As a child of the 1970’s, I freely admit that my comic book opinions are skewed by the Me Decade.  I dig Mike Grell’s Legion, John Romita’s Spider-Man, and Dick Dillin’s JLA.  I know that ROM and the Micronauts are firmly and forever part of the Marvel Universe, licensing restrictions be damned.  I even own a large collection of Treasury-Sized editions (comics more giant than Giant-Size), including the wonderful “Superman Vs. The Amazing Spider-Man,” one of the earliest stories I ever read featuring either character.  In part because of this issue, I have gotten into a lot of arguments with Green Goblin fans about who is really and truly the Web-Head’s GREATEST nemesis, leading to today’s radioactive spider-query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced “Roe-Mee-Tah”) knows in his heart that the answer is Otto Octavius, but is always willing to hear other viewpoints, asking:  Who is Spider-Man’s true greatest nemesis?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    It’s J. Jonah Jameson, the man who has done the most to keep Spider-man down, and no criminal justice system to lock him away for it.

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