published by DC Comics
. Glorious Godfrey
by Jack Kirby
and first appeared in Forever People #3
Glorious Godfrey is one of the New Gods who lives on the world
of Apokolips. Godfrey serves the ruler of Apokolips, Darkseid,
by using his ability to speak persuasively to manipulate those that
Glorious Godfrey first appeared as the speaker in a traveling
revival where he preached the benefits of the Anti-Life. The
Anti-Life equation is a formula by which Darkseid long believed
he would be able to rule the universe. He discovered years later that
the Anti-Life was an actual evil entity that threatened to destroy
Godfrey recruited a a large group of humans who he equipped and
called his Justifiers. This group was so enflamed by Godfrey's
words that they possessed nearly superhuman strength. Glorious
Godfrey's plans were opposed by the intervention of the
Forever People, who helped to free the humans from Godfrey's control.
Glorious Godfrey returned to Apokolips.
Years later, Glorious Godfrey returned to the Earth in the guise of
G. Gordon Godfrey, a commentator who used the media to incite
the world to oppose the efforts of the super-heroes around them.
Through his efforts, the U.S. government banned all super-heroes and
Glorious Godfrey began a campaign of terror using a group of
gigantic mechanical hounds called Warhounds. Only through the
combined efforts of a group of heroes gathered by the Lord of Order
Doctor Fate was Glorious Godfrey defeated.
During the battle with the heroes of Earth, Godfrey stole the helmet
of Nabu, the source of much of Doctor Fate's power. Believing
that he could use that power for his own ends, Godfrey donned the
helmet, but the effect on his mind was terrible, leaving him a
mental vegetable for a time.
Godfrey's catatonic body was taken to Belle Reeve, the prison
complex that was used by the Suicide Squad as a base. Darkseid
sent his minions the Female Furies to return Glorious Godfrey to
Apokolips, but found themselves opposed by the Suicide Squad. The
Female Furies succeeded in their task, bringing Godfrey back to
Of late, Godfrey has been seen fully recovered working for Darkseid
in Granny Goodness's orphanages.