The Sinister Six

Sinister Six

First Appearance
The Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Vol. 1) #1 (January, 1964)
Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, The Vulture, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, various others
Rallying Cry
The Sinister Twelve

The Sinister Six is a supervillain team in the Marvel Universe, consisting of Spider-Man's most notorious foes.


Six villains previous defeated by Spider-Man decided to team up in order to defeat him once and for all.


When the supervillain Doctor Octopus decided to gain help to defeat Spider-Man he puts out a call to every foe Spider-Man ever trounced and the villains the Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, the Mysterio, and Sandman responded.  Octopus, who realized that the group would have difficulty working together, formulated a plan wherein each member is given a chance to kill Spider-Man and slowly wear him down.  Spider-Man found the challenge formidable but was able to defeat them, sending them all to jail to squabble amongst themselves.

The Return of the Sinister SixEdit

Years later, Doctor Octopus decided to reform the team once more, this time with the Hobgoblin taking the place of the then-deceased Kraven the Hunter.  Doctor Octopus claimed it was a plan to defeat Spider-Man but in fact was a distraction and part of his plan to extort cocaine addicts.

Media Edit

Appears in Spider Man animated series, Spectacular Spider Man and Ultimate Spider Man.

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