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Marvel Day List: 10 Worst Things The Sinister Six Have Done In Spider-Man’s Life (Comics, TV and Video Game)

 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Stan Lee, Steve Ditko


Penciler(s)

Steve Ditko


Letterer(s)

Steve Ditko


Cover

Steve Ditko, Stan Goldberg, Artie Simek


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

June 11, 1964

IN READING GUIDES, LISTS, REVIEWS

WHO ARE THE SINISTER SIX?

Originally, the Sinister Six were banded together by Doctor Octopus. After suffering three defeats in a row from Spider-Man, Dr. Octavius understood the need to band with other criminals. Thus, he contacted all known Spider-Man rogues. With the knowledge their group would be only for a short duration.

Only five responded. Together, Dr. Octopus, Electro, Vulture, Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter and Sandman would become the Sinister Six. Also, the group has been known as the Savage Six, the Sinister Seven and the Sinister Twelve. Let’s list 10 horrible things the villain team has done in comics and television to ruin Spider-Man’s life.

The Sinister Six.
The Sinister Six. Marvel Comics.
 

COMICS: KIDNAP AUNT MAY AND BETTY BRANT

First, when they formed Doctor Octopus planned to use people important to Spider-Man as bait. Though unaware, they kidnapped Aunt May who was a bystander. In addition, they realized Betty Brant was important. So they kidnapped her. Second, the Sinister Six set up a gauntlet.

Indeed, Spider-Man had to fight each member individually in order to save the loved ones. But this was a bad time since Spider-Man had lost his powers at the time. In fact, it turned out to be a psychological block over Uncle Ben’s death. Which he overcame in life or death situations.

TV: THE SIX BEAT UP SPIDER-MAN SO BAD THAT THE BLACK SYMBIOTE SUIT TOOK OVER HIM AT NIGHT

In Spectacular Spider-Man, the Sinister Six form for the first time in Season 1: Episode 11. After Electro breaks them out of prison, the Six attack Spider-Man’s family. No match against Doc Ock, Vulture, Shocker, Electro, Sandman and Rhino, Spider-Man retreats.

At night, Spider-Man actually wishes that his enemies end up behind bars. Previously, Spider-Man has been using the black costume. At night, the black symbiote takes over him and goes to fight the Sinister Six. The next day, Peter finds out Spider-Man captured them but cannot remember.

COMICS: DOC OCK AND THE SIX TRIED TO CONQUER THE WORLD THROUGH COCAINE ADDICTION

After the Sinister Six were freed from prison, Doc Ock brought them together. Again, he sought revenge against Spider-Man. Apparently, Kraven committed suicide so Hobgoblin took his place.

However, Doc Ock’s real plan was to conquer the world by dealing cocaine. Fortunately, Sandman had reformed. With his help, Spider-Man defeated the Sinister Six.

TV: THE SIX ATTACK AT CHRISTMAS AND KRAVEN BETRAYS MYSTERIO

To prove that the Sinister Six really were out to get their foe, they attacked when he least expected them. At Christmas, Mysterio, Kraven, Sandman, Vulture, Doc Ock and Electro attack Spider-Man. When the battle turns into Spider-Man’s favor, Kraven betrays Mysterio.

In fact, he tells Spider-Man it is a robot duplicate. Soon, Spider-Man defeats the rogues. In the end, Spider-Man saves the nearby Santa Claus and Elf. Though the identity of “Master Planner”, who is Doc Ock, remains a mystery to him.

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Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) #1. Marvel Comics.

COMICS: IN A BID TO CONQUER THE WORLD, THE SIX GAVE SPIDER-MAN ARM AND LEG FRACTURES

In their newest scheme, Doc Ock and his criminals planned to steal alien weaponry. When his family was threatened, the reformed Sandman recruited Spider-Man’s help.

However, the Sinister Six went on a killing spree, murdering wantonly. And Spider-Man was injured with fractures of arm and leg. In addition, it took members of the superhero community in order to finally take them down.

