Amazing Spider-Man #57-58
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #57, Amazing Spider-Man #58
J. Jonah Jameson's instigates a fight between Ka-zar and a still amnesiac Spider-Man.
After a protracted battle and a near-death experience, Ka-Zar realizes that Spidey isn't a bad guy and lets him go. But Spider-Man is still wanted by the police for his participation in crimes with Doctor Octopus.
Still weak, Spidey heads home, but is attacked by a new and improved Spider-Slayer robot. Yes, JJ and Smythe are at it again.
This time Spidey defeats the robot by leading it back to Smythe's lab, where its senses are overwhelmed by all the spiders he keeps there. JJ realizes that Smythe is after Spidey for revenge as opposed to justice.
Aunt May collapses with worry from Peter missing so long and is brought to the hospital,. Harry and Gwen are keeping an eye on her, and are worried about Peter. John Jameson defends his decision to let Spidey go after the fight with Doctor Octopus, and returns to the army. Both he and Captain Stacy feel that Spider-Man is innocent but Spidey's actions make it hard to prove.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Spider-Man has been missing with amnesia since his previous appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #53-56.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Ka-Zar Quarterly #3, Amazing Spider-Man #20 (1999)
Inbound References (2): showAunt May, Betty Brant, Captain Stacy, Dr. Bromwell, Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe 'Robbie' Robertson, Ka-Zar, Man-Wolf (John Jameson), Ned Leeds, Spencer Smythe, Spider-Man, Zabu
JJJ will go after Spider-Man again with a similar Spider-Slayer(no Smythe involvement) in ASM #169-170.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 6, 2011 4:29 PM
I always pronounced his name as Kuh-zar, the "ka" like in alakazam, or ka-pow, but I heard a friend later say Kay-zar. Which is it? I hope I am correct, since I think my interpretation sounds better. And I always called Zabu "Zah" (rhymes with yeah)-boo.
Posted by: Mike | July 19, 2014 10:48 PM
Just thought of this after I hit the post button.
Kazar, rhymes with bazaar.
That's how their names sounded to me.
Posted by: Mike | July 19, 2014 10:51 PM
Ka-Zar rhymes with BraveStarr.
Posted by: Cullen | July 20, 2014 5:55 AM
Great, now everytime I think of Kazar, BraveStarr's song will pop in my head. Thanks Cullen.
Posted by: Silverbird | July 20, 2014 7:27 AM
Eye of the hawk, ear of the wolf...
Posted by: Cullen | July 20, 2014 12:50 PM
Here's an episode of the old Spider-man cartoon from the 80s with Ka-zar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nanj81Emoq4
He calls himself "KAY-zar".(They should know, I guess) In my mind i've always said "KAH-zar".
The cartoons also taught me to say prince "NAY-mor" rather than "NAH-mor" and "Mag-NEET-o"
Posted by: kveto from prague | July 20, 2014 4:35 PM
Interesting how Ka-Zar first showed up in X-Men, then Daredevil, then Spider-Man (next will be Hulk). Even though I think of the FF as the explorers, Ka-Zar won't appear in Fantastic Four until the late 80's.
Posted by: Erik Beck | January 22, 2015 11:54 AM
The name I had to change after saying it wrong for years was Sub-Mariner, not knowing it was pronounced like the Ancient Mariner, I pronounced it Sub-Mareener. Oh well.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 13, 2016 3:47 PM
Fun factoid: Americans who work on submarines call themselves sub-mah-REE-ners. To call them sub-MAR-ih-ners would imply that they are subordinate to mariners, which would be insulting. At least that's what I'm told.
Posted by: Andrew | November 13, 2016 5:28 PM
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 13, 2016 5:32 PM
It's definitely pronounced Kay-Zar - it says so in the title page of X-Men #10
Posted by: Nathan P. Mahney | June 3, 2017 10:31 AM
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