100 (DC Comics)

The 100
Booster Gold versus the 1,000, artist Dan Jurgens
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearance(10)
Superman #665 (September 2007)
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #105 (October 1970)
Booster Gold #2 (March 1986)
Created by(10)
Kurt Busiek
Rick Leonardi
Robert Kanigher
Ross Andru
Dan Jurgens
In-story information
Type of organizationOrganized crime
Leader(s)The 100
Tobias Whale
The 1,000
The Director
Agent(s)The 100
Cyclotronic Man
Steel-Fist Feeny
Syonide (two different agents)
The 1,000
Doctor Shocker

The 100, The 10, and The 1,000 are fictional organized crime groups appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The 100 debuted in Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #105 (October 1970) and were created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru. The 1,000 debuted in Booster Gold #2 (March 1986) and were created by Dan Jurgens. The 10 debuted in Superman #665 (September 2007) and were created by Kurt Busiek and Rick Leonardi.

The 100 made their live-action debut in the television series Black Lightning. Additionally, Blackguard of the 1,000 appeared in the DC Extended Universe film The Suicide Squad (2021), portrayed by Pete Davidson.

Fictional team history[]

The 100[]

The 100, formerly known as El Ciento (the one hundred), was founded by 71 men and women from all over Europe who came together in Aragon, Spain in the year 1462, and named themselves El Ciento in order to honor their 29 dead allies.[1] The surviving members of El Ciento combined various scientific, arcane and alchemical methods of life extension in order to render themselves immortal. At a later point in time, they were driven out of Aragon by the Spanish Inquisition, but by then they had granted themselves vastly extended lifespans. They later discovered that the only way they could stay alive was to own the land they lived on and to feed off the despair and negative emotions of the human tenants on their lands; they also learned how to become immaterial and possess human bodies. Though most members of El Ciento feed off human suffering, some few have been able to survive by feeding on positive emotions. The immortal known as Ra's al Ghul considers El Ciento to be a threat to his plans.[2]

A member of El Ciento later established himself in Metropolis's Southside, an area which would later be known as Suicide Slum. The 100 held a firm grip on the city's criminal underworld for years, indulging in crimes such as drug trafficking and racketeering. They later seem to have spread across the country with branches operating in other cities. They have also made enemies of many heroes, including Rose and Thorn (whose father they murdered), Halo (whom they murdered as well as her parents), and Superman himself. As the 100, they fought foes like Black Lightning at the behest of the Metropolis section leader Tobias Whale.

The 10[]

A story in Superman #665 shows that during Superman's early years in Metropolis, there was a smaller organization called the 10, with ties to Intergang. According to Black Lightning: Year One #4 (April 2009), they have no ties to the 100 but may have ties to the 1,000.

The 1,000[]

The Director of the 1,000 was a U.S. senator named Henry Ballard who shepherded the organization's new direction and goals. Under the Director, the 100 changed its name to the 1,000, where it is attempting to expand their reach to even the Oval Office with Henry Ballard as the presidential candidate. This plan, however, was thwarted and the 1,000 became the 100 again upon retreating into the shadows. As the 1,000 they fought Booster Gold.


100 Operatives[]

1,000 Operatives[]

In other media[]


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  2. ^ As seen in Black Lightning: Year One #4 (April 2009). DC Comics.
  3. ^ As seen in Batman #195 (September 1967). DC Comics.
  4. ^ As seen in Black Lightning #4 (September 1977). DC Comics.
  5. ^ a b Black Lightning #1. DC Comics.
  6. ^ a b Black Lightning #2. DC Comics.
  7. ^ Gotham Underground #1. DC Comics.
  8. ^ a b c As seen in Black Lightning #6. DC Comics.
  9. ^ a b c Booster Gold #1. DC Comics.
  10. ^ Booster Gold #8. DC Comics.
  11. ^ Booster Gold #9. DC Comics.
  12. ^ Blue Devil #2 (July 1984). DC Comics.
  13. ^ Geyer, Jason (14 January 2007). "Holy Cow! Super Powers Extravaganza". Action Figure Insider. Retrieved 3 November 2011.

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