THE SINISTER SOCIETY

Membership: (currently) Black Vulture, Chemodam, Deathborg, Kultron, Quasimodox, Soniklaw, and Vance Cosmic

Purpose: (currently) to gain human bodies and destroy Will Magnus; (formerly) to serve Will Magnus and eradicate Earth's metamutant population

Affiliations: (temporarily) Magneto (Erik Magnus); the Magnetic Men, Antimony, Bismuth, Cobalt, Iron, Nickel; (formerly) Will Magnus

Enemies: Will Magnus, Jocasta, the Sentinels; (formerly) Magneto (Erik Magnus); the Magnetic Men, Antimony, Bismuth, Cobalt, Iron, Nickel

Base of Operations: a hi-tech lair at an undisclosed location, the Amalgam Universe

First Appearance:  The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1 (June, 1997); The Astonishing and the Bold#97 (in Amalgam continuity)

History:

(The Astonishing and the Bold#97 ) - The first appearance of the Sinister Society, a group of sentient robots created by Dr. Will Magnus to destroy all metamutant life.
 

(The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1 - BTS) - Disgusted with the hideous robotic bodies that Will Magnus had built for them, the Sinister Society split ways with their creator as their hatred for him increased.  On their own, the Sinister Society aspired to find the technology that would allow themselves to gain human bodies.
 

(The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1) - "Born Again!" - When Magneto (Erik Magnus) realized that his robotic Magnetic Men had evolved into sentient lifeforms, he could not bring himself to send them into combat against his villainous brother Will Magnus and the Sentinel robots.  Thus, Magneto had his fellow metamutant Mr. Mastermind cast an illusion that would make the Magnetic Men appear as if they were human so that they could lead normal lives.  The Magnetic Men were then given Magnetometers that allowed them to change between robot and human form at will -- although physical or emotional distress could affect the illusions as well.

The Sinister Society caught wind of these developments and saw the Magnetometers as the key to achieving their dream of obtaining human bodies.  Later, as the Magnetic Men were adjusting to life as humans in the streets of London, England, the Sinister Society member known as Soniklaw briefly emerged from a teleportation hole and shot a double-decker bus with an intense sound blast, making it appear as if the blast originated from the Magnetic Man known as Bismuth.  As the Magnetic Men shed their human bodies and rescued the people on the bus, the Sinister Society members known as Black Vulture, Deathborg, Kultron, and Vance Cosmic emerged from a teleportation hole and attacked the unsuspecting Magnetic Men.  Bragging that they were constructed from metals that were far superior to the metals used to build the Magnetic Men, the Sinister Society made short work of their opponents.  Soniklaw took out Bismuth with a sound blast while Kultron used his indestructible Adamantium staff to neutralize Antimony.  Vance Cosmic emitted a magnetic blast to repel the incoming Magnetic Man known as Iron.  Deathborg used his arm-cannon to blast a hole through the malleable Magnetic Man known as Nickel while Black Vulture defeated Cobalt.

The defeated Magnetic Men were brought back to the secret lair of the Sinister Society where they were laid out on operating tables.  The Sinister Society member known as Quasimodox was hopeful that the Magnetometers within the Magnetic Men would yield Magneto's secrets of personality transfer and thus provide a way for the Sinister Society to abandon the "hideous vessels" that Will Magnus had built for them.  Quasimodox's fellow Sinister Society member, Chemodam, reminded him that Will Magnus was the one who gave them life -- so they should remember to give him thanks and praise before slaying him.

Just as Quasimodox and Chemodam were about to vivisect the Magnetic Men so that they could gain access to the coveted Magnetometers within them, Magneto burst through the wall and demanded that they unhand his creations.  With a burst of magnetic energy, Magneto revived his fallen Magnetic Men.  Propelled by their master's magnetism, the Magnetic Men were able to quickly gain the upper hand over the Sinister Society.  Meanwhile, Magneto used his metamutant powers to ensnare Quasimodox and Chemodam in metal coils.  While he could still resist the impulse to utterly destroy the villains, Magneto asked them why they attacked his innocent Magnetic Men.  Quasimodox begged Magneto to spare them and admitted that all the Sinister Society wanted was to live normal lives -- or, failing that, to punish Dr. Will Magnus for imprisoning them in their hideous robotic bodies.

