New Tortuga is asteroid colony settled by Space Pirates as their base of operation. Named after the Haitian island on Earth which in the past was home to Pirates. This asteroid is a base for many of the galaxy's space pirates, earning it the name "the Pirate Planetoid". New Tortuga follows in the shadow of a gas giant which is in orbit around an orange star. The space pirates control the planetoid with a rule of terror. This is the home of most of the scum and villainy that exists in the United Planets.
The Legion of Super-Heroes became a major thorn in the sides of space pirates. The leader of the Space-Pirate Pack staged a contest to see who would infiltrate the Legion, to detroy them. Dynamo Boy won the contest, and used a special belt to simulate energy-powers. His plan failed and the Legion continue to be a thorn in the pirates side.