Real Name: M'Dom Typ
Identity/Class: Terrestrial human sub-species (hidden race); Aerian
Occupation: Head scientist and general leader of the Aerians
Group Membership: Aerian race
Affiliations: Ka-Zar (Kevin, Lord Plunder), K'lm Fhet, Leanne, Lemurans, Shanna the She-Devil (Shanna, Lady Plunder), Zabu
Enemies: Pterons (Khalf), Sep
Known Relatives: Wend (widow)
Aliases: Lord Typ
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Aerie Shalahn, Pangea, the Savage Land, Antarctica
First Appearance: Ka-Zar the Savage I#2 (May, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Like other Aerians, M'Dom Typ is a a humanoid possessed of various avian characteristics, like large-feathered wings (M'Dom Typ looked to have a wingspan of 15') with which he could fly, at speeds of perhaps 30-60 miles per hour. He could fly carrying the weight of at least an adult human woman, and he could fly for at least hours carrying such a weight.
The Aerians may have had feathers instead of hair or they may have had hair in addition to feathers.
He likely had adaptations to assist in flight, such as porous, bird-like bone, and/or eyes adapted to resist high-speed winds, etc.
He was an experienced swordsman, both in gaming and lethal combat.
M'Dom was a pleasant and
charismatic man, a brave warrior (leading his troops into battle), and
a skilled tactician. He delegated authority as appropriate, and he
could enjoy relaxed sport as well as an occasional glass of wine (or
M'Dom enjoyed sporting games such as Bala and Kelta.
Height: Unrevealed; perhaps 5'9" (he only looked a few inches shorter than the 6'2" Ka-Zar)
Weight: Unrevealed; perhaps 110 lbs. (likely lighter than human due to porous bones)
Eyes: Brown (not clearly colored, and I have terrible color vision)
Hair: None visible; white feathers (though darker "eyebrow" feathers)
Note: He either wore tights, or he his feet had fused digits, as the tips of his feet are solid across)
(Ka-Zar the Savage I#2 (fb) - BTS) - From Aerie Shalan, the Aerians -- led by Lord Typ -- experienced a number of severe and unexplained climatic and geological formations, including frequent earthquakes and islands forming and disappearing without warning, and the appearance of strange plant and animal mutations; these were caused by Belasco.
(Ka-Zar the Savage#2 (fb) - BTS) - A short time ago, an Aerian spy rediscovered the location of the trip device in Athmeth. A triggering mechanism was constructed to detonate the device.
(Ka-Zar the Savage I#2 (fb) - BTS) - The Aerians experienced a week of torrential rain totally unlike their usual fair weather.
the Savage#2 (fb) - BTS) - Queen Leanne -- who had become disenchanted with
being a puppet ruler of Zarhan -- became lovers with Sep of the
Aerians, and they made plans to elope. Sep made an arrangement with the
Pterons who "kidnapped" Leanne and brought her to Athmeth; faking his death, Sep accompanied her there.
the Savage I#2 (fb) - BTS) - After Ka-Zar and Shanna fell (and
Ka-Zar, at least, was knocked out as his skull struck the rock wall)
while scaling the wall between Pangea and the Savage Land, Lord Typ's
scouting party caught them in mid-fall, saving their lives, and brought
them back to Aerie Shalan.
Shanna recovered first.
the Savage I#2) - After Ka-Zar recovered and marveled at Aerie Shalan,
Lord Typ told him of the recent climatic changes. Shanna asked if they
had seen a sabre-tooth tiger, and although Lord Typ assured her that no
cat could ascend Aerie Shalan's steep walls, Zabu soon fought past a
pair of guards and entered the throneroom.
As Ka-Zar asked the amazed Typ if he could have his weapons back; Typ approved, but was curious about Ka-Zar's leather sling; Ka-Zar confirmed its nature and effectiveness in the right hands.
