Who’s Your Favorite Superhero?

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Who's your favorite superhero?

  1. Ant Man/Giant Man/Yellow Jacket

  2. Beast

  3. Black Panther

  4. Black Widow

  5. Blade

  6. Captain America

  7. Captain Marvel

  8. Colossus

  9. Cyclops

  10. Daredevil

  11. Deadpool

  12. Dr. Strange

  13. Ghost Rider

  14. Hawkeye

  15. Hulk

  16. Human Torch

  17. Iron Fist

  18. Iron Man

  19. Luke Cage

  20. Mr. Fantastic

  21. Night Crawler

  22. Punisher

  23. Silver Surfer

  24. Spider-Man

  25. Storm

  26. Sub-Mariner

  27. The Thing

  28. Thor

  29. The Vision

  30. Wolverine

  31. The Atom

  32. Batman

  33. The Flash

  34. Green Arrow

  35. Green Lantern

  36. Hawkman

  37. Martian MAnhunter

  38. Plastic Man

  39. Superman

  40. Wonder Woman

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  1. Spider‐Man Registered

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    I’ve always said ‘every superhero is someone’s favorite.’ I decided to put it to the test and see if that’s true. Understand I have always been a Marvel guy so don’t know as many DC heroes. I also didn’t want to be exhaustive with the list such as including characters like Frank Drake or Boom Boom, BUT if your particular favorite character is not on the poll, if you’ll PM me I’ll see if I can get them added in just to be complete. Please post and give extra insight into your choice.

    For me, well, I guess my SN says it. I started collecting in 1974 at age 8. The first thing I ever bought was a first edition hard cover copy of Origins of Marvel Comics by Stan Lee (which he recently signed!). The first actual comic I bought was Amazing Spider-Man 154. Around the same time (I think) I bought the Marvel/DC crossover Superman Vs. The Amazing Spider-Man. I also came across a copy of the Marvel Holiday Grab Bag oversized comic which included issue 24 and 25 of the Fantastic Four which presented the first real knockdown between The Hulk and The Thing and then the big finale with the Avengers and FF all fighting the Hulk. For a brief time, the Thing became my favorite but that honor shortly went back to the webslinger. Over the years, I have completed runs of Peter Parker, the Spectacuar Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Marvel Team-up, Ultimate Spider-Man and am about 100 issues from closing out my Amazing Spider-Man collection. I also have complete runs of Rom, Machine Man, first series of Nova and a few others. Collecting and reading these things has been probably the most consistent, ever-present thing in my life. I literally grew up with them.

    How about you?
     
  2. HighFivingMF Welp.

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    I have 5 favorites. Superman. Batman. Green Lantern. The Flash. Captain America. But I figure Flash is the least popular so I tossed him my vote.
     
  3. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    Captain America, the thing, iron fist, Thor, Luke cage
     
  4. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    Not even an "Other" option? What a terrible poll. You don't even have all four members of the Fantastic Four on there. I'm lucky my favorite is listed at all.


    It's Beast, by the way.
     
  5. THANOSRULES Registered

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  6. Union Jack defender of the realm

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    mine are superman (pre new DC),captain britain and union jack
     
  7. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    Spider-Man, Batman, WereWolf by Night, Man-Thing, Swamp Thing & Howard the Duck... :up:
     
  8. Spider‐Man Registered

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    Yeah, I've never posted a poll before. Originally I had over 100 characters listed including Invisible Woman, Union Jack, Captain Britain, and even such obscure ones as Louis Hastings from Darkhold and Lockjaw. When I found out I could only include 40 characters, I had to make cuts. Sue was one of the last ones I made. I think it was actully a choice betwen her and Storm and I was trying to keep as many African American heroes as I could. I had already cut Static and Black Lightning. I also had to cut popular characters such as Gambit and Morbius.

    I was originally going to include popular villains such as Thanos and Dr. Doom because I really wanted this to be as inclusive as possible and reveal if every character listed was actually at least one person's favorite. I wish SHH or their software wouldn't put that limitation but that's how it goes. I didn't think about putting an 'other' option until after I had posted but when I went back I couldn't make a change and that would have entailed making another cut. So as I said, if your hero isn;t listed, please post who it is and perhaps I can do a periodic update with those characters included in the total.
     
