The Kraven The Hunter! wiki last edited by X35 on 08/18/13 03:09AM View full history

While busting a gang of bank robbers, Spider-Man doesn't notice one of the criminals escape out a side window. That robber turns out to be the Chameleon, who has returned to the United States after facing deportation from his last exploits in crime. Seeing that Spider-Man is still a threat to his operations, the Chameleon decides to enlist the aid of an old friend - the world-renowned Kraven the Hunter - to take care of the web-slinger.

Hearing of Kraven's arrival, J. Jonah Jameson takes Peter Parker and Betty Brant with him to document the arrival of the big game hunter. After Kraven arrives on the docks, some of the wild animals that were also on board escape. Parker springs into action, quickly changing into his Spider-Man costume...only to find that Kraven has single-handedly taken care of the beasts. Kraven then takes off to meet with the Chameleon.

Later that evening, Spider-Man takes care of some petty criminals, unaware that he is being watched from afar by Kraven. After dealing with the small time hoods, Spider-Man runs across Kraven and they have their first battle. During the fight, Kraven scratches the wall-crawler, injecting him with a potion that significantly weakens the web-head. Kraven then takes his leave, telling Spider-Man he wants to enjoy prolonging the web-slinger's defeat.

Feeling slightly better the next morning, Peter Parker learns that his Aunt May has arranged a blind date for Peter with the niece of next door neighbor Anna Watson. To put more strain on Peter over the duration of his day, he seems to be developing a nasty case of the shakes caused by whatever potion Kraven used on him the prior evening. The shakes become so bad he can't even use his webbing properly.

Deciding to search for Kraven, Spider-Man ventures out that evening and relies on his spider sense to locate the big game hunter. Following him into a park, Spidey gets caught in a falling net. Freeing himself from the trap, Spider-Man finds himself surprised by what appears to be a second Kraven the Hunter. Confused by this sudden development, Spidey can't avoid Kraven's magnetic ankle and wrist cuffs. Hobbled by the device, Spidey sets out on the defensive while trying to free himself from the cuffs.

Succeeding in his attempt to nullify the magnetic properties of the cuffs, Spider-Man then quickly unmasks the imposter Kraven to reveal the Chameleon. Following that revelation, Spidey chases the real Kraven through the park until he traps the hunter in an oversized web. Returning home, Peter finds that Anna Watson's niece had a headache and couldn't keep their blind date...which doesn't upset Peter all that much.

User reviews Add new review

5 (1)
4 (2)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)

4.33 stars 4.33/5 Stars Average score of 3 user reviews

Night of the Hunter! 0

Part of CV's Top 100 Spider-Man Universe Stories - reviewed!This first appearance of Kraven the Hunter ranks up there with the first appearance of Doctor Octopus as one of the greatest of the early issues of The Amazing Spider-Man. Unlike the contrived setup of the Green Goblin fight last issue, this one makes perfect sense. The Chameleon is back in town and when he narrowly escapes capture by Spider-Man, he reaches the conclusion that he will never be safe as long as Spider-Man is about. Thus h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Hunter gets captured by the game! 0

The cover: 5 stars Fantastic cover set in a park with a night cityscape in the background, Spidey trapped and a colourful new villain, Kraven the Hunter, ready to attack our helpless hero plus the return of The Chameleon ... what more could you ask for! Kraven The Hunter (22 pages) Our story starts with Spider-Man breaking up a group of villains planning a bank robbery. One of them escapes and when our hero looks for him there’s only an old man walking by. This just happens to be The Chameleon w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
See all user reviews

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.