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New Gods No. 7
February-March 1972
Cover: Steppenwolf vs. Izaya on field of battle //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Pact" (24 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: Highfather (Izaya), Orion (first chronological appearance of both; origin of both revealed in this story; next chronological appearance for both in flashback in DC SPECIAL SERIES #10), Metron (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #10), Scott Free (Mr. Miracle; origin revealed; first chronological appearance; next appears in Young Scott Free story in MR. MIRACLE #5), Avia (first appearance; dies in this story; Highfather's wife and Mr. Miracle's mother)
Other Character: The Source (first chronological appearance; next appears in NEW GODS #1)
Villains: Darkseid (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in MR. MIRACLE #9), Steppenwolf (Darkseid's uncle; first appearance; dies in this story), Para-Demons (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance  in MR. MIRACLE #7 (2)), Heggra (Darkseid's mother; first appearance; dies in this story), Desaad (first chronological appearance; next appears in NEW GODS #2), Tigra (Orion's mother; first appearance; next appears in MR. MIRACLE #8)
Comment: This story is out of sequence, and relates details in the origins of the New Gods and Darkseid.
Synopsis: In years past, Darkseid manipulated Apokolips into war by having his uncle Steppenwolf murder Izaya's wife, Avia.  A devastating conflict began between the worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips.  During the war, Metron of New Genesis created the Boom Tube for Darkseid in return for the "X-element" to power his Mobius Chair.  This allowed Darkseid to transport troops and weapons anywhere he wished on New Genesis, but Apokolips was also devastated by Izaya's forces, and both Steppenwolf and Darkseid's mother Heggra were killed.
 After both worlds had suffered such carnage that their very existence seemed threatened, Izaya went on a quest for a way beyond war, threw away his armor, and found himself before a blank white wall.  He thundered at it, "If I am Izaya the Inheritor--what is my inheritance?"  A fiery hand appeared, and wrote two words on the wall: THE SOURCE.
 From that moment on, Izaya became a man of peace, and sued for an end to open warfare between New Genesis and Apokolips.  A pact was made between himself and Darkseid.  To seal it, they exchanged their young sons: Darkseid sent Orion to be raised by Izaya, now Highfather, on New Genesis, and Orion sent his son to be raised by Darkseid on Apokolips.  Darkseid entrusted Highfather's son to Granny Goodness, who named him Scott Free.  She promised to torment him so fiercely that someday he would escape from Apokolips, thus violating the pact and freeing Darkseid from his non-agression agreement.
 Orion approached Highfather with a knife.  Highfather offered his open hand.  Orion dropped the knife, took Highfather's hand, and walked off with him.

DC Special Series No. 10
1978
Cover: Dr. Fate, Lightray, Black Canary //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: "This Light A-Borning" (14 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lightray (last appearance in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15; next appears in NEW GODS #16; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in NEW GODS #1; origin revealed in this story)
GS: Highfather (in flashback; chronologically between NEW GODS #7 / 1), Orion (in flashback; last chronological appearance in NEW GODS #7; next chronological appearance in FOREVER PEOPLE #7 (2)), Metron (in flashback; last chronological appearance in NEW GODS #7; next chronological appearance in MR. MIRACLE #5 (2))
Intro: Sindra (only appearance)
Villains: Apokolips soldiers (in flashback)
Comment: Metron is portrayed inaccurately as a youth in this story.
Synopsis: Lightray tells three children how, as a youth named Sollis, he, Orion, and Metron stumbled onto an outpost of Apokolips soldiers on New Genesis and was irradiated with their blasts, which gave him energy-powers.

Mr. Miracle No. 9
July-August 1972
Cover: Scott Free pursued by Para-Demons //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Himon" (26 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Scott Free (Mr. Miracle; origin details revealed; last chronolgical appearance in Young Scott Free story in issue #7; next chronological appearance in issue #1)
Supporting Character: Big Barda (first chronological appearance; next appears in issue #4)
GS: Metron (last appearance in issue #7; next chronological appearance in NEW GODS #1)
Intro: Himon (next appears in issue #19), Zep, Bravo, Weldun, Auralie (all die in this story)
Villains: Wonderful Willik, Kreetin (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Para-Demons (last chronological appearance in issue #8 (2); next chronological appearance in NEW GODS #1), Darkseid (last chronological appearance in NEW GODS #7; next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #118)
Comment: This is the fourth and final Young Scott Free story, continuing from issue #7 (2) and continuing in issue #1.
Synopsis: Himon, a master escape-artist and inventor who "pioneered" the Boom Tube and theMother Box and linked the latter with the Source, is the partner of Metron, the mentor of young Scott Free and a group of underground Apokolips youth, and the eternal target of Darkseid, whose agents continually find and execute "Himons" only to learn that they have only destroyed robot decoys.  Big Barda helps capture Scott and his small band, but, like Scott, is aghast when she sees that her superior, Wonderful Willik, has murdered all the prisoners except Scott.  But Himon rescues Barda and Scott and kills Willik with a bomb.  Later, Scott is stripped of his rank, but breaks out with Barda's help and crawls towards a Boom Tube set up by Himon and Metron.  Darkseid appears, and declares he will not interfere, giving Scott the choice to remain with him and become a warrior of Apokolips, or seek his destiny at the other end of the Boom Tube.  Scott cries, "Let me be Scott Free--and find myself!", and leaps into the tube.  Just before they phase out, Metron and Himon vanish, and prophesy that "we shall be in Armagetto when it ends!  For it is here where you will face Orion!"  Darkseid sneers that he will face Orion wherever Fate decrees, and that someday he will shut down all free will in the universe save his own, with the power of Anti-Life.

Forever People No. 1
February-March 1971
Cover: Superman flying after Big Bear, Vykin the Black, Serifan, and Mark Moonrider on Super-Cycle; Beautiful Dreamer vignette //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer?
Story: "In Search of a Dream" (24 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: The Forever People (Big Bear, Serifan (last chronological appearance for both in issue #6 (2)), Vykin the Black (last chronological appearance in NEW GODS #7 (2)), Mark Moonrider, Beautiful Dreamer; first appearance for all)
GS: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #397; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #133)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #199; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #133)
Intro: The Infinity Man, Mother Box, Rocky, Bobby, Laurie (only appearance for last three), the Anti-Life Equation (mentioned in this story)
Villains: Darkseid (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #118; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #134), Inter-Gang (first chronological appearance; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #133), Gravi-Guards (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: 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.

New Gods No. 1
February-March 1971
Cover: Orion in space //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta?
Story: "Orion Fights For Earth" (23 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Orion (first appearance; last chronological appearance in FOREVER PEOPLE #7 (2)), Highfather (Izaya), Lightray (Sollis; first appearance for both; last chronological appearance for both in DC SPECIAL SERIES #10), Metron (first appearance; last chronological appearance in MR. MIRACLE #9; the New Gods),
Origin: New Genesis, Apokolips (in flashback)
Intro: Victor Lanza, Claudia Shane, Dave Lincoln, Harvey Lockman (last two named in next issue), the "old gods" (in flashback; all possibly die in this story),  the Source (first appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #7), people of New Genesis, people of Apokolips
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #136), Para-Demons (first appearance; last chronological appearance in MR. MIRACLE #9;  next appear in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #141), Dog Cavalry (first appearance; next appear in issue #12), Kalibak (first appearance; next appears in issue #5)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: After a cataclysmic battle between godlike beings, the planet they warred on was split into two planets, killing most of the "old gods".  One world became New Genesis, home of Highfather and the New Gods; the other became Apokolips, home of Darkseid and his forces of evil.  Orion, New Genesis's greatest warrior, is sent by his foster father Izaya (also known as Highfather) against Darkseid at the behest of the Source, a mysterious hand which writes on a wall.  The Source's message directs Orion to go first to Apokolips, then to Earth, from which a war will be fought.  Orion obeys, braving Darkseid's powerful son Kalibak and the rest of Darkseid's forces on Apokolips. There he discovers four humans who have been illegally kidnapped from Earth by Darkseid, and frees them.  He also learns from Metron, a New God who is neutral in the conflict, that Darkseid has infiltrated Earth with his forces, and that the path to Earth is being bridged by both New Genesites and Apokoliptics through the Boom Tube, which Metron devised.  Orion takes the four humans and escapes to Earth, where he tells them that Darkseid threatens their planet and hurls challenge to the lord of Apokolips.  Elsewhere in Metropolis, Darkseid hears and accepts the challenge.

