The Newsboy Legion were a team of reformed juvenile delinquents active during the years spanning World War II. Police officer Jim Harper, also known as the Guardian, took the rambunctious youths under his wing and made sure to keep them on the straight and narrow.

Following the war, the kids stayed together, and as adults they came under the employ of a genetic research facility known as Project Cadmus. The Legion secretly worked alongside their coworker and friend Dr. Walter Johnson scientists to create clones of themselves and a clone of their former guardian following his death. The clones were instantly grown to the age that the originals were when first active as the Newsboy Legion, and had memories of their predecessors implanted in their minds. The young clones constantly escaped from Project Cadmus for adventures and became the second Newsboy Legion. John was able to get the clones legal standing as US citizens after the new Guardian made it clear that being a legal non-entity was a cruelty he couldn't take when his grand-niece Bobby was nearly sent to Apocalypse when he was unable to take guardianship of her. After Jim II became Bobby's legal guardian she officially became the first female member of the Newsboy Legion.

The originals were later killed by Codename: Assassin.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: Whiz Wagon
Weapons: None known.


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