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I have yet to read any of the great Kraven stories people talk about so I can't comment on him.
Until recently I would have definitely said Venom, but the recent Doc Ock stories by Dan Slott up in Amazing right up until Superior have given me pause for thought. Killing Spider-Man and taking over his body kind of tops most other things...
It's really difficult to pick but I've voted Carnage. He may be a more recent villain but I think every hero needs that one villain who kills for the sheer fun of it, that one villain who needs to be stopped or people will die. Carnage is that villain. And he does psychopath better than many other bad guys, plus he's got cool powers. Cletus Kasady is a good nemesis without the symbiote, add Carnage and you get my favourite Spider-Man villain.
There is most certainly no shortage of great villains for Spidey, Doc Ock, Venom, Carnage, Kaine, Jackal, Hobgoblin (both). All greats. I based my vote on who was truly the greatest villain as it relates to Peter/Spider-Man. No one else has had the impact on Parker's life that Norman has. Not even close. He is truly a horrible person and Spider-Man's greatest villain.
Tough one but I think I will go with Doc Oc, with Green Goblin, Venom, and Mysterio pretty close behind.
I mean he managed to actually kill Spider-Man and take over his body, what other villain on this list can say that?
Well, Kraven did manage to one up Peter and put him on the shelf temporarily while being him during Kraven's Last Hunt.
Mother Russia prevails as per usual!
Lizard was my childhood favorite. However Kaine and his recent redemption and transformation nto scarlet spider is awesome plus he can control spiders is awesome.
If Black Cat was on the list I would have voted for her, but I guess she stretches the line too more anti-hero/hero than the otherz
Wow! How do you pick a favorite from one of the greatest rogues galleries in all of comics? If it were who is the best/greatest Spidey villain the answer is clearly Norman as the Green Goblin. But for a favorite? Gotta go with.... Lizard. He's been my favorite since the old 90's Spidey series. What's not to love about a tragic character who mutates into a giant green lizard in a labcoat? Although Hobgoblin (Kingsley) and Carnage do come in a close second and third respectively.