Me- So... the people from ____ came up with a list of the top 25 Best Marvel Superheroes.
Alvaro- Yes! It's Marvel's 75th birthday! So, to celebrate this, let's geek out! What's your personal top 10 favorite heroes and why?
Me- Describe the list with one word.
A- That list in one word... awkward. Lol!
Me- In word... meh.
A- It felt like they were trying to appeal to a broad audience rather than genuinely making a good list.
actually Night Thrasher, the leader of the
New Warriors from the 90's.
Me- Ok. Tell me who he is cause' I've seen
the character, but I've never actually read any of
A- He's like Nightwing in a way. I don;t think he
ever had his own book besides New Warriors, maybe
a mini series.
Me- A black Nightwing? Ok. Why haven't I read
this before? LOL!
A- Yeah, he had billy clubs, a skateboard and a badass costume! And before Milestone Media, it was one of the few black characters that had an important role on a somewhat popular book.
A- Miles is a great character!
Me- Yeah he is! Bendis did an amazing job creating him.
on Spidey. My #4 is another odd one, Darkhawk.
That was a very underrated series from the 90s too.
Me- Darkhawk?!? I've never read one of his
A- Darkhawk, from issue #1 all the way through
maybe issue #20 was great, almost as good as
Robin; then it just got weird. Lol!
Me- REALLY?!?!?! As good as Robin?!? WOW!
Now I'm really curious.
A- Almost!!! Actually, the artist left Darkhawk to
draw Batman, back when Azrael took over as
Batman in issue #500; during the Knightfall saga.
Me- Interesting. I remember the cover to #1 with the foil embossed cover and him jumping at the reader.
A- Marvel tried HARD to push him, he even teamed with Spider-Man once. Lol!
A- Wolverine is great, he just needs to die for one year at least and return as the loner bad ass from the 80s, not this Uncle Wolvie, Avengers member and teacher at Xavier's!
Me- Yessir! THAT'S Wolverine, not this school principal crap! So, who's your #3?
A- Dardevil, Frank Miller before losing his mind, John Romita Jr, Mark Waid, and the chemiclas that blinded him created the Teenage Mutangt Ninja Turtles!
Me- Yes Daredevil! I like Matt Murdock, we actually talked about him on our last Cosmic Portal 2.0 podcast because of the upcoming Netflix tv show.
A- And not that horrible movie!
Me- Jaja! I actually enjoyed the movie of what it was. It could've been much better; but I've watched it at least 20 times!
A- Jennifer Garner made it at least somewhat watchable for me.
A- I always thought Matt Damon would've been a badass Daredevil.
Me- Really? Yeah, I guess you're right He does look kinda like him, he can act and kick ass as well.
A- And The Bourne Identity confirmed it for me!
A- The good Captain!
Me- Yeah man, the moral compass of the Marvel Universe. The one human that even a god will follow to the gates of hell! Cap to me goes beyond comic books, he is what we should all aspire to be; rather than Batman.
A- Yeah, in events in the US his character seems to transcend. One of the most emotional scenes ever in comics to me was the 9/11 issue of Spider-Man, when Captain America doesn't even have words.
Me- When he died, Wolverine was in denial. Wolverine!!! In Civil War The Punisher let Cap beat him down and didn't throw a single punch back because of how high he thinks of Cap. That speaks volumes!
Me- In the Ultimate Universe there's a scene when Miles Morales is confronted by Cap and he, as powerful as he already is; nearly pissed his pants because of who Cap is. That tells you right there... Cap is something else.
Me- THOR!!!!!!!!! He's actually my #1, but
you should've known that; you probably did.
A- It's ok, you should know my #1 lol!
Me- If you liked the Jurgens run, you'd love
the Fraction/Coipiel run, it's the stuff of legend! Fraction's run made me proud to be a Thor fan.
A- I have to read Fraction's trades.
Me- Yes you do! I mean in the Fraction run he fights Silver Surfer, Galactus and we get Fear Itself... EPIC STUFF!!!
A- He's the everyman, perhaps the most identifiable character ever created.
Me- It's very hard not to like him.
A- And actually, my #1 spot is shared, Spider-Man and actually... Firestar!
A- Yes! Unless it's One More Day Peter Parker lol! Yes, of course her introduction was in the cartoon with Spidey, so we have history.
Me- What about her makes her your #1B?
A- She was the Harley Quinn of her times, created for the Spider-Man and his amazing friends cartoon series, then got popular and was introduced into the comics.
Me- Did she ever take off in the comics? I haven't read anything with her on it.
A- Sort of. She went on to be in New Warriors from the 90's but really got lost in the shuffle. I loved the New Warriors from the 90's!
Me- I was just gonna say, you must've loved that New warriors series!
Me- My #1, the Asgardian god of Thunder and true powerhouse of the Marvel Universe... The Mighty Thor! Thor has been my favorite since before I knew he was my favorite character. I fell in love with the character with the 60's cartoon series that I watch in re-runs with my uncle back in Puerto Rico.
A- Oh wow, yeah!
Me- Thor is so powerful and yet so noble that he almost allows himself to get hurt by characters like the Hulk because in his heart, he cares about Banner. If he really wanted to, he could decimate everyone in the Marvel Universe, and it doesn't matter the cost; he'll put his life on the line if it means that his friends will be ok... I just love that about him!
A- One of my favorite Marvel animated projects was Hulk vs Thor!
Me- Yes! You see there, Thor is holding back; and Hulk is just pummeling him! It's mainly because of Thor's heart, he doesn’t want to hurt him; or kill him.
A- That was great, and he was a frog!
Me- I'll forget you said that. Jeje. But we've seen how powerful Thor is when he fought Galactus and basically blew his brains out in the Fraction/Coipiel run.
A- I really have to read that!
Me- That's the beauty of comic books, we all have our own favorite characters.
So, to all the arrogant people out there thinking they have the "definitive top 25 marvel characters list"... there is no such thing!!!
Me- So, I guess this has been a good discussion on who our top 5 Marvel heroes are, and I already have a topic for us to discuss next time! :)
A- Cool! Honorable mentions to Wolverine, Gambit, and Rogue, but they have changed so much these last 15 years I just don't care anymore lol!
Me- I hear ya. Alright my brother I guess this will wrap our discussion. Until next time...
stay Truthful people!