Well since the rise of Comic Books in our daily TV and movies, we have come across several teams or organizations. There were the Avengers, Justice League, Suicide Squad, or even the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow. However where there’s good, there’s ought to be Evil. But since there are only a few chances of a lone villains harassing and defeating our favorite superheroes let alone teams, many have formed their teams or groups to make our Hero’s life a bit more miserable. So here I present you 5 Evil Comic Books Teams you need to know.
Black Lantern Corps
“The Blackest Night falls from the skies, The darkness grows as all light dies, We crave your hearts and your demise, By my black hand, the dead shall rise!”
Green Lantern is not as boring as he looks in his movie. His comic world is awesome and amazingly vast. There’s not only the Green and Yellow lanterns, there’s Orange, Red, Blue, Black, White, Star Sapphire, Indigo Corps deriving from the the colors of the emotional spectrum. However Black Lantern Corps is the evilest among all of the villainous corps. The emotion they refer to is Death and the member are the deceased beings from throughout the Universe. They are the army of Nekron, the lord of the Unliving and their purpose is to eliminate all life forms. They are the main architect of the prophecy and the darkest event of in Lantern’s history, ‘The Blackest Night’
“H.I.V.E Five; eat ’em alive!”
Well they are the nemesis of the DC’s Teen Titans. The Organization has had 7 members till now, namely Jinx, Mammoth, Gizmo, See-more, Billy numerous, Kyd Wykkyd and Private Hive. Although their significant work as a team is seen in the Teen Titans Go! series, they have made handful of appearances in several other DC series too, irrespective of their role as a team or as an individual. However Jinx leaves the organization after the arrival of Kid Flash. After that they accompanied the Brotherhood of evil in the final battle against Teen Titans. But were easily defeated and flash frozen along with them. But they still work actively as a criminal organization in the Teen Titans Go! universe without their former leader Jinx.
The Frightful Four
“Imagine us beating the invincible Fantastic Four ! I can’t get over it ! We did what nobody else could ever do ! Not the Sub-Mariner ! Not Doctor Doom, or the Hulk ! Nobody- except the Frightful Four!”
The frightful four are the evil counterparts of the fantastic four. The formation of the evl group was actually a coincidence. The initial members of the team consisted of The Wizard, Medusa, Sandman, Paste-Pot Pete. They were good enough to rock the Fantastic Four’s world but somehow failed to attain a victorious end. They even once deprived Fantastic Four of their powers. Using Gizmos and tricks they even turned The thing over his own team. However the group has seen lots of changes. The organization has seen many team-members over the years for example Deadpool, Carnage, Taskmaster, Constrictor, Bulldozers and many more. The group currently consists of the Wizard, Sandman, She thing, Thundra. They are still contributing amazingly to the Fantastic Four’s universe, but have played significant roles in Spider-man’s, Hulk’s, and the Avenger’s series too.
“And, well, there’s a number of guys I’ve been getting ready for—for some time actually six of them.”-Spider-man
The Sinister six are like all Spidey villains in one team. When Dr. Octopus realized the need for assistance to defeat the Wall crawler, he decided to make a team for the same with Sandman, Electro, Vulture, Hunter and Mysterio. Similar to the Frightful Four the Sinister Six has seen many team member over time like the Trapster, Hobgoblin, Lizard, Beetle, Scorpio, Venom, Rhino, 8-ball and many others. However our beloved Spider still somehow finds a way to beat them whether it be team or individual. An Anti-Sinister Six suit is also mentioned in the comics for Spider man. However Sinister Six has a major contribution to the most important events in the Spider-man Universe and still remain highly active to entertain all Spidey-fans.
Horsemen of Apocalypse
“Peace does nothing to test — to INCREASE — mutants’ strength. To force them to evolve into the strong.” – Apocalypse
Names derived from the biblical Four Horsemen, the Horsemen of Apocalypse is a team set up by Apocalypse, the first mutant. Nemesis of the X-Men and the Avengers, Apocalypse had several horsemen for War, Death, Famine and Plague or Pestilence over the years. Using his advanced technology he used to augment their powers. During the eleventh century it is believed that his Horseman of war along with the Riders of the Dark single handedly defeated Vlad, the Impaler. Some believed they were a myth to drive soldiers off battle. Once even the Hulk, Psylocke and Wolverine served as horsemen. The Archangel another significant character in the Marvel universe served as a successor to Apocalypse and continued his affairs. So this amazing team bought a lot to the X-men universe providing unexpected twists and served and have also harassed the Avengers.
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