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Spider-Man villains take on the Marvel Universe in 20 variant covers this June

Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man: Chameleon Conspiracy #1
(Image credit: Ryan Stegman (Marvel Comics))

The Spider-Man villains are known to be an eclectic lot, from Doctor Octopus to Kraven the Hunter, from the Chameleon to Green Goblin. Many of Spider-Man's best-known villains will be spotlighted in a month-long celebration with 20 variant covers across the Marvel Comics line in June. 

The Spider-Man villains variant theme month arrives concurrently to the weekly five-part Amazing Spider-Man storyline 'The Chameleon Conspiracy' and one month ahead of a civil war between Spidey's deadliest foes with Sinister War. In that Amazing Spider-Man spin-off limited series, Doctor Octopus' Sinister Six will wage war against the Vulture and his Savage Six.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, it's June and Marvel Comics has revealed the complete line-up of Spider-Man villains variant covers, including which issues they'll be attached to and who'll be drawing each cover. The line-up is a mixture of iconic characters and creators like Rhino and Declan Shalvey (Immortal Hulk #47) and newer characters and creators like the all-new Electro and Davi Go (Black Widow #8).

Here's a week-by-week rundown of each issue, along with a link on ordering a copy for yourself:

Wednesday, June 2 Spider-Man Villains variant covers

Wednesday, June 9 Spider-Man Villains variant covers

Wednesday, June 16 Spider-Man Villains variant covers

Wednesday, June 23 Spider-Man Villains variant covers

Wednesday, June 30 Spider-Man Villains variant covers

A reminder: variant covers are only available with the print editions of these comic books. That being said, sometimes the covers are reprinted later in digital and print collections.

Here's our ranking of the greatest Spider-Man villains. 

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)