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D. Strange

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Subj: Re: Fyodor Dostoyevsky?
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 at 12:21:51 am EST (Viewed 185 times)
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      This image is from Pinterest site. It looooks like a Marvel House Ad. Sorta. Does anyone know and if so what issue/year was Marvel Heroes namedropping Fyodor Dostoyevsky?


        Sidebar: Was Dostoyevsky ever referred to in a Marvel tale? Some writer had to, eh.

    I seem to recall Stan Lee referring to Dostoyevsky in one of the "Origins of Marvel Comics" books in the 1970s; I think it was in the context of the frustrations of having to be much briefer as a writer of comics than Dostoyevsky was in his novels.

    J. Marc DeMatteis is a great admirer of Dostoyevsky's novels, and this predilection made him choose Kraven the Hunter as the main antagonist for the classic 1987 six-parter "Kraven's Last Hunt".

    In a later storyline he made the Chameleon Kraven's illegitimate half-brother and gave him the original civilian identity Dmitri Smerdyakov. This is a direct reference (shout-out) to "The Brothers Karamazov". In that novel Pavel Smerdyakov is the illegitimate half-brother of the titular three brothers Dmitri, Ivan and Aleksei Karamazov. Pavel Smerdyakov worked as a servant to the Karamazovs, while Dmitri Smerdyakov started out as servant to his half-brother Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter.

I think one of Kraven's 4 bastards was named after Alexei/Alyosha Karamazov.

That is on record, yes.

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