Who are your top five Superheroes or Groups?

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  1. Seeker

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    1, Thor and Batman tie for one. I love history and ancient mythology and Thor represents that. And if he is written well he is one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe. Batman has no real powers but through sheer will (and obsession) he molded himself into a master crime fighter. Being a billionaire certainly helped.

    2. Spiderman. Years ago I would have had Spidey in Batman's spot but I don't like the direction the recent comics have taken and I certainly don't like the new animated series (not my demographic). I will give give the new movie a chance though but only after the fan reviews are in. I've been reading Spiderman since I've been able to. Parker has had most of the problems a young man of his age have had and that made him very relatable. Later his character has evolved a bit, he had married and he taught school plus his abilities had increased a bit too. Most of that is out of the window so now that's why he is number two now.

    3.Hulk. I've read the Hulk on and off since the early 80s and he has had his ups and downs. I think the recent multicolored Hulk concept has gotten out of hand and I don't like seeing the Hulk being written in a way that he is so powerful no being, not even cosmic beings, have a chance in beating him. My main liking for the character was Bruce Banners struggle to contain his problem and the way the Hulk was misunderstood and hounded made him a sympathetic character.

    4. The Avengers. I been reading the Avengers since the late 70's and it has always had a certain umph factor. The main factor are the members, Thor, Cap, Iron Man, Hulk etc. Actually the Hulk originally was a Avenger only a few issues. I did not like the way the killed Cap off and made a huge deal over it just to bring him back a year later.

    5. Xmen. Since I'm a old schooler I mainly have read Chris Claremont's run. Again I'm not quite into what has been done recently so I have been a little detached from the titles . I liked the storyline of a group of people that risked their lives to save people that fear and hate them. I also can understand why Magneto feels the opposite. In reality I think Mutants, if they existed, would be treated even worse than in the comics. Xmen would have tied the Avengers in the old days but I like the Avengers storyline these days a bit more than the Xmen. As in the Avengers the Xmen have killed and resurrected characters as a plot device far too often. I do like the Joss Whedon written books too. Oh and those years of Wolverine mania tired me out too.


    Superman was in the first spot along time ago. I's note sure about the new take on the character but the way the old version was portrayed the last decade kind of turned me off. He is simply too powerful and that makes for a boring story. I love seeing him fight Doomsday or Captain Marvel but those chances are rare.Those farm boy ethics may have gotten people killed too, the fact he would not take out huge threats like Darkseid is threatening. Those ethics are both a plus and a minus. He really is in the 6th spot making him in the top ten but that's not what this thread is titled right?
     
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    In no particular order, apart from Batman who is unquestionably number one on my list...

    1. Batman
    2. Punisher (I know, I know, not technically a superhero, but nyah)
    3. Rorshach (as per Punisher)
    4. War Machine
    5. V from V for Vendetta
     
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    I haven't really been into comics/superheroes for a while, but if I go back to when I was - I'd probably say:

    1) The Justice League of America. Grew up watching the Superfriends, so this just went without saying.
    2) Superman
    3) Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond/Martin Stein)
    4) Red Tornado
    5) Doctor Fate

    Always been more of a DC man, though I've enjoyed a Marvel book from time to time. Secret Wars was always my favorite Marvel story.
     
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    No particular order...

    - Guy Gardner, pre-DCnU version - Still trade-waiting on the first arc(s) of the DC reboot stuff, so not sure whether Guy's character came through unscathed.
    - New Teen Titans - From the beginning of the team, up through Judas Contract.
    - Darkwing Duck - What? He counts.
    - The Boys - No costumes, and not really 'superheroes', but they all have powers so I'm counting them.
    - Tie between Dr. Manhattan (Watchmen) and Kyle Rayner, pre DCnU version.

    Had a bit of trouble coming up with even those six, TBH. Never really been fond of any of Marvel's characters, the GL titles are the only thing I read from DC and most of the other comics I read are non-superhero titles like Walking Dead.
     
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    My list consists of:

    5. Iron Man
    4. Vision
    3. Power Girl
    2. Spider-Woman (Drew)
    1. Batman

    Guess what? I'm breaking the rules!
    Villains:
    5. Riddler
    4. Mysterio
    3. Loki
    2. Scarecrow
    1. Harley Quinn
     
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    1.Nightcrawler
    2.Wasp
    3.Captain America (Rogers)
    4.Spider-man
    5.Iron Man
     
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    In order:
    1. Swamp Thing
    2. Batman
    3. Ghost Rider
    4. Spider-Man
    5. Superman
     
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    1. Batman- My entire DC experience and interest has him as the nucleus. (I like other characters, but they'd be further down the list).
    2. Spiderman
    3. Ironman
    4. Nightcrawler
    5. Captain America
     
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    In order
    Nightwing
    Iron Man
    Batman
    Flash (Barry or Wally)
    Black Panther
     
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    1. Cyclops
    2. Superman
    3. Batman
    4. Captain America
    5. The XMen
     
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    1. Captain America (Steve Rogers)
    2. Batman
    3. She Hulk
    4. Iron Man
    5. Hawkeye


    And like Sideways I'll list my villains because why not

    1. Venom (Eddie Brock only, none of that Mac Gargan crap)
    2. Thanos
    3. Red Skull
    4. Ra's al Ghul
    5. Bane
     
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    DC Heroes:
    Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
    Booster Gold
    Starman (Jack Knight)
    Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
    The Question (Vic Sage)

    Marvel Heroes:
    Daredevil
    Jamie Madrox
    Captain America
    Spider-Man
    She-Hulk

    Villains:
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    Maxwell Lord
    Deadshot
    Norman Osborn
    The Kingpin
     
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    1. Iron man.
    2. Booster Gold.
    3. Scott Pilgrim (I'll take him off if he doesn't count as a superhero).
    4. Spider-man.
    5. Thor.
     
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    1. Batman
    2. Nightwing
    3. Green Lantern (John Stewart)
    4. J'onn
    5. Wonder Woman

    Villians:

    1. Red Hood
    2. The Joker/Darkseid (tied)
    3. Bane/Scarecrow (tied)
    4. Harley Quinn
    5. Loki
     
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    1. Batman
    2. Spiderman
    3. Captain America
    4. Deadpool
    5. War Machine

    Villains:
    1. Venom
    2. Red Skull
    3. Harley Quinn
    4. Loki
    5. Enchantress
     
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    superheros

    -Supes
    -colossus
    -power girl
    -hulk
    -wonder woman


    groups

    -x-men
    -JLA
    -wild c.a.t.s
    -cyberforce
    -x-force


    villians

    -apocalypse
    -its the juggernaut biiiitch
    -magneto
    -stryfe
    -onslaught
     
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    Iron Man
    Batman
    Spider-man
    Green Lantern (Kyle)
    Jonah Hex

    It'd be easy to say a team and group a bunch of my favorites in there. I could go with Justice League and have Booster Gold, Batman, Power Girl GL and Wonder Woman all lumped together. Or Avengers and have Spidey, Iron Man, Herc and others as well. But single them out and it makes you think who you really like.
     
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    1. Superman
    2. Batman
    3. Spider-Man
    4. Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
    5. Captain America

    1. Darkseid
    2. Lex Luthor
    3. The Joker
    4. Sinestro
    5. Doctor Doom

    1. The Justice League of America (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman)
    2. The Justice Society of America
    3. The Avengers
    4. The New Teen Titans
    5. The X-Men
     
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    Superman
    Invincible
    Savage Dragon

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    Magneto (when he is actually a villain lol)
    Mr. Sinister
     

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