Created by: Don McGregor and Dwayne Turner
1st appearance: Black Panther Panther’s Prey #1, 1991
Team Affiliations: none
Legal Status: unknown
Height: 6’0 Weight: 210lbs (240 lbs with wings)
Eyes: Red Hair: Bald
Skills and abilities: Skilled Hand to Hand combatant; Skilled in the use of his wings for combat and flight; Shrewd Businessman; Harvard Graduate; Strategist
Powers: Solomon Prey underwent a surgical procedure in which he had his physiology changed to accommodate the addition to his body of Pteronodon wings and razor sharp talons. He has total control over the wings and can use them offensively and defensively, as well as for flight. He also uses crypt optics principles, which enables the user to “fade out” as if he disappeared.
Solomon Prey was a wakandan citizen who left the nation of his birth to attended the prestigious Harvard University. According to him it “did not impress him”. He said he chose the name “Solomon” because in “outworlder theologies” it meant wisdom. Prey claimed that education did not give him wisdom but his observation of human nature and understanding; what he perceived and how he could use it to his favor was true knowledge. He assembled a gang which included not only doctors and scientist, but a trained security force which he called his “Lighting Lancers” which rode on the backs of the massive winged Pteronodon which inhabited areas in Wakanda. The purpose for this was to help him build a drug cartel, in which not only was he selling drugs in Wakanda, but able to smuggle them into the heavily isolated country, and trade Vibranium for drugs. Prey also became involved with a woman named Tanzika, who had her own axe to grind against the Black Panther (see profile for Tanzika in Black Supervillians). His operation was discovered by the Panther and subsequently destroyed. Prey was killed in battle with the Panther when one of the Pteronodon’s ripped the wings from Prey’s back. The shock effectively “shorted out” his system, resulting in instant death, and the subsequent fall caused massive internal injuries and broken bones.