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Old 09-23-2012, 10:48 AM   #26
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Mine...

1. Batman
2. Ultimate Captain America
3. Cyclops
4. Red Robin
5. Fantastic Four
6. Green Lantern (HJ)

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Old 09-23-2012, 10:55 AM   #27
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They didn't say top 5 they said favorite.

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Old 09-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #28
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I didn't list my top 5 favorite.

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #29
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Ohhh, I see what you did there.

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:24 PM   #30
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okay i will bite! since its hard to pinpoint just 1 i will pick my utmost from both companies..

SUPERMAN!
Come on it's FREAKIN SU-PER- MAN for heavens sake!He's the very brightest, most noble what every one else should strive to be! I dont care if he's a boy scout! there aint *&^ wrong with being the goodest of good! Thats an insane statement of being "too good" !How can one be too good?you would rather have a friend who gets with your girl while you are away or one who would give his life to watch out for her! If being a boy scout is wrong then i dont want to be right!Besides you can be anything you want to be,when you can drop kick anyone's ass into the sun!


SpiderMan!
The guy who totally &^% up and is always trying to make amends for it, but will never be able to. Dude taught me if you "keep on being selfish and an ass&^% and that &^% will come back to bite you in the ass! karma's a b*&!!So it's better be cool from the start! i love both him and Supes the best!They both have that "great power thing... " going on! and to quote that other stupid guy "they are best at what they do!"

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #31
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Daredevil and Batman.

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:32 PM   #32
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Batman and I have notdecided on the one for Marvel...

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Old 09-24-2012, 06:56 PM   #33
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People should always qualify these topics with, "You know, besides Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man" since they are always the favorites for like, 70% of people, haha.

So instead of opining about Batman, I will tell you about how much I like Deadpool. I've always enjoyed how he is used as a 4th-wall breaking metacommentary on comic books, and also just the general humor of the comics always gets me. His irreverence and psychopathy are also winning traits in this department.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:10 PM   #34
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DEADPOOL IS STUPID.

Nah I'm kidding. I still like the guy.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #35
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Joe Kelly's run is one of the most satisfying comic experiences I've ever had. The rest I can take or leave...

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:15 PM   #36
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People should always qualify these topics with, "You know, besides Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man" since they are always the favorites for like, 70% of people, haha.
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It's true. That does make up my top three.

Excluding them, my next fave would be Cyclops. Then GL.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:32 PM   #37
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It really depends on what kind of Superhero mood I'm in. For example, I watched a few episodes of X-men TAS and was in this whole X-men mood. Wolverine was my favorite hero at the time, I beat X-men Legends for the first time ever, and I watched X2 like 3 times. Right now I am kind of in that Marvel mood, so I'll go with


The big three Avengers.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #38
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It's hard for me to decide because I like a more fantastical, imaginative universe.(Marvel). While DC has, IMO, more of a modern, stylish, and "grounded" superhero.

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Heh, I actually feel the complete opposite about them.

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:26 PM   #40
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Both companies have equal shares of fantastic and grounded works.

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:12 AM   #41
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Which can both alternate based on who's writing them.

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:50 AM   #42
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Mines is still Jack Knight.

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:20 AM   #43
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Man, I really need to finish Starman... I think the delay stems from the fact that Jack doesn't exist anymore... yet another reason to hate the New 52.

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #44
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Heh, I actually feel the complete opposite about them.
Really? How so? I just want to see another opinion.

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Which can both alternate based on who's writing them.
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Really? How so? I just want to see another opinion.
I agree with him in the sense that Marvel likes showing the human flaws of their characters, bringing them down to our level and making them 'relatable', whereas DC's heroes are elevated 'above' us. Not in the sense that THEY think they are better than us, but just in their principals and the things they deal with, they don't tend to handle things like a regular human being, they handle things like an exceptional human being.

That's not to say that Marvel's heroes aren't ever shown to be excptional human beings, but the storylines tend to deal with much more human 'temptations' (women, fame, ego, money, showing off etc).

Whereas the problems that characters like Superman face are much 'bigger' if you know what I mean.

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:40 AM   #47
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The age old comparison of DC being comprised of aliens and gods while Marvel is mostly humans that acquire powers but still have human problems.

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I see what you mean. When I said more fantastical I meant that some of their ideas seem out of this world. A giant purple man who eats palnets, a green angry guy, a rock man etc. (Stan Lee stuff) But I agree that Marvel has more scientific mishaps and monsters. Sci-fi heroes, basically. And now, with SHIELD being bigger than ever, there is a much larger focus on technology. But yeah, when I see DC, I do see more "Super" heroes.

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Really? How so? I just want to see another opinion.
Well traditionally, DC characters have always felt larger than life and kind of, well, untouchable. Gods amongst men. The heroes are really, REALLY heroic and the villains are really, REALLY villainous, you know?
It has superhero museums, backwards-talking parallel universes and cities full of super intelligent Gorillas... And it's awesome!

Marvel, however, has a much greater emphasis on heroes who are tragically flawed in some way, or heroes who are hated and feared.
It also has a much higher number of gritty vigilante characters. And just, a much earthier, pedestrian feel to the books in general.

EDIT: Just want to point out that I'm not denigrating Marvel at all, they're great too. Just pointing out the different ethos they have.


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I agree with him in the sense that Marvel likes showing the human flaws of their characters, bringing them down to our level and making them 'relatable', whereas DC's heroes are elevated 'above' us. Not in the sense that THEY think they are better than us, but just in their principals and the things they deal with, they don't tend to handle things like a regular human being, they handle things like an exceptional human being.

That's not to say that Marvel's heroes aren't ever shown to be excptional human beings, but the storylines tend to deal with much more human 'temptations' (women, fame, ego, money, showing off etc).

Whereas the problems that characters like Superman face are much 'bigger' if you know what I mean.

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