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Art by Leonard Kirk.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Incredible Hulk vol. 3 #92 (April 2006)
Created byGreg Pak
Carlo Pagulayan
In-story information
Full nameMiek
SpeciesSakaar native
Team affiliationsWarbound
Notable aliasesKing Miek
Queen Miek
Miek the Unhived

Miek is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Miek appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). Originally depicted as a silent CGI character, he is portrayed by Carly Rees and voiced by Stephen Murdoch in the latter film.

Publication history

Miek first appeared in The Incredible Hulk vol. 3 #92 during the "Planet Hulk" storyline, and was created by Greg Pak and Carlo Pagulayan.

Fictional character biography

Miek was a member of planet Sakaar's native race of insectoids. When he was young, local Imperials attacked and killed his father and most of his hive, forcing Miek to flee underground. He was accidentally rescued, as an outcast slave, during Hulk's battle with the Red King. Soon after, the Warbound escaped with Miek secretly leading them to the place where his father was killed. The Warbound then aided him in securing his revenge. Miek and Brood, who have formed a connection due to their insect nature, freed Miek's brothers and added the Warbound to their Hive. Within a short time, he underwent a metamorphosis and evolved into a giant heavily armored "King" version of his race.

Miek located one of the last Queens of his race, at an egg farm at which the Warbound were hiding. Unfortunately for Miek, and his species, the Queen was consumed by a Spike infection and had to be killed.[volume & issue needed] Miek led the Warbound in Hulk's place while Hulk, Hiroim, and Caiera attempted to obtain the allegiance of Caiera and Hiroim's people.[volume & issue needed]

Following the death of Caiera Oldstrong, Miek and the rest of the Warbound accompanied the Hulk back to Earth, where he pledged to aid him in a quest for vengeance against those responsible for the Hulk's forced exile.[1]

On Earth, Miek was one of the most vocal in encouraging the destruction of the planet in revenge for what was done. By the end, it was revealed that Miek knew all along that the Illuminati were not responsible. Red King loyalists had planted a damaged warp core on the Hulk's ship hoping it would kill the Hulk. Miek did not tell the Hulk hoping it would encourage the Hulk to keep destroying. Enraged, the Hulk and No-Name nearly killed Miek.[2] After the Hulk's defeat, Miek was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. in Wonderland and relayed information about the Warbound to help recapture them.[3]

Following the Secret Invasion storyline, Miek was presumably still imprisoned in the Negative Zone supervised by Wonderland's freed inmates.[volume & issue needed]

Chaos War

Miek made a full recovery as he remained locked away in Prison 42 and stayed there until Amatsu-Mikaboshi became the Chaos King and attacked all of reality. As order gave way to chaos, Miek found his freedom along with many other prisoners. He pledged his service to the Chaos King, who sought to destroy everything much like Miek wished Hulk would.[volume & issue needed]

With an army of other former prisoners, Miek attacked Amadeus Cho and Galactus as they attempted to complete a gateway to a pocket universe to save creation. Cho recognized him from the attack on New York but could not reason with him. Miek was unwilling to trust anything Cho said and tried to stop Cho from completing the gateway. Despite Miek initially having the upper hand and nearly killing Cho, an earthquake caused by the fight between Chaos King and Hercules caused him to lose his prey. Amadeus quickly knocked him with the Golden Mace, causing Miek to fly away.[4]

Planet Savage

Miek found that as a result of his exposure to the Chaos King's energies, he had become biologically female. This allowed her to lay clutches of eggs, but the hatchlings could not survive long after birth. Miek found her way to the Savage Land, and in the process of asserting herself there, slaughtered forty-three Sakaarian refugees residing there. She had also grown considerably larger and more powerful through this time. Ka-Zar contacted Hulk regarding the deaths of the Sakaarians, and Hulk assembled his Warbound and headed there directly, despite the grievous injuries he'd sustained from his battle with Zeus. During the Warbound's first night there, the Sakaarian elder had drugged the group, allowing Miek and her insect horde to abduct the Hulk. The elder had agreed with Miek that his people would be spared if he helped Miek obtain the Hulk as a sacrifice.[5]

