Taleb Beni Khalid
Shen Li Po
|Government sponsored covert operations unit.|
|Sanctioned and funded by the United States government.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
Task Force X
|Base of Operations|
Checkmate Castle, Switzerland
Konig Industries, Shelby, Virginia
(The) Dome: Training facility.
Knight Uniforms: Head to toe uniform equipped with a material which becomes more rigid when impacted
to further protect the wearer.
Angels of Allah
Fist of Allah
Checkmate Vol. 1 & 2
|Action Comics #598 (March, 1988)|
|John Byrne & Paul Kupperberg|
Initially an interagency covert intelligence taskforce lead by Valentina Vostok (Negative Woman), the agency evolved into a group designed to perform task considered vital to the safety and interest of the U.S. Government.
Structured in a hierarchy resembling the pieces on a chessboard, the top agents are the Queen and King, who give orders to their Bishops, who in turn supervise their field directors known as Rooks who give orders to the Knights and Pawns that keep threats to national security in a state of Checkmate.