TV: THE INSIDIOUS SIX ATTACKED WHEN SPIDER-MAN WAS SUFFERING FROM A MUTATION DISEASE THAT CAUSED POWER LOSS

Similarly to Earth-616, Spider-Man: The Animated Series created the Insidious Six. Here, they were assembled by the Kingpin in order to destroy Spider-Man. Similarly, Spider-Man was suffering from a mutation disease that caused his power loss.

When they battled Spider-Man, they quickly overpowered him. In addition, they unmasked him. Not impressed by his performance, they concluded Peter Parker could not be Spider-Man. Later, Spider-Man would defeat them after regaining his powers.

 

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The Spectacular Spider-Man. Marvel Entertainment.
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VIDEO GAME: SPIDER-MAN BATTLED THE SINISTER SIX TO SAVE THE CITY

In Marvel’s Spider-Man, Doc Ock brought the Sinister Six together in order to defeat Norman Osborn. Dr. Octavius released Mister Negative, Electro, Rhino, the Vulture and Scorpion to attack Manhattan.

In the gameplay, Spider-Man went around the city defeating his rogues. In the final battle, Spider-Man defeated Doc Ock atop Oscorp Tower.


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COMICS: NORMAN OSBORN FORMED THE SINISTER TWELVE

Years later, Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin, was defeated by Spider-Man. Before he headed to prison, he activated a contingency plan. Contacting Spider-Man’s rogues, he put together the Sinister Twelve. Together, Scorpion led Vulture, Sandman, Electro, Chameleon, Lizard, Hydroman, Shocker, Hammerhead, Boomerang, Tombstone.

When Scorpion captured and threatened Aunt May, Spider-Man and Black Cat were blackmailed in breaking Green Goblin out of prison. Though the two made a heroic stand, they were no match for the Sinister Twelve. With the help of Captain America, Iron Man, Daredevil, Hank Pym and the FF they defeated the supervillain team.

TV: DEFEATING SPIDER-MAN, CHAMELEON BETRAYED THE SINISTER SIX AND FREED RED SKULL

In his latest scheme, Kingpin gathered the Sinister Six. Their mission was to retrieve the keys of the Six American Warriors. With the keys, he planned to activate the Doomsday Device. And they were successful in defeating Spider-Man and retrieving the keys.

Though Chameleon betrayed them. Dangerously, he knocked them out with a sleeping gas and freed Kingpin from a vortex, along with Captain America. In the end, the complex collapsed and the Sinister Six disbanded.

VIDEO GAME: IN A CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS, SPIDER-MAN BATTLED THE SINISTER SIX

In Marvel Contest of Champions, the Sinister Six are assembled by Grandmaster. In reality, it is a contest between Grandmaster’s champions and the Collector’s champions.

When Spider-Man and the Summoner are cornered, the Spider-People of the Battlerealm come to their help. As the Spider-People defeat the other members, Spider-Man and Summoner take down Doc Ock.

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Super Power: Daredevil’s Metahuman Fighting Skills Allow Him To Defeat 100 Yakuza Men In Under 3 Minutes

 

SUPER POWER

IN MARTIAL ARTS

DAREDEVIL HAS METAHUMAN-LEVEL FIGHTING SKILLS

Among Marvel’s street-levelers, Daredevil figures at the top of its best martial artists. In one of his most notorious feats, the Man Without Fear defeats 107 Yakuza men. After Daredevil has claimed the title of Kingpin of Hell’s Kitchen, the West Coast underworld puts him on notice.

In Daredevil (2004) #57, the Japanese mafia challenges Matt Murdock to a fight to the death. Incredibly, the fight concludes in under three minutes. Near the end of the fight, the FBI intervenes.

Really, the feat has been mentioned as one of Daredevil’s best fights. Importantly, the Man Without Fear showcased a Metahuman-Level of Fighting Skills. According to our Fighting Skills Scale, a Metahuman Warrior can defeat over a 100 men in armed or unarmed combat.

Let’s examine Daredevil’s super powers.

Radioactively Enhanced Physiology: Murdock was originally enhanced by the radioactive isotope which later blinded him. As a result, he possesses superhuman senses, agility, reflexes, balance, and etc. Murdock’s nervous system has also increase some of his abilities at peak human level.

