- I -- I don't know who or what you are -- But you've saved my life -- and helped me to prove something very important to me. I don't know where you came from or where you are bound -- But I pray you go in peace. Shalom, my mysterious friend... Shalom.
- -- Racha Meyer
Appearing in "A Choice of Lions!"
- Living Mummy (Main story and flashback)
Synopsis for "A Choice of Lions!"
Continued from last issue... As the Living Mummy walks across the desert in pursuit of the Ruby Scarab, his mind wanders back through the ages to the days when he was only N'Kantu, and how he had to pass the rite of manhood when he was of age by slaying a lion on his own. A task which he succeeded in quite easily.
Meanwhile, in the realm of the Elementals, the Elementals are furious that the Mummy does not follow their commands to the letter (including killing, which the Mummy has refused to do) and so they send Zephyr to the Earth dimension to regain control of N'Kantu. Back on Earth, the Scarab has been pilfered by the Asp, a thief who hopes -- with the aid of his colleague Miles Olddan -- to sell the Scarlet Scarab only to steal it back and sell it over and over, hoping to make them rich. He rendezvous with Olddan and tells him of his encounter with the Mummy (who he knows is following him) and the two depart for the city to sell the Scarab to Doctor Skarab.
While in the desert, the Living Mummy comes across a young soldier named Racha Meyer who is being chased by two men in a tank. When she realizes that the Mummy is immune to their bullets (And that he doesn't seek to harm her) she uses the Mummy as a shield and blows up the tank with a grenade. She then thanks the Mummy for his help before the two part company.
This story is continued next issue...
Appearing in "Flying Saucer"
Synopsis for "Flying Saucer"
- "Flying Saucer" was originally printed in Adventures into Weird Worlds #16.
- Earliest chronological appearance of the Living Mummy. The flashback sequences from this issue precede the flashbacks from Supernatural Thrillers #5.
- First appearance of the Asp. This version of the character is not to be confused with Cleo Nerfertiti, the current Asp.
- First and only appearance of N'Kantu's father, T'Chombi. He appears only in flashback in this issue.
- First appearance of Miles Oldann.
- First and only appearance of Achmed and Hassam, two Israeli soldiers.
- Last issue with Roy Thomas as editor.
Links and References
- Living Mummy profile at Wikipedia
- Living Mummy profile at the Marvel Appendix
- Living Mummy profile at the Marvel Universe
- Living Mummy profile at the Marvel Directory
- Living Mummy profile at Comic Vine
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