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50 Greatest Friends and Foes of Spider-Man: Villains #10-7

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. Future installments will deal with Spider-Man creators and Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s supporting cast and his villains.

You all voted, now here are the results! We continue with Spider-Man’s villains #10-7…

Here is a master list of all the characters revealed so far.

Enjoy!

10. Electro

Electro’s one of those classic Spider-Man villains where every once in awhile they feel the need to do a twist on him. He always ends up in the traditional set-up (complete with that sweet bizarre Ditko costume)…

9. Sandman

Sandman began as a straightforward Spider-Man villain….

Then he became a Fantastic Four villain for awhile, before slowly turning into a good guy. He was a supporting cast member of Spider-Man for awhile as a good guy until he returned to villainy (courtesy of brainwashing of the Wizard).

Currently, his primary motivation is getting back his daughter (similar to his status quo in Spider-Man 3).

8. Mysterio

Mysterio is one of the coolest looking Spider-Man villains around. That fish bowl helmet is awesome. His origin is cool, too…

Oddly enough, he was killed off in the pages of Daredevil, which was weird since he was involved in a Spider-Man storyline at the same time. He has eventually returned (at least it seems like he has returned).

7. Lizard

The Lizard is an interesting set-up. Doctor Curt Connors is a great friend to Spider-Man, but his alter ego is the sadistic Lizard.

More recently, the Lizard personality has taken over permanently. Connors is such a good guy, though, that even after the Lizard took over completely, Connors’ personality is starting to seep in more and more, softening the Lizard’s evil nature.

3 Comments

Four pages of classic Ditko, Brian you sly devil. I definitely recall voting for Mysterio and probably gave Electro a bottom slot as well, although I’m not 100% certain. One thing that stands out in the first image is the fact that Electro isn’t wearing a skintight costume. Instead, Ditko seems to have outfitted him in a bulkier kind of insulated sweater, which makes more sense in view of his powers.

I think every one of these was one my Top 10 list. Well, I might not have had room for Electro, but let’s just say my Top 10 list goes to 11. And yeah, the design has a lot to do with my love of all of them, especially Electro and Mysterio.

Mysterio is indeed very cool looking, but his origin has that Silver Age corniness.

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