by Dr. Howard Wayne (Howard Stark + Thomas Wayne). The Super-Soldier fought alongside Allied troops during the war, fighting against Axis-controlled superhumans, most notable the Green Skull (Red Skull + Lex Luthor), who uses a radioactive alien ore to weaken Clark. When Clark almost died at the hands of the Skull in one mission, the Allied forces sought out other superhumans to aide in the war effort, leading to the advent of the All-Star Invaders. During the final mission of the ASI, they infiltrated a Nazi stronghold to prevent them from launching a nuclear missile at the US. After the mission was completed, Clark chased after the Green Skull, making his escape in a rocket ship. As the ship passed over the North Pole, Soldier used his laser vision to dismantle the engines, killing the Skull in a fiery explosion! The shockwave of the blast knocked out Clark, and he went hurdling into the freezing waters below. The Allied forces eventually won the war, and the ASI disbanded. Super-Soldier was frozen in the arctic waters for 70 years, and when he was revived, he became the leader of a new hero team, the Justice Avengers (Avengers + Justice League).
Powers: Superhuman strength/speed/stamina/agility/reflexes/senses/aim. Absorption of yellow solar energy and conversion of it into his powers. Laser vision. X-Ray vision. Enhanced lung capacity. Freezing breath. Flight. Use of an unbreakable shield made from an alloy of the special metals Vibranium and Adamantium; he can throw this shield with great strength and accuracy. Super-Soldier is also an above-excellent strategist and leader.
Amalgamation of: Whizzer + The Flash I
Real Name: Bob Garrick
Biography: Bob Garrick was originally a zoological chemist when a lightning storm struck a row of chemicals and animal blood samples in his lab, causing a fire; Bob accidentally inhaled the vapors, and the chemical compounds mutated his body. After recovering, Bob found that he could now move at super-human speeds. Donning a blue spandex costume and his father’s WWI helmet, redesigned to resemble the helm of Mercury, Roman God of Speed, Bob Garrick became a crime fighter; his superhero codename became The Whiz, because of the ‘whizzing’ noise he makes when moving at high speeds. When WWII broke out, the US government assembled a team of beyond-human heroes to serve in the Allied Forces, called the All-Star Invaders. After the War, Bob returned to the states and married his long-time girlfriend, who was aware of his identity of the Whiz. When they tried to have children, his wife died during childbirth and their son was born deformed; Bob turned his son over to the American government, which also knew his heroic identity, to protect him. Years later, The Whiz came out of retirement to help the Justice Avengers (Avengers + Justice League) defeat a major villain, sacrificing his life in the process. He died believing the JA member Silverflash (Quicksilver + Flash II) was his son, cured of his mutation.
Powers: The Whiz has the ability to run, move, and perform at speeds unattainable for normal humans unaided by outside means. This is because his altered genetics make him capable of accessing the Speed Force, an inter-dimensional source of energy connected all moving bodies in the multiverse; future speedsters have greater control over the Speed Force and can outrun the Whiz, such as Silverflash and Speed Kid (Speed + Kid Flash).
Amalgamation of: Human Torch (Jim Hammond) + Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
Real Name: Alan Hammond
Biography: Eons ago, the Elder Guardians (Elders of the Universe + Guardians of the Universe), an ancient race of powerful aliens, amassed all of the magic in the universe into one object to be rid of it, allowing science to prevail and create an intergalactic police force (now the Green Nova Corps [Nova Corps + Green Lantern Corps]). The meteor brimming with magic wandered the cosmos for centuries, and it eventually crashed into the planet Earth. It was uncovered in the late 1930s by a Prof. Phineas Horton, who discovered a mineral-based lifeform within the radioactive rock. His team brought the rock back to his lab, where he tried to create a synthetic lifeform. An accident in the lab would affect Horton’s genes, making his two grandchildren capable of surviving the energy accidents that changed them into the heroes Green Giant (Hulk + Green Lantern [Hal]) and She-Nova (She-Hulk + Jade); a janitor who survived the accident had a daughter, who developed energy powers and became Novastorm (Nova [Raye] + Firestorm [Rusch]). In the end, the experiment was a success and the techno-organic humanoid became sentient! Learning the ways of humanity at a high rate, the android developed his own personality and took the human name Alan Hammond. Alan’s synthetic flesh was exposed to the magical radiation in its previous form, so he unexpectedly developed the ability to generate and control a green fire. He became the superhero Human Lantern and served in the All-Star Invaders during WWII. Alan, being a robot, doesn’t age like everyone else, so he’s still an active hero today. Soviet Union scientists attempted to recreate Alan’s magical tech, resulting in a cyborg agent with shadow powers instead of flames. This superhuman, Omega Black (Omega Red + Obsidian), regards the Human Lantern as a sort of father.
