By Shadowdoggy 2 Comments
Watching Larry King the other day, as I do from time to time, I saw Lady Gaga talking about how she didn't feel like she was an icon
how, after she had died, she'd like to be posthumesly viewed as one, but that she didn't feel like she was one quite yet
but I'm sure if you asked any of her sunglass-wearing, little monster fanbase, they would much more than disagree
so that got me thinking.....do we throw the word ICON around too lightly?
there's no doubt that there are MANY iconic superheroes and villains in comics today
many (if not most) of whom have been around for a few decades and proved that they could stand the test of time
Batman is undoubtedly the most iconic "dark hero," from his look, to his penchant for lurking in the shadows
Superman and Caprain America the iconic vision of the great, American heroes- recognizable, even down to their insignias
Wonder Woman is arguably the MOST iconic superheroine in the world - I mean, even my boyfriend (who knows nothing of comics) has a Wonder Woman magent on the fridge
but I've also heard people reffer to Wolverine as iconic, Storm, even Iron Man
so what do you all think?
What makes a hero truly an iconic figure?
is it recognizablitiy?
extended and porlonged popularity or relevance?
is that they survived and flourished over many years?
Is it the costume?
And who are some heroes and villains who ou would consider to be TRUE icons of comicbook history?