Tuk. “Ak, the last of the shaggy ones, called him Tuk! But the boy didn't realise that Tuk meant 'Avenger' and that he was destined to roam the prehistoric wilds of 50,000 B.C. in search of Attilan, Island of the Gods, to reclaim a lost throne...!” Years ago the the "hairless ones" are abandoned on the shores of an unnamed land. The "hairless ones" are a tall, handsome, muscular blond man, his sad faced black haired wife, and their infant son. They are left on the shores of the land by other hairless ones, who "departed across the long waters in a log with white wings;" the final words by the blond to his departing comrades is "Leaving us to the beasts, eh? Well, we'll be back. Do you hear? Kadir will fall!" The pair is killed, but Tuk, the son, survives. When he is a tween he is told of his heritage, and he leaves his "beloved rock" and goes journeying; he fights off "Goreks! Brain eaters!" and gets his life saved by his new friend, Tanir "the Cro Magnon." In later stories Tuk fights the "pre historic" "hairy ones," the "evil witches of Endor," helps the Princess Eve regain her throne in the city of Atlantis, and defeats the evil "Bonzo" and his gang of brutes.
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (Marvel), Mar 1941. 5 appearances, 1941. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
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