Real Name: N'Kantu

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Law enforcement (Monster Metropolis), adventurer,
    former wanderer; former warrior and chieftain, later slave

Group Membership: Legion of Monsters (Manphibian, Morbius, Jack Russell (Werewolf));
S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Howling Commandos unit (Abominable Snowman, Bradley Beemer, Brother Voodoo, Clone of Frankenstein, Glob/Joe Timms, Gorilla Man/Ken Hale, Groot, Hellstorm, It the Living Colossus, Lilith, Joshua Pryce, Clay Quartermain, Sasquatch/Walter Langkowski, Vampire by Night, Warwolf/Vince Marcus, Zombie"John Doe", many others);
formerly Frightful Four (Frankenstein's Monster, Marcus the Centaur, Xzax) (see comments)
  former member of the the Shock Troop (Blazing Skull, Dr. Druid, Shadowoman)
  former ruler of the

Affiliations: Adam (Frankenstein monster), Anubis, Asp (Richard Harper), Battlestar, Black Crow, Elsa and Ulysses Bloodstone, Janice Carr, Coldblood, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deadpool (Jack/"Wade Wilson"), Diamondback (Rachel Leighton), Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Gladiatrix, Gamal Hassan, Invisible Man, Lightbright, Man-Thing, Alicia Masters, Ron McAllister, Racha Meyer, Network, Miles Olddan, Prodigy (Gilmore), Quasar, Secret Avengers (Black Panther/T'Challa, Luke Cage, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Cloak/Tyrone Johnson, Dagger/Tandy Bowen, Daredevil/Danny Rand, Falcon/Sam Wilson, Hawkeye/Kate Bishop, Hercules/Heracles, Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Hulkling/Teddy Altman, Invisible Woman/Sue Richards, Patriot/Eli Bradley, Punisher/Frank Castle, Red Hulk, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Vision/"Victor Shade", Wiccan/William Kaplan), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Phil Coulson, Agent Warrick, others), Shiklah, Shroud, Lucien Sinclair, Dr. Alexei Skarab, Solo, Sons of the Serpent, Speedball, Lillian Templeworth, the Thing (Ben Grimm), Typeface, Zephyr

Enemies: Achmed, Antibody, pharaoh Aram-Set, Cult of the Living Pharaoh, Dimensional Man, Doc Samson (displaced spirit), Dormammu, Elektra (Elektra Natchios), Elementals (Hellfire, Hydron, Magnum), Hassam, Khet, Living Pharaoh (Abdol), Merlin, high priest Nephrus, Presence, Pro-Registration forces (Arana, Bishop, Black Widow, Doc Samson, Iron Man (Stark), Ms. Marvel (Danvers), Mr. Fantastic, Nighthawk, Sabra, Sentry (Reynolds), She-Hulk, S.H.I.E.L.D., Stature, Thunderbolts (Blizzard, Bullseye, Fixer, Lady Deathstrike, Radioactive Man, Songbird, Taskmaster, Venom), Tigra, Wasp, Wonder Man, and others), Quagmire, Rakses, the Rose (name  unrevealed)

Known Relatives: T'Chombi (father, deceased), V'Leema (wife, deceased)

Aliases: The Mummy, "Captain Ace Bandages" (Elsa Bloodstone's nickname for him)

Base of Operations: Mobile; also Monster Metropolis (New York, USA);
    formerly Area 13, Pine Barrens, New Jersey;
    formerly mobile throughout the deserts of Egypt and Africa;
    formerly the Gaza Strip, Egypt;
    formerly the village nation of the Swarili tribe, Northern (Sub-Saharan) Africa, (@ circa 1050 BC)

First Appearance: Supernatural Thrillers#5 (August, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: The Living Mummy has superhuman strength (Class 10) and durability. He is highly resistant to many forms of attack, as his skin in almost rock-hard in consistency. His primary vulnerability is to fire, which can consume his desiccated form. His blood has been replaced with some sort of energy-conferring preservative fluid that has allowed him to exist for over 3000 years. His agility is sub-normal, and while he generally moves slowly, his reaction time is normal. He can go extended periods (millennia) without food or water, and he is likely immune or resistant to the effects of disease and/or aging.

