Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Night Fights! G-7! Apeman!

One of the best of the Pulp Hero classic analogues is Ka-Zar, created to appeal to the Tarzan reader. Ka-Zar has kicked around at Marvel Comics alone since the late 1960s, before you even get into his pulp magazine roots back in the 1930s.

In DAREDEVIL ish 12, DD gets a lesson in the old hand to hand from the bestial Apeman himself. Art layouts by Jack Kirby, and finishes by a rookie John Romita Sr!

In mans evolution he has created the cities and
The motor traffic rumble, but give me half a chance
And Id be taking off my clothes and living in the jungle
cos the only time that I feel at ease
Is swinging up and down in a coconut tree
Oh what a life of luxury to be like an ape man
Im an ape, Im an ape ape man, Im an ape man
Im a king kong man, Im a voo-doo man
Im an ape man

 understands the pleasure of the feral.