Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack KirbyPublication Date: March 1965
Big Ka-Zar and trusty pet Sabre-Tooth Tiger Zabu make their mighty Marvel debuts. Alas, Ka-Zar is not a mutant, as Prof X can tell with his Cerebro machine. Of course, Ka-Zar also means the Savage Land, which is one of the fantastic locations of the Marvel Universe, and the site of many X-Men related adventures to come.
Ka-Zar doesn't speak the best English, and this of course leads to a minor skirmish with the X-Men (well, that and Iceman freezing Zabu). There's also a Jurassic Park-like episode featuring Jean and Warren.
At issue's end, Ka-Zar bids the X-Men to never return to the Savage Land. Like that'll happen.
- Jerry Lewis gets a reference
- It's pronounced "Kay-Sar" according to Stan Lee
- Beast quotes Isaac Asimov (although he doesn't give proper credit!)
- The Savage Land is not named as such
"The South Pole is one place where I'll feel right at home!" - Iceman
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