PLUS: Brother Voodoo to get his own Marvel Masterworks…
Three offbeat, cult-favorite characters are getting major book releases in May 2021, according to Marvel’s new solicitations released Thursday.
We’re talking Ka-Zar the Savage Omnibus, Kull the Savage: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus and Marvel Masterworks: Brother Voodoo Vol. 1.
Dig the official solicitation info:
KA-ZAR THE SAVAGE OMNIBUS HC
Written by BRUCE JONES, MIKE CARLIN & MORE
Penciled by BRENT ANDERSON, GIL KANE, ARMANDO GIL, VAL MAYERIK, RON FRENZ, MIKE HERNANDEZ, PAUL NEARY & MORE
Covers by BRENT ANDERSON
A new world for the jungle lord! A hunt for his four-legged friend Zabu takes Ka-Zar beyond the Savage Land and into the ancient paradise of Pangea! From shining citadels to the lofty heights of the Aerie, it’s a land filled with newfound friends — and fresh dangers! Caught between bird-people and pterons, will Kevin Plunder meet his end or find new love? Either way, things will soon get complicated between Ka-Zar and Shanna the She-Devil. But Shanna isn’t short of other suitors herself, including…Spider-Man?! And abandon all hope when Ka-Zar faces a twisted version of Dante’s Inferno! This fresh hell comes complete with a Minotaur, Cerberus…and the demonic Belasco! Plus: Alien nightmares, a jungle wedding and tiger tales of Zabu in this complete collection of a series that, like the Savage Land, is a hidden gem! Collecting KA-ZAR THE SAVAGE #1-34.
1048 PGS./Rated T+ …$125.00
Trim size: 7-1/4 x 10-7/8
KULL THE SAVAGE: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS HC
Written by ROY THOMAS, CHUCK DIXON, DOUG MOENCH & JOHN ARCUDI WITH GERRY CONWAY & STEVE ENGLEHART
Penciled by E.R. CRUZZ, VAL SEMEIKS, JOHN BOLTON, MARIE SEVERIN & GEOF ISHERWOOD WITH SAL BUSCEMA, MIKE PLOOG, HOWARD CHAYKIN, SONNY TRINIDAD, DAVE WENZEL, DALE EAGLESHAM & MORE
Covers by MARK BROOKS & MICHAEL WHELAN
Thousands of years before the dawn of Conan, barbarian tribes rose across the Thurian continent, threatening the civilizations whose crumbling city walls still stood against them. In this ruthless age, there rose a man—an exile, no less—who would come to rule mighty Atlantis in the years before it crashed beneath the waves. This man was Kull and a host of Marvel’s greatest talents would chronicle his saga—his exile and savage youth; his exploits on the high seas; his rise through the gladiatorial pits and military ranks; his reign as king; and his epic battles with the skull-faced sorcerer Thulsa Doom. Experience Kull’s complete black-and-white magazine tales in this Omnibus volume, all painstakingly restored from the highest fidelity materials in Marvel’s archives. Collecting material from KULL AND THE BARBARIANS #1-3; MARVEL PREVIEW #19; BIZARRE ADVENTURES #26; SAVAGE TALES (1971) #2; SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) #1-3, #7, #9, #14-16, #19, #23, #34, #39, #42-43, #52, #55, #61, #119-122, #124-141, #143-145, #147-152, #158-159, #161, #165, #169-170, #172-173, #177, #182-183, #186, #190-194, #196-199, #202, #213, #215, #229-223 and ANNUAL #1 and CONAN SAGA #13, #25, #47, #57 and #97.
968 PGS./Mature …$125.00
Trim size: 7-1/4 x 10-7/8
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: BROTHER VOODOO VOL. 1 HC (VOL. 305)
Written by LEN WEIN & DOUG MOENCH with MARV WOLFMAN, DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT, ROGER SLIFER, ROGER STERN, SCOTT LOBDELL, ROY THOMAS & JEAN-MARC LOFFICIER
Penciled by GENE COLAN & DON PERLIN with JIM MOONEY, TONY DeZUNIGA, RON WILSON, MARSHALL ROGERS, VICENTE ALCAZAR, FRED HEMBECK & GEOF ISHERWOOD
Cover by JOHN ROMITA
In 1973, Marvel’s iconic series Strange Tales was reborn starring an extraordinary new horror hero. Today, the Marvel Masterworks are bringing the zombie hunting adventures of that hero—Brother Voodoo—back to life! Haitian-born, Jericho Drumm left his island nation to study psychology in America. When his brother is on his death bed, he returns home and this man of science becomes entangled in the spiritual world of voodoo! Jericho’s brother’s spirit is joined with his own, making him the new Brother Voodoo and a powerful protector of mankind. His exploits pit him against zombies and A.I.M. and team him with Moon Knight and Doctor Strange. The classic tales of Brother Brother are beautifully restored and collected in complete in this single volume. Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #169-173, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #24, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) #39-41, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #41, DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #48, MOON KNIGHT (1980) #21; material from TALES OF THE ZOMBIE (1973) #6, #10, TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) #34-37, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) #38, MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) #1, DOCTOR STRANGE: SORCERER SUPREME (1988) #16-17, #20.
344 PGS./Rated T+ …$75.00
Trim size: 7 x 10
A couple thoughts:
— Books like these are why I think Marvel has the best reprint program in the game. We don’t just get Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Man. (Whom I love, don’t get me wrong.) It conveys a healthy respect for comics history — and the fans who appreciate it.
— All three books are due May 5. So you might want to start saving now.
— MARVEL to Unleash Wave of New EPIC COLLECTIONS in Early 2021. Click here.
— Marvel to Re-Release Slew of Major EPIC COLLECTIONS. Click here.