Empire’s 50 greatest comic book characters

Posted by · 1:24 pm · August 13th, 2008

For the most part, this list is refreshing.  Lots of balls putting certain characters as high as they are (John Constantine at #3?), but I like the originality.

That said, I’ve had it up to HERE with my boy coming in silver all the time.  Come on…

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  • 1 8-13-2008 at 1:51 pm

    Casey said...

    Superman sucks. I don’t see whats so compelling about a flawless character. He’s got way too many powers and not a single weakness. don’t say kryptonite because it’s not as if every petty theif has some on their person at all times. it’s pretty freakin rare

  • 2 8-13-2008 at 2:47 pm

    Ross Miller said...

    Agree with Casey 100% – have never seen the appeal in a character that can’t be beaten, it’s an unfair advantage. Batman is THE comic book hero simply for the fact that he’s just a guy who used what happened to him in childhood to push him into being a hero, using what he’s got. To me the very fact he hasn’t got any “super powers” makes him all the more compelling and interesting.