Real Name: Kapah
Identity/Class: Human sub-species/Hidden race (Fall People; Savage Land)
Group Membership: Fall People (specifically Tongah's village, if there were more than one village)
Affiliations: Lodah, Mahala (presumed deity), Tongah;
melas were useful to him, perhaps as food
Enemies: Unidentified sabertooth tiger;
melas likely considered him an enemy
Known Relatives: Sarak (father, deceased), Selma (mother)
Aliases: None identified
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly his home as part of an unidentified Fall People tribe in the Savage Land, Antarctica
First Appearance: Ka-Zar the Savage I#5 (August, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Apparently 12-15 years old, Kapah was a skilled at spear fishing.
Height: Unrevealed (perhaps 5'5")
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 115 lbs.)
Hair: Black (shaved into Mohawk with pony tail)
(Ka-Zar the Savage I#5 (fb)) - Kapah was a member of Tongah's tribe of Fall People, dwelling in his village in a home with his father, Sarak, and his mother, Selma.
(Ka-Zar the Savage I#5 (fb) - BTS) - Sarak and Kapah regularly went fishing down river from their village
(Ka-Zar the Savage I#5 (fb) - BTS) - Sarak and Kapah went fishing.
After barely half an hour, Kapah had caught two big melas (fish-creatures), and he was very proud.
(Ka-Zar the Savage I#5 (fb)) - As Sarak cleaned the melas, a large sabertooth tiger suddenly appeared out of nowhere, attacking and killing Kapah.
As the tiger stood over Kapah, making no move to
eat him, Sarak leapt at it with his knife, but he was dropped by a
single clawed swat.
After drooling on Sarak's wounded face, the
great beast instead loped away. Sarak wept as he cradled his dead son.
(Ka-Zar the Savage I#5 (fb) -
BTS) - Returning to his village, Sarak respected Ka-Zar's law
forbidding the killing of "long-tooths," resisting his desire to
organize a hunting party.
With time to reflect, Sarak considered the abnormal behavior of the great cat: Attacking a human instead of natural and available prey; and not consuming what it attacked and slew.
Comments: Created by Bruce Jones, Brent Anderson, and Carlos Garzon.
Ka-Zar, Tongah, and Sarak hunted the sabertooth tiger, but Sarak went mad from rabies, and Ka-Zar slew him. TheTongah was subsequently attacked by the sabertooth before it was slain by a dinosaur. Knowing he was afflicted with the same disease, Tongah committed suicide. But, he got better when the High Evolutionary used Garokk to restore the Savage Land after it had been destroyed by the Terminus-power Jorro. There is not evidence as far as I know that Kapah was revived as well...
Ka-Zar told the story of the apparently rabid sabertooth as part of his explanation to Shanna about how closely he and Zabu were bonded.
Profile by Snood.
Kapah should be distinguished from:
Ka-Zar the Savage I#5, pg. 12, panel 1 (sabertooth leaping at Kapah);
panel 2 (Sarak leaping at sabertooth standing over Kapah);
pg. 13, panel 2 (Sarak holding Kapah as tiger departs);
Ka-Zar the Savage I#5 (August, 1981) - Bruce Jones (writer), Brent Anderson (penciler), Carlos Garzon (inker), , Danny Fingeroth (assistant editor), Louise Jones (editor)
First posted: 01/13/2021
Last updated: 01/13/2021
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