Peak Human Speed: Similar to his strength, Matt can increase his speed to peak human level.

He is capable of sprinting two city blocks in seconds, disappearing, hitting a sniper with his billy club, and crosses a large distance while getting into costume in seconds. Matt’s running speed is also above an Olympic-level athletes speed, such as a track and field sprinter/decathlete.

-Matthew Murdock (Earth-616), Marvel Database

RADAR SENSE

Among Daredevil’s most famous super powers is his Radar Sense.

Enhanced Stamina: Matt’s stamina is similarly enhanced, since he was able to hold his breath underwater for longer periods of time.

Radar Sense: A form of echolocation via low radio wave projection, according to one theory; an energy wave within certain portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The signal emanates radio waves from regions of his brain, after which it travels outward, bounces off objects around him, and returns to receiving regions of his brain.

With this ability, Murdock can synthesize a very close analogue of three-dimensional three hundred and sixty degree human sight.

-Matthew Murdock (Earth-616), Marvel Database

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WHAT IS DAREDEVIL’S REACTION TIME?

During the Yakuza fight, Matt Murdock defeated 100 men in under three minutes. If we divide the time by the number of men, we obtain a reaction time of 1.8 second per man.

In fact, Daredevil may have an even faster reaction time since he is able to dodge gunfire at point-blank range.

Superhuman Reflexes: Possibly due to his exposure to the radioactive waste that caused his blindness, Matt’s reflexes borderline superhuman. And his reaction time is in the order of magnitude of the microsecond.

-Matthew Murdock (Earth-616), Marvel Database

Without a doubt, Daredevil is among Marvel’s best martial artists.

 

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WHY DAREDEVIL CAN DEFEAT A METAHUMAN

IN DAREDEVIL ANNUAL (1967) #1, DAREDEVIL FIGHTS MATADOR, ELECTRO AND GLADIATOR

In 'Daredevil Vol 1 Annual' (1967) #1, Daredevil fights Matador, Electro and Gladiator.
In Daredevil Annual (1967) #1, Daredevil fights Matador, Electro and Gladiator. Marvel Comics.

Generally, Daredevil’s enhanced sensory system, radar sense and superior speed give him a significant advantage in battles. Even against metahumans, Daredevil is able to amp his Olympic level super strength to peak human levels.

Importantly, his radar sense gives him the advantage of not relying solely on physical senses. Instead, he is able to rely on his martial arts skills and his muscle memory.

In practice, Daredevil can dodge gunfire, outmaneuver an attack or even evade Electro’s electric blasts. Relevantly, electricity travels from 3*106 meters per second to up to 90 percent of the speed of light.

Definitely, Daredevil’s enhanced speed is the result of a Metahuman Level of Fighting Skills.

HOW STRONG IS DAREDEVIL?

Relevantly, DC Database rates Daredevil’s maximum strength as peak human.

Peak Human Strength: Thanks to his control over his central nervous system due to his many years of martial arts training, Matt can increase his strength to peak human level.

-Matthew Murdock (Earth-616), Marvel Database

In Daredevil (1982) #179, the Man Without Fear performs a scaling feat. In a gym, he lifts a 400 pound barbell and uses it as a weapon against henchmen. Then, he throws it at Winston Cherryh 10 feet away, a mayoral candidate with ties to the Kingpin.

Really, by our calculations, Daredevil produced 553 Newtons of force for an Olympic athlete level of super strength. Definitely, Daredevil is capable of amping his strength to Peak Human level with martial arts and training.

SUPER STRENGTH LEVEL:

PEAK HUMAN

Super Strength: Peak Human 8%

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LINKS

Daredevil Vol 2 57 in Marvel Database.
Matthew Murdock (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Daredevil Annual Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
How fast does electricity flow? in BBC Science Focus.
Daredevil Vol 1 179 in Marvel Database.
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DC vs Marvel: On His Worst Behaviour, Ra’s Al Ghul Blackmails Kingpin With Vanessa’s Cancer To Sink New York

In Batman And Spider-Man (1997) #1, Ra's Al Ghul tempts Kingpin to punch in satellite codes in order to sink NYC.
 

