The first incarnation of this group was set up by a woman named Superia. Superia set up her base on an island she would soon hope to call Femizonia; a world where woman ruled dominant and supreme. Her first plan was to launch missiles into space which would explode and emit special microbiological seeds called Sterility Seeds. She then would gather all of the brightest and strongest women of the world. All in all she was able to gather 10,500 women into her island, including some of the world's greatest female super villains.
The Femizons team was created by Mark Gruenwald and Rik Levins, first appearing in Captain America #386, in June 1991.
The Femizons are led by Superia. Her lieutenants are Nightshade, recruited to design the technology of Superia Island; Blackbird, Moonstone, and MODAM, recruited as her operatives; Snapdragon and Iron Maiden.
Many of the rest of the Femizons had been recruited for their talents and given cash incentives to accept the invitation onto the S.S. Superia, and some had been members of other villainous teams such as the Serpent Society (Anaconda, Asp, Black Mamba, Diamondback and Princess Python), the Marauders (Arclight and Vertigo), the Femme Fatales (Bloodlust, Knockout, Mindblast and Whiplash), the Masters of Evil (Dragonfly, Quicksand, Yellowjacket), the Thunderbolts (Gypsy Moth and Screaming Mimi) and the Grapplers (Battleaxe, Gladiatrix and Poundcakes). Most of these women moved on after the destruction on Superia Island.
Major Story Arcs
With her army of women at hand, she is able to strengthen her hold on her defenses, technology as well as her power over several governments. With the help of some of Superia's agents they were able to get 50 villainesses onto her private cruiser called the S.S. Superia but with a trail of disappearances being left behind, Captain America and Paladin were not far behind.
As they were trying to sneak aboard, they are spotted by some of the villainesses but were victorious nonetheless. Upon further inspection of the ship, they were attacked by Ferocia and an army of villainesses. As they held their ground, they were overwhelmed and soon surrendered. As they were brought to the island they were sent to Feminization which would turn them into women.
Not all of team agreed with Superia's plans. Asp and Black Mamba suspected that some of Superia's agents had attacked their friend, Diamondback. With this in mind, they both decide to free Captain American and Paladin to save their friend and to stop Superia's plans. The group split up into two groups. Captain America and Black Mamba went to the nerve center of Superia's base and relayed and SOS signal to the Avenger's Mansion. Both of them were discovered however, and Superia battled Captain America on a one on one battle. Captain America wins the battle and accidentally destroys the dome defending Superia's base. Despite his apparent victory, some of the Sterile Seed missiles were launched which endangered the women of not only those outside the base but inside as well since her dome defending the base was destroyed. Several of the women left the island through the Avenger's Quinjet which arrived shortly and the missile was transported to an area where it could do no harm. After these events, most of the women of the Femizons soon parted from the organization.
Superia was left with only Blackbird, Iron Maiden and Snapdragon as her allies. MODAM returned to A.I.M., and refused to help Superia take over Boca Caliente with the intention of shoring up her finances to begin her plans anew. She was thwarted by MODAM when she attempted to kill the head of A.I.M., Alessandro Brannex. In the melée, Diamondback killed Snapdragon, MODAM blasted Blackbird, leaving Iron Maiden alone to try and help Superia. MODAM flew off with her, but Captain America attacked and she dropped Superia into the ocean.