Top 10 Favorite Heroes!

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  • Aquaman is awesome because he's completely different from any heroes. Secret Identity? Hell, no. Aquaman doesn't have time for that, he's a King. Everyone knows who he is. He does hide from anyone or anything.

    The mythos is amazing. His relationship with Mera is one of the best in comics and he has a badass spear. Anyone who thinks he's lame hasn't read anything about him.

  • My love of Spider Man was passed down to me from my Dad - who loves him enough to have a Spider tattoo on his back and a Venom spider on the hood of his car.

    Bring Peter back Marvel. NOW!

  • Recently read through the entire Invincible series. Great read and features a great character Mark Grayson. I enjoyed it so much I insert him this high into my list no problem. Despite the fact that he is a pretty strong hero, he is also completely relocatable to me as he goes through high school, college and his young adult years (me too!). His character really reasonated with me and I'm glad I read the series. I added it to my ongoings and it will be there fore the foreseeable future!

  • I know a lot of people prefer Wally, but I always preferred Barry. Dude is so down to earth and relatable. Despite the fact that his life has always been sh*t he still managed to be a hero. Admirable.

  • When you're looking for a more darker, grittier, Spiderman who swears a lot and pretends to not give a F*** (but really does) ...look no further! Kaine is awesome.

  • 'MERICA.

  • Perhaps has some of the greatest history ever. Currently half way through Saga of the Swamp Thing...brilliant

  • Most underrated X-Man ever.

  • My first real exposure to T'Challa was the Black Panther cartoon that never got approved for showing in the US. Dude was a total badass. At which point I've done my best to learn as much about him as possible and he doesn't disappoint

  • I always liked him as a hero, but he probably didn't shoot into my top 10 truly until the Arrow TV show came out last year. His current book only solidifies his ranking here.

16 Comments

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

sick

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Posted By Lvenger

A really good list with excellent reasons why you like these characters. Aquaman has been underrated til recently but now at least people see him as the badass he truly is.

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

@lvenger said:

A really good list with excellent reasons why you like these characters. Aquaman has been underrated til recently but now at least people see him as the badass he truly is.

Agreed!

His ongoings have actually been pretty good since back in the 90's when Peter David was writing for him. Unfortunately that was when he got his hand cut off and was wearing a hook for awhile so he was getting a lot of hate...but the actually stories are pretty good.

The Triton Saga in particular still ranks among Aquaman's best stories ever

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Posted By Lvenger

@lvenger said:

A really good list with excellent reasons why you like these characters. Aquaman has been underrated til recently but now at least people see him as the badass he truly is.

Agreed!

His ongoings have actually been pretty good since back in the 90's when Peter David was writing for him. Unfortunately that was when he got his hand cut off and was wearing a hook for awhile so he was getting a lot of hate...but the actually stories are pretty good.

The Triton Saga in particular still ranks among Aquaman's best stories ever

Yeah I hear David's run was another strongly written stint in Aquaman stories. The Water Hand storyline was well received I also hear but it did lead into that awful new Aquaman series as a result with...I can't even remember the second Aquaman's name because it was that bad.

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

@lvenger: I think you're referring to Arthur Joseph Curry. but yeah. The Water Hand stuff was a little up and down, but still enjoyable overall.

Still...Johns' run is probably going to go down as the best one ever. I think its pretty clear the impact its had on the character, which even with his lack of popularity is still very impressive for a character that is 70+ years old.

Hopefully Jeff Parker keeps it up, can't say I've read anything by him but I hear very good things.

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Posted By Lvenger

@fallschirmjager: Yep that's the guy. I have experienced recent disappointment from Johns given his Justice League work, lackluster conclusion to his Green Lantern run and what he had Superman do in Trinity War but people do say his Aquaman run is one of the best. So I guess I'll have to check it out at some point as one of Johns' past works I might be able to abide by.

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@lvenger said:

@fallschirmjager: Yep that's the guy. I have experienced recent disappointment from Johns given his Justice League work, lackluster conclusion to his Green Lantern run and what he had Superman do in Trinity War but people do say his Aquaman run is one of the best. So I guess I'll have to check it out at some point as one of Johns' past works I might be able to abide by.

I'd highly recommend it. The first volume is a little slow in terms of story, but the things it introduces are major factors later in the run. And he pretty much deals with the stereotypes of Aquaman directly in the character's interactions which is so awesome. So I'd recommend just starting there to be honest, if you haven't read any of it. It only gets better each volume.

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@lvenger said:

@fallschirmjager: Yep that's the guy. I have experienced recent disappointment from Johns given his Justice League work, lackluster conclusion to his Green Lantern run and what he had Superman do in Trinity War but people do say his Aquaman run is one of the best. So I guess I'll have to check it out at some point as one of Johns' past works I might be able to abide by.

I'd highly recommend it. The first volume is a little slow in terms of story, but the things it introduces are major factors later in the run. And he pretty much deals with the stereotypes of Aquaman directly in the character's interactions which is so awesome. So I'd recommend just starting there to be honest, if you haven't read any of it. It only gets better each volume.

Cool, I'll be sure to pick that up at some point. Thanks for the tip!

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Posted By MadFacedKid

Nice list,

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Edited By mak13131313

It's cool you have Aquaman #1.

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Posted By Bezza

..Superb list....Flash, Spiderman, Superman and Bats in your top 10.

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Edited By Fredcdobbs

Well done for the Angel comment, much agree.

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

Well done for the Angel comment, much agree.

Thanks. He's actually a new addition. I always liked him mostly because of how badass he looks when he's Archangel, but I recently read through a bunch of his stories and immensely enjoyed them.

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@fallschirmjager: Yeah has always been in my top 3 heroes. Think he always looks ace and love how he's overcome what Apocalypse has done to him. Love his current lighter tone in All New x-Men to. Can't understand why people think he's boring.

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

@fredcdobbs: I actually dropped ANXM. Just didnt' like it that much and I don't like Immonen's art.

Hoping he shows up on a different book. I would kill for him to come back on X-Force lol.

Also missing Colossus too! He would be in honorable mentions some where.

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Posted By Deathstroke52

@lvenger said:

A really good list with excellent reasons why you like these characters. Aquaman has been underrated til recently but now at least people see him as the badass he truly is.