Top Ten Comic Book Superheroes"A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility and who usually has a colorful name and costume which serve to conceal their true identity, and abilities beyond those of normal human beings.
The word superhero originated with Superman, who debuted in 1938, and the stories of superheroes - ranging from episodic adventures to decades-long sagas - have become an entire genre of fiction that has dominated American comic books and crossed over into several other media." (source Wikipedia: Superhero).
This is a list of the most popular comic book superheroes.
I think Batman is one of the two superheroes (Spider-man being the other) who have the most compelling stories of why they became crime fighters. Young Bruce Wayne saw his parents killed right before his eyes because of a dysfunctional law and order. He became the Dark Knight of Gotham to fill in that void and to make sure that there would not be another child in Gotham losing a mother or a father. His and Spiderman's stories are deeply personal and thus, relate to many who wants to make a difference in a dysfunctional world.
OK, before we start let's admit one thing, we all have that one inner desire to have magic powers, to be powerful beyond compare. We all have different tastes, we all find solace in different things. For example, some people like fairy tales, some people like movies, some people like to read, and some just love superheroes. Some of us want to be Superman, Hulk, maybe to possess powers like Hindu gods. I mean it's just a human nature to be attracted to the impossible. And this is not just a comic book fans topic, but actually true to our lives.
I have always been fascinated by the BATMAN because he is the closest we get to be a superhero and that too by remaining very very human. So let's just talk what makes batman, the batman, or how can one become a batman.
Superman is an alien, he is not a human, and most of the other superheroes either possess godly powers or are just gods. So it's invalid to talk about something that just can't be possible. Thus, comes Batman, a ...more
Although he can be beaten by some of the more powerful heroes, batman has Possesses no powers, has the most depth, the best stories and the best villains. He's a genius, an accomplished escape artist, a pro race driver, he would basically win every event at the olympics, he's an acrobat, a gymnast, the worlds greatest detective, a stealthy ninja, a pilot, has had experience with pretty much all forms of combat, a master of countless martial arts, has been called "fear itself", is a complete badass and has therefore earned the title "the damn batman"
The reason why batman is better is that he has more video games (for us boys) like batman arkham city, arkham ayslum, arkham origins and the new one arkham knight. And most of the dc games are name after batman then it says dc superheroes. He has been around for nearly 100 years. He has a lot of T.V. and movies like batman the original movie (also the original T.V. series 196? ), the dark knight trilogy batman returns, beware the batman.
And if you like MARK HAMHIL (I don't know how to spell his last name) is in batman arkham city and arkham ayslum. He does the voice for the joker.
Peter is a boy with a good heart. He is one of the most emotional character of all time who always blamed himself for the death of his uncle. He is smart and has a strong heart. People like J.J. jameson declare him as hideous and negative all the time but he doesn't care. All he knows is that he must help anyone who is helpless and innocent.
I really liked an issue where he doesn't catch an old thief just because he was old and reminded him of his uncle Ben. He really loves his uncle & his Aunt May who he never forgets to call even if he is fighting criminals he still manages to reach out to a closest phone booth to just give a call to Aunt May. That's our beloved Peter Parker - The boy next door.
Spider-Man has always been my favorite super hero. He's easily one of the most relatable comic book characters out there; he has to deal with issues that normal people face such as maintaining a job, dealing with school, financial struggles, juggling relationships whether they be friendly or romantic, etc.; all in addition to being a super hero. This is what makes him such a great character, he's just a normal guy who one day is burdened and blessed with these great powers that affect his whole life, and he has to try and strike a balance between his normal life and his hero life, but he doesn't always find this balance, which is what makes him so great. Not to mention, his origin story is very emotional and influential.
