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Ka-Zar (comics)

Ka-Zar (pronunciation: KAY-zar) is the name of two jungle-dwelling fictional comic book characters published in the United States. The first Ka-Zar was named David Rand, and debuted in 1936, first appearing in pulp magazines of the 1930s. In 1939 he was adapted for his second iteration, a comic book character for Timely Comics, the 1930s and 1940s predecessor of Marvel Comics. The second and more prominent Ka-Zar was named Kevin Plunder, and first appeared in 1965. He is a heroic character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Ka-Zar (magazine)

Ka-Zar was a short-lived pulp magazine series of three issues featuring the first iteration of Ka-Zar, a boy raised by lions to become a Tarzan-like jungle lord. Written by Bob Byrd and published by Martin Goodman's Manvis Publication Inc., the cover and lead story of each issue featured the eponymous hero.


Ka-Zar may refer to:

  • Ka-Zar (pulp series), a Tarzan-type character named David Rand, who first appeared in the pulp magazine Ka-Zar #1
  • Ka-Zar (comics), the Jack Kirby & Stan Lee creation, who first appeared in The X-Men #10