Kraven’s Last Hunt
Web of Spider-Man #31-32, The Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, The Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132.
Kraven the Hunter goes from B-list bad guy to a top Spidey foe in this incredible psychological thriller. Kraven achieves his greatest goal: he hunts, defeats, and buries his arch rival, Spider-Man. He then takes up the mantle of Spider-Man for a time, to prove he is superior. During this time he defeats and tortures Vermin. Then, having nothing left to live for, he leaves a note for the police letting them know he had been running around as Spider-Man, and commits suicide with a rifle. Dark, haunting, and real. A must read.