The 50 Best Spider-Man Stories By Villains and Guest-Starrs

Posted by SMReviews Team 19 July 2012

To celebrate 50 years of Spider-Man stories, we've decided to make a list of the Top 50 Spider-Man stories.

Here it is organized by villains and guest starrs, in case you want to see how your second-favorite Spider-Man character fared.

It's limited to prominent appearances. So if the Rhino appears in one page of "Down Among the Dead Men" it doesn't count. But if it takes Spider-Man an entire issue to defeat him in "Spider-Man Blue," it counts.

Villains

The Burglar
4. Amazing Fantasy #15

Chameleon
47. Styx and Stone (Amazing Spider-Man #307-309

Doctor Doom
48. Spider-Man/ Human Torch: I'm With Stupid

Doctor Octopus
43. Spider-Man...Murderer? (Amazing Spider-Man #88-90)
29. Disaster (Amazing Spider-Man #53-59)
17. The Death of Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man #156-160)
11. Spider-Man: Reign
9. Spider-Man 2
6. Down Among Dead Men ( Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 1-12)
5. If This Be My Destiny (Amazing Spider-Man #31-33)

Dormammu
15. Happy Birthday! (Amazing Spider-Man #498-500)

Electro
8. Learning Curve (Ultimate Spider-Man #8-13)
6. Down Among Dead Men ( Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 1-12)

The Enforcers
8. Learning Curve (Ultimate Spider-Man #8-13)

Fusion
30. One Small Break (Peter Parker Spider-Man #30-32)

Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)
45. Death in the Family (Peter Parker Spider-Man #44-47)
39. Revelations
38. Opening Night (Spectacular Spider-Man Season 2 Episode 12)
47. Green Goblin Lives (Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2)
33. Spider-Man Blue
26. Spider-Man the Movie
17. The Death of Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man #156-160)
16. Spider-Man and the Green Goblin...both Unmasked (Amazing Spider-Man #39-40)
6. Down Among Dead Men ( Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 1-12)
1. The Night Gwen Stacy Died (Amazing Spider-Man #121-122)

The Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley)
49. Secrets, Confessions and Endings (Amazing Spider-Man #249-251)

The Jackal
12. Spider Island (Amazing Spider-Man #666-673)

Jonathan Caesar
47. Styx and Stone (Amazing Spider-Man #307-309

The Juggernaut
3. Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut (Amazing Spider-Man #229-230)

The Kingpin
29. Disaster (Amazing Spider-Man #53-59)
22. Spider-Man No More (Amazing Spider-Man #50-52)
8. Learning Curve (Ultimate Spider-Man #8-13)

Kraven the Hunter
48. Spider-Man/ Human Torch: I'm With Stupid
33. Spider-Man Blue
2. Kraven's Last Hunt (Web of Spider-Man #31-32, Amazing Spider-Man #294-295, Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132)

The Lizard
40. Face to Face With the Lizard (Amazing Spider-Man #6)
33. Spider-Man Blue
20. Shed (Amazing Spider-Man #630-633)

Massacre
28. No One Dies (Amazing Spider-Man #655-656)

Morbius
24. Spectacular Spider-Man Volume 2 #14
19. The Neogenic Nightmare (1994 Animated Series Episodes 14-27)

Mysterio
34. The Madness of Mysterio (Amazing Spider-Man #66-67)

The Queen
12. Spider Island (Amazing Spider-Man #666-673)

Raptor
46. Peter Parker Must Die (Amazing Spider-Man Annual 36)

Red Ghost
48. Spider-Man/ Human Torch: I'm With Stupid

The Rhino
33. Spider-Man Blue
18. The Alien Costume Saga (1994 Animated Series Episodes 7-9)

The Robot Master
39. Revelations

Sandman
36. The End of Spider-Man! (Amazing Spider-Man #18)
11. Spider-Man: Reign

The Sin-Eater
10. The Death of Jean Dewolfe (Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110)


The Sinister Six/ Twelve/ Etc.
17. The Death of Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man #156-160)
11. Spider-Man: Reign
6. Down Among Dead Men ( Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 1-12)

