Electro is one of Spidey's earliest villains. He just kinda got outshadowed by Doc Ock, and the Green Goblin/Hobgoblin/someothergoblins... Still, he was a step above some of the more cheesy villains like Mysterio (basically a guy with a fishbowl on his head who's powers are, and I'm not making this up, just special effects tricks), or the Sandman. I suppose Rhino and Scorpion also fall into that list of B (C?) level bad guys. Ok. There's a whole list of random bad guys. Remember that Spidey is one of the older Marvel heroes, so he suffers from the standard "bad guy of the month" syndrome that most early superheroes suffered from. Compared to some of the Batman villains, I don't think he did so bad though.
I do remember one of the best storylines in one of the Spiderman books involved Electro. He'd been relegated to the junk heap in terms of Spidey opponents for years (maybe even a decade or so at the time). So they bring him back, but basically have him walking around lamenting his lot in life. He's got super powers, and arguably some pretty powerful powers, but manages to always get beat and end out in prison no matter how clever the plan he's involved in. He realizes that his problem is that by donning a costume and parading around as a supervillain, he's basically just begging for some hero to come along and take him out. So instead he just puts on a ski mask and a fake plastic gun and starts robbing banks. And what do you know? It works. He makes some money and no super powered heroes show up to stop him.
Honestly don't remember how the story line ended, but I just remember that being funny as hell. I'm sure at some point Spidey got involved in stopping the bank robber with the "stun gun" (cause his name's on the cover, you know), but I don't recall how exactly it went down. It was a good storyline and sorta poked a bit of fun at the whole superhero/villain thing and how stereotypical it can be.
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