faceRoger Ott's refurbSEYMOUR

Real Name: Seymour (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Astrologer

Affiliations: "Ally" of Hawkeye (Clint Barton);
    supporter of Richard Obadiah Johnston

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "The All-Seeing"

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California

First Appearance: Solo Avengers#10 (September, 1988)  

Powers: Although Seymour possesses no superhuman abilities, he is extremely gifted in the realm of astrology, and can predict events by reading the stars. 

    The reliability of these predictions, however, must be taken with a grain of salt.



History: (Solo Avengers#10) - After pouring over his star charts, Seymour had come to an awesome prediction: at precisely noon of that day, Los Angeles would sink into the sea!

    Seymour quickly phoned the Los Angeles Journal, but his warnings were ignored. Next he tried KLAF radio, but was thrown out on his ear. 

    With only minutes to spare, he ran to the Exposition Center, determined to at least warn the tourists attending the Los Angeles Manufacturers' Exposition.

    The exposition had been invaded by criminals, intent on stealing "the Star of Angels", a valuable trinket. While the Avenger Hawkeye dealt with them, Seymour attempted to warn politician Richard Obadiah Johnston, but was rebuffed. 

    At the conclusion of Hawkeye's fight, one of the criminals fell into a model of Los Angeles, knocking it into a pool of water. 

    Johnston was astonished to see that Seymour's prediction had come true -- Los Angeles had sunk into the sea at noon!

    In the aftermath, Seymour became an instant celebrity, but avoided such "nonsense," instead throwing his support behind Johnston, who he predicted would one day become president.

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco and Mark Bright.main

    "Suddenly Seymour is standing beside you..." Uh, sorry.

    There's potential in Seymour, you know. Why, he'd be perfect for a Zodiac story! Or a Moon Knight story! Or a Moon Knight story that has the Zodiac!

    For the main image, Roger Ott was kind enough to provide a cleaned-up version of the original (a low-res scan of the original is included to the right)

I scanned the page, cropped it down and removed the background elements, traced the figure, added in the missing details, and recolored it.

Profile by Prime Eternal

Clarifications: Seymour should not be confused with:

Richard Obadiah Johnston



    Richard Obadiah Johnston was a politician who attended the Los Angeles Manufacturers Exposition in the hopes that it might aid him in his political career. 

    Although he ignored Seymour's warnings at first, Seymour later predicted that he would one day become president. Johnston felt that probably meant "president of a corporation", but appreciated the support. -Solo Avengers#10




Last updated: 12/19/02

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