Characters : Ka-Zar

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Wears a loin-cloth like Tarzan




6' 2"


215 lbs


Hunter, tracker, skilled fighter, has been known to kill a Tyranosaurus Rex with only his knife.


None. Ka-Zar once claimed he had super-human strength since he was exposed to vapors from the "Land of Mists," but the Handbook says this isn't true.

Strength Level

Normal for a man of his age, height and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.


Generally a large knife he made himself. Occasionally a slingshot or a bow and arrow. Plus, of course, Zabu, his loyal sabre-tooth tiger!



Created By


Current Occupation

Hunter, Trapper, Fisherman

Dual Identity

Publicly known



Former Aliases

Lord of the Hidden Jungle

Former Occupation


Known Allies

Shanna, Zabu, Spider-Man

Known Confidants

Shanna, Spider-Man

Known Relatives

Dr. Shanna O'Hara (wife), Lord Robert (father, deceased), Lady Blanche (deceased) Parnival (The Plunderer, brother), Matthew (son, named after Matt"DareDevil" Murdock, an old flame of Shanna's and a good friend of Ka-Zar's.)

Legal Status

No criminal record

Major Enemies


Marital Status


Place of Birth

Castle Plunder, Kentish Town, London, England

Real Name

Lord Kevin Plunder

Usual Bases

The Savage Land


OK, let's be honest. Ka-Zar owes a little something to Tarzan. A doctor, and an English Lord, he is also known as Ka-Zar of the Jungle. Making his home in the savage land with Shanna the She-Devil, he rides his sabre-tooth tiger, Zabu, and makes guest appearances nine times out of ten that anyone from Marvel Universe visits the Savage Land.

He had his own series in the 70's or 80's, which ran for a couple of years. Spider-Man was featured a couple of times, and in fact Ka-Zar came to learn of Spider-Man's true identity during that time. He has fought enemies such as Gog, Kraven the Hunter, Stegron and the terrifying Chicken-Cow.

Lately, he has been taking a lot of aspirin after dealing with Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. Its not that Deadpool roughed Ka-Zar up or anything, he just got tired of hearing Wade Wilson's constant chatter when he arrived in the Savage Land to keep a bio-weapon out of H.Y.D.R.A.'s hands. Actually, that should be plural as the bio-weapon turned out to be the zombified head of the Zombie Universe Deadpool.

Appears In...

Jul 1997 App: Flashback - Kazar #Minus 1
Mar 1965 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #10
Jan 1966 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #12
Feb 1966 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #13
  Origins told.
Mar 1966 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #14

Here is the Full Appearance List (161 Apps) for Ka-Zar.

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The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.

Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.