Near Mondo Island in the South Pacific, the
submarine Explorer hit a snag while performing
a routine mission. A rockslide damaged the rudders,
and repairs were deemed necessary before continuing.
Meanwhile, the three high-ranking officers: Carl
Nelson, Susan Watson, and Jiro Nomura, came ashore.
As Carl and Jiro investigated the island, Susan
stood guard over their hover car, but disaster
soon struck. The gargantuan dinosaur Gorosaurus
attacked the woman, and upon hearing her cries
for help, something amazing emerged from the jungle.
King Kong, an ape of astonishing size, placed
the woman in the canopy of a tall tree to ensure
her safety. Kong turned his attention to his powerful
enemy and landed crashing blows on his foe. While
Gorosaurus clenched his teeth on Kong's right
ankle, the crew of the Explorer returned to the
hover car and began to rush back to the submarine.
Kong finally gained the upper hand and broke Gorosaurus'
jaw, and then turned his attention toward the
fleeing craft. Chasing after the hover car, the
monster suddenly came face-to-face with the Giant
Sea Snake. Tossing a boulder at the leviathan
in hopes of distracting it, Kong gave the hover
car enough time to escape. Upon defeating this
new enemy, Kong continued to pursue his plans
to procure Susan. Susan's beauty and voice soothed
the beast as she pleaded with him to return to
the island. The intelligent creature finally obeyed,
and the Explorer returned to New York.
As the news of King Kong's existence soon became
public, the international Judas Dr. Who concocted
a plan abscond with the beast, for he wanted the
mammoth ape to mine the highly radioactive Element
X for his own diabolical purposes. The cruel doctor
sent helicopters to drop ether bombs in order
to trap the poor creature. The plan was a success,
and an unconscious Kong began his long journey
to the North Pole.
Shackled to a cement block in Dr. Who's hidden
fortress, King Kong awoke to the sight of his
robotic counterpart: Mechani-Kong. Using a hypnotic
beam, Dr. Who placed his newly acquired slave
under mind control and forced the creature to
dig for Element X. The radiation of the rare substance
was too strong however, and the mind control was
completely severed. King Kong sought revenge!
Ravaging the facility, he fled the Arctic and
swam toward Tokyo, but the forces of evil were
not far behind. Since Kong posed an immediate
threat to the immense metropolis, the military
was summoned to destroy the monster, but Susan
intervened and made it known that the ape meant
Unfortunately, Mechani-Kong arrived on the scene
and attempted to bring Kong under its master's
command once more through its mind control technology.
The attempt was thwarted, though, as Jiro Nomura
interfered, shooting the device with a rifle.
However, Mechani-Kong was not yet down and out,
for it blinded Kong with its beams and took Susan
in its grasp, as it began to climb Tokyo Tower.
Dr. Who threatened to drop Susan if he did not
receive full cooperation, but Kong pursued his
mechanical doppelganger nevertheless. Susan was
allowed to plummet to the ground below, but Kong
managed to save his human friend and set her down.
Mechani-Kong soon gained the upper hand however,
and almost killed his organic counterpart. Thankfully,
the controls on Dr. Who's ship were sabotaged,
and the mechanized beast fell to the Earth and
erupted into numerous pieces on the pavement.
Kong, now eager to finish the fight, then attacked
Dr. Who's ship, and the maniacal mastermind was
crushed by his own equipment.
With his enemies destroyed and his friends saved,
Kong returned to the peace and tranquility of