Appearing in "The Beauty And The Brute"Edit
- Crashed Spaceship
Synopsis for "The Beauty And The Brute"Edit
Spider-Man is caught up in quicksand in the Savage Land, and in spite of his efforts to free himself, nothing works and he is saved at the last minute by Ka-Zar. The two agree to work together to free Gwen from the clutches of the creature known as Gog.
Elsewhere in the Savage Land, Gog has brought Gwen to Kraven the Hunter, who has decided to take Gwen as his mate. He explains to her that when he heard news reports of the great Ka-Zar, he became determined to travel to the Savage Land to prove that he's the superior hunter. Upon arriving in the Savage Land though, he came across a crashed alien ship which contained Gog inside. Gog was just a tiny creature then, and he "adopted" the creature and helped it grow and it became his loyal "son". He finishes his exposition by explaining that he intend to use Gog for his own personal gain.
This is when Spider-Man and Ka-Zar arrive and battle both Kraven and Gog. Ka-Zar and Kraven clash, and in spite of Kraven's many hunting devices, Ka-Zar proves to be the victor of the fight, driving Kraven off a cliff. Spider-Man meanwhile is left to deal with Gog, where he defeats the creature by driving it into the same quicksand he got caught up in, the creature then sinks to it's ultimate demise. Ka-Zar then rushes Gwen back to Jameson and Caulkin. When she asks what happened to Peter, Jameson has figured that Parker died trying to stop Gog from capturing her, however Spider-Man swings back to the others and changes back to Peter and shocks everyone. After thanking Ka-Zar for his help and bidding him farewell, they depart from the Savage Land.
- Kraven recounts his previous defeat at the hands of Ka-Zar in Asonishing Tales #2.
- Although Kraven and Gog appear to perish in this story both turn up alive in Amazing Spider-Man #111 and Astonishing Tales #16 respectively.
A flashback in this story affects the chronology of the following characters:
- This one's got it all! Spider-Man vs. the monstrous Gog! Ka-Zar battles Kraven the Hunter! All this and J. Jonah too!
- This issue ends with the dedication "to the memory of Carl Denham, entrepreneur."
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