History ComicBook / KravensLastHunt

31st Oct '16 9:34:42 AM Tork
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* AnimalMotifs: Both spiders and rats feature prominently in the story, seemingly representing both death and the primal instinct to survive. Peter considers smashing a spider by his bed but ultimately decides to spare it only to reflexively kill it when he awakes from a nightmare. Kraven keeps a large collection of spiders that he fights and consumes prior to his battle with Spider-Man and later hallucinates that they form a massive singular spider that represents his fear that Spider-Man is superior to him. A rat sticks around Spidey's grave and MJ frantically kills a rat in her apartment while worrying that Peter is dead, recoiling in horror after she does.



** Quotations from William Blake's "The Tyger" are spread all throughout the storyline. Its alternate title is even "Fearful Symmetry."

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** Quotations from William Blake's "The Tyger" are spread all throughout the storyline.storyline with "tyger" replaced by "spider". Its alternate title is even "Fearful Symmetry."


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* ImAHumanitarian: Vermin drags a woman into the sewer while thinking "yum" multiple times. A little while later, Vermin can be seen with a human rib cage, indicated he did in fact eat her. In the ''What If'' of this issue, Kraven also eats parts of Peter after killing him.


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** Later still, ''The Grim Hunt'' has Kraven'a ex-wife and children rounding up spider-powered heroes and using them in blood rituals to resurrect both Kraven and his dead eldest son in the same mansion Kraven uses in this story, much to Kraven's fury at being cheated out of a peaceful end through unnatural means.
5th Mar '16 2:27:19 PM nombretomado
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Kraven shoots, later holding a small funeral for his enemy on his estate. Needing to completely defeat Spider-Man beyond killing him, Kraven dons a copy of Peterís then-black costume [[note]]The cloth one, Spider-Man had discarded the symbiote already[[/note]] and masquerades as the hero. When he saves Mary Jane from a group of muggers, she knows instantly he's not her husband. Kraven also captures the insane Vermin, who Spider-Man had helped CaptainAmerica defeat before.

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Kraven shoots, later holding a small funeral for his enemy on his estate. Needing to completely defeat Spider-Man beyond killing him, Kraven dons a copy of Peterís then-black costume [[note]]The cloth one, Spider-Man had discarded the symbiote already[[/note]] and masquerades as the hero. When he saves Mary Jane from a group of muggers, she knows instantly he's not her husband. Kraven also captures the insane Vermin, who Spider-Man had helped CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica defeat before.
10th Oct '15 4:31:38 PM nombretomado
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* DeathIsCheap: Kraven ''did'' stay dead for a long time, rivaling the time NormanOsborn spent dead, but his family eventually revived him against his will.

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* DeathIsCheap: Kraven ''did'' stay dead for a long time, rivaling the time NormanOsborn ComicBook/NormanOsborn spent dead, but his family eventually revived him against his will.
4th Oct '15 10:46:50 PM somebodyelse
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* AlasPoorVillain: It's hard not to feel sorry for Kraven as he kills himself.



* AteHisGun: Kraven, poor Kraven.

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* AteHisGun: Kraven, poor Kraven.Kraven does this at the end.



* BuriedAlive: This makes for one of the scariest Spider-Man stories out there.

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* BuriedAlive: This makes for one of the scariest Spider-Man stories out there.Happens to Peter when Kraven defeats him.
28th Sep '15 1:22:15 AM somebodyelse
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In this arc Spider-Man has just returned from his honeymoon with Mary Jane Watson and finds he cannot shake a feeling of unease that doesn't seem to stem from his spider-sense. Encountering Kraven, Spider-Man tries to make light of the situation but still can't shake the dread--especially when he sees the deranged look in Kraven's eyes , [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness and the rifle in his hands.]]

