The Religious Affiliation of
unnamed tribal chief

Religion: African primal-indigenous religion CBR Scale: R

Name: unnamed tribal chief

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel Timely

First Appearance: Marvel Mystery Comics #8 (June 1940): "Gold and Greed"

Creators: Ben Thompson

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Lester Drake

Ally: Barrie Richards

Defended or Helped by: Ka-Zar

Location: Africa

Gender: male

Note: sought Ka-Zar's aid when mine owner tried to enslave locals

Barrie Richards inherited a gold mine. He refused to use the local African natives as slave laborers to work the mine. The villainous Lester Drake (who apparently had some financial connection to the mine) saw that he would lose money because of the new mine owner's ethical stance. Drake killed Barrie Richards.

Richards was a minor character who appeared in only one story. But he was admirable in the unwavering stance he took to refuse to treat people as slaves simply to further enrich himself. Ultimately, Richards died for standing up for his admirable beliefs, but his character and actions will doubtless be richly rewarded in the hereafter.

The chief of the local African natives brought in Ka-Zar the Great (David Rand) to deal with the problem of Lester Drake, who died at the end of the story.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Marvel Mystery Comics #8 (June 1940): "Gold and Greed"

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