New Gods No. 2
April-May 1971
Cover: Orion vs. Darkseid, Desaad, and Brola //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta (photomontage)
Story: "O' Deadly Darkseid" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Orion, Highfather, Lightray (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #141; the New Gods)
Supporting Characters: The Source (next appears in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13), Claudia Shane, Victor Lanza, Dave Lincoln, Harvey Lockman, the Hairies (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #137)
Intro: Orion's Mother Box
Villains: Darkseid (next appears in FOREVER PEOPLE #2), Desaad (first appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #7; next appears in FOREVER PEOPLE #2), Brola (first appearance), the Deep Six (Slig, Gole, Pyron, Shaligo, Jaffar, Trok; first appearance; next appearance of Slig in issue #4; others next appear in issue #6), Mantis (first chronological appearance; next appears in FOREVER PEOPLE #2)
Synopsis: Orion is met and confronted by Darkseid and Brola, an Apokolips warrior, in an apartment in Metropolis to which he takes the four Earth abductees.  He battles and defeats Brola, who phases out along with Darkseid.  On Apokolips, Darkseid confers with another lieutenant, Desaad, about discovering Earth people who can comprehend the Anti-Life Equation, which Darkseid says will allow him "to control all free will".  He allows Desaad to use a "fear machine" that strikes panic into the inhabitants of Metropolis, in hopes of smoking out a mind with the Anti-Life properties they seek.  Orion is briefing his four newfound allies about Apokolips and Darkseid's agents when the fear machine is unleashed.  He finds it and destroys it.  Darkseid tells Desaad that no suitable minds have been found among those victimized.  The four abductees agree to work with Orion.

Mr. Miracle No. 1
March-April 1971
Cover: Mr. Miracle bound to rocket, Iron Hand and his hoods looking on //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta
Story: "Murder Missle Trap" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle (Scott Free; first appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #?; origin details revealed)
Supporting Character: Oberon (first appearance)
Intro: Mr. Miracle I (Thaddeus Brown; dies in this story), Ted Brown (cameo appearance; in photos; first actual appearance in issue #10)
Villains: Steel Hand, Stuka, Herky, Nails, Sniper (first and only appearance for all), Inter-Gang (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #141; next appear in NEW GODS #3)
Synopsis: A young man named Scott Free comes upon Thaddeus Brown, an escape artist who bills himself as Mr. Miracle, and Brown's assistant Oberon, in the process of rehearsing an escape stunt.  When the two are abruptly attacked by Inter-Gang thugs, Free pitches in and helps defeat the gangsters.  Later, Scott learns that Brown has been challenged to perform the ultimate escape by Steel Hand, an Inter-Gang chief with a hand of metal.  He also demonstrates one of his own escapes to Brown and Oberon, effected with a gadget from New Genesis.
 Later, Brown is shot by a sniper employed by Steel Hand, and Scott Free takes over the identity of Mr. Miracle to bring Steel Hand to justice.  After Steel Hand's capture, Oberon becomes the new Mr. Miracle's assistant, and the new Miracle promises to continue Thaddeus Brown's escape-artist career.

Forever People No. 2
April-May 1971
Cover: Infinity Man vs. Mantis; Forever People vignettes //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta and photomontage
Story: "Super War" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: The Forever People
GS: Infinity Man
Supporting Characters: Uncle Willie (first and only appearance), Donnie (first appearance)
Villains: Darkseid, Desaad (last appearance for both in NEW GODS #2; both next appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #116), Mantis (first appearance; last chronological appearance in NEW GODS #2; next appears in NEW GODS #9)
Synopsis: The Forever People find a place to live in a slum area with Willie and his lamed nephew Donnie.  But Darkseid sets Mantis, a power parasite, against the people of Metropolis, and the young Supertowners must summon Infinity Man to battle him.

Mr. Miracle No. 2
May-June 1971
Cover: Oberon and restrained Mr. Miracle facing three flying knives; Granny Goodness vignette //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta
Story: "X-Pit" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Character: Oberon
Intro: The Follower (an android)
Cameo: Darkseid
Villains: Granny Goodness (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in NEW GODS #17; next appears in issue #7), her soldiers (first appearance), Overlord (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Granny Goodness, the cruel mistress of the Apokolips institution from which Scott Free once escaped, tries to destroy Mr. Miracle with the help of her soldiers and a mysterious, powerful being called Overlord.

New Gods No. 3
June-July 1971
Cover: Black Racer vs. Sugar-Man; Orion vignette //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta and photomontage
Story: "Death Is the Black Racer" (23 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Orion, Metron, Lightray (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #141)
Intro: The Black Racer (merges with the body of Willie Walker in this story), Verna Walker Johnson (both next appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #115), Ray Johnson (next appears in issue #11)
Supporting Characters: Victor Lanza, Claudia Shane, Harvey Lockman, Dave Lincoln
Villains: Sugar-Man, Screamer (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Inter-Gang (last appearance in MR. MIRACLE #1; next appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #111)
Synopsis: The Black Racer, a sky-skiing harbinger of Death to the people of New Genesis, is Boom Tubed by Metron to Earth.  There he stops an Inter-Gang thug from killing Willie Walker, a paraplegic black Viet Nam vet.  The Racer merges with Walker's body, giving him mobility, and tracks down and destroys an Apokolips device that would have shorted out all communications devices for thousands of miles.  Afterwards, the Black Racer separates from Willie Walker's body and leaves him in his bed, to remerge with him when he is needed.

Mr. Miracle No. 3
July-August 1971
Cover: Mr. Miracle captured by people //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta
Story: "The Paranoid Pill" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Character: Oberon
Villains: Dr. Bedlam (first appearance), Animates (first appearance; next appear in issue #11)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 No explanation is given for the fact of Mr. Miracle not being colored on the cover of this issue.
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle is baited into a trap by Dr. Bedlam, one of Darkseid's agents.  The trap is in the form of the Chandler Towers, a 50-story building full of people whom Bedlam has driven insane with a "Paranoid Pill".  Miracle is at the top floor, and the only exit is through the front door--and past 5,000 maniacs--at the bottom.

Mr. Miracle No. 4
September-October 1971
Cover: Actors shutting Mr. Miracle in iron maiden //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta
Story: "The Closing Jaws of Death" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Oberon, Big Barda (first appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #9)
Villain: Dr. Bedlam (next appears in issue #11)
Synopsis: Big Barda, Mr. Miracle's lover and friend from Apokolips, arrives on Earth to help him escape from Dr. Bedlam's trap.

Mr. Miracle No. 5
November-December 1971
Cover: Virman Vundabar on monitor, watching Mr. Miracle in his Murder Machine //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Murder Machine" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Oberon, Big Barda
Villains: Virman Vundabar (first appearance; next appears in issue #8), Hydrik (first appearance; dies in this story), Klepp (first and only appearance), Apokolips warriors
Synopsis: Virman Vundabar kidnaps Big Barda.  To rescue her, Mr. Miracle must submit to being put in Vundabar's Murder Machine.

