The first of the Spider-Man enemies that we want to introduce you to is, in turn, one of the most classic in the comics of this character. Is about Chameleon, which first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 # 1.
His real name was Dmitri Smerdyakov, a boy with a complicated childhood who ended up becoming a criminal when he grew up. His powers consist of possessing the ability to transform into any person or quasi-human form to impersonate his identity. In addition, it is capable of perfectly imitating any voice or gesture to enhance the effects.
This caused more of a problem to Spider-Man when he impersonated him to carry out a theft of certain American secrets. Or, also, when he discovered the identity of Peter Parker and tried to harm his family.
On the other hand, coming a little later to the plot of the comics, we have The jackal. This first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 # 3. He is a half-man, half-human being with certain powers such as: super speed, strength, heightened senses and regeneration. Come on, as if it were some kind of werewolf.
Although this character was not always a bloodthirsty monster. It was Miles Warren, a geneticist who managed to create hybrid beings between animals and humans until they discovered him in the place where he worked.
One of these monsters managed to escape and assassinate Warren’s family. To put his past behind him, he moved to New York where he ended up teaching biology to Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy at the university. He ended up falling in love with Gwen and, after her death, accused Spider-Man of being completely responsible. To try to get revenge for what Spider-Man had done, he altered his genes to transform himself into The Jackal.
Kraven the hunter
We continue with Kraven the hunter, which made its way into the comics in Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 # 15. Born in Russia, he grew up in a family that little by little lost the money and status it had in the past. To try to remedy the situation, Kraven went hunting big game but with a code of no firearms.
A short time later, he took a potion from a sorcerer that gave him super strength, enhanced senses, and many others that allowed him to be a better hunter. He later set his target on one of the trickiest prey: Spider-Man.
Among these villains we also have Kingpin, the crime lord in New York, who arrived in the Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 # 50.
He is a giant man whose body is made entirely of pure muscle. A very important man in organized crime in New York, who tried to assassinate Spider-Man on several occasions and almost succeeded when he had him killed from prison. Kingpin is also related to many other supers, such as Daredevil among others.
Last but not least, there is Morlun. Debuted in Amazing Spiderman Vol. 2, # 30 next to the heirs. They are supernatural creatures from a family of vampires that feed on arachnid power.
Peter Parker is one of the totems (beings that possess the power of the spider and the human) and, since Monlun saw him in person for the first time, it became an obsession for him. In addition, from that moment on this vampire was able to locate him anywhere Peter was.
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