Share Day #H4

For today's share day I would like to set a topic. What Comic Book Hero did you want to be when you were a kid and why?

There was more than just one for me.  Three easily come to mind, Batman, Green Arrow, and SGT. Rock.

1st.- Batman, what kid didn't want to be Batman? Here was this guy that had the money to buy and do anything that he wanted to, but he decided to fight crime instead. I wouldn't say we were dirt poor, but we were pretty dang close, so seeing someone with money wanting to help out was really cool. All of his weapons were not that too far fetched, and as a kid you can believe I tried to make a lot of them. He had the coolest car and other vehicles out there, heck I still would love to take a ride in the Bat Mobile. Then you had the pretty girls that hung around him. What little boy didn't have a crush on Bat Girl or Catwoman?

2nd.- Green Arrow, a lot of the same reasons I liked Batman for are the same for Green Arrow. But, he had a bow! Anytime I had a chance to make and shoot a bow you can sure enough bet I was doing so. One of my best presents ever as a kid was my J.C. Penny's practice bow that my mom gave me. And I can say that she never regreted it one bit, it got me outside and out of her hair. Yes I was very safe using it to. I even tried to make some of GA's trick arrows, most of which didn't work for me like they did for him.

3rd.- SGT. Rock, he was a great soldier fighting for his country, this was something that I knew I could grow up to be. The very first SGT. Rock cover I saw, wow I had to get that book. Here he was surrounded by the enemy and all he had to fight them with was an ammo belt from a machine gun, and he was kicking butt. When I was of age I did join the military and I made my way up in rank. I was proud to be able to serve my country, and I am still proud of my service and my country.

Okay, enough from me lets hear from you.

28 Responses to Share Day #H4

  1. JR19759 says:

    Spidey all the way. Appart from Batman he is the one who everyone wants to be. His cartoons were always on before I went to school so it was who I played as in the playground. He had all the funny lines and a brilliant selection of enemies, as good as Batmans.

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    I had the most vivid dreams of being Green Lantern, floating things with my mind and flying around. That always stuck with me.

  3. Debochira says:

    Superman. He could fly, was virtually indestructible, and I liked his outfit.

  4. barbario says:

    yeah Supes as a kid. him and spider-man. wolverine since i was 13 or so lol. now i am one (sorta)

  5. Skybandit says:

    Batman. He was an actual human being, could figure out just about any puzzle, and I had three little brothers to choose from for my Robin.

  6. Prof. Abercrombie Q. Anthrax says:

    Spiderman. The first superhero I was familiar with (the old 60’s cartoon no less).
    Captain America, Iron Man and Thor from the old cartoons too.

  7. I wanted to be Green Lantern. There were no girls in my neighborhood when I was growing up. Every time we played “Superfriends,” guess who got to play Wonder Woman?

    Yeah… sucks being a guy who thinks like a girl trying to find a woman who thinks like a guy…

  8. Just Joe says:

    I wanted to be Wolverine first, because sideburns plus a rockin’ body and combat ability equals an awkward teenager’s dream. Then it was Iron Man, because money plus a rockin’ body and suit of armor equal’s an awkward adult’s dream.

  9. Nick Hentschel says:

    I’ve always kept trying to *invent* superhero identities for myself, instead of being an existing character. I’ve gone through dozens of ideas, from cyborgs to cowboys to sorcerers to martial-arts vigilantes.

    I did toy with Green Lantern for a while, as a kid, even to the point of making my own ring out of a button, a little “lantern” drawing glued on, and a pipe cleaner.

  10. Frankie says:

    Superman and the Hulk.

  11. djuby says:

    The Atomic Punk:
    I wanted to be Green Lantern.There were no girls in my neighborhood when I was growing up.Every time we played “Superfriends,” guess who got to play Wonder Woman?

    Yeah… sucks being a guy who thinks like a girl trying to find a woman who thinks like a guy…

    Same here in rural Canada. I was ALWAYS Lt. Uhuru!

