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1806: Ka-Zar #1 (v2)

" Return to the Savage Land "
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Ka-Zar #1 (v2)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: John Buscema
Writers: Mike Friedrich
Pencilers: Paul Reinman
Inkers: Mike Royer
Colourists: Stan Goldberg
Letterers: Mike Royer
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: January 1974
Release Date: September 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 173                 Times Rated: 120
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
At long last Ka-Zar and Zabu have made it back to the Hidden Land. As usual their homecoming is met with the savage hostility of the jungle.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Ka-Zar last appeared in Astonishing Tales #20 (v1). Ka-Zar next appears in Ka-Zar #2 (v2).
Supporting Characters
Zabu last appeared in Astonishing Tales #20 (v1). Zabu next appears in Ka-Zar #2 (v2).
  Shanna the She-Devil
Shanna the She-Devil last appeared in Shanna the She-Devil #5 (v1). Shanna the She-Devil next appears in Ka-Zar #2 (v2).
Maa-Gor last appeared in Astonishing Tales #11 (v1). Maa-Gor next appears in Ka-Zar #2 (v2).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Malgato in the mainstream continuity. Malgato next appears in Ka-Zar #2 (v2).
Group Appearances
Man-Apes last appeared in Astonishing Tales #11 (v1). Man-Apes next appears in Ka-Zar #2 (v2).
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Issue Notes
  • This issue is continued from Astonishing Tales #20.
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Issue Review
   September 16, 2013
#1 is a by-the-numbers slugfest. Enlivened somewhat by the (brief) appearance of Shanna the She-Devil at the very end. 5/10
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  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-15 10:44:17  
  They finally found what to do with Shanna. Leave Africa and put her in the Savage Land. That should bring some interesting stories.  

  Wady Says:    
  2014-02-19 18:00:18  
  Bad Cat  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-20 09:17:27  
  Ka=Zar back where he belongs, with Shanna finally where she belongs.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-15 18:13:11  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-06-25 15:54:28  
  I liked the Shanna surprise, I had been wondering when she would make her way there. Other than that though, meh.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-04-28 02:23:42  
  Ka-Zar, happy to be back home, proceeds to kill one of every species or at least have flashbacks to previous genocides.

"A girl!" felt out of character, but at least Shanna has pep.

  Russ Says:    
  2017-07-29 17:08:26  
  Not even five minutes after he gets home, Ka-Zar gets into fights with an oversized snake and a shark. The guy's clearly happy to be back.

I don't think I'm real impressed with Malgato, but it was really fun to see Shanna in these pages. I was wondering how she'd first get to the Savage Land. And she seemed really feisty to Ka-Zar in spite of being tied up. She's going to be more interesting here than I thought.

3 stars. Nice beginning to a new era in Ka-Zar's narrative.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-09-03 08:18:07  
  I just hope Shanna gets to do stuff. There's too much chest beating that goes on in Ka-Zar.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-10-29 16:15:03  
  Just 2 stars for Ka-Zar getting his own series!!!

Splash - It would've been better if Ka-Zar was riding Zabu out of the plane! Doing his best Slim Pickens impersonation!!

Study This Map - Nice little map of the Savage Land!

Malgato - @Wady: Yeah, They couldn't find a better name for him?!

History Lesson - Nice tying in the Savage Land's past with that of Atlantis, and Valusia. So, that's were Indians came from. Take that Asia! Also, it looks like all of the tribes originally came from the Sun People.

PLUM - Interesting sound effect when Malgato does his magic act?!!

Manly - Maa-Gor looks smaller in this issue, but I do like the hairy shoulders...

She-Devil - It looks like Paul Reinman saved his best art for the last panel!!!

'Nuff Said - "Bah! You are so beneath my contempt!"-Sass Talking Ka-Zar

  Locust75 @ Katryn (original post):    
  2017-10-29 16:18:54  
  But, is it ok if Shanna continues the chest beating on herself?!


  blueballs9 Says:    
  2018-02-02 23:02:23  
  Wow looks like I'm the only one that hopes they both die so that we can start reading better comics.  

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   February 10, 2018 TStarnes
   February 10, 2018 TStarnes
   October 28, 2015 fragsel Added Malgato to the issue.
   November 22, 2014 fragsel Added Man-Apes to the issue.
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