Get the Erik Killmonger Gallery T Shirt . Erik Killmonger is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Don McGregor and Rich Buckler, the character first appeared in Jungle Action vol. 2, #6 (Sept. 1973). Killmonger, whose birth name is N’Jadaka, is an enemy of Black Panther. Michael B. Jordan portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 2018 film Black Panther.
Get the Erik Killmonger Gallery T Shirt . A native of Wakanda, he was born under the name N’Jadaka. When Ulysses Klaue and his mercenaries attacked Wakanda, they press-ganged N’Jadaka’s father, N’Jobu, into helping them; when Klaue was defeated, his father died and his family was exiled. N’Jadaka ended up in Harlem, New York, nursing a hatred against the supervillain and T’Challa, the king who had exiled him. He changed his name to Erik Killmonger and studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, desperate to avenge his father’s death. He eventually contacted King T’Challa and was repatriated back to Wakanda, settling in a village that would later change its name to N’Jadaka Village in his honor. He became a subversive, with dreams of ridding Wakanda of what he termed “white colonialist” cultural influences and return it entirely to its ancient ways.[volume & issue needed] He then took advantage of the Black Panther’s frequent absences in America with the Avengers to stage a coup d’état, along with Baron Macabre.[volume & issue needed] He was defeated and killed, until the Mandarin claimed his body.
Get the Erik Killmonger Gallery T Shirt . Using his rings, the Mandarin was able to amplify the Resurrection Altar and restore Killmonger to life.[volume & issue needed] Killmonger returned to his lover and ally, Madam Slay, and the two plotted to kill the Black Panther and return Wakanda to its ancient ways. While Tony Stark visited Wakanda, Madam Slay drugged Jim Rhodes and took him prisoner.[volume & issue needed] Killmonger appeared to have killed the Black Panther, and blamed Rhodes and Stark, convincing the Wakandans that he could lead them to vengeance.[volume & issue needed] The Black Panther returned, revealing that he had faked his death using a Life Model Decoy. The Black Panther defeated Killmonger.[volume & issue needed] The Mandarin recalled his ring, and Killmonger reverted to an inanimate skeleton. Killmonger’s followers resurrected him again and he would clash with T’Challa on several other occasions.
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