Appearing in "Kraven the Hunter!"Edit
- Aunt May
- Daily Bugle Staff
- Flash Thompson
- Elizabeth Allan
- Seymour O'Reilly
- Sally Avril
- Raymond Warren
- Anna May Watson (First appearance)
- Peter Parker's High School Classmates
- New York policemen
- United States of America
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's Spider-Signal
- The Daily Bugle
- Kraven Serum (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Kraven the Hunter!"Edit
Spider-Man swings down and catches a group organizing a bank robbery and upon dropping in unexpectedly, a man escapes in a puff of smoke and changes his costume until he can hide. The criminal actually was The Chameleon in disguise and he plots to rid the world of Spider-Man. The Chameleon comes up with the idea of contacting his friend Kraven the Hunter. Parker finds this out firsthand when taking photographs for The Daily Bugle when Kraven arrives by boat. After studying Spider-Man's fighting style, by organizing a robbery for Spider-Man to stop. Kraven finally comes out of hiding and fights Spider-Man. Spider-Man realizes the true strength of Kraven and also realizes that Kraven cheats by infecting his opposition with drugs that weaken them. Spider-Man retreats to fight another day. Pete however begins to get the shakes so bad that he can't hold a test tube or shoot a web straight. He decides to track Kraven's future location by attaching a Spider-Tracer and is led into a nearby forest where he faces Kraven. After a few tricks and traps, Spider-Man finally catches hold of what appears to be Kraven but is actually The Chameleon in disguise. After learning this, Spider-Man hunts down and finds the real Kraven, intimidates and overpowers him with his agility and strength. After fighting, Kraven ends up running into a giant sticky web to be picked up by the police. Kraven and The Chameleon are then deported, with Kraven swearing revenge upon Spider-Man.
- This issue is reprinted in Amazing Spider-Man # 3 (Pocket Books).
- As seen on page one, this issue is Story#X-721.
- This issue contains a letters page, The Spider's Web. Letters are published from John Butterworth, Ricky Cocorelis, John F. Lebar, Dennis Willits, Richard Kent, Nick Blackwell, Peter Bieger, Bob Malisani, and Gary Polk. The letters page also contains a Special Announcement Section which notes most of the other Marvel Comics published this month, including Amazing Spider-Man Special #1.
- This issue also contains a full page cover reproduction advertisement for Fantastic Four #29 and Sgt. Fury #8
- This issue contains an error on page 20, where "most" is used instead of "move" when Kraven describes Spider-Man's speed
- Written by: Stan Lee (because we couldn't afford Mickey Spillane)
- Illustrated by: Steve Ditko (because Picasso was out of town)
- Lettered by Art Simek (because his name fits this space)
- References: Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Amazing Spider-Man #11
- In this issue, we have the first mention of Mary Jane, although she won't appear for the first time until Amazing Spider-Man #25. Peter was supposed to see Mary Jane on a blind date, but she canceled due to a bad headache. However, it will later be revealed that the "headache" was merely an excuse.
- The cover of this issue is one of the 32 that appear in the comic collection from the 2000 video game Spider-Man.
- Spider-Man last appeared in Untold Tales of Spider-Man #16; he appears next in Untold Tales of Spider-Man #17.
- The Chameleon last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #1; he appears next in Tales of Suspense #58.
- Kraven appears next in Tales of Suspense #58.
- The story in Sensational Spider-Man Annual 1996 takes place between the events depicted in this story.
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