Marvel has tried to keep the storylines in Spider-Man comics acceptable for a younger audience, since he's one of the heroes they try to keep accessible to the kiddies as an ambassador to the Marvel Universe.
But when Spidey donned the black suit that ended up being the symbiote Venom he let the darkness slip into his life- and his storylines followed suit.
Kraven the Hunter kicked off this dark 90s era by going on his Last Hunt for the Spider-Man so he could prove he's a "superior human specimen" before retiring.
After burying Peter Parker alive Kraven donned the black suit and went around fighting crime to prove his superiority, crushing a villain the real Spidey needed Caps help to defeat and proving he's mightier than Spider-Man once and for all.
And so, with nowhere else to go, Kraven killed himself.
The darkness surrounding Kraven continued as Mrs. Kraven and daughter Kraven kept on Spidey in an attempt to secure some of his blood- so they could bring Kraven back to life.
Upon arrival at Kraven HQ Spidey proved he was in no mood to play with Mrs. Kraven- by using his sticky wall-crawling power to literally rip her face off- and then things got even more sinister:
Afterwards, Mr. Kraven took his family to the Savage Land, murdered Mrs. Kraven and sent one of his children off to hunt the other. Since then, Kraven has become best buddies with Squirrel Girl, the peppy young girl who talks to squirrels, because comics make less than no sense.
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