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Which of the following is your least favourite Spidey Villain?   456 members have voted

  1. 1. Which of the following is your least favourite Spidey Villain?

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I'm almost finished my ASM run and made the realization that I need to pick-up a copy of No. 2 and 7. I can't stand the Vulture! Who amongst the top Spidey baddies do you despise most? I've probably missed a couple, so my humble apologies in advance...

 

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Kraven is an insufficiently_thoughtful_person, and wouldn't last 1 second against a super-powered hero.

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I always thought Kraven was pretty lame. Mysterio would be my second choice.

By the way you left out the Lizard, though everyone likes him.

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JC, how could you?!? :o Aw Kraven's got to be one of my favorites of Spidey's rogues gallery. He's got the strength, speed, and agility!

 

Each to his own I guess... but I'm with you John. I can't stand the notion of Spidey having to square off against a flying geriatric- what a joke. And the number of B-graders running around out there... ugh.

 

Naw, lots of good baddies up there if you ask me. And shame on whoever voted for GG. (tsk)

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JC, how could you?!? :o Aw Kraven's got to be one of my favorites of Spidey's rogues gallery. He's got the strength, speed, and agility!

 

Each to his own I guess... but I'm with you John. I can't stand the notion of Spidey having to square off against a flying geriatric- what a joke. And the number of B-graders running around out there... ugh.

 

Naw, lots of good baddies up there if you ask me. And shame on whoever voted for GG. (tsk)

 

I did forget about the Lizard. :tonofbricks:

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Venom by a mile....I mean, it's not even close. :P The whole alien thing left me cold. ASM #300 was the last Spidey I bought off the stands.

 

John, ASM #7 is one of my all-time favorites of the early issues. It's a great read! Spidey's personality got much more developed in the story, and there's lots of nice little touches in the plotting. Give it a try. ;)

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Jon, you're too old school you know that? ;) How can you not love covers like 316? And 300... I mean, it's a modern classic! :o You must've been one of those McFarlane haters :baiting:

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It's true....I am so old school. :headbang:lol

 

You're right...the Venom covers don't do anything for me. They just don't feel like "Spidey" covers. :( I don't like them artistically or from a content standpoint. What can I tell ya.

 

I was a McFarlane hater back in the day, but I've softened my hardline stance. :grin: I do really like the covers to ASM #300, #301 & #313. (And just picked up a Hulk #340 in the marketplace....)

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It's true....I am so old school. :headbang:lol

 

You're right...the Venom covers don't do anything for me. They just don't feel like "Spidey" covers. :( I don't like them artistically or from a content standpoint. What can I tell ya.

 

I was a McFarlane hater back in the day, but I've softened my hardline stance. :grin: I do really like the covers to ASM #300, #301 & #313. (And just picked up a Hulk #340 in the marketplace....)

 

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Electro, they ran out of idea's about what to do with him back in the 70's. :P

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Electro, they ran out of idea's about what to do with him back in the 70's. :P

Fair enough, and actually, I think you could say that about most of the 1st-tier Spidey villains that originated in the Ditko era: they had strong starts in the 1960s, but had pretty much jumped the shark by the mid-70s due to overuse and poor writing. The Goblin being the obvious exception.

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It was a toss up, Mysterio or the Vulture. I picked Mysterio because he is basically just boring. Honorable mentions are the Jackal, Carrion and Spencer Smyth (Spider-Slayers were always lame to me)

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Electro, they ran out of idea's about what to do with him back in the 70's. :P

Fair enough, and actually, I think you could say that about most of the 1st-tier Spidey villains that originated in the Ditko era: they had strong starts in the 1960s, but had pretty much jumped the shark by the mid-70s due to overuse and poor writing. The Goblin being the obvious exception.

 

Yeah, you've got a point there. Doc Ock for example has got real old now. meh

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Now the Spider Slayers and Spencer Smythe.... ok, I'd agree with that. Robots were never my thing.

 

But I was assuming (based on the selection) we were only evaluating the Top Tier of Spidey's Rogues Gallery. Heaven help us if we were to open the flood gates to his B and C list villains (Oh no! The Kangaroo! lol )

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Now the Spider Slayers and Spencer Smythe.... ok, I'd agree with that. Robots were never my thing.

 

But I was assuming (based on the selection) we were only evaluating the Top Tier of Spidey's Rogues Gallery. Heaven help us if we were to open the flood gates to his B and C list villains (Oh no! The Kangaroo! lol )

 

I believe that was a covered in a previous poll. Interesting comment on the villains created during the Lee/Ditko era. The current storylines seem to all resolve around the Kingpin and that Civil War .

 

doh! Now that I think about it, how is it that Kingpin and Hobgoblin aren't on the list?

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Well... good question. I'd have to admit Kingpin never did really make me buy comics like some of the others did. But yeah, I remember the most pitiful poll running a while back. Funny stuff there.

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Kraven is an insufficiently_thoughtful_person, and wouldn't last 1 second against a super-powered hero.

 

If I remember correctly, I believe in Kraven's 2nd ever appearance he gets taken out by Iron Man in about 3 seconds so you have a point there. That being said, I would still say he was a decent villian. At least he was more original than taking a(insert animal name) and making a villian out of them (Vulture, Lizard, Chameleon, Doc Ock, Scorpion, Rhino ....)

 

Anyway, I voted for Venom. I never cared for the character of story lines.

 

 

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In the early stories, always thought the Vulture and Doc Ock were pretty lame. I thought the Kraven story in #15 was one of the better early issues.

 

I guess the Vulture would be my choice. The Ultimatized version of Doc Ock was pretty good.

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