- In case it hasn't dawned on you creeps, you've been working for the biggest loser in criminal history!
- -- Angel
Appearing in "To Kill A Spider-Man!"
- United States of America
- NYPD Cars
- Green Bus. Inc.
- Professor Smythe's car
Synopsis for "To Kill A Spider-Man!"
Continued from last issue..
Having defeated Spider-Man in battle, Ka-Zar takes Spider-Man to the rooftops to learn the truth about why Jameson hired him to capture the wall-crawler. When Spider-Man revives, he finds that his memory has been restored, and so he tells the whole story. Ka-Zar believes Spider-Man but soon departs when Zabu is threatened by police officers in the area, Spider-Man slinks away during this altercation between the police and Ka-Zar.
Meanwhile, Spencer Smythe has contacted J. Jonah Jameson because he has created a new Spider-Slayer robot for Jameson to use in his quest to capture Spider-Man. They send the robot out, which tracks Spider-Man down to his apartment where he is about to change back into Peter Parker. When he notices the robot, he battles it across the city. When Jameson proves unable to capture Spider-Man, Smythe takes control and sends the robot after Spider-Man determined to kill the wall-crawler. This is more than what Jameson wanted and calls Smythe on the fact that he intends to kill Spider-Man for his own revenge, instead of turning him over to the police. However, Spider-Man manages to defeat the robot by luring it to a spider exhibit where it's spider-detecting device overloads and causes the robot to explode. With yet another failure with one of his Spider-Slayer robots, Smythe is thrown out of Jameson's office.
Spider-Man returns to his apartment where he changes back to Peter Parker, on his way out to find out what happened to Aunt May in his absence. On his way out the door he bumps into Ka-Zar and Zabu, Ka-Zar tells the young man not to be afraid that they are only on an evening stroll.
Appearing in "The Horns of the Rhino!"
- Rhino (First appearance)
- United States of America
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Rhino Armor (First appearance)
- Jupiter Suit (First appearance)
- Peter Parker's Motorcycle (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Horns of the Rhino!"
John Jameson is visiting and even though Jonah goes on a tangent about Spider-Man, John expresses his appreciation for Spider-Man since he saved him in the out of control space capsule. John tells his dad that he’s been cleared by NASA recently. After his last spacewalk, space spores attached to him and NASA believes they may help the USA in the space race. NASA has assigned him bodyguards to prevent kidnapping from competing countries.
At that moment, a giant man in a rhinoceros costume is charging across the Mexican border with bullets ricocheting off, clobbering through anything in his way. Meanwhile, Pete runs into Betty Brant who has just returned to town. As they talk, they fumble for words and realize their feelings for each other are gone. Pete excuses himself and he sees footage of Rhino.
When Rhino reaches New York, Spider-Man goes to find him. He arrives at John Jameson’s hotel suite to find John kidnapped by Rhino. Spider-Man confronts Rhino and learns he’s kidnapped John in order to sell him to the highest bidder and deliver secrets known to him about his space missions. Spider-Man begins to fight him but realizes he can’t fight Rhino head-on as he keeps charging and could easily destroy him. Spider-Man trips and flips Rhino onto his head knocking him unconscious for the police to arrest him.
The next day, Pete is going to school on his bike, Gwen Stacy notices his new ride and mentions it. As he tells her she’s got a lot to learn about him, they both really notice each other for the first time. Pete comes home and is reminded that he’ll be meeting Anna Watson’s niece, Mary Jane soon and to not miss dinner with the Watsons.
Appearing in "To Cage an Angel!"
- Dazzler (Apparent death)
- Dazzler's agents
Synopsis for "To Cage an Angel!"
continued from Ka-Zar #3...
The Dazzler uncovers Angel's secret identity and forces him to bring him the world's largest diamond to use in hi spatial destructor machine, by which he intends to conquer the world. Angel tricks him by replacing the diamond with a glass imitation, causing the machine to explode. The Dazzler is seemingly killed during the following fight with the Angel.
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