KA-ZAR THE HUNTER
Real Name: Kevin Plunder
Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-83043) human
Occupation: Hunter, safari guide
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Wilson Fisk of Earth-83043
Enemies: The Savage Spider-Man (Peter Parker) of Earth-83043
Known Relatives: Unidentified father
Base of Operations: Savage Land, Earth-83043
First Appearance: Vault of Spiders I#1 (December, 2018)
Powers/Abilities: Ka-Zar the
Hunter presumably had no superhuman powers (see comments) but he utilized
various weapons such as clawed gauntlets, knives and spiked wristbands.
Height: 6'2" (by approximation) (see comments)
Weight: 215 lbs. (by approximation) (see comments)
History: (Vault of Spiders I#1/5 - (fb) - BTS) - Kevin Plunder was the son of a man who had killed the last of the Man-Apes in the Savage Land of Antarctica. In his adult years, Kevin had become known as Ka-Zar the Hunter and organized safari trips into the Savage Land for wealthy tourists with no qualms about killing endangered creatures.
(Vault of Spiders I#1/5) - One of Ka-Zar's clients was Wilson Fisk of Kingline, who arrived at Savage Land in his private jet and with an entourage of bodyguards. After providing Fisk with an opportunity to shoot and kill a tyrannosaurus rex, Kevin inquired whether his client wanted to obtain a trophy of a pteranodon. At that moment, he stepped on a tripwire, which released a massive stegosaurus skeleton on top of them. Ka-Zar pushed his client out of its way but was crushed under the skeleton himself. Injured but not dead, Kevin noted that the trap was not in fact meant for him, but was merely a distraction to allow the legendary Savage Spider-Man to separate Fisk from his guide.
After Fisk fled from the site of the attack back to his plane, he was confronted by the Savage Spider-Man (Peter Parker). Retreating to the safety of his plane, Fisk let his armed men who were lying in wait to deal with Parker but the Savage Spider-Man was aided by local venomous spiders that attacked and swarmed both Fisk and his men.
Comments: Created by James Asmus and Juan Gedeon.
Ka-Zar's weight, height and abilities are taken from his Earth-616 counterpart.
The story does not show whether Kevin was able to escape the trap from or perished under it.
Profile by HBK123.
Earth-83043's Ka-Zar the Hunter has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Vault of Spiders I#1, p26, pan1 (Ka-Zar the Hunter, main image)
Vault of Spiders I#1, p26, pan4 (Ka-Zar the Hunter crushed by a trap)
Vault of Spiders I#1 (December, 2018) - "Savage Spider-Man" - James Asmus (writer), Juan Gedeon (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Last updated: 06/03/2020
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