Mine are. 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?