Readers of Amazing Spider-Man have been waiting for the day that all those villains from Spider-Man's past would start showing up again.
And in November, it begins.
As announced this weekend, the writers of Amazing Spider-Man will start bringing back Spider-Man's deadliest foes in stand-alone story arcs that tie together under the label, "The Gauntlet."
While some of Spider-Man's well-known villains are already part of the thrice-monthly title -- including his nemesis Norman Osborn, who is front-and-center in current Dark Reign-related issues -- many of the hero's traditional rogues have been absent since Amazing Spider-Man began its new status quo in January 2008. Along with the new supporting cast that came with the "Brand New Day" changes, the group of writers who produce the comic also introduced readers to several new villains while more many more familiar baddies were noticeably absent.
Beginning with Amazing Spider-Man #611 by Mark Waid, which sees the return of Electro, a series of villainous returns will follow, all tying together under the "Gauntlet" banner and taking the title into 2010.