Tarantula II

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Attributes
Eyes:

Brown

Features:

Very similar in appearance to the former Tarantula

Hair:

Black

Height:

6' 1"

Weight:

185 lbs

Powers
Abilities:

The Tarantula was a superb hand-to-hand combatant and was exceptionally agile

Limitations:

Poor Social Skills

Powers:

Skilled Fighter

Strength Level:

Peak Athelete

Weapons:

The Tarantula possessed boots that contained retractable, poison-dipped spikes and gloves with retractable, poison-dipped claws.

Summary
Citizenship:

Delvadia (South America)

Created By:

Gerry Conway, Alex Saviuk, Keith Williams

Current Occupation:

Deceased

Dual Identity:

Not Public

Education:

Unknown

Former Bases:

South America

Former Occupation:

Government Operative

Known Allies:

Captain America

Legal Status:

Known international criminal

Major Enemies:

Spider-Man

Marital Status:

Single

Place of Birth:

San Palo, Delvadia, South America

Real Name:

Captain Luis Alvarez

Usual Bases:

New York City

Background

A second man, Captain Luis Alvarez, become his country's new Tarantula in Web of Spider-Man #36. Although he fought at the side of Captain America (John Walker, tricked into helping him), he was as brutal as his predecessor and soon was also on the run from the law. He was killed as part of an initiation ritual for a Jury recruit in Venom: Sinner Take All #4.

He had a serum in his bloodstream which slightly mimics the effects of the Super-Soldier serum, giving him exceptional atheletic abilities. The serum was created by Doctor Mendoza, who once worked on a project for the Nazi to recreate the Super-Soldier serum.

Appearances

Cover Date Appearance Information
Mar 1988 App: Web of Spider-Man #36
  Sent to America to kill Spider-Man in revenge for death of the original Tarantula.
Apr 1988 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #137
  Origins given in flashback.
May 1988 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #138
Nov 1990 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #341
Jan 1991 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #343
Nov 1991 App: Marvel Comics Presents #88
Date TBD App: Punisher (Vol. 2) #67
Date TBD App: Punisher (Vol. 2) #68
Date TBD App: Punisher (Vol. 2) #69
Date TBD App: Punisher (Vol. 2) #70
Jan 1993 App: Captain America (Vol. 1) #411
Mar 1993 App: Captain America (Vol. 1) #413
Nov 1995 App: Venom: Sinner Takes All #4 (Story 1)
  Death

Thanks To

 The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.

 Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.