Ka-Zar, Marvel’s Lord Of The Jungle Returns This September

by Olly MacNamee

Zac Thompson and Germán García will be teaming upas the latest creators to tackle Marvel’s Lord of the Jungle, Ka-zar this September in the all-new mini-series, Kazar: Lord of the Savage Lands.

Back from the dead, after being killed and resurrected as part of last year’s Empyre evens, this new take promises to be “a bold evolution of the character while staying true to his jungle roots as the mighty hero goes up against a mysterious new villain with twisted plans for the Savage Land.”

“The alien Cotati murdered him. The Savage Land brought him back. Lord Plunder has returned — with a vastly new perspective! Now united with Shanna the She-Devil in a mystical merging of life energies, Ka-Zar has new abilities, new needs…and new enemies. An ancient evil has surfaced in the Savage Land — one that is rapidly reshaping the forgotten world and its inhabitants. Ka-Zar and Shanna must fight together to protect their home and family! But their son Matthew has plans of his own…”

Plus, he has a whole new set of powers, as Thompson reminds readers in his pitch to potential fans:

“Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land is the book I’ve always wanted to write. It’s an absolute dream-come-true to take a character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and propel them into the modern Marvel universe with a whole host of horrifying new powers! It’s been years since Ka-Zar had his own series and we wanted to mark the occasion with an evolution that channels something like Immortal Hulk but with a distinct throwback to the old adventure pulps that inspired the character’s creation 65 years ago. I’m in awe of our team. Germán Garcia is delivering mind-blowing work that channels the best of Jack Kirby. I’ve literally gasped at multiple pages in each issue. Then we have the gorgeous colors by Mat Lopes that feel organic and ethereal. We’re all under the leadership of our brilliant editor Sarah Brunstad who’s expertly guided the vision of this ambitious book from day one. Together we’ve created a story that’s epic, personal, and terrifying. One that’s going to change Ka-Zar and the Savage Land forever!”

Check out a first look at the new series below:

Kazar: Lord of the Savage Lands #1 will be available on Wednesday September 9th from Marvel Comics.


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