    He can detect certain forms of energy, and is especially attuned to the energies of Nephrus, such that he can even recognize any of his descendents on sight alone.

    He can only speak with great difficulty and discomfort due to the dryness of his mouth and throat, and (at least until recently) he only spoke ancient versions of Swarili and Egyptian anyway. In Bloodstone he began speaking English for the first time, and subsequent tales have shown he has now fully grasped the English language.

   The Mummy has been known to wield a magical Ankh staff, which can fire energy blasts or turn guns into serpents.

Height: 7'6"
Weight: 650 lbs.   
Eyes: Brown   
: None (formerly black)

Features: N'Kantu is wrapped from head to toe in papyrus, a type of wrapping cloth/paper. Beneath the paper, his form is visible desiccated and takes on the contours of his skeleton.

History: N'Kantu was born over three thousand years ago, the son of T'Chombi, chieftain of the now extinct Swarili tribe in Northern Africa.

(Supernatural Thrillers#10 (fb)) - At age 21, N'Kantu underwent the Test of the Lion, proving himself as a warrior by slaying a fully grown lion, using only a knife. By succeeding in this respect, N'Kantu earned the right to one day lead the Swarili.

(Supernatural Thrillers#10 (fb) - BTS) - Seven months later, T'Chombi died in his sleep, and N'Kantu became chief of the Swarili (see comments).

(Supernatural Thrillers#14 (fb)) - Returning from a hunt, N'Kantu found that his village had been ransacked and the entire tribe of Swarili rounded up by Em-Nakdes (Egyptian slavers) as future slaves. Infuriated, N'Kantu rushed to his people's rescue, but he eventually fell before the greater numbers of the Egyptians, and he was captured as well.

(Supernatural Thrillers#5 (fb) - N'Kantu and the Swarili were taken to Egypt, where they were put to work, building monuments to Pharaoh Aram-Set (Aramenisu)

(Legion of Monsters: Satana#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Swarili eventually lost touch with their own gods, such as the Great Lion, and came to worship the gods worshipped by the Egyptians.

(Supernatural Thrillers#5 (fb) - As the strongest, and most dangerous, N'Kantu was worked the hardest, though they never broke his spirit. At night he and his people plotted rebellion, but eventually Aram-Set and his priest, Nephrus, learned of this.

(Supernatural Thrillers#5 (fb) <1047 BC> - At the completion of the monument, the Egyptians marched their slaves into the dungeons in preparation of a mass execution. However, N'Kantu led them to revolt at this time, slaughtering their would-be executioners. Approaching the palace, N'Kantu slew Aram-Set with his spear, and then approached Nephrus. The priest was ready for him, and he sprayed N'Kantu in the face with a liquid that paralyzed him. Thus paralyzed, N'Kantu was strapped to an X-shaped altar, bound in papyrus wrappings, and his blood drained and replaced with a special preservative fluid. Nephrus used his dark magic to turn N'Kantu into Ba'ka Mumiya, a Living Mummy.
    N'Kantu, conscious throughout it all, was placed inside a casket, just seconds before Aram-Set's castle collapsed, crushing all within, including Nephrus.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#6 (fb) - BTS) - In the modern era, the paralyzing fluid finally wore off and N'Kantu regained mobility. Totally insane from being held in immobility and darkness for 3 millennia, he dug himself free and went on a rampage.

(Supernatural Thrillers#5) - N'Kantu headed towards Cairo, assaulting everything he saw or came upon. In Cairo, he spied Dr. Alexi Skarab, descendent of Nephrus, and began following him. Exhausted, N'Kantu collapsed in Skarab's room, but when Skarab tried to put him out of his misery, the gunfire served only to revive him once again. N'Kantu pleaded to Skarab, believing him to be Nephrus, to cure him. Skarab fled, and N'Kantu went after him, but was assaulted by policemen armed with tear gas, handguns, etc. Maddened by pain, N'Kantu ripped down a telephone pole and was electrocuted when the loose wires hit the water puddle in which he was standing.

(Supernatural Thrillers#7) - N'Kantu's seemingly lifeless body was transported to a New York museum, where he awakened once again, broke free, and rampaged through the streets of Manhattan. Beginning to regain his memories, N'Kantu remained confused, and soon encountered and fought against the New York Police Department. Fleeing from a hail of gunfire, N'Kantu rushed into an alley, from which he mysteriously vanished when he was teleported away by the Elementals.

