“Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can / Usually his villains are rad / Except these ones; they’re just plain sad” – traditional
Behind every good superhero is a plethora of nefarious supervillains and a dead relative. Like, say an uncle or something. Let’s call him “Ben” for the sake of argument. And then let’s kill him again and again and again. When you take those factors into account, it’s easy to see why Spider-Man is one of the greatest superheroes of all time. Thanks to his incredible rogues gallery and his incredibly dead Uncle Ben. But not every villain in Spider-Man’s canon can be a winner. For every Green Goblin or Venom or Kraven the Hunter, there are some real stinkers. Look even Stan Lee was fallible, and sometimes the writers just phoned it in. That is precisely what happened with the deeply dumb bad guys we’re going to highlight on today’s episode of The Dan Cave. Just as we turned our sights on the best worst villains in Batman’s storied history, today we’re taking a peek at the most WTF-worthy foes that have crossed paths with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Which is your favorite Z-list villain? Who would you most like to see in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Who would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments below.
Image: Marvel Comics
Sources: Marvel; Wikia; Newsarama; Screen Rant
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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter and ask him about all things anime ( @Osteoferocious).