inspired by a post on some blog: favorite superheroes

My favorite comic characters – the ones I loved as a kid (so pretty much exclusively superheroes), with whom I feel some visceral connection and who still are almost enough to make me interested in a book from the mere fact that they’re in it.
(Disqualifying those currently in a great series or who have only ever appeared in great series – these are characters that can bring me in despite myself. Concepts that are so cool that they deserve better than they’ve gotten.)

Skullfire
Shatterstar
Sunspot
oh, hell, I can’t just put “all of X-Force,” so let’s leave it at those two for now
Nate Grey
Green Lantern? (Hal, really, although I like Kyle okay)
Impulse (yes his name is still IMPULSE!)
Robin? (Tim or the one from the Teen Titans cartoon)
Sabretooth, especially AoA Sabretooth
Iceman? Angel? Beast?
Nightcrawler
X-Treme
Steel
The Scarlet Spider – what can I say; I loved that costume. And I was really psyched about starting a whole new life together with Ben – the future was wide open.
Spider-Man 2099
Apocalypse – this guy never fully got his due, even when he ruled the planet for four months. Always felt underused.
Artie & Leech
Skin
Chamber
Deadpool
Speedball
The Guardians of the Galaxy, but especially Vance (Major Victory) and Talon
Darkhawk
Cable – been treated so badly. But could be so cool.

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Leigh Walton talks comics and maybe other arts. (RSS)
He also works for the very excellent publisher Top Shelf Productions (which does not necessarily endorse the views and opinions, etc, herein).

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