Infinity Man And The Forever People #1

Infinity Man And The Forever People #1

Writer: Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen Artist: Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 7
7.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Four 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.!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 13, 2014

    I'm in heaven. I love Jack Kirby's New Gods. I love Keith Giffen. I love this book. I hope this lasts longer than the New 52 OMAC book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jun 11, 2014

    Theres a lot of fun potential to be found in these pages, and a lot of directions that the series could go (is that apartment complex the one from Melrose Place? Color me intrigued!)! No matter where the story takes us, I believe its going to be a wild ride to get there with DiDio and Giffen in the drivers seat! Heres hoping our Mother Boxes are ready for the trip! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Jun 11, 2014

    Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 is a fantastic jumping on point that is accessible to long-time and new readers alike. The fantastic art and character-driven writing embraces the many enduring elements of Jack Kirby's Fourth World saga and brings them into the modern DC Universe with the reverence they deserve. With this in mind, the creative team still manages to update these characters and concepts for today's readers to great success. Issue #2 can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Jun 12, 2014

    The New Gods and New Genesis has been sadly missing from the New 52 " this is a laudable introduction to the team, their internal conflict and future adventures. Giffen and Koblish capture Kirby superbly. Didio, previously known for his work in Wednesday Comics, The Outsiders and the OMAC series, was pillaged for overseeing the DC 'hard' reboot " lest we forget, this lone action revitalised sales and kick-started the current 'golden age' of Marvel. He has the best interests of the industry at heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 11, 2014

    While it's a weird entry in the New 52, not only does Infinity Man fit, but it's great fun to boot.  While I can't speak for longtime fans, Didio and Giffen do a great job of introducing everyone to the unique world of these New Gods.  Scott Koblish's art fits the book with a classic look that just feels right. Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Jun 13, 2014

    In comics I think we could use more books like Infinity Man and The Forever People out there. It's weird, cool, and I wish there were more books like this DC Comics right now. You have Harley Quinn as a fun book in the mix and now Infinity Man and The Forever People can be added. This is a great debut and if you're looking for a bit of fun in your comic book reading, look no further than this debut. Now I plan on checking out their earlier work together on O.M.A.C. thanks to this debut issue. Fun in comics, it's beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 11, 2014

    INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE isn't a comic I was expecting to see but it is one I'm thankful to see. DC has some great characters at their disposal and it's a joy to see some classic Jack Kirby characters and concept step into the New 52 spotlight. Keith Giffen and Dan DiDio are clearly the ones to handle this task. You can see in the story and art their appreciation and respect for the characters as well as some new ideas that are bubbling under the surface. The tricky part will be getting new readers unfamiliar with the characters to check this book out. Don't miss out on this. If you do, you'll regret it later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 13, 2014

    As mentioned above, the art is evocative of Kirby's so if you're a fan of that style you should love this book. Giffen may have a bit rougher and quicker line to his work, but effects like “Kirby krackle”, shine-lines, and hand drawn sound effects are abundant in this issue. The character designs maintain the “Kirby designed” feel which makes the style of this book all that more enjoyable. The New 52 seemed to have made changes to many of DC's most iconic characters just to make changes, many times to the detriment of the character. Here, the Kirby look is embraced and it works. This is a fun book that's refreshing to see from DC. Series like these have proven not to last so far in the New 52, but I hope that this book breaks that trend and stays around for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Jun 24, 2014

    When I first heard of this book coming out, I immediately thought that this was going to be the most useless book on the market. Don't get me wrong, I liked OMAC but it got cancelled within eight issues, so how long could this book last? From a creative standpoint, this seems like a really good book to pickup and a great idea from DC Comics. From a business standpoint, this is a horrible idea as Bob Harras and Co. have been putting books on the chopping block left and right, so as previous history has shown us, this book will probably last only eight issues leaving very little story for fans of this type of book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jess Camacho Jun 11, 2014

    The best aspect about Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 is that this is a perfect entry point for people who know little to nothing about the New Gods. It's simple to jump into. With the New Gods making a true debut on the New 52's Earth, the teases at the end of Forever Evil and all that's going on with the Parademons on Earth 2, it's possible that this book will have a huge part in the future of the DC Universe and that alone may make this book a must read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jun 12, 2014

