The Coming of Ka-Zar!
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: John Romita
Finishes: Don Heck
Embellisher: Mickey Demeo
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Originally published: February 1968
To Kill a Spider-Man
Script: Stan Lee
Breakdown: Johnny Romita
Finalizing: Donny Heck
Embellishment: Mickey Demeo
Lettering: Sammy Rosen
Originally published: March 1968
Peter still has no memory of who he is. Jameson calls in Ka-Zar to kick Spidey’s ass. Ka-Zar doesn’t have nipples. He fights Spider-Man and makes Spidey drown.
It turns out Spider-Man’s not really drowned dead, just unconscious. In fact, his near-death experience fixed his amnesia. Ka-Zar takes off, but meanwhile Spencer Smythe has a new Spider-Slayer robot. Jameson wants to capture Spider-Man with it, but Smythe wants to kill Spidey. Luckily Spider-Man beats the robot.
Even though Peter has recovered his memory, he still hasn’t been able to get back in touch with Aunt May and his friends, who are still sick/worried over the whole thing.
There was just slightly too much fighting in these issues, it kinda messed up the pacing and the far more interesting amnesia story. Stan kinda fell into the structure trap. In the second issue there were weird mistakes, like having Smythe and Jameson out following the Spider-Slayer in a car, but then magically relocating them to Jameson’s office a couple panels later.