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J. Jonah Jameson

Appearing in "The Coming of Ka-zar!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Amazing Spider-Man #57

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Synopsis for "The Coming of Ka-zar!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Amazing Spider-Man #57

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 an amnesiac, 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 unconscious. With Ka-Zar a victor, he pulls Spider-Man out of the water, announcing that their battle is over, forever.

Appearing in "To Kill A Spider-Man!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Amazing Spider-Man #58

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  • NYPD Cars
  • Green Bus. Inc.
  • Professor Smythe's car

Synopsis for "To Kill A Spider-Man!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Amazing Spider-Man #58

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 "Behind the Mask"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Journey into Mystery #39

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Synopsis for "Behind the Mask"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Journey into Mystery #39

A Plutonian mask maker creates masks for Earthmen so that they can observe the people of Pluto safely before revealing themselves as friendly aliens within their midst.

Appearing in "The Forbidden Room"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Journey into Mystery #39

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Synopsis for "The Forbidden Room"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Journey into Mystery #39

Ralph discovers an underground city where the leader lies to him about their peaceful intent. He tells Ralph that he can't be allowed to leave so the surface world won't invade but Ralph desires to return to leave and promises not to reveal their existence. Ralph is allowed to roam the city but one room is forbidden to him. One day the guard leaves his post at the entrance to the tunnel leading to the surface and Ralph makes a break for it. They discover Ralph is missing but the leader is unconcerned as he thinks Ralph believes everything he told him about why they wish to remain undiscovered. The leader opens the door to the forbidden room which reveals a huge weapons cache they are constructing with which to attack the surface world.

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