Marvel-ous Mondays: "The Power of Ka-Zar!" by Lee and Kirby
Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Is there a better way to kick off a new week than by looking back at a little-seen Stan Lee/Jack Kirby collaboration? Nuuuuh-uh! Here's one of Stan and Jack's last team-ups "The Power of Ka-Zar!" After a couple years without split-books (remember Tales to Astonish with Hulk and Sub-Mariner, Tales of Suspense with Captain America and Iron Man, and Strange Tales with S.H.I.E.L.D. and Dr. Strange?), Marvel brought the format back with Amazing Adventures (featuring the Inhumans and the Black Widow) and, the subject of today's post, Astonishing Tales with Dr. Doom and Ka-Zar! After playing around with Ka-Zar as a guest-star in a variety of Marvel mags and then in an ish of Marvel Super-Heroes (#19), Marvel's first swingin' super-hero (hey, he was around--or at least a version of him was around--in the pulps before Marvel Comics #1 was even published, baby!) was finally given a regular strip. Lord Kevin Plunder remained in AT for 20 issues (May 1970-July 1973), then graduated to his own self-titled mag that ran for 20 issues of its own (October 1974-November 1976). Okay, enuff with that blabbin'--here's "The Power of Ka-Zar!" from Astonishing Tales #1!
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