(Supernatural Thrillers#8) - Seeking an agent on Earth to recover the Ruby Scarab so that it could not be used against them again, the Elementals transported N'Kantu to their extra-dimensional realm. After some struggle, Zephyr took control of him, and they sent him to Egypt to accomplish their goal.

(Supernatural Thrillers#9) - Though he resisted orders to kill an Egyptian who crossed his path, N'Kantu continued his search for the Ruby Scarab, which had been discovered by Ahmet Abdol, the Living Pharaoh. Abdol discovered the Mummy's invasion of his base, and sent men and a series of traps against him. N'Kantu managed to confront him, but as they struggled, the Ruby Scarab was stolen by a third party, a thief named Dan Harper, aka the Asp.

(Supernatural Thrillers#10) - N'Kantu came across a struggle between Israeli soldier Racha Meyer and Achmed and Hassam, a pair of soldiers armed with a tank. Taking the side of the underdog, N'Kantu shielded Racha's body from their .50 caliber machine gun, allowing her to get close enough to the tank to hurl a grenade into it's center, killing its passengers (Why they had the lid open, and why they didn't use their tank's heavier artillery were not made clear).

(Supernatural Thrillers#11) - N'Kantu tracked down the Asp and his partner, Miles Olddan, but they escaped after throwing a lantern on him, setting him on fire. Zephyr, coming to Earth to expedite his mission, healed N'Kantu, and led him to force the Asp to steal back the Ruby, after he'd sold it to Dr. Skarab. However, Skarab revealed the Elementals plan for the Ruby and convinced the Asp and N'Kantu to turn against them. Unfortunately, when they returned to Olddan and Zephyr, they found them prisoners of the other three Elementals--Hellfire, Hydron, and Magnum--who had declared Zephyr a failure and a traitor, and demanded the Ruby Scarab at their cost of their hostages lives.

(Supernatural Thrillers#12) - The Asp led an assault on the Elementals and N'Kantu followed suit, but Asp was captured and N'Kantu was forced to flee alongside Olddan, Skarab, and his two student assistants, Janice Carr and Ron McAllister. Ron led the Mummy on a quest to search for documents that might explain how to access the power of the Ruby Scarab. N'Kantu protected Ron from gunfire on multiple occasions, and Ron saved the Mummy from a flame-thrower, though both the documents and Ron's hands were badly burnt in the process.

(Supernatural Thrillers#13) - N'Kantu and Ron fought their way back to the room in which Skarab and they were hiding, and the whole group hid out for a few weeks, which Ron's hands healed and Skarab tried unsuccessfully to tap into the Ruby Scarab. When the Elementals split up to conquer all of Egypt, Ron and N'Kantu went out, confronted Hydron, and succeeded in wounding him and freeing and fleeing with Zephyr and the Asp.

(Supernatural Thrillers#14) - N'Kantu and Zephyr shared their lives experiences, and then N'Kantu fought off people serving the Elementals, allowing Skarab to finally learn the secrets of the Ruby. They were then confronted by the Elementals.

(Supernatural Thrillers#15) - N'Kantu and the others fought the Elementals until they succeeded in stealing the Ruby from Dr. Skarab. However, Skarab accessed its powers from a distance and transported his allies, the Elementals, and ally of Cairo into a dimensional nexus point. There, it was N'Kantu who discovered that the Ruby Scarab's powers were now accessible to all, and Dr. Skarab led the others into using the power to cast the three evil Elementals into the vortex at the heart of the nexus. After this, the Scarab's power transported Cairo and the rest of them back to Egypt.

(Bloodstone#3 (fb) - BTS) - N'Kantu encountered and befriended Ulysses Bloodstone, joining him for an adventure or three.

(Contest of Champions#1-3) - N'Kantu was one amongst a legion of heroes plucked from the Earth into a spacecraft for the Contest of Champions held by the Elder of the Universe the Grandmaster and the living embodiment of Death. Although groups of heroes were pitted against each other during the contest, the Living Mummy was not one of the heroes selected to participate.