Magneto was taken aback by Quasimodox's revelation that he also was an enemy of Will Magnus.  Realizing that he had been closed minded in only protecting metamutants from Will Magnus (rather than the robots and humans who had also suffered as a result of Will Magnus' machinations), Magneto allowed the Sinister Society to accompany him and his Magnetic Men on their mission to bring Will Magnus to justice once and for all.  But when the two teams finally reached the location of Will Magnus' base on Krakoa the Living Dinosaur Island, they found that Magnus and his Sentinels had already deserted the island.
 
 


COMMENTS: created by Tom Peyer, Barry Kitson, Dan Panosian, and Matt Webb
 

Key:
Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.

In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-over. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.

Amalgam Universe

Earth-Amalgam
 

THE ASTONISHING AND THE BOLD #97 is an amalgam of Marvel's TALES TO ASTONISH and DC's THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD.

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If you like the Amalgam stuff, Skullogeist recommends these two sites:
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http://www.io.com/~woodward/chroma/amalgam.html

CLARIFICATIONS:

Also assume that the Amalgam characters have no other connection to any others than whom they are Amalgamated, unless specifically mentioned.

The Sinister Society is an amalgam of:

            • The Sinister Six of Earth-616, @ Amazing Spider-Man Annual#1

            • The Secret Society of Super-Villains of the mainstream DC Universe, @ Secret Society of Super-Villains#1
 

No known connection to, and should not be confused with:

            • The Terrible Three, a trio of sinister villains operating out of New Gotham, @ Speed Demon#1
 
 

Black Vulture has no known connection to:

            • Scavulture, the elderly enemy of Spider-Boy, @ Spider-Boy Team-Up#1
 
 

Deathborg has no known connection to:

            • Deathlok, cybernetic member of Hydra, @ Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.#1
 
 

Soniklaw has no known connection to:

            • Sonicorn, enemy of Iron Lantern, @ Iron Lantern#1
 
 

Vance Cosmic has no known connection to:

            • Vance Cosmic, member of the Legion of Galactic Guardians (I), @ Spider-Boy Team-Up#1

            • Vance Cosmic, member of the Legion of Galactic Guardians (II), @ Spider-Boy Team-Up#1
 
 


Black Vulture

A member of the Sinister Society, the robotic Black Vulture was originally created by Dr. Will Magnus to function as a metamutant-slaughtering machine.  But, like the other members of the Sinister Society, Black Vulture began to develop a hatred toward Will Magnus for "trapping" him within a hideous robot body and aspired to lead a "normal" life in a human body.  Black Vulture eventually rebelled from his creator along with the other Sinister Society members, dedicating their time to finding technology that would permit them to achieve their dream of obtaining human bodies.

Black Vulture was among the Sinister Society members who attacked and defeated the Magnetic Men in London, England.  Specifically, Black Vulture defeated the Magnetic Man known as Cobalt.  But later, when the captured Magnetic Men were reactivated by Magneto (Erik Magnus) within the lair of the Sinister Society, Black Vulture was defeated by the Magnetic Man known as Bismuth, who was strengthened at the time by Magneto's magnetism.  In the end, Black Vulture and his Sinister Society teammates reluctantly joined forces with Magneto and the Magnetic Men so that they could defeat their common enemy, Will Magnus.  But when they arrived at the location of Magnus' secret compound on Krakoa the Living Dinosaur Island, Will Magnus was nowhere to be found.

Constructed out of the "soaring" Ninth Metal (which most likely possesses anti-gravity properties), Black Vulture is outfitted with massive metal wings and a back-mounted rocket propulsion system that enable him to fly at high speeds.  He also possesses sharp metal claws that enable him to rip opponents to shreds.
 

Black Vulture is an amalgam of Vulture (Adrian Toomes) of the Marvel Universe and Black Condor (Ryan Kendall) of the DC Universe.
 

The Ninth Metal is an Amalgam Universe version of the Ninth Metal of the DC Universe (the metal which powered the anti-gravity belt of Carter Hall, the Golden Age Hawkman).
 