The Shocker
25. Unscheduled Stop (Amazing Spider-Man #578-579)
18. The Alien Costume Saga (1994 Animated Series Episodes 7-9)

Spider Slayers
29. Disaster (Amazing Spider-Man #53-59)

Styx and Stone
47. Styx and Stone (Amazing Spider-Man #307-309

Venom
31. Venom (Amazing Spider-Man #300)
18. The Alien Costume Saga (1994 Animated Series Episodes 7-9)
11. Spider-Man: Reign
6. Down Among Dead Men ( Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 1-12)

Vermin
2. Kraven's Last Hunt (Web of Spider-Man #31-32, Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132)

The Vulture
33. Spider-Man Blue
6. Down Among Dead Men ( Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 1-12)

Allies

Avengers
50. To Become An Avenger! (Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3)
17. The Death of Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man #156-160)
12. Spider Island (Amazing Spider-Man #666-673)
6. Down Among Dead Men ( Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 1-12)

Ben Reilly
46. Peter Parker Must Die (Amazing Spider-Man Annual 36)
39. Revelations
21. The Gift (Amazing Spider-Man #400)


The Black Cat
48. Spider-Man/ Human Torch: I'm With Stupid
20. Shed (Amazing Spider-Man #630-633)
6. Down Among Dead Men ( Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 1-12)

Black Panther
48. Spider-Man/ Human Torch: I'm With Stupid

Blade
19. The Neogenic Nightmare (1994 Animated Series Episodes 14-27)

Captain America
12. Spider Island (Amazing Spider-Man #666-673)

Daredevil
10. The Death of Jean Dewolfe (Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110)

Doctor Strange
15. Happy Birthday! (Amazing Spider-Man #498-500)

Fantastic Four
48. Spider-Man/ Human Torch: I'm With Stupid

The Hulk
50. To Become An Avenger! (Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3)

Human Torch
48. Spider-Man/ Human Torch: I'm With Stupid

Kaine
12. Spider Island (Amazing Spider-Man #666-673)

Kazar
29. Disaster (Amazing Spider-Man #53-59)


The Punisher
19. The Neogenic Nightmare (1994 Animated Series Episodes 14-27)
17. The Death of Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man #156-160)

Wolverine
42. Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine
23. Spider-Man Versus Wolverine

No Supervillains

A handful of the best Spider-Man stories don't actually feature traditional supervillains.

48. Spider-Man/ Human Torch: I'm With Stupid (#5)
41. Peter Parker Spider-Man #20
35. Five Minutes (The Ultimate Spider-Man anthology)
32. When Cometh the Commuter (Amazing Spider-Man #267
27. With This Gun... (Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #71)
23. Spider-Man Versus Wolverine
21. The Gift (Amazing Spider-Man #400)
14. To Have and to Hold (Sensational Spider-Man Annual One)
13. The Wedding (Amazing Spider-Man Annual 21)
10. The Death of Jean Dewolfe (Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110)
7. The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man (Amazing Spider-Man #248)
4. Amazing Fantasy #15

First Time Villains

In addition, several of the best Spider-Man stories feature his first encounter with a bad guy. Here's a list, if that's your cup of tea.

This list doesn't include adaptations such as the cartoons, or the Ultimate comics.

47. Styx and Stone (Amazing Spider-Man #307-309
46. Peter Parker Must Die (Amazing Spider-Man Annual 36)
40. Face to Face With the Lizard (Amazing Spider-Man #6)
31. Venom (Amazing Spider-Man #300)
30. One Small Break (Peter Parker Spider-Man #30-32)
28. No One Dies (Amazing Spider-Man #655-656)
22. Spider-Man No More (Amazing Spider-Man #50-52))
10. The Death of Jean Dewolfe (Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110


The Top 50 list is available in several other formats...
Organized in Chronological Order
Sorted by Series.
Grouped by Writer and Artist.
Categorized according to Supporting Cast members with significant roles.
Finally, there's the simple master list.

And then there's our awesome slider.
Or you could just go to the beginning of the countdown.

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