BTS - Along with the other heroes, N'Kantu was returned to Earth.

(Marvel Two-In-One#95) - Gamal Hassan, another descendent of Nephrus, used the Crown of Hathor to enslave Alicia Masters, turning her into the Bride of Nephrus. As they traveled through Egypt in search of the Spirit Gem of Nephrus, N'Kantu sensed their presence and began following them. Confronted by N'Kantu, Hassan fled and grabbed the Spirit Gem, hoping to use its power. Instead, Nephrus was reincarnated in Hassan, forcing his mind out of his body.

    N'Kantu confronted Hassan/Nephrus, who easily cast him aside. However, when Lillian Templeworth, an Egyptologist helping the Thing to locate Alicia, used a mirror to turn Nephrus' blasts back on him, he was weakened sufficiently for N'Kantu to assault him. Eventually Nephrus regained his composure and drove off both N'Kantu and the Thing, but then Templeworth, having freed Alicia from Nephrus' control, showed her how to use the Crown of Hathor. Using it, Alicia blasted the Spirit Gem from off of Hassan's chest, and then his form aged rapidly, taking on 3,000 years worth of age from Nephrus, and it crumbled into dust, leaving both ancestor and descendant dead.

    N'Kantu wandered back out into the desert.

(Captain America#361 (fb) - BTS) - N'Kantu located one of the Bloodgem fragments, hoping that it might restore his humanity.

(Captain America#361) - When Captain America and Diamondback fell into a pit, part of a trap set for those searching for the Bloodgems, N'Kantu found the unconscious Diamondback and treated her wounds. Mistaking his intentions, Captain America attacked the Mummy--with little success--until Cap saw that N'Kantu had applied healing herbs to Diamondback's injured shoulder. Calling a truce, Cap managed to explain their quest to N'Kantu, convincing him to give him his Bloodgem fragment, with the promise that he would return that one and the other five fragments if they did prove to have restorative powers.

N'Kantu told them that he would spend the rest of his immortal life hunting them if they were lying. Cap told him they'd be back.

(Captain America I#363 (BTS))- Captain America stopped briefly in Egypt to tell the Living Mummy that all the fragments of the Bloodstone had been lost.

BTS--The Living Mummy joined the group of occult guardians, the Shock Troop.

(Quasar I#46 [BTS]) - Dr. Druid sensed a psychic disturbance by "occult entities." He and the Shock Troop, along with the Living Mummy, went to investigate.

(Quasar I#45, 46) - Alongside the Shock Troop, the Living Mummy aided the Protector of the Universe, Quasar, against the entities known as Antibodies, who had been Darkforce-tainted by exposure to the also extra-dimensional Quagmire..

BTS - The Shock Troop disbanded, going their separate ways.

(Bloodstone#2, 3) - A pair of Egyptian would-be sorcerers reanimated the ancient necromancer Rakses, would have been mummified some millennia ago. Rakses led an army of the dead and revived a Demon of the Sands. N'Kantu joined forces with Elsa Bloodstone, the daughter of his old ally, who had inherited a fragment of the Bloodgem. She had N'Kantu distract Rakses, while she snagged the Orb of Ra from him, which she then used to banish his army of the dead. Still having power, Rakses tried to trap her in the pyramid while he fled, but Adam (the Frankenstein monster) decapitated him with a swing of his shovel, and Rakses crumbled to dust.

    Elsa broke out of the pyramid and left with Adam, while N'Kantu stayed behind to guard the Orb of Ra.
As she left, Elsa asked him what the living death was like, and he responded, "Like life, only colder."

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#1 (fb)-BTS) - At some point, N'Kantu was recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Howling Commandos unit of "monster" operatives.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#1) - N'Kantu was among the active Commandos who infiltrated the base of a doomsday cult using weaponry provided by the Lords of the Living Lightning. After defeating the cult, they returned to Area 13.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#2) - N'Kantu and Vampire by Night (Nina Price) argued about who was really responsible for Merlin's having escaped the Warehouse, a base of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s that housed mystical items.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#4) - When Merlin sent his mystical creatures to attack Area 13, N'Kantu was among the Commandos to jump into action.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#5) - While battling Merlin's creatures, the Commandos realized that the dimensional portal that brought them to Area 13 was still open, and they jumped through it, quickly followed by a group of stampeding giant monsters that they had released from their cells. As the Commandos regrouped, they were joined by one of the giant monsters, Groot, and proceed towards Merlin's base.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#6) - N'Kantu and the others were joined by several dozen other Commando operatives, and launched an assault on Merlin's forces.

(Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1) - N'Kantu rebelled because he saw his service with the Howling Commandos as slavery. He was eventually recaptured when the Superhuman Registration Act was passed.

(Civil War: Front Line#5/2) - After his arrest N'Kantu was brought to the Negative Zone prison 42. N'Kantu was transported to his cell alongside Speedball, Typeface and Coldblood.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#535) - When Iron Man and Spider-Man visited the prison, Living Mummy was seen in a cell. He was bound to a steel bed and kept above a fire to restrain him.

(Civil War#6) - Living Mummy was freed from his cell in the Negative Zone prison 42 and joined Captain America's team to oppose Iron Man's Pro-Registration forces.

(Civil War#7 - BTS) - Living Mummy participated in the end fight between the anti- and pro-registration heroes in New York City.

(Marvel Tarot#1 - BTS) - The First Tarot showed Ian McNee the Living Mummy as the Hermet card. McNee noted that being buried alive for 3,000 years would've been an unimaginable isolation but since he fought alongside the heroes against the registration act his isolation had come to an end.

(Legion of Monsters: Satana#1 (fb) - BTS) - Returning to Egypt, N'Kantu recovered the Orb of Ra.

(Legion of Monsters: Satana#1) - N'Kantu summoned the spirit of Nephrus, hoping to force Nephrus to either restore him to full life or to allow him to die. Nephrus was unable to do so, and Anubis appeared in response to a soul being drawn from his realm. Anubis' familiar, Khet, tried and failed to retake the Orb of Ra by force. Anubis ultimately offered to allow N'Kantu to die, but only after N'Kantu served as his agent, killing others and giving their souls to Anubis. Given the choice of who it was that he would kill, N'Kantu agreed to this offer.

(Deadpool Team-Up#894) - In Monster Metropolis, Russell, the Living Mummy and Man-Thing passed the unmasked Deadpool, oblivious to his presence.

(Legion of Monsters II#1) - In Monster Metropolis, Jack Russell the Werewolf and the Living Mummy tried to arrest the Dimensional Man, but had to be aided by Morbius and Manphibian. Elsa Bloodstone suddenly teleported into the underground city with a dead monster and was taken into custody. It was soon revealed that the dead monster had been corrupted by a powerful force.

(Legion of Monsters II#2) - Bloodstone and the Legion of Monsters continued handling the mad monsters as Morbius struggled to contain Dimensional Man in his electrical prison.

(Legion of Monsters II#3) - As Morbius stayed behind, Elsa and the others went on a mission, seeking out the Son of Satan, who was researching books when a demonic entity possessed the Mummy. Son of Satan hit Mummy with a blast to free him, leaving Mummy as a smoldering pile of ash.

(Legion of Monsters II#4) - Mummy's ashes were returned to the city, and he started to regenerate.

(Hulk III#52 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Strange placed enchantments on N'Kantu's flesh, which he hoped would be able to restrain what was haunting Red Hulk.

(Hulk III#52) - N'Kantu helped Red Hulk in Monster Metropolis, guided by Dr. Strange, when he was possessed by the the malevolent spirit of Doc Samson, briefly containing the gamma-hungry spirit in his form.

(Morbius: The Living Vampire II#8) - N'Kantu joined fellow Legion Monsters members to evacuate Brownsville so that Morbius could directly confront the new Rose and his makeshift Ultimate Nullifier.

(Daredevil III#33 (fb) - BTS) - In possession of the Darkhold, the Legion of Monsters sought out the book's missing pages from socerer Lucien Sinclair.

(Daredevil III#32) - In Stone Hills, Kentucky, the Legion of Monsters (Werewolf, Satana, Frankenstein's Monster, Mummy) were attacked by a lynch mob who were hunting down two black men. The monsters fought back and were soon joined in the fight by Daredevil, who ended up shot.

