Staff (Character)

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: Judd Winnick

1st appearance: Batwing #7 (2011)

Real Name: Moses Gowan

Nationality: African

Team Affiliations: The Kingdom

Legal Status: African citizen with no criminal record

Weight: 170 lbs    Height: 5’10

Eyes: Brown        Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Skilled hand to hand combatant trained in african stock fighting and martial arts.

Powers: Staff carries with him at all times which he can use in a variety of ways. He can control the malleability of the staff to lengthen or shorten the staff. He can also fire concussive blasts from the staff as long as it’s in his hands.


He was a founding member of the original African Superhero team “The Kingdom” who fought against the tyranny of Masika Okuro. After their final adventure the team fell apart over a “moral dilemma”. After retiring along with Razor wire they became joint heads of Africa’s Aids relief International. When Massacre starts killing their former teammates they go into hiding while in Gotham City. Massacre tracks them down with the steelback armor and kills razorback before mowing him down with machine gun fire. His body is discovered by Nightwing and Robin.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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