They were then interrupted by another Aerian, who warned them of an attacking Pteron. They witnessed as the Pteron dropped the insensate Aerian scout, whom a pair of other Aerians caught. Though Typ noted that Aerian troops would soon rise to the attack, Ka-Zar realized the Pteron would be gone by then. When Typ was irritated by the taunting Pteron, Ka-Zar used his sling to strike the Pteron, dropping him to the ground.
The rescued scout noted that their mission had failed, Sep had been killed, and the Pterons had taken Queen Leanne. Noting their long-standing alliance with Zarhan and not wishing to wait until news reached Zarhan, Typ asked Ka-Zar and Shanna to join them in a rescue.
Shanna readily agreed, but Ka-Zar -- who had recently had a semi-romantic encounter with Leanne and presumably did not wish for Shanna to learn of this -- initially refused, arguing that the odds were poor and that Leanne may not even be worth risking their lives for. Acknowledging that Lemura had its internal problems, Typ was nonetheless surprised by Ka-Zar's strong reaction.
(Ka-Zar the Savage I#2 (fb) - BTS) - A small party of Aerians were sent out as advance scouts for the main party planning to rescue Leanne, but many Pterons were in the sky, and a group of Pterons attacked the smaller party of Aerians.
the Savage I#2) - Realizing
Ka-Zar headed back to offer his aid, observed the Pterons attacking the
Aerians, and he and Zabu helped defeat and/or drive off the Pterons.
the Savage I#2) - That evening, over a campfire, Typ agreed to the wisdom of a ground
attack, and Ka-Zar offered himself and Shanna to sneak into a back
entrance to the Pterons' base; Typ considered this a brave but
dangerous plan, figuring the two of them alone would never make it, but
Ka-Zar countered that they might if the Aerians provided a diversion.
K'lm Fhet then asked to speak, and
Typ introduced him as the eldest and
wisest among the Aerians, noting that none knew the Pterons better than
he. Fhet then noted the trip device within Athmeth's galleries, and Typ
advised that Shanna could set the device while Ka-Zar located Leanne;
at a pre-determined time, the Aerians would attack and keep the Aerians
busy while Ka-Zar escaped with Leanne. Further, with the Aerians
blocking Athmeth's entrance, the Pterons trapped in the collapsing
caverns would perish.
the Savage I#2 - BTS) - Ka-Zar and Shanna entered Athmeth through a secret entrance tunnel at its rear.
the Savage I#2 - BTS) -
As Ka-Zar furiously attacked the Pterons, M'Dom Typ's forces alongside
Zabu then rushed through Athmeth's main entrance, and a savage battle
ensued. After Shanna slew Khalf, the destruct mechanism went off, and
Athmeth began to collapse.
Prepared for this, the Aerians, Ka-Zar, Shanna, and Zabu all escaped, but most Pterons were trapped or crushed; Leanne fell off a cliff in the ensuing chaos.
the Savage I#2) - Typ thanked Ka-Zar
and Shanna for their aid in ending the Pterons' reign of death in
Pangea, noting that the Aerians owed them both much. When one of Typ's
men noted they had recovered all of the bodies they could get to but
had not found Leanne, Typ asked Ka-Zar if he thought Leanne could have
survived. Ka-Zar considered it unlikely, then suggested they get some
food, after which he would show Typ how to use the sling.
Comments: Created by Bruce Jones, Brent Anderson, and Carlos Garzon.
Wend is called Wena when first
identified and in the second reference in Ka-Zar the Savage I#3, but
Wend thereafter. Perhaps Wena is a familiar/nickname version of Wend.
Profile by Snood.
M'Dom Typ should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
Ka-Zar the Savage I#2, pg. 4, panel 4 (upper body, oblique);
panel 5 (mostly full, distant);
pg. 8, panel 4 (face);
#3, pg. 7, panel 1 (full body, oblique);
pg. 16, panel 1 (winged fight);
pg. 22, panel 2 (struck down)
Ka-Zar the Savage I#2-3 (May-June, 1981) - Bruce Jones (writer), Brent Anderson (penciler), Carlos Garzon (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
First posted: 12/02/2018
Last updated: 12/02/2018
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