(Daredevil III#33) - The monsters got Daredevil to safety, and Mummy used his bandages to close Daredevil's wounds while Satana cast a spell to expedite his healing. Daredevil informed them that he was seeking to get the Darkhold from the Sons of the Serpent, and they realized Sinclair was working with the Sons. They stormed Sinclair's stronghold, fighting through illusions of serpents, but the building burned down, and Daredevil claimed the missing pages had been burned away.

(Thunderbolts Annual II#1) - Mummy and Frankenstein's monster were with Elsa at Bloodstone Manor in Massachussetts when Elektra and Deadpool attacked, seeking intel. Mummy restrained Elektra in his bandages, causing her to suffer extreme coldness, while the monster grabbed Deadpool. They confined the duo, who later escaped.

(Deadpool: the Gauntlet Infinite Comic I#8) - Mummy was recruited by Dracula to be part of the new Frightful Four, along with Frankenstein's Monster, Xzax, and Marcus the Centaur (who was also a werewolf and bonded with a symbiote).

(Deadpool: the Gauntlet Infinite Comic I#9) - The Frightful Four sought out Deadpool, who immediately hit them with a series of explosives.

(Deadpool: the Gauntlet Infinite Comic I#10) - In the following fight, the Mummy used an ankh staff to change one of Deadpool's guns into a snake, then he fired a blast from the staff. Mummy summoned the powers of his ancestors in a mighty blast meant to kill Deadpool, but the mercenary quickly recovered and set Mummy on fire. Mummy ran down the road screaming until Deadpool hit him with a fire hose, breaking him into pieces.

(S.H.I.E.L.D. III#6) - Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. brought in a group of the Howling Commandos (Mummy, Zombie/Simon Garth, Frankenstein's Monster, Man-Thing), recruiting them specifically for their lack of brain power. ESPer agents planted the suggestion to fight for S.H.I.E.L.D. into the monsters brains, and they protected a portal into the Dark Dimension from agents infected by Dormammu's mindless plague. The monsters ended up pulled into the Dark Dimension, where they attacked Dormammu directly. When they were trapped there, Agent Warrick of S.H.I.E.L.D. worked to bring them back to Earth. (Deadpool IV#14) - Mummy saw Deadpool in the Monster Metropolis.

(Deadpool IV#28) - As Shiklah declared war on the surface world, Mummy discussed circumstances with the Invisible Man, Marcus, Werewolf, and Frankenstein's Monster.

(Spider-Man/Deadpool I#15) - Mummy stood with Frankenstein's Monster, Marcus, Man-Thing, and Shiklah in defending Monster Metropolis. (Deadpool IV#29) - Mummy and the others joined the ghost of Benjamin Franklin in fighting against vampires loyal to Dracula, seeking to aid Shiklah in her mission to protect Monster Metropolis. During the fight, Mummy wore wristbands that fired energy blasts at his foes. With the help of Spider-Man and the Mercs for Money, Dracula was defeated, and the monsters agreed to hold elections, with Werewolf suggesting that Invisible Man act as their representative in the meantime.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber and Rich Buckler.

No, it's NOT supposed to be Swahili. The Swarili are a tribe created by Steve Gerber. Per Legion of Monsters: Satana#1, the Swarili tribe existed in Sub-Saharan Africa between the 15th and 21st Dynasties of Ancient Egypt (1552 BC - 1040 BC). Further Aram-Set's reign was defined as 1051 BC to 1047 BC, meaning he died in 1047 BC, which establishes 1047 BC as the date in which N'Kantu was mummified.

    In Supernatural Thrillers#10, T'Chombi is said to have died. In Supernatural Thrillers#14, he is shown being taken aboard the Egyptian ship with the rest of the Swarili.

    Supernatural Thrillers#6 is 100% Mummy-free, after which the series was cancelled. However, it was brought back in June, 1974, featuring the Mummy once again, and ran bi-monthly until#15. Only numbers 5 & 7 were written by Gerber, with Val Mayerik taking over as artist in#7. With#8, Tony Isabella joined with Val, sharing the reins until #13, and then the last two issues were wrapped up with#14 and 15 by Val working with John Warner.

