N'Kantu, the Living Mummy is a mummified Egyptian mystic who once ruled the whole of Egypt. He is also considered immortal due to his "life" of over 3,000 years. He is a member of the Howling Commandos along with Werewolf by Night, Blade, Frankenstein's Monster and Man-Thing
When Spider-Man returns to the Tricarrier to meet with Nick Fury, who introduces him to his new team the Howling Commandos.
After being introduced to the new team they are interrupted by Dracula along with Spider-Man's mesmerized team when they arrive on the Helicarrier to get Tekamentep's Ankh. Spider-Man tries to fight Dracula when he tries to grab the Ankh as Spider-Man is assisted by Frankenstein's Monster. Dracula succeeds in making off with Tekamentep's Ankh as Werewolf by Night states that Dracula will activate Tekamentep's Ankh at sunrise. Peter still in costume and the commandos go to Aunt Man's house to check if she is alright, setting up vampires traps and N'Kantu casts some protection spells. Using the Monster Truck, Spider-Man, Blade, and the Howling Commandos head to Transylvania to confront Dracula. Spider-Man, Blade, and the Howling Commandos enter Dracula's castle where Dracula unleashes his minions on them. They release the Man-Thing who takes out all the shadow vampires at in one go. When they confront Dracula, the Howling Commandos fight to keep Dracula from activating the Ankh while Spider-Man frees his team. As Dracula prepares to join the pieces of Tekamentep's Ankh, Spider-Man snatches the Ankh out of Dracula's hands with the help of Frankenstein's Monster as the sun rises. This causes Dracula to retreat, N'Kantu took Tekamentep's Anhk for himself which he uses to restore his body and teleport to Manhattan in giant size to deal with Nick Fury (who N'Kantu claimed to have the Howling Commandos as part of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s "collection of freaks") where N'Kantu engages the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. With help from a giant-sized Man-Thing, Spider-Man uses Blade's sword to cut Tekamentep's Anhk from around N'Kantu's neck which regresses N'Kantu back to his mummy form. Spider-Man thanks Blade and the Howling Commandos for their help and tells the team the only thing they are missing is an invisible Man, but at that moment his pants are pulled down to revealed Max, the "Invisible Man" who had been guarding Aunt May's house.
Powers and Abilities
As a result of the transfusion of an unknown embalming fluid, N'Kantu has superhuman strength and durability. He is highly resistant to many forms of attack. Although his skin is almost rock-hard in consistency, his wrappings are extremely vulnerable to fire. His blood has been replaced with an alchemical preservative that has allowed him to exist for over three thousand years. He also has no need for food, water, oxygen, or sleep. N'Kantu is able to sense mystical energy and the use of magic. His body no longer produces saliva, which makes speaking difficult and painful for him. He is nevertheless proficient in ancient Egyptian and English. He is extremely sensitive to any dehydrative process which interferes with the preservative fluid in his veins. He has the combat skills . Some of these abilities are enhanced by his mummified condition, while others are diminished.