Bushman worked as a mercenary in the Sudan with Spector as his former right hand man. Bushman and his men came upon Dr. Peter Alruane and his daughter Marlene and attempts to kill both in order to steal the Egyptian gold Alruane had discovered. When Spector, disgusted by Bushman's senseless murder, tries to save Alruane and his daughter, Bushman beats Spector and leaves him for dead. It is while lying near death that Spector encounters the spirit of Khonshu and adopts the identity of Moon Knight. In this new guise, Spector defeats Bushman. He also rescues the Alruanes and their discovered Egyptian gold. Much later, Bushman attempts revenge against Spector while he was in the states. Failing that, he sets himself up as General and President for life in the African Republic of Burunda. He funds his campaign on coca plant cultivation (for cocaine production). Defeated by Moon Knight once again, Bushman is deposed from his position in Burunda. Still, later, Bushman engages in a quiet assassination attempt on Russian ambassadors in an attempt to end Glasnost. He is defeated by Moon Knight and taken into police custody where he remains for some time. Bushman is easily recognized by the white tattooed Death's Head mask on his face and the steel fangs that he sometimes employs. manta ray-like design on the forehead. Finally, Bushman is seemingly killed by Moon Knight after a brutal rooftop battle. In an attempt to bring their feud to an end, Moon Knight uses the sharp end of his crescent dart to carve off Bushman's face. After this, Spector believes he is continually visited by Khonshu in the form of a faceless Bushman so that he is reminded of "his greatest work".