KA-ZAR
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) human

Occupation: Protector of the Savage Land

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: J. Jonah Jameson, Mortimer, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Thunderwing, Zabu

Enemies: Kraven the Hunter, New York Police Department; briefly J. Jonah Jameson

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Nature Boy," "Wild Man of the Jungle"

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA; the Savage Land

First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Hunter & the Hunted" (December 12, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Ka-Zar possessed great physical (but not superhuman) strength. He was capable of tracking animals across great distances using only his sharpened senses.

Height: 6'0" (presumably-see comments)
Weight: 235 lbs. (presumably-see comments)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond

History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Hunter & the Hunted") - Ka-Zar was already known as the protector of the Savage Land. He was rescuing a trapped dinosaur when Zabu was stolen by Kraven the Hunter. Using scent alone, he was able to determine Zabu was taken in a struggle and when he spied the Daily Bugle's private plane flying away, Ka-Zar swore to rescue his blood brother. Seeing the dinosaur Thunderwing nearby, Ka-Zar hitched a ride to the end of the jungle. Via unrevealed means, Ka-Zar snuck aboard a New York bound cargo plane and when discovered, Ka-Zar briefly battled the crew before taking a parachute and bailing out. Landing in the bay, Ka-Zar swam to shore and started searching for Zabu.

The next day, Ka-Zar was causing a traffic jam by continuing his search in the middle of the road. He stopped when he spotted a woman wearing a fur wrap. Inspecting it, he told her animals were not for decoration as he tossed the wrap into the gutter and ran off. Ignoring a Don't Walk sign, Ka-Zar nearly caused several accidents and casually tossed an enraged biker into a nearby fountain when he stepped in front of the biker's bike before the police arrived. Easily avoiding them, he leapt into a nearby condemned building, ignoring the signs that the building was due for demolition.

When Spider-Man arrived on the scene after his bus was caught in a traffic jam due to Ka-Zar's appearance, Ka-Zar mistook him for an enemy and attacked. The fighting was halted when a wrecking ball smashed the building, forcing them to leap to the ground. In a nearby alley, Spider-Man explained why he was there but Ka-Zar ignored his advice and told him that the thieves who took Zabu were the only ones who were going to get in trouble. Spotting a Daily Bugle truck with Zabu's picture on it, Ka-Zar ignored Spider-Man and chased after it, unaware that the wall crawler planted a spider tracer on his trunks. Making his way to J. Jonah Jameson's office, Ka-Zar demanded the return of Zabu. When Jameson asked for proof of ownership, Ka-Zar responded by lifting the publisher over his head. When Kraven called and challenged the jungle lord, Ka-Zar accepted, unaware that Jameson had found the tracer on him and removed it.

Going with Jameson and his nephew Mortimer, Ka-Zar arrived at Kraven's lair. Answering Kraven's challenge in person, Ka-Zar swung towards the hunter using a nearby vine but was easily captured by one of Kraven's traps. Seeing Zabu suspended in a cage, Ka-Zar struggled to free himself by swinging back and forth, building momentum enough to crash into the cage and knock it to the ground. When Spider-Man, who had followed the spider-tracer on Ka-Zar to the Daily Bugle and learned of Kraven's challenge, smashed Kraven's jungle power box, Ka-Zar was freed from his trap. With the now-freed Zabu, Ka-Zar rushed towards Kraven. Ka-Zar snatched Kraven's gadget-laden belt away, leaving the now- powerless hunter to back into one of his own cages for his own protection. Ka-Zar and Spider-Man then both joked over the captured Jameson and Mortimer, both of whom had tried to flee Kraven's lair, only to be caught up in some of Kraven's traps.

Later, Ka-Zar and Zabu boarded a jet back to the Savage Land with the staff of the Daily Bugle to see them off.

Comments: Created by Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott and Marvel Productions, Ltd (see Appearances list for list of artists involved).

According to a few online sources, Ka-Zar was voiced by Arlin Miller

Height and weight taken from his 616 counterpart. No origin was given, so he might be Kevin Plunder or his name might actually be Ka-Zar. Also, Ka-Zar seems to be known to the Daily Bugle staff, if show dialogue is anything to go by.

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-8107's Ka-Zar has no known connections to:


Thunderwing

Thunderwing was a pteranodon that Ka-Zar knew. When Ka-Zar began his search for the captured Zabu, he noticed Thunderwing nearby and hitched a ride on the dinosaur to the end of the Savage Land jungles, where Ka-Zar then somehow snuck aboard a cargo plane to New York.




--Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Hunter & the Hunted"


Zabu

The last known sabretooth tiger, Zabu was Ka-Zar's faithful companion. He was lured into Kraven's clutches when the hunter used a chunk of meat as bait. When Zabu ate, Kraven attacked and wrestled the tiger. Chasing after Kraven, Zabu was tricked into a mechanical cage and transported to New York. Arriving in New York, Zabu escaped his cage when the chain broke but Spider-Man was able to recapture and return him to Kraven. He was later taken to Kraven's lair and used as bait for Ka-Zar. He was later rescued and returned to Ka-Zar and the two returned to the Savage Land.




--Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Hunter & the Hunted"

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Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Hunter & the Hunted" (all images in this profile)


Appearances:
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Hunter & the Hunted" (December 12, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Mario Piluso (storyboards, layouts), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)


First Posted: 05/23/2018
Last updated: 05/23/2018

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