SpiderMan Villains


Villains from the past and now, Spider-Man has one of the best-known rogues galleries in comics, in part because he has been the featured character in more individual titles (Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel Team-Up, Web of Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, and others, many of which were published simultaneously for years) than any other comic book super-hero except for Superman and Batman, giving him a large number of published stories in which to fight a proportionately large number of villains. Spider-Man’s most infamous and dangerous enemies are generally considered to be The Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and Venom. Others include the Lizard, the Chameleon, the Hobgoblin, Kraven the Hunter, Carnage, the Scorpion, the Sandman, the Rhino, Mysterio, the Vulture, Electro, the Kingpin, Hydro-Man, the Shocker, Morlun, and The Ringmaster. As with Spider-Man, the majority of these villains’ powers originate with scientific accidents or the misuse of scientific technology, tend to have animal-themed costumes or powers, and are nearly all male. At times these villains have formed groups such as the Sinister Six to oppose Spider-Man