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2700: Ka-Zar #9 (v2)

" The Man Who Hunted Dinosaur! "
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Ka-Zar #9 (v2)
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Sonny Trinidad
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Marcos Pelayo
Cover Date: June 1975
Release Date: February 1975
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 118                 Times Rated: 85
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Ka-Zar last appeared in Ka-Zar #8 (v2). Ka-Zar next appears in Ka-Zar #10 (v2).
Supporting Characters
Zabu last appeared in Ka-Zar #8 (v2). Zabu next appears in Ka-Zar #10 (v2).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Tomas in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Gregor in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
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Issue Review
   March 7, 2017
A fairly pointless story. There are two parallel narrative strands.
In one we follow a hunter as he kills animals before returning to his village where he has conflict with his father and brother.
In the other, we follow Ka-Zar are he tracks the hunter hoping to avenge the creatures killed for sport.
It's dull stuff. Ka-Zar seems smug here, appointing himself judge, jury and executioner. His quarry isn't terribly interesting. The ending is convoluted and unsatisfying.
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-12-29 10:27:25  
  Like whoa, man. This issue is totally a metaphor for American colonialism, right? Or is it a protest against fascism? Or is it a big ol' bowl of vanilla puddin'? You've had it countless times before, but it still fills your belly.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-09-11 13:59:33  
  Generic Comic Story #32  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2014-05-12 15:59:28  
  Dull retelling of Cain and Abel with a morality story "twist" at the end. I don't care much for Conway's writing in general, but this is far from his best work.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-11-21 21:26:33  
  Pointless story that has nothing to do with anything.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-12-02 19:58:47  
  So I wasn't the only one who thought this was a lame retelling of Cain and Abel.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2017-02-14 23:35:32  
  Not sure I understand how this is a retelling of Cain and Abel. Sure, a guy kills his brother, but hell that happens all the time. Nearly everything else is different.
I love how Ka-Zat says "Let's go Zabu, since you're no longer hurt." Meanwhile Zabu has to be thinking "What do you mean no longer hurt?! Mother*&#$er I just got body slammed by a dinosaur 10 minutes ago."
Tomas is a terrible hunter since he kills the animals but doesn't bring back the body to feed his tribe. No wonder he wasn't chosen.
That ending was totally unearned. Sure, he was upset that he killed his brother, but he went from super proud of his hunt to suicidal in all or 5 seconds.

  aliensummer Says:    
  2017-12-23 21:49:00  
  Wait, so Ka-Zar spends the entire issue hunting this guy to stop him from pointlessly killing dinosaurs and even says he's willing to kill him to stop him from doing it again. Then he finally finds the guy being attacked by a dinosaur and then Ka-Zar... kills the dinosaur.  

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Date User Name Update
   November 19, 2016 Drax Added Petra Scotese (Goldberg) creator listing.
   November 19, 2016 Drax
   July 2, 2016 fragsel Added Gregor to the issue.
   July 2, 2016 fragsel Added Tomas to the issue.
   September 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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