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    A few of the cartoons do stand out though. Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men (1990's version), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1980's version), and a few other gems. The majority are absolutely horrid adaptations though *shutters at the thought*

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    gotta go with image's Invincible - great story telling great character great comic great hero!

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    Captain Cave Man!!!!!!!!!


    Somebody should do a build on him.

    His mad club skills could own anybody.

    Before there was Hercules, there was Captain Cave Man.

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    If I was going to be semi-serious about it I'd say Batman from the Dark Knight returns, or Dr. Manhatten from Watchmen. Or even Green Arrow for his libertarian socialist politics.

    But I also quite like characters like Kryto the Superdog, Cerebus the Aardvark and, for entirely different reasons, all the characters from Mouse Guard.

    Does Speedy Gonzalez count as a superhero?

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    Picking a favorite seems kinda tough as naming only one tends to leave out all the other superheroes that I like each for their own reasons (such as Hal Jordan's GL, Superman (when written well), Captain America, etc.).

    But if I had to pick a favorite, there's no denying that it would be Spider-Man. The first comic book I can ever remember reading was an issue of Amazing Spider-Man and it pretty much snowballed from there. That led naturally into reading of more comics and watching all the Spidey cartoons (the '60s series, the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends from the '80s, the rather good animated series of the '90s).

    Besides being the first superhero in my memory, the "character" of Spider-Man always struck home with me. Peter was an ordinary, nerdy kid who suddenly had fantastic powers...but he quickly realized that it wasn't a free ride. Having the powers complicated and frustrated his life, sometimes to the point that he wished he could stop being Spider-Man. Striking him with a tragedy such as feeling responsible for the loss of Uncle Ben, for me, transforms the character from "just another guy with powers fighting crime because he can" to "a guy who does it because it is irresponsible not to" which really ties into my feelings about what a super hero is supposed to be. A hero fights because inaction against evil is as bad or even worse than the evil action itself. To do nothing not only permits evil but actively encourages it. And a hero cannot resort to the means of the villainous to achieve his ends or else he becomes a villain himself. It is for these reasons that Spidey always stands out for me. It's about self-sacrifice and seeing beyond the scope of yourself.

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    Ok, maybe not technically a "super" hero, my favorite comic book character of all time would have to be Deathblow from Image comics. Somewhat tragic, somewhat superhuman even if all he is, is human. Some of the best writing I've ever seen in a comic that wasn't a graphic novel.

    In Marvel land, either Wolverine or Gambit, though Storm was pretty cool too of the X-Men. I also loved Thor and I have a fondness for Ironman (maybe it's the engineer in me) and am stoked about the upcoming movie.

    In DC world, hands down Batman. He was the coolest of the cool. The more "Dark Knight" the better. Also his wonderful toys (again, the engineer in me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webhead View Post
    Besides being the first superhero in my memory, the "character" of Spider-Man always struck home with me. Peter was an ordinary, nerdy kid who suddenly had fantastic powers...but he quickly realized that it wasn't a free ride. Having the powers complicated and frustrated his life, sometimes to the point that he wished he could stop being Spider-Man. Striking him with a tragedy such as feeling responsible for the loss of Uncle Ben, for me, transforms the character from "just another guy with powers fighting crime because he can" to "a guy who does it because it is irresponsible not to" which really ties into my feelings about what a super hero is supposed to be. A hero fights because inaction against evil is as bad or even worse than the evil action itself. To do nothing not only permits evil but actively encourages it
    Now you have me thinking. Adolf Eichmann as a supervillian.

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    well, i guess i've gotta admit it. my first favorite superhero was mighty mouse. read all that i could find. then it was battle of the planets (g-force, for the not-in-the-know), then thunderbirds-gotta love that secret base and the equipment! the original not the recent movie....) and so forth. but i'll always have that nostalgic sneaking fondness for mighty mouse.

    nowadays? i would have to say the Anything Goes 5. Silverhawk, Toaster Puppy, Chimneysweep, Network, and Purrkitt. they've been my favorites since my late teens-early twenties, i would guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nijineko View Post
    well, i guess i've gotta admit it. my first favorite superhero was mighty mouse. read all that i could find. then it was battle of the planets (g-force, for the not-in-the-know), then thunderbirds-gotta love that secret base and the equipment! the original not the recent movie....) and so forth. but i'll always have that nostalgic sneaking fondness for mighty mouse.

    nowadays? i would have to say the Anything Goes 5. Silverhawk, Toaster Puppy, Chimneysweep, Network, and Purrkitt. they've been my favorites since my late teens-early twenties, i would guess.

    If I'd have to pick my very first hero that I can remember, I'd have to make Pop-eye. I'm thinking of making a Saga one. mwahahaha

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    Batman and Spiderman equally.

    Batman for the gritty-ness of everything that surrounds him.

    Spiderman because he has some pretty cool powers for a super hero and I've always wanted his powers!
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    Question

    TheQuestionMan's Top 5 Favourite Superheroes
    1. Starman (Will Payton)
    http://en.dcdatabaseproject.com/Star...Will_Payton%29

    2. Darkstar (Ferrin Colos)
    http://en.dcdatabaseproject.com/Darkstars

    3. Green Arrow (Mike Grell Years)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_A..._Grell_Ongoing

    4. Captain America
    http://en.marveldatabase.com/Steven_...28Earth-616%29

    5. Invincible
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invincible_%28comics%29


    Cheers


    QM

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    Tough choice.... as a kid I was totaly into Spiderman. Yet now im a grown man, and after seeing the new batman movie I feel myself more drawn towards the Dark Knight and the whole neo- gothic look of the genre...
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    I'd have to go with Batman just because I like a hero that has a little bit of "not so nice" in him.

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    So many heros to choose from and I love so many Batman, Spiderman, GL. But if I have to choose, I pick The Flash.

    I was always the hyperactive kid, it always bothered my to have to wait on people who wanted to take their time, the job I have know was meant to be done by 2 people, my boss finds he only needs me.

    I'm always looking to do things quicker, make the most of my time, and optimize my routines.

    When I was introduced to The Flash I was immediately convinced he had the best superpower. Not just for the crime fighting capabilities but for practical use as well. He could do a job that would take normally take 10 hours in 1, then have the rest of the day to do whatever he liked.

    The Flash is my favorite because his power is the power I dream of having.
    Normal people worry me.

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    i have to admit that i was always fond of The Shadow. ever since my dad gave me the books to read, i've like the style. kinda proto-batman in many ways. even in cannon. ^^
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