Morgan Edge grew up the son of wealthy media magnate Vincent Edge. As a child, Morgan suffered tremendous abuse at the hands of his father. One day, Vincent was disciplining his son on a busy street when his mother tried to intervene on his behalf. Vincent and she grappled with one another and he accidentally pushed her out into oncoming traffic. A passing bus struck her, killing her. Vincent never took accountability for the mishap and always insisted that his wife tripped and fell into the street. The incident was extremely traumatic for young Morgan.
In time, he inherited his father's position as president and CEO of Galaxy Communications. He forced Vincent into early retirement as retaliation for all the years of abuse he suffered. He mordenized his father's media conglomerate and presented himself to the public as a self-made man. He had developed great hatred for God because He didn't his mother's life or him from abuse. When Superman emerged, Morgan transferred his hatred to Superman, whom he viewed as God-like and a false Messiah. He demonized Superman through his media empire.
Working with Darkseid, Morgan Edge used his resources and access to Apokoliptian technology to forge a criminal underground designed to sew chaos throughout Metrpolis. This organization soon became known as Intergang.