Thursday, July 23, 2009
Today's installment of SMGHBWW is a cover version of the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #293 drawn by Mike Zeck and featuring Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter. I've taken the liberty of replacing the empty costume Kraven is holding in the original with an unconscious Spidey because otherwise this wouldn't be a picture of Spider-Man getting his butt whupped so much as a picture of Spider-Man being buried alive (and not actually in the picture).
Originally, Kraven was a big game hunter who had hunted every kind of dangerous animal the world had to offer and came to New York City seeking the challenge of the most dangerous prey of all - Spider-Man! The storyline this picture came from was the classic "Kraven's Last Hunt" in which Kraven has gone a bit (more) insane from his years of being defeated by Spidey and vows to finally kill the web-spinner and then replace him as a better Spider-Man.
Step one: stop wearing pants.
Step two: When you finally get a net on Spider-Man again - just shoot him for once (with a tranquilizer).
Step three: Bury him (strike that, hire someone to bury him)
Step four: Get naked and eat a ton of Spiders to become the new Spider-Man.
Step five: Find foe Spider-Man needed help to beat (Vermin the Rat Man? Really?). Beat him 'til he cries for mommy.
Step six: Having proved yourself better than Spider-Man, commit suicide.
Oh, that Kraven. Did he know how to have a good time or what?
Tomorrow: Electro! Wheatcakes! Animation (kind of)!