Post by Talon Karrde on Aug 17, 2005 2:53:57 GMT -5
Wow! That's a tough one because I don't really have a favorite. So I suppose this post is about to be very long-winded. I'll try to make it as short and concise as possible.
On the DC front: I first started out as a big fan of Batman. Later, Batgirl was added to the list. Soon, I was introduced to the Justice League of America and I became intrigued by a couple of the major characters there. I thought Green Lantern was super-cool with that ring of his. Then there was Green Arrow who was arrogant, yet very skilled with a bow and arrow. The cool thing was that, like Batman, he really didn't have superpowers, just great skill and agility. And then there was his love interest, Black Canary. She soon became a big favorite because (despite the canary cry) she was so real. She had realistic problems with her lover Oliver and she relied mostly on her fighting skills over the canary cry. Then came the Birds of Prey which combined two of my favorite female characters and made me a fan from the very start. Since that has become my obsession of late, one could say that the Birds are my favorites.
On the Marvel front: I was a huge fan of Spider-man! He had the special powers and there was this sarcastic air about him when he was wearing the suit that was just too cool. Later, I found myself becoming obsessed with the X-Men. My favorite there was Wolverine, though I started really getting into the Rogue/Gambit romance. I thought their powers were cool and well, Wolverine is just the man!
Nowadays, I just stick with the Birds of Prey. The combo of the all-seeing Oracle and Black Canary mixed in with a few new players and some old favorites just does it for me. The fact that Black Canary did not have the canary cry through many of the comics was yet another draw for me. Sometimes, superheroes with tons of power bore me. I like seeing folks rise over adversity. Like Oracle - stuck in a wheelchair, she still manages to fight crime, physically and mentally. Black Canary may have lost her cry for a while, but she was still a force to be reckoned with with her superior fighting style and agility beyond compare.
Okay, I avoided picking one favorite and in the process have taken up way too much space in this thread. Someone else speak up!
I would have to say that it's Batman for me, all the way. He has that dark kind of interesting quality I like in my heros (i.e. my Angel fanaticism) but there's this vulnerable sadness to him. And he's not just all brawn. He's incredibly intelligent, tough, and he's got an amazing detective's mind. Also, he can be a dick sometimes, which only adds to how interesting he is.
I try to save a life a day...usually it's mine~John Chrichton~Farscape
Post by DocMidnite on Aug 20, 2005 13:14:41 GMT -5
My favorite has always been Captain America. Must be the patriot in me. Always admired how he stuck to his beliefs. How people respected him and would follow him anywhere without reservation. Even Gods like Thor and Hercules would follow him.
Geez, as much as I liked the bigger names, I'd have to say I admired the JSA members like WildCat, HourMan and of course DocMidnite. Probably more so Docmidnite for his drive and determination even though he fought with a handicap. He never gave up. The New DocMidnite (Cross) and Mr Terrific are pretty damn cool too
Stone Cold Steve Austin (Hey there was a comic and I got it!)Put aside his fowl mouth and finger flipping Austin stood up for what he believed in and what was right. Never afraid to jump into the affray.
The Mask Is Off......Time to walk the walk and talk the talk.
From DC, I would have to say Batman. If I had the money, I could be Batman and that's kind of cool. He is a real superhero.
From Marvel, I would have to say Spiderman was great. He was funny. We can relate to his real life persona. Ghost Rider was awesome just because of his look and sadistic nature. Punisher was cool, especially when he killed people for littering. As the comic went on, he got a little tamer, but he picked up again with some great violence. Wolverine was awesome, because he was a villian-type hero with a heart and a mystery behind him.
From Image, Spawn was awesome. A hero from Hell. That is so cool. Shadowhawk ruled, because he was a vigilante that killed based on the crime and he did it all while having AIDS and looking for a cure. The fact that he died at the end and never came back; at least not the same Shadowhawk, made him that much cooler. Savage Dragon was just funny.
Post by arthurcross on Jan 15, 2006 11:21:10 GMT -5
Batman!!! I know it's probably a standard answer, but batman was the most interesting character to me. Plus, I can see them easily--EASILY--flipping Batman into a major villian, in the vein of Hal Jordan's transformation into Parallax. All it will take is for Batman to start realizing his age, start noticing that he's slowing down, start to fear that his time as a crime fighter may be coming to an eventual end, and he'll snap, become more deseperate, more ruthless. Ever wonder why in almost every elsewhere future version of the DC universe, Batman always has gotham locked down, controlled by robots, or otherwise in the palm of his hand. That's because Batman the best bad guy in the world waiting to happen. I'm looking forward to the eventual turn and the epic clash between him and his prodigal son NightWing. What do you think? Pay it forward.