art by Val Mayerik from Fear #19
|First appearance||Fear #19 (Dec 1973)|
|Created by||Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik|
|Partnerships||Dakimh the Enchanter, Jennifer Kale, Man-Thing, Howard the Duck|
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Korrek is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Korrek first appeared in Fear #19 (December 1973), and was created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik.
The character subsequently appears in Man-Thing #1 (January 1974), Giant-Size Man-Thing #3 (January 1975), and Howard the Duck #22-24 (March-May 1978).
Korrek received an entry in the Marvel Legacy: The 1970s Handbook #1 (2006).
Fictional character biography
Korrek is a young warrior king of the extra-dimensional barbarian land of Katharta, and became the companion of the sorcerers Dakimh and Jennifer Kale.
Korrek and his warriors began to cross into other dimensions, due to a disturbance in various dimensions caused by a series of activities within the Man-Thing's Citrusville swamp and exacerbated by the demonic Thog.[volume & issue needed] Korrek emerged in a jar of peanut butter, partially consumed by Andy Kale, spread with a knife that became his sword.[volume & issue needed] Korrek encountered Jennifer Kale and the Man-Thing, and was transported to Earth when the dimensional imbalance grew stronger.[volume & issue needed] He joined with the Man-Thing, as well as Howard the Duck who was also brought to Earth due to the imbalance.[volume & issue needed] The odd trio was assaulted by a warrior force sent by the Congress of Realities until Dakimh the Enchanter banished the Congress.[volume & issue needed] Dakimh transported the trio to his castle where they were joined by Jennifer Kale.[volume & issue needed] The group traveled to Therea to prevent Thog and the Congress from overtaking that realm, and the Man-Thing was able to temporarily destroy Thog.
Korrek then returned to Katharta.[volume & issue needed] Upon his return, he found that his father the king had been slain, and that a sorcerer named Klonus had taken over.[volume & issue needed] Klonus enslaved Korrek for a year, until Dakimh sent the Man-Thing to rescue him.[volume & issue needed] Dakimh, Jennifer, and the Man-Thing helped Korrek overthrow Klonus, though Dakimh was slain by Klonus during the battle.[volume & issue needed]
Korrek continued to be an ally to Jennifer Kale, the Man-Thing, and Howard the Duck on future adventures with them.[volume & issue needed]
Powers and abilities
Korrek carries a sword that projects mystical fire.
- Man-Thing (vol. 1) #1 (Jan. 1974)
- Korrek at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
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