  9. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    My top handful is always pretty consistent...

    1. Batman
    2. (Preferably) Ultimate Captain America
    3. Cyclops
    4. Red Robin
    5. Fantastic Four
    6. Green Lantern (HJ)
     
  10. Spider‐Man Registered

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    I had all of those and more. In fact, I'll display my original list here:

    Spider-Man
    DareDevil
    Punisher
    Captain Marvel
    Machine Man
    Howard the Duck
    Fantastic Four
    - Mr. Fantastic
    - The Thing
    - Human Torch
    - Invisible Woman
    Avengers
    - Captain America
    - Iron Man
    - Thor
    - Ant Man
    - Wasp
    - Hawkeye
    - Black Panther
    - The Vision
    - Scarlet Witch
    - Wonder Man
    X-Men
    - Cyclops
    - Jean Gray
    - Beast
    - Wolverine
    - Storm
    - Colossus
    - Gambit
    - Rogue
    - Banshee
    - Prof. X


    Champions
    - Hercules
    - Black Widow
    - Iceman
    - Ghost Rider
    - Angel
    Defenders
    - Dr. Strange
    - Hulk
    - Submariner
    - Silver Surfer
    - Night Hawk
    - Valkyrie
    - Hellcat
    - Gargoyle
    Alpha Flight
    - Guardian
    - Northstar
    - Aurora
    - Sasquatch
    - Shaman
    - Snowbird
    - Marrina
    - Puck
    Heoroes for Hire
    - Luke Cage
    - Iron Fist
    Inhumans
    - Blackbolt
    - Medusa
    - Karnak
    - Crystal
    - Lockjaw
    - Gorgon
    - Triton
    - Maximus the Mad
    Midnight Sons
    - Morbius
    - Blade
    - Hannibal KIng
    - Frank Drake
    - Damian Hellstrom
    - Victoria Montesi
    - Louis Hastings
    - Sam Buchanan
    - Vengeance
    - Werewolf by Night
    - Man-Thing
    - Modred the Mystic
    Excalibur
    - Captain Britain
    - Meggan
    - Night Crawler
    - Phoenix
    - Shadowcat
    - Lockheed
    - Widget
    New Mutants
    - Karma
    - Cannonball
    - Wolfsbane
    - Psych
    - Sunspot
    X-Force
    - Cable
    - Domino
    - Boom Boom
    - Shatterstar
    - Feral
    - Warpath
    - Siryn
    - Rictor
    - Deadpool



    New Warriors
    - Night Thrasher
    - Nova
    - Speedball
    - Namorita
    - Marvel Boy
    - Firestar
    Soviet Super Soldiers
    (Winter Guard)
    - Darkstar
    - Ursa Major
    - Crimson Dynamo
    - Red Guardian
    - Devastator
    - Vanguard
    - Sibercat
    - Sputnik
    - Power Surge
    - Fantasia
    Dark Guard (UK)
    - Dark Angel
    - Death’s Head
    - Kill Power
    - Motormouth
    - Ultra Marine
    - Col. Tigon Liger
    - Stacy Amheim
    Spaceknights
    - Rom
    - Starshine
    - Terminator
    - Firefall
    - Mentus
    - Hammerhand
    - Javelin
    - Astra
    - Trapper
    - Breaker
    - Unseen
    - Seeker
    - Scanner
    - Pulsar
    Starjammers
    - Corsair
    - Hepzibah
    - Ch’od
    - Raza Longknife
    Cosmic
    - Quasar
    - Adam Warlock
    - Thanos
    - Drax the Destroyer
    - Groot
    - Gammora
    - Rocket Raccoon


    And then I had the DC list which was:

    Superman
    Batman
    Wonder Wonam
    Flash
    Green Lantern
    Green Arrow
    Atom
    Hawkman
    Plastic Man
    Shazam!
    Static
    Black Lightning
    Swamp Thing
    Dr. Fate
    Aquaman
    Robin
    Night Wing
    Huntress
    Black Canary
    The Demon

    I guess I hadn;t put in Union Jack but I was also thinking of putting in heroes such as Judge Dredd and Spawn as well as Invincible. JUst wouldn't allow nearly the space I needed to put all of those in a poll. I do realize that many of those may have never been chosen by the limited number of people who would see them on this board but I DO still believe thatsomewhere there is someone for whom Unseen the Spaceknight is their favorite!
     
