One Man's Views: Ka-Zar The Savage Notes Way back in the late 1990's, I was contacted by Adela Salguero who was in the process of working on the spanish translated versions of Waid and Kubert's Ka-Zar series. Being a huge fan of Ka-Zar, she asked if I would be willing to review/ summarize his previous appearances. I, of course, happily accepted :) I did it because I love the character and wanted to help out. I covered all of the books I had, ending with Ka-Zar The Savage. In the end, she sent me a few copies of the translated books which is always interesting to see. After all this time, I realized I never published those notes anywhere and figured I would fix that. And so, here they are, very brief, very rough, but always fun. Hope you enjoy them!
By the way, as I've written elsewhere, these aren't real reviews. And, considering they're over 30 years old now, I won't worry about spoilers. Let it be known, I'll be spilling the beans on all the storylines!! :)
Marvel SuperHeroes #19, 1968
Conceived by Stan Lee, Written by Arnold Drake and Steve Parkhouse, Drawn by George Tuska, Inked by Sid Greene.
Ka-Zar's early adventures in the pages of Daredevil and X-Men were reprinted in various books Marvel put out in the late sixties, early seventies.
Astonishing Tales featuring Ka-Zar and Dr. Doom
#1 - Aug 1970. W-Stan Lee A-Jack Kirby I-Sam Grainger.
#2 - Oct 70. W-Roy Thomas A-Jack Kirby I-Sam Grainger
#3 - Dec 70. W-Gerry Conway A-Barry Smith I-Sam Grainger
#4 - Feb 71. W-Gerry Conway A-Barry Smith I-Sam Grainger
#5 - Apr 71. W-Gerry Conway A-Barry Smith I-Frank Giacoia
#6 - Jun 71. W-Gerry Conway A-Barry Smith I-Bill Everett
#7 - Aug 71. W-Roy Thomas A-Herb Trimpe
#8 - Oct 71. W-Roy Thomas and Gary Friedrich A-Herb Trimpe I-Tom Sutton
#9 - Dec 71. The book is now "Astonishing Tales featuring Ka-Zar Lord of the Hidden Jungle"
#10 - Feb 72. W-Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway A-Barry Smith I-Sal Buscema
#11 - Apr 72. W-Roy Thomas A-Gil Kane I-Frank Giacoia
#12 - Jun 72. W-Roy Thomas A-John Buscema I-Dan Adkins
#13 - Aug 72. W-Roy Thomas A-John Buscema I-Rich Buckler
#14 - Oct 72. No credits, but art definately John Buscema. Another Inventory Issue.
#15 - Dec 72. W-Mike Friedrich A-Gil Kane I-Tom Sutton
#16 - Feb 73. W-Mike Friedrich A-Rich Buchler I-Chic Stone
#17 - Apr 73. W-Mike Friedrich A-Dan Adkins
#18 - Jun 73. W-Mike Friedrich A-Dan Adkins I-Frank Chiaramonte
#19 - Aug 73. W-Mike Friedrich A-Dan Adkins I-Jack Abel
#20 - Oct 73. W-Mike Friedrich A-Marie Severin and Warner Roth I-Frank Chiaramonte
Shanna The She-Devil
#1 - Sadly, I don't have a copy
#2 - Feb 73. W-Carole Seuling A-Ross Andru I-Vince Colletta [Steranko Cover]
#3 - Apr 73. W-Carole Seuling A-Ross Andru I-Vince Colletta
#4 - Jun 73. Carole Seuling Plot Steve Gerber Script A-Ross Andru I-Vince Colletta
#5 - Aug 73. W-Steve Gerber A-Ross Andru I-Vince Colletta
More to come!
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