The five members of the Forever People were raised together on New Genesis, and eventually began referring to themselves by the name "Forever People". When one of the members, Beautiful Dreamer, was kidnapped by Darkseid, the remaining Forever People banded together and travelled to Earth, where they rescued Beautiful Dreamer with the help of Superman and Infinity Man, who was the protector of the group. After Beautiful Dreamer was safe, the five decided to stay on Earth, to explore the planet.
The Forever People were created by Jack Kirby.
The team is formed of five members: Mark Moonrider, Beautiful Dreamer, Vykin the Black, Big Bear, and Serifan. This roster remained unchanged for the entirety of the group's existence. Infinity Man is also an honorary member of the team. The team was introduced in the Bronze Age as a group of five New Gods, however in the early Modern Age they were retconned to being Earth-born humans who had been rescued from certain death by New Gods, who raised the children as future protectors of Earth. This retcon was itself retconned, however, and they were soon re-established as New Gods. They were also implied to be the next stage in the evolution of the New Gods.
Major Story Arcs
The Forever People
In their self-titled series, the Forever People are involved in a number of adventures, and many times are involved in battles with Darkseid, who takes a special interest in the destruction of their group. They become trapped on the distant planet of Adon after the apparent death of Infinity Man, with whom they have switched places. There they establish a city, called Forevertown, and become used to life on the planet, though one team member, Vykin, dies soon after arrival. They encounter an entity known as the Dark, which takes control of Serifan and wreaks havoc on Adon until defeated by the remaining Forever People. After this battle, everything that has happened to the team while on Adon, including the death of Vykin, the births of a number of children and two marriages, is erased from existence. After this the team again takes residence on Earth.
Death of the New Gods
Prior to the events of the Death of the New Gods, all of the members of the Forever People were murdered by Infinity Man.
A version of the Forever People appeared in the Amalgam Universe, as a team called the Un-People, which is a fusion of the Forever People and the Inhumans. This team was composed of Medusa Moonrider, Dream Crystal, Vykin the Black Bolt, Big Gorgon and Triserinak.
In Other Media
The members of the Forever People made a cameo appearance at the end of the Justice League episode "Twilight Part 2." A longer appearance was scripted and animated, but ultimately cut for time.
They also appeared in the Young Justice episode "Disordered," where they were revealed as the original owners of Superboy's pet Sphere. Their costumes were significantly redesigned for their appearance.