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1509: Supernatural Thrillers #5

" The Living Mummy! "
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Supernatural Thrillers #5
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Rich Buckler, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Rich Buckler
Inkers: Frank Chiaramonte
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: August 1973
Release Date: May 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 191                 Times Rated: 129
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Hundreds of years ago, an African slave named N'Kantu rallied his comrades and challenged the rule of Nephrus and Aram-Set. The uprising saved N'Kantu from a life of slavery and prejudice, but it also prevented his death... forever.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Living Mummy
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by The Living Mummy in the mainstream continuity. The Living Mummy next appears in Supernatural Thrillers #7.
Supporting Characters
  Alexi Skarab
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Alexi Skarab in the mainstream continuity. Alexi Skarab next appears in Supernatural Thrillers #7.
  Janice Carr
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Janice Carr in the mainstream continuity. Janice Carr next appears in Supernatural Thrillers #8.
  Ron McAllister
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ron McAllister in the mainstream continuity. Ron McAllister next appears in Supernatural Thrillers #8.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Nephrus in the mainstream continuity. Nephrus next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #95. This is a flashback appearance.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Aram-Set in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance. Dies in this issue.
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Issue Review
   March 11, 2016
Exciting origin story. And the Rich Buckler art is beautiful. 8/10
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  Calthor Says:    
  2012-09-17 10:54:18  
  Fairly amusing, actually, especially the 'historic' part.  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-07-23 21:52:49  
  This one felt incomplete. I enjoyed it though.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-10 09:06:18  
  I Like mummy stories, but their range is limited. I'm willing to see how this progresses.  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2014-05-14 12:55:50  
  At least that was quick.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-17 11:56:54  
  It felt rushed, incomplete and bland. It was mildly entertaining and a little annoying the way it was written.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-04-04 00:50:36  
  The cover says he's back for vengeance, but it seems to me he just wants help. I wonder if you could just take off the bandages and he'd be like "Oh, that's much better." Actually why didn't he take them off himself? Wouldn't that literally be the first thing you'd do if you finally got free after thousands of years?
Yeah, it was a co-incidence that this mummy got free and came to town the day they first uncovered the fact he may exist. So obvious that they even bring it up in the story, but that doesn't make it any less unbelievable.
Don't worry young Israeli woman, I'm sure that things will become very peaceful there in no time.

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-02-20 19:40:05  
  3 stars for the 1st app of the Living Mummy! He aint heavy, he's my mummy!!!

Cover Me - I like the Mummy karate choppin' the pillar!!

Desert Fox - I can see why the Mummy took it easy on Davida!!

No Prize - The Pharaoh goes from Arem-Set to Aram-Set and back again!!

Clogged - It's a good thing the tribe wasn't called the Swirlies!!!

Cleansing - The way they have N'Kantu spread eagle...I'd be afraid of where they stuck the hoses and tubes...

Retcon - @duncanm: On the co-incidence, It would've been better if the Mummy was drawn to Dr. Skarab's scarab pendant that once belonged to his ancestor Nephrus! Also, showing the Mummy awakening from the war going on around the ruins of the old temple!!

'Nuff Said - "Be still--let it show itself! We will be ready!"-Avram to Delicious Davida

  Russ Says:    
  2017-04-15 18:25:59  
  Now here's a story creepy enough for you to yell for your mummy to save you!

The story was a little incoherent and, like some others have commented, missing a few elements. Maybe if the flashback were condensed by a couple of pages to allow for more present-time developments like the mummy's awakening, it could've made for better story flow. Still, this was a pretty entertaining piece, even if this was done to cash in on the monster craze. I'd think the possibilities for a series like this are pretty limited. However, I thought the origin flashback was excellent.

3 stars. Let's see how the mummy's story gets.....wrapped up.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-05-07 07:57:38  
  For an insane immortal mummy, he seemed actually pretty reasonable and coherent. And dealt with the changes in technology better than some other characters in the Order have.  

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   April 26, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   April 26, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   April 19, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Aram-Set.
   November 25, 2015 fragsel Added Aram-Set to the issue.
   September 12, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 20, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Nephrus.
   August 20, 2013 fragsel Added Nephrus to the issue.
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