Appearing in "In Search of a Dream!"
- Forever People (First appearance)
Synopsis for "In Search of a Dream!"
Four youths from New Genesis, Big Bear, Mark Moonrider, Serifan, and Vykin the Black, journey through a Boom Tube to Earth to find Beautiful Dreamer, who has been kidnapped by Darkseid. Superman learns of their existence, and of "Supertown", their name for New Genesis. He begins to believe that he may finally find a community of people on his level, and seeks them out to learn where Supertown can be found. When he finds them, all of them are beset by Darkseid's "gravi-guards", whose gravity-warping powers are more than even Superman can withstand. But the four youths unite to form (or summon) the Infinity Man, who uses his might and anti-gravity powers to defeat the gravi-guards. Darkseid himself briefly appears, revealing Beautiful Dreamer in a trap, and Superman uses his super-speed to snatch her safely from harm's way. With the danger past, the Infinity Man vanishes, and the four Forever People return in his place. Superman asks them to show him the way to Supertown. They reluctantly open a Boom Tube for him, but tell him that he should stay there and help them fight Darkseid. Superman is midway through his journey when he realizes he cannot leave mankind defenseless before Darkseid, and turns back to Earth, catching a fleeting glimpse of New Genesis.
- This issue is reprinted in the Jack Kirby's Forever People trade paperback and the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told trade paperback.
- The cover art credits for this issue are unconfirmed, but may belong to either Vince Colletta or Mike Royer. Both inkers have collaborated with Jack Kirby on many comic projects, including Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth.
- The events from this issue take place prior to the introduction of Jack Kirby's Fourth World mythos in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133.
- Big Bear makes a chronologically earlier appearance in the second story in Forever People (Volume 1) #6.
- Serifan makes a chronologically earlier appearance in the second story in Forever People (Volume 1) #6.
- Darkseid makes a chronologically earlier appearance in Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #118. He chronologically appears next in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134.
- Jimmy Olsen appeared last in World's Finest Comics #199. He appears next in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133.
- First appearance of the Super-Cycle.
- Earliest chronological appearance of Intergang.
- This issue includes a text article written by Marv Wolfman entitled "A Visit With Jack Kirby".
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- Forever People (Volume 1)
- Forever People (Volume 2)
- Mister Miracle (Volume 1)
- Mister Miracle (Volume 2)
- Mister Miracle (Volume 3)
- New Gods (Volume 1)
- New Gods (Volume 2)
- New Gods (Volume 3)
- New Gods (Volume 4)
- Orion (Volume 1)
- Jack Kirby's Fourth World (Volume 1)
- Death of the New Gods
- Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus
Links and References
- Forever People article at Wikipedia
- Forever People series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Forever People article at Don Markstein's Toonopedia
- Forever People profile
- Forever People profile at DCU Guide