Waku (Character)

Waku Prince of the Bantu

Created by: Ogden Whitney

1st Appearance: Jungle Tales; 1954

Nationality: African

Aliases: Prince of the Bantu

Team Affiliations: none

Legal Status:no criminal record

Relatives:  Kaba (father, deceased)

Skills and abilities: Skilled hand to hand combatant; extensive knowledge of jungle survival

Powers: none

Weapons: Tribal Spear and Shield


Waku was the prince of the Bantu nation, located in the hidden depths of South Africa. Waku’s father was Kaba, the chief of the tribesmen of Bantu. Kaba fell ill and chose his son to succeed him, however before dying he had Waku swear that he will not use violence to lead their people, but instead to be a wise, peaceful, and gentle leader. To this in honor of his father’s last wishes, Waku swore an oath. To prove his worth, Waku had to face the strongest warrior of the tribe, but due to the oath he swore to his father, he refused to fight. Waku’s rival, Mabu, took this opportunity to seize control of the tribe by not only defeating the warriors, but also claiming, although untrue, that he had slain a mad charging elephant. Madu had secretly made a deal with white hunters to enslave the tribe. The tribe eventually found out about Waku’s oath to his father, and rose up to overthrow Mabu. Waku and Mabu faced off and Waku defeated Mabu. He felt bad for breaking his oath to his father and was going to commit suicide by walking into a pit of fire. At this time, the spirit of Kaba appeared and released Waku from his oath, sparing him form death.

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 Adventcomics.com/unboundrealms)

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