Real Name: Danny Ndhlomo
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Enemies: Johnny One-Eye, tsostis (gangsters), dagga merchants (drug lords)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Soweto, South Africa
First Appearance: Mighty Man, The Human Law-Enforcing Dynamo #1 (Afri-Comics, 1975)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength.
History: After being shot by thieves during a supermarket robbery, police officer Danny Ndhlomo was forced to retire due to his injury. Eventually he discovered a strange race of underground creatures who treated his wound, and a bonus transformed him into a superhuman. Deciding to continue to fight for justice and law, he became Mighty Man.
Comments: Created by Richard Manville.
Originally a comic aimed at black South Africans, Mighty Man was later made into a movie, released in 1978. It was filmed in Zulu, and the director was Percival Rubens. However, by the time it was released, the comic had stopped publication, a victim of the unrest in Soweto in 1977.
Thanks to Nick Wood for almost all the above information, and the images of the character. You can read more about Mighty Man on Nick's site.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Mighty Man, a Golden age hero
Mighty Man, the revived version of above used by Malibu in the Protectors
Mighty Mouse, a cartoon super mouse
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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