Just for fun.

So, it’s looking like Mysterio will be the villain in the next Spider-Man movie, to be played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who it seems has been up for every other role in every superhero movie since the dawn of time.

But, hey, Mysterio ROCKS! He’s one of my all-time faves, going back to ’70s kidhood, when he was a go-to villain in my Ideal vinyl-and-cardboard Spider-Man playset and prompted me to buy one of my first Spidey comics (Ish #142, below.)

He’s also the star of one of the great Spider-Man ’67 episodes:

… in which under the dome he looks inexplicably like Mr. Spock:


Anyway, here are 13 COVERS to get you into that Mysterio groove. For webs and giggles.

John Romita. My all-time fave Mysterio cover.

… but this Romita job ain’t too shabby either.

Steve Ditko

Keith Pollard pencils, Bob McLeod inks

Todd McFarlane

From my Ideal Spider-Man playset. I couldn’t resist including it. Sue me.


Joe Quinones

Pollard pencils, Pablo Marcos inks

Marcos Martin

Mike Wieringo pencils, Mike Manley inks

Wait, what?


Most cover images and credits from the mysterious Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Thanks for including this. Mysterio is one of my top 5 favorite Spider-Man villains and I thought I was the only fan he had!

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