Mark Moonrider was a member of the Forever People.
When Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips, began to use the Earth as a focal point in his war against New Genesis, he kidnapped Beautiful Dreamer, hoping to find the Anti-Life Equation inside her mind. With the help of Superman and the Infinity Man, The Forever People finally forced Darkseid to release her. They decided to remain on Earth for a time, to learn more about the planet and help protect it from Darkseid.
Eventually, they found themselves pursued by Devilance, and were forced to use their unique ability to trade places with the superpowerful Infinity Man to save themselves. In the course of their battle, though, Devilance and Infinity Man were seemingly destroyed, leaving the Forever People trapped in the planet called Adon.
An experiment executed by Vykin and his Mother Box led the primitive people of Adon to the developed society of Forevertown. Mark married Mina, a native of the planet, with whom he had three children. He also became the Mayor of Forevertown. But all those years they spend together in Adon were erased by an encounter with an evil entity called The Dark, making them young again, but still remembering their lives as grown-ups in Forevertown. As a result, Mark's family was gone, with Mina back into her primitive state.
With the help of Maya, the spirit of the Mother Box, the Forever People returned to Earth. But Mark was still hurt by his losses, and this made him vulnerable to be manipulated by The Dark into joining them and betraying his friends. But his friends helped him see the truth again, and together they defeated The Dark. Mark learned to accept his loss, and he remained on Earth alongside his friends and companions.
Powers and Abilities
- New God Physiology
- Megaton Touch: Mark Moonrider possesses the ability to generate and project bolts of electricity from his fingertips.
- 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.
- Mark Moonrider is card No. 3 in the DC Comics customizable card game (VS System) by Upper Deck Entertainment.
- Forever People (Volume 1)
- Forever People (Volume 2)
- Jack Kirby's Fourth World
- Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle
- 71 Appearances of Mark Moonrider (New Earth)
- 15 Images featuring Mark Moonrider (New Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Mark Moonrider (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Mark Moonrider (New Earth)
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