    It's unclear what the future holds, creatively, for “Infinity Man and the Forever People.” The art is shifting, which is never seen as a positive thing in the headlines, even if the art that takes over is perfectly competent. This concept, as all under-utilized throwback concepts seem to be, is going to be a tough enough sell without a consistent artistic vision or modern big names attached. At the end of the day, most fans are picking this up to see Giffen and Koblish do Kirby. If you want to support that, definitely grab this issue, despite the fact that it's a little light on activity. It's too early to tell what we can even expect from future issues, and that's hard to put your good faith into. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 12, 2014

    All in all, though, Infinity Man And The Forever People #1 is solid work, translating the flower children of New Genesis into a more modern form without destroying the central conceit, and giving us a big love letter to the man who made it all possible, with some fun character pieces as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 12, 2014

    Hopefully DiDio and Giffen have found the right formula to drum up sales to match their creativity inspired from and reverence directed towards the work of Jack Kirby. While even the title of this comic book is a throwback, the treatment of the characters and the world they find is certainly not. There is as much potential here as in any Kirby-inspired story, it's simply up to the creative team to foster that potential as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Scott Sep 2, 2014

    Unfortunately though I think for the moment this is just more DC Comics filler like G.I. Zombie. We may get ten issues out of this title, honestly I hope we get more, but the New Gods and the Forever People have just never been as popular as a lot of the other DCU characters and titles. Unless something big happens soon this may soon be a dead title. I guess we'll see.. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 11, 2014

    Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 is a book that is catered to a certain audience and fans of Jack Kirby's works. It's a perfectly reasonable book with its writing and artwork, but again, only for a certain audience and not quite me. I hope this book catches on with the right people, because it did feel like a nice break from all the bleakness and grittiness that DC has been putting out as of late. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Gil Smith Jun 12, 2014

    We can debate whether or not the comic is worth reading, but not whether or not it's worth looking at. This is one of the coolest looking comics I've seen this month. Those hand-drawn special effects, that bold linework and the dense backgrounds all scream “COMIC BOOKS!” making for a refreshing change of pace from the more subtle, cinematic look most superhero books share these days. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier Jun 12, 2014

    Aside from a slightly ambiguous first chapter, Infinity Man and the Forever People is a fun read. The title has potential to provide diversity and light hearted adventure to the New 52 line of books. DiDio and Giffen will hopefully be able to introduce more characters from Kirbys Fourth World saga as the title continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 14, 2014

    Ultimately, the writers go awry by failing to really tell the audience what the story is. We don't know what the mission to Earth is about. The character with top billing on the cover isn't even mentioned. While mildly curious about some of the characters, Giffen and DiDio don't give the audience a real reason to care about what happens to them. We don't know what's on the line for them personally or in the big picture. It's clear the creators are trying to move the story along at a brisk pace, but the plot lacks any kind of definition. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 11, 2014

    It's great to see more of the "Fourth World" getting some play. But you'd be better served to read the originals. DiDio and Giffen clearly have a heart for the material, but they aren't doing anything exciting here or laying enough of a groundwork for new readers to really latch onto these characters. It's not enough to put characters in front of a reader and ride on historical significance alone. There's an opportunity for a great story somewhere in this book because of the pedigree of the characters and their original creator but DiDio and Giffen have yet to tap into it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 18, 2014

    Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 just tramps along, looking beautiful, but offering nothing of substance for comic fans. This comic may walk the walk as a cover song, but it comes nowhere near talking the talk. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Carrot Junkie Jun 11, 2014

    This book is on track to delivery everything DiDio and Giffen promised: a fun, bombastic, lighthearted adventure story with an undercurrent of sinister weirdness and good old Kirby magic. Overall, a great first issue that sets up a solid foundation for a bold new take on these sadly long-forgotten characters. It's also a great change of pace from the rest of DC's current output, both in terms of art and writing. If you're not pleased with what DC has been doing recently, I implore you to check this out.

  • 8.5
    the green death Jun 12, 2014

    I really enjoyed OMAC and though this started a little slower due to the number of characters introduced, by the end I was totally onboard. Excited to watch this series evolve.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Jun 13, 2014

    Like other reviews said, there's a lot of Kirby lore here. I was pretty lost, but I'm ok with that for now.

  • 4.0
    DiRT Jun 11, 2014

    The rebirth of the DC Universe into the New 52 has given DC Comics the opportunity to revitalize and reintroduce characters largely forgotten or ignored by modern readers. While the Forever People were part of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World in the early 1970’s, not much has been done with the characters in the decades since. Dan Didio and Keith Giffen bring this new series to life and hope that readers will give the Forever People a second chance in the New 52. Read the full review at

  • 8.5
    Kaleavland Jun 12, 2014

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Jun 19, 2014

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Jun 24, 2014

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