Black Mariah
Black Mariah
Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Luke Cage, Hero for Hire Vol.1 #5 (1973) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Flea, Scimitar
Group Affiliation: Leader of own criminal gang
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Luke Cage and Iron Fist
Creators: Steve Englehart, George Tuska and Billy Graham
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Black Mariah has no superpowers, but she can use her extreme weight to hit with reasonable force.
Black Mariah is the leader of a gang of New York criminals called the Rat Pack. Their primary source of criminal activity was using a stolen ambulance to pick up the bodies of the recently deceased, and then stealing whatever valuables they had on their person. When a man named Frank Jenks was murdered in the Gem Theatre, it would be Black Mariah's gang that would pick up the body. When Jenks' widow learned the truth, she hired Luke Cage (who was at the scene of the murder) to find her husband's body, the sympathetic Cage would take the job free of charge.
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