The Deadly Foes of Spider-Man - Danny Fingeroth

The Sinister Six reunite for a criminal spree and only Spider-Man can stop them. Fingeroth does what should always be done: Give villains a degree of depth and motivation for their actions. True, the characters are Edwardian and the superficial reasons behind their exploits are not enough to propel the work to the level of literature, but the attempt to make a comic that focuses more on the villains than the hero and to provide more than the usual black and white conflict is admirable. Oddly, Fingeroth forgets about Hydro until several issues into the series where he quickly recovers by turning him into little more than a greedy crook. The best work is done with the rarely seen Kingpin who proves himself to be the master puppeteer.