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Early Life

Comanche was a young street thug living in Harlem, New York. Not much is known about his past or his real name. He was a skilled archer and marksman.[1]

The Rivals

The Rivals

He was recruited into one of the local The Rivals. The gang consisted mostly of Carl Lucas, Willis Stryker and his best friend Shades. They engaged in many gang fights with The Diablos, a rival gang. He also committed petty crimes and worked for a crime lord named Sonny Caputo. He was later arrested along with Shades and sentenced to Seagate Prison. He and the other inmates were tortured by the ruthless Billy Bob Rackham.[2]

Revenge of Bob Rackham

Comanche and Shades broke out of Seagate Prison. They did so because after years of abuse by guard Billy Bob Rackham led to Rackham's dismissal from Seagate prison, they broke out to track him down and seek revenge, all three parties ending up in New York City. Comanche and Shades found Rackham's want ad in the newspaper and decide to go and deal with him personally. Rackham was hired by Phil Fox who together worked to track down and kidnapped Claire Temple, but took a lady named Mrs. Jenks instead.[3] However, Comanche and Shades also wanted to set up a protection racket in Harlem and become the "kings" of the city.[4] Shades and Comanche tried to convince Luke to joining them. However, the new "Hero for Hire" assured them that he had gone straight. Shades and Comanche were eventually caught by the police. Much to Cage's surprise, the two refused to snitch on Cage and tell authorities that Cage was also an escaped convict.[5]

Power Man & Iron Fist

Comanche and Shades returned and became hoodlums for hire who clashed again with Cage and his new partner Iron Fist.[6] Despite their past association, Shades and Comanche indicated they would kill Luke Cage if ordered to do so.[7]

Ward Meachum

Comanche and Shades are hired by Ward Meachum decked them both out with new weapons Shades with a pair of optic blasting shades, and Comanche with trick arrows. and use them against Cage. They knocked him out before leaving and telling the bystanders to tell Cage that they have a score to settle when he revived. Cage tracked them down to the George Washington Bridge. Were Cage and Iron Fist learn the truth about their employer. While in hiding, Ward spots D.W. filming the fight between Shades and Comanche and worries that he was caught on tape and be implicated in a plot against the two heroes and vows to get the film before it can be reviewed. Cage and Iron Fist manage to easily defeat Shades and Comanche, however when the police take the two away they fail to remove Shade's visor, and he manages to fire one final blast, hitting the heroes knocking them off the bridge.[8] Comanche and Shades were sprung from the police custody.[9] They tried to hold off Cage when he attacked the Meachum building. They were both taken out when he knocked over a pillar on them.[10]


Shades eventually went straight; and he and Comanche seem to have parted company. He joined the Flashmob work for Nightshade's gang the Rivals. He battled his old best friend's son Víctor Álvarez, the new Power Man in the war for New York's very soul.[11]



  • Proficient Archer: Comanche is skilled in archery and is an expert marksman.[2]
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Comanche is skilled in street fighting.[2]



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