I figure that I read about two to three comic books before I nod off each night. I guess I fall asleep mid-way through the third book. That comes out to an average of 75 comic books a month. Let’s round it down to 60 because I sometimes re-read a book here and there.
One of my recent readings at Hoopla is a volume of a collection that focuses on the gang of youngsters that made up the Earth-2 group called Infinity, Inc.
The collection is called:
Infinity Inc.: The Generations Saga Vol. 1
by Roy Thomas
illustrated by Jerry Ordway, Joe Kubert
published: 2017 by DC Comics
print Pages: 190
collects: Infinity Inc. #1-4, All-Star Squadron #25-26 And All-Star Squadron Annual #2
Part 1 of the Infinity Inc. (1984-1988)series
Shunned by their parents and mentors in the Justice Society of America, Infinity, Inc. is a team made up of the best and brightest new heroes from the next generation of DC Comics. Collected at last from INFINITY INC. #1-4, ALL-STAR SQUADRON #25-26 and ALL-STAR SQUADRON ANNUAL #2, INFINITY INC. follows the adventures of the Justice Society of America’s sons and daughters as they pick up the role of crime-fighters from their parents. Denied membership by the JSA, the young cast of Infinity Inc. decides to train themselves – including heroes Power Girl, Huntress, Jade, Obsidian, Nuklon and more!
Infinity, Inc. is to the Justice Society of America what Teen Titans is to the Justice League of America. We are first introduced to this team that is made up of the offspring of the JSA when the group time travels to the 1940s under control of Ultra-Humanite. Things get a little crazy when the early 80s meets early 1940s. The first appearance of Inifinity, Inc. occurs in All-Star Squadron #25 (September 1983).
I give Infinity Inc.: The Generations Saga Vol. 1 an A+ for art and A for story-telling.
Infinity, Inc. core members were
|Jade||Jennifer-Lynn Hayden||daughter of the Green Lantern (the first character), alias Alan Scott, and Thorn, alias Rose Canton. Jade’s twin brother is Obsidian, alias Todd James Rice|
|Fury||Lyta Trevor||daughter of Col. Steve Trevor and the Earth-2 Wonder Woman|
|Silver Scarab||Hector Hall||son of Carter (Hawkman) Hall and Shiera (Hawkgirl) Saunders-Hall|
|Northwind||Norda||discovered by Hawkman and Hawkgirl|
|Nuklon||Albert Rothstein||godson to Al Pratt (the Golden Age Atom)|
|Obsidian||Todd Rice||biological son of Alan Scott and Rose Canton, respectively the Golden Age superhero Green Lantern and villain Thorn.|
|Power Girl||Karen Starr||niece of the Earth-2 Superman|
|Huntress||Helena Wayne||daughter of the Earth-2 Batman and Catwoman|
|Brainwave, Jr.||Hank King Jr.||Son of villian Hank King Sr. (Brainwave I) and Merry Pemberton (Gimmick Girl). As the second Brainwave, he is a founding member of Infinity, Inc., doing so in an attempt to bring honor to his family name.|