Limited Edition, Published Art Print by Bob McLeod:
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #293: KRAVEN’S HUNT, PART 2
Fine Art Print: 100
Platinum Art Print: 100
Giclée Canvas: 100
About the Kraven's Hunt:
Kraven hunts down Spider-Man, defeats him, and seemingly shoots him to death. Kraven then buries him, and dons a copy of Spider-Man's costume to prove himself superior at his adversary's former activities. While spending time roaming New York and brutally attacking criminals, Kraven culminates his crusade with the successful unarmed capture of Vermin, whom Spider-Man previously needed the help of Captain America to defeat.
After two weeks, Spider-Man revives from the effects of Kraven's tranquilizer dart and digs his way out of the grave. When Spider-Man confronts Kraven, the hunter does not fight back, considering himself the victor and his final point made. Kraven then releases Vermin, who attacks Spider-Man, thinking him to be the one who so brutally beat him before. Vermin is able to defeat Spider-Man, but Kraven intervenes before Vermin can kill him. He allows Vermin to go free, and tells Spider-Man he can pursue him if he desires, but that Kraven's hunting days have ended. While Spider-Man goes after Vermin, Kraven retires to his home, reminiscing about his past and the peace he now feels, and commits suicide with a rifle. He leaves a confession of his burying and impersonating Spider-Man for the police to find, complete with photographic proof. Spider-Man catches up with Vermin and lures him above ground, where sensory overload renders him helpless. He turns Vermin over to the police and goes home to his wife.
About the Creation:
This cover took a while to ink originally, with a lot of detail. There was some very tight pencils by Mike (Zeck), and that was unusual for him because he was typically looser. I didn’t change much from his inks, making only subtle changes. He trusted me to do the job so I wasn’t worried about upsetting him. It’s become a very popular cover. I did the whole run, six parts, two issues in each title. - Bob McLeod
About the Artist:
Bob McLeod, born in Florida in 1951 is a Hall of Fame comic art legend who is best known for co-creating Marvel Comics’ The New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont. Bob’s illustrious credentials also include work on The Incredible Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, Legion of Super Heroes, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman and The New Titans, Star Wars and Spider-Man.
Art Print Details
- Brand: Marvel, Spider-Man
- Production / Publication: Marvel Comics
- Character: Kraven the Hunter
- Genre: Superhero
- Product: Art Print
- Program: Artist Fan Art
- Subject: Comic Book Cover, Published Art