Superheroes, Which Ones
are our Passions and Desires?

Superheroes are the main type of characters that make the comic book industry go ‘round. There are definitely other types of comic book characters that are very much in demand. But in my mind, super- heroes drive the show.

Look what Hollywood has done with the comic book industry. Their blockbuster movies have been about super-heroes. This page is a hub to several of my favorites and some of the more popular comic book heroes over the ages. BUT, before scanning down this page to all the greats, be sure and check out your favorites just below:

Marvel Super heroes

Captain America, One Patriotic Bastard! - Captain America was the most prominent of a wave of patriotically themed superheroes, which American comic book companies introduced during World War II. With his sidekick Bucky, Captain-America faced Nazis and Japanese troops during his 1940s heyday, but the hero faded into obscurity after the war. Read more…

Daredevil, The Blind Can See Again! - Daredevil has weathered the comic book industry storms and sunny days for the last 40 some odd years. His personality and persona have taken some unique twists over those years. He and his mortal half, Matt Murdock, belong in the Marvel Comics camp of super heroes. Created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett in April 1964, he debuted in Daredevil #1. Read more…

Ghost Rider, Cowboy or Biker? - Ghost Rider has had an amazing character change from the days of first creation to what is common today. The original Ghost-Rider was a cowboy in the American Wild West, whom many think, first appeared in 1967 in Ghost Rider #1. He battled evil as a gunfighter, while dressed in a luminescent white costume, complete with a mask and the requisite white hat. Read more…

The Incredible Hulk, The Ultimate Mean Green Destroying Machine! - The Hulk, who is most notably called the Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in Incredible Hulk Vol.1 #1 in May 1962. This character has since become one of Marvel's most iconic characters and in many instances, ranked second only to Spider-Man in terms of name value. Read more…

Fantastic Four, Pass the Torch Johnny! - The Fantastic Four is a team of comic book super-heroes in the Marvel Comics universe. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created them in 1961. One of the most important comics of the Silver Age of comic books, the first issue began the so- called "Marvel Age of Comics". Lee and artist Jack Kirby produced a groundbreaking book featuring a family of superheroes who were far more fallible and human than anything seen in the medium to date. Read more…

X-Men, Renegade Superheroes! - The X-Men are a group of mutant superheroes, and among the most enduring and popular comic books published by Marvel Comics. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby originally created them in 1963. A band of mutant misfits, they were looked down on by society’s elite. And thus creating yet another minority group to become bigoted and hated by others. Read more…

Spiderman, Reluctant Superhero! - Why has Spiderman remain so popular over the years? Could it be that there is a little more we can identify with, than others of our favorite superheroes? Extreme ability beyond human powers was thrust upon a totally unsuspecting youth. Strength and agility beyond any mortal. Yet still containing all the inner frailties, which all of us suffers from. Read more…

DC Superheroes

The Green Lantern, So Many Faces for One Character! - Quite frankly I had not touched base with the Green Lantern character since my youthful days of comic book bliss. I was quite unaware of the deeply entwining multifaceted character history. Several separate individuals have taken on the Green-Lantern role over the years. There has even been a League of some 3600 characters that have intrigued fans throughout the character history. Read more…

Superman, The Man of Steel! - Superman, since his debut in 1938, has become world renown. Just about everyone on the planet (no pun intended) has gained familiarity with the man of steel and his home planet Krypton. Read more…

Batman, Lord of Darkness! - Batman, undoubtedly, has been one of the most popular superheroes over the years, second only to “The Man of Steel”, himself. Created in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, “The Caped Crusader” went on to become one of DC Comics most popular characters. Read more…

Wonder Woman, Amazon or Princess? - Wonder Woman was created in 1941 by William Moulton Marston, who was an educational consultant for Detective Comics, Inc. (now DC Comics). At the time, the genre was dominated by male masculine superheroes. Marston, as history reports, was the creator of the systolic blood-pressure test. Because this later lead to the polygraph or lie detector test, Marston was convinced that women were more honest and reliable than men and could work faster and more accurately. In an issue of The American Scholar from 1943, Marston was quoted as saying: Read more…

Catwoman, Heroine or Villainess? - Catwoman, alias Selina Kyle, has been amazing readers for over 50 years now. As part of the DC Comics superhero universe, she is a female cat burglar who literally dresses in a cat-like costume while on her capers. Although originally introduced as an opponent for Batman, the status of Catwoman as hero or villain is ambiguous; she has her own moral code and has occasionally teamed up with Batman against greater threats. Read more…

And of Course, Some Independents

ThunderCats, Feline Avengers! - ThunderCats, an animated children's television series, was developed by Rankin-Bass in 1983. There were two series running from 1985 to 1987. Originally created for its merchandising power, the series became quite popular, with Comic books still being created. Read more…

Hellboy, Sinister Demon or Renegade Do Gooder? - Quite frankly I had to ask myself, who is Hellboy anyway. I had not been up to speed on this rather interesting and bizarre comic book superhero until recently. I have now seen the DVD and rather enjoyed it. Read more…

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Dave Gieber

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