And my issue with Batman is that he's pretty much always on top of things. Yet he's supposedly a normal human? I just can't buy that, and I'm surprised that so many people still make the "normal guy" argument; the way I see it, Batman has two powers: Popularity ...more
The only hero you'd see yourself being the most. We can go on for years about how amazing he is, and still not scratch the surface of why he is the greatest superhero ever. Even his comics say, "World's Greatest Super Hero". And although I don't really support most other Spider-Men in the Spider-Verse, they still are offspring of the best ever, the one who started it all, Peter Parker. I don't care what the Batman fans say. When did Bats ever say a phrase as good as- or even better than- "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"? Which superhero has a lifetime of events like Peter Parker did and can even BEGIN to live up to that phrase-other than Spidey himself? (I do feel for Jason Todd, though).
Anyway, Spider-Man is a masterpiece to never be forgotten, and no other character can even come close to how amazing he is.
Spider-Man stands out when compared to Batman or Superman because of the fact that he's very much human and shows us that through his acts and feelings. He may be a web-slinger hero when fighting bad guys, but under the costume he's just a regular kid. He feels upset and vulnerable at times as shown by Infinity War's ending, and values his friends tremendously, clutching onto Stark and not wanting to leave. That is what makes a good superhero. Not the costume, or looks, or ego, but the personality.
Superman is the best hero ever.. He is the face of justice league, He is the strength of Justice League. Even all members have accepted the fact that without Superman there will be no Justice League. Once, when Superman wanted to quit Justice League, Green Arrow on behalf of entire people said "World needs Justice League and Justice League needs you SUPERMAN". Every other hero including Batman has ego problem, but Superman is far away from any such feeling. He always fights for the truth, he is a true personality to learn from. No doubt Superman is first and best Super Hero ever.
Batman may be my favorite hero, but there is no denying the pure awesomeness that is Superman. His powers are extremely awesome. I don't know why people say he's boring, he is actually one of the most interesting superheroes of all time. People also say he's overpowered, but he actually has tons of weaknesses (Kryptonite, Magic, beings of equal strength). He was the first hero and none of the other heroes would have been created if it weren't for his success. He is an amazing character and it is very fun to see him battle villains like Metallo, Parasite, Lex (in his armored suit), Lobo and more;
Superman is the number one hero of all time, he stands for truth & justice.
He has the ability to rescue in one part of the world and fly to the other side of the world in a blink of an eye to rescue others there.
Superman never crosses the line unless under the spell off some kind of kryptonite, all other superheros would cross the line to destroy evil.
Batman comes in second for his morals but without his toys and special ancient martial arts training he would be nothing and is no match for superman in any way.
The first superhero ever created. Superman has been my favorite for years. From his moral compass to his insane powers, the guy is a legend. I know haters tend to think he's boring because of his boyscout persona, but I ask you is it wrong to love a character who is a true inspiration to other heroes. Who would do anything for the good and safety of others even if it costs him his life. Can you really imagine a world without superman? I can't, and if you think you can, you're lying to yourself.
Wolverine is one of the most unique super heroes of all time. I mean, come on, this guy should be second on the list. He isn't a joking type like Spider Man, and he isn't a cheesy type like Superman or Cap. America. This is the guy who comes to a fight with his claws OUT. And he's older than Xavier, has healed back from the point of death about a thousand times, and his bones are coated in indestructible metal. Did I forget to mention that?
Maybe he isn't the best ever, but he definitely deserves to be above SUPERMAN. Superman is a boring superhero because he has no dark side, he is too OP, and he isn't interesting to read about because he has no depth! He's just one-dimensional. So maybe Wolverine doesn't deserve to be number one, but there's no way we can let him be below Superman.
Wolvie should be #1. And how is Superman in the top 5? He hasn't been relevant since the early 80s. If you rank them based on today's standards, its 1. Wolverine, 2. Iron Man, 3. Batman, 4. Spiderman, 5. The Hulk. I know Man of Steel is coming out this summer, but lets be serious, Supes is old fasion and NOT cool anymore. Wolverine on the other hand, you don't get cooler than that.
