Seeker (comics)

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Seeker
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four #46 (Jan 1966)
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
In-story information
Team affiliations Inhumans

The Seeker is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.

Publication history[edit]

The Seeker first appeared in Fantastic Four #46-48 (January–March 1966), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The character's death was revealed in Inhumans: The Untold Saga #1 (April 1990), and the character appeared in flashbacks in Fantastic Four: Fireworks #1-2 (January–February 1999).

A twin brother of the original Seeker appeared in Fantastic Four Unlimited #2 (June 1993).

The Seeker appeared as part of the "Inhumans" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #6.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Seeker I[edit]

When Maximus the Mad took the throne of Attilan, he appointed the Seeker to find and retrieve the exiled Inhuman Royal Family, so that Maximus could marry Medusa and keep the others under observation.[1]

It is later revealed that he was the one who killed Gorgon's father. When it came to a cave in that buried him and Gorgon, Seeker was found dead.[2]

Seeker II[edit]

Years later, Seeker's twin brother also took up the mantle of the Seeker and fought the group Fantastic Force.[3]

The Seeker was part of a group of Inhumans, including Kaliban, Asmodeus, Avius, Falcona, Leonus, Pinyon, and Timberius, that assaulted the Fantastic Four during a public appearance in the Bronx, New York. The Inhumans sought to recover Ahura, the son of Black Bolt and Medusa, for the Genetics Council. Ahura was convinced to return to Attilan peaceably, but the Chief Justice of the Genetics Council betrayed the rest of the Inhumans to usurp Ahura's power for himself. The "evil" Inhumans continued to defend the Genetics Council, but when the Chief Justice was defeated, they vanished into the shadows.[4]

Other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Seeker appears in the Fantastic Four episode "Inhumans Saga: Beware the Hidden Land" voiced by Kerrigan Mahan. He was sent by Maximus the Mad to retrieve the Inhuman Royal Family. After saving the Fantastic Four from the explosion, Seeker briefly shared the history of the Inhumans to them before dropping them off somewhere.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fantastic Four #46
  2. ^ Inhumans: Untold Stories #6
  3. ^ Fantastic Four Unlimited #2 (June 1993)
  4. ^ Fantastic Four Unlimited #2 (June 1993)

External links[edit]

  • Seeker at Marvel.com
  • Seeker at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe