The patriarch of the planet New Genesis, Izaya (also known as Highfather), engaged in a social experiment wherein he selected five random individuals from different points in Earth's history and brought them to New Genesis. The five children (named Beautiful Dreamer, Moonrider, Big Bear, Serifan and Vykin) grew up as close friends and eventually began to refer to themselves as the Forever People.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- New God Physiology
- Electromagnetism: Vykin has magnetic powers which allow him to attract or repel to objects of either iron or steel.
- Electrical Engineering: Vykin has an innate talent with machinery and is skilled in electronics.
Mother Box (shared between the Forever People)
Super-Cycle (shared between the Forever People)
- 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.
- Throughout the Kirby run, Vykin was referred to as "Vykin the Black". He was the first black super-hero to appear in a DC comic book, preceding Kirby's Black Racer by approximately seven months. The use of the ethnic descriptor in his name, as in other Kirby characters such as the Black Racer, already seemed awkward at the time, but reflects the kind of labelling that was common place in the multi-ethnic New York of Kirby's 1930s childhood. As political correctness about such naming conventions took greater hold, the obvious racial descriptor was dropped when the Fourth World titles were revived in the late 1980s.
- 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
- 50 Appearances of Vykin the Black (New Earth)
- 7 Images featuring Vykin the Black (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Vykin the Black (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Vykin the Black (New Earth)
- Vykin at dccomics.com
- Forever People at Wikipedia.org
- Vykin the Black profile page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #8 (Forever People profile page)
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #25 (Vykin profile page)
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