DC VS MARVEL

Writer(s)

J.M. DeMatteis


Penciler(s)

Graham Nolan


Publisher

Marvel Comics/DC Comics


Publication Date

January 1997

IN TEAM-UPS AND CROSSOVERS

TALIA AL GHUL AND KINGPIN MAKE A DEAL

In Batman and Spider-Man (1997) #1, Kingpin makes a deal with Talia Al Ghul. On Earth-7642, Kingpin and Talia’s organization have been working together. For months, they have been assisting each other’s operations, increasing wealth. But, Talia continues to keep her organization’s head a secret. Strangely, she proposes to import cargo into New York without customs’ interference.

Visibly, Kingpin reveals the terrorist organization’s plan to extend its operations to NYC. Angrily, Fisk declines her proposition. However, Talia offers to cure Vanessa Fisk’s cancer. Outside, Batman is spying on the criminals with goggles. Suddenly, Spider-Man comes in and shares intel. When Spider-Man questions if Talia works for a crime cartel, Batman says no. After a brief scuffle, both superheroes agree to work together.

In Batman And Spider-Man (1997) #1, Talia Al Ghul proposes to cure Vanessa Fisk's cancer.
In Batman And Spider-Man (1997) #1, Talia Al Ghul proposes to cure Vanessa Fisk’s cancer. Marvel Comics/DC Comics.

BATMAN AND SPIDER-MAN SHAKE HANDS

In Batman And Spider-Man (1997) #1, Batman and Spider-Man shake hands.
In Batman And Spider-Man (1997) #1, Batman and Spider-Man shake hands. Marvel Comics/DC Comics.

KINGPIN MUST ENTER SATELLITE CODES TO SINK NYC IN EXCHANGE FOR THE ANTIDOTE

Surreptitiously, Ra’s Al Ghul lures Kingpin into his lair in Nanda Parbat, Tibet. There, Kingpin learns that Ra’s is long-lived. In fact, the secret of his longevity is the Lazarus Pit. Surprisingly, Ra’s Al Ghul blackmails the Kingpin in order to cure Vanessa’s cancer. In exchange, Kingpin must swear allegiance to Ra’s, the new leader of the world. As a test, Kingpin must punch in the satellite codes to activate devices that will sink NYC.

At that moment, Spider-Man storms into the cave. Violently, a fight follows with Ra’s men. Interestingly, Ra’s senses “The Detective” is not far behind.1 Summarily, the eco-terrorist orders Kingpin to punch the code. When he does, the satellite explodes. Then, it is revealed that Wilson Fisk re-programmed the satellite. Previously, he had amassed a “formidable dossier” on Ra’s in addition to “schematics on his stronghold and operating systems.”1

In Batman And Spider-Man (1997) #1, Ra's Al Ghul tempts Kingpin to punch in satellite codes in order to sink NYC.
In Batman And Spider-Man (1997) #1, Ra’s Al Ghul tempts Kingpin to punch in satellite codes in order to sink NYC. Marvel Comics/DC Comics.

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TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, THE DEMON DOUBLE-CROSSES THE CRIME LORD

In fact, Batman reveals Ra’s Al Ghul manipulated the Kingpin. In reality, the demon caused Vanessa’s cancer to lure Fisk into his plan. When Kingpin found out, he joined forces with Batman. Furthermore, Batman and Spider-Man boarded Fisk’s plane to Tibet. Visibly amused, Ra’s proposes to let the heroes to walk out alive. Even, he offers them transport.

Really, Spider-Man is surprised at Ra’s arrogance. But Batman states the heroes should accept their victory and leave. In fact, none of them would leave alive if Ra’s wanted to. Resolutely, Fisk asks for the antidote to his wife’s cancer. Shockingly, Ra’s lies that there is no antidote. Privately, Talia tells Batman she chooses to both love him and be at his father’s side. In secret, she commissions the antidote to Batman. Finally, Batman gives the antidote to Spider-Man, who delivers it to Fisk.