Story: "Young Scott Free" (4 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Scott Free (last chronological appearance in NEW GODS #7)
GS: Metron (last chronological appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #10)
Villains: Granny Goodness (last chronological appearance in NEW GODS #7) and her soldiers
Comment: This is the first Young Scott Free story, which takes place during Scott's teenage years on Apokolips.  It continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Granny Goodness and her charges in an Apokolips military academy subject a teenage Scott Free to harsh and punitive discipline for showing mercy to interrogation victims and letting them escape.  But, once placed in solitary confinement, Scott is astonished to see Metron phasing in with his Mobius Chair to offer help.
 
New Gods No. 4
August-September 1971
Cover: Orion, Harvey Lockman, Victor Lanza, Claudia Shane, and Dave Lincoln facing Inter-Gang's guns //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "O'Ryan Gang and the Deep Six" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: Orion, Metron, Highfather
Supporting Characters: Victor Lanza, Claudia Shane, Dave Lincoln, Harvey Lockman, Verna Walker Johnson (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #115; next appears in issue #11)
GS: Black Racer (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #115; next appears in issue #8)
Intro: Seagrin (dies in this story), Esak (next appears in FOREVER PEOPLE #7)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #115; next appears in FOREVER PEOPLE #3), Snakey Doyle, Country Boy (first and only appearance for both), Inter-Gang (between SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #115 / 118), Slig (last appearance in issue #2)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 This issue also contains pin-ups of Lightray and Kalibak, by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer.
 With this issue, THE NEW GODS becomes a 25-cent, 52-page comic.
Synopsis: Seagrin, an oceanic New God, is found murdered by the police and Orion.  He deduces that forces from Apokolips have found a way of screening their operations from a Mother Box.  To find the "jammer", he enlists the help of his four new friends from Earth, calls himself "O'Ryan", and sends them to infiltrate Inter-Gang.  They do so, and trick the Inter-Gangsters into exposing the jammer device.  Orion destroys it, then seeks out the Deep Six, the murderers of Seagrin, and is caught by Slig, one of the Deep Six members.

New Gods No. 5
October-November 1971
Cover: Orion vs. Slig //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Spawn" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: Orion, Highfather, Metron (next appears in FOREVER PEOPLE #7)
Supporting Characters: Dave Lincoln, Claudia Shane, Victor Lanza (all next appear in issue #8), Harvey Lockman (last appearance), Sgt. Thomas "Terrible" Turpin (first appearance; next appears in issue #8, in which his first name is given as Daniel)
Intro: Promethean Giants (next appear in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15), Nolan (first and only appearance)
Villains: Slig (dies in this story, but revived by Darkseid for his next appearance, in issue #13), Kalibak (last appearance in issue #1; next appears in issue #8), mutates (first and only apperance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Orion is captured by Slig of the Deep Six, but manages to break free and kills Slig in battle.  Meanwhile, Sgt. "Terrible" Turpin of the Metropolis police force starts trying to investigate the mystery of Inter-Gang's actions in the city.

Story: "Introducing Fastbak" (4 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature: Young gods of Supertown
Intro: Fastbak (next appears in issue #8)
GA: Highfather (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #147)
Synopsis: Fastbak, a young god of New Genesis, is surpassed in speed only by Lightray, but his races are usually cut short for singing practice.

New Gods No. 6
December 1971-January 1972
Cover: Jaffar and Gole boarding Glory Boat carrying Lightray in mummy-wrappings; Orion and Lightray vignettes //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Glory Boat" (26 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: Orion, Lightray (both next appear in issue #8)
Intro: Richard Sheridan (dies in this story), Farley Sheridan, Lynn Sheridan (only appearance for both)
Villains: Jaffar (last appearance in issue #2; dies in this story, but revived for his next appearance, in issue #13), Gole, Trok, Shaligo, Pyron (the rest of the Deep Six; last appearance in issue #2; all die in this story)
Comment: This story continues from the last issue.
Synopsis: Orion rescues Lightray from a trap set by the remaining Deep Six members.  The two of them encounter industrialist Farley Sheridan and his son and daughter at sea.  When the five aquatic Apokoliptics strike, Orion and Lightray manage to destroy them all, but Sheridan's son dies in the battle.

New Gods No. 7
February-March 1972
Story: "Vykin the Black" (2 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta?
Feature Character: Vykin the Black (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in FOREVER PEOPLE #1)
Intro: Stanga the Hermit (only appearance)
Villain: A monster (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Vykin saves children of New Genesis from being endangered by a monster spawned by germ warfare in the Great Clash.

Forever People No. 3
June-July 1971
Cover: Justifier vs. Forever People and Donnie //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta and photomontage
Story: "Life Vs. Anti-Life" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: The Forever People
GS: Infinity Man (next appears in issue #11)
Supporting Character: Donnie (last appearance)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in NEW GODS #4), Glorious Godfrey (first appearance; next appears in issue #6), Justifiers (first appearance; one dies in this story), Desaad (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #116)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Forever People are confronted by the menace of Glorious Godfrey, one of Darkseid's lieutenants, an evangelist who preaches the concept of anti-life and recruits people to become fanatical "Justifiers" who destroy and kill on command.  The five young New Genesites unite to battle Godfrey as the Infinity Man, but Darkseid appears, banishes the Infinity Man, restores the Forever People, and delivers them as captives to Desaad.

Forever People No. 4
August-September 1971
Cover: Desaad and two guards taking the Forever People into Happyland //Jack Kirby / Vince Colletta
Story: "The Kingdom of the Damned" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: The Forever People
Intro: Sonny Sumo
Villains: Darkseid, Desaad, his executioner (first and only appearance) and his guards (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 This issue also contains pin-ups of the Forever People, Darkseid and Beautiful Dreamer, and the Infinity Man, by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.
 With this issue, FOREVER PEOPLE becomes a 25-cent, 52-page comic.
Synopsis: The Forever People are taken to Happyland, an amusement park run by Desaad, who tortures them in various inventive ways there.  Darkseid searches for a mind which can comprehend the Anti-Life Equation.  And the Forever People's Mother Box, about to be executed by Desaad, phases out and winds up in the hands of martial artist Sonny Sumo.

Forever People No. 5
October-November 1971
Cover: Sonny Sumo, Mother Box, and Forever People facing Desaad's soldiers //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer?
Story: "Sonny Sumo" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: The Forever People
Other Character: Sonny Sumo
Intro: Al Fisher, Harry (only appearance for both)
Villains: Sagutai (first and only appearance; a robot), Darkseid, Desaad
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Mother Box helps heal Sonny Sumo of burn wounds after he fights a robot.  Then it transports Sonny to Happyland, where he helps break the Forever People free of Desaad's traps.  When Desaad's guards attack them, Sonny takes the advice of Mark Moonrider and unites his will with that of the Mother Box, putting their enemies to sleep.  Darkseid, watching from afar, realizes that Sumo possesses the Anti-Life Equation.  He decides that the Forever People must be killed, and Sumo captured.

Story: "Introducing Lonar" (4 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature: Young Gods of Supertown
Intro: Lonar, Thunderer (both next appear in issue #8)
Synopsis: Lonar, poking amidst the ruins of an "old gods'" battlefield, liberates a great white horse, Thunderer.

Forever People No. 6
December 1971-January 1972
Cover: Big Bear hit by Omega Effect, Mark Moonrider, Beautiful Dreamer, Serifan //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Omega Effect" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: The Forever People
Other Character: Sonny Sumo (last appearance)
Villains: Darkseid, Desaad (both next appear in issue #8), Glorious Godfrey, Justifiers (last appearance for latter two in issue #3)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Darkseid uses the Omega Effect to teleport Sonny Sumo and all the Forever People except Serifan away, judging the last youth to be no threat.  Downcast, Serifan makes his way back to the Super-Cycle and broods, not knowing a team of Justifiers is massing to destroy him.

Story: "Raid From Apokolips" (4 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: Big Bear, Serifan (first chronological appearance for both; both next appear in issue #1)
Villains: Apokolips soldiers (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is a Young gods of Supertown story.
Synopsis: Apokolips soldiers attempt to destroy Supertown, but are foiled by Serifan and Big Bear.

