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Subj: Re: Major Spider-Man villains by decade
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 06:36:08 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Major Spider-Man villains by decade
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 02:56:15 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
> As far as I know, most of Spidey's major villains (Green Goblin, Doc Ock, etc.) made thier debuts, like Spidey himself, in the 60's. The biggest exception to this would be Venom, debuting in the 80's. But I was wondering, which, if any villains debuted in the 70's?
> I don't just want to limit things to the 70's though, basically, I just would like to know if there's a breakdown by decade of villains introductions, just to get a feel for the various eras, 60's through 00's.
Oh. would Kaine count as a huge villain? That would put one firmly in the 1990s.
Kraven, as I've already mentioned in another post, was "born" in the 60s but not really big until the 80s.
The endless series of Spider-Slayers, built first by father Spencer Smythe and later by the son Alistaire, also dates from the 60s. Individually none of them was ever that big a deal, but they were SO consistently used they have to be acknowledged.
Rhino is another from the 60s, but he's one of the villains who has more often been portrayed as a fool rather than truly dangerous.
Sineater, from deep in the 1980s, may deserve an Honorable Mention as a kind of "almost major villain", even though he was only in two runs of issues, because while far from the most deadly enemy for Spidey, he had one of the most profound effects on his life by any villain NOT named either Osborn or Stark.
The best the 00's can do is Morlun. Blech. Morbius (from the early 70s) was more interesting.