Real Name
Horatio Valdemar Hellpop
First Appearance
Nexus (Vol. 1) #1 (January, 1981)
Mike Baron, Steve Rude
Team Affliations
Base of Operations
His space station
Energy Projection, Flight, Ability to sense the pain of others
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience
Tools and Weapons

Nexus is a cosmic comic book superhero created by Steve Rude.


Given power by the cosmic entity Merk, Horatio Hellpop was tasked to use his power to kill mass murderers (to atone for his father's crimes) but soon also became a cosmic hero, protecting a large number of intergalactic refugees.


His FatherEdit

Theodore Hellpop was a communist dictator on the planet Vradic who ruled the world with an iron fist.  When his brother-in-law's religious uprising was proving successful, Theodore, convinced to upholf the law at any cost, detonated a planet-destroying bomb that wiped out Vradic and 10,000,000 inhabitants.

While escaping, Theodore Hellpop's ship was sucked into a black hole, transporting him and his wife's ship near a barren planet orbited by two moons, Ylum and Marlis.  Theodore and his wife settled on Ylum, where Theodore's son Horatio was born.

Horatio HellpopEdit

Horatio Hellpop grew up with his parents on Ylum, unaware of his father's sins.  As he grew older, Horatio met Alph and Beta, two members of the Merk, a group of Godlike alien beings.  Only Horatio could see him, so everyone he told about them assumed they were imaginary friends.