Checkmate is an international organization that works alongside other world's governments with their needs while maintaining independence.
Though characterized as a "global peace agency", they are still noted for using questionable methods.
Main article: OMAC: Omactivate!
Checkmate is an international organization run by Maxwell Lord that works with all of the world's governments but is answerable to none of them. They are described as a Global Peace Agency, albeit with questionable methods. Sarge Steel is put in charge of the investigation when Cadmus project Brother Eye goes rogue and creates OMAC. They send a team of agents led by Steel after the monster, but he defeats them and escapes. Mokkari also fails to capture OMAC. In desperation, Lord enlists the help of S.H.A.D.E. and their leader Father Time sends his best operative Frankenstein to kill OMAC. The conflict becomes personal when Brother Eye attempts to assassinate Lord. In their final battle, Max outsmarts Eye and has him destroyed. They decide to leave OMAC alone, determining that he is no longer a threat.
- Checkmate was created by John Byrne and Paul Kupperberg, first appearing in Action Comics #598. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Checkmate first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in OMAC (Volume 4) #2 by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen.
- 29 Appearances of Checkmate (Prime Earth)
- 3 Images that include Checkmate (Prime Earth)
- Team Gallery: Checkmate (Prime Earth)