Membership: High Priestess, Trole, others

Purpose: To serve the wishes of Garokk

Affiliations: Garokk the Petrified Man

Enemies: Ka-Zar, Shanna the She-Devil, Zabu, Zira

Base of Operations: Garokk's temple, Savage Land

First Appearance: Ka-Zar Annual '97 (1997)


(Ka-Zar Annual '97 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking to reassert himself, Garokk depended upon the Death Cult, a faction of his Sun People, to prepare the body of an outworlder for him to inhabit. Garokk used his control of the Savage Land to cause chaos, flooding lands and causing dinosaurs to stampede.

(Ka-Zar Annual '97 (fb)) - The Death Cult captured Shanna on the prophesied Night of Terror and prepared to slay her for Garokk. The High Priestess and Trole oversaw the capture of Zabu as well just as Ka-Zar and Zira attacked, though they were soon captured by the superior numbers. Laid before Garokk's visage, Ka-Zar called Garokk mad, but Garokk told them that by his rebirth and the destruction of the Savage Land, a new day of paradise would be ushered in. Garokk claimed to be the very spirit of the Savage Land while the High Priestess prepared Shanna's body for the slaying, sprinkling her with Garokk's own ashes. Ka-Zar managed to free himself and interrupt the ceremony. The time passed, the cave collapsed in on Garokk, who vowed revenge as he madly laughed. His Death Cult escaped and promised to fulfill his wishes.

Comments: Created by Brian K. Vaughn, Walter McDaniel and various inkers.

Profile by Chadman.

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High Priestess and Trole

(Ka-Zar Annual '97) - The leader of Garokk's Death Cult, the High Priestess, and Trole oversaw the capture of Ka-Zar, Zira, Shanna, and Zabu and laid them before the visage of Garokk. The High Priestess prepared Shanna for sacrifice, but Ka-Zar managed to escape and thwart the rite. The Death Cult escaped and vowed revenge.

--Ka-Zar Annual '97

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Ka-Zar Annual '97, p25 (main)

p32, pan4 (in front of Garokk)
p22, pan4 (High Priestess and Trole)

Ka-Zar Annual '97 - Brian K. Vaughn (writer), Walter McDaniel (penciler), Jon Holdredge, Allen Martinez, Nathan Massengill, Whitney McFarland, Rob Stull (inkers), Matt Idelson (editor)

First Posted: 12/13/2007
Last updated: 12/13/2007

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