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Subj: Re: Major Spider-Man villains by decade
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 at 12:21:55 am EDT (Viewed 1 times)
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> 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?
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> 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.

This should be enough of a start of a villains-by-decade list:

60s:
Chameleon
Vulture
Doctor Octopus
Sandman
Lizard
Electro
Mysterio
Green Goblin
Scorpion
Smythe/Spider Slayers
Beetle
Molten Man
Shocker
Rhino
Kingpin

I'm not entirely certain if Silvermane and Richard Fisk fall under late-60s or early-70s at the moment. Boomerang and Speed Demon both debuted in the 60s, but I don't think either became Spidey villains until later.

70s:
Hammerhead
Green Goblin (Harry Osborn and Bart Hamilton)
Jackal
Punisher
Stegron
Swarm
Carrion
Tarantula
Hydro-Man(?)

80s:
Tombstone
Puma
Hobgoblin
Jack O'Lantern/Hobgoblin
Sin-Eater
Venom
Calypso
Alistair Smythe
Carrion II
Tri-Sentinel
Foreigner

90s:
Carnage
Shriek
Demogoblin
Doppleganger
Grim Hunter
Traveller
Scrier
Kaine
Spidercide
Doctor Octopus II
Kraven Jnr
Mad Jack
Senator Ward

00s:
Morlun
Shathra
Ezekiel
Digger
The Stacy Twins
Fusion
Tracer

> > 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.
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> This should be enough of a start of a villains-by-decade list:
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> 60s:
> Chameleon
> Vulture
> Doctor Octopus
> Sandman
> Lizard
> Electro
> Mysterio
> Green Goblin
> Scorpion
> Smythe/Spider Slayers
> Beetle
> Molten Man
> Shocker
> Rhino
> Kingpin
>
> I'm not entirely certain if Silvermane and Richard Fisk fall under late-60s or early-70s at the moment. Boomerang and Speed Demon both debuted in the 60s, but I don't think either became Spidey villains until later.
>
> 70s:
> Hammerhead
> Green Goblin (Harry Osborn and Bart Hamilton)
> Jackal
> Punisher
> Stegron
> Swarm
> Carrion
> Tarantula
> Hydro-Man(?)
>
> 80s:
> Tombstone
> Puma
> Hobgoblin
> Jack O'Lantern/Hobgoblin
> Sin-Eater
> Venom
> Calypso
> Alistair Smythe
> Carrion II
> Tri-Sentinel
> Foreigner
>
> 90s:
> Carnage
> Shriek
> Demogoblin
> Doppleganger
> Grim Hunter
> Traveller
> Scrier
> Kaine
> Spidercide
> Doctor Octopus II
> Kraven Jnr
> Mad Jack
> Senator Ward
>
> 00s:
> Morlun
> Shathra
> Ezekiel
> Digger
> The Stacy Twins
> Fusion
> Tracer

Great list. I think it needs only Morbius, in the 1970s column. Maybe also Silver Sable (who wasn't a villain per se but definitely had conflict with Spidey). She was mid-1980s.

Some of those I wouldn't count as "major villains" though, but for the most part its better to um... overspec a villain than under-spec one I guess.

Also, I wonder where someone like Doom would fit. He didn't debut in a Spider-Man book but was a major villain for him on a few occasions.