Infinity (Marvel Comics)
|First appearance||Quasar #24 (July 1991)|
|Created by||Mark Gruenwald and Greg Capullo|
|Abilities||Total control over magic, matter, energy, reality and space
Infinity is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Infinity first appears in Quasar #24 (July 1991). The character was created by Mark Gruenwald and Greg Capullo.
Debuting in Quasar #24 (July 1991), Infinity featured in an extended storyline that revealed the role of the character in the Marvel Universe. Infinity reappears in Quasar #37 (Aug. 1992) and in the limited series Infinity War #1 - 6 (May - Nov. 1992).
During a storyline in Thor #183 - 188 (Dec. 1970 - May 1971), "Infinity" was the name given to an aspect of Norse god Odin's soul, which through the efforts of his son Thor was reunited with the character. It is not related to the Marvel cosmic entity.
Fictional character biography
Infinity is a cosmic entity representing the totality of space, while its "brother" Eternity represents time. Together they represent the space-time continuum and the living force of the universe. They are opposed by their bilateral counterparts Death and Oblivion.[volume & issue needed]
The character first appears when the villain Maelstrom, acting on behalf of Oblivion attempts to end the universe. Infinity contacts the astral form of the hero Quasar, and empowers him to act as its avatar. After a series of battles, Quasar defeats Maelstrom, thereby allowing Infinity to prevail. The aftermath of this conflict resulted in Infinity, Eternity, Death, and Oblivion convening to address the consequences of Oblivion's failed scheme, and it was at this time Quasar realized that these abstract entities represent the four points on the cosmological compass. Quasar has another brief encounter with the entity when searching for Eternity.
Powers and abilities
As a tremendously powerful abstract entity, Infinity has no physical body but exists everywhere simultaneously. Like Eternity, the character can manipulate the universe to achieve virtually any effect. When needing to address lesser beings, Infinity can create a humanoid form that can be perceived by others; one that typically defaults to a female form, whereas its counterpart (Eternity) usually defaults to male.
In other media
- Infinity appeared semi-regularly as an observer in the Silver Surfer TV series, voiced by Elizabeth Sheperd. The character is expressly female and is the sister of Eternity.
- Revealed in Quasar #19 - 25 (Feb. - Aug. 1991)
- Quasar #24 (Jul. 1991)
- Quasar #25 (Aug. 1991)
- Quasar #37 (Aug. 1992)
- Infinity War #1 - 6 (May - Nov. 1992)
- Infinity War #6 (Nov. 1992)
- New Avengers vol. 3 #30 (April 2015)
- Thanos Annual #1 (2014)
- Infinity at Marvel.com