- The Seekers (comics)
"The Seekers" is a British
comic stripdrawn by John M. Burns, written by Les Lilley, succeeded by Phillip Douglasand 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.
"The Seekers" began publication on
May 2, 1966in "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=http://lambiek.net/artists/b/burns_jm.htm] 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 Italywhere it was known as "I Segugi", and the Scandinavian countries, serialised as "Spårhundarna" in Swedenand "Sporhundene" in Norwayand Denmark.
* [http://homepage.mac.com/johan.blixt/seekers.html "The Seekers - Spårhundarna] sv_icon
* [http://www.lfb.it/fff/fumetto/aut/b/burns.htm John M. Burns bio] FFF it_icon;Footnotes
* [http://www.thrillmer.com/archives/seekers/index.php "The Seekers" archives] on Thrilling Adventures!
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