The Living Mummy might have been a good character to have been active in the pre-modern era (esp. with his past history with Ulysses Bloodstone), but there are a few problems.

The Bloodgem fragments fell into a volcano, I think, at the conclusion of the Bloodstone hunt. I don't recall Cap ever getting back to N'Kantu. I'd like to see the Mummy track him down, seeking vengeance. Anyone know the Swarili word for "Liar" ?

I would love to see the adventures of N'Kantu and Ulysses Bloodstone recounted.

Brazilian Marvel tales! "Frankenstein" started off as a simple translation of the Marvel comic book, but the last issues were all-Brazilian, with stories by Ruben Francisco Lucchetti and drawings by José Menezes, Mário Lima and Júlio Shimamoto. "A Múmia Viva" ("The Living Mummy" from the "Supernatural Thrillers" title) started having Brazilian stories with #6, again written by R.F. Lucchetti and drawn by José Menezes, Mário Lima and Shimamoto. "Lobisomem" (i.e. "Werewolf by Night") also published stories by Shimamoto and by Flávio Colin..."
--Mike Feldman
   Expansion on the above. Capitão Mistério Apresenta (Captain Mystery Presents) was the header for a string of reprint horror titles published by Brazilian publisher Bloch (named for company founder Adolpho Bloch). The company gained the rights to reprint Marvel stories in 1975, and had Capitão Mistério Apresenta titles covering Frankenstein's Monster, Tomb of Dracula, Living Mummy and Werewolf by Night, among others. However, Bloch also began including new stories produced by Brazilian writers and artists for these characters; in part because of this, Marvel terminated the contract with Bloch part way through 1978. However, while the other characters were still arguably the Marvel versions, for the new stories published in Capitão Mistério Apresenta Mumia Viva (Living Mummy), the comic explicitly stated that the American material had run out and that they were now telling the adventures of a different mummy; though drawn to look like Marvel's N'Kantu, the new character was said to be based on the "original" (read: Universal Studios) mummy, Kharis. So there are no new tales of Marvel's Living Mummy originating in Brazil. - Loki

At the end of Ka-Zar the Savage#34 (October, 1984) there is a back-up story that has Ka-Zar going to the Land of Cancelled Heroes. There is a ton of cameos from chacters whose books were cancelled including Living Mummy.
--Paradox Factor

Either N'Kantu shrunk significantly or the "Living" Mummy's appearances in the recent years were not him (including Deadpool: The Gauntlet, Deadpool, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Spider-Man/Deadpool).
--Markus Raymond

The Living Mummy has entries in OHotMU I#6, Master Edition and Horror 2005, and in Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1

Profile by Snood. Update by Chadman.

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A tribe living in Northern Africa @ 1000 BC, their entire number were captured by the Egyptians and put to work as slaves under Aram-Set. At the completion of their project, they revolted, and though Aram-Set was slain, they lost their leader, N'Kantu to the trickery of the priest Nephrus. When Aram-Set's palace collapsed, those who survived fled into the desert, dispersing.

N'Kantu, T'Chombi, and V'Leema were named.


--Supernatural Thrillers#5 (10(fb), 14(fb), 5(fb)





T'Chombi was the father of N'Kantu, and the former chieftain of the Swarili. He died when N'Kantu was 21 years old, and N'Kantu succeeded him as chieftain.

--Supernatural Thrillers#10 (10(fb), ?14(fb)?



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OHotMU I#6, p19 (Living Mummy main image)
Supernatural Thrillers#5, p8, pan2 (N'Kantu head shot)
Supernatural Thrillers#10, p3, pan6 (N'Kantu face close up)
Supernatural Thrillers#10, p3, pan7 (N'Kantu body shot)
Bloodstone#3, p11, pan4 (Living Mummy head shot)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#1, p7, pan2 (Howling Commandos uniform)
Deadpool: the Gauntlet Infinite Comic I#10, p27, pan1 (with Ankh staff)

Supernatural Thrillers#5, p5, pan1 (Swarili)
Supernatural Thrillers#10, p4, pan1 (T'Chombi)