He's the best he is at what he does... And what he does isn't very nice! Not only did he survive a nuclear blast, and fought SATAN, but he can literally survive almost anything! Plus his story is full of drama, heart break, and rage. Something everyone deals with!
Extreme intelligence and war strategies makes him epic. He is the best superhero because a person like him is most unlikely to be one. Rich and cool people generally don't become heroes. But this guy is different. He is stronger than all the other avengers except Vision, Scarlett Witch and Doctor Strange. But with his entire army of armours he is stronger than anyone. Although most of them got destroyed in Iron Man 3 but he has the potential to built them again. He mentored Spider Man who is second on this list.He is truly a great hero.
He's arrogant and a smart aleck, and can back himself up. But he isn't like batman where he's unrealistically perfect; he battled alchoholism all through his life, and found the will to quit because people needed him. Not to mention his suits make him easily the most versatile superhero.
Unlike batman (whom I will personally prefer as rank 1)... Tony stark reeks charisma plus he is the only hero that I believe will become a reality. As bat man's hidden identity can't survive in today's tech but concepts like iron man or super soldiers can work
Tony Stark is the real badass. While puny cowards like Batman conceal their lives and hide their dwelling places, Iron man goes out and broadcasts "Here is where I live, you want to fight? Come get me". Epitome of a real man.
Captain America is the hero that makes Superman a wuss. First, Steve Rodgers has a personality, has limits that makes him more interesting than DC characters. He was the first Avenger, and he deserves that title. Steve froze himself to save America, more definitely the world. He never thought he was put into hibernation, he just faced it with dignity. He DOES NOT belong under Batman, who's just rich with gadgets.
Superman just saves a woman over and over, gets his power from the sun and any other star that has enough of the same radiation. Steve knows he can die, yet he fights.
Besides being my favorite superhero, Captain America is always looking out for others and cares about his teammates a lot, as shown by his reaction to Black Widow's death in Endgame. He puts his life at risk to save Vision in Infinity War. He tries to be reasonable and actually has a personality unlike some people (cough cough~Superman~cough cough). He is extremely resourceful, able to use his military training and his shield to defeat the enemies even when he noticeably doesn't possess a primary weapon or supernatural powers. He's willing to put his life on the end for his friends and family and always tries to do the right thing. Once Captain's got his mind set on something, his stubbornness will get the best of him but that just proves how human he is among his allies. Scarlet Witch might have magic powers and Iron Man his latest technology, but Captain America possesses great courage and the burning passion to save the day when he has so little to work with.
If you built a Superhero from the ground, it would look like Captain America. Cap defines what a superhero is. He has risked his life countless times for truth and justice. It's his sacrifices and leadership that truly make him the perfect superhero. He doesn't have Hulk's strength, or Iron Man's gadgets, or Thor's powers. But he has pride, and he always fights for what's right, and has often overcome people who are superior to him on paper. Captain America owns the title "First Avenger."
Cap is the only superhero that, if you strip him of his powers and abilities; things that make all other superheroes what they are, eg, Iron man's incredible intelligence, and his suits of armour, Hulk's super strength, Thor's immense power, etc, would be the only real superhero left, it's not his enhanced strength, speed or fighting ability that makes Cap's a superhero, it's his heart: he's compassionate, fair-hearted and morally driven. Furthermore, he's the best hand to hand fighter in the Marvel Universe, he's taken on the likes of Wolverine, Black Panther, Iron Fist, he even stood up to Thanos by himself when nobody else would and fought until the last punch, plus the Captain America trilogy is the best set of films in the franchise's history so far, without a doubt the best superhero in my opinion.
Hulk is the strongest one there is. He is this because as a fight goes on he never gets tired and his strength increases as he gets madder. So in essence, Hulks power is not limited. I have never seen any being quite like him and have been a fan of him for 18 years now. He is and always will be "The Strongest One There Is! "
Storyline's are important and Hulks storyline is off the charts. Hulk has character and can show it when he needs too. He is strong and very brave. Hulk would never back down a fight. He's so strong its actually scary.
