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My Top 5 Favorite Comic Book Characters


5. Grifter 

Like with most comics, I was in to the cartoons first, although it was Spartan that got me started watching the cartoon. But once I started watching, Grifter was the one that stood out. People claim he was a Gambit ripoff. And in design, maybe so. I mean, they have similar hair and they both dress similar with the trench coats and all that, but in character he is more like Wolverine with a sense of humor. I mean, in origin I guess he is a cross between Wolverine and Gambit. But anyway, he takes my number 5 spot.



 

4. Batman 

Do I even need to give a reason why Batman is here. I mean, he is like what would happen if Sherlock Holmes stepped in to Steve Urkel's transformation chamber while he still had the Bruce Lee DNA in it, then won the lottery. I always liked how he was a normal human, but still always found a way to hang with Superman and company, and they respect him as an equal. They know they don't have to save him even though he doesn't have powers, and he works in so many different kinds of comics. He works in a real detective story, and yet he works in a story where he is stopping an alien invasion with the JLA just as well. He is Batman and he takes the 4 spot on the list.



 

3. The Thing

My favorite bruiser in comics, besides being one of the strongest guys in his universe. He always adds some good humor in whatever comic he is in. Despite being the quarter ton of rock, he is actually one of the most realistic characters in comics and one of the characters I relate to the most. He is fearlessly loyal and would risk anything to help a friend and there is no quit in him. He is The Thing of Marvel's first family and one of the biggest reasons I got into comics. That is why he takes the 3 spot.   



2. Spiderman (particularly 90's version)

This is the character I related to the most in terms of humor and relationships with women (No. None of my exes were ever thrown off a bridge by a guy in a Halloween costume). I even related to him in the fact we both lost a father figure at a young age. My father, in my case. But still, I think most of us deal with these problems at some point or another, and can relate to him.


1. Wolverine

Who else could it have been? The most bad*ss comic book character ever, he is basically Clint Eastwood shrunk down, bulked up, and has the coolest set of superpowers on the planet. He is d*mn near indestructible, and unkillable (?) and gives the finger to all authority. He talks a lot of crap, but he backs it up. He is usually the first one on the battlefield and the last one standing. He is so bad*ss, he breaks all logic.He is a razor-clawed killing machine.A coldblooded killer with a moral center. He always feels bad about killing and tries to avoid it, but when things go that route, he is the one to do it. He understands he is better suited for it and it will have the least effect on him. That's why he takes the number 1 spot.

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OldSchool80s Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 03:21 PM

I was more of a Marvel guy. My favorite series was The Avengers. Always enjoyed the interaction of all of those big characters. (I enjoyed Justice League of America in DC for the same reason). Thor has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember. Another would be Daredevil. Comics still hold a special place for me. The smell of an old book brings me right back to them old days as a kid.

comic_book_fan Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:18 AM

i started reading in comics in 1993 i was into the cartoons real big and i went to buy an action figure and they had a comic in the pack with the action figure so then i started collecting the first comics i bought was the x-men 30th anniversary issues.

comic_book_fan Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 11:57 PM

the villains are a different discussion i will do that list later.

Hoju Koolander Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Your point about The Thing is great. He really is a grounded character and despite being seemingly grumpy, he really brings a lot of levity to dire circumstances with this wit.

I ended up being anti-popular characters when I really started collecting comics in the 90s. I always went for the B-Teamers like Darkhawk and The Ray or Resurrection Man (maybe they're more C-List, actually). I mean I had some Spider-Man stuff (Mostly 2099 and Ben Reilly in "Sensational"), but usually I wanted "What If...?" stories or Elseworlds tales. The status quo was always boring to me, I wanted the stuff they took chances on.

NLogan Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

My favorite growing up was Wolverine also but pre-1990. Back when you only had to collect ONE book to see him, Uncanny X-men. Maybe, he had a cameo in a couple of other books during the whole year. If you picked up around 80 or so non X-men appearances in other books (including his mini-series, Secret Wars, Marvel Universe, Wolverine and Kitty Pryde, and a bunch of guest shots, or comedy books that weren't even canon)you had a complete Logan collection from his first appearance in 1974 to 1988 when he got his first on-going solo series. Now-a-days it seems like he is in 80 different books each month. When I was a kid tops I had holds for titles in my pull list at the local comic shop for Uncanny X-men, Classic X-Men, Wolverine Mini, Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, and Amazing Spider-Man and I would pick up whatever extra that caught my eye while picking up said books in the store. I quit collecting during the no nose bone claws feral Wolverine era in the early 90s. If I were to do a favorites list of comic characters I think I would throw some villains in there as well as I like some of them better than the heroes.

comic_book_fan Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 07:45 PM

i like iron man pretty good too i think Robert Downey JR was one of the most obvious choices in comic movie history it is right next to Patrick Stewart as Xavier and Kelsey grammar as beast.
i also liked savage dragon i am going to do a lot of top 5 articles coming up i am new to writing articles and they are the easiest for me to do.

Vaporman87 Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 07:02 PM

During the 90's, when Image Comics was sweeping through comic book stores, I became a fan of Ripclaw from Cyber Force, Union, and Savage Dragon.

But prior to that, I was a big Iron Man and Ghost Rider fan. Iron Man being my number 1 fav. I had a long running subscription to Iron Man, and always looked forward to getting a new issue in the mail. In the 80's, Iron Man wasn't exactly a hot property. He was basically a B team guy, usually playing on bit parts in any big story arcs and on television. But I always thought he was cool. Plus, his name was Tony, my name was Tony... it was just natural. LOL

Then when Iron Man became THE name in Marvel Comic movies... I was really pleased... and Robert Downey Jr. is awesome as Stark. I really loved the Iron Monger storyline in the first film, because that story was playing out in the comics during my comic book reading heyday.

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