DC Launching INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1 Ongoing in June

Infinity Man and the Forever People #1
part of the Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 cover
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the full but small Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 cover
the full but small Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 cover
Credit: DC Comics

DC Comics’ website has leaked out word of a new ongoing series in a couple of unusual and simultaneous manners.

Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 is a new June-debuting series by the O.M.A.C. writing team of Keith Giffen and DC co-publisher Dan DiDio with art by Giffen and Scott Koblish. The series was briefly announced at the 7:25 mark in DC’s newest All Access web show (see below), and its solicitation copy minus a full-size cover image can currently be found in the June 2014 section of their website’s Comics page (the only June book appearing there so far, btw).

“Four of the best students from New Genesis arrive on Earth to study and aid in the advancement of humanity – but they soon discover a darker purpose to their mission: a threat so great that it may bring the multiverse itself to its knees! The only thing that stands between them and total destruction is the mysterious entity known as the Infinity Man!” reads issue #1's solicitation copy.

part of the Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 cover
part of the Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 cover
Credit: DC Comics
Infinity-Man by Jack Kirby
Infinity-Man by Jack Kirby
Credit: DC Comics

Infinity-Man debuted in Forever People #1 in 1971, created by Jack Kirby. The name belonged, albeit briefly, to two of the “New Gods.” Astorr was the first, with the second being a character named Drax, who was the brother of the evil Apokoliptian overlord Darkseid. Receiving the title, he turned away from his family ties and worked as a hero alongside the Forever People, who control his powers, gifting them to Drax via mother boxes.

Infinity-Man most recently appeared in Countdown to Infinite Crisis as the killer of the New Gods, but hasn’t shown up in the New 52 yet.

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