Real Name: Nkosi

Identity/Class: Human; South African

Occupation: Violent Radical

Group Membership: Comrades

Affiliations: Comrades

Enemies: Black Panther (T'Challa), Fathers, Miyo Moshigo, South African Security Forces, Theodore Olebogeng (by accident)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Black Township in the area around Pretoria, South Africa

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#26/2 (late August, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: None. Used brutal methods like barbed wire as handcuffs and burning tires filled with gasoline.

Nkosi became a violent radical like the other Comrades because he suffered under the racist regime of South Africa and he hated white people and traitors who worked for them.

(MCP#26/2) - Nkosi led the Comrades to the home of Miyo Moshigo. He broke into the house with them and hit Miyo while others held him. Nkosi gave him back his glasses after Miyo was handcuffed with barbed wire and brought him to the outside where some Comrades were already waiting with a gasoline filled tyre. Nkosi joked around about it being a necklace that went nice with Miyo's glasses. He told Miyo that he had been found guilty of collaborating with the central government and wanted to set the tire on fire. Black Panther stopped Nkosi and beat up the Comrades. Nkosi tried to get to Miyo again, but he was once again stopped by the Panther. He got the chance to kick Miyo in the face after Black Panther stopped Miyo from attacking Nkosi. After that Nkosi attacked the Black Panther with the Comrades.

(MCP#27/2) - Nkosi was tackled to the ground by Miyo and wasn't able to stop him from fleeing. Shortly before the Fathers arrived, Nkosi dropped a burning match into the gasoline on the ground which set Theodore Olebogeng on fire. One of the Fathers hit Nkosi hard on the head with a branch and he fell dead to the ground.

(MCP#28/2 - BTS) - Nkosi was lying on the ground between the fighting Fathers and the men of his village.

(MCP#29/2) - Nkosi was among the victims of the fight that were found dead by the troops of Doeke Riebeeck.


Comments: Created by Don McGregor and Gene Colan

His T-Shirt said "Troops Out". Understandable in South Africa at this time, but where did he get it from?

by Markus Raymond

Nkosi should not be confused with:

The Comrades are not related to: The Fathers are not related to:

The Comrades

They were a group of violent radicals who hated the white. They went to the house of the traitor Miyo Moshigo and attacked him. They tried to kill Miyo, but first Black Panther stopped them and they had to take care of him, and then the Fathers arrived and started a cruel fight with them. Some of them died in the process and were found by the troops of Doeke Riebeeck the next day.

--Marvel Comics Presents#26/2 (27/2-29/2



The Fathers

They were also a group of violent radicals, but more organized than the Comrades. They wore white headbands, white armbands and a green uniform. They were mostly older than the Comrades and used clubs, branches and boards as weapons. They attacked the Comrades when they caused chaos in the night. Nkosi and other Comrades were killed by the Fathers. Some of them died too in the fight and their dead bodies were found by the troops of Doeke the next day as well.

--Marvel Comics Presents#27/2 (28/2-29/2



Nkosi full: Marvel Comics Presents#26, p15, pan5

Nkosi face: Marvel Comics Presents#26, p9, pan1

The Comrades: Marvel Comics Presents#26, p16, pan7

Member of the Fathers: Marvel Comics Presents#27, p15, pan1

Other appearances:
Marvel Comics Presents#26-29 (August-October, 1989) - Don McGregor (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)

Last updated: 04/28/13

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