Forever People No. 7
February-March 1972
Cover: Forever People vs. Justifiers //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "I'll Find You In Yesterday" (24 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: The Forever People
GS: Highfather (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #147; next appears in MR. MIRACLE #18), Metron (last appearance in NEW GODS #5; next appears in MR. MIRACLE #18), Esak (between NEW GODS #4 / 8), people of New Genesis, Abraham Lincoln (of Earth-One; dies in this story), Mary Todd Lincoln (of Earth-One)
Intro: Juan Ponce De Leon (of Earth-One), Arta (possibly King Arthur?), Gwayne (possibly Sir Gawain?; only appearance for all)
Cameo: Sonny Sumo
Villains: Glorious Godfrey, Justifiers, John Wilkes Booth (of Earth-One)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Council of the Young on New Genesis appeals to Highfather to counteract Darkseid's Omega Effect on the Forever People with his Alpha Bullets.  Accordingly, Izaya sends the Alpha Bullets out to seek the youths in the eras to which they have been displaced: Mark Moonrider and Beautiful Dreamer in 1865 at Ford's Theater on the night of Lincoln's assassination; Vykin the Black in the time of Ponce De Leon; and Big Bear in Roman Britain.  All are reunited with Serifan, who has escaped death at the Justifiers' hands.  They are led by the last Alpha Bullet to a monastery in Honshu, where a priest hands over the Mother Box which was entrusted to them in a past era by Sonny Sumo.

Story: "Lonar of New Genesis and His Battle-Horse Thunderer" (2 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Lonar (next appears in NEW GODS #12)
GS: Thunderer (next appears in NEW GODS #12), Orion (last chronological appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #10; next chronological appearance in NEW GODS #1)
Synopsis: Lonar shows his horse, Thunderer, to Orion, who sparks fear in the beast.

Forever People No. 8
April-May 1972
Cover: Forever People captured by the Sect //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Power" (26 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: The Forever People (next appear in issue #11)
Intro: Four members of an investigations panel (only appearance)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in issue #6; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #152), Desaad (last appearance in issue #6; next appears in issue #11), Billion-Dollar Bates (first appearance; dies in this story), the Sect (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Forever People are captured by the Sect, a group of evil-worshippers led by Billion-Dollar Bates, a man who has command of the Anti-Life Equation...which makes him a target for Darkseid.

Forever People No. 9
June-July 1972
Cover: Doc Gideon and his monster; vignettes of Deadman and the Forever People //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Monster In the Morgue" (26 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: The Forever People (of Earth-B; first appearance)
GS: Deadman (of Earth-B; first appearance)
Intro: Doc Gideon, his monster, Trixie Magruder (only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of thieves (first and only appearance)
Comments: This story continues in the next issue.
 Because of inconsistencies between the events of this two-part story and Deadman stories before and after it, we have classed it as a noncanonical, Earth-B story.  Despite Trixie Magruder's claim in this issue (and the Scavengers' claim in the next issue) that the Hook killed in STRANGE ADVENTURES #215 was not Deadman's murderer, he was--Rama Kushna indicates clearly in that issue that the dead Hook was Deadman's killer--and the Follower given to Deadman makes no further appearances, nor do the Scavengers.  Also, in the letters column, it is admitted that "this is not the same Deadman that once appeared in STRANGE ADVENTURES".
Synopsis: Doc Gideon tries to animate a patchwork monster of his own creation, and in doing so revives the spirit of Deadman.  The Forever People encounter Deadman during a seance conducted by Trixie Magruder, in which she tells the ghost hero that she witnessed the killing of Boston Brand and that he has not yet caught his killer.  Gideon steals a capsule from Serifan and uses it to bring his monster to life.  It goes on a rampage, but the Forever People bring it down, and Deadman uses it to communicate with the New Genesis youths.

Forever People No. 10
August-September 1972
Cover: Forever People watching Deadman hit by frost beam //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Scavengers" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: The Forever People of Earth-B (last appearance)
GS: Deadman of Earth-B (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #223)
Intro: Mr. Breckenridge, a Deadman Follower (only appearance for both)
Other Character: Trixie Magruder (of Earth-B; last appearance)
Villains: The Scavengers (including the Director, Seven, and Operator Twenty-Four; first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This story continues from last issue, and takes place on Earth-B.  See Comment for last issue.
 Apparently Deadman loses the Follower in between this story and his next appearance, in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #223.
 With this issue, FOREVER PEOPLE becomes a 20-cent, 36-page comic.
Synopsis: The Scavengers, a group of criminals, claim responsibility for the death of Boston Brand and attempt to steal the Follower android that the Forever People give Deadman to inhabit.

Mr. Miracle No. 6
January-February 1972
Cover: Mr. Miracle in rocket chair, Oberon climbing cliff //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Funky Flashman" (24 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Big Barda, Oberon, Funky Flashman (first appearance; next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #4), Houseroy (first and only appearance)
Villains: Mad Harriet, Lashina, Stompa, Burnadeth (sister of Desaad; the Female Furies; first appearance for all)
Comments: This story continues in the next issue.
 Funky Flashman and Houseroy are based on Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, respectively.
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle agrees to let bombastic promoter Funky Flashman handle his upcoming tour, but the Female Furies of Apokolips attack him and Big Barda, forcing a change of plans.

Story: "Young Scott Free" (2 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Scott Free
GS: Metron
Villains: Granny Goodness (next appears in flashback in NEW GODS #17) and her soldiers
Comment: This is the second Young Scott Free story.
Synopsis: Metron stops Scott Free from eating a brain-drain food at Granny Goodness's behest.

Mr. Miracle No. 7
March-April 1972
Cover: Kanto forcing Big Barda to watch as Apokolips soldiers fire on Mr. Miracle, bound to target //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Apokolips Trap" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Big Barda, Oberon (next appears in issue #10), people of Apokolips
Villains: Granny Goodness (last appearance in issue #2), Hoogin, Harassers, Kanto, the Lump (first appearance for all), Apokolips soldiers
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle and Barda return to Apokolips to confront their attackers.  Miracle is captured by Kanto, the master assassin, and taken to face Granny Goodness and her creation, the Lump.

Story: "Young Scott Free" (4 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Scott Free (next appears in issue #9)
Villains: Para-Demons (last chronological appearance in NEW GODS #7)
Comment: This is the third Young Scott Free story.
Synopsis: Scott Free completes an aerial obstacle course through Para-Demons.

Mr. Miracle No. 8
May-June 1972
Cover: Apokolips soldiers, the Lump, and Mr. Miracle //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Battle of the Id" (26 pages)
Editor, writer, artist: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle (next appears in issue #10)
Supporting Characters: Big Barda, Female Furies (not villains in this story)
Intro: Gilotina and other Female Furie Brigade members (first and only appearance)
Villains: Hoogin, Harassers, Lump (last appearance for all), Granny Goodness, Kanto, Virman Vundabar (last appearance in issue #5; all next appear in issue #18), Tigra (last appearance in NEW GODS #7), Apokolips soldiers
Comment: This story continues in issue #10.
Synopsis: While Big Barda enlists the Female Furies to help her find Mr. Miracle, Miracle himself is fighting a deadly battle within the mind of the Lump.

Mr. Miracle No. 10
September-October 1972
Cover: The Head and World Protective League agents loading Mr. Miracle into trap //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Mister Miracle To Be" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle (last appearance in issue #8)
Supporting Characters: Big Barda, Female Furies (last appearance for all in issue #8), Oberon (last appearance in issue #7), Ted Brown (first actual appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #13 flashback)
Intro: Mike McCracken, All-Nations Agency (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Head, the World Protective League (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Comment: This story continues from issue #8.
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, and the Female Furies appear on Earth in a spot controlled by the Head, a mobile head who controls the World Protective League and is attempting to extort the nations of Earth with a germ bomb.  Later, after wrapping up the case, all return to Scott Free's house and are greeted by Oberon, who introduces them to Thaddeus Brown's son Ted.

