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|First appearance||(30th century)
Adventure Comics #303 (December, 1962)
Superman #654 (September, 2006)
|Created by||Jerry Siegel (script)
John Forte (art)
|Type of organization||Law enforcement agency|
Science Police is a fictional law enforcement agency in the DC Comics Universe, having featured in a four-issue limited series titled Legion Science Police. The Science Police has also appeared in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series; the police force of Superman's home planet Krypton was also called the Science Police.
30th and 31st centuries
Legion of Super-Heroes liaison Shvaughn Erin, though lacking in superpowers, has played a large role on the team in the original and post-Zero Hour continuities; she is sometimes referred to as "Liaison Lass".
At the beginning of the "Threeboot" Legion continuity, relations between the Science Police and the Legion were antagonistic, though relations improved once the Legion was officially recognized by the United Planets.
Several Legionnaires have been SP cadets before joining the Legion. In the Legion's original continuity, Colossal Boy was training on Mars when he gained his powers; in the post-Zero Hour continuity, Saturn Girl met Legion co-founders Garth Ranzz and Rokk Krinn while traveling from Titan to Earth to begin training at the Science Police headquarters in Metropolis. Other Legionnaires joined the Science Police when they were no longer able to serve in the Legion, most notably the de-powered Dyrk Magz and Kinetix following the disbanding of the Legion in the post-Zero Hour run of the series.
Metropolis' local Science Police are featured when an unknown monster, then Atlas, attacks the city during Superman's absence. 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.
Science Police team leaders DuBarry and Daniels, along with several prison guards, were killed during the events of "New Krypton" when a team of Kandorians led by Commander Gor assaulted Stryker's Island and demanded custody of Parasite. The Science Police Control "Rachel" tasked Guardian to act as a liaison between the Metropolis Police Department and a coalition of superheroes in bringing justice for the fallen Science Police officers and prison guards. After the Kandorians left Earth, Guardian was appointed Field Commander of the Science Police, as the replacement for DuBarry and Daniels, due in part to his cloned memories of Jim Harper as a police officer and Guardian as a superhero.
- Legion Science Police #1–4 (August–November 1998)
- Superman (vol. 2) #677 (August 2008)
- Superman (vol. 2) #682 (January 2009)
- Superman (vol. 2) #683 (February 2009)
- Superman (vol. 2) #684 (March 2009)
- Science Police at the Comic Book DB