-- The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1


Chemodam

A member of the Sinister Society, the robotic Chemodam was originally created by Dr. Will Magnus to function as a metamutant-slaughtering machine.  But, like the other members of the Sinister Society, Chemodam began to develop a hatred toward Will Magnus for "trapping" her within a hideous robot body and aspired to lead a "normal" life in a human body.  Chemodam eventually rebelled from her creator along with the other Sinister Society members, dedicating their time to finding technology that would permit them to achieve their dream of obtaining human bodies.

After the other, more mobile members of the Sinister Society defeated the Magnetic Men, Chemodam and her teammate Quasimodox prepared to dissect the Magnetic Men so that they could gain access to the Magnetometers within them.  Chemodam and Quasimodox hoped that the Magnetometers would yield Magneto's (Erik Magnus) secrets of personality transfer and thus allow the Sinister Society to finally gain human bodies and abandon the hideous vessels that Will Magnus had built for them.

But before Chemodam and Quasimodox could begin their dissection of the Magnetic Men, Magneto burst through the wall of their headquarters and demanded that they unhand his Magnetic Men.  As Magneto revived his Magnetic Men and engaged the other members of the Sinister Society in combat, Chemodam refused to surrender.  She attempted to keep Magneto at bay by spraying him with corrosive chemicals while Quasimodox devised a way to defeat him, but Magneto avoided the chemicals and ensnared Chemodam and Quasimodox in metal coils.

In the end, Chemodam and her Sinister Society teammates reluctantly joined forces with Magneto and the Magnetic Men so that they could defeat their common enemy, Will Magnus.  But when they arrived at the location of Magnus' secret compound on Krakoa the Living Dinosaur Island, Will Magnus was nowhere to be found.

Although not as mobile as her fellow Sinister Society teammates, Chemodam, along with Quasimodox, appeared to be the brains behind the team.  Chemodam's body is a vessel filled with corrosive chemicals capable of melting through most objects, which she can spew out at unsuspecting opponents.
 

Chemodam is an amalgam of MODAM of the Marvel Universe and Chemo of the DC Universe.
 

-- The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1


Deathborg

A member of the Sinister Society, the robotic Deathborg was originally created by Dr. Will Magnus to function as a metamutant-slaughtering machine.  But, like the other members of the Sinister Society, Deathborg began to develop a hatred toward Will Magnus for "trapping" him within a hideous robot body and aspired to lead a "normal" life in a human body.  Deathborg eventually rebelled from his creator along with the other Sinister Society members, dedicating their time to finding technology that would permit them to achieve their dream of obtaining human bodies.

Deathborg was among the Sinister Society members who attacked and defeated the Magnetic Men in London, England.  Specifically, Deathborg defeated the Magnetic Man known as Nickel by piercing him with a blast from his wrist-mounted cannon.  But later, when the captured Magnetic Men were reactivated by Magneto (Erik Magnus) within the lair of the Sinister Society, Deathborg was defeated by the Magnetic Man known as Antimony, who was strengthened at the time by Magneto's magnetism.  In the end, Deathborg and his Sinister Society teammates reluctantly joined forces with Magneto and the Magnetic Men so that they could defeat their common enemy, Will Magnus.  But when they arrived at the location of Magnus' secret compound on Krakoa the Living Dinosaur Island, Will Magnus was nowhere to be found.

Constructed out of the invulnerable metal known as Promethium, Deathborg is outfitted with a small arsenal of weapons, including powerful wrist-mounted cannons.
 

Deathborg is an amalgam of Deathlok (Luther Manning) of the Marvel Universe and Cyborg (Victor Stone) of the DC Universe.
 

Promethium is an Amalgam Universe version of Promethium of the DC Universe (the self-charging metal and energy source developed by Dayton Labs which was used to build the walls of the JLA Watchtower).
 

-- The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1


Kultron

A member of the Sinister Society, the robotic Kultron was originally created by Dr. Will Magnus to function as a metamutant-slaughtering machine.  But, like the other members of the Sinister Society, Kultron began to develop a hatred toward Will Magnus for "trapping" him within a hideous robot body and aspired to lead a "normal" life in a human body.  Kultron eventually rebelled from his creator along with the other Sinister Society members, dedicating their time to finding technology that would permit them to achieve their dream of obtaining human bodies.

