Intergang

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Intergang is a criminal gang that features in DC Comics.

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History

Origin

Intergang sought to expand its operation's where they opened a franchise in Bludhaven and had been keeping a low profile at Metropolis. (Action Comics v1 #771)

When Superman temporarily lost his powers, Intergang was noted to had grown in power in Metropolis. After his return, the Man of Steel made the criminal organization a priority and targeted their operations. (Superman v1 #654)

In an effort to further expand from North America, representatives from Intergang offered money and a woman to Black Adam of Kahndaq. However, after seeing their treatment of the woman, he refused and killed the Intergang members. (52 v1 #3) They hired Giganta to attack La Dama in an effort to eliminate her so that they could take her territory. (Blue Beetle v8 #19) One of their expansions overseas involved paying bribes to a small warlord to clear the way in the region of Zambesi for their operations. (Vixen: Return of the Lion v1 #1)

At some point, Intergang established a presence in Gotham City much to the annoyance of the Penguin who allied himself with Batman to remove their presence in the city. However, Batman himself disappeared in the midst of the crisis involving the Black Glove leading to Cobblepot breaking his ties with Batman for seemingly abandoning him. (Batman and the Outsiders v2 #11) At the Iceberg Lounge, Kirk Langstrom transformed into Man-Bat where he attacked the Intergang people at the location and told them to pass a message to Johnny Stitches namely for them to leave Gotham. In that moment, Vigilante attacked one of the clubs run by the criminal gang and intended to eliminate Stitches himself but was stopped by Spoiler. This was because Spoiler had been watching Intergang in order to find the whereabouts of the now missing Batman. (Batman and the Outsiders v2 #13)

Post-Flashpoint

Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.

Overview

Within Intergang, they had divisions included Camouflage Squads that used suits that refracted light and used special heat along with sound baffles that rendered them effectively invisible who were virtually undetectable. (Superman v1 #654)

Sigma-Guns were personal weapons given by Apokolips to the criminals among Intergang and it was said that no one could survive a blast from it. (Forever People v1 #1)

Members

  • Bruno Mannheim :
  • Rough House : male member that was sent to make a deal with Black Adam for use of his territory but the Kahndaqian king killed him for his treatment of a woman. (52 v1 #3)
  • Noose : male member that was sent to make a deal with Black Adam for use of his territory but the Kahndaqian king killed him for his treatment of a woman. (52 v1 #3)
  • Johnny Stitches : a male member that led one of the Intergang branches that moved to take over Gotham when Batman had seemingly died. (Batman and the Outsiders v2 #13)
  • Key : a male who once served in the narcotics branch where he used his newly discovered psycho-chemicals to transform his intellect making him incredibly smart and intelligent whereupon he invented himself as a supervillain. (JLA v1 #9)

Notes

  • Intergang was created by Jack Kirby where it made its first appearance in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen v1 #133 (October 1970).

In other media

Television

  • In the DC Animated Universe, Intergang made a number of appearances in the shared continuity setting.
    • In Superman: The Animated Series, Intergang made an appearance in the cartoon series where they were run by Bruno Mannheim who became a target of the Toyman after he framed his father's embezzlement. Darkseid would later send Kanto to Earth to serve as his secret emissary where he supplied Intergang with Apokoliptian technology to further his own agenda. Afterwards, Mannheim was seemingly killed in an explosion at a nuclear power plant after being betrayed by Darkseid. Afterwards, it was shown that Intergang was re-organized under the leadership of Granny Goodness.
    • In Justice League Unlimited, Intergang were mentioned in the episode "This Little Piggy". During a stakeout, an impatient Wonder Woman asked Batman what criminal organization would want the Rosetta Stone with Batman replying, "Intergang moves in mysterious ways."
  • In Young Justice, they made an appearance in the episode "Disordered" where Bruno Mannheim and Whisper A'Daire were shown as its two leading members. Intergang was shown to had been provided New God technology from Apokolips. Both Mannheim and A'Daire led the robbery of an underground bank vault of its gold leading to a confrontation with Superboy along with the Forever People. During the battle, the Forever People would merge to become Infinity-Man forcing Intergang to escape into a Boom Tube but Whisper A'Daire would be left behind. After probing her mind, Beautiful Dreamer managed to reveal that Desaad was the supplier of Apokoliptian weaponry to Intergang. The Forever People would pursue Intergang to an abandoned warehouse where they were ambushed by Intergang and Desaad. As they attempted to form Infinity-Man, a Father Box was deployed allowing Desaad to control the merged entity until Superboy freed them with the help of the New Genisphere allowing for Intergang to be defeated. In "First Impressions", Intergang members found one of the crashed Reach ships which they intended to salvage for weapons where they recovered several Warbug fighters that they intended to showcase for sale. Their operations were shutdown by the Justice League though several of the Warbugs were taken by Whisper A'Daire for a demonstration at Brooklyn.
  • In the Arrowverse, Intergang was referenced in the shared continuity setting:
    • In Supergirl, Intergang was mentioned in the live-action television series in the episode "The Adventures of Supergirl". The Earth Thirty-Eight version was said to be a criminal organization that John Corben had ties with during his mercenary career.
    • In Arrow, Intergang was referenced in the live-action television series where it was first mentioned in he episode "Docket No. 11-19-41-73". The Earth-One version was said to had been a criminal organization that along with Bruno Mannheim was taken down by prosecutor Alexa van Owen thus cementing her reputation for excellence.

Films

  • In The Death of Superman, Intergang appeared in the setting of the 2018 animated film. They were led by Bruno Mannheim who alongside three of his henchmen acquired powerful exo-suits and sought to kidnap the Metropolis mayor. This brought them into conflict with the police who were unable to stop the criminals until Superman arrived who easily dismantled the armor won by the Intergang members.

Video games

  • In Superman: Shadow of Apokolips, Intergang was said to had reformed in the game but it was discovered that these were humanoid robots named Inter-Bots that were using Intergang's criminal practices during their operations.
  • In DC Universe Online, Intergang appeared in the setting of the MMORPG.

Appearances

  • Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen v1:
  • Batman and the Outsiders v2: #11 "Outsiders No More, Part 1 of 2" (2008)
  • Superman v1 #654:

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