Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Human; South African Citizen

Occupation: Mercenary

Affiliations: Anton Pretorius, Gore's Band of Mercenaries (Elmer Gore, Miyo Moshigo, others), Ruth

Enemies: Black Panther (T'Challa), Patrick Slade

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: mobile in South Africa

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#14/2 (early March, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: None. Unknown training, used a machine gun.

Nothing is known about the past of Strike. He didn't have much self confidence and had trouble with relationships.

(MCP#14/2): Strike wanted to shoot Black Panther, but Gore stopped him, because their assault should look primitive. He gave Strike a club to pummel the Black Panther. Strike moved forward with the others, when the Panther got hung up in the barbed wire.

(MCP#15/2): Strike was behind Gore all the time and saw that Patrick Slade was gone; he informed Gore about it. He took a step backwards when the Panther used the barbed wire as a weapon and left with Gore and his teammates when the Panther was gone.

(MCP#19/2): Strike sat behind Gore who got informed by Moshigo that the Panther returned to Slade's store.

(MCP#29/2): Strike was sitting next to Gore when they waited on the roof of Slade's store and listened to the conversation below them.

(MCP#30/2): Strike followed his teammates into the store, armed with a machine gun, and threatened Black Panther. He used his machine gun when the Panther attacked Gore, but missed the Black Panther. He continued to fire, but his bullets only hit artifacts.

(MCP#31/2 - BTS): Strike was pulled out of the store through the backdoor by Gore. He later returned with some buddies to the shop and gave Sarah Slade a letter for Black Panther from his mother Ramonda. Afterwards he drove off to Johannesburg in a Volkswagen.

(MCP#32/2): Strike used his vacation like his boss told him to. He came together with his girlfriend Ruth for a dinner and drank some alcohol. Strike ran away when he saw the Black Panther. He was tackled on an escalator and fell down. His hand got into the escalator and his fingers got squashed. Strike didn't want to tell him who his boos was, but Black Panther already knew that it was Anton Pretorius. Strike confirmed it and now Black Panther was sure about it. Strike told him where Anton Pretorius lived when the Panther threatened to put his arm back into the escalator. Panther told him to warn his teammates and then left. Strike was lucky as he only got some fingers squashed on his right hand.


Comments: Created by Don McGregor and Gene Colan

by Markus Raymond

Strike should not be confused with:


She was the girlfriend of Strike. She didn't like it that he never stayed in touch with her. She didn't like his cold hands on her body or his cold distant eyes. When Strike ran away from the Black Panther and she fell to the ground she decided that this was the last date with Strike.

--Marvel Comics Presents#32



Strike body: Marvel Comics Presents#15, p15, pan1

Strike face: Marvel Comics Presents#32, p15, pan6

Ruth: Marvel Comics Presents#32, p11, pan5

Last updated: 05/07/04

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