In Batman And Spider-Man (1997) #1, Spider-Man delivers the antidote to Vanessa's cancer to Wilson Fisk.
In Batman And Spider-Man (1997) #1, Spider-Man delivers the antidote to Vanessa’s cancer to Wilson Fisk. Marvel Comics/DC Comics.

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LINKS

Batman and Spider-Man Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Earth-7642 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Batman and Spider-Man #1.
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Battles Of The Week: Daredevil vs The Kingpin (Hero vs Villain)

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “IN THE KINGPIN’S CLUTCHES”

Kingpin has risen among the ranks of Hell Kitchen’s criminal organizations. Now, it is up to Daredevil to find information about the crime-lord, or else, Kingpin will take over crime in New York.

In one of the most sensational fights, Daredevil fights Kingpin!

IN SUPERVILLAINS

DAREDEVIL GOES UNDERCOVER TO INVESTIGATE KINGPIN.
In 'Daredevil' (1981) #171, Matt Murdock goes undercover to investigate the Kingpin.
In ‘Daredevil’ (1981) #171, Matt Murdock goes undercover to investigate the Kingpin. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants at Kingpin’s Headquarters in New York. On the left side is Daredevil, the Man Without Fear and on the right side is Kingpin.

Let’s look at the stats.

DAREDEVIL – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: PEAK HUMAN
SUPER SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: EXPERT COMBATANT
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Daredevil’s Suit.
  • Lock-picking Set.
  • Billy Club.
WEAKNESSES
  • Blindness.
  • Superhuman Sense Disruption.
  • Radar Sense Disruption.
  • Water Immersion.
KINGPIN – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: PEAK HUMAN
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: STREET FIGHTER
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Walking Stick.
WEAKNESSES
  • Devotion to wife.

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THE FIGHT

As Matt Murdock goes undercover to investigate Kingpin, he is met with a foe of gigantic strength! Matt has to use his radioactively enhanced physiology in order to take down Kingpin.

The battle to decide who rules the streets of New York!

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Kingpin trying to find Matt in his safe. Daredevil hits Kingpin with his Billy Club, causing Fisk to drop his flashlight.

DAREDEVIL BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.

On the following page, Daredevil deals Kingpin one kick to the face and two kicks to the back.

DAREDEVIL BLUNT FORCE ATTACK(x3): 3 DAMAGE PTS.

Daredevil then hits Kingpin with three Billy Club hits to the head. However, Daredevil is tired by the fight. So, Kingpin knocks him out with a punch.

DAREDEVIL CONCUSSION ATTACK (x3): 9 DAMAGE PTS – 3 DAMAGE PTS KINGPIN DURABILITY = 6 DAMAGE PTS
KINGPIN CONCUSSION ATTACK = 3 DAMAGE PT.

At the end of the battle, Daredevil is knocked out.

TOTAL


DAREDEVIL’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-3 DAMAGE PTS.

Metahuman Strength = 1 ton.
Daily Energy Expenditure Of An Elephant = Durability = 236171737.6 J/day.

-(3 DAMAGE PTS * 9810 N * 1 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00000700714 DAMAGE PTS * Ton of TNT.

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DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

WOLVERINE’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-10 DAMAGE PTS.

Peak Human Strength = 750 kg.
Daily Energy Elephant = Durability = 236171737.6 J/day.
Calories Burned In Martial Arts/Hour = 3686536 J.

-(10 DAMAGE PTS * ((7357.5 N * 1 m) + 3686536 J)) * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.0008847538 DAMAGE PTS * Ton of TNT.

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DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

WINNER: KINGPIN WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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DAREDEVIL IN COMICS

‘Daredevil’ (1964) #1, titled “The Origin of Daredevil,” marks the first solo appearance of Daredevil in Marvel continuity. The comic tells the origin story of Daredevil told in flashbacks and his attempt to take down the Fixer.

The issue was created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett.

'Daredevil' (1964) #1, marks the first appearance of Daredevil in Marvel continuity.
‘Daredevil’ (1964) #1, titled “The Origin of Daredevil,” marks the first appearance of Daredevil in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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LINKS

Daredevil Vol 1 171 in Marvel Database.
Matthew Murdock (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Wilson Fisk (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Daredevil Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.