The Aryan Nation was a white supremacist terrorist organization that created a designer virus which would attack and destroy "nonwhite" 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 called 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. The Aryan Brigade were hunted down by the Suicide Squad, in which Heatmonger and Iron Cross were among the many villains that were exiled to Salvation; Iron Cross was killed by the Joker[1], and Heatmonger is used by Lex Luthor as a power source for a teleportation device, and is seemingly killed when it self-destructs.[2] Blind Faith and Backlash were part of a group of villains seeking to avoid being sent to the prison planet.[3]

Backlash later reformed the Aryan Brigade with Reb, Bonehead and Luftwaffe. They were quickly put down by the Freedom Fighters.[4]


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