marvel comics meme: four/eight teams → Sinister Six

So what do we got, you ask? Well, let’s see– there’s the pretty boy driver– Overdrive. A pretty girl thief– Beetle. The new one. An advance guy who specializes in being the pain in the butt… in a room full of pains in the butt. Speed Demon. Obviously. Oh, right. And a coward. You always gotta have one of those. Thanks, Shocker. Together, we’re the new Sinister Six. And yes, I am aware there are only five of us, thank you.

Still not CANCELLED!
• GANG WAR begins here. You know it’s a big deal because we put it in caps!
• Everyone gets in a big fight over the head of Silvio Silvermane. Lives are lost, feelings are hurt, and car keys get misplaced!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

For their final issue of Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber’s amazing Superior Foes of Spider-Man series the crew dogged the shawarma stinger from the end of The Avengers. Check out that menu for some extra chuckles, and look who’s behind the counter! 

If you haven’t been reading Superior Foes, this series has been fantastic and comes highly recommended!

Superior Spider-Man #1 introduced a new Sinister Six, and this July they get their own ongoing series, Superior Foes of Spider-Man.

This a big frigging deal for me because Boomerang is on the team.  Boomerang joined the Thunderbolts a couple of years ago, and I was all “Seriously?  Boomerang?"  But then he got awesome and became one of my favorites.  Boomer is actually the Sinister Six’s leader, which should be GREAT for me and A DISASTER for the Six themselves.

Speed Demon and the Shocker were also Thunderbolts, and I’m pretty sure the Beetle is the same lady who used the role while working for Baron Zemo a few years back.  I don’t know anything about Overdrive, or why the Sinister Six only has five people in it.  But the comic appears to be about low-rent bad guys contending with their own mediocrity.

So between the cast and the premise this is already closer to being a Thunderbolts comic book than the actual Thunderbolts comic book Marvel is publishing right now.  Don’t misunderstand, I still need comics about Zemo, Songbird, Atlas, Fixer, Moonstone, and Mach-V.  But you have no idea how much happier I am for learning about this series. 

I hope Boomerang keeps his belt buckle.  It’s okay, dude, you’re never gonna reform, but you can still be T-bolts 4 Life.

Superior Foes of Spider-Man fancast – Lyndie Greenwood as Janice Lincoln

My generation is supposed to be past this, you know – but everywhere, they still say you can’t really be at the top – maybe a token board seat, you get to be the woman behind the man – and your industry – crime – is the worst! Bunch of troglodytes, getting each other killed. No organisational skills, no people management. Well, I am gonna be the one that breaks that glass ceiling. I’m gonna be the Hilary Clinton

– But you know…

… Of drug lords