Monday, May 29, 2017

100 Days Of The King - Day 9


Now in a shout out to the classic Captain Marvel and Billy Batson, when the Forever People joined hands on their beloved Mother Box and said the word "Tarru" they disappeared and in their place appeared The Infinity Man. He was one of Kirby's most enigmatic creations of the Fourth World, and maybe if there had been more time and more issues we'd have learned the connection.

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  1. This was an odd character, which even Kirby seemed unsure what to do with. And could any other New Genesis youngsters summon him (or a similar character) forth? I suspect Jack hadn't fully worked out the details when he introduced him.

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    1. I tend to agree. He felt more like a concept than a character in a book rife with characters who cried out to be developed. There was just not room in the few issues they ended up with.

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  2. This concept may have been recycled for the short-lived New Universe title Psi-Force. (Possibly by way of Voltron...)

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    1. I had not grokked the possible connection to Psi-Force, but now that you mention it I see it for sure.

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  3. Captain Planet and Voltron have Forever People to thank. Has DC ever worked out the details? You'd think they would have. I always wondered what the kid's experience of events were? Were their minds passengers while the Infinity Man was let loose or was it a true gestalt entity? A true combination of their collective consciousnesses?

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    1. Apparently they enter a paradise planet of sorts later called "Adon". In the final issue of the run when Infinity Man is unable to shift them back, we leave the Forever People in this (seemingly) blissful world. Others did other things with it, but I don't count that as necessarily valid.

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