J. Jonah Jameson decides to hire Kraven the Hunter to capture the last known sabretooth tiger as a mascot for the Daily Bugle. The large cat in question is actually Zabu, Ka-Zar of the prehistoric Savage Land's companion. When Ka-Zar learns of Kraven's involvement in his pet's disappearance, he follows him to New York. Just after landing Zabu escapes from his cage, with both Kraven and Spider-Man trying to subdue the beast. After Zabu has been restrained, Ka-Zar manages to get to New York and after causing chaos in his search for Zabu, he meets up with Spider-Man. Spidey volunteers to assist Ka-Zar in his quest to free Zabu. Upon hearing of Ka-Zar's arrival in New York, Kraven prepares to capture him, with Zabu as the bait. Kraven captures both Ka-Zar and Jameson, leaving Spider-Man alone to rescue Ka-Zar and Zabu, and defeat Kraven.