Sombre (Character)


Created by: Don McGregor and Rich Buckler

1st appearance: Jungle Action #12, 1974

Nationality: Unknown

Team Affiliations: Unknown

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: Unknown    Height: 6’3

Eyes: glowing red          Hair: unknown

Known Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Skilled in the use of magic

Powers: Sombre is a mutate, powerful magical practitioner and a wraith like demon thanks to exposure to the resurrection altar. His touch is also described as acidic and he possesses sharp claws on each hand. He also has the ability to suck the blood of others though he does not require it.



Nothing is known of Sombre before he became the guardian of the resurrection altar, made from the remnants of a star which had fallen to earth eons before. Exposure to the altars rays makes flesh become malleable it reforms in an unpredictable manner. His own exposure has made him wraith like and his very flesh has bonded to his demonic mask. Sobre is also known to commune with the legendary white gorillas to whom he sacrificed those who had been made useless by the altar. He assisted Eric Killmonger’s bid when he took over Wakanda. He allowed his men to be exposed to the Altar in hopes of making for him a super powered army. After being defeated by Black Panther he fell into sinking sand and disappeared never to be seen again.


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