Marvel Crowns New "King of the Savage Land"

Mon, January 10th, 2011 at 10:05am PST | Updated: January 10th, 2011 at 12:28pm

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Michael Komarck and Ed McGuinness cover "Skaar: King of the Savage Land"

After smashing his way through the cities of the Marvel Universe, Skaar, the son of the Hulk, makes his way into the jungles of the Savage Land this April in a new miniseries by writer Rob Williams and artist Brian Ching, "Skaar: King of the Savage Land."

Skaar, the result of the Hulk's union with the alien Caiera, first appeared during the conclusion to writer Greg Pak's "World War Hulk" event. Skaar grew up on his home planet, Sakaar, becoming an aggressive and ferocious warrior before making his way to Earth with the goal of hunting down and killing his father in battle. During the recent "World War Hulks," the two finally fought it out, with the father versus son battle ending in peace rather than continuing conflict.

Marvel.com announced the new miniseries today in an interview with writer Williams, who spoke about Skaar's personal journey and the Savage Land's royal rumble.

"When we join him, he's an itinerant alien, aimless and without a home," Williams said. "There's something about the Savage Land that speaks to him -- the untamed wilderness, an environment where the strong prosper, and he figures he's the strongest one there is. Of course, he may be wrong. Our story is one of Skaar growing up a little. Having to decide a path of his own that doesn't involve revenge on his father; having to make a home of his own."

The story also features the current king of the jungle Ka-Zar and his wife, Shanna the She-Devil. However, the rumble in the jungle comes as a direct fallout from Ka-Zar losing his ruling position and the resulting civil war erupting that Skaar finds himself directly in the middle of.

"I don't want to give too much away, but the status quo of Ka-Zar as democratic leader is going to be ripped to pieces early on," said Williams. "A very old player with a strong tie to the Savage Land will reemerge and it will lead to civil war between the tribes along with the shutting off of links to the outside world. This is a war for the soul of the Savage Land and Skaar finds himself forced to choose a side.

"We've got Skaar, Ka-Zar [and] Zabu; Shanna living up to her She-Devil title; giant dinosaurs, giant robots, and giant dinosaurs fighting giant robots. And a story that completely changes things for the Savage Land in the Marvel [Universe]."

Official Press Release

The Son of Hulk will stake his claim in Skaar: King Of The Savage Land, the new limited series from writer Rob Williams, Brian Ching, and more! Ka-Zar has ruled the Savage Land for years, but Skaar is coming to challenge him for the throne and he’s not the only one either. Prepare for a showdown of epic proportions in the unforgiving jungle known as the Savage Land.



“The Savage Land is a time capsule containing every lost wonder in history, and Skaar is going to crack it wide open! Forgotten gods, dinosaurs, robots, and more than one lost Marvel hero rediscovered,” says Marvel Editor John Denning. “It’s gonna be an inter-tribal war that will literally reshape the landscape of the Marvel U!”



If Skaar wants to be king, he’ll have to contend with the most savage of creatures, the most barbaric of foes, and of course, the king of the Savage Land himself—Ka-Zar in Skaar: King Of The Savage Land! And if that’s not enough, expect two issues of Skaar: King Of The Savage Land in one month for twice the gamma-irradiated savagery! With covers by Ed McGuinness and Michael Komarck, these issues cannot be missed!



SKAAR: KING OF THE SAVAGE LAND #1 (of 5)
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Pencils by BRIAN CHING
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
Variant Cover by BILLY TAN
Rated T+ …$2.99
ON SALE IN APRIL



SKAAR: KING OF THE SAVAGE LAND #2 (of 5)
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Pencils by BRIAN CHING
Cover by ED McGUINNESS
Rated T+ …$2.99
ON SALE IN APRIL

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