Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land #1

Writer: Zac Thompson Artist: German Garcia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 8, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 17
8.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The alien Cotati murdered him. The Savage Land brought him back. Lord Plunder has returned - with a vastly new perspective! Now united with Shanna the She-Devil in a mystical merging of life energies, Ka-Zar has new abilities, new needs...and new enemies. An ancient evil has surfaced in the Savage Land - one that is rapidly reshaping the forgotten world and its inhabitants. Ka-Zar and Shanna must fight together to protect their home and family! But their son Matthew has plans of his own... Don't miss this spectacular adventure through the lost lands by Zac Thompson more

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Sep 9, 2021

    Every so often there is a new comic book series that just hits all the right spots and takes the reader beyond where they ever expected and just leaves them craving far more, and right now 'Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land' is that series. Great depth of character, gorgeous mood setting artwork that stands apart from all the rest, deep messages about real-world issues, and a bunch of comic book superhero-like fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Sep 7, 2021

    An exciting opening chapter, Ka-Zar: Lord Of The Savage Land #1 is a stellar first issue that reintroduces readers to this world and its characters with engaging lore and earth-shaking action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 6, 2021

    Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land is visually stunning, luminous, and delivers on strong pulp fantasy. There's also a scary underbelly to it as Ka-Zar attempts to rediscover himself, but at what cost to his family while danger looms? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 6, 2021

    Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land #1 isn't at all what fans are expecting, and that's an excellent thing. Gorgeous art complements a thoughtful story that seeks to redefine Ka-Zar for the 21st century. Don't miss out on this under-the-radar miniseries! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 9, 2021

    KA-ZAR died.  Then he was resurrected by the Savage Land.  With the new lease on life, he is finding that he has a closer connection to the very land that he and his wife, Shanna, have sworn to protect.  While his resurrection has brought him closer to Shanna, it has not done anything to help his relationship with their son, Matthew.  Matthew is the typical teenager that every one of us was at one point.  He knows more than his parents.  And, if they would just listen, everything would work out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Sep 9, 2021

    Ka-Zar: Lord Of The Savage Land #1 brings readers up to speed on the Plunder family post resurrection. The characters are well-written albeit hard to like, and the art captures the beauty of the Savage Land through the lens of a flowery garden. Throw in some techno-organic body horror for good measure, and we're off to a promising start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Sep 13, 2021

    A strong start to what could end up being a subversive but fun book that questions its heroes and unpacks the history behind their rise. It's a superhero sociology class. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Sep 8, 2021

    Thompson's story is good, but the art of Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land is undoubtedly fantastic and more than worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Sep 8, 2021

    It's a decent story with some great artwork that doesn't really leave a lasting impression once you set it down. Is that really such a bad thing? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Timmylovescomics Sep 12, 2021


  • 9.5
    The Chosen One Sep 6, 2021

    Amazing art and good script. I like this first issue, I'm totally in.

  • 9.0
    Fracadactyl Sep 8, 2021

    This felt similar to Jeff Lemire's Animal Man but unlike so many other comics. Maybe it has to do with how it's a family drama. Ka-Zar for one really feels like he's struggling to adjust to the changes in his life especially with how he's gaining Animal Man-like powers. He feels like he doesn't quite know himself but still feels like himself. Shanna by all accounts represents the aspirational potential Ka-Zar can look forward to. Then there's their son Matthew at the age of adolescence and trying to make an identity for himself, even if it does look costly. But maybe this clash with where to go in life is what Ka-Zar has going for him by building off of his old identity.

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 5, 2021

    This was pretty good. It didn't make me insecure in my masculinity like other reviewers here. I just don't understand who was asking for this one?

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 11, 2022

    Ka-Zar struggles to get a grip on the new mystic connection he has with the Savage Land. Meanwhile, trouble's a-brewing with some kind of techno-organic infiltrator he's not aware of -- but his son is already halfway in its pocket. The Plunder family drama doesn't make a big impact on me, positive or negative. I'm getting interested in the mystery intruder, though. I have a tough time gauging art like this. The talent is obvious, but the intentionally sketchy finish gives me the (unfair) impression that more effort could have been made on polishing and detailing.

  • 6.5
    Onomatopoeia Sep 8, 2021

    I felt like I was reading a bizarre Animal Man story. The sad man character who can't connect to his kid trope is a bit played out for me.

  • 6.5
    Merlyn Sep 8, 2021

    If I wouldn't have read the cover, I could've sworn this was a comic written by Tom King and drawn by Evan Doc Shaner. Now, the Shaner part is a compliment for the artist, the King part definitely isn't. Ka-Zar represents exactly the same pattern King has proposed lately for male characters. Submissive, depressed, put in his place by his wife and soon to be replaced by his son as a hero. Just a sad, pathetic excuse for a man. And the whole "we're vegetarians in the wild" had me laughing like crazy. I get that veganism is the new cool, progressive thing but let's keep it real a little, ok? At least the High Evolutionary is back, that seems interesting.

  • 6.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Oct 12, 2021

    É por causa desse tipo de coisa que é melhor ficar no limbo.

  • 5.5
    Deathstar Sep 27, 2021

    I like the story, but the art of Ka-Zar just looks a bit "old".
    I really like the cover!

  • 10
    Fmernamz0 Sep 8, 2021

  • 10
    ZodTee Sep 8, 2021

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Sep 13, 2021

  • 8.5
    Radar Sep 14, 2021

  • 8.0
    Logan X Oct 18, 2021

  • 6.5
    Adsun22 Sep 9, 2021

  • 6.5
    Bruno Mael Sep 8, 2021

  • 4.5
    ComicWorm Oct 14, 2021

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