Appearing in "Walk The Savage Land!"
- Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder)
- Gwen Stacy
- Daily Bugle Staff
Races and Species:
- North America
Synopsis for "Walk The Savage Land!"
As Spider-Man busts up yet another bank robbery, J. Jonah Jameson meets with his fellows at the Daily Bugle to try to find a quick way to bring profits back to the Daily Bugle. When they happen upon a news report about an explorer named Mr. Calkin who's traveled to the Savage Land, and hear his stories about a strange gigantic creature out there, Jameson figures this is the scoop that the Bugle needs to stay afloat and decide to bring some of his staff to the Savage Land in order to snap pictures of this elusive beast.
When Joe calls Peter to secure him for the expedition, Peter instantly agrees as he needs the money. This upsets Gwen, and Peter decides to take her to the Bugle with him. When he arrives there, Jameson sees what he has thought was missing from this expedition to begin with: A woman's perspective, and asks Gwen if she'd like to come. In spite of Peter's reservations about the idea, she agrees to come along.
Traveling to the Savage Land, the group almost has a disaster when their helicopter almost crashes into a pterodactyl. After exploring around for a bit, they come across a statue built by the natives with a giant gong on the front. When Mr. Calkin hits it, it summons the savages who built it, plus the creature they worship, the immense alien creature known as Gog.
The creature grabs Gwen and leaves, Peter tries to stop the monster but is swatted away and lands in a nearby river. Gwen is then taken to a man who's "adopted" the monster, it's none other than Spider-Man's old foe, Kraven the Hunter. As Caulkin and Jameson go after the monster, they run into Ka-Zar and his sabertooth tiger Zabu and enlist his aid in trying to find Gwen.
Meanwhile, Peter has changed into Spider-Man and begins his own search for Gwen as well. After fighting off a giant snake, Spider-Man makes a misstep when he accidentally jumps into some quicksand.
This story is continued next issue...
Appearing in "The Beauty And The Brute"
- Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff) (Main story and flashback)
- Gog (Main story and flashback) (Apparent death)
Races and Species:
- Crashed Spaceship
Synopsis for "The Beauty And The Brute"
This story continues from last issue...
Spider-Man is caught up in some quicksand in the Savage Land, and in spite of his efforts to free himself, nothing works. He is ultimately saved at the last minute by Ka-Zar. After some initial head butting, 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 a young Gog within it. 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 intends 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 had gotten caught up in earlier, the creature then sinks to it's ultimate demise. Ka-Zar then rushes Gwen back to Jameson and Calkin, where she asks what happened to Peter. Jameson tells her that he believes that Parker died trying to stop Gog from capturing her. However Spider-Man quickly swings back to the others and removes his costume. Upon returning to the group as Peter everyone is shocked. After thanking Ka-Zar for his help and bidding him farewell, they depart from the Savage Land.
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