Chain is a former AIM
agent that went freelance and is now an original member of the Seekers
. Chain along with his other two teammates Grasp
became high-tech bounty hunters after they left AIM. One of their first bounties was Spider Woman
after she helped free the Avengers
from the Vault and was wanted by the government. Chain and the Seekers came into conflict with Spider Woman and Iron Man
but were defeated.
Chain was created by Danny Fingeroth
and Tom Morgan
in 1987 and first appeared in Iron Man # 214.
They also had conflicts with the Human Torch
and the mutant Rusty Collins
when Grasp had a personal vendetta against Johnny Storm. They were hired by the Secret Empire
to provide reinforcements for Midnight
but they were defeated by the combined forces of Spider Man
, Night Thrasher
, Moon Knight
and the Punisher
Chain and the Seekers appear with two new members named Fireball
after Grasp left the group. These four members of the Seekers are hired to capture Venom
so they can synthesize the symbiote and learn more about it. The Seekers find Venom in a fight with Darkhawk
in San Francisco
and capture him. Eddie Brock
is held captive inside a laser cage created by Laserwork while the rest of the Seekers finish off Darkhawk. However Darkhawk would take down Chain, Fireball and Sonic with a wide-angle force blast while Venom manages to escape during the distraction. The Seekers are defeated and fail to complete their mission.
Chain and the rest of the Seekers are later hired as armored muscle by the West Coast Power Brokers involving a transaction of several crystals and millions of dollars. A man named Flynn took mental control of the Metahumes
and brought them to the Reboy Plastics Factory where the transaction was suppose to take place. Flynn tried to take mental control of a man named Carlson who had the money but failed. Carlson planned to double cross Flynn with the help of the Seekers but they are easily defeated by the Metahumes.
Powers & Abilities
Chain's armor provides him the ability of flight and a degree of superhuman strength. The armor suit is also equipped with a blaster gun. His weapon of choice is a chain or shackle that flows with energy. His chain is used for melee and range attacks.