Monday, March 4, 2013
My top Five Marvel Characters
As anyone who reads my blog for more than five posts (or even just looks at my current background) knows, I am a huge fan of Marvel Comics. I have been since high school. So, you can probably imagine how giddy I have been for the last few years, being a huge movie buff as well.
Anyways, I thought I would take a moment and talk about who my favorite Marvel characters are. This is my list, in order, as it stands now. At any given point in my life so far, this list might look pretty different. But for now, this is my list as of today.
Today he is my favorite character in the MU. He’s the perfect soldier, able to use hand-to-hand combat, military tactics, and amazing physical attributes to stand toe-to-toe with anyone. Cap represents, in my mind, everything that a hero should be. And honestly, his movie is my favorite of all of the Marvel movies so far.
As a character who started life as a throw-away homage to Mack Bolan, Frank Castle has grown well beyond his roots, and thanks to Garth Ennis’ run, has become a very unique and readable character. I have recently put four TPBs of Ennis’ work on hold through my local library, just so I can get more acquainted with it.
And when you add in the fact that he is one of the strongest heroes, and is willing to go toe-to-toe with anyone (including the Hulk), regardless of the risk, he just makes for such a cool character. When Jack Kirby first introduced him in the pages of Thor, he was based heavily on the Steve Reeves version of the movies. This is great because Steve’s version is still my favorite film version of the character.
I loved Sam Raimi’s first two movies, but not the third one, and I have yet to see Garfield’s take on the character. But I have watched many cartoons, and read various comic titles off and on for decades. Although some of the shows and stories are hit or miss, Spidey remains a timeless character.
I’m not up to speed on recent events, and was surprised to hear that he now possesses the power of the Juggernaut. But I about screamed like a little girl when he briefly appeared in the second movie, and found him to be the most enjoyable aspect of the third movie (which, honestly, I didn’t think was that bad).
This is my list for now. As I said, this list would (and probably will) look different at other times.