Favorite Comic Book Characters

If I had to pick my top 5 comic chars they would have to be

  1. Superman ( because he is a classic )
  2. Batman ( same as above )
  3. Cable ( I loved how his char was and still do )
  4. Venom ( I always dug this guy the anti hero as it may be)
  5. Wolverine ( yeah yeah I know)

Who are your favorites?

  1. Spider Jerusalem (Transmetropolitan)
    “Trust the fuckhead!”

  2. V (V for Vendetta)
    “People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people”

  3. Dream (Sandman)
    For being the best mixture of Gods-As-Mortals-With-Powers and Gods-As-Unknowables ever

Cuthbert Calculus
The Spirit
Obadiah Oldbuck
Kitty Pryde
Brainiac 5
Ranma’s dad (in panda form)

In no particular order.

  1. Spider Jerusalem
    (He’s a journalist. Damn it)

  2. Hyde from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
    (Way better written than the Stevenson version)

  3. Lucifer
    (For being the most manipulative mythological creature ever written)

  4. Delirium
    (She’s way more fun than dreary old Dream. and less goth then death)

  5. Nightcrawler
    (because he was the only X-men written with depth beyond hackneyed adolescent maturity problems. Pre Chuck Austen that is)

  6. Elijah Snow
    (Because he’s fucking cool)

  7. Rorschach
    (Notable psychotic mention #1)

  8. Batman

I have one and only one name for you:

Ogami Itto.

  1. Veronica
  2. Betty
  3. Sue Reed
  4. Supergirl
  5. MJ

No props for the Archie’s? Sheesh!

Rorshach (Watchmen)

What a great character. His last panel was a payoff on so many levels. And of course, the final panel of the comic where, among the many implications set in motion, he finally solves the case.

Dr. Strange
Martian Manhunter

  • Superman (been a hardcore Supes fan since I’ve been like…5 I think)
  • Green Lantern (no favorites really, though Kyle and Killowog are my favored poozers if I had to pick a couple)
  • Green Arrow
  • Supergirl/Boy
  • Green Lantern (no favorites really, though Kyle and Killowog are my favored poozers if I had to pick a couple)

Aww man, it’s all about Guy Gardner. Especially his late 80s Justice League incarnation.

Captain Marvel, the World’s Mightiest Mortal.

I’ve only recently gotten into the GL stuff. I’ve been reading the new GL series going on right now with Hal, and I picked up the GL Corps miniseries that came out last week. I love how Guy’s ring is portrayed…barely-contained crackling green energy flowing out. Like it’s about to explode, but it never quite makes it that far.

I highly recommend the “Justice League: A New Beginning” trade paperback, where Guy Gardner is hilariously characterized. Easily one of my favorite superhero comic series.

Agatha Heterodyne
Tara Chace
Matthew the raven
Wonder Woman
Flosso the Magnificent
Sky Witch

My top five:


Morpheus (Sandman)

Osaka (Ayumu Kasuga). Or Tomo Takino. Hard to choose between those two.



I’m just rereading the book right now. I’d forgotten that Night Owl decides they need to bust him out.

“I’m not in here with you, you’re in here with me.”

Oh, yeah: and Nausicaa. I guess that makes six for me.

I kept away from manga, to shorten the list.

Slam Bradley (Brubaker/Cooke)
Maggie and Hopey
The Amazing Screw-on Head
The Goon
Ogami Itto
Akira Hojo and Chiaki Asami
Luther Arkwright
Kitty Pride
The New Mutants (yes, all of them)

Damn, I knew I’d forget one: J’onn J’onzz (Giffen/DeMatteis)

Swamp Thing
Grim Jack
Jon Sable