Ka-Zar

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US Pulp Magazine. Three issues, October 1936, January 1937 and June 1937, published by Manvis Publications; no editor named. The last issue was titled Ka-Zar the Great.

Ka-Zar begins as a small boy, the sole survivor of a plane crash in Africa that kills his parents. He is raised by lions and becomes a character along the lines of Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli or Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan in his introductory adventure "King of Fang and Claw" (October 1936) by Bob Byrd, issued in book form as Ka-Zar, King of Fang and Claw (1937). The character was resuscitated by Marvel Comics in the 1960s, featuring in their Strange Tales series. The October 1936 launch issue of the magazine was reprinted as a facsimile book, Ka-Zar (anth 1975). [FHP/MJE]

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