  12. WillyPete says:

    Green Lantern was a favorite, for all the usual reasons… Of course, that was before they started exploring all the disadvantages of having to obey the Guardians! {Yeah, I’m old…}
    Iron Man was another… all of Batman’s money, and MUCH cooler toys…
    And, of course, the Flash! Never mind time-travelling into the PAST, this guy kept time trvelling into the FUTURE! Again, lots and lots of cool toys…

  13. Phatchick says:

    Batgirl. She had an uber-cool bike, a utility belt full of cool stuff and was always pulling Batman and Robin’s butts out of cracks.

    Close runner-up, Jean Grey. Telepath/telekinetic, how cool was that.

    (yes, I am a child of the 70s)

  14. TOOL says:

    Ive always been drwan to the Anti Hero types. Punisher, Deadpool, Batman a lil I confess, Spawn, those types. I do Admire a certain quality the true blue good ole boys like Captain America and Superman have but sometimes you just have to throw a bad guy off a roof onto a gothic style metal fence to get it through to the rest of the punks that your not messing around.

  15. Master81385 says:

    Ironically, I’ve always wanted to be Spidey or Deadpool. Ironic because of their alike costumes, Spidey (Ultimate version) because he’s like the nerdy awkward teenager who has to balance school and teenage life and also be a superhero. I’ve always thought it similar to me balancing football, theater plays, and still have homework!

    And Deadpool cause he’s invincible, can teleport, and because of all his wisecracks. Plus weapons on weapons on weapons, his only bad thing is he was created by Rob Liefeld :'( . But Liefeld aside it’d be cool to teleport in, kill all the bad guys, make some jokes, and teleport out.

    Both of the superheroes are wisecracking, agility based, and deep characters, Spidey more cause he’s more relatable because of his age.

  16. TOOL says:

    I love Deadpool but I dont know if Id call him deep LOL, maybe has some deep rooted issues but not so deep mentally. I love his outlook on things and he has shown glimpses of feelings then throws a punch in your face and makes a joke so the moments gone LOL. Example here, not one of his finer moments

  17. Herr D says:

    I was always interested in superheroes, but never wanted to be one. There were times I DID want to be Alfred or ‘Q’ from the Bond movies. I can even recall a long and involved fantasy about being Commissioner Gordon. More often I would desire to be there when a two-year-old kid, not understanding what was really happening, picked up one of the cop’s guns and accidentally shot the Joker. Or to be the kid that the hero had the insight to listen to for that one piece of intel that cooked the villain’s goose.

  18. Nite Rider says:

    He may not be a certified superhero, but I wanted to be Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man.

  19. Worf says:

    Nite Rider:
    He may not be a certified superhero, but I wanted to be Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man.

    Uh, Steve was awesome. (The only bad thing about liking that, is it shows your age… Mine too since I also watched it) Also Batman (I used to wear a costume all the time, even tried to sleep in it once), Green Lantern, The Flash….. I also remember fantasizing about being Iron Fist. I know he’s not the most remembered hero around, but I always thought Martial Arts were cool. Lastly, I always thought magic was cool… so Dr. Strange. (Yeah, I went with the ‘stache)

  20. Snail-Male says:

    because throwing things is fun.

  21. Arioch says:

    Firestorm (loved his looks and powers) and gambit

  22. TOOL says:

    At one time I did think it may of been cool to be silver surfer, to have his power but mostly to be able to see the universe the weay he does. That would be cool.

  23. Isia says:

    Ok, out of all you guys posting, how many of you had a makeshift cape or umbrella and tried to jump off the roof or something else high to see if you could fly? *wink*

  24. Keith_Kanin says:

    Ok Isia, you git me. But it only took once from my porch to realize that wasn’t my super power. Didnt stop me from running around with a towel as a makeshift cape though.

  25. Aaron says:

    I gotta say Superboy, I don’t know whether it was the sunglasses or the leather jacket but I always thought he was cool. Or Robin he was always fun and he could do back flips.

  26. Herr D says:

    Wow. I knew I couldn’t fly. I did climb quite a few things I shouldn’t have and made quite a few leaps I shouldn’t have. All I can say is that I wasn’t completely wrong with any of them. No broken bones as yet. As for the capes? I mostly was interested in the utility belts angle.

  27. NateThePrate says:

    I always wanted to be The Phantom. For some reason, mum wouldn’t let me practice my punches on my brother. And while not strictly “Comic Book Hero” I also wanted to be Buzz Lightyear.

    These days I’d like to be The Creeper or The Spirit…