Cadre (comics)

The Cadre

The Cadre in JLA# 235-236
artist Chuck Patton
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Justice League of America #235 February (1985)
Created by Gerry Conway (writer)
Chuck Patton (artist)
In-story information
Member(s) Starshrike
Black Mass
Doctor Polaris
Prester John
Ewald Olaffson
Mohammed Ibn Bornu

The Cadre is a DC Comics supervillain group, except for members of the Cadre of the Immortal, most of whom were redeemed and became heroes by story's end.

Publication history

The Cadre first appear in Justice League of America #235 February (1985) and were created by Gerry Conway and Chuck Patton.[1]

Fictional team history

Overmaster's Cadre

A cosmic alien villain known as the Overmaster began to test humanity's fitness to inhabit Earth. He had summoned a bunch of villains to him and gave them superpowers, and the villains became the Cadre. The Cadre has fought the Justice League on different occasions and has been through many incarnations of their group. Several members have died and new ones were recruited.[1]

Cadre of the Immortal

There was also another version of the Cadre called the Cadre of the Immortal; this version was made up of international metahumans deluded by an agent of the Overmaster that claimed to be Prester John, the Immortal. The Mahayogi was killed while freeing JLI member Maya from mind control. After the truth was revealed Seneca and Osiris joined the JLI in their battle against the Overmaster, but have not been seen in the DCU since.

Second Cadre

Another version of the Cadre was formed with various members of minor DC villain groups such as The Extremists.[2]

Third Cadre

Yet another version of the Cadre, led by Doctor Polaris, was later formed and fought the Power Company.


There were different incarnations of the Cadre. They are:

Overmaster's Cadre

Cadre of the Immortal

Cadre of the Immortal, artist Chuck Wojtkiewicz

Second Cadre

Third Cadre

In other media



  1. 1 2 Wallace, Dan (2008), "Cadre", in Dougall, Alastair, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 64, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5, OCLC 213309017
  2. Jimenez, Phil (2008), "Extremists, The", in Dougall, Alastair, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 117, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5, OCLC 213309017

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