Powers: As a synthetic organism, Human Lantern has reduced aging and enhanced strength/speed/agility/stamina/senses/reflexes/durability. He has the ability to generate a green flame and control it to fly and change it into whatever tool or weapon he needs. The only weakness of the green flame is the inability to affect wood, as the flame is also a sort of living entity.
Amalgamation of: Sub-Mariner + Aquaman
Real Name: Namorin Marius
Alias: Mac McCurry
Biography: On the planet Earth exists a technologically- and genetically-advanced species of humankind, who have exiled themselves from the eyes of the surface world thousands of years ago. They are “Homo mermanus”, and their kingdom is the underwater utopia known as “Atlantis”. Decades ago, Fenlanna (Fen + Atlanna), the princess of Atlantis, was saved from a shark attack by a human sea captain named Leonard McCurry. Grateful to her savior, Fenlanna laid with him. When she returned to Atlantis, she realized she was pregnant, due to her people’s natural powers of empathy. She concealed her pregnancy for as long as she could, and she gave up the child when he was born. Fenlanna returned to the surface and found Leonard’s home in an American shore town. Leonard agreed to raise their son, and he named him Mac McCurry. For the first decade of his life, Mac had a healthy relationship with his father, but it soon enough came time for him to ask for the truth about his mother. Leonard told Mac about that night, and that he’s half-Atlantean, which explains his unusual talents and appearance. Mac decided to leave America and return to the sea, hoping to find his true home. For months Mac traveled beneath the waves, developing his strength and telepathic connection to all sea life. He soon found Atlantis in the Pacific Ocean, where Fenlanna Marius now rules as Queen. Reconnecting with his family, Mac took on the true Atlantean name his mother wanted him to have: Namorin. Prince Namorin studied his people’s ways, from history to technology to weapon arts, preparing himself to be the heir to the throne. He also developed a rival to his cousin Orrah (Byrrah + Orm), who was the heir to the throne before Namorin became known. When the Second World War broke out on the surface world, the Atlanteans remained neutral to the conflict… until a fleet of Nazi submarines attacked the city, led by a traitorous Atlantean codenamed U-Fish (U-Man + Fisherman). Namorin and the soldiers in his command fended off the invasion, and the fight between Namorin and U-Fish went to the surface, gaining the attention of US naval fleets. When the Allied forces started assembling a superhuman strike team called the All-Star Invaders, they invited Namorin to join the ranks. Minding the possibility of another Nazi invasion of Atlantis, Namorin agreed, and took the codename “Aquariner”. 70 years after the war, the ageless Namorin, now King of Atlantis, discovered Super-Soldier’s frozen body in the Arctic and had his scientists revive him. Aquariner is now a member of the Justice Avengers.
Powers: Superhuman strength/speed/stamina/agility/durability/senses/reflexes; underwater survival; super-fast swimming; draws strength from moisture; the ability to telepathically communicate with marine animals; master of Atlantean combat arts and weapons, most notably the trident. As King of Atlantis, Namorin has diplomatic immunity and he holds dominion over his kingdom’s armed forces and weapon systems.
