The Seekers (comics)

The Seekers (comics)

"The Seekers" is a British comic strip drawn by John M. Burns, written by Les Lilley, succeeded by Phillip Douglas and Dick O’Neil. The strip ran from 1966 to 1971 in "The Daily Sketch".


The main characters, Susanne Dove and Jacob Benedick, are two preferred secret agents employed by Una Frost, director of "The Seekers", an elite agency of missing persons retrieval. Their investigations frequently lead to adventures connected to the sex industry, exploiting the attractiveness of both detectives, and usually leading to the downfall of sexual predators and oppressors.

Publication history

"The Seekers" began publication on May 2, 1966 in "The Daily Sketch".cite book | last = Filippini | first = Henri | title = Encyclopédie de la bande dessinée érotique | publisher = La Musardine | language=French|date = 1997 | pages = 73 | isbn = 2842710827 ] Cite web|last=Lambiek Comiclopedia|title=John M. Burns|url=] The concept of the strip bears some resemblance to another strip Burns later drew for a brief period, "Modesty Blaise", although the female characters were consistently drawn in an enticing manner, indicating Burns' evident intent to challenge the limits of the daily British newspaper strip conventions of the times. The initial writer Les Lilley was succeeded by Phillip Douglas starting with episode 14, "The Missing Golfers", occasionally aided by Dick O’Neil, who wrote one story, "The Curse of the One-Eyed Sailor".

The strip ended on May 10, 1971, abandoned due to its lack of lasting success. It enjoyed some popularity in Italy where it was known as "I Segugi", and the Scandinavian countries, serialised as "Spårhundarna" in Sweden and "Sporhundene" in Norway and Denmark.

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* [ John M. Burns bio] FFF it_icon;Footnotes

External links

* [ "The Seekers" archives] on Thrilling Adventures!

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