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Appearing in "The Coming of Ka-zar!"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #57.

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Synopsis for "The Coming of Ka-zar!"Edit

As an amnesiac Spider-Man continues to puzzle over his true identity, and live on the streets, his Aunt May's health gets worse and she collapses. As the authorities and the military debate on how to deal with Spider-Man in light of his assisting Dr. Octopus in the recent past, J. Jonah Jameson is appalled that his own son is defending Spider-Man. When news of the arrival of Ka-Zar and his saber-tooth tiger Zabu in New York, Jameson hires Ka-Zar to track down the wall crawler.

Meanwhile, Harry Osborn searches Peter's room for some clue that could explain his disappearance and comes across a spider-tracer in Peter's closet. Soon news about Spider-Man's possible involvement in the disappearance of Peter Parker hit the press. When Spider-Man overhears the story, he goes to the police station where he admits to George Stacy, his daughter Gwen and John Jameson that he has amnesia and doesn't remember if he had anything to do with Parker's disappearance.

With Ka-Zar tracking him, Spider-Man decides to visit the Daily Bugle figuring that maybe some newspaper clippings would reveal to him something that might bring back his memory. When confronting Jameson with the fact that he's amnesmatic, Jameson tries to trick Spider-Man into taking off his mask.

Jameson is foiled when Ka-Zar and Zabu smash through the window and a fight between the trio begins. The battle takes them across the city, where eventually Spider-Man is knocked into a pond in Central Park and is knocked unconcious. With Ka-Zar a victor, he pulls Spider-Man out of the water, announcing that their battle is over, forever.

Appearing in "The Grandeur and the Glory"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #124.

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  • Mister Wilkens, one of Donald Blake's patients
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Synopsis for "The Grandeur and the Glory"Edit

Having returned to New York City, Thor reads newspaper reports about the being known as the Demon that has been amassing an army in the jungles of Asia. He is soon confronted by average citizens who wonder aloud if Thor will tackle the Demon in the future. Thor takes the time to cheer up a little girl who's father has been injured in the Vietnam conflict and tells her to wish her father well before departing. He travels to the hospital where Jane Foster is recovering from smoke inhilation, and listening from her window hears the doctors talk of her condition, and that she is not getting better, but worse.

Meanwhile, in Asia, the Demon continues to travel across the land, attacking cities with his ever growing army, regardless of the resistance the Norn Stone powered Demon manages to withstand all attacks made upon him and crush his foes. While back in the States, Thor has resumed his civilian guise of Donald Blake and entered into Jane Foster's room. At first Jane figures that Blake is nothing more but an illusion, but realizes that it's really him. Don comes to learn that Jane is suffering a nervous breakdown due to Blake's constant disappearances and decides that regardless of what may happen, he reveal to Jane that he is secretly the mighty Thor. Changing into his Godly identity, Jane now knows Thor's double identity, Thor changes back to his mortal guise and tells Jane that he has to go but will return the next day. While on Asgard, Odin witnesses Thor exposing his identity to Jane and is furious and begins contemplating a fitting punishment for this defile.

Back on Earth, Donald Blake tends to a patient who brings up the current news regarding the Demon's invasion of Asia, after hearing radio reports later Blake finds himself torn between his promise not to abandon Jane and his duty as Thor and realizes that he cannot shirk his Godly duties and decides to fly to Asia to deal with the Demon, travelling across the Earth faster than ever before, causing a sonic boom of epic proportions.

This sound is hear all the way on Mount Olympus, where Zeus decides that it is time once again for the Olympian Gods turn their attentions back to Earth. Going to his son Hercules who is sparring with Atlas, Zeus breaks up the fight and and charges Hercules with a mission to go to Earth and walk among mortal man.

And once more on Earth, the Demon's forces attack yet another village, however this time they find that Thor is waiting inside for them. Thor confronts the demon and recognizes the Norn Stone that he has tied around his neck. Thor then challenges the Demon to a battle and the two begin a fierce fight.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Iron Man versus Gargantus!"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #40.

