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Unlimited Highlights: Sinister Six

Get to know the deadliest foes of Spider-Man before they run wild in Ends of the Earth

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By Ben Chabala

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.

This week we’re rolling out the welcome wagon for everyone’s favorite Spider-slaying sextet, the Sinister Six! Before Ends of the Earth—beginning on March 21 in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #682—where they’ll be pestering your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with lightning bolts and sandstorms galore, watch Doctor Octopus form the first incarnation of this conniving cartel and revel in their works of terrible villainy throughout the ages!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #1

Doctor Octopus, Electro, The Vulture, Sandman, Kraven, and Mysterio; alone each faced failure at the hands of the wallcrawler. Until now, Spider-Man’s defeat always seemed just out of reach, until the six of them decided to team-up. Two heads might be better than one, but six heads plus multiple mechanical appendages, wings and more trump all. Only one desire consumes these rogues: Crush the annoying arachnid once and for all!  Witness the stunning debut of the Sinister Six right in this classic by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko! 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #334

Otto Octavius wants to get the gang back together for one final incredible caper: a farewell tour for Spider-Man! He recruits Electro and Sandman, but what nefarious evil deeds might Otto be plotting?  Will the Sinister Six learn from their first go around and put an end to the webslinging wonder, or will Spidey do what he does best, and send them back to prison covered in bruises?

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #11

Norman Osborn certainly knows how to kick things up a notch. Instead of gathering five other villains to his spider-slaying banner, he went and recruited 12 famously maladjusted super powered individuals to help him stomp Spider-Man flat. The Vulture, Electro, Scorpion—the gang’s all here, and they know whose face hides behind the mask.  They know about Mary Jane, and unless Spidey gets some help, he might lose another woman he loves to The Green Goblin!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #660

Dimensional rifts, zombie pirates, and an all-new Sinister Six—just another day in the life of the Future Foundation! While our heroes face down otherworldly threats and the end of Earth as we know it, Doctor Octopus and his cronies invade the Baxter Building looking for something they can use for devious and deadly ends. Will the FF save the world and make it back in time to stop Ock and his pals?  Read on to find out!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #502

Think the Sinister Six exists simply to stalk and slay Spider-Man? You thought wrong!  Doc Ock wants to see Iron Man humbled and New York City transformed into a radioactive crater. Otto kidnaps Tony Stark so that the billionaire industrialist can save his dying body, but should he fail the city goes up in flames. As if that weren’t enough motivation, Electro and Sandman kidnap Pepper Potts to make sure Tony tries his best. Can Stark save Doctor Octopus, or will New York burn?

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