The Seeker

Plot

The famous music hall star Madame Nellie Selba seems to be a hard-hearted woman. But this is a front for her secret identity as The Seeker, a mysterious masked woman who helps runaway girls. Her goal is to find her own daughter, who was rendered homeless and turned out on the streets while Nellie was looking for work. When she finally traces her daughter, she discovers she has fallen foul of a racket that sells homeless children into slavery.

Notes

  • Artist: Douglas Perry

Appeared

  • The Seeker –  Bunty: #2014 (17 August 1996) – #2051 (3 May 1997)

8 thoughts on “The Seeker

  1. The Seeker started in issue 2014 (Aug. 17 1996), quite a bit earlier than you were assuming, Briony. My missing issue numbers are 2018, 2023, 2031, 2033 and 2036, but don’t worry about it as I can easily write a three-line summary from the 33 issues that I do have from this 38-episode serial.

  2. You may not be aware of this, Briony, but the name Madame Nellie Selba is a borrowing and adaptation of the name of soprano Dame Nellie Melba, a very famous Australian recording star in the early years of the twentieth century. I have records by her, all 78s (=78 revolutions per minute), that I brought to mine, along with many others, from the family home in Lancaster after my younger brother died several years ago. I still haven’t listened to them although I did buy a new record player to play them on. For anyone who isn’t aware of the fact, 78rpm records would almost certainly break if you dropped them!! The 45rpm records that replaced the 78s at some point in the 50s were essentially unbreakable, although if you were so minded, you could apply heat to them uniformly, boiling water for example, and turn them into plant pots or ash trays. A goodly number of pop songs from that era deserved such treament. Not my beloved Everly Brothers though.

    1. Isn’t Dame Melba the one who’s got a dessert named after her?

      Yes, it would not be hard to see the similarity of names. They could have picked something more removed from Melba.

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