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Synopsis for "Iron Man versus Gargantus!"Edit

Anthony Stark travels the world, collecting awards for his scientific achievement, impressing military brass with his new inventions, and wowing the ladies with his wealth and good looks. However, he has to constantly remove himself from social situations in order to privately recharge his iron chest plate, which keeps the shrapnel lodged in his chest away from his heart. While taking Marion, one of his girlfriends, on a date to the circus, several big cats break loose and start terrorizing the crowd. Tony steals away into a private corner and changes into his Iron Man armor. Iron Man’s hulking, gray, armored figure saunters into the big top arena, corrals the cats into a group and shocks them into submission.
Iron Man quickly changes back into Tony Stark and returns to Marion, who tells him that Iron Man would be much less terrifying looking if he didn’t wear such dull, gray armor. She suggests he would look more like a "knight in shining armor" if he wore gold armor. This inspires Tony to change the color of Iron Man's armor from gray to shiny gold. While Marion leaves on a short trip to Granville, Tony takes the opportunity to change the color of his armor. The following Saturday night, when he goes to pick Marion up at the airport, he discovers that she is not on the airplane when it arrives. He's informed that the whole city of Granville is shut down and locked up tight, and that nobody knows why.

As Iron Man, Stark heads to Granville and learns that a wall has been built around the entire city limits and has armed guards posted on top. The local National Guard cannot bust in because "the town has the legal right to put up a wall." Iron Man decides to take matters into his own hands and tunnels underneath the wall. Inside the wall, he addresses some townspeople, who warn him that they cannot speak to him for fear of disobeying Gargantus! In fact, the people are in such fear that they throw cans and bottles at Iron Man to shoo him away from the city. Iron Man leaves the scene, and when he turns the corner he sees townspeople erecting a massive statue of what appears to be a large Neanderthal man. They are all bowing to him in prayer. The crowd sees Iron Man and begins to chase him again. Believing he needs to shock them from the spell they must be under, Iron Man pushes a ten-ton truck into the statue, busting it into pieces, yet the people continue to worship the rubble.

Iron Man flies away from the marauding townspeople and land on the top of a tall building. He plays a challenge to Gargantus through the tiny public address speakers in his belt. Within seconds, the giant Neanderthal appears wielding a club. He stares down Iron Man with brightly glowing eyes that looked as if they were "mirrors reflecting the sun." Strangely, Iron Man notices there is a thick, dark cloud hovering nearby in the sky. He grabs a flag and holds it up in the air, watching it ripple in the breeze. Iron Man thinks to himself that he has finally solved the mystery of Gargantus, and instead of facing him directly in combat, lures him down to street level.

In the street, Iron Man spots his girlfriend Marion while moving towards the city square with Gargantus remains in hot pursuit. Now, with plenty of room to move, Iron Man launches three transistor-powered magnets which surround Gargantus and begin to use their extraordinary power to pull him completely apart. Gargantus disintegrates into a pile of gears, tubes and motors, revealing that he was a robot! Iron Man shines a search light from his chest plate skyward, penetrating the dark cloud and revealing a hovering flying saucer. A citizen of Granville, now free from his hypnotic state, tells Iron Man that he remembers the flying saucer appearing over the city, and then Gargantus dropped from the saucer and began
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hypnotizing everyone. Iron Man reveals that he suspected things were not as they seemed when the monster's eyes appeared to be reflecting the sunlight, when there was no sun to reflect! Furthermore, dark cloud overhead remained in place despite the blowing wind which would have blown any normal cloud out of the way!

Iron Man hurls his magnets towards the flying saucer, which retreats into space. The alien occupants are upset that the planet Earth has changed since their ancestors explored it 80,000 years ago, when it was inhabited by Neanderthal people like Gargantus! Their plan to dominate the Neanderthal men with a "super-Neanderthal" had been foiled. Back in New York, Tony Stark greets Marion at the airport and acts oblivious the excitement that had occurred in Granville.





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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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