- Citizens of America and all nations, do not panic. We, the Squadron Supreme of America, hereby assume supreme authority in all matters pertaining to world security and survival for the duration of this critical transition back to peacetime. ... We are the world's best hope.
- -- Hyperion
Appearing in "The Utopia Principle"
- Squadron Supreme
- Amphibian (Kingsley Rice)
- Arcanna Jones
- Captain Hawk (James Dore Jr.)
- Dr. Spectrum (Joe Ledger)
- Golden Archer (Wyatt MacDonald)
- Hyperion (Mark Milton)
- Lady Lark (Linda Lewis)
- Nuke (Albert Gaines)
- Power Princess (Zarda Shelton)
- Tom Thumb (Thomas Thompson)
- Whizzer (Stanley Stewart)
- Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) (Leaves team)
- AIDA (First appearance)
- Adrienne Dore (First appearance) (James Dore Jr's mother)
- James Dore Sr. (First appearance) (Photo)
- Florence Gaines (First appearance)
- Gilbert Gaines (First appearance)
- Phil Jones (First appearance)
- Drusilla Jones (First appearance)
- Katrina Jones (First appearance)
- Andrew Jones (First appearance)
- Crowley (First appearance)
- Lonnie Lattimer
- Howard Shelton (First appearance)
- Madeline Stewart (First appearance)
- Tina Stewart (First appearance)
- Over-Mind (Grom) (Only in flashback)
- Skymax (Only in flashback)
Races and Species:
- Utopia Island (Only in flashback)
- United States of America
- Squadron Cave
- New Troy
- Interstate 90
- Whizzer's Home
- Atomic City
- Capital City
- 30 miles off the coast of Kirkgard
- New Babylon
- Motor City
- 25 miles northeast of Naglow
- Squadron Satellite
- Squadron Supreme aircar
- Tom Thumb's flying chair
Synopsis for "The Utopia Principle"
In Earth-712's orbit, Hyperion desperately brings down the remains of the Squadron Supreme's former satellite base into the atmosphere, as it starts to burn up. He brings it down into the ocean, where some of his colleagues join him to tow it back to land. That done, they go to rendezvous with the rest of their teammates.
Near Niagara, Power Princess, Nuke, Arcanna, and Cap'n Hawk witness a crowd of citizens looting a crashed food truck. When they realize the citizens are starving and just want to feed their families, however, they decide to let them continue, but the heroes come under fire from the army for helping the looters. Nuke melts their guns and blows up their jeep, and the heroes leave.
Meanwhile, Nighthawk, Golden Archer, Lady Lark, and Tom Thumb fly over the midwest, but stop to deal with a fire at a natural gas plant. Tom Thumb barely escapes with his life. They return to the Squadron's temporary headquarters in the mountains of Moreland, and discuss the situation the country faces after the Overmind took control of them and devastated the country, and the rest of the world. Inspired by Power Princess' tales of her home, Utopia Isle and its ideals, the Squadron decide to take over the running of the country and create a new Utopia. They hold a vote, and it passes by a majority - both Nighthawk and Amphibian vote against. Amphibian goes along with the majority, despite his own reservations, but Nighthawk resigns from the Squadron. The Squadron decides to unmask on TV when they announce their plans and go their separate ways to tell their loved ones.
Hyperion goes to tell his girlfriend Lonni that he's abandoning his dual identity and that, as he's an alien, there is no future in their relationship. She angrily tells him to leave. Doctor Spectrum goes to his bachelor pad to hook up with one of the women in his little black book, while Captain Hawk goes to see his mother, only to find his father the American Eagle has died, and left him a new costume. Power Princess reunites with her now elderly husband Howard, and Amphibian goes to see his dolphin friends. The Archer and Lady Lark go and see her trashed apartment, and he avoids telling her when he finds a dead looter in there. Nuke goes to see his parents, who are both in the hospital with terminal cancer while Arcanna goes to see her own family, who have been protected by an illusion she cast. Tom Thumb goes over the remains of the satellite and finds AIDA, who he promises to repair. At his own home, Nighthawk gets back into his old costume and takes a call from his Presidential aide, who he tells he wishes to hold a press conference the following day. He's interrupted by a knock on the window - Hyperion has come to see him to remind him they're friends and to say they should hold a joint press conference. Nighthawk sends him away and realizes he is the only one who can stop the Squadron. He creates a bullet from Argonite - the only substance that can kill Hyperion, and wonders if he can go through with killing him.
The next day at the press conference, Richmond apologizes for what happened under the Overmind's control and resigns as President. Hyperion takes over at the microphone to detail the Squadron's plans, and Nighthawk tries to shoot him, but can't go through with it. As Hyperion promises that the Utopia Program will usher in a new era of trust, friendship and unity, he and the other Squadroners unmask, while Nighthawk thinks to himself that he will find another way to stop them.
- James Dore Jr. first adopts his father's costume.
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