Who's your favorite superhero and why?

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Re: Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Post by Q99 » 2018-08-12 08:10am

Various heroes I like, in no particular order-


X-23/Laura Kinney, Cassandra Cain, Wonder Woman, Superman, Britanny Diggers, and a bunch more including numerous members of the X-men, Legion of Superheroes, and so on.

My favs move around a lot

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Re: Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Post by TimothyC » 2018-08-18 07:36pm

Most of the time, Big Blue, but the Human trinity of the Justice League (Barry, Hal, & Ollie) are great characters. I also admit a strong affinity for the Powered junior supermen both of the modern age (Conner Kent/Superboy [post 2000], Chris Kent/Lor-Zod, & Lar Gand/Mon-El/Johnathan Kent) and the new 52(ish) (Kong Kenan/New Superman [Seriously - Check out the New Superman of China/New Superman & The Justice League of China I think the entire thing is now in trade paperback] & Jon Kent/Superboy [post-Convergence new52]).
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Re: Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Post by Q99 » 2018-08-29 11:22pm

TimothyC wrote:
2018-08-18 07:36pm
Most of the time, Big Blue, but the Human trinity of the Justice League (Barry, Hal, & Ollie) are great characters. I also admit a strong affinity for the Powered junior supermen both of the modern age (Conner Kent/Superboy [post 2000], Chris Kent/Lor-Zod, & Lar Gand/Mon-El/Johnathan Kent) and the new 52(ish) (Kong Kenan/New Superman [Seriously - Check out the New Superman of China/New Superman & The Justice League of China I think the entire thing is now in trade paperback] & Jon Kent/Superboy [post-Convergence new52]).
I really should check out Kenan/Super-man's book, it sounds good.

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Re: Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-08-30 04:10pm

I think it's a toss-up between Thor and Captain America, both have good films. Film to film, Cap has the edge on the first two. For the third it was about level. As far as the actual characters go, I prefer Thor- perhaps because he has the best hair (Ragnarok not withstanding)!
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Re: Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Post by TimothyC » 2018-09-01 01:34pm

Q99 wrote:
2018-08-29 11:22pm
I really should check out Kenan/Super-man's book, it sounds good.
It really is. While it does take place in the broader DCU, it doesn't cross over too much, and thus you really don't need to know what is going on in say Action/Superman to really enjoy it.
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Re: Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Post by Q99 » 2018-09-01 08:20pm

TimothyC wrote:
2018-09-01 01:34pm
Q99 wrote:
2018-08-29 11:22pm
I really should check out Kenan/Super-man's book, it sounds good.
It really is. While it does take place in the broader DCU, it doesn't cross over too much, and thus you really don't need to know what is going on in say Action/Superman to really enjoy it.
I do like largely self-contained stories

That said, comic companies also need to fold them more into the wider world (through methods like team books) to ensure they gain hold in more people's minds and become longer-term fixtures!

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Re: Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Post by Batman » 2018-09-01 08:45pm

Peter Parker Spider-Man. He's at least of the more well known likely the most grounded one of us. Not because his powers are any more sensible-they're just as silly as Clark's or me having infinite money. Because his problems outside the 'confine the villain of the week' area are so incredibly mundane. He has to make and mend his own costumes, he has to make a living, he has to deal with bullying when in high school, he sometimes can't make the rent, he has real world problems the reader can relate to. He's a normal person only with powers.
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Re: Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Post by TimothyC » 2018-09-02 02:09am

Q99 wrote:
2018-09-01 08:20pm
I do like largely self-contained stories

That said, comic companies also need to fold them more into the wider world (through methods like team books) to ensure they gain hold in more people's minds and become longer-term fixtures!
Kenan does show up in the wider superman stories, and a knowledge of the somewhat recent convolution of Supes in the DCU is useful to understanding how the series kicks off, but yes, the series can be read independently of the rest of the DCU - which is helpful when things like Doomsday Clock take longer than originally scheduled.
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Re: Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Post by Q99 » 2018-09-02 09:21pm

Yea, but I'd like more than cameos. Joining a major team is IMO the best way to cement someone as a long ongoing character.

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