Armek was a White Martian and a member of the alien super-team known as the Hyperclan. Armek and his seven colleagues came to Earth several years ago, claiming to be the last survivors of a world that had been destroyed by geological upheaval and environmental irresponsibility. Vowing to never allow such catastrophe to even occur again, the Hyperclan allegedly journeyed through space seeking out planets in need of saving. In truth, this was just a front to turn public opinion against Earth's more prominent super-heroes, specifically, the Justice League of America.

Armek participated in an ambitious effort to terra-form the barren Sahara Desert, turning it into a lush, fertile paradise. He also took part in the execution of a villain known as Judgment.[1]

In short order, the JLA came to realize that the Hyperclan were not benevolent creatures, but the first wave of a full-scale alien armada intent on conquering the planet.

Armek and his teammates, Zenturion and ZüM fought against the Flash and Green Lantern in the Sahara Desert. Following this encounter however, Armek was side-lined and the Martian Manhunter assumed his form in order to infiltrate Z'onn Z'orr.

Armek returned to the citadel for a final battle against the Justice League. By this point, the JLA had learned about the Hyperclan's Martian heritage and knew how to defeat them. The Flash trapped Armek in a ring of candles, enabling Green Lantern the chance to knock him out with a ring-generated 16-ton counterweight.

When the rest of the Hyperclan were defeated, the Martian Manhunter used his powers to wipe their minds and memories, forcing them to assume human forms. Providing them with new identities, he then sent them out to live as productive members of the human race.[2]





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