Real Name: Magowuk
Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American, Comanche) (Old West Era)
Occupation: Hunter, warrior
Group Membership: His Comanche tribe
Affiliations: Chief Grey Eagle, Igwalo,
other members of his tribe
Enemies: Rabid wolves
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Comanche lands around
First Appearance: Red Warrior#6/6 (December,
Powers/Abilities: Magowuk is an exemplary Comanche warrior, and an expert trapper and hunter. He has athlete-level strength.
Weight: 145 lbs. (by approximation)
(Red Warrior#6/6 (fb) - BTS) - Magowuk became a close
friend of Comanche chief's son Red Warrior and an excellent hunter for
(Red Warrior#6/6) - While Magowuk and Red Warrior
were setting small animal traps, Magowuk chanced upon a rabid wolf (or
watami) and the two fought fiercely. Red Warrior was unable to get a
clear shot with his arrow and Magowuk broke the wolf's neck, but the
wolf had already severely scratched and bitten Magowuk, passing on the rabies virus. Both Comanches knew
the animal's curse had been transferred and the two returned to
their village. Chief Grey Eagle recognized the injuries and
called for elder Nakomah and healer Igwalo to tend to Magowuk, but the
virus had rapidly taken hold. In his feverish violent state, Magowuk broke free and
killed a villager as he escaped into the wilderness. Drinking water
the infection and Red Warrior followed, knowing he had to end his
friend's irreversible condition by killing him but not wanting to
a friend. Magowuk threatened a wandering white hunter but ran off as
Red Warrior approached. Red Warrior and the cowboy trailed Magowuk up a
mountain path. Wrestling with Magowuk, Red Warrior pleaded with his
friend; with a final glimmer of clarity, Magowuk hurled himself off the
cliff to end the curse. Red Warrior regretted
losing his friend but considered it his god Manitou's intervention that he leap rather than die at the hands of a friend.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer & Tom Gill.
Magowuk would be BTS in activities of his Comanche tribe shown in many Red Warrior stories.
is a lethal virus that can today be treated in the early stages. It
multiplies and accumulates in the salivary glands and is transmitted
through biting; however no cases of human-to-human transmission through
biting have been documented -- the threat here is from aggression and
violence induced by the virus.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Magowuk has no known connections to:
Red Warrior#6/6, p6, pan5 (main image)
p2, pan5 (headshot)
Red Warrior#6/6 (December, 1951) - uncredited writer, Tom Gill (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 10/06/2021
Last updated: 10/06/2021
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