Maa-Gor is the leader of a tribe of primitive Cavemen living in the Savage Land
. He was responsible for leading his people to the near-annihilation saber-tooth tigers in the Savage Land. Among them was the mate of Zabu
. Zabu was tracking them down, seeking revenge. He found them about to attack a young Kevin Plunder ( Ka-Zar
). Zabu attacked Maa-Gor just in time to save Kevin. He then scattered the rest of the tribesmen. Zabu failed to realize Maa-Gor had regained consciousness and was targeting the tiger with his spear. Kevin picked up the weapon of his killed father and shot Maa-Gor in the shoulder, saving the life of the tiger.
Maa-Gor held a grudge against them both that would last to the adult life of Ka-Zar.