Science Police

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Science Police
Cover to Legion: Science Police #1.
Art by Paul Ryan and Joe Rubinstein.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance (30th century)
Adventure Comics #303 (December, 1962)
(21st century)
Superman #654 (September, 2006)
Created by Jerry Siegel (script)
John Forte (art)
In-story information
Type of organization Law enforcement agency
Base(s) Metropolis
Agent(s) (30th century)
Shvaughn Erin
Gigi Cusimano
Gim Allon
Imra Ardeen
Dyrk Magz
Zoe Saugin

(21st century)
Guardian

The Science Police is a fictional law enforcement agency in the DC Comics Universe, active in the 21st, 30th and 31st centuries. The organization has been featured in a four-issue limited series titled Legion: Science Police[1] and has also appeared in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series.

Fictional history[edit]

30th and 31st centuries[edit]

In the 30th and 31st centuries, the Science Police serve as the United Planets' law enforcement agency and is based on Earth in the city of Metropolis.[citation needed] The Science Police has a professional working relationship with the Legion of Super-Heroes and has appointed officer Shvaughn Erin as liaison to the Legion.[citation needed]

Several Legionnaires have served with the Science Police at one time or another: Colossal Boy and Saturn Girl were both Science Police officers before joining the Legion[citation needed] while Magno and Kinetix joined the Science Police after the Legion was disbanded.[citation needed]

21st century[edit]

In the 21st century, the Science Police serve the Federal government of the United States, with divisions in Metropolis and Midway City,[2] and was created to replace the Special Crimes Unit,[citation needed] a division of the Metropolis Police Department specializing in crimes committed by metahumans and aliens.[citation needed]

Metropolis' local Science Police are featured when an unknown monster and later on Atlas attack the city during Superman's absence. Team leader DuBarry is shown to have self-confidence problems. The police are assisted by a behind-the-scenes communications expert who is also second-in-command.[2]

DuBarry was killed along with fellow team leader Daniels and several prison guards when a team of Kandorians led by Commander Gor assaulted Stryker's Island and demanded custody of Parasite.[3] The Science Police second-in-command Rachel asks Guardian to act as the liaison between the Metropolis Police Department and a coalition of superheroes in bringing justice for the fallen Science Police officers and prison guards.[4] After the Kandorians left Earth, Guardian was appointed the team leader of the Science Police due in part to his cloned memories of Jim Harper's expertise as a police officer and a superhero.[5]

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • The 21st century version of the Science Police appears in the DC Universe Online video game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legion: Science Police #1–4 (August–November 1998)
  2. ^ a b Superman (vol. 2) #677 (August 2008)
  3. ^ Superman (vol. 2) #682 (January 2009)
  4. ^ Superman (vol. 2) #683 (February 2009)
  5. ^ Superman (vol. 2) #684 (March 2009)

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