Amalgamation of: Spitfire + Max Mercury
Real Name: Maxine Faltsworth
Biography: In the late 1800s, a woman known by Maxine, as identified by the gilded necklace given to her by her fiancé, was traveling through the untamed western territories of the United States when her caravan was attacked. She and the others woke from the attack in a cave, where vampires were feeding on their captives! Maxine tried to free the prisoners, from both the caravan attack and from local Native American tribes, but the vampires caught them. One was about to convert Maxine into a vampire when the blood-suckers were attacked by the Rough Night (Nightstalkers + Rough Bunch), a team of vampire hunters led by the half-vampire Hex Blade (Blade + Jonah Hex). The vampires were killed, but Maxine was infected, though not enough to immediately change her into one of them. The native shamans freed from the vampires quickly performed a magic ritual to cure the vampirism, but the conflux of vampiric power and magic caused her to disappear! Maxine was whisked throughout time and space, bouncing off the interdimensional Speed Force, until it finally calmed down. Due to this incident, Maxine was reverted back into the body and mind of an infant, and she reappeared in England in the 1910s. The knight Sir Brian Faltsworth and his brother Justin found the abandoned baby, marked only by the ‘Maxine’ necklace around her body, and took her home. Brian raised Maxine as his daughter, and as a teenager, she discovered that she could now move at superhuman speeds. When World War II happened, Sir Brian took on his family’s legacy as the heroic Union Knight, while Maxine crafted her own costume and started calling herself “Max Spitfire”. Both served in the All-Star Invaders, while Brian’s brother Justin instead joined the Nazis as the half-vampiric Blood Panzer (Baron Blood + Red Panzer). When Max Spitfire confronted Blood Panzer, it was revealed to her that not only was he her uncle, that she also has vampiric blood in her veins. Rage triggered Maxine’s vampiric powers, and she exiled herself in order to figure this out for herself, half-convinced that Blood Panzer did something to her…
Powers: Superhuman speed/stamina/agility/reflexes/senses; anger triggers her vampiric powers, such as strength, fangs for blood-sucking, and flight; either way, she also possesses longevity, and is still alive to this day.
Amalgamation of: Union Jack [Lord Montgomery] + Silent Knight
Real Name: Sir Brian Faltsworth
Biography: In the legends of King Arthur and Medieval Britain, a Knight of the Round Table was given a magic sword, magic shield, and magic set of armor by the wizard Grot. By sacrificing his ability to speak, the knight was given great power by the weapons to defend his lands. The weapons were passed down from the knights to their squires, with one of the last being Sir Kent Faltsworth, a WWI veteran and a previous reincarnation of who is now the science-based hero Wingspan (Hank Pym + Hawkman). Sir Kent’s squire was his first-born son Sir Brian, so he became the new bearer of the magic weapons. When World War II broke out, he took on the superhero codename Union Knight when using the armor. Jealous of his older brother, Justin Faltsworth became the Nazi super-agent Blood Panzer. Sir Brian is also the adoptive father of his daughter Maxine, who, using super-speed powers, served as Max Spitfire when they both joined the superheroic All-Star Invaders. Sir Brian passed on his legacy to his squire before dying, and the current Union Knight is Joseph Sheldrake (Joseph Chapman [Union Jack III] + Cyril Sheldrake [Knight]).
Powers: Olympic-level strength/speed/agility/stamina/reflexes; a magic sword, shield, and armor that enhances his abilities when he remains silent; expert at horsemanship, jousting, swordsmanship, chivalry, and hawking.
Bottom Row, Left to Right:
Amalgamation of: USAgent + Mr. America
Real Name: Harold “Tex” Walker
Biography: Tex Walker was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, and was raised by his parents with his older brother Bob, who was later killed serving in World War I as a transport driver. Though he was set up to inherit his family’s oil fortunes, Tex instead enlisted in the military at the cusp of America’s entrance into World War II. Believing to be killed in combat, Tex escaped from a Nazi prison camp through a disguise. He then adopted the disguise as the “American Agent”, supplementing his skills as a soldier with light-yet-durable armor and unusual skills with a bullwhip. When he returned to America, he learned of a Nazi plot to bomb the Capitol Building in DC; his attempt to stop the plot led to a confrontation with Clark Rogers, who recently gained his powers as the Super-Soldiers. The men mistook each other for Nazi agents and battled; the fight ended in a draw when they realized who the real enemy was and they stopped the bombing together. American Agent, now with a more recognizably American costume, joined the All-Star Invaders later on in the war, serving on the homefront to stop more Nazi saboteurs on American soil. Near the end of the war, Tex went undercover as a Nazi agent to dismantle the Gestapo. Near the end of the War, after Super-Soldier’s disappearance, American Agent seeming died trying to save a young girl during the bombing of Dresden, but his remains were never found.
