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Monday, May 23, 2011

Monty's Top 25 Favorite Comic Book Characters Part 1 (#13 - 25)

Finally got around to making my top 25 favorite comic book characters list. I split it into two parts and I will start at no. 25 and work down. As The Joker would say...Here...we...go.
25.) SUSAN STORM AKA THE INVISIBLE WOMAN - Sue is  my favorite member of the Fantastic Four and not just because she's a beautiful blonde. But Sue is one bad ass woman. Early in her career all she could really do was turn invisible. But things quickly changed and Sue became really powerful. Remember her force fields has held The Incredible Hulk in check. And let's not forget that awesome display of power back in the 80's when she maintained a large force field on the entire Manhattan island after baddie Terrax flung it into space. WOW!
24.) THE SILVER SURFER - Speaking of Terrax, here is another former herald of Galactus..actually Norrin Radd is the first and most famous herald. He rebelled against Galactus and gained his freedom. Over the years he has been a pain in Galactus side. But for the most part Surfer scours the universe looking to help those in need. Occasionally he stops by Earth from time to time. Plus he is one of the coolest looking characters in comics ever.
23.) POWER GIRL - Karen Starr, cousin to Superman, was once known as a joke in comic books. Mainly treated as a sex object thanks to her amazing body. But lo and behold over the years, she has become a fully developed character. While part of the Justice League back in the late 80's/early 90's, she started to show signs of improvement as a really good character. And when she became leader of the JSA years later, she had really arrived. Now she is kicking butt in her own monthly series that is one of my favorite reads.
22.) GREEN ARROW - This character really came into his own in the late 60's when Denny O'Neill and Neal Adams were doing the Green Lantern series and decided to pair Hal Jordan with Oliver Queen. They like oil and water and the rest is history. Queen's longtime love and fellow crime fighter Dinah Lance (The Black Canary) would enter the picture and they would form one of comic's most unlikeliest of trios. Green Arrow is close to Marvel's version of an ace archer named Hawkeye. But I like Ollie just a little bit more. Not by much mind you.
21.) KITTY PRYDE - When young Katherine Pryde joined the X-Men during the early 80's, fans finally had a young person they could relate to. She was smart, adventurous, and was always getting into trouble. I loved her relationship with Storm and her forever crush on Colossus. She has matured into a well rounded character.
20.) STORM - One of the coolest and most powerful female characters in comics. Ororo Munro was a welcome addition to the X-Men and she proved very worthy as she was named leader of the team  after Cyclops left for awhile. Years later she has married The Black Panther and still has time to do some super-heroing. Cool.

19.) CATWOMAN - The first villain to make my list and she is really not a full villain but Selina Kyle does love jewelry. Her relationship with Batman has been up and down and all over the place over the years and recently Selina has become more heroic. I love her new look too.
18.) GREEN LANTERN - Hal Jordan is my favorite Green Lantern. Hands down. Even when he went bad, through Parallax and try to take down the Guardians. He has been reborn as the guy we always love and respect. Well except maybe for Batman. But that guy trusts no one. Hell he keeps a Kryptonite ring hand just in case Superman goes crazy. Anyway, Jordan is definitely one of my all time faves.
17.) CAPTAIN AMERICA - Aw yeah, the symbol of America. Steve Rogers stands above most heroes and when he questioned the Hero Registration Act in Civil War, he gained even more respect. I can't wait for the movie to finally come out.
16.) JEAN GREY - No other character has had more of a tragic history. A mutant born with powers similar to Professor Xavier, Jean soon became more. Phoenix and then eventually Dark Phoenix. I remember reading her first death when I was about 12 and was devastated. Of course Jean would return and die several times over but now she appears to be gone for good as her boyfriend Scott Summers has settled down with Emma Frost. But I'm still hopeful Jean will return someday.

15.) SHE-HULK - How can you not love Jen Walters AKA She-Hulk. Whereas her cousin Bruce for the most part had no control over his alter ego, Jen could change and come and go as she pleased. Plus her always happy attitude made for great reading. She has shown she is a valued team member during her time with The Avengers and The Fantastic Four. But I love Jen the most when she is doing her own thing.

14.) WOLVERINE - You know my boy just had to be on here somewhere. Logan is the most popular X-Men ever and just one cool character. He may have gotten over-exposured during the 90's but he is still the best there is.

13.) BLACK PANTHER - Regal and stoic and can kick some major ass. T'Challa has always been one of my favorites. Whenever he walks into a room, he owns it. Now he's married to hottie Storm. This guy is all that.

So there you have it, part one of my top 25 favorite comic book characters. Look for part 2 within a few days.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I'm surprised there was never a movie with She-Hulk.