The first of the two volumes of Savage Tales ran 11 issues, with a hiatus after the first (May 1971, then Oct. 1973 - July 1975). It marked Marvel's second attempt at entering the comics-magazine field dominated by Warren Publishing (Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella). Starring in the first issues were Robert E. Howard's pulp fiction character Conan the Barbarian and assorted sword-and-sorcery characters - notably the brooding Puritan swordsman, Solomon Kane - as well as prose stories and articles. The first issue and the last six issues featured Ka-Zar, lord of the Savage Land.
Characters and features introduced in Savage Tales include the swamp creature the Man-Thing, who would later receive his own color-comics series, and the one-time features "The Femizons", a science-fiction adventure of futuristic techno-Amazons, by writer-editor Stan Lee and penciler-inker John Romita Sr.; and "Black Brother", a contemporary urban crime-drama by writer Denny O'Neil (using the pseudonym Sergius O'Shaughnessy) and penciler Gene Colan.
The series featured painted covers by notable comics artists incouding John Buscema (#1-2), Pablo Marcos & John Romita (#3), Neal Adams (#4-6), Boris Vallejo (#7, #10), and Michael Kaluta (#9). A 1975 annual, consisting almost entirely of Ka-Zar reprints, sported a new cover by Ken Barr.
This torrent contains the issues advertised, yet missing from, my recent Ka-Zar torrent.