Kultron was among the Sinister Society members who attacked and defeated the Magnetic Men in London, England.  Specifically, Kultron defeated the Magnetic Man known as Antimony with the help of his Adamantium energy staff.  But later, when the captured Magnetic Men were reactivated by Magneto (Erik Magnus) within the lair of the Sinister Society, Kultron was defeated by a radioactive blast fired by the Magnetic Man known as Cobalt, who was strengthened at the time by Magneto's magnetism.  In the end, Kultron and his Sinister Society teammates reluctantly joined forces with Magneto and the Magnetic Men so that they could defeat their common enemy, Will Magnus.  But when they arrived at the location of Magnus' secret compound on Krakoa the Living Dinosaur Island, Will Magnus was nowhere to be found.

Later, in GENERATION HEX #2, Kultron traveled back in time to the late 19th Century to exterminate the forefathers of metamutants since he was unable to slaughter every metamutant in his era.  Fortunately for the metamutants, Kultron found himself opposed by Jono Hex and the band of malformed outlaws known as Generation Hex once he arrived in the past.

Constructed out of the indestructible metal known as Adamantium (the same metal used in Dark Claw's claws and Diana Prince's bracelets), Kultron is proficient in the use of his staff, which emits a form of energy capable of disabling other robots and is presumably constructed out of Adamantium as well.  Although his Adamantium parts are "indestructible," Kultron has been shown to be vulnerable to Cobalt's radioactive blasts.
 

Kultron is an amalgam of Ultron of the Marvel Universe and Kobra (Lord Naga) of the DC Universe.
 

Adamantium is an Amalgam Universe version of Adamantium of the Marvel Universe (the virtually indestructible steel alloy utilized in the creation of Ultron and in the Weapon X project).
 

-- The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1


Quasimodox

A member of the Sinister Society, the robotic Quasimodox was originally created by Dr. Will Magnus to function as a metamutant-slaughtering machine.  But, like the other members of the Sinister Society, Chemodam began to develop a hatred toward Will Magnus for "trapping" him within a hideous robot body and aspired to lead a "normal" life in a human body.  Quasimodox eventually rebelled from his creator along with the other Sinister Society members, dedicating their time to finding technology that would permit them to achieve their dream of obtaining human bodies.

After the other, more mobile members of the Sinister Society defeated the Magnetic Men, Quasimodox and his teammate Chemodam prepared to dissect the Magnetic Men so that they could gain access to the Magnetometers within them.  Quasimodox and Chemodam hoped that the Magnetometers would yield Magneto's (Erik Magnus) secrets of personality transfer and thus allow the Sinister Society to finally gain human bodies and abandon the hideous vessels that Will Magnus had built for them.

But before Quasimodox and Chemodam could begin their dissection of the Magnetic Men, Magneto burst through the wall of their headquarters and demanded that they unhand his Magnetic Men.  As Magneto revived his Magnetic Men, Quasimodox summoned the other member of the Sinister Society for reinforcement.  While the Sinister Society battled the Magnetic Men, Quasimodox attempted to devise a way to defeat Magneto while Chemodam kept him at bay with her chemicals.  But Magneto could not be delayed so easily, and he used his metamutant powers to ensnare Quasimodox and Chemodam in metal coils.  Quasimodox begged Magneto to spare them and admitted that all the Sinister Society wanted was to live normal lives -- or, failing that, to punish Dr. Will Magnus for imprisoning them in their hideous robotic bodies.

In the end, Quasimodox and his Sinister Society teammates reluctantly joined forces with Magneto and the Magnetic Men so that they could defeat their common enemy, Will Magnus.  But when they arrived at the location of Magnus' secret compound on Krakoa the Living Dinosaur Island, Will Magnus was nowhere to be found.

Although not as mobile as his fellow Sinister Society teammates, Quasimodox, along with Chemodam, appeared to be the brains behind the team.  While most other members of the Sinister Society appear to function primarily as foot soldiers, it is Quasimodox who seems to be the organizational and tactical genius who directs the team.
 

Quasimodox is an amalgam of Quasimodo (Quasi-Motivational Destruct Organism) of the Marvel Universe and Vril Dox II  of the DC Universe.
 