Forever People No. 11
October-November 1972
Cover: Forever People attacked by hands and lance of Devilance  //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Devilance the Pursuer" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: The Forever People (last appearance of the Earth-One Forever People; next appear, as the New Earth Forever People, in FOREVER PEOPLE (second series) #1)
GS: Infinity Man (last appearance in issue #3; last appearance)
Intro: Trixie Magruder (of Earth-One; next appears in ?), Officer Blake (only appearance)
Villains: Devilance the Pursuer (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Desaad (last appearance in issue #8; next appears in NEW GODS #11), Darkseid (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #152; next appears in NEW GODS #11)
Comment: The Forever People's story continues in FOREVER PEOPLE (second series) #1, but that series is in the new DC Earth.
Synopsis: Darkseid and Desaad send Devilance the Pursuer against the Forever People.  The Infinity Man, trapped in an other-dimensional world by Darkseid, makes a connection with them and induces them to trade places with him once again.  Both the Infinity Man and Devilance are apparently destroyed in combat, and the Forever People go to explore the new world they have been sent to live on.

New Gods No. 8
Cover: Orion, Terrible Turpin, and Metropolis police vs. Kalibak //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Death Wish of Terrible Turpin" (23 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: Orion, Lightray (last appearance for both in issue #6)
Supporting Characters: Dave Lincoln, Terrible Turpin (last appearance for both in issue #5), Claudia Shane (between issues #5 / 11), Victor Lanza (last appearance in issue #5; last appearance), Mrs. Victor Lanza (first appearance), Robert Lanza (no appearance; name only mentioned; first and only appearance)
Intro: Commissioner Matt Kiernan, Harold, Holly, Dolly Jarvis, Moretti (only apperance for last four)
Villain: Kalibak (between issues #6 / 11)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Orion and Lightray return to Metropolis to find Kalibak on the rampage, and Detective-Sgt. Terrible Turpin intent on capturing him himself.

Story: "Beat the Black Racer" (3 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature: Young gods of Supertown
GS: Fastbak (last appearance in issue #5; last appearance), Black Racer (last appearance in issue #4; next appears in issue #11), Esak (last appearance in FOREVER PEOPLE #7; next appears in issue #13)
Villains: Para-Demons (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #147; next appear in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13)
Synopsis: Fastbak races the Black Racer to save the life of Esak.

New Gods No. 9
June-July 1972
Cover: Forager and the Colony; Orion and Lightray vignettes //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Bug" (26 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: Orion, Lightray
Supporting Characters: Dave Lincoln, Matt Kiernan (?),  Eve Donner (first appearance)
Intro: Forager (aka The Bug), the Colony, All-Widow, Prime One (dies in this story)
Villains: Mantis (last appearance in FOREVER PEOPLE #2), the Armored Species (first and only appearance)

Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Forager, a member of New Genesis's insect-people population, is charged by the Prime One just before the latter is sacrificed to find Orion, in hopes that he can mediate between the Eternals (the "new gods") and the Colony.  But the Colony is usurped by Mantis, who intends to bring them to Earth as the foes of Orion and Lightray.

New Gods No. 10
August-September 1972
Cover: Orion and Forager vs. Mantis and the Colony //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Earth--the Doomed Dominion" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: Orion, Lightray, Forager (next appears in issue #12)
Supporting Characters: Matt Kiernan, Dave Lincoln, J. Mason Hartwell (first and only appearance; Metropolis district attorney)
Intro: Ralph and his friend, a scientist (only appearance for all)
Villains: Mantis (next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #2), the Colony (last appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 With this issue, NEW GODS becomes a 20-cent, 36-page comic.
Synopsis: Mantis and the Colony attack Metropolis, and Forager joins forces with Orion and Lightray to repel them.

New Gods No. 11
October-November 1972
Cover: Black Rider, Orion, and Kalibak //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Darkseid and Sons" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Characters: Orion (origin details revealed in this story), Lightray (both next appear in MR. MIRACLE #18)
Supporting Characters: Matt Kiernan (last appearance), Claudia Shane (between issues #8 / 14), Dave Lincoln, Verna Walker Johnson (last appearance in issue #4; last appearance), Ray Johnson (last appearance in issue #2; last appearance)
GS: Black Racer (last appearance in issue #8; next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #4)
Intro: Suli (no appearance; name only mentioned; Kalibak's mother; first appearance; dies before this story opens)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in FOREVER PEOPLE #11; next appears in MR. MIRACLE #18), Desaad (last appearance in FOREVER PEOPLE #11; apparently dies in this story, but returns in issue #17), Kalibak (last appearance in issue #8; apparently dies in this story, but returns in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Orion and Kalibak engage in a battle to the death, but Desaad is stacking the deck by transmitting extra power to Kalibak.

Mr. Miracle No. 11
November-December 1972
Cover: Big Barda, Oberon, and Ted Brown watching bound Mr. Miracle topple from pole towards vat of fire //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Greatest Show Off Earth" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Big Barda, Oberon, Ted Brown, Female Furies
Villains: Dr. Bedlam (last appearance in issue #4; next appears in issue #18), animates (last appearance in issue #3; next appear in issue #18)
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle is trapped with Dr. Bedlam on a spacecraft headed for the moon.

Mr. Miracle No. 12
January-February 1973
Cover: Mr. Miracle bound to torpedo and headed for explosive mine //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Mystivac" (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Big Barda, Oberon, Ted Brown, Female Furies (next appear in issue #14)
Intro: Admiral Case (only appearance)
Villains: Col. Darby, Mudgett (first and only appearance for both), Mystivac (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle is challenged to a death-duel against Mystivac, an alien robot who has already given him a subconscious death wish.

Mr. Miracle No. 13
March-April 1973
Cover: Mr. Miracle tied to tracks before approaching train, Ted Brown, Oberon, and Big Barda //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Dictator's Dungeon" (23 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Big Barda, Oberon, Ted Brown (origin details revealed; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in issue #10)
Villains: King Komodo (Albert Von Killowitz) and his men (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, and Ted Brown find themselves captured by King Komodo, the tyrant who held Ted Brown prisoner during the Korean War.

Mr. Miracle No. 14
June-July 1973
Cover: Mr. Miracle and Oberon vs. the Satan Club //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Quick and the Dead" (Chapter 1; 5 pages)
 Chapter 2: "Oberon and Mister Miracle, ‘Super Escape Artist'" (8 pages)
 Chapter 3: "Devil's Alley" (10 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Oberon, Big Barda, Ted Brown, Female Furies (last appearance in issue #12)
Villains: Madame Evil Eyes, "Ears" Watson, the Satan Club (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle and Oberson run across a satanic cult led by a female mystic, Madame Evil Eyes.

Mr. Miracle No. 15
August-September 1973
Cover: Mr. Miracle and Shilo Norman surrounded by Mr. Fez's gang //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "The Secret Gun" (Chapter 1; 5 pages)
 Chapter 2 (6 pages)
 Chapter 3: "Lightning Action and Battle Thunder" (4 pages)
 Chapter 4: "The Real Big Barda" (5 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Oberon, Ted Brown, Big Barda, Shilo Norman (first appearance)
Intro: Lt. Driver (only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Fez, Jammer, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle accepts the job of guarding young Shilo Norman from the gang that killed his brother and wants to kill Shilo as well.

Mr. Miracle No. 16
October-November 1973
Cover: Shilo Norman vs. Professor Egg, Attu, Missle-Thrower, and other insect-beings; vignettes of Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, Oberon, and Ted Brown //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Shilo Norman, Super-Trouble" (Chapter 1; 5 pages)
 Chapter 2 (5 pages)
 Chapter 3: "Insecto-Sapiens" (6 pages)
 Chapter 4: "Nightmare" (4 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Oberon (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #112), Ted Brown (next appears in issue #24), Big Barda, Shilo Norman
Cameo appearances: Professor Egg, Attu, Missle-Thrower, and other insect-beings (as characters in Shilo Norman's dream; no actual appearance; first and only appearance for all)
Intro: Professor Exe (only appearance)
Synopsis: Shilo Norman strikes his head, is knocked unconscious, and dreams he has an adventure battling Professor Egg and his insect-people.

