Last week Dan DiDio teased on his Twitter page about a mystery title he was working on with Keith Giffen….
@dandidio1 Mar 2
Keith and I are about to come at you with an old cult favorite. Hope it meets you’re expectations.
Old Cult Favorite?……and then..
@dandidio1 Mar 5
Ragman’s name was floating in the halls the other day, but Giffen’s in pure Kirby mode.
KIRBY MODE?……Let’s see, Kirby DC could mean. New Gods, The Demon, Jimmy Olsen, Mister Miracle, Forever People, OMAC, Kamandi.
Well, today on the DC All Access web show it was announced. DC will launch Infinity Man and the Forever People in June by former O.M.A.C. writing team Keith Giffen and Dan DiDio. Handling art chores will be Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish. solicitation can currently be found in the June 2014 section of their website. http://www.dccomics.com/comics/infinity-man-and-the-forever-people-2014/infinity-man-and-the-forever-people-1
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1
U.S. Price: 2.99Written by: Keith Giffen, Dan DidioArt by: Scott Koblish, Keith GiffenCover by: Scott Koblish, Keith GiffenVariant cover by: Howard PorterFour 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!
Don’t miss the start of this new series by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen, the team that brought you the over-the-top adventures of O.M.A.C.!
Infinity-Man was a man named Astorr, a powerful warrior from another planet. Astorr came across Drax (Darkseid’s brother), who was horribly burnt. After nursing Drax back to health, he was able to pass the role of Infinity-Man to Drax before dying of old age. It took Drax years of study before he was ready to assume the title of Infinity-Man. Drax (Infinity-Man) eventually came to serve Highfather on New Genesis, where he was acquainted with The Forever People and became a protector. Whenever Infinity-Man was needed, all the Forever People would touch the mother boxes and recite the word Taaru, thus tossing them into limbo until Infinity-Man returned the power to them.
Darkseid saw Infinity-Man as a threat and figured out a way to place him in another dimension, where Infinity-Man made a planet called Adon his home. The Forever People were able to free him from this prison.
Devilance the Pursuer had a personal vendetta against the Forever People, and especially the Infinity-Man. Devilance tracked down Infinity-Man, and the resulting battle caused the island they were fighting on to explode. The two appeared to die in the process, but Infinity-Man returned, due to the effort of the Forever People and Maya, to defeat Darkseid.
Powers and Abilities:
- Unique Physiology
- Superhuman Strength
- Accelerated Healing