The Masters of Disaster is a mercenary group whose members all have powers related to the elements. They are enemies of the Outsiders.
Little is known about the history of the group of super-villains calling thesmselves the Masters of Disaster, other than that they are mercenaries, preferring to work for a pre-arranged price rather than under their own initiative. and that each member of the group controls one super-power related in some way to a natural destructive force. None of these members, save New Wave, is truly evil. New Wave's leadership was rather dictatorial and each member had a different reason for following her.
In their first case that became known to the super-hero community, they were hired by the mother of Trina Shelton. Shelton had accidentally died during one of Black Lightning's battles. Her mother hired the Masters to kill Lightning. He was so wracked with guilt that Black Lightning surrendered to the Masters. They escaped after this job turned sour but soon took another job offered by Maxwell Tremaine in kidnapping Sapphire Stagg on her wedding day. However, the Masters of Disaster were defeated again by the Outsiders.
The Masters were then allied with Baron Bedlam to overthrow Markovia. When the Outsiders arrive in Markovia, they were captured by the Masters. Bedlam's master plan was to revive a clone of Adolf Hitler. The Outsiders were freed by their newest member, Looker, who single-handedly defeated the Masters. Following this, Windfall finally reached the end of her rope and defected from the Masters. Soon, however, Windfall was recaptured by her teammates and cloned as well. When the Masters of Disaster escaped from Markovia, they sent the Windfall clone to infiltrate the Outsiders. They accepted her as a full-fledged member. Batman was wise to this, however, and the Masters were trapped. The clone was killed in a battle between she and her predecessor. The original Windfall then formally joined the Outsiders.
The Masters were out of commission for a while, imprisoned in the Slab. When Geo-Force was wrongly arrested, he too was put in the Slab, inspiring the Masters to engineer a jailbreak. They and Geo-Force escaped.
- 23 Appearances of Masters of Disaster (New Earth)
- 3 Images that include Masters of Disaster (New Earth)
- Team Gallery: Masters of Disaster (New Earth)
Links and References
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #14
- Batman and the Outsiders #8
- Batman and the Outsiders #9
- Batman and the Outsiders Annual #2
- Batman and the Outsiders #32
- Adventures of the Outsiders #33
- Adventures of the Outsiders #34
- Outsiders #14
- Outsiders #19
- Outsiders #20
- Outsiders (Volume 2) #9
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