Spider-Man Rogues Gallery: Animal Kingdom

How you can expect not to have animal-themed villains in your life when you are the Amazing Spider-Man? Spidey has a variety of costumed super-villains. this diversity is good because the reader gets divergent characters throughout the stories.

Here we will see some of the Spidey foes who have a moniker related to a particular animal.

Note: This list will not include legendary foes like Kingpin, Green Goblin, Venom etc as they don’t have animal-themed powers or name tags.

Doctor OctopusImage result for doctor octopus

Created By: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #3

An Octopus is counted as an animal, right?  So we have Spidey’s archnemesis on the list. He is one of the Deadliest foes Spidey has ever seen. But he is a reformed Superhero now under the alias of Superior Spider-Man.


LizardImage result for marvel lizard

Created By: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #6

Dr. Curt Connors became a Lizard when he tried to grow his hand back from lizards’ DNA. You knew that, right? The fact that he is also reformed and currently teaching in a University says something about how Spider-Man finishes off his enemies.


ScorpionImage result for marvel scorpion

Created By: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #19

Lots of people had taken the mantle of Scorpion but Mac Gargan is the most formidable one. Still a bad guy. JJ created him in order to fight is old-time foe Spider-Man.


RhinoImage result for marvel rhino

Created By: Stan Lee, John Romita Sr.

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #41

Aleksei Sytsevich as Rhino had a lot of incarnations. In some, his body turns to rhino and in some, he uses a Rhino tech suit. The only thing that never changed is his Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durability.


GrizzlyImage result for marvel grizzly

Created By: Gerry Conway, Ross Andru

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #139

Maxwell Markham is a professional wrestler who competed using the alias of the Grizzly. If you don’t know which animal he is representing, its a Grizzly Bear, silly.


JackalImage result for marvel jackal

Created By: Gerry Conway, Ross Andru

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #129

Miles Warren has created a whole lot of chaos in Peter’s life. He is behind creating all the clones of Peter, his enemies and friends clones, like Gwen Stacy’s. In 2015 Ben Reilly took up the moniker of Jackel.



KangarooImage result for marvel kangaroo

Created By: Stan Lee, John Buscema, Jim Mooney, John Romita Sr.

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #81

Fran Oliver studied Kangaroo in Australia. An experiment garnered him superhuman strength in his legs and ability to leap great heights and distances like kangaroos. Yeah, classic comic book origin.


VultureImage result for marvel vulture

Created By: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #2

Adrian Toomes is a techno-genius who builds a suit that gives him the ability to fly and superhuman strength. Then what he did was, became a villain known as Vulture.


ChameleonImage result for marvel chameleon

Created By: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #1

He debuted in ASM #1 that makes him the first foe in Spider-Man rogues’ gallery. Dmitri Smerdyakov (as the name suggest he is Soviet) is a master of disguise and can make a mask to impersonate anyone.


OwlImage result for marvel owl

Created By: Stan Lee, Joe Orlando

First Appearance: Daredevil #3

Owl never was an original Spider-Man villain, Leland Owlsley, as Owl, was part of the Sinister Six from time to time. By default that makes him a Spidey villain.


Black CatImage result for marvel black cat

Created By: Marv Wolfman. Dave Cockrum

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #194

Felicia Hardy may not have any superpowers, but is really an expert thief and got some good fighting skills too. Never let the Black Cat cross your path. She also had an on-off-on relationship with Spider-Man.

Insects can be categorized as Animals, aren’t they? They belong to the animal kingdom so they are animals too.

TarantulaRelated image

Created By: Gerry Conway, Ross Andru

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #134

As a terrorist, Anton Miguel Rodriguez has never put up too much fight for Spidey. Even for a skilled martial artist with enhanced agility and a tarantula suit with finger claws and toe blades, he will always remain as C-listed villain.


BeetleImage result for marvel beetle

Created By: Stan Lee, Carl Burgos

First Appearance: Strange Tales #123

Beetle never was a reoccurring foe of Spidey. He goes face to face with Spidey only in Spider-Man: Web of Doom #3. Nonetheless, Abner Jenkins is still a Spider-Man rogue with animal-themed robo suit.


Human FlyImage result for marvel human fly

Created By: Len Wein, Bill Mantlo, Gil Kane

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #10

Human Fly, a not so typical housefly. Richard Deacon got this housefly like powers through experimentation. He was part of teams like Savage Six and Sinister Sixteen, but never put up a real fight against Spidey. Nonetheless he was there and makes the list of Spider-Mans Animal Kingdom Rogue Gallery.


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