Comic Book Heroes, Ranked
By A Real Person on May 5, 2011
We hold this truth to be self-evident: nerds enjoy comic books. You get older and maybe you fashion yourself more of a podcast kid (yea!), a cult TV show buff, or the ultimate finder of Finnish drama movies, but it all comes back to the epic struggle of good and evil we pored over every weekend of our youth (or the epic struggle of blonde and brunette, if you were more of an Archie person — and there’s nothing wrong with that, if you were).
IGN is counting down the top 100 comic book heroes (they did the top 100 villains last summer), and while they’re not yet at the top 40, there are clearly some debates to be had already. Color me an idiot, but I had no idea who “Fone Bone” was until a cursory Wikipedia search, and he’s (she’s?) No. 60. Hawkman (No. 56) narrowly edged out The Tick (No. 57) and Aquaman (No. 52), The Flash (No. 49) and Silver Surfer (No. 41) may all be ranked too low.
Hit us with your thoughts so far — including who will eventually grab the brass ring at No. 1 (the IGN board seem to lean overwhelmingly towards Batman).