Real Name: Jaard (See Comments)

Identity/Class: Offshoot of Humanity (possibly an Eternal, See Comments)

Occupation: Would-be savior

Affiliations: Jaard, Lara, and an unnamed leader (society); would-be ally of the "Legion of Monsters" (Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze, Man-Thing, Morbius, Werewolf [Jack Russell])

Enemies: Unnamed extra-terrestrial race; Morbius, Werewolf

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: He Who Was Lost And Is Found

Base of Operations: Formerly an unnamed mountain on Earth and in space

First Appearance: Marvel Premiere#28 (February, 1976)

Powers: Starseed has unspecified energy manipulation powers.  He could project visual images of his memories, as well as temporarily affect physical changes in others.  The remainder and extent of his powers are unknown.

Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 378 lbs.
Eyes: Gold, formerly brown
Hair: Gold, formerly brown

History: (Marvel Premiere#28 (fb) ) - During a primitive era of man, around the age of the Neanderthals, a group of more intelligent, peaceful people built their own society on an unnamed mountain.  This society developed into an age comparable to that of the Roman empire, many hundreds of thousands of years before the rest of the world.

One day an alien starship landed.  The society attempted to communicate peacefully with the aliens, but the aliens slew their leaders, and uprooted their mountain, taking it with them.  Many members of the society were hidden in caves deep within the mountain, and traveled into space along with it.  Eventually, they overcame the aliens, and using their far-advanced technology, guided the mountain back to their home planet, Earth.  The journey was long and by the time the mountain returned, only one member was still alive: the one called Starseed.

(Marvel Premiere#28) - In the modern era, the "space mountain" returned to Earth, landing in Los Angeles, and causing a series of destructive shock-waves when it landed.  In some manner, the mountain manifested itself at more than one site at the same time.  Ghost Rider, Morbius, and Werewolf were all in L.A. at the time and investigated.  The Man-Thing was home in his swamp in Citrusville, Florida, but he, too, saw the mountain and went to investigate.  

Starseed greeted the four and explained his past.  Unfortunately, both Morbius and the Werewolf were both in search of a meal, and attacked Starseed.  Ghost Rider helped keep Morbius away from Starseed, and the Man-Thing moved in to help, as well.  However, Starseed (having nearly had his throat ripped out by the Werewolf) was terrified, and, as a result, he was badly burnt by the Man-Thing.  Starseed, mortally wounded, briefly returned all four to their original human forms, but could not maintain the change, and passed away.

Comments: Created by and Bill Mantlo and Frank Robbins.

Starseed, before his abduction and transformation by aliens, may be Jaard, the middle character depicted to the left.

In Starseed's entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update#2 it was revealed that it was indeed Jaard.

Another secret, advanced society back in pre-history…

According to Carycomix, "They were most likely some kind of proto-Eternals."

The Legion of Monsters were the feature for that issue of Marvel Spotlight, but the group has never gone by that name, nor have they united since.  Three of the four (sans Man-Thing) were teamed together in the Midnight Sons.




Clarifications: Starseed should not be confused with:

Marvel Premiere#28 (February, 1976) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Frank Robbins (pencils), Steve Gan (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)

Last Updated: 02/09/04


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