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Grey Gargoyle

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Revolutionary_Jack

Subj: Indispensable Six (Goblin, Doc Ock, Lizard, Hunter, Vulture, Mysterio)
Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 at 10:48:11 am EST (Viewed 96 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Number of appearances of the main villains from AF#15 (1962) to ASM#120 (1973)
Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 at 11:24:48 am EST (Viewed 21 times)



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    Interesting.

Thank you very much \:\-\)


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    I did a post on "Continuity Census" myself that covers other attempts to track down character appearances.
    (https://elvingsmusings.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/quantifying-comics-continuity-census/)

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      Green Goblin (597 Appearances)
      Doctor Octopus (440 Appearances)
      Venom (377 Appearances)
      Black Cat (374 Appearances)
      Scorpion (318 Appearances)
      The Sandman (300 Appearances)
      Rhino (246 Appearances)
      The Lizard (213 Appearances)
      Vulture (202 Appearances)
      Electro (197 Appearances)


I share your analysis: in term of ranking, I too have the impression that Norman Osborn & Mac Gargan benefited from their appearances in the Thunderbolts & Dark Avengers books.
At the same time, Venom is often the main protagonist of his own book and Doc Ock fraudulently replaced Peter Parker during the Superior Spider-Man run.
So, I guess that it may not be the one & only explanation.
I am not surprised by the scores of Sandman, Rhino & Electro either: indeed, they have become Marvel villains who tend to appear in a lot of different places.
I see that the Lizard & the Vulture still appear frequently. \:\-\)
I wonder if Kraven & Mysterio are far behind.


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    Character appearances in the first 120 issues is more or less default. Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus are still the #1 and #2 Spider-Man villains.


Yes, on the GS&B Board, Paladin & I were just talking about the Silver Age Green Goblin & Doc Ock. \:\-\)
https://www.comicboards.com/php/show.php?rpy=gsmb-2021112921534193

These days, one of my pet ideas is that six villains have been the primary members of the central rogues gallery ever since the Silver Age:
- The Vulture
- Doctor Octopus
- The Lizard
- Mysterio
- The Goblin
- The Hunter
https://www.comicboards.com/php/show.php?msg=smb-2021070316310306
To be sincere, it is far from a novel idea: I picked up four of the original members of the Sinister Six, the Lizard and the Green Goblin.


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    Kingpin despite a prominence in the Romita era would decline afterwards and become a Daredevil villain.

In my opinion, just like Doctor Doom, Mephisto and a few others, Kingpin has become one of the main villains of the superhero community as a whole, even if he remains a very important foe of Spider-Man and the archenemy of Daredevil at the same time.


Post-scriptum: I didn't take Marvel Team-Up #1-9 into consideration and, thus, didn't include 2 appearances of Sandman and 2 of Morbius in my counting. Otherwise, Sandman would remain in the 9th spot whereas Morbius would move up to the 10th spot (ranking above the Enforcers).



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