Bushman worked as a mercenary in Africa. Bushman, alongside Marc Spector, "Frenchie" Duchamp and his men, came upon Dr. Peter Alraune and his daughter Marlene in order to steal the Egyptian gold Alruane had discovered. When Bushman killed archaeologist Peter Alraune, to find an Egyptian pharaoh's tomb, Spector punched the Bushman to protect Alraune's daughter Marlene. Furious Bushman mortally wounded him in the desert, killing everyone in the place except for Marlene, Frenchie and a villager willing to tell him the secrets of the tomb. While lying near death, Spector encountered the spirit of Khonshu and adopted the identity of Moon Knight. In this new guise, Spector defeated Bushman.[1][2]

Much later, Bushman attempted revenge against Spector while he was in the United States. Failing that, he set himself up as General and President for life in the African Republic of Burunda. He funded his campaign on coca plant cultivation (for cocaine production). Defeated by Moon Knight once again, Bushman was deposed from his position in Burunda. Still, later, Bushman engaged in a quiet assassination attempt on Russian ambassadors in an attempt to end Glasnost. He was defeated by Moon Knight and taken into police custody where he remained for some time.

Bushman is easily recognized by the white tattooed Death's Head mask on his face and the steel fangs that he sometimes employs. When Bushman appeared in his undercover attempt to assassinate Russian ambassadors, the Death's head tattoo seemed to be gone and its only remainder was a dark, less conspicuous, manta ray-like design on the forehead.

Finally, Bushman was seemingly killed by Moon Knight after a brutal rooftop battle. In an attempt to bring their feud to an end, Moon Knight uses the sharp end of his crescent dart to carve off Bushman's face. After this, Spector believed he was continually visited by Khonshu in the form of a faceless Bushman, so that he was reminded of "his greatest work".[citation needed]


Bushman is supernaturally resurrected by criminal overlord the Hood to be recruited as part of his force, which included Ghost Rider foe the Scarecrow, to combat Moon Knight after he returned to New York.[citation needed]




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