Kraven the Hunter returns, and borrows Chameleon’s lab to make himself look like Spider-Man and frame the hero for all kinds of shenanigans.
Sound familiar? It should. It’s the basic premise of one of the most famous, best Spider-Man stories of all time: Kraven’s Last Hunt.
And we get a very small glimpse of Kraven’s personal life/backstory, as we see him actually hunting and fighting animals. While dressed as Spider-Man, Kraven drives J. Jonah Jameson crazy.
He basically stalks him and threatens him in order to get the real Spider-Man’s attention.
Yes. JJJ is bait.
Seems like that happens quite a bit in Amazing Spider-Man, and for that reason I can’t grade this issue too highly. Steve Ditko is about at his breaking point with Stan Lee—and it shows. He’ll be leaving soon.
Also: Here’s the teaser from issue #33:
I think that counts as a house ad–and it’s got original art. Usually, 1960s ads just took existing art and rearranged it.
Creators: Steve Ditko, Stan Lee
Quality Rating: C+
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