I’ve always liked stories like Tarzan, Sheena, Mowgli and Ka-zar. Children raised in the wild by animals. I’ve always liked them. I think it is because there is always a good sense of right and wrong, protecting the weak and doing what is right. Typical heroic stories. But also sometimes you can get some interesting spiritual advice.
“The Law of the Jungle says…He who waits for the cobra to speak… shall never hear the babbling brook!” - Ka-Zar*
British royalty and Adventurer Lord Robert Plunder discovered the Savage Land while on expedition with his wife and his son Kevin Reginald Plunder. After encountering natives and dangers of the Savage Land the infant’s parents were dead. The infant Lord Kevin Reginald Plunder was discovered by a saber tooth tiger named Zabu this tiger raised the infant as her own. The Savage Land natives called the infant Ka-Zar which means “Son of the Tiger”. Together Ka-Zar and Zabu protect the beautiful but dangerous Savage Land from would be rulers, trappers or criminals. Never does Ka-Zar rest on his laurels he acts when needed.
In his film, Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee’s character says, "Don't think; feel. It's like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory." When we sit and wait for one thing to happen we miss so much more that is happening around us. Asks these questions… What is the next step? When action should be taken? This suggests that we make the important decisions and move forward. One thing to remember, Bruce Lee and Ka-Zar would agree, it is the action that is important and all action will lead to a greater glory.
First Appearance: Pulp-Fiction, Ka-Zar (David Rand), Ka-Zar, volume 1, #1, October 1936,
Second Appearance: Pulp-Fiction, Ka-Zar (David Rand), Ka-Zar, Timely Comics #1, Oct. 1939
Current Appearance: Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder) The X-Men #10, March 1965
Creator: Stan Lee (writer) and Jack Kirby (art)
* X-Men, The Triumph of Magneto! Roy Thomas and Neal Adams, Dec. 1970 #63