Written by: Mike Friedrich
Drawn by: Dan Adkins
Inked by: Frank Chiaramonte
Lettered by: Artie Simek
Colored by: Stan G.
Originally published: June 1973
Gog is back! He’s not dead!
So some fucking awesome-looking dude named Gemini is working with Ka-Zar’s brother, Lord Plunder. They have a super-soldier serum stolen from S.H.I.E.L.D. that will be used to create a super army for A.I.M., which Gemini plans to control. In addition, Lord Plunder controls Gog.
Apparently, Lord Plunder was in the jungle while Spidey and Jameson and Gwen were there visiting. Plunder came to the rescue of Gog, after Spider-Man had apparently drowned him in quicksand, and earned Gog’s obedience. It’s during this flashback explanation that Spider-Man briefly appears.
This is an extremely convoluted and confusing story. It wasn’t unenjoyable, but it was really all over the place. I didn’t really know some of the backstory going into this, but I don’t think that was the problem. In reality, this issue was just kind of a jumble of a bunch of crazy crap that happens, without very much direction.
Dan Adkins art was really great here.