-- The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1


Soniklaw

A member of the Sinister Society, the robotic Soniklaw was originally created by Dr. Will Magnus to function as a metamutant-slaughtering machine.  But, like the other members of the Sinister Society, Soniklaw began to develop a hatred toward Will Magnus for "trapping" him within a hideous robot body and aspired to lead a "normal" life in a human body.  Soniklaw eventually rebelled from his creator along with the other Sinister Society members, dedicating their time to finding technology that would permit them to achieve their dream of obtaining human bodies.

Soniklaw was among the Sinister Society members who attacked and defeated the Magnetic Men in London, England.  Soniklaw was the first one on the scene and framed the Magnetic Man known as Bismuth for the destruction of a double-decker bus (which was actually hit by one of Soniklaw's own sound blasts) before defeating the Magnetic Man.  But later, when the captured Magnetic Men were reactivated by Magneto (Erik Magnus) within the lair of the Sinister Society, Soniklaw was defeated by the malleable Magnetic Man known as Nickel, who was strengthened at the time by Magneto's magnetism.  In the end, Soniklaw and his Sinister Society teammates reluctantly joined forces with Magneto and the Magnetic Men so that they could defeat their common enemy, Will Magnus.  But when they arrived at the location of Magnus' secret compound on Krakoa the Living Dinosaur Island, Will Magnus was nowhere to be found.

Constructed out of the metal known as Vibranium, Soniklaw is outfitted with a "sonic converter" on his right arm,  which can generate and manipulate soundwaves for various effects, including destructive sonic blasts.
 

Soniklaw is an amalgam of Klaw (Ulysses Klaw) of the Marvel Universe and Sonar (Bito Wladon) of the DC Universe.
 

Vibranium is an Amalgam Universe version of Vibranium of the Marvel Universe (the metal capable of absorbing vibratory energy and used by Klaw (Ulysses Klaw)).
 

-- The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1


Vance Cosmic

A member of the Sinister Society, the robotic Vance Cosmic was originally created by Dr. Will Magnus to function as a metamutant-slaughtering machine.  But, like the other members of the Sinister Society, Vance Cosmic began to develop a hatred toward Will Magnus for "trapping" him within a hideous robot body and aspired to lead a "normal" life in a human body.  Vance Cosmic eventually rebelled from his creator along with the other Sinister Society members, dedicating their time to finding technology that would permit them to achieve their dream of obtaining human bodies.

Vance Cosmic was among the Sinister Society members who attacked and defeated the Magnetic Men in London, England.  Specifically, Vance Cosmic defeated the Magnetic Man known as Iron by forcefully repelling him with a magnetic blast.  But later, when the captured Magnetic Men were reactivated by Magneto (Erik Magnus) within the lair of the Sinister Society, it was Vance Cosmic who had his head knocked off by Iron, who was strengthened at the time by Magneto's magnetism.  In the end, Vance Cosmic and his Sinister Society teammates reluctantly joined forces with Magneto and the Magnetic Men so that they could defeat their common enemy, Will Magnus.  But when they arrived at the location of Magnus' secret compound on Krakoa the Living Dinosaur Island, Will Magnus was nowhere to be found.

Constructed out of the "super-tough" metal known as Inertron, Vance Cosmic is able to emit magnetic blasts from his hands capable of attracting or repelling metals.  He also seems to be the most physically powerful member of the Sinister Society.
 

Vance Cosmic is an amalgam of Vance Astro (Vance Astrovik) of the Marvel Universe and Cosmic Boy (Rokk Krinn)  of the DC Universe.
 

Inertron is an Amalgam Universe version of Inertron of the DC Universe (the most indestructible substance known in the 30th Century world of the Legion of Super-Heroes).
 

It is unknown whether the Sinister Society's Vance Cosmic is connected in any way to the seemingly younger Vance Cosmic of the Legion of Galactic Guardians (I) or the post-reboot Vance Cosmic from the Legion of Galactic Guardians (II).  Besides sharing the same name, the characters also possesses similar powers and costumes.  They may have a relationship similar to the relationship between the Marvel Universe's Marvel Boy / Vance Astro / Justice (Vance Astrovik) of the New Warriors / Avengersand Major Victory (Vance Astrovik) of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
 

-- The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1

 

 


Appearances:
The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto#1 (June, 1997) - Tom Peyer (writer), Barry Kitson (pencils), Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Bernardo (editor)


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