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1308: Ka-Zar #3 (v1) [B Story]

" In the Den of the Dazzler "
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Ka-Zar #3b (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Marie Severin, Sal Buscema
Writers: Jerry Siegel
Pencilers: George Tuska
Inkers: Dick Ayers
Cover Date: March 1971
Release Date: October 1970
Story Arc: -
Pages: 11
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 277                 Times Rated: 181
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Iron Man #40 (v1)
Ka-Zar #2b (v1)
Ka-Zar #3b (v1)
Marvel Tales #30b (v2)
Sub-Mariner #38 (v1)
1306: Iron Man
#40 (v1)
1307: Ka-Zar
#2b (v1)
1309: Marvel Tale...
#30b (v2)
1310: Sub-Mariner
#38 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Angel seeks out revenge against Dazzler for his father's murder, but he is transported and captured by Dazzler while still in his Warren Worthington III identity. Will he be able to change into Angel and save the day?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Angel last appeared in Ka-Zar #2b (v1). Angel next appears in Marvel Tales #30b (v2).
Supporting Characters
  Candace Southern
Candace Southern last appeared in Ka-Zar #2b (v1). Candace Southern next appears in Marvel Tales #30b (v2).
  Fred Duncan
Fred Duncan last appeared in Ka-Zar #2b (v1). Fred Duncan next appears in Shanna the She-Devil #5 (v1).
Dazzler last appeared in Ka-Zar #2b (v1). Dazzler next appears in Marvel Tales #30b (v2).
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Issue Notes

Issue Notes

The first and second stories in this issue is a reprint. The third story is new.
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Issue Review
   December 3, 2015
Very weak.
Lots of problems here. Our hero inexplicably blaming his girlfriend is the first one. Strange train of thought.
Next the fact that the villain kidnaps him. Makes no sense at all. But sure drives the story forward. Bad writing.
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  Kez Says:    
  2012-04-01 22:54:52  
  This totally superfluous arc had to be something that had been lying around for months if not years. It seems really out of place at this point of development in the Marvel Universe.  

  Wady Says:    
  2012-09-25 12:25:49  
  The story in this arc is a bit lame I would have to agree  

  zweineuf Says:    
  2013-03-19 15:21:55  
  My guess is that it was originally supposed to run as a second story in X-Men, before that was relegated to reprints. Putting it in here instead of in X-Men would be a way of enticing people to pick up the X-Men reprint books.
Aside from the general late-60s vibe and quality, another clue that this was originally developed earlier is that Angel is wearing his (ridiculous) 2nd costume, rather than his (awesome) third one that he had by the end of the first run of X-Men.

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-01 07:21:39  
  If I weren't obsessive compulsive about reading everything I can in the order, I'd skip this arc.  

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2014-09-29 04:51:03  
  This story is oddly entertaining. The villain is forgettable though.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-11-25 12:29:19  
  Agreed, this is somehow entertaining. Kinda cool to see solo stories of the lower rated heroes... But it would have been cool to see some other X-Men play some role in this arc.  

  specialque Says:    
  2015-01-24 18:58:17  
  Ugh. I should not be surprised at how this arc is developing, and I almost feel like taking back the praise I gave Marvel for throwing some work to Siegel. I was willing to ignore the Angel blaming Candy for his father's death, because he's young and stupid. I had no idea that Siegel was going to turn that into a plot point. In no f-ing way is Candy responsible for his father's death. None whatsoever. Between this and his atrocious writing of Lois Lane and Dorrie Evans, it's clear that Siegel had some major issues with women. I hate to say this, but if this is the type of material he was turning out in his later years, then it's no surprise that people stopped hiring him. I read a story where some smaller publisher offered Siegel a writing gig because they felt bad about how the business was treating him, and when they got the script they couldn't use it because of how bad it was. Him and Shuster deserved all the Superman royalties DC stole from them, but if this is the kind of dreck he was producing, then it's no surprise he stopped getting work.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-02-10 20:02:14  
  Man can you ever tell that this was written in the mid 60s. Not long after Siegel's stellar work on the old Torch stories. *Eyeroll* This isn't so painful as that...but it still hurts. Oh well, only one more to get through.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-01-24 19:45:40  
  Just 1 star for the Dazzler clipping the Angel's wings!!

Patience - Wow, imagine waiting three months to get this issue, only to find out it gets worse...

Puffy - Dazzler looks bloated in this issue!

Control - Although, I do like how the Dazzler keeps his men in line!!

'Nuff Said - "But remember that taking the law into your own hands is not the American Way!"- Fred Duncan, FBI

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-02-23 09:16:42  
  Warren removes his outer clothing... and suddenly he is sporting a face-mask. I wonder where he was hiding that...  

  ViolentPhlegm @ Locust75 (original post):    
  2016-08-22 22:54:18  
  1 star? Angel knocked that guy's tooth clean out of his head!  

  Locust75 @ ViolentPhlegm (original post):    
  2016-08-23 05:26:16  
  Eh, it was already loose!


  Katryn Says:    
  2017-01-10 06:23:35  
  Good thing Angel wasn't out shopping with his mum when the goons came to kill his dad, imagine him trying to blame his mum like he's blaming Candy! It almost makes me glad she's unconscious.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-02-16 12:25:32  
  Maybe this isn't as painful as the two solo Torch stories he did in 1963, but it's still pretty painful. Other than Warren's father's death, which should technically make this story at least a candidate for the "essential" tag, it's by and large forgettable that I elected not to suggest essential status. Probably similar reasoning led other readers to do the same.

About the only element here that's keeping my interest is the connection between Fred Duncan and the Dazzler. And that's not much either. Face it, the Dazzler is failing to dazzle. These stories have the feel as though they were written, drawn and completed for use a few years prior, probably 1968 when the X-Men were split up at the behest of Duncan. Angel was the only character to not have a solo story in that stretch.

2 stars. Jerry, we still salute you and your accomplishments.

  Saithrenslot Says:    
  2017-10-10 21:10:26  
  This would have been much better if the Dazzler had replaced some of the old villain cliches with his own brand:

"Out accursed jackals! Away before I dizazzle every last one of you!"

"Now hear this! Complete all assignments to my satisfaction or be Dazzled!" **jazz hands**

"You underestimate the Dazzle of the Dazzler, fly boy" **throws pocket confetti at Angel**


  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-10-18 12:48:01  
  Angel, unwritten laws are not real laws. A person can't violate them.

Really, you're blaming Candy for your father's death? You weren't there because you made a choice.

And, of course, the villain has captured Candy. At least he is interested in see who the Angel is in real life, as opposed to all other villains who leave the heroes masked.

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Marvel Masterworks: X-Men, Volume 5
This collection includesX-Men #43a (v1), X-Men #44a (v1), X-Men #45a (v1), X-Men #46a (v1), X-Men #47a (v1), X-Men #48a (v1), X-Men #49a (v1), X-Men #50a (v1), X-Men #51a (v1), X-Men #52a (v1), X-Men #53a (v1), Ka-Zar #2b (v1), Ka-Zar #3b (v1), Marvel Tales #30b (v2), Avengers #53 (v1)
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