This is my top 100 list. I found all other lists to be biased, unfinished, organized wrong or just plain awful. While I was impressed with some, there were MANY on the lists I thought did not deserve a place on any list or were misplaced. And why was Superman number 1 on IGN? Several of the choices on these lists were not even SUPERHEROES. They were just characters that happened to do something heroic every now and then. So, I’m bringing you my own top 100 comic book superhero list with REAL comic book heroes from a REAL comic book fan.
So continuing on…
He was DC’s first Robin and first sidekick to Batman, the Dark Knight. He made a name for himself first as the Boy Wonder, leader of the first Teen Titans, then as his own hero Nightwing, and formerly Batman. He returned as his Nightwing persona and has made a huge name for himself.
Who can argue with Marvel’s Prince of Thunder? He is probably the second strongest character as far as heroes go. He’s been killed off at least four times in the storylines, but the mightiest of Avengers just keeps coming back.
#13 Knuckles the Echidna-
He was always awesome. I liked his storylines more than Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog because they were darker and more mysterious. He’s super strong and can fight Sonic to a standstill. I was sad when Archie canceled the series, almost on an odd note. His recent side storylines are somewhat odd, but hey, at least he’s still around.
#14 Black Canary-
Dinah Lance is one DC’s greatest female characters. She was a founding member of the post-crisis/pre-New 52 JLA. She is a super hero prodigy since her mother was also a superhero named Black Canary. She is currently the new leader of the Birds of Prey, which is pretty cool.
#15 Miyamoto Usagi-
Running in the title Usagi Yojimbo tells the story of a rabbit Samurai, who lives in an alternate universe where animals are anthropomorphic. He is a character of honor and dignity. When Usagi was in the Mirage Studios universe, he crossed over several times with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is a lesser known hero, but awesome!
#16 The Hulk-
The new and current Robin DC has created, Damian Wayne, is Bruce’s son from Talia. While I’m not crazy about a ten year old who is so emotionally detached he kills bad guys is very cool, I still think he is awesome.
#18 Ms. Marvel-
The original, Carol Danvers, is one of the coolest super powered chicks Marvel has put out. She totally, and utterly rocks!!! Everything from her origin story, to her place on the Avengers is awesome!
#19 Red Robin-
I liked the pre-New 52 version better, the costume especially, although I like his new wings. While I liked it better when he and Batman were closer, I still think Tim Drake is an awesome character who deserves higher recognition than he got. What is it with DC and letting Batman’s friends hate him? It is annoying.
#20 Professor Charles Xavier-
Professor X has long been a protector of mutant rights. He has taken a stand and fought against the hatred brought on by various mutant hate groups. Recently, he has stepped back and let Scott Summers take on the leadership role, but something tells me he will step back up real soon.