There's not much to say about the Hulk, except that his brutality and strength simply make an enjoyable read. When Hulk takes a hit, you'll see the damage.
Hulk is a force that you want on your side in any situation. His stregnth is unmeasurable. Plus Bruce Banners intelligence puts him in a whole different ball park.
I appreciate the Flash, Barry Allen or Wally West, not because of their speed, their brains, or their quips (though, those are all admittedly great). I like them because of who they are. Right at their core, they're probably the friendliest, nicest, most polite superheroes if we don't count Superman and Captain America. (I'm not talking about the new T.V. show, since it's sorta changed his personality) I'm talking about the comics. Barry is so thoughtful, and genuinely loves people. He hurts when anyone dies, no matter how well he knew them, and that's what makes him a hero. He never stops trying to be better.
The speed force gives him so many more powers than just speed too. He can phase through objects, travel through time and to other dimensions, and can turn invisible. And if its Wally West we're talking about, he's got the funniest quips in all of comics (sorry spidey and dadpool). Add to that one of the best rogue's galleries and he by far the best.
The Flash deserves the title of The Best Superhero ever. He is the fastest, and coolest. He isn't superstrong but doesn't need to be because he can overpower strength with his speed. One Flash died to save earth. He is just plain the best. Ever.
Flash is so fast he could beat any villain before they knew he was there. His speed allows him to beat people with superstrength. Wally West could even heal people using the speed force.
One of my favorite heroes, and not because he can glow and fly and beat up bad dudes with his imagination (not that I don't like that). I like Hal, Kilowag, Guy, John, Kyle and all the others in the Corps for what they stand for. They're cops for the universe, protecting as many as possible, often at their own expense. If you've read any of their comics, you can see that they take almost as much crap as the Bat-Family, what with being in charge of a piece of the emotional spectrum, and yet deferring to the Guardians, beings who don't believe in, nor condone, emotion.
Hal often takes the hit for whatever team he's on, whether it be the JL or the Corps, and Kyle had to drag the whole Corps out of the gutter almost on his own. John and Guy have also had to sacrifice a lot, giving up those they love, and even becoming members of the Red Lantern Corps. All of these sacrifices, plus many more (Coast City was destroyed and Parallax ruined lives, Kilowag wouldn't let Hal leave without ...more
He pretty much has the greatest will power of not just every Green lantern but every superhero. Some people also say that he has too many powers but just because he can make anything doesn't mean that he can do anything.
Nothing to say really. He is just awesome. But, the fact that his abilities were not magically given to him, that they are actually a piece of extraterrestrial tech and that there are others like him, is awesome.
Green Lantern is the best super her ever! I got to write an essay on any super hero I wanted and I chose Green Lantern. He should totally be number 1!
Why are all the people in the top ten boys. Also where do they get the muscled super strong handsome save the day boy and the showy hot girl who doesn't really do anything?
Thor is by far better than most of the people before him, including Batman, Superman, Cap, Iron Man, Green Lantern, the 2 Indian heroes, and the hulk. Should at least be in top 10. He is so awesome and can beat hulk any day.
Thor is incredible. Powerful and unique amongst other heroes and it's extremely fascinating and inteiguing how no other physical human being can take his hammer. It's just so incredible.
Look him up if you don't know him because Thor has been a very well rounded character. You can't even explain the power and character he expresses.
None of the above can kick her @$$--quite the opposite. She could beat all of them without very much effort, Superman, Thor, Hulk excepted, but she could take them, too. She is a demi-god, daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta. Her lasso is indestructible and capable of mind control. If anyone is ensnared, they're done.
Wonder Woman has to be the best superhero because she so different from all the other superhero, first off she is bisexuality which makes her so different from the others. Next she is clay so she is not a real human.
The best of the best there is but needs the proper attention given to her. With the proper writer and artist this lady outdoes anyone else around and that includes the guys.
