Poll Position: Marvel’s Greatest Superhero

So, we're going to do a big poll this time out. For our next list, I want you guys to decide who Marvel Comics Greatest Superhero is. You can take into account anything and everything; the comics, the films, tv shows, their place in pop culture history, the characters longevity, all of that jazz.

As per usual, you are allowed to add your own answers, one per day. If you are going to add a character though, can you also include their civilian identity, it helps if there has been more than one person using the name (e.g. Ant-Man: Hank Pym/ Scott Lang/ Eric Grady). I've given you a list of 10 to start off with, you can vote for 10 a day and the poll closes a week on Friday (Fri 27th).

Also, I feel I should explain why I've left Hulk off this list. For most of his existance, Hulk, whilst being a hero nominally, has been mostly considered a hyper destructive loose-cannon, someone who is just as (if not more) likely to destroy an entire city as he is to save it. As a pop cultural icon, Hulk is obviously one of Marvel's greaest creations, but I don't know if I'd count him as one of their greatest "heroes". I dunno, I'll leave that one up to you guys to decide. It's kinda like Punisher. If he wasn't focusing on the bad guys, dude's just a straight up supervillain.

Anyway, JR out.

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4 Responses to Poll Position: Marvel’s Greatest Superhero

  1. Avatar The Atomic Punk

    Ha! I had the same thoughts on The Hulk and The Punisher. But where does that put Jean Grey?

  2. The Atomic Punk:
    Ha!I had the same thoughts on The Hulk and The Punisher.But where does that put Jean Grey?

    Well, technically the “Jean Grey” that destroyed a planet was actually the Phoenix Force in the form of Jean, so…

  3. I’ll admit, I was the one who put Hulk. It was mostly an accident. I put it in the write-in before I read the note on why you didn’t include him. Considering that he tends to be one of the more interestingly written protagonists in Marvel Comics, I definitely think he’s one of their best characters. Whether he’s a hero, though, I think there’s a substantial argument to be made with solid points on both sides, especially considering that depending on the era and writer, Hulk has gone back and forth between hero, anti-hero, anti-villain, and occasionally flat-out villain. Assuming you can remove entries from the survey, I’ll leave that option up to you, since that point is extremely debatable.

    Completely agree with you on Punisher though. Definitely doesn’t belong on this list. Same thing with Deadpool.

  4. Avatar The Atomic Punk

    Consider the comic book Hulk (David Banner) who lashes out as an uncontrollable force. A military experiment gone wrong because some beatnik slacker (Rick Jones) wasn’t paying attention to the world around him. Then he is stuck with Rick as part-time dependent other time instigator.

    Then there is TV Hulk (Bruce Banner) who experimented on himself to cure disease. He is a revenant. He is motivated by selfish anger.

    Mark Ruffalo reconciled both Hulks in a cinema scene.