Real Name: Horatio Valdemar Hellpop
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Near limitless fusion-casting powers derived from the stars, provided by the alien entity/god Merk. Powers include flight, strength, endurance, force field generation, energy blasts, limited telepathy and molecular manipulation.
Nexus also has a tank which has shown to have rejuvinative properties for himself and others, though results have been more unpredictable when others use the tank.
The Merk has also provided Nexus with a spaceship to aid him in his duties. The ship has been damaged or destroyed numerous times and it reappears with out a scratch(obviously the Merk reconstitutes it).
To motivate Nexus, the Merk induces nightmares of is next target, which increase in intensity the longer Horatio resists. Nexus also needs to sleep in a special tank filled with what appears to be the Merk's blood.
Also, the further Nexus travels from Ylum, it seems, the weaker his powers are.
Horatio has been charged by the alien entity Merk to seek out and execute mass murderers across the galaxy.
Horatio's father was an infamous general who committed genocide when his rule over a Sov satellite planet faltered. The family fled to the seemingly abandoned planet Ylum. It was there that the alien Merk contacted young Horatio and revealed his father's crimes via nightmares. Sometime after Horatio's mom died mysteriously, Horatio executed his father.
Horatio still lives on Ylum, but it is no longer abandoned. Seen as a saviour to some, Ylum is now populated by outcasts and refugees from the many civilizations that Nexus has interacted with.
Many years later, the Merk was finally revealed to be insane, and not the last of his kind. A saner member of his kind came forward and opted to continue to sponsor Horatio as Nexus without the painful incentives employed by the Merk.
Created by Mike Baron and Steve Rude
First Appearance: Nexus (1981) #1
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A Decade of Dark Horse (1996)
Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comics Series (2016)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 (2011)
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)
HC Crossroads (1988)
- 'Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes'
Dark Horse Presents (2011)
David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview (1983)
TPB Dreadstar (1982)
- 'Decade: Celebrating Ten Years of Dark Horse Short Stories'
#40 E-Man (1983)
- 'Broken Pieces Dreams Ending'
First Comics Graphic Novel (1984)
First Six Pack (1987)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
OGN HC Madman Atomic Comics (2007)
- 'Madman 20th Anniversary Monster!'
#1 Madman Atomica! (2011)
- 'Jumping Silent Cars That Sleep at Traffic Lights'
Magnus, Robot Fighter / Nexus (1994)
Preview#1 Nexus (1981)
- 'The Gift Horse'#2
- 'The Gift Horse, Part Two'
Nexus Archives (2005)
Nexus Legends (1989)
Nexus Meets Madman (1996)
nn Nexus Omnibus (2012)
- 'Nexus Meets Madman'
Nexus, FCBD 2007 (2007)
Nexus: Alien Justice (1992)
TPB Nexus: Executioner's Song (1996)
- 'Alien Justice'#1
- 'Part One: Return To Thuneworld'#2
- 'Part Two: Snags in the Web'#3
- 'Part Three: The Split'
#1 Nexus: God Con (1997)
- 'The Dark Side of the Moon'#2
- 'The "Old Guard"'#3
- 'Sunny Day'
#1 Nexus: Into the Past and Other Stories (2015)
- 'God Con One'#2
- 'God Con Two'
TPB Nexus: Nightmare in Blue (1997)
- 'Nexus: Into the Past and Other Stories'
#1 Nexus: The Liberator (1992)
- 'Nightmare in Blue, Part 1: The Ballot'#2
- 'Nightmare in Blue, Part 2: The Long Walk Home'#3
- 'Nightmare in Blue, Part 3: Patricide'#4
- 'Nightmare in Blue, Part 4: The People's Choice'
#1 Nexus: The Origin (1992)
- 'Waking Dreams'#2
- 'After the Fall'#3
- 'Sticks and Stones'#4
- 'The Dying of the Light'
Nexus: The Origin (2007)
Nexus: The Wages of Sin (1995)
Preview#1 Nexus' Greatest Hits (2007)
- 'The Client'#2
- 'The Most Dangerous Man in the Galaxy'#3
- 'Killers Unlimited'#4
San Diego Comic Con Comics (1992)
Ship of Fools (1997)
Steve Rude: Sketches & Commissions (2003)
The Gift: A First Publishing Holiday Special (1990)
The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century (2009)
Omnibus HC The Next Nexus (1989)
- 'The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century'Omnibus TPB
- 'The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century'
#3 The Vault of Michael Allred (2006)
- 'Two Sisters'
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