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In this arc Spider-Man has just returned from his honeymoon with Mary Jane Watson and finds he cannot shake a feeling of unease that doesn't seem to stem from his spider-sense. Encountering Kraven, Spider-Man tries to make light of the situation but still can't shake the dread--especially when he sees the deranged look in Kraven's eyes , eyes, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness and the rifle in his hands.]]
28th Sep '15 1:17:09 AM somebodyelse
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Sergei Kravinoff, aka Kraven the Hunter, had been a major member of Spider-Man's rogues gallery for years, if not a persistent one, even more so than his half-brother the Chameleon; the first supervillain Spider-Man fought, and the one who brought Spider-Man to Kraven's attention in the first place. Since the '70s however, he'd diminished somewhat. The story was originally not a Spider-Man story at all, but a WonderMan story of all things. Writer J.M. [=DeMatteis=] claims the original idea started with the concept of being buried alive. In the original version, Wonder Man would have been buried alive by his brother the Grim Reaper. Realizing the concept didn't work so well with Wonder Man, [=DeMatteis=] tried to rework it as a Franchise/{{Batman}} story featuring the Joker, but some other story called ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' was in development then. [=DeMatteis=] eventually settled on Spider-Man and Kraven as the major players in addition to a creation of his: Vermin.

Spider-Man has just returned from his honeymoon with Mary Jane Watson. For whatever reason, he cannot shake a feeling of unease that doesn't seem to stem from his spider-sense. Encountering Kraven, Spider-Man tries to make light of the situation, but still can't shake the dread, especially when he sees the deranged look in Kraven's eyes, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness and the rifle in his hands.]]

Kraven shoots, and the webhead quickly loses consciousness. Kraven holds a small funeral for his enemy on his estate, and buries Spider-Man. Needing to completely defeat him beyond killing him, Kraven then dons a copy of Spider-Man's then-black costume [[note]]The cloth one, Spider-Man had discarded the symbiote already[[/note]] and masquerades as Spider-Man. When he saves Mary Jane from a group of muggers, she knows instantly he's not her husband. Kraven also captures the rat-creature Vermin, who Spider-Man had helped CaptainAmerica defeat before.

But Spider-Man isn't dead. Kraven shot him with a horse tranquilizer and buried him alive. Just barely managing to avoid panicking, Spider-Man digs his way out just before his air runs out. Understandably shaken and staggering, he still makes it to his apartment to assure Mary Jane that he's alive and goes to confront Kraven. Spider-Man finds Kraven and Vermin, who has been tortured by the Hunter. Spider-Man attacks Kraven, but he doesn't fight back, considering his point made. Kraven then demands that Spider-Man and Vermin fight, but Spider-Man walks away disgusted. Kraven releases Vermin, who attacks Spider-Man, thinking he's the one who captured and tortured him. Kraven stops Vermin from killing Spider-Man and lets him go free, telling Spider-Man that he can pursue him if he wishes, but Kraven has hunted his last.

Spider-Man tracks down and outwits Vermin and returns home to Mary Jane. Kraven returns to his home, muses at the peace he feels, and commits suicide.

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Sergei Kravinoff, aka Kraven the Hunter, had has been a major member of Spider-Man's rogues gallery for years, if not a persistent one, even more so than years. Originally invited to New York by his half-brother the Chameleon; the Chameleon (the first supervillain Spider-Man fought, and Peter Parker fought), Kraven was soon introduced to the one who brought Spider-Man to Kraven's attention in the first place.unique challenge of hunting Spider-Man. Since the '70s however, he'd diminished somewhat. The story ''Kraven's Last Hunt'' was originally not a Spider-Man story at all, but a WonderMan story of all things. Writer J.M. [=DeMatteis=] claims the original idea started with the concept of being buried alive. In the original version, Wonder Man would have been buried alive by his brother the Grim Reaper. Realizing the concept didn't work so well with Wonder Man, [=DeMatteis=] tried to rework it as a Franchise/{{Batman}} story featuring the Joker, but some other story called ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' was in development then. [=DeMatteis=] eventually settled on Spider-Man and Kraven as the major players in addition to a creation of his: Edward Whelan, more commonly known as the cannibalistic killer Vermin.

In this arc Spider-Man has just returned from his honeymoon with Mary Jane Watson. For whatever reason, Watson and finds he cannot shake a feeling of unease that doesn't seem to stem from his spider-sense. Encountering Kraven, Spider-Man tries to make light of the situation, situation but still can't shake the dread, especially dread--especially when he sees the deranged look in Kraven's eyes, eyes , [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness and the rifle in his hands.]]

