Created by: Mark Grunwald

1st appearance: Captain America #388

Nationality: African

Team Affiliations: B.A.D. Girls, Femizons

Legal Status: unknown

Height: 6’2   Weight: 159lbs  

Eyes: Brown        Hair: Bald

Relatives: none

Skills and abilities: Skilled hand to hand combatant, powerful athlete especially good at running and jumping, powerful long legs which aid in delivering powerful kicks, well trained African stick fighter, and a proficient javelin thrower.  extremely agile, uses acrobatic style of combat with lots of jumping and kicking

Powers: none

Weapons: She carries javelins that are balanced for throwing and fighting, and can be interlocked to form various sized sticks and poles. She also has a quiver in which she carries the various sized javelins.


Impala’s past is unknown except she was born . A mercenary by trade, early in her career she battled Voortrekker and the Supremacists, who were a group of six super powered individuals who resided in a country in Africa known for its apartheid policies. She was later one of the women invited by Superia to join the Femizons. While Impala was on board Superia’s yacht, she participated in a pageant where she got the chance to show off her skills with her javelins. She befriended Asp and Black Mamba, and joined them in the search for their friend Diamondback, who was thrown overboard. Once Superia’s plans were foiled, many of the Femizons along with Asp and Black Mamba went their own way (Captain America #387-392; 1991.) Impala came across Asp and Black Mamba again when they were being attacked by former Femizons who were trying to collect a bounty placed on their heads by Superia. Impala jumps in the fight to even the odds as the two women were being attacked by three villains. The women ask Impala to join the group; B.A.D. Girls Inc.; to replace the absent Diamondback. She accepts, and the women go in search of transportation. They break into Serpent Society headquarters to steal a Serpent Saucer, but are subdued by the Avenger Sersi. Sersi releases the women and allows them to take the saucer. Continuing their mercenary work, the women looked for Snapdragon, who had nearly killed Diamondback. They end up at an A.I.M. weapons expo where they find Diamondback, who had taken care of Snapdragon herself (Captain America #395-397; 1992). Impala returned to solo work and has only been seen sporadically since then. 

Marcus Roberts

Marcus is a freelance writer and longtime comic book collector. He is a husband and father of two. He is also a certified Life Skills Coach with a degree in psychology. He is a moderator for the Independent Creators Connection (ICC) and ICC Anthologies groups and an administrator for the Heroes of Color page on Facebook,and the creator of Project Nexus and The Protector. Written credits include Jennifer Rash's Dream Angel , and from ICC Publishing, IHERO 3,Imperia: The Chaos of Calamity and ICC Magazine (Available on IndyPlanet), and The Protector (Available on Comixology, Indyplanet, and

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