Kang (Nathaniel Richards)

Nathaniel Richards

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Kang

Alter Ego: Nathaniel Richards

Other Names: Kang the Conqueror; Rama Tut; Blue Man; Blue Totem; Scarlet Centurion; Victor Timely I-III; King of Kings; Master of Men; Lord of the Seven Suns

Classification: villain villain   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Avengers (vol. 1) #8 (Sep. 1964): "Kang, the Conqueror!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 274

   Comic Book Appearances: 273

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: Council of Kangs

Enemy of: The Avengers, The Teen Brigade

Occupation: conqueror

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: born in 31th century

Alleged descendant of Nathaniel Richards.

There have been many alternative timeline or alternate dimension versions of Kang. One counterpart of Kang was known as "Keng," who lived in the alternative Earth sometimes identified as "Earth-Calibur." As chronicled in Excalibur (vol. 1) #49, Keng fought the Caliburians in the "mainstream Marvel" (Earth-616) lighthouse headquarters of the superhero team Excalibur. Keng's enemies in "Calibur" (a team native to "Earth-Calibur") were: Cap'n Saxonia, Dr. Strange, the Hulk, Iron Fist, and Spider-Girl.

This character is in the following 60 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Avengers
Captain America
Captain America: Man Out of Time #5 (May 2011): "Part 5"
Daredevil (vol. 1) #6 (Feb. 1965): "Trapped by... The Fellowship of Fear!" (statue)
Darkhawk #28 (June 1993): "Shattered Fates, Part Three: Time to Kill"
Fantastic Four Annual
Giant-Size Defenders #3 (Jan. 1975): "Games Godlings Play!" (cameo)
Invaders Annual #1 (Aug. 1977): "Okay, Axis -- Here We Come!"
Marvel Fanfare (vol. 1) #34 (Sep. 1987): "Mignola Villain Portfolio"
Marvel Knights 4
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars
Marvel Team-Up
Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet #1 (Oct. 2000): "A Very Dangerous Planet" (1-panel cameo)
Motormouth & Killpower #6 (Nov. 1992): "Pilgrims Progress"
Secret Wars II
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack
Spider-Boy Team-Up #1 (June 1997): "Too Many Heroes -- Too Little Time" (character based on)
Thunderbolts (vol. 1) #57 (Dec. 2001): "Storm Clouds Gathering"
Thunderbolts: Life Sentences #1 (July 2001): "Life Sentences"
Uncanny Avengers #8AU (July 2013)
X-Factor (vol. 1) #149 (Sep. 1998): "Times Change" (photo/picture/video)
Young Avengers

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