Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (from a realm referred to as Hell) demon, possible magic-user
Occupation: Ruler of his dimension
Group membership: None
Affiliations: Leader of a race of his subjects (Haunts), Bagalia, Satannish
Enemies: Defenders (Dr. Strange, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner), Leticia Mason, Morbius, S.H.I.E.L.D., Simon Stroud
Known Relatives: His subjects may be creations or his offspring
Aliases: Hell Eyes (see comments);
Helleyes' Haunts have been referred to by Helleyes as Souls, and by Leticia Mason as Haunts
Base of Operations: A dimension referred to as Hell,
and its pocket realms;
accessed through Mason Manor, Boston, Massachusetts, USA;
First Appearance: Adventures into Fear#28 (June, 1975)
Powers: Helleyes has superhuman strength and durability. He can apparently create various forms for himself within his realm(s), and can transfer to another body if one is damaged or slain. He is covered with numerous eyes, which are portals to other pocket-dimensions, which lead to still further pocket-dimensions. It is uncertain if these realms are real or imagined. Helleyes claimed that the fourth realm they visited was a Hell of Morbius' own creation.
Helleyes apparently has one eye through which passage of others can injure or even kill them. It has been speculated that this eye is one through which others can see their reflection (i.e. pass through the "I").
Height: Variable Weight: Variable Eyes: Variable Hair: None
The origin of Helleyes and his minions are unrevealed. Helleyes is supreme ruler of his dimension, and his minions may be offspring, creations, etc. His minions have called his realm Hell, and claimed that he seeks to claim the Earth dimension as his own. It is unclear whether Helleyes is a demon or similar entity, or merely an extradimensional form of life. He has referred to himself as god of his realm. If his realm is Hell, it is one of many realms referred to by that name, which may or may not be interconnected. Dr. Strange claimed that Helleyes rules a multitude of "infernal dimensions."
(Advenures into Fear#28-29) - Several years ago, Helleyes' Souls began to appear in Mason Manor, where they were seen by the elderly owner, Leticia Mason, in the night, and thought to be ghosts. When she explained what was happening to her, she was believed to have developed Alzheimer's syndrome, and was taken away to a nursing home. Jennifer Mason, Leticia's daughter moved into the manor herself, but fled after three days. Stories of these occurrences led to the local belief that the manor was haunted, and it remained empty.
The living vampire, Michael Morbius, after narrowly escaping from his hunter, Simon Stroud, recovered from his injuries outside the manor. Upon recovery, he returned to the manor in search of his girlfriend, Martine Bancroft. He followed a woman he thought was she, and ended up passing through the portal into another realm where he saw the woman was actually a cyclopean humanoid, which hypnotized him into passing through her eye into yet another realm, where he was attacked by Helleyes' Souls. After slaying them, one of the Souls, freed from his control, revealed Helleyes plans and nature to Morbius. Morbius then passed into a third realm, where he confronted Helleyes himself. When Helleyes attempted to crush Morbius, he leapt into one of his eyes, ending up in a fourth realm. This realm had an ocean of blood, and the beach contained singing crabs and birds.
Meanwhile, Simon Stroud investigated a possible connection between Morbius and the Manor. After meeting with Leticia Mason, he explored the mansion and ended up having a similar journey to Morbius. Stroud met Morbius in the fourth realm, and agreed to a truce while they explored it. They were confronted by a human-sized form of Helleyes, which Stroud promptly shot and killed. A second human-sized form then appeared and taunted them before being slain by Stroud. Helleyes then appeared at his full height, having lost interest in his two prisoners and deciding that he wanted no part of the realm of Earth. As Helleyes moved to crush the two, Morbius saw his reflection in an eye in Helleyes' hand, and jumped into it, which returned them both to Mason Manor. The portal to the realm of Helleyes was no longer present.
(Defenders II#7) - Sometime later, the Defenders, under a curse of Yandroth which summoned them to combat cryptic "threats," were drawn to confront Helleyes and his Haunts in Tibet. Within a few seconds, the Hulk had knocked out Helleyes with a punch in the eye. His Haunts were defeated equally quickly -- all of this occurred before any explanation of what Helleyes had been up to could be made.
(Legion of Monsters II#2) - Elsa Bloodstone and Werewolf called several demons, notably Satannish, accompanied by the silent Hell Eyes, to seek information on what was plaguing Monster Metropolis. Satannish revealed to them that Hell Eyes could see everything with his eyes viewing portals. Hell Eyes saw Elsa Bloodstone witlessly sell her soul to Satannish for information.
(Avengers Undercover#9) - Helleyes joined the battle against the invading forces of the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. in Bagalia. Hellstorm eventually teleported Helleyes and the others to the surface above Bagalia and trapped the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents underground. Helleyes then joined the battle against S.H.I.E.L.D. agents outside the Helicarrier, while Death Locket used the codes Satannish had extracted from Crenshaw to help Zemo take control over the Helicarrier.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Frank Robbins. The second half of the story was done by Bill Mantlo and Don Heck.
This was one of those nice 1970s stories where you finish it and think, "What was that all about?" I'd be interested in any further explanation anyone might have. Maybe Erik and Kurt will elaborate...or not.
Helleyes received a short entry in the OHotMU A-Z, vol. 5, where his minions were officially dubbed Haunts.
Yep, one-word Helleyes went to two-worded Hell Eyes in Legion of Monsters II#2 (2012), but nice to see him back.
Profile by Snood.
Helleyes/Hell Eyes has no known connections to:
Helleyes' Souls/Haunts serve him and obey his every wish, although some do not agree with his desires. These Haunts can access the realm of Earth. They are approximately four feet tall, have a single, large eye on their foreheads, have sharp teeth, and are covered with fur. Their level of strength and durability is undefined, but it appears to be roughly human.
--Advenures into Fear#28 (28-29
Leticia Mason saw what she thought were ghosts and was sent to a nursing home when she told others of them. Much later, Simon Stroud went to her when he was investigating the would-be hauntings of Mason Manor.
--Advenures into Fear#28 (28-29
Adventures into Fear#28 (June, 1975) - Doug Moench (writer), Frank Robbins (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Adventures into Fear#29 (August, 1975) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Don Heck (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Defenders II#7 (September, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Erik Larsen (writer/penciler), Sal Buscema (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Legion of Monstrs II#2 (January, 2012) - Dennis Hopeless (writer), Juan Doe (art), Alejandro Arbona (editor)
Avengers Undercover#9 (October, 2014) - Dennis Hopeless (writer), Timothy Green II (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Last updated: 09/18/16
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