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    Default Comicbook.com ranks the top ten Spider-Man supporting characters

    Comicbook.com had a list of the top ten Spider-Man supporting characters.

    http://comicbook.com/comics/2018/03/...acters-ranked/

    I think they got the top ones right. And in the right order.

    There are some interesting omissions, although these might be characters who are also sometimes antagonists.

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    I pretty much agree with the top 7, though I think the glaring omissions are probably Harry and Felicia (if you count her as a supporting character).

    And dang, I forgot Max's husband was pretty good looking .

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    Mostly agree, though I feel like Ben Urich was ranked too high. I also think Harry should have made it in somewhere. And Aunt May/Mary Jane should have been higher than JJJ IMO.

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    Ben Urich, Anna and Max Modell don't belong on this list, lol. Thats just goofy. And all ahead of Uncle Ben, no Harry, no Felicia, no Eddie Brock, and so on. A blind monkey with ticks and a hundred mice dancing on its head would make better choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Taylor View Post
    Ben Urich, Anna and Max Modell don't belong on this list, lol. Thats just goofy. And all ahead of Uncle Ben, no Harry, no Felicia, no Eddie Brock, and so on. A blind monkey with ticks and a hundred mice dancing on its head would make better choices.
    I enjoy Ben and Peter's dynamic but I definitely think there should be characters above him when it comes to Spidey supporting characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackspidey2099 View Post
    Mostly agree, though I feel like Ben Urich was ranked too high. I also think Harry should have made it in somewhere. And Aunt May/Mary Jane should have been higher than JJJ IMO.
    Ben Urich's a great supporting character. He's a great Daredevil supporting character. His role in the Spider-Man comics is rather limited, mainly to being a veteran Bugle reporter.

    Bendis did some interesting stuff with him in Spidey but that was in other character' titles (Daredevil and the Pulse.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    I enjoy Ben and Peter's dynamic but I definitely think there should be characters above him when it comes to Spidey supporting characters.
    I agree with you 100%.
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    I don't know about the bottom half of that list; I really like Anna Maria but she was a fantastic supporting character for SpOck and less so for Peter (but still a good addition. Modell is interesting and brings something to the title but just not enough to crack the Top 10. Also, Ben Urich ranked way too high; there is little he offers in the book that Robbie doesn't already provide.

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    Can't say I agree with the list (there are a lot of characters after my time and quite a few key characters are pretty low), but top tens are always the opinions of the compiler, so I don't really get the point of arguing over them; the author is perfectly correct about what he thinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebLurker View Post
    the author is perfectly correct about what he thinks.
    No he's not. He's wrong and someone needs to educate him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschool View Post
    I don't know about the bottom half of that list; I really like Anna Maria but she was a fantastic supporting character for SpOck and less so for Peter (but still a good addition. Modell is interesting and brings something to the title but just not enough to crack the Top 10. Also, Ben Urich ranked way too high; there is little he offers in the book that Robbie doesn't already provide.
    I agree the bottom half is pretty weak and I wouldn't put Urich in the top ten, although he might be pretty close. Gwen, Captain Stacy, Harry, Felicia, Jean DeWolf (ehh...maybe) and what about Mrs. Muggins????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Taylor View Post
    No he's not. He's wrong and someone needs to educate him!
    I stopped caring about that kind of thing a long time ago.
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    Leah Flavell of CBR has a different Top Ten.

    https://www.cbr.com/spider-man-most-...marvel-comics/

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    The Spider-Man supporting cast with most appearances (as of September 2019):
    1 - Mary Jane Watson - 1074 Appearances
    2 - Jameson - 1046 Appearances
    3 - May Parker - 766 Appearances
    4 - Robbie Robertson - 611 Appearances
    5 - Flash Thompson - 574 Appearances

    6 - Harry Osborn - 477 Appearances
    7 - Betty Brant - 428 Appearances
    8 - Felicia Hardy - 374 Appearances
    9 - Miles Morales - 374 Appearances
    10 - Liz Allan - 273 Appearances

    1-5 happens to by actual top 5 coincidentally enough.

    The others in no order:
    -- Frederick Foswell
    -- George Stacy
    -- Nathan Lubensky
    -- Ezekiel Sims
    -- Norah Winters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolutionary_Jack View Post
    The Spider-Man supporting cast with most appearances (as of September 2019):
    1 - Mary Jane Watson - 1074 Appearances
    2 - Jameson - 1046 Appearances
    3 - May Parker - 766 Appearances
    4 - Robbie Robertson - 611 Appearances
    5 - Flash Thompson - 574 Appearances

    6 - Harry Osborn - 477 Appearances
    7 - Betty Brant - 428 Appearances
    8 - Felicia Hardy - 374 Appearances
    9 - Miles Morales - 374 Appearances
    10 - Liz Allan - 273 Appearances

    1-5 happens to by actual top 5 coincidentally enough.

    The others in no order:
    -- Frederick Foswell
    -- George Stacy
    -- Nathan Lubensky
    -- Ezekiel Sims
    -- Norah Winters
    It's amusing to me that I literally knew what this reply was going to be before even clicking on it lol
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