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MAGOWUK

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, Nakomah, Red Warrior, other members of his tribe

Enemies: Rabid wolves

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Comanche lands around Colorado, USA

First Appearance: Red Warrior#6/6 (December, 1951)

Powers/Abilities: Magowuk is an exemplary Comanche warrior, and an expert trapper and hunter. He has athlete-level strength.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 145 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(Red Warrior#6/6 (fb) - BTS) - Magowuk became a close friend of Comanche chief's son Red Warrior and an excellent hunter for the tribe.

(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 sped up the infection and Red Warrior followed, knowing he had to end his friend's irreversible condition by killing him but not wanting to murder 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.

Rabies 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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Magowuk has no known connections to:


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Red Warrior#6/6, p6, pan5 (main image)
   p2, pan5 (headshot)


Appearances:
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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