She's a super-powered amazon with powers and weapons granted to her by the greek gods themselves. She's one of the best superheroines ever created.
Best ever, the funniest hero and he can't die he is cursed from death and he breaks the fourth wall. Nobody beats Deadpool only people who even come close are Batman, hulk and green arrow.
You never heard of Deadpool? Very amazing. Some people can't see his powers as good or evil or what he's doing for a purpose. Go find out!
He messes with his enemies head as much as his allies. Teamed up with Alex Hayden and your begging for nonsense and mayhem.
Wade is the coolest ever. I have no idea why they killed him off in origins. And he shouldn't be able to die in the first place
Goku can't only destroy planets but also the whole universe. When he was fighting with God Beerus everyone said that they will destroy the universe if continue to fight. His instant transmission makes him the fastest superhero. Even Flash can't beat him in speed. He can use this technique to beat superman in a second. He can take superman close to a red sun and them game is over for superman. His Spirit Bomb takes power from everything in nature which makes it the strongest attack. There is actually no limit for a sayian's power. Intact, he is a Super Saiyan God! And don't forget Kamehameha.
The only one who can have a upper hand to Goku is Galactus only. But Goku gave a good fight to Destruction of God Beerus, who can anytime beat Gallactus.
But considering only Superheroes, Goku can destroy others with ease.
Goku would win against any superhero in the world. Goku is the best. KAMEHAMEHA! Will blast you away. Batman has no real powers and his so called intelligence would be easily overshadowed by Bulma. Also Goku would just brutally beat anyone. Goku can destroy planets easily and even universes and Solar Systems. Now vote for Son Goku!
The world of Dragon Ball Z over the world of any other super hero! Its not just Goku vs a couple different bad guys, There's Vegeta whos both bad and good, Trunks who comes back from the future but then also grows up in real time to be a great fighter, Gohan with his amazing power hidden within, Vilians with multiple forms, etc etc etc. Goku and company #1 for sure!
Goku is very compassionate and also very powerful too. He's always trying his best to get stronger too. Not to mention very noble, giving Frieza a chance to live despite what he had done to countless planets and even his own race. So yeah, I admire Goku immensely
Oliver Queen should in the top five he is better than any other powerless superhero and is better than some powered superheroes.
You must watch Arrow T.V. Show and then you should think about to which superhero will you vote for.
Best archer in comic!
a modern robin hood, an emerald archer and best battling bowman he's the green arrow!
Most human, realistic character in all of comics. Great work by Grell, Smith, Winick, Lemire, and now the new team.
A truly unique and dynamic character. His morals are unlike any other comic book hero. Seeing the contrast in his behavior with Daniel compared to everyone else is so interesting. His one rule is another thing that makes him stand out from all other heroes, it isn't based off of warped self-righteousness like Batman's. He even chose to die rather than stray from his one rule.
The best hero, with real conscience, so much so that even in the face of death (He died eventually), he had the courage to stand up against his old friends. To stand up against your enemies is on thing but to stand up against your friends takes another level of conviction.
Rorschach is a true example of the urban vigilante. No mansion, loyal butler and the cave full of fancy toys, only his fists and unshakeable determination.
Surprised he isn't further up the list with "real" superheroes having gained popularity and comics turned film like Kick-Ass.
Nightwing should be higher. He's such an interesting character who we had the pleasure to watch go from being an orphaned nine year old to awesome character we know only as Nightwing. He is Batmans oldest and greatest ally who even took the mantle when Bruce was missing. His amazing acrobatics and jokish way of fighting are a joy to watch. Not to mention his on again/off again relationship with Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) is another fantastic highlight of the character. Nightwing is an awesome character who I think should be higher on this list.
He's the DC equivalent of Spiderman, and he's extremely underrated. We saw him from the time he was orphaned as a young preteen boy to now, he's all grown up and is making a path for himself apart from Batman (except that time where he became Batman). And despite going through perhaps a more depressing backstory than Batman, he's remained mostly optimistic in his career. If people really knew him, he'd be higher up.
