Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Professional criminal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Electro (Max Dillon)
Enemies: Alyosha Kravinoff, Runaways
Molly Hayes, Nico Minoru, Victor Mancha, Old Lace, Chase Stein,
Gertrude Yorkes), Spider-Man
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Get Kraven#1 (August, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed. Presumably, he
has the same abilities as his predecessors, including athletic-level
and agility, as well as poison-filled spikes on the tips of his boots.
The origins of this Tarantula are unrevealed.
(Get Kraven#1) - Tarantula was present at one of the
various Bars with No Name. When Spider-Man arrived, several of the
villains present attacked him. They were fought off by Spider-Man and
Alyosha Kravinoff. Injured, Tarantula hobbled out the door alongside
(Runaways II#7 (fb)-BTS ) - Tarantula ran afoul of
the Runaways in Van Nuys, and was defeated after their leader Nico
Minoru used a "fumigation/debugging" spell on him.
Comments: Created by Ron Zimmerman, John
McCrea and James Hodgkins.
This Tarantula showed up as a background character in
the Get Kraven series, though both known characters wearing that outfit
were deceased. A couple of years later, Brian K. Vaughan wrote a
throwaway line in his Runaways book about that team defeating "that new
Tarantula." While doing preliminary work for other projects, I asked
BKV if the two could be the same character, and he graciously allowed
us to do so.
Tarantula is the successor to
but has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Get Kraven#1, page 31, panel 1
Get Kraven#1 (August, 2002) - Ron Zimmerman (writer), John McCrea (penciler), James Hodgkins (inker)
Runaways II#7 (October, 2005) - Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Takeshi Miyazawa (penciler), Craig Yeung (inker), MacKenzie Cadenhead (editor)
Last updated: 04/03/07
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