Mr. Miracle No. 17
December 1973-January 1974
Cover: Shilo Norman and Mr. Miracle on rotating bed //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Murder Lodge" (Chapter 1; 3 pages)
 Chapter 2 (6 pages)
 Chapter 3: "The Impostors" (11 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #112)
Supporting Characters: Big Barda (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #112), Shilo Norman
Villains: The Tricky Trio (Della the Dinosaur, Mad Merkin, Little Bullets), Peppi Lamoko, Mungo (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Mr. Miracle teams up with Batman to battle Atun in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #112.
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle, Barda, and Shilo make an overnight stop in a hotel run by a gangster who mistakes them for three hoods on whom he has a contract.

Mr. Miracle No. 18
February-March 1974
Cover: Mr. Miracle, Lightray, Orion, Big Barda, Highfather, Shilo Norman, Oberon, Kanto, Granny Goodness, Dr. Bedlam, Virman Vundabar, and Apokolips soldier seeing shadow of Darkseid //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Wild, Wild Wedding Guests" (Chapter 1; 3 pages)
 Chapter 2 (6 pages)
 Chapter 3: "A Day For the Evil Gods" (11 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle (marries Big Barda in this story; appears between BRAVE AND THE BOLD #112 / 128)
Supporting Characters: Big Barda (marries Mr. Miracle in this story), Oberon (both between BRAVE AND THE BOLD #112 / 128), Shilo Norman (last appearance)
GS: Orion, Lightray (last appearance for both in NEW GODS #11; both next appear in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13), Highfather, Metron (last appearance for both in FOREVER PEOPLE #7; both next appear in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13; the New Gods)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in NEW GODS #11; next appears in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13), Granny Goodness (last appearance in issue #8; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #128), Virman Vundabar, Kanto (last appearance for both in issue #8), Dr. Bedlam (last appearance in issue #11; next appears in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13), Animates (last appearance in issue #11), Apokolips soldiers (next appear in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13)
Comment: Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, and Oberon next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #128, in which they team up with Batman to battle Granny Goodness.
Synopsis: A horde of Apokolips villains, led by Granny Goodness, capture Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, Shilo Norman, and Oberon and shackle them to a deathtrap.  But the foursome are saved by Orion, Highfather, Lightray, and Metron, who defeat the Apokolips enemies.  Highfather marries Mr. Miracle and Barda, just as a tornado springs up and starts approaching them.  Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, and the New Gods phase out to New Genesis, Granny Goodness and her cohorts return to Apokolips, and the tornado dissolves, to be replaced by its creator. Darkseid shows himself to Shilo and Oberon, muses a bit, then bursts out in laughter.  Oberon and Shilo flee.

First Issue Special No. 13
April 1976
Cover: Orion, Big Barda, Lightray, Mr. Miracle, Metron //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: "Lest Night Fall Forever" (Chapter 1; 6 pages)
 Chapter 2: "A Secret Unveiled" (5 pages)
 Chapter 3: "Confrontation" (7 pages)
Editor, plotter: Gerry Conway
Writer: Denny O'Neil
Artist: Mike Vosburg
Feature Characters: Orion, Lightray, Metron (last appearance for all in MR. MIRACLE #18; all next appears in NEW GODS #12), Highfather (last appearance in MR. MIRACLE #18; next appear in NEW GODS #13; the New Gods)
GS:  Mr. Miracle (between BRAVE AND THE BOLD #128 / 138) Big Barda (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #128; next appears in MR. MIRACLE #19)
Supporting Character: The Source (last appearance in NEW GODS #2; next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in MR. MIRACLE #18; next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #2), Kalibak (last appearance in NEW GODS #11; next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #3), Para-Demons (last appearance in NEW GODS #8; next appear in NEW GODS #12), Dr. Bedlam (last appearance in MR. MIRACLE #18), Apokolips soldiers (last appearance in MR. MIRACLE #18; next appear in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #2)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Darkseid, Mantis, Kalibak, and the Black Racer appear in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #2-6.
 Orion gets a new uniform in this story.
Synopsis: Darkseid once again prepares for war on Earth, and draws Orion into the fray with a Para-Demon attack on New Genesis.  Orion goes to Earth, defeats Kalibak and other Apokolips soldiers in combat, and closes on Darkseid.  But the Source indicates to Highfather and Metron that Earth will be destroyed if Orion slays Darkseid, and Darkseid reveals to his son that he has attuned his own heartbeat to the rhythms of Earth's sun.  If he is destroyed, the sun will go nova and destroy Earth and its entire solar system.  Darkseid admits that he has brought Orion there to taunt him, and sends him back to New Genesis with Highfather and Metron.  However, Darkseid admits that Orion has damaged his forces, and that he will have to build anew.

New Gods No. 12
July 1977
Cover: Orion, Lightray, Metron, Jezebelle, and Forager emerging from Boom Tube //Al Milgrom (signed)
Story: "Prelude To a Holocaust" (Part One, Chapter One; 18 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters: Orion, Lightray, Metron (last appearance for all in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13), Lonar (and Thunderer; last appearance for both in FOREVER PEOPLE #7; both next appear in issue #15), Jezebelle (first appearance; next appears in issue #14; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #17), Forager (last appearance in issue #10; next appears in issue #13;  the New Gods)
Supporting Characters: Dave Lincoln, Donald Bradford, Lorraine Hampton, Richard Roe, Gen. Maxwell Torch (first appearance for last four), Debbi Drake (first appearance; last name revealed in issue #15, her next appearance), Nomak and his wife (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #15)
Intro: Jones, Captain Rubin, Nomak's wife (only appearance for all)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #5), Para-Demons (last appearance in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13; next appear in issue #15), Dog Cavalry (last appearance in issue #1), Apokolips soldiers (last appearance in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Orion, Lightray, Metron, Lonar, Forager, and their new ally Jezebelle attack Apokolips on orders from the Source, only to learn that Darkseid is not there, that he has built an outpost on Earth's moon, and that he seeks six Earth people who are believed to have portions of the Anti-Life Equation.  The six New Gods split up and seek out the sextet of humans, including Dave Lincoln.  Elsewhere, Darkseid prepares for war.

New Gods No. 13
August 1977
Cover: Slig vs. Orion and Lorraine Hampton //Al Milgrom (signed)
Story: "Let Loose the Hounds of War" (Part One: Chapter Two; 17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Orion, Metron (next appears in issue #15), Highfather (last appearance in MR. MIRACLE #18), Esak (last appearance in issue #8; the New Gods)
Supporting Characters: Lorraine Hampton, Gen. Maxwell Torch
Intro: Harry, Anthony J. Masters
Cameo: Dave Lincoln, Donald Bradford, Richard Roe, Nomak
Villains: Darkseid, Gargon (first appearance; next appears in issue #16), Jaffar (last appearance in issue #6), Slig (last appearance in issue #5; dies again in this story)
Synopsis: Darkseid sends two of his revived Deep Six to try to abduct Lorraine Hampton and General Torch from Earth, but Orion and Lightray thwart them.

