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Origin

When the insane mob-leader and self fashioned Greek god Maxie Zeus needed agents to disrupt the 1984 Olympics, he contacted the mysterious arms and muscle dealer, the Monitor. Following with the orders, the Monitor contracted assassins for hire and outfitted them after chosen Greek and Roman archetypes. One of these assassins become known as Argus, acting as the communications expert due to his ability to see a short distance into the future, granting him abilities somewhat like his namesake. He was then made a member of Maxie Zeus' team, the New Olympians.

Creation

Argus and the rest of the New Olympians were created by writer Mike W. Barr, along with artists Bill Anderson and Bill Willingham. He first appeared in 1984's Batman and the Outsiders #14.

Major Story Arcs

The Olympics

Argus and his fellow New Olympians arrived at the Olympics to abduct athlete Lacinia Nitocris and convince her to be Maxie Zeus' bride. Batman and the Outsiders confronted them however, and Maxie Zeus demanded that the teams compete against each other in deadly Olympic style games to determine the fate of Nitocris.

Argus’ sole role during the games was to watch the matches and relay the results to Zeus and Batman. Ultimately however the Outsiders proved victorious over the New Olympians.

Thy Kingdom Come

The New Olympians went into hiding, and only resurfaced when they were all found dead in their subterranean hideout. Their death wound up being part of a murder spree perpetrated by Gog, who believed he had a preordained purpose in life to destroy false gods.

Powers & Abilities

Argus has the metahuman power to telepathically follow events from great distances and a limited ability to see into the future.

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