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Unlimited Highlights: Kraven the Hunter

Kraven stalks Spider-Man this week in Unlimited Highlights!

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By Ben Chabala

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.

This week, as the Grim Hunt continues in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #635, we examine the path that led the might Kraven into this primal showdown with Spider-Man!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 (1963)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 (1963)
Kraven the Hunter makes his very first appearance in what will become a long and illustrious career of attempted spider-slaying.  Armed with mysterious jungle potions and a punch that can stop a bull elephant's charge, Kraven just might have what it takes to bring down the wall crawler for good. Certainly that's what The Chameleon's hoping for, because with Spidey out of the way he can finally get back to his crime spree in earnest. Will the sinister team of the Chameleon and Kraven spell the end for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?





AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34 (1963)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34 (1963)
Deported and humiliated, barred from every returning to American soil after his first encounter with Spider-Man, Kraven can think of little else but revenge as he returns to his home deep in the jungle. Upon returning to  New York City, he stalks his prey through deep green foliage and across towering skyscrapers of glass and metal. Kraven obeys only one law, the law of the jungle, and Spider-Man better be ready because the hunt is on! 







WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #11 (1985)
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #31 (1985)
Kraven grew up deep in the jungle, the son of displaced Russian nobility that fled their homeland during tumultuous times. Young Sergei Kravinoff learned and lived by the rule that only the strong survive and became a the most prolific hunter to ever live. Only one of his hunts ended unsuccessfully, only one of his quarry escaped: Spider-Man. Now, driven to the point of insanity by his constant failure, the Hunter will have his revenge. He stalks the city by night as his servants dig a grave for the wall crawler's corpse. Will Spider-Man make it out of this one alive?




SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #6
SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #6
Flash Thompson just enlisted in the Army so Peter Parker and Harry Osborn have decided to throw the big lug a party. But while Flash may be the center of attentions, Peter can only concentrate on the two beautiful women in his life: Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson. Unfortunately, before meek Pete can make a move on either lady, Kraven the Hunter smashes through the skylight and kidnaps Harry in the middle of the bash! Now it's up to Spider-Man to get him back before his foe adds another trophy to his collection.




AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #567
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #567
When Kraven's daughter appears to hunt and torture the people Spidey loves, it seems that the legacy of the crazed huntsman haunts Peter even from beyond the grave. Young Ana wants Spider-Man dead, but will  settle for  Vin Gonzalez in Spidey's costume. Down an outfit, Peter borrows one of Matt Murdock's old Daredevil suits and heads into the sewers to save his friend. But Kraven's daughter proves faster, more agile, stronger, and more ruthless than even her father. Do Peter and Vin stand a chance?

 

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