Very similar in appearance to the former Tarantula
The Tarantula was a superb hand-to-hand combatant and was exceptionally agile
Poor Social Skills
The Tarantula possessed boots that contained retractable, poison-dipped spikes and gloves with retractable, poison-dipped claws.
Delvadia (South America)
Known international criminal
|Place of Birth:||
San Palo, Delvadia, South America
Captain Luis Alvarez
New York City
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.
|Cover Date||Appearance Information|
|Mar 1988||App: Web of Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #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)|
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.