Supernatural Thrillers#5 (August, 1973) - Steve Gerber (writer), Rich Buckler (pencils), Frank Chiaramonte (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#7-8 (June-August, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Val Mayerik (artist), Roy Thomas (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#9 (October, 1974) - Tony Isabella (writer), Val Mayerik (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#10 (December, 1974) - Tony Isabella, Val Mayerik & Len Wein (writers), Val Mayerik (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#11-12 (February-April, 1975) - Tony Isabella (writer), Val Mayerik (pencils), Val Mayerik (#11) & Klaus Janson (#12) (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#13 (June, 1975) - Tony Isabella & Val Mayerik (writers), Val Mayerik (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#14 (August, 1975) - Val Mayerik & John Warner (writers), Val Mayerik (pencils), Al McWilliams (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#15 (October, 1975) - John Warner (writer), Tom Sutton (artist), Len Wein (editor)
Contest of Champions I#1-3 (June-August, 1982) - Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo & Steven Grant (writers), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#95 (January, 1983) - David Kraft (writer), Alan Kupperberg (pencils), Jon D'Agostino (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Captain America I#361 (November, 1989) - Kieron Dwyer & Mark Gruenwald (writers), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#363 (November, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Quasar I#45 (May, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Grant Miehm (pencils), David & Dan Day (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#46 (June, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Bloodstone#2-3 (January-February, 2002) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Michael Lopez (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#1 (December, 2005) - Keith Giffen (writer), Eduardo Francisco (penciler), Kris Justice & Terry Pallot (inkers), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#2 (January, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Eduardo Francisco (penciler), Rob Campanella (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#4 (March, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Derec Aucoin (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#5 (April, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Derec Donovan (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#6 (May, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Mike Norton (penciler), Derec Aucoin & Norman Lee (inkers), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Civil War: Front Line#5 (October, 2006) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Steve Lieber (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#535 (November, 2006) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Bill Reinhold (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Civil War#6 (December, 2006) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Civil War#7 (January, 2007) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), Dexter Vines, John Dell & Tim Townsend (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 (2007)
Marvel Tarot#1 (2007) - David Sexton (writer, pencils, inks) Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Legion of Monsters: Satana#1 (August, 2007) - Jonathan Hickman (writer/artist), Ralph Macchio (consulting editor), John Barber (editor)
Deadpool Team-Up#894 (June, 2010) - Ivan Brandon (script), Sanford Greene (pencils), Nathan Massengill (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Legion of Monsters II#1 (December, 2011) - Dennis Hopeless (writer), Juan Doe (art), Alejandro Arbona (editor)
Hulk III#52 (July, 2012) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (pencils), Jason Paz & Juan Vlasco (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Morbius: TheLiving Vampire II#9 (November, 2013) - Joe Keatinge (writer), Richard Elson (art), Sana Amanat (editor)
Legion of Monsters II#1-4 (December, 2011-March, 2012) - Dennis Hallum (writer), Juan Doe (artist), Alejandro Arbona (editor)
Daredevil III#32 (December, 2013) - Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Daredevil III#33 (January, 2014) - Mark Waid, Chris Samnee (writers), Jason Copland (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Daredevil III#34 (February, 2014) - Mark Waid (writer), Javier Rodriguez (penciler), Javier Rodriguez (inker), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Deadpool: the Gauntlet Infinite Comic I#8 (April, 2014) - Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (writers), Reilly Brown (penciler), Terry Pallot (inker), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool: the Gauntlet Infinite Comic I#9 (May, 2014) - Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (writers), Khary Randolph (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool: the Gauntlet Infinite Comic I#10 (May, 2014) - Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (writers), Reilly Brown (penciler), Nelson DeCastro (inker), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool III#36 (December, 2014) - Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (writers), Mike Hawthorne (penciler), Terry Pallot (inker), Jordan White (editor)
S.H.I.E.L.D. III#6 (July, 2015) - Mark Waid (writer), Paul Renaud (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Deadpool IV#14 (August, 2016) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Hawthorne (penciler), Terry Pallot (inker), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool IV#28 (May, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Salvador Espin (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Spider-Man/Deadpool I#15 (May, 2017) - Joshua Carin (writer), Scott Koblish (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool IV#29 (June, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Salvador Espin (artist), Jordan White (editor)

First Posted: 05/09/2003
Last updated: 02/13/2022

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