Miek had attempted to supplant her hatchlings into the bodies of Sakaarians to keep them fed and safe, but that had not worked. When attempting it with the Hulk's unconscious body, the hatchlings thrived. Using exceedingly strong insect chemicals, Miek kept the Hulk drugged and under mind control, while her hatchlings gestated in Hulk's chest, even sending the mind-controlled Hulk against his own Warbound in an attempt to stop them from rescuing his captive. When the Hulk's rage burned off the mind control, Miek tried to convince the Warbound to help them keep her hatchlings alive.[6]

Hulk then tore the infants from her chest and attempted to stomp them, before he set about killing Miek. Skaar then tackled Hulk, smashing his head into the ground, and calling him a "stupid monster". Skaar promised the infant insects that no one would hurt them and that he'd care for them, as he could sympathize with their plight. Miek attempted to drug Skaar, to make him kill his father, only to have another of her arms chopped off by Hulk, who then punched Miek through a volcano and across the Savage Land into a mountain of ice. Hulk chased after and tried to save Miek, but Miek would not let him and fell presumably to her death.[7]

Powers and abilities

As a Sakaaran Native, Miek hatched from an egg in a grub-like larval stage and eventually entered a cocoon-like pupae stage after several months. Six months later, he emerged from his cocoon as an adult Native, with fully formed antennae, six limbs, and postpharyngeal glands used to communicate with other members of their familial hive. Later in life, Miek entered into a second pupae stage and emerged as a Native king, with an armor-like chitinous carapace, longer mandibles, clawed phalanges, and overall greater body mass.[8]

As a gladiator on Sakaar, he developed six-limbed fighting skills, often wielding four weapons at a time to keep his opponents off-balance.[9]

Other versions

Marvel Zombies Return

In the 4th issue of Marvel Zombies Return, when Hulk and the Warbound land on the moon they are met by zombified versions of Giant-Man and the Immortals. There, Miek and No-Name are soon killed and eaten by Giant-Man.[10]

What If?

In other media



Miek appears in Planet Hulk, voiced by Sam Vincent.[12] This version is cowardly yet good-natured and friendly. Additionally, he looks up to the Hulk as a friend. As opposed to his comics counterpart, Miek becomes braver over the course of the film, single-handedly fighting and killing a traitor who was about to kill his friends.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

See also: Miek (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

A female incarnation of Miek appears in media set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This version is initially a larva-like creature and friend of Korg's who uses a robotic exoskeleton equipped with blades.

Video games

Miek appears in Marvel Contest of Champions.[16]

See also


  1. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #4 (2007)
  2. ^ World War Hulk #5 (2007)
  3. ^ World War Hulk Aftersmash: Warbound #1 (2008)
  4. ^ Chaos War #5
  5. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #622
  6. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #623
  7. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #625
  8. ^ Flamini, Anthony & Pak, Greg (w), Calafiore, James (p). Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook, no. 1 (July 19, 2006). Marvel Comics.
  9. ^ Flamini, Anthony & Pak, Greg (w), Calafiore, James (p). Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook, no. 1 (July 19, 2006). Marvel Comics.
  10. ^ Marvel Zombies Return #4 (2009)
  11. ^ "Planet Leader". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 1. Episode 26. July 13, 2014. Disney XD.
  12. ^ Harvey, James (December 25, 2009). "Animated "Planet Hulk" Cast And Crew Details, "Hulk Versus" 2009 Year-End Sales". Marvel Animation Age. Archived from the original on January 10, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  13. ^ Cabin, Chris (October 20, 2016). "'Aquaman': James Wan Teases "Swashbuckling Action" & Indiana Jones Influence". The Hollywood Reporter.
  14. ^ Chanliau, Pierre (March 3, 2021). "Thor 4: Set Photos Reveal Korg's Friend, Miek, Has New Woman Body". The Direct.
  15. ^ Garbutt, Emily (July 8, 2022). "Every Thor: Love and Thunder cameo, listed and explained". Total Film. GamesRadar+. Archived from the original on July 8, 2022. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  16. ^ "Korg". August 21, 2018. Archived from the original on November 24, 2022. Retrieved November 19, 2023.