Scribe Gerry Conway and artist Pablo Marcos assembled a group of DC's most wanted for an ongoing series. The unscrupulous bunch, including the Wizard, and Sinestro, became the Secret Society of Super Villains. Uber-villain Darkseid initially took orders froma cloneof the deceased Manhunter, who sought to channel the villains' energies into more positive ways. However, Darkseid eventually revealed himself as the society's benefactor. Too evil even for their tastes, the members disbanded as the book fell victim to the DC Implosion of 1978.