Real Name: Sergei Kravinoff
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #15 (August, 1954)
Powers: Hunter, Strength, Speed, Agility, Stamina, and Durability,
Affiliation: Sinister Six
Love Interests: Sasha Aleksandra Nikolaevich
Did You Know: That Kraven The Hunter has a villainous half-brother, The Chameleon?
A little history
Sergei Kravinoff was born and raised in Russia and belonged to an elite class of people. Unfortunately for Sergei, the collapse of elitism in Russia forced him and his brother on the run. While his brother used his ability to mimic others, Sergei opted to train himself to be the world’s greatest hunter. Unwilling to be like with his bare hands or handheld tools.
His ability to hunt big game led him to wealth and notoriety and this, in turn, led him to a witch doctor who possessed a mystical potion. Pushed by his ever increasing need to be the best, Sergei stole the potion and drank it. Now, stronger, faster and more durable than ever, Sergei developed a desire to hunt only the biggest and toughest pray. His brother suggested Spider-Man and Sergei accepted.