The Enforcers of Injustice is the name Death
Spider has given to the teams of villains he has assembled for several of his plots against
Justice Inc. and the New Enforcers
of Justice. The Enforcers of Injustice first appeared alongside Death Spider when he interrupted
the wedding of the heroes ArcAngel and Paladin.
When recruiting members for the team, Death Spider deliberately selected villains who would at as
counterparts of heroes that had been part of the original Enforcers
The first team was made up of Death Spider himself, demon-spider goddess (and Death
Spider's lover) Aranaea, twisted speedster Speedmetal, the radioactive
Chain Reaction, former hero Abyss, the
super-powered ninja assassin Predator, Neo-Nazi mercenary
Harrier, special-effects wizard FX,
and the shape-changing Enforcer. Most of these villains were apprehended
by Justice Inc. after their first appearance and those that weren't were caught a short time later.
Death Spider organized a second Enforcers of Injustice as part of a plot to destroy
the newest Enforcers of Justice team by framing them for a series of atrocious crimes and let the
authorities take care of them for him. To do this he assembled a team whose members could closely
approximate the abilities of the heroes they would be impersonating. Whereas the first Enforcers of
Injustice team was made up mainly of mercenaries, this new team was made up of villains who had a
personal stake in the effort, or who were insane. The members of this incarnation of the Enforcers of
- Death Spider, now a disembodied cyber-spirit, was inhabiting a cybernetic host body.
- Aranaea provided the magical illusions necessary to complete the impersonations.
- Speedmetal, the Mercurialite Metal Man, was the only other original Enforcer of Injustice
to be part of the new group. Speedmetal was Jack Wallace, a young, low-talent guitarist working
the scene in Los Angeles when Death Spider found him in a hospital, dying from a drug overdose.
Using technology stolen from Dr. Will Magnus (creator of the Metal Men), Death Spider uploaded
the dying musician's personality into a device called a Responsometer. Death Spider then embedded
the Responsometer into a sample of the unique metal Mercurialite he had obtained from the original
body of the hero Quiksilver and Speedmetal was born. Speedmetal can
shape his metal body at will, stretching and contorting it into any form imaginable. The unique
properties of the Mercurialite let him move at superhuman speeds, and he is nearly frictionless.
His only weakness is extreme cold, which robs his metal body of its malleability and negates the
Mercurialite powers. Speedmetal is completely loyal to Death Spider.
- Thunderblade is Mica Sanchez, a mercenary. Early in her criminal career she
fought the hero Firestorm while acting as a power-armored bodyguard called Enforcer. Her brother,
Paul, was a gang leader in New York City's Lower East Side whose efforts were often thwarted by
fledgling hero Arclight (now ArcAngel of the Enforcers). When the other-dimensional tyrant
Overlord invaded New York, Paul offered his services and was given
a suit of alien power armor and a sword designed by Overlord's chief scientist
Styxx and became the first Thunderblade. He was defeated in battle
by Arclight, who took his sword, and he was sent to prison, where he was later murdered in a
gang-related incident. Mica learned of her brother's death after being released from prison. She
had received a pardon after being seriously injured on a Suicide Squad mission and spending
several months convalescing in a prison hospital. Mica blamed Arclight for her brother's death
and eagerly joined Death Spider's new team as the new Thunderblade. Death Spider provided Mica
with a suit of power armor that outwardly resembled her old Enforcer armor but was far more
technologically advanced. He also equipped her with a custom-built sword made of an advanced
metal alloy and possessing a monomolecular edge (meaning the edge was sharpened to one molecule
thick and could cut through almost any substance). To prevent the sword from being stolen it was
equipped with a security device that would deliver a nearly lethal shock to anyone other than
Thunderblade who tried to handle it, and it also had a built-in short range teleportation system
that would transport the sword back to Thunderblade's hand on command. After the defeat of the
second Enforcers of Injustice, Thunderblade was incarcerated in Mercy Island Prison, where she
became part of the super-villain army created by Carnage.
When Carnage's plan was thwarted she was one of the few to escape capture and remains at large.
- Pscreamer is Anya Periskova, the result of a Soviet experiment to create powerful
psionic soldiers and was the only one to survive the experimental process. A mutant born with
psychic abilities, Anya was taken to one of the Science Citadels as a young girl to begin her
military training. She is a trained killer and the experiment succeeded in greatly amplifying
her natural psi talents, but at the cost of driving her insane. She is capable of firing
devastating blasts of mental energy, enough to kill a normal person with ease and more than
a match for most trained psychics. Only a handful of the more powerful psionics on the planet
have the willpower and talent to resist Pscreamer's power for long. She also broadcasts a
psionic scrambling field that effectively blocks psychic energy for miles around her. Her own
powers are unaffected by this field. Death Spider maintained control over her via Spectrum, who
was devoted to her because she reminds him of his dead fiance.
- Spectrum is Alan Somerset, a mutant born on a parallel Earth in a dimension called
the Megaverse. He was a member of a team of reluctant heroes who
were often mistaken for villains and hunted. Spectrum was one of the few thousand people, and the
only one of his teammates, to survive the destruction of their world at the hands of Darkseid.
Among those killed had been his fiance and he went insane from the guilt and remorse. He has
developed a deep hatred for all non-humans and was easily manipulated by Death Spider into
joining the Enforcers of Injustice when promised the opportunity to cause a great deal of pain
and suffering. Spectrum's powers derive from his eyes, which have developed the ability to
perceive and emit all forms of electromagnetic radiation. This allows him to see in different
spectrums of light, from regular visible light down to infrared and radio waves, and up through
ultraviolet and x-rays. His body is constantly absorbing energy ambient light and radiation and
directing this energy to his eyes, which continually emit powerful beams of radiation. To control
these emissions Spectrum wears a special visor which lets him block all but selected wavelengths.
The visor can also focus the emissions, letting him generate laser-like beams of energy.
Otherwise the energy is emitted in a wide, flashlight-like beam. Spectrum himself is also immune
to the effects of nearly all forms of electromagnetic radiation. He has grown attached to
fellow team member Pscreamer, who bears a striking resemblance to his dead fiance. The two are
currently incarcerated in a high security insane asylum near Superior City.
This group were defeated thanks to the combined efforts of the Enforcers of Justice
and the newly formed hero team of the New Adventurers. Death Spider
was exiled to another dimension, Aranaea was placed back in her mystical prison, Spectrum and
Pscreamer were placed in an asylum, Thunderblade was imprisoned in Mercy Island Prison, and
Speedmetal's Responsometer was taken for examination by the DEO. With Death
Spider's apparent destruction at the hands of the new Spectre it seems unlikely that a new
Enforcers of Injustice will appear anytime soon, but many of the team's members still harbor strong
grudges against their heroic counterparts so anything is possible.