In a world that had long since become a terrible place, Phil Seleski, the man know as Solar, reluctantly granted the wish of his lifelong companion, Gayle Nordheim, to dissipate the lifegiving energy that had kept her alive for so long. Unable to contain his grief by her passing, Phil literarily split in two. The remaining Phil vanished into a life of seclusion while the new persona, the |Explorer, went off to find other planes of reality to explore.
There, in a dimension between what is real and unreal, he encountered a creature of incredible power, a woman from a distant universe – Void. The two fell in love – a love that would end all time – literarily. Upon consummating, their combined energies fused, unwrapping the fabric of time, spiraling backwards and eating away at their distinct timelines.