Issue(s): Inhumans #11
It is called the Pursuer.
The Pursuer is defeated with exterminator fumes.
If that's not enough for this to qualify as the greatest Inhumans issue (maybe because you're still reveling in the awesomeness of the "kaptroids" from issue #2), how about Gorgon attending a rock-jazz fusion concert at Madison Square Garden and destroying the venue by tapping his feet?
The Marvel Appendix suggests that the Pursuer may have been an influence on Grant Morrison when creating his Marvel Boy, who had cockroach DNA (they also push their Cockroach Conspiracy theory). The Pursuer will appear again briefly next issue, but his continued story is cut short by the series' cancellation. The Pursuer template (non-cockroach variety) will be used again.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: The Inhuman Royal Family return from space this issue. Inhumans #12 takes place before Captain Marvel #53, so i've pushed this back in publication time. At the end of the arc the Royal Family are incognito on the streets of New York.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Masterworks: The Inhumans vol. 2
A cockroach transformed into a super-powered Kree agent is so insanely over the top that it actually sort of works. I'm surprised no one has ever brought this guy back. Maybe he should show up in the current Ant-Man series to harass Scott Lang.
Posted by: Ben Herman | December 27, 2015 12:45 PM
Well we've seen another Pursuer but not the cockroach one.
Posted by: Michael | December 27, 2015 12:48 PM
Yes, I remember a Pursuer who was actually a Kree showing up during that sprawling "Operation: Galactic Storm" crossover. But I think it would be more interesting to bring back the cockroach.
Posted by: Ben Herman | December 27, 2015 9:33 PM
A return of the Cockroach Pursuer? You can count me in! Gotta love the way his antennae come out of his nose!
Posted by: Holt | February 28, 2018 7:36 PM
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