Episode 14: Spider-Man – Soul of the Hunter

It’s time to get back into some Spider-Man and I bring back Paul Scavitto for the ride. This time we tackle something a little different with this prestige format graphic novel that serves as a follow up to the legendary Kraven’s Last Hunt. Does it live up to that legacy or sully it? Well, since neither of us have read Kraven’s Last Hunt we can’t really say, but we’re going to judge this thing anyways.

Listen to Episode 14: Spider-Man – Soul of the Hunter.

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I can’t help but ask… was Spidey willingly laying down on this grave before Kraven decided to try and top the end of “Carrie?”

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And now for some choice art samples of the story by J.M. DeMatteis with art by Mike Zeck.

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Just a typical job for your friendly neighborho-OH MY GOD I’M FREAKING OUT!

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Has Peter Parker ever looked less like himself than he does in these panels?

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I think many a young reader learned something about themselves when they saw this image.

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Sure, lure me in with the glowing golden image that was clearly taken years ago and photoshopped only to let the reality disappoint in the EXTREME. This is why I hate on-line dating.

Please check out Paul’s work on Armadillo Justice.

Finally, a reminder that the podcast theme song is by Erica Driesbach,and you can find more of her work at her website right here.

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2 thoughts on “Episode 14: Spider-Man – Soul of the Hunter

  1. DeMatteis is always going to go metaphysical at the risk of pretentiousness. I liked his Dr. Fate and Moonshadow and all that, but it can get heavy and a little samey after a while. And yet, he also scripted the funny Justice League.

    While Kraven’s Last Hunt is highly regarded, I guess you can’t go to the well again. Or shouldn’t. Not after years of not going to that particular well to see if it still had water.

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  2. Frank says:

    “We created this story specifically to counter concerns that we were glorifying suicide” says company that published a seventy-five cent comic book distributed to newsstands for the consumption of children in a reply offered in a seperate decade via a $5.95 oversized prestige edition available exclusively to specialty retail shops’ majority late teen to adult patrons. So I guess if Kraven planted the seed in a 10 year old’s mind to someday end their self, then the intervention arrived by the more prime suicidal ideation age of 16 and with a respectable 800% mark-up for Marvel shareholders, never mind the millions they made from Todd McFarlane already having played with Kraven’s half-headed corpse in the first adjective-less Spider-Man arc “Torment.” Let’s lay our cards on the table and just say there was still a market for a different “Fearful Symmetry” sequel by the original’s creative team, even though we all know that when Bob McLeod inks a book, he’s the actual resulting artist.

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