Kraven the Hunter
Nick Name
Civilian ID

Kraven the Hunter I

Sergei Kravinoff

Kraven the Hunter II

Alyosha Kravinoff


Kraven the Hunter I


Bounty Hunter


Large Game Hunter

Kraven the Hunter II

Large Game Hunter

Legal Status

Kraven the Hunter I

Deceased former citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia), possessing an Ethiopian passport.

Kraven the Hunter II

Citizen of Russia with no known criminal record.

Nation or Planet of Origin

Kraven the Hunter I

Stalingrad, Russia

Kraven the Hunter II

Russia or Africa

Group Affiliation

Kraven the Hunter I

Sinister Six

Kraven the Hunter II

Sinister Six

Base of Operations

Kraven the Hunter I: 6'

Kraven the Hunter II: 6' 3"


Kraven the Hunter I: 235 lbs.

Kraven the Hunter II: 220 lbs.

Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Regular consumption of an herbal potion enabling superhuman strength, speed stamina, agility and heightened senses.

Excellent hand-to-hand combatant skilled at animal-like fighting techniques possessing skills as a large animal hunter.


Lion's Head Vest: Vest concealing a small network of compressed air pumps used for administering a mist of poisons or gasses, or electro-blasters for encapsulating opponents.

Wide variety of primitive weaponry, poisons and toxins derived from natural substances; including scents used to dampen Spider-Man's sixth sense that alerts him to danger.

Common Enemies

Kraven the Hunter I

Ka-Zar II


Shanna the She-Devil

Spider-Man I


Kraven the Hunter II

Spider-Man I

Regularly Appearing

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1

Creatures on the Loose

Ka-Zar the Savage

Marvel Chillers

Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1

Web of Spider-Man

First Appearance

Kraven the Hunter I

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #15 (Aug. 1964)

Kraven the Hunter I

Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 #243 (Feb. 1997)

Stan Lee & Steve Ditko

The son of Russian aristocrats fleeing Soviet revolutionaries, the young Sergei Kravinoff was soon orphaned and had to resort to his wits and cunning for survival. Traveling the world as a stowaway aboard cargo ships and trains, he traveled the world until setting in Africa as a safari guide, changing his name to Kraven.

Stalking the deadliest animals on the planet, Kraven desired new challenges to regain the honor he felt was denied him as part of his heritage. During his time in Africa he gained the trust of a witch doctor in the Congo, who concocted an herbal potion that enhanced his physical prowess and senses, to better serve his quest as Kraven the Hunter.

After repeated defeats in his hunt for Spider-Man, Kravinoff slipped further into madness and eventually took his life after a last hunt.

Perplexed by his father's obsession with Spider-Man, Alyosha Kravinoff used his hunting skills and striking resemblance to his father to impersonate him as resurrected from the dead. Eventually the junior Kravinoff realized the folly of the obsession that eventually killed his father and decided to walk a more balanced path as Kraven the Hunter.