  11. Spider-Nerd Bring on the pressure

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    Too many to count but if I absolutely had to pick 3 it would be Spider-Man, Nightwing, and Cyclops. Bruce probably rounds out the top 4.
     
  12. vindrow Cipher Pol 9

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    Nightcrawler is my fav.
     
  13. RLAAMJR. Ororo Munroe's Boyfriend

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    I voted for my favorite comic character of all time!!! Ororo Munroe aka Storm

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  14. Thor The Mighty The True God of Thunder

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    Thor obviously.
     
  15. Anubis Sup?

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    Jack Knight
     
  16. Duran Man The Seventh Stranger

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    Spider-Man.
     
  17. Energist Censored

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    Daredevil. First comic book I ever bought with my own money was Daredevil #278. Why? Because I thought the cover was cool. And while the story wasn't the greatest (for those wondering, it was in the midst of Nocenti's run, featuring Daredevil vs. Blackheart), the idea of a relatively low-powered hero going up against incredibly overwhelming odds really appealed to me.

    Digging up some back-issues thereafter, I found it was a common theme to the character. To put it plainly, Matt Murdock gets knocked down, and he comes to his feet standing ten feet tall. He never quits, often despite himself, and always in spite of the odds. In a nutshell, he's Marvel's consummate underdog, and I love me an underdog.

    Since #278, I've never missed an issue, and I've gone back to collection #140 onward. Recently, I managed to obtain a "Very Good" copy of #1 which I plan to have CGC graded at this year's MegaCon, and I couldn't be happier. I consider myself a lifelong fan of the character, and it will be an awesome moment indeed when I finally manage to complete my collection someday.

    I also want to give an honorable mention to DC's Kate Spencer, AKA Manhunter. Love her for her attitude and no-nonsense approach to crime fighting. Bring Kate back, DC!
     
  18. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    Tough for me to name/pick just one so I'll do it like this :awesome::

    DC:

    Batman
    Nightwing
    The Flash
    Green Arrow

    Honorable mention: Damian Wayne

    Marvel:

    Hawkeye
    Black Panther
    Captain America
    Wolverine
    Daredevil
     
  19. Spider - Man Registered

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    Well since everyone's listing 'top fives' here goes:

    Spider-Man
    Dr. Strange (primarily Ditko's version)
    Iron man (hooked me with issues 100 thru late 120s - awesome art and writing!)
    Green Arrow (very excited to see what they do with the tv show)
    The Thing (fictional incarnation of Jolly Jack)
     
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  20. flash13 Wally West

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    My favorites are

    The Flash/Wally West
    Robin/Tim Drake
    Batman
    Daredevil
    Cyclops

    and so many more
     
  21. slicer4444 Registered

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    Right there with you, Murdock is a beast.

    I threw my vote to Daredevil, but I'll try to narrow down my list to five (I don't have a set list of favorites and I like to read a lot of different characters).

    Daredevil
    Spider-Man
    Wolverine
    Jamie Madrox/Multiple Man
    Nightcrawler

    Not in any particular order. Honorable mentions: Kitty Pryde, Cannonball, and Gambit. (Okay, I kind of lean toward the X-titles).
     
  22. Tanin Vladeck

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    Judge Dredd
     
  23. mjdiddy1 Registered

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    Daredevil, Cable, Rogue, & Ms. Marvel are my favorites.
     
  24. Czar Colossus Registered

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    Top 10 (in no specific order)
    Colossus
    Spider-man
    Thor
    Captain America
    Green Lantern (Hal & Kyle toss up)
    Superman
    Captain Marvel (I will NEVER call him SHAZAM)
    Batman
    Aquaman
    Wonder Woman
     
  25. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    :wow:
     

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