Right now superheroes are possibly more popular than they have ever been with almost every other major blockbuster featuring some character or other wearing tights and leaping around rooftops. With the Avengers project this looks set only to continue to grow and this is reigniting people’s interests in the comics too. Thus it seems right that now be the time to look at a countdown of the top 10 superheroes of all time, following is just such a super-powered and primary colored list.
10 Green Lantern
The Green Lantern is one of the top 10 superheroes and one most of us know about despite his not having a blockbuster film about himself yet. This suggests a real love for the character which is possible a result of his striking color scheme and unique power set.
Deadpool is probably the curve-ball character on this like of the top 10 superheroes. His brief appearance in the Wolverine film didn’t do justice to the character’s witty and deranged comic persona, but hopefully a planned film will put that to rights. He could just be the next big thing.
8 Mr Fantastic
One of the Fantastic Four had to make it onto this list of the top 10 superheroes, so it had to be the eccentric scientific genius and leadership of Reed Richards.
Despite a horribly poor film, Daredevil has enough of a cult following that he can still make any list of the top ten superheroes. This is in no small part due to his striking appearance, unusual appearance and origin story and down to Earth story lines.
6 The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk was made one of the top ten superheroes as soon as the hit TV series was released. While the films have failed to capture that magic, the idea of the doormat Banner who flips and turned into a huge hulk able to extract revenge on his antagonists was just brilliant catharsis. The line ‘you won’t like me, when I’m angry’ has since become an indelible part of popular culture.
Wolverine represents one of the best ‘anti heroes’ of all time and this makes him undeniably ‘cool’. He was a fan favorite out of a huge cast of X-Men and certainly one of the top 10 superheroes.
4 Iron Man
Iron Man was little heard of before Robert Downey Jr turned him into a household name. However the stories were always nuanced and complex and often political tales about a character with an invincible armor that was used to protect his all too human weaknesses. It’s only right he should now take his place as one of the top 10 superheroes.
The quintessential anti-hero long before Wolverine donned his claws, and also a striking visual character, Batman’s appeal can be put down to many things, but primary among them must be the fact that this character is human – set apart only by obsession and physical fine tuning – but who nevertheless can throw down with the likes of Superman.
Spider-Man is the only superhero who can make flying look dull. His acrobatics make the Spider-Man films and cartoons some of the most incredible to watch while his every day persona and witticisms make his stories humorous and relatable. One of the top 10 superheroes by any standards.
But it is Superman who started it all off and who created the template for every other superhero to be based on. As an image of perfection and unlimited this character exposes the mythological routes of the whole genre and allows for many heady subjects to be tackled. Truly iconic and so the winner of this list of top 10 superheroes.