In 1670, they left for the land who would become Starkesboro, New England to escape persecutions like the Puritans did. Centuries ago, the community became fisherfolk, who found a serpent-twined, inverted cross. From that moment, the people changed, becoming reptilian, serving and worshiping Sligguth. Sligguth selected one priestess among the folk, who would be the only one to remain human.
- Appearing in Marvel Premiere, the people of the New England coastal city of Starkesboro, humans turned into Serpent-Men of Sligguth, son of the Elder God Set, are considered to be inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's Deep Ones, the amphibian-featured inhabitants of Innsmouth.
- It is unknown whether Caleb Starke was among his community when they became servants of Sligguth (as pictured in Marvel Premiere #5), nor what beliefs the persecuted pilgrims had before.
- 4 People of Starkesboro (Earth-616) Members
- 3 Appearances of People of Starkesboro (Earth-616)
- 1 Minor Appearances of People of Starkesboro (Earth-616)
- Media People of Starkesboro (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 1 Images that include People of Starkesboro (Earth-616)
- Organization Gallery: People of Starkesboro (Earth-616)
Links and References
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #11; Appendix, Serpent-Men's entry
- Marvel Premiere #6
- Marvel Premiere #5
- Marvel Premiere #4
- Marvel Comics in the 1970s: An Issue-by-Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon, 2011, Pierre Comtois, quoted in "Lovecraft, Lee and the Elder Gods: Who will win?" by Gredogtales, march 16, 2017