The Aryan Brigade is a group of fictional supervillains in DC Comics. They were also known as the Purifiers of the Aryan Nation. The first version of the Aryan Brigade first appeared in Justice League Task Force #10 (March 1994) and were created by Michael Jan Friedman.
Cover art for Justice League Task Force #10. From left to right: Heatmonger, Blind Faith, Iron Cross, Golden Eagle II, and Backlash
Art by Sal Velluto.
|First appearance||Justice League Task Force # 10 (March 1994)|
|Created by||Michael Jan Friedman|
The DC Universe's version of the Aryan Nation is a white supremacist terrorist organization that created a designer virus which would attack and destroy "non-white" DNA in humans. They were secretly led by U.S. Senator Sanders Hotchkins. When several noted chemists began disappearing, they drew the FBI's attention. The FBI contacted Hannibal Martin, the Justice League Task Force's liaison, and the Martian Manhunter assembled a covert team to infiltrate the terrorists. While undercover, Hourman was forced to use his powers and drew the attention of the Aryan Nation's superhuman enforcers who call themselves the Aryan Brigade. Thanks to Blind Faith's mental powers, the Aryan Brigade was able to uncover and surprise the Task Force. They captured all but Hourman who returned to free them. In the meantime, the Nation had readied its virus for delivery into the atmosphere. J'onn followed the rocket and forced it to detonate in space. All members of the organization were subsequently arrested.
Following this, the Aryan Brigade's members were recruited by the Overmaster to be part of his new Cadre. Golden Eagle II and Heatmonger popped up in one of the incarnations of the Suicide Squad.
Heatmonger and Iron Cross were among the villains transported to another world in Salvation Run. Iron Cross was killed by the Joker. Heatmonger is used by Lex Luthor as a power source for a teleportation device, and is seemingly killed when it self-destructs.
Blind Faith and Backlash appear as part of a group of villains seeking to avoid being sent to the prison planet.
A new version of the Aryan Brigade appears and is composed of Backlash and new members Rebel, Bonehead and Luftwaffe. They attack a casino in Las Vegas, but are swiftly defeated by the Freedom Fighters.
The members of the first Aryan Brigade are:
The members of the second Aryan Brigade are:
A male version of Heat Monger named Lucious Coolidge appears in The Flash season three episode "Cause and Effect" portrayed by Richard Zeman. Lucious Coolidge, nicknamed Heat Monger, is a criminal and arsonist in Central City and an enemy of the Flash and Kid Flash. Coolidge became known as Central City's most notorious arsonist ever since Mick Rory "went off the grid". At some point, he was defeated by the Flash and arrested by the Central City Police Department. At Coolidge's trial, he glared at Cisco Ramon and Julian Albert when they made fun of his codename. Cecille Horton was the prosecution in his case. Barry went up to testify, but unknown to Judge Hankerson and Coolidge, Barry had lost all of his memories. As such, he botched the testimony and Judge Hankerson allowed Coolidge to walk. Upon his release, Coolidge was back to his old tricks, setting fire to a large office building. However, he was defeated by Barry (who had recently regained his memories) and Kid Flash. Heat Monger was arrested again.
Iron Cross, Heatmonger and Backlash were reportedly featured in David S. Goyer's script for an upcoming Green Arrow film project entitled Escape from Super Max. In the script, the trio appeared as an inmate of the Super Max Penitentiary for Metahumans.
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