Powers: Above-average strength/speed/agility/stamina/reflexes; fighting and espionage skills; light armor and helmet to protect body; use of a bullwhip as main weapon.
Amalgamation of: Blazing Skull + Firebrand II
Real Name: Danette Todd
Biography: Danette Todd was a war correspondent who followed the All-Star Invaders into a Nazi lab. A prototype time-travel device backfired and she was sent into the future with nazi Per Werner. While one group of superpowered future-inhabitants remade the injured Per into a cyborg called Dega-Brain (Brain Drain + Per Degaton), another group took in Danette to heal her. With her as their avatar, these future-people would prevent the ruling class, which created Dega-Brain, from conquering the past with the Nazi cyborg. Their technology gave Danette Todd powers of her own, and she became the heroine Fireskull! Using her flame powers to decimate the Nazi forces alongside the ASI, she also struck fear into the villains hearts with the ability to appear was a skeleton with a flaming skull! Fireskull was crucial in defeating Dega-Brain, leaving him to be executed by the Nazi super-agent Green Skull. After the war and the disbandment of the ASI, Danette continued to fight crime in the states as the Fireskull. She was killed in the line of duty, and her powers were passed onto her half-brother Rod Scully (Jim Scully + Rod Reilly), who became the second Fireskull! The others who became Fireskull since then are Richard Sanchez and then Andre Valiant.
Powers: Flame generation from body (projectile blasts and flight), immunity to heat and flame, enhanced strength and healing; can turn almost all of herself invisible, appearing as a walking skeleton.
Amalgamation of: Crimson Commando + Mr. Scarlet
Real Name: Frank Butler
Biography: District Attorney Frank Butler was sick of the criminal element of Gothton, MS (Boston + Gotham City) getting away with their crimes, so he trained his body to physical perfection and donned a costume, becoming the vigilante called Mr. Crimson. Along with his partners Super Yank (Super Sabre + Commando Yank) and Stone-Man (Stonewall + Minute Man), Mr. Crimson stalked the criminal underworld of Gothton during the Golden Age of Justice. Mr. Crimson served in the All-Star Invaders, fighting Axis soldiers in the European theater of war while Stone-Man and Super Yank kept the peace. However, when he returned to Gothton after the war only to find his partners murdered by a ruthless gangster. Frank Butler sacrificed his life to kill the criminal mastermind. After that, the crime rates spiked until the first, modern-day appearance of the mighty Iron Bat (Iron Man + Batman). Today, the current bearer of the mantle of Mr. Crimson is Pinkerton Warkworth (Shelley Warkworth + Pinkerton “Pinky” Butler), Frank’s adopted African-American son.
Powers: Olympic-level strength/speed/stamina//durability/senses/reflexes; keen investigator and martial artist; various tools and weapons in his costume.
Amalgamation of: Phantom Eagle II + Blackhawk
Real Name: Janos Kaufman
Alias: Bart Malone
Biography: Janos Kaufman is an American of German-Polish descent, who joined the airforce as a young adult. At the beginning of World War II, he had learned of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland and Janos sought to do something about it; he and other fighter pilots who thought as he does stole their planes from their hangar and flew to Europe to take on the Luftwaffe, the Nazis’ airforce. They won against the Nazis in the first battle, but the war was far from over, so they landed their damaged planes on an uncharted island to make repairs, which they made their headquarters. The multicultural pilots adapted the identity of the Phantom Hawks, arming their planes with better weapons and frightening decals and arming themselves with weapons in case they had to land and fight Nazi foot soldiers. Janos, as the leader, took the name “Phantom Hawk”. They are considered outlaws by the US government, but Super-Soldier covertly invited them to join the All-Star Invaders in an unofficial capacity. During the final mission of the ASI, Janos and top Nazi pilot Hermann Von Teppel (Hermann Von Reitberger + Wolfgang Von Teppel) killed each other in a dog fight.
