Welcome Back to Showdown Sunday #45
When it comes to rogue galleries for individual comic book characters, none surpass the villains for Batman and Spider-Man. I think there’s a reason these two characters have become so popular among general audiences. Not only are these characters awesome, but their villains are among some of the most interesting and most relatable ones.
Between the two, which comic book character has the greater rogues gallery? Consider not just which villains are the strongest, but also what kind of relationship some have with the hero, and the kind of threat they’re able to impose on them. (i.e. Riddler’s mind games on Batman. Harry Osborn (Goblin) relationship to Peter Parker.) For a refresher, here are a few of each character’s greatest villains. Afterwards, place your votes below. And as always, if you enjoyed this week’s Showdown, then please share with your followers and get their opinions.
Batman’s rogue gallery: The Joker, Harley Quinn, Riddler, Catwoman, Bane, Deathstroke, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Ra’s Al Ghul, Two-Face.
Spider-Man’s rogue gallery: Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Lizard, Mysterio, Electro, Hobgoblin, Kraven the Hunter, Carnage, Rhino, Kingpin.