Kraven shoots, and the webhead quickly loses consciousness. Kraven holds later holding a small funeral for his enemy on his estate, and buries Spider-Man. estate. Needing to completely defeat him Spider-Man beyond killing him, Kraven then dons a copy of Spider-Man's Peterís then-black costume [[note]]The cloth one, Spider-Man had discarded the symbiote already[[/note]] and masquerades as Spider-Man.the hero. When he saves Mary Jane from a group of muggers, she knows instantly he's not her husband. Kraven also captures the rat-creature insane Vermin, who Spider-Man had helped CaptainAmerica defeat before.

But Spider-Man Peter isn't dead. As it turns out Kraven shot him with a horse tranquilizer and then deliberately buried him alive. Just barely managing to avoid panicking, Panicked but determined, Spider-Man digs his way out just before his air runs out. he can waste away. Understandably shaken and staggering, he still makes it to his apartment to assure Mary Jane that he's alive and goes before going to confront Kraven. Spider-Man finds Kraven and him with Vermin, who has been tortured by the Hunter. Spider-Man attacks Kraven, but he the villain doesn't fight back, considering back--considering his point made.made and his victory achieved. Kraven then demands that Spider-Man and Vermin fight, but Spider-Man walks away disgusted. Kraven releases Vermin, who attacks Spider-Man, thinking he's the one who captured Spider-Man in terror and tortured him. confusion. Kraven later stops Vermin from killing Spider-Man and lets him go free, releases him, telling Spider-Man that he can pursue him if he wishes, but Kraven wishes. Kraven, however, has hunted his last.

Spider-Man tracks down and outwits defeats Vermin and returns before returning home to Mary Jane. Kraven returns to his also goes home, muses at the peace he feels, and commits suicide.
27th Sep '15 12:07:48 AM somebodyelse
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->''"I have slain the Spider. Become him. I have hunted as the Spider hunts... consumed the Spider's prey. I have proven myself his superior in every way."''
27th Jun '15 10:32:27 PM KingClark
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* DeathIsCheap: Kraven ''did'' stay dead for a long time, rivaling the time NormanOsborn spent dead, but recently his family revived him against his will.

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* DeathIsCheap: Kraven ''did'' stay dead for a long time, rivaling the time NormanOsborn spent dead, but recently his family eventually revived him against his will.
25th Jun '15 12:02:45 PM ThePope
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But Spider-Man isn't dead. Kraven shot him with horse tranquilizer and buried him alive. Just barely managing to avoid panicking, Spider-Man digs his way out just before his air runs out. Understandably shaken and staggering, he still makes it to his apartment to assure Mary Jane that he's alive and goes to confront Kraven. Spider-Man finds Kraven and Vermin, who has been tortured by the Hunter. Spider-Man attacks Kraven, but he doesn't fight back, considering his point made. Kraven then demands that Spider-Man and Vermin fight, but Spider-Man walks away disgusted. Kraven releases Vermin, who attacks Spider-Man, thinking he's the one who captured and tortured him. Kraven stops Vermin from killing Spider-Man and lets him go free, telling Spider-Man that he can pursue him if he wishes, but Kraven has hunted his last.

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But Spider-Man isn't dead. Kraven shot him with a horse tranquilizer and buried him alive. Just barely managing to avoid panicking, Spider-Man digs his way out just before his air runs out. Understandably shaken and staggering, he still makes it to his apartment to assure Mary Jane that he's alive and goes to confront Kraven. Spider-Man finds Kraven and Vermin, who has been tortured by the Hunter. Spider-Man attacks Kraven, but he doesn't fight back, considering his point made. Kraven then demands that Spider-Man and Vermin fight, but Spider-Man walks away disgusted. Kraven releases Vermin, who attacks Spider-Man, thinking he's the one who captured and tortured him. Kraven stops Vermin from killing Spider-Man and lets him go free, telling Spider-Man that he can pursue him if he wishes, but Kraven has hunted his last.
17th Apr '15 8:25:08 AM Blazer
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* KillAndReplace: In the original story, Spidey is just knocked out with horse tranquilizers. An issue of ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' plays this trope straight.
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