New Gods No. 14
October 1977
Cover: Orion, Jezebelle, Gen. Maxwell Torch vs. Dr. Bedlam //Rich Buckler / Al Milgrom (signed)
Story: "A Child Shall Leave You" (Part One: Chapter Three; 9 pages)
 Part One, Chapter Four: "While Man-Gods War" (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters: Orion, Highfather, Esak (next appears in issue #16), Forager, Jezebelle (last appearance for latter two in issue #12; the New Gods)
Supporting Characters: Donald Bradford, Claudia Shane (last appearance in issue #11; next appears in issue #16), Dave Lincoln (next appears in issue #16), Gen. Maxwell Torch
Intro: Myrain, Ethard (Esak's parents)
Cameo: Lonar, Metron
Villains: Dr. Bedlam (last appearance in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13; next appears in MR. MIRACLE #19), Animates (last appearance in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13;  next appear in issue #16), Darkseid
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 Shortly after this story Mr. Miracle teams up with Batman to battle Cosimo in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #138.
Synopsis: Darkseid empowers Dr. Bedlam with his Omega Force so that he can simultaneously exist in six Animates and battle Orion's group for possession of the six humans he seeks.  While this is going on, the master of Apokolips has Esak kidnapped.

New Gods No. 15
December 1977
Cover: Orion, Lightray, Forager, and Jezebelle vs. Para-Demons //Rich Buckler / Joe Rubinstein
Story: "The Apocalypse Child" (Part One: Chapter Five; 9 pages)
 Part One: Chapter Six: "The Eden Conflagration" (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Bob McLeod
Letterer: D. Schulman
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters: Orion, Lightray (both next appear in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15), Highfather (next appears in MR. MIRACLE #19), Jezebelle, Metron (last appearance in issue #13; both next appear in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15), Forager (last appearance in issue #13), Lonar (last appearance in issue #12; dies in this story)
Supporting Characters: Nomak and his wife, Richard Roe, Debbie Drake (last appearance for all in issue #12), Gen. Maxwell Torch, Lucifar (first appearance)
Villains: Darkseid (next appears in MR. MIRACLE #21), Para-Demons (last appearance in issue #12)
Synopsis: Darkseid exchanges Lucifar, a child from Apokolips, for the abducted Esak.  Lonar brings Nomak and his wife to New Genesis, prompting Darkseid to attack with para-demons as a cover while he saps the knowledge of Anti-Life from Nomak.  Lonar attempts to battle Darkseid, and is killed.

Mr. Miracle No. 19
September 1977
Cover: Mr. Miracle, Granny Goodness, Big Barda, Oberon, Kanto, Virman Vundabar, Dr. Bedlam //Marshall Rogers (signed)
Story: "It's All In the Mine" (17 pages)
Editor: Denny O'Neil
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Marshall Rogers
Inker: "Ilya Hunch"
Letterer: Morris Waldinger
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #138; origin retold in flashback)
GS: Highfather (last appearance in NEW GODS #15; next appears in issue #21)
Supporting Characters: Big Barda (last appearance in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #13), Oberon (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #128), Himon (last appearance in issue #9; next appearance in issue #21)
Cameo: Orion, Metron, Darkseid (in flashbacks)
Villains: Granny Goodness (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #128), Dr. Bedlam (last appearance in NEW GODS #14), Virman Vundabar, Kanto
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Granny Goodness and her cohorts kidnap Big Barda from New Genesis, forcing Scott Free to become Mr. Miracle again, return to Earth, reunite with Oberon, and seek her out.  Granny forces Scott to give up his Mother Box and enter a deathtrap, but he escapes it.  The Apokolips crew have left by the time he frees himself, but Miracle deduces that they and Barda are now on the moon.

Mr. Miracle No. 20
October 1977
Cover: Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, Granny Goodness, Dr. Bedlam, Virman Vundabar //Marshall Rogers / Vince Colletta
Story: "Eclipse" (17 pages)
Editor: Denny O'Neil
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Marshall Rogers
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Supporting Characters: Big Barda, Oberon
GS: Mother Box (last appearance)
Villains: Granny Goodness, Kanto, Virman Vundabar, Dr. Bedlam
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle's Mother Box leaves him, but he discovers that he has now developed the ability to fly and survive in space unaided, and to transport others along with him.  But Granny Goodness and Dr. Bedlam have conditioned Big Barda through torture to believe that Mr. Miracle is her enemy.

Mr. Miracle No. 21
December 1977
Cover: Darkseid, Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, Oberon, and Highfather //Marshall Rogers / Vince Colletta
Story: "Command Performance" (17 pages)
Editor: Larry Hama
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Marshall Rogers
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
GS: Highfather (last appearance in issue #19)
Supporting Characters: Big Barda (next appears in issue #24), Oberon, Himon (last appearance in issue #19)
Intro: Hecate (only appearance)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in NEW GODS #15), Kalibak (last appearance in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #4), Granny Goodness (next appears in issue #25), Kanto, Dr. Bedlam, Virman Vundabar, Photon Patrol (first appearance), Apokolips soldiers
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Granny Goodness has conditioned Big Barda to believe she will die unless they are together.  To free her from this bondage, Mr. Miracle goes to Apokolips and challenges Darkseid to put him in the greatest deathtrap of all, the Necro-File.

Mr. Miracle No. 22
February 1978
Cover: Mr. Miracle, Darkseid //Marshall Rogers (signed)
Story: "Midnight of the Gods"
 Part 1: "The Deviant" (7 pages)
 Part 2: "The Return" (6 pages)
 Part 3: "Conclusion" (4 pages)
Editor: Larry Hama
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Marshall Rogers
Inkers: Rick Bryant, John Fuller
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: "W. Argyle Nelson-Smith"
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
GS: Highfather (next appears in issue #24)
Supporting Characters: Oberon, Himon (both next appear in issue #24)
Intro: Virgoon (only appearance)
Villains: Darkseid (next appears in issue #25), Kanto (last appearance), Junior Jumbo (first appearance; dies in this story), Marvelous Marno (first and only appearance), Photon Patrol (next appear in issue #25), Apokolips soldiers
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle decides that the best way to end the conflict between New Genesis and Apokolips is to kill Darkseid.

Mr. Miracle No. 23
April 1978
Cover: Mr. Miracle encircled by giant snake as Ethos looks on //Marshall Rogers (signed)
Story: "As Ethos Is My Judge" (17 pages)
Editor: Larry Hama
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Michael Golden
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: "D. R. Martin"
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
Intro: Ethos (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Oberon, Big Barda, Orion, Highfather, Jezebelle, Darkseid, Metron, Lightray, All-Widow
Synopsis: Falling through another reality, Mr. Miracle meets Ethos, a being who teaches him the way to transcend the conflict between New Genesis and Apokolips.

Mr. Miracle No. 24
June 1978
Cover: Mr. Miracle, Darkseid, and Highfather //Marshall Rogers (signed)
Editor: "Double-Bind" (17 pages)
Editor: Larry Hama
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Michael Golden
Inker: Russ Heath
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Cory Adams
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle
GS: Highfather (last appearance in issue #22; next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15)
Supporting Characters: Oberon (last appearance in issue #22), Himon (last appearance for both in issue #22), Big Barda (last appearance in issue #21), Ted Brown (last appearance in issue #16)
Villains: Alliana Hubbard, Ida Hubbard, Rex Hubbard (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue)
Synopsis: Mr. Miracle renounces his committment to Highfather and returns to Earth with Oberon and Big Barda.  There, he hooks up once again with Ted Brown and executes a masterful escape before a paying crowd.

Mr. Miracle No. 25
September 1978
Cover: Granny Goodness watching Alianna Hubbard fight Mr. Miracle //Michael Golden / Russ Heath
Story: "Doom Unto Others" (17 pages)
Editor: Larry Hama
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Mike Golden
Inker: Russ Heath
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Cory Adams
Feature Character: Mr. Miracle (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #12)
Supporting Characters: Big Barda, Oberon (both next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #12), Ted Brown (last appearance)
Intro: Evelyn Spitz (only appearance)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in issue #22; next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15), Granny Goodness (last appearance in issue #21), Photon Patrol (last appearance in issue #22; last appearance), Alianna Hubbard, Rex Hubbard, Ida Hubbard (last appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story the New Gods team up with the Flash to fight Darkseid and his minions in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15.  Then Lightray relates his origin to some New Genesis children in DC SPECIAL SERIES #10.
Synopsis: Darkseid assigns Granny Goodness the task of killing Mr. Miracle, and Granny attempts to do that with a human woman who has total control of her body and who cannot feel pain.

