Real Name: Ch'manu
Identity/Class: Unidentified ancient race
Occupation: Idol of worship
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Old man
Enemies: Juano, Tucker
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unidentified South American jungle swamp
First Appearance: Monsters Unleashed #7/6 (1974)
Powers/Abilities: Ch'manu is superhumanly strong, seemingly immortal and derives sustenance from a gold medallion.
(Monsters Unleashed #7 (fb)-BTS) - Ch'manu is the last survivor of
an ancient race that predated mankind. He somehow used a golden
medallion for sustenance over the centuries and came to be worshipped
by men as a god, for which they erected a temple.
(Monsters Unleashed #7 (fb)) - Tucker hired Juano to
guide him through a jungle swamp in search of the Temple of Ch'manu.
They found it an encountered an old man who begged them to leave the
temple as it was and told them taking the gold medallion invited a
curse of eternal darkness upon the thieves. During a struggle, Tucker
pushed the old man, who fell and hit his head aganist the temple
stairs, killing him. Tucker grabbed the gold medallion from the temple
wall and he and Juano fled.
(Monsters Unleashed #7) - As Tucker and Juano
traveled the jungle river, they were followed by Ch'manu. When he
caught up with them, Ch'manu killed Juano as Tucker ran. As Ch'manu
chased Tucker, the creature pleaded with the human to return the
medallion, as not only had it served as a power source for Ch'manu but
would also bring eternal darkness to Tucker. Tucker emerged from the
jungle, where Ch'manu couldn't follow. However, once he was rescued
five days later, Tucker had gone blind.
Created by Gerry Conway and Carlos Freixas.
Ch'manu has no known connections to
Hired guide who led
Tucker to the Temple of Ch'manu. He was killed by Ch'manu while fleeing
after Tucker stole the medallion.
Monsters Unleashed #7, p (Ch'manu)
page 42, panel 2 (temple)
page 42, panel 4 (Juano)
page 42, panel 3 (old man)
page 42, panel 4 (Tucker)
Last updated: 11/23/10
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