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.
Death of the New Gods
Infinity Man is suspected by Superman, Mr. Miracle, and Orion to be the mystery killer behind the recent deaths of the New Gods. However, the Mother Box used to summon him appears to have been destroyed, and the Forever People murdered.
Later, it is revealed that Infinity-Man is, in fact, the killer of the New Gods, and had been posing as Himon to avoid detection. Gog challenged him to battle as a "false god", but after defeating him, Infinity Man teleported away. His motive for killing the New Gods remains unclear; however, he claims to be acting on behalf of the Source itself, and is revealed as the "good" half of an entity that previously encompassed the Source and the Anti-Life Equation, with his killing spree an attempt to reunite both aspects.
The "Source" itself, or at least the physical representation of it, appears to back his claims, leading Infinity-Man to Mister Miracle, now empowered with the Anti-Life Equation itself, near the Source Wall. Infinity-Man then forces Mister Miracle into battle, tricks him into blasting away the Second Wall, and letting the Source and the Anti-Life reunite. Infinity-Man is seemingly destroyed by Mister Miracle's attack.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- 26 Appearances of Drax (New Earth)
- 8 Images featuring Drax (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Drax (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Drax (New Earth)
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