Doug: So back on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, I saw a solicitation on Twitter for one of IDW's fabulous Artist's Editions (lordy, would I love to have one of those!). This particular book, shown below, is the second volume dedicated to the Jazzy One, John Romita, Sr. Pictured is a well-known Spider-Man cover featuring eight of his long-time nemeses. But it got me to thinking as I was checking out the baddies -- the original Sinister Six isn't pictured! There's no Mysterio! Of course, because I always have your best conversational interests at heart, my next thought was, "Well, any six of these Spidey-haters could have filled out an interesting roster..." And the next thought I had was, "Hmmm... I wonder what the greater BAB community would say if charged with picking a Sinister Six for the Fantastic Four? Or Daredevil? Or Batman? Or the Flash?" Of course I know the answer. You're going to run with this.
Doug: So like a defensive back licking his chops as he steps in front of an errant pass with nothing but green turf between himself and a score, today you're going to "Pick 6" bad guys for any of your favorite protagonists. It can be a solo character or from the annals of any team book. You can set it up in one of two ways, I suppose -- pick six who would make a good team together, or just treat it like a "top six" list of the most significant villains for that particular character(s). Have fun with this -- looking forward to some interesting nominations and healthy debate!
It Rhymes with Lust - Matt Baker art & cover
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