Real Name: Kasha (first name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Normal human (early 1950s era)
Occupation: Military commander/freedom fighter
Group Membership: Tibetan military
Affiliations: Fellow Tibetan commanders
Enemies: Communist Chinese
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Tibet
First Appearance: Battlefront#48/5 (August,
Powers/Abilities: Kasha was a cunning military
strategist, including guerrilla warfare. A proud Tibetan, he was also a
bit of a traditionalist.
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
(Battlefront#48/5 (fb) - BTS) - Kasha was respected
in the ancient Tibetan village-fort he lived in. In the military, Kasha
the rank of captain when Communist Chinese forces invaded Tibet (see
comments). He furiously held off the Chinese army for seven weeks, also
secretly integrating secret passageways into the old walls. His
refusal to surrender made him a symbol of bravery and courage to his
(Battlefront#48/5) - In a renewed attack, Chinese
tanks rolled up to the village's fortified walls, so Kasha again
old cannons, first used to repel the Chinese centuries before, to fire
back. Kasha's strategy was that tanks that made it past were dumped
with boiling water and rocks,
while catapults were used against Chinese infantry, forcing another
retreat. The next day, the Chinese colonel leading the attack adopted a
new strategy by offering food, clothing, tobacco, trinkets and money in
exchange for allowing Chinese troops in. Kasha and his men also took a
new approach and accepted the offer, to the incredulity and disdain of
the locals. But that night, Kasha and his close soldiers used the old
fort's hidden passageways to kidnap and murder many Chinese officers
while they slept. The next night, Kasha targeted the doubled Chinese
guards and vowed to continue fighting for Tibet's freedom, despite the
villagers calling him traitor.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer and Paul Reinman (pencils & inks).
"Kasha" is (also) the name of the now-former local government of Tibet (often termed Kashag) established during the Qing Dynasty and ruling until the 1950s.
Kasha's village looks a lot like Potala Palace (the
former residence of the Dalai Lama) in Lhasa in what is now Tibet
Autonomous Region, China.
The autonomy/independence of Tibet has a tangled history. Some Chinese nationals assert it was a "peaceful liberation", while some Tibetans claim an invasion in 1950 that came to a head at the Battle of Chamdo. At any rate, this story should be considered Earth-616 and not a precise reflection of real-world history.
This was the last story published in the last issue
of the Atlas-era Battlefront
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Kasha has no known connections to:
Battlefront#48/5, p1, pan1 (main image)
p2, pan4 (headshot)
Battlefront#48/5 (August, 1957) - uncredited writer, Paul Reinman (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 11/12/18
Last updated: 11/12/18
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