#5 Nelson Jent (in Dial H)
An odd comic book that was re-released in DC's reboot. Nelson finds a phone booth with an old rotary dial phone in it, when he uses the machine and dials 4-3-7-6, he is transformed into a number of random heroes:
At one point Nelson tapped into Barry Allen, The Flash. In the same month's issue of The Flash, Barry lost his powers while busting into prison to talk to The Trickster, showing us that Nelson doesn't just copy the powers, he actually steals them, leaving the actual Hero powerless. This book series was a good read, I had wished it would last longer, 16 issues was too short.
Nelson Jent makes it on my list for a few reasons. While his run was short, I was locked into it for the duration, and it left a lasting impression on me. Also, Nelson is a large man, something you normally don't see in comic books, and I can totally relate to that, I could imagine myself in his shoes and that made for a good read. He is also someone I do not expect to see in anyone else's lists.
#4. Resurrection Man (Mitchell Shelley)
Mitchell Shelley is a hero I had heard of, but never had a chance to get into until The New 52. As the name suggests, Mitchell dies, and is resurrected. Each time he dies, he is brought back to life fully healed, and with a new power that corresponds to how he was killed. For example, he is gunned down with a machine gun, and resurrects with hardcore psychokinesis which makes him bullet proof and allows him to make constructs. at one point he is electrocuted and awakens with power over electricity, or killed by a giant sumo and gains Kryptonian like strength.
Unfortunately this is another book from The New 52 that they cancelled prematurely. It only ran 13 issues, but I really enjoyed those a lot more than some ongoing titles.
#3 Superior Spider-Man
Doctor Otto Octavius was dying, in a last ditch effort he switches minds with Peter Parker, trapping Peter in his dying body with only hours to live. after a long battle Peter fell to his death, leaving Otto in control of Spider-Man's body. Before dying Peter was able to push all of his memories into Otto's mind, making him decide to fight for good.
I know Spider-Man will make it onto most lists, but I do not think The Superior Spider-Man will make that many. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I was both happy and saddened by the ending. It had a good 31 issue run, which showed Otto change Peter's life, for both good and bad. So many great stories came from this character, including: Superior Venom
#2 The Flash (Barry Allen)
Not much needs to be said about Barry, is a very popular character with a very long run. Barry has so many stories behind him, most recently was his Flashpoint run, which is what DC used to create The New 52.
I have always been a fan of Flash, he frequents my ever changing top 10 list of favorite heroes. I love all the Flash's but no one is as good as Barry Allen to me. And that is a Flash Fact!
Everyone's favorite joke. Whenever I tell anyone Aquaman is my favorite they start the teasing, "The guy that can only talk to fish?" Not realizing he has strength that rivals Superman's, can leap from the ocean into the middle of New York City, has bullet proof skin, and by the way, he doesn't talk to fish, he commands them. here are a few pages from Geoff John's (my favorite comic author) Aquaman #1, showing how he is even the laughingstock in his own universe:
Aquaman is way cooler than anyone gives him credit for, and has always been my number one in my lists.
The Goob (with his sidekick Strawberry-Jelly Gal)
Engulfed in peanut-butter during a strange storm, The Goob has been infused with the powers of the peanut. Able to shoot peanuts at baddies, create peanut brittle with his laser vision, produce peanut-butter to slow down foes, and even summon giant unbreakable peanut shells (takes a lot of power, usually drains him) his weakness is fish, and he is strengthened by eating peanut-butter
Teaming up with Chewbacca,
the Clone Troopers,
and even Rainbow Dash
It's time to get nutty!