Sympathy for the Devil

a blog devoted to comic books in general and Daredevil in particular

Volume 1, issue 104 "Prey of The Hunter!"

"Prey of The Hunter!" October 1973
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciler: Don Heck
Inker: Sal Trapani
Colors: Petra Goldberg
Lettering: Charlotte Jetter
Cover: Gil Kane

It's interesting that the issue immediately following a guest appearance by Spider-Man contains a villain most famous for his interactions with Spider-Man. This month's villain: Kraven, The Hunter!

I kinda adore Kraven. He's one of my favorite Spider-Man villains. His abilities, though-- namely, his superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, and reflexes-- make him a perfect foil for a hero as athletic as Daredevil. In addition to those powers, though, he has other abilities similar to Daredevil's, almost to the point of rivaling. Kraven regularly ingests a potion made from unnamed jungle herbs that grant him and enhancement to his sight, hearing, and smell. From Wikipedia: "He can see further and with much greater clarity than a normal human. His hearing is similarly enhanced, enabling him to detect sounds an ordinary human can't and sounds that a normal human could detect, but at much greater distances. Kraven can use his sense of smell to track a target by scent, much as some animals do, even if the scent has been somewhat eroded by natural factors."

Sound familiar?

In this issue, we sort of finally meet Kerwin J. Broderick...Collapse )


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