Powers: Trained soldier; marksman; close-quarters combatant; leader and strategist; expert pilot.
Amalgamation of: Major Mapleleaf + Star-Spangled Kid
Real Name: Louis Pemberton
Biography: Louis Pemberton, a young man from Canada, met up with a hero who bore the power of the Star Cross lineage (Star Brand + Starman); Star Cross allowed Louis to study his unique powers, allowing him to build a belt-mounted device that generates the same effects. Seeking to defend Canada and the United States with his new abilities, Louis donned a patriotic costume based on the Canadian Mounties’ uniforms and dubbed himself Kid Mapleleaf. Inexperienced, Louis was nearly killed on his first mission but was saved by a Canadian soldier named Roger Dugan. Dugan aided Kid Mapleleaf in their further adventures, earning membership into the All-Star Invaders. Today, Louis Pemberton is survived by his two sons after he was killed by a mysterious assailant with a cyanide touch. Roger Dugan lost his legs in the War but developed a battle suit called STOX (Box + STRIPE); his step-daughter Kayla Whitmore (Kayla Ballentine + Courtney “Stargirl” Whitmore) is the new bearer of the Star Cross.
Powers: Belt device enhances the wearer’s strength/speed/stamina/durability/agility/reflexes, and grants flight and energy blast powers.
Amalgamation of: Silver Scorpion + Tarantula
Real Name: Elizabeth Law
Biography: Elizabeth Law, the secretary of a private detective, was inspired to become a costumed crime-fighter after stopping a robbery at a Halloween costume party. Using her keen intellect, she developed several concealable tools, studied martial arts, and trained her body, and soon she was ready to adopt the alias of the Silver Spider. She battled Nazis double agents, stopped a virus from being weaponized, and exposed a notorious conman posing as a mystic. Her talents as a female heroine were recognized by the American government, who recruited her into the All-Star Invaders. In modern day, the elderly Elizabeth, suffering from early Alzheimer’s, was seemingly killed when a crime lord bombed her apartment building in Loshaven, CA (Los Angeles + Bludhaven), but her body was never found…
Powers: Above-average intellect/strength/stamina/speed/reflexes/agility; durable padding beneath uniform; adhesive pads on palms and knees that allow her to scale walls; use of various tools, such as an adhesive-firing gun that snares criminals and allows her to swing from point to point.
Father Thunder & Timebolt:
Amalgamation of: Father Time and Akhenaten + Johnny Thunder & Thunderbolt
Real Names: Johnny Scott & Akhenyz
Biography: In ancient Egypt, the pharaoh Akhenyz attempted to take control of a mysterious meteor that fell from the sky, which gave off energy that endowed a priest and a priestess with great strength and the power of reincarnation (the future Wingspan and Wasp Girl [Janet Van Dyne + Hawkgirl]). The two fought back and defeated the pharaoh, and put him to death. In the afterlife, Akhenyz begged for his soul to Anubis, God-Judge of the Dead. Anubis granted him a second chance, and turned him into a powerful genie. Since then, every hundred years or so, someone born on the seventh hour of the seventh day of the seventh month is granted control over the mighty genie Akhenyz, the Timebolt. Centuries later, in the 1930s, a man named Johnny Scott, who was born on that date, learned that his policeman father was framed for murder. Seeking to find the true killer, Johnny accidentally says the magic word “So Cul” in conversation, summoning the time-bending genie bound to him. With their combined talents, Johnny and Akhenyz exposed the true murderer and saved Johnny’s father from death row. They decided to use their talents as the superheroes Father Thunder and Timebolt. They joined the All-Star Invaders, but Father Thunder was killed during the final battle; his death sent Akhenyz back to limbo until a new host could be found. The current host of Timebolt is an Indian woman known as Rina Thunder (Timeslip + Jakeem Thunder), a member of the international hero team Global Flight (Alpha Flight + Global Guardians).
Powers: Can summon Timebolt by saying the phrase "So Cul." Timebolt can fly, phase through solid matter, manipulate time and allow Johnny to travel through time.