Sinister Six Comic The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Announced

Marvel Comics has just announced the launch of The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, a new, ongoing seriess by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber that puts fans in the shoes of the all-new Sinister Six.

So far, there are only five members--Boomerang, Shocker, Speed Demon, the Beetle, and Overdrive--who upgrade their attitudes and equipment after a run-in with the Superior Spider-Man...but if yesterday's teaser is any indication, there's an outside chance they could get a new Doctor Octopus by the time the comic actually launches.

“The beauty of the Spider-Man world has always been that for all the web-slinging action and adventure, Peter Parker lives in the world outside your window and his villains reflect that,” said Tom Brennan, editor, Marvel Entertainment. “The new world of Superior Spider-Man demands a look at the lives, lies, schemes and dreams of his villains.  Spider-Man’s evolved – will his villains as well?”

“This is a book about the working class guys; these are not the Kingpins or Green Goblins or Doc Ocks of the world,” explained Spencer. “These are the small-time crooks looking for a quick score so they can pay their alimony and get the loan shark off their back. A lot of the book is from Boomerang's perspective, and he's very much aware of that—and he sees this new Sinister Six he's formed as one last big shot at real money and real power. He's got a lot riding on this.”

The series launches in July, with a cover (at right) by Marcos Martin.