Rick Remender's Ka-Zar Pitch Had Kingpin Dealing Drugs for Dinosaurs

A recently unearthed pitch by Rick Remender for a Ka-Zar series would see the Savage Land transported to New York City, and all that entails.

It's all Rick Remender, all the time here at Bleeding Cool. The comics industry is temporarily shut down due to coronavirus concerns, which leaves the comic book media with a big problem: what do we write about when there are no new comics? Thankfully, Rick Remender has come through as a one man comic book media stimulus package, taking to Twitter to post the results of a trip down memory lane, courtesy of Remender rummaging through his old files.

So far, we've learned about his plans for taking over the X-books that never came to be after he told Marvel to drown in hobo piss in 2014 over the corporately-mandated Inhumans vs. X-Men. We've looked at his rejected pitch for a Spider-Man story bursting with bug-themed baddies and saw a veritable crap ton of artwork from his various creator-owned Image Comics series and the same from his Marvel days. We even got to read part of a Namor pitch that was basically Frank Miller's Daredevil: Born Again meets The Little Mermaid, and a wild Hearts of Darkness sequel pitch that would have seen the invention of Cosmic Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange in a polyamorous relationship with Clea and Brother Voodoo, and vampire Wolverine and werewolf Captain America doing their own version of Twilight.

X-Men_Vol_1_10 Rick Remender

In this latest installment of "What's Remender Tweeting?" we've got a decade-old pitch for a Ka-Zar comic, as Remender shared on Twitter:

As you can see in the pitch below, the story sees the extraterrestrials who created the Savage Land returning to eat it. Presumably, Remender is referring to the Nuwali, or perhaps the Beyonders. In any case, Ka-Zar is not a fan of his homeland becoming cosmic lunch, so he hires Wolverine to stab them to death. When that doesn't work, he has the Savage Land transported to Central Park. Hilarity ensues.




Unfortunately, we'll never see this story brought to life, and Remender does have a reminder for anyone hoping these stories could be revived today:

But at least we get to imagine what it would be like. And for that, we raise a glass of hobo piss to Rick Remender!

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Bros Drinking Hobo Piss – Photo By Syda Productions

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Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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