Has developed from a pun churning, pixie booted sidekick to a full on hero in his own right. Plus, he donned cape and cowl and became a refreshingly different Dark Knight! Come on, show the boy some love!
The best! He's better than Batman! He's stronger than Bruce emotionally because he has more relations with the superhero community and accepts them easily without being paranoid.
Deadpool is a good superhero because unlike Superman and Vision, he actually is human and can get hurt, and is therefor more relatable than an actual GOD.
Daredevil is good especially Frank Millers Run. Needs a movie.
He beats thugs constantly, not even looking at the target!
Most grounded Marvel superhero who is relatable, but also has some of the coolest fighting skills
Spawn is a favorite, good job to image comics. It is like the only superhero to go to each time.
Spawn is great here since is on own self defeating evil, and Canadian which is rare.
Spawn was given his powers by the devil and uses them to fight evil, bad ass!
Hugely underrated. Spawn is the best superhero ever in my opinion
Nobody cares about Aquaman. Or, should I say KING Aquaman. Who can have a pleasant conversation with a great white shark without getting torn to pieces? Let's face it people, can you breath underwater or control the seas? Most likely not. Also, a whole team came together (The Others) consisting of allies of Aquaman. So, I hope at least someone reads this. Of course this is just my opinion you do not have to agree. But, does Iron Man or the Hulk have a water-blasting trident? Methinks not.
The definitive under-rated superhero. Aquaman does a lot more than simply talk to fish. He polices and is the king of the entire sea. Also his strength level is on par with Superman's and has an impressive array of allies like his sidekick Aqualad, his wife Mera, the Justice League, and of course his pet walrus Tusky.
Jason Momoa was great, everything else was ehh.
I hate how the comics made him this straight white guy, it makes no sense. In the films he was better (only because Jason made him really realistic and who he was ment to be) but still kinda trash. Shame, really.
He rules pretty much 70% of earth.
Every sea monster is at his disposal.
He has Poseidon's trident.
Come on, how is he not in the top ten, or top twenty.
When you need a man to get the job done; you call the Punisher. Most superheroes will throw the villains intro prison or some other magical place where they will eventually escape, obviously. So a straight out kill can do the trick any day.
Sales Man says "If you need to punish your kids, Punisher can do that job! Just call 466-1905 and Punisher will come the next day! But you might wan't to be in a different room, it can get messy." The crowd backs away in fear and runs away screaming when the Punisher steps out. "AH" LOL Though that would be funny, it would NEVER happen. Nor would I let the Punisher even TOUCH my two beautiful childeren. ~Ravenwing p.s Punisher is not bad at all, just... rough. He's boss.
Punisher is just awesome. When you first see him you think of a villain, and that (his dark side) is what makes him awesome
Punisher by Garth Ennis is a great read, but it will destroy your confidence in humanity.
Guys! Why did you put Robin here. He is pretty awesome and cool. He is the only sidekivk in comic books that never fails.
The sidekick of Batman. The Boy Wonder. Also home to 5 regular people.
Needs to be higher. No way is Beast Boy and Raven ahead of him.
Vegeta badass Goku is strongest and vegeta has beaten him before
Doctor Strange needs to be higher. He's super cool.
He is as strong as Deadpool and wolvern because he is also immortal like them, but the difference between both of them are he is faster
because of his sweet motorcycle. He has a chain that could be his weapon. He can also burn peoples souls. He should be in first place not in 30th place.
The Most Badass Looking Superhero EVER, Flaming skull, leather jacket, motorcycle with the wheels on fire plus god-like powers? can't top any of that
This guy can match up most superheroes, vote for him or feel the Penance Stare!
If their was ever a superhero that could beat ANY superhero/villain in Marvel or DC its ghost rider, probably even galactus, cause 1 little stare from ghost rider and out goes your soul