So as it happens, this article is timed well. I've been meaning to write a top 5 piece and now movie pilot has added some incentive. So my top 5 favorite heros and why.
5. Hal Jordan a.k.a. Green Lantern
Of all the Superpowers available to comic book heroes none is better than an ability to create anything with your willpower. Machine gun? Check. Gigantic fist? Check. Jet Plane? Check. If you can dream it and will it it, you can have it. And Hal Jordan embodies that. People will debate the various incarnations of the Green Lantern, but to me doing it first is why Hal Jordan is my favorite.
4. Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool
Nothing says "we need a new character" like ripping of another companies villain. That said now the "Merc with the Mouth" is more popular than his DC counterpart. From breaking the fourth wall, to actually knowing he's a comic book character, Deadpool is simply a funny, well rounded anti-hero. Side note: Best story arc in comic book history is Deadpool hunting down and killing his creator.
3. James "Logan" Howlett
Wolverine is always a perennial favorite. He's got an insane healing factor that makes him nearly immortal. Plus due to that healing factor, he's had adamantium, an indestructible metal, fused to his skeleton. This makes him even more of an indisputable bada**.
2. Peter Parker, Miguel O'Hara, Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy a.k.a. Spider-man
No character has had a wider or more diverse multi-verse than the Spider-Man. Mostly seen as Peter Parker, many others have worn the mantle of Spider-man. Currently Marvel has run the Spider-Verse story allowing every Spider-man from every dimension to interact with one another. This story also introduced us to Spider-Gwen, a Spider-"Woman" in a parallel dimension where Gwen Stacy, not Peter Parker was bitten.
1. Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman
Many people have said that watching as his parents were murdered turned Bruce Wayne into the Batman. I disagree it may have been the catalyst but the event wasn't what did it. His sense of right and wrong were there. The nobility of character already existed. Batman wasn't born from their death, he was born from the upbringing Bruce had. Like Spider-man he has a rich cast of surrounding characters. From Batgirl to Robin to Nightwing, few heroes have as many allies as Batman.
So how would you rate my top 5? Tell me below