New Gods No. 16
February 1978
Cover: Orion vs. Titan //Al Milgrom / Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Story: "The Titan and the Hunter": Part Two: Chapter Three (10 pages)
 Part two: Chapter Four: "Conclusion Among Cobwebs" (7 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters: Orion, Highfather, Lightray, Metron, Jezebelle (last appearance for all in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15), Forager, Lonar (as a corpse; last appearance), Esak (last appearance in issue #14; last appearance; the New Gods)
Supporting Characters: Lucifar, Gen. Maxwell Torch, Dave Lincoln, Claudia Shane (last appearance for last two in issue #14)
Villains: Darkseid (last appearance in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15), Titan (first appearance), Gargon (last appearance in issue #13), Para-Demons, an Animate (last appearance in issue #14)
Comment: Chapters One and Two of Part Two do not appear in NEW GODS, and are probably SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15 and Lightray's origin in DC SPECIAL SERIES #10.
 It is revealed in this story that the first New Genesis / Apokolips War was at least 50 years in the past, and that Beautiful Dreamer once had the Anti-Life Equation (unless Orion is mistaken about the latter).
 This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Darkseid sends Titan, a giant warrior, to battle Orion while he captures Gen. Maxwell Torch.

New Gods No. 17
April 1978
Cover: Young Orion and Highfather; Granny Goodness and infant Jezebelle; Jezebelle vs. attacker; Orion, Darkseid, and Jezebelle //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story: "The Memory Machine" (Part Two: Chapter Five; 8 pages)
 Part Two: Chapter Six: "Through a Dream Darkly" (9 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: "D. R. Martin"
Feature Characters: Orion (origin retold in flashback), Jezebelle (origin revealed in flashback, her first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in issue #12), Highfather, Forager
Supporting Characters: Gen. Maxwell Torch, Lucifar, the Source
Cameo: Tigra (in flashback)
Villains: Darkseid, Titan, Desaad (last appearance in issue #11), the Animate, Para-Demons, Granny Goodness (in flashback; chronologically between MR. MIRACLE #6 (2) / 2)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Darkseid has Orion's and Jezebelle's minds probed while he attempts to wrest another sixth of the Anti-Life Equation from Gen. Torch.  Forager attempts to rescue Orion and Jezebelle, and Darkseid uses what he knows of the Anti-Life Equation to cut the New Gods off from the Source.

New Gods No. 18
June 1978
Cover: Highfather, Jezebelle, Lightray, Forager, Orion vs. Desaad, Titan, and Para-Demons //Al Milgrom
Story: "The Song of the Source" (Part Three: Chapter One; 9 pages)
 Part Three: Chapter Two: "War Without End" (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Orion, Highfather (origin retold in flashback), Jezebelle, Forager, Lightray, Metron (the New Gods)
Supporting Characters: Richard Roe, Dave Lincoln, Lorraine Hampton, Donald Bradford, Lucifar (last apeparance), the Source (last appearance)
Cameo appearances: Promethean Giants
Villains: Darkseid, Desaad, Titan, Kalibak, Brola, Bane (first appearance for last two), Apokolips soldiers
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Orion and his allies attempt to keep the remaining holders of the Anti-Life Equation out of Darkseid's hands by doing battle with Kalibak and other warriors of Apokolips.

New Gods No. 19
August 1978
Cover: Antagonist and fallen Jezebelle, Metron, and Lightray; Orion and Darkseid vignette //Joe Staton / Bob Layton
Story: "The Secret Within Us" (Part Three, Chapter Three; 12 pages)
 Part Three, Chapter Four: "Earth--the Battlefield" (5 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Jean Simek
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Orion, Highfather, Lightray, Metron, Jezebelle, Forager (all next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #459)
Supporting Characters: Richard Roe, Dave Lincoln, Nathan Bradford, Gen. Maxwell Torch, Nomak, Lorraine Hampton, Claudia Shane, Debbi Drake (all next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #459)
Cameo appearance: The Forever People, a Justifier, Devilance, Infinity Man
Villains: Darkseid, Desaad (both next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #459), Apokolips soldiers, the Antagonist (first appearance; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #459)
Comment: This story continues in ADVENTURE COMICS #459.
Synopsis: Darkseid taps the minds of the human holders of the Anti-Life Equation and brings into existence the Antagonist, a being of Anti-Life, whom he sends to Earth to foment chaos and war.  He also learns that the Infinity Man, believed dead after battling Devilance, was the holder of the Life Equation and was connected with the Source.  Several New Gods go to Earth to battle the Antagonist, but are defeated and captured.  Orion goes to Apokolips, finds Darkseid has gone, and is told by Desaad that Darkseid has gone to use the Anti-Life Equation to solve the mystery of the Source.

Adventure Comics No. 459
September-October 1978
Story: "Climax of Chaos" (Part Three, Chapter Five; 15 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Augie Scotto
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Orion, Highfather, Metron, Lightray, Jezebelle, Forager (the New Gods; last appearance for all in NEW GODS #19)
Supporting Characters: Donald Bradford, Nomak, Gen. Maxwell Torch, Richard Roe, Dave Lincoln, Claudia Shane, Debbi Drake (last appearance for all in NEW GODS #19)
GA: Jimmy Carter
Cameo appearance: Avia (in flashback)
Villains: Darkseid, Desaad, the Antagonist (last appearance for all in NEW GODS #19)
Comment: This story continues from NEW GODS #19 and continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Orion frees the six humans, forces Desaad to tell what else he knows of Darkseid's plans, while the other New Gods fight the Antagonist on Earth.  Orion then goes to face Darkseid, and is offered alliance with his father, but refuses. Darkseid blasts him, and then flies away.

Adventure Comics No. 460
November-December 1978
Story: "Pursuit To Eternity" (Part Three, Chapter Six; 10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Augie Scotto
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Orion, Metron (both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183), Highfather (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #184), Lightray (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #185), Forager, Jezebelle (last appearance for both; the New Gods)
Supporting Characters: Dave Lincoln, Lorraine Hampton, Nomak, Richard Bradford, Claudia Shane, Richard Roe (last appearance for all), Gen. Maxwell Torch (next appears as a voice in ALL-NEW COLLECTORS' EDITION #C-58)
GS: Promethean Giants (last appearance)
GA: Jimmy Carter
Villains: Darkseid (dies in this story, but returns to life in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183), Desaad (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #8), Antagonist (destroyed in this story)
Comment: This story continues from the last issue.
 Sometime after this story, Mr. Miracle teams up with Superman to fight Inter-Gang in DC COMICS PRESENTS #12.  Then Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, and the New Gods team up with the Justice League and Justice Society to fight a revived Darkseid, Granny Goodness, and the Injustice Society in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183-185.  Darkseid and Desaad next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #8 and 12.  Approximately 1,000 years after that, Darkseid challenges the Legion of Super-Heroes in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #290-294, with versions of Orion and Highfather appearing in issue #294.
Synopsis: Highfather tries but fails to best Darkseid in battle.  The master of Apokolips, protected by Anti-Life and the Omega Force, heads past the Promethean Giants, seeking to breach the Great Barrier and reach the Source.  However, Highfather tells Orion that Darkseid will not be able to battle him and open the Source at the same time.  Thus, by fighting Darkseid, Orion shatters his Omega Force and throws his father into the barrier without protection, turning him into a Promethean Giant.  On Earth, the Antagonist is destroyed when Metron causes the six humans to unite their will with a Mother Box.  When Darkseid, as a Promethean Giant, hurtles towards Apokolips, Desaad unwittingly destroys him with a defense weapon.