Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Professional criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Electro (Max Dillon)

Enemies: Alyosha Kravinoff, Runaways (Karolina Dean, Molly Hayes, Nico Minoru, Victor Mancha, Old Lace, Chase Stein, Gertrude Yorkes), Spider-Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: 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 speed 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 Electro.

(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.

Profile by Madison Carter and Mike Fichera.

Tarantula is the successor to

but has  no known connections to

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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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