(DC Comics) Name semi-jokingly applied to the unofficial comittee
formed by The Phantom Stranger
, John Constantine
, Dr. Occult
and Mr. E.
, who occasionally meet to combat global crises
Their most famous appearance so far has been in the original pilot mini-series of The Books of Magic, where they act as Tim Hunter's guides to past, present, other realms and future, respectively.
The name comes from a wisecrack Constantine makes at the start of Books: "Just what the world's been waiting for. The Charge of the Trenchcoat Brigade", referring to the four's preferred mode of dress.