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Top 50 Superheroes and Villains

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    50.He-Man Come on, he was the Master of the Universe! Then again, the guy that he fought was a whole lot cooler. Still, it's interesting to see that it's swords, not steroids, that make you strong.
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    49.Blade While not quite as fetching as Sarah Michelle Gellar, he is still one heck of a vampire slayer. He just does it more violently.
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    48.Robin Personally, I think Robin gets a raw deal. On his own, with his acrobatic background, he could have been a tremendous crime fighter.
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    47.Mr. Fantastic While the ability to strech yourself is an odd superpower, it could come in quite handy around the house. Just think, you would no longer need a remote control!
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    46.The Phantom While the Phantom is not the first fictional costumed crimefighter, he is the first to wear the skintight costume, and the first to wear a mask with no visible pupils, another superhero standard.
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    45.Space Ghost Okay, I will admit it, I only really watched his talk show, but I have to assume that someone has to be really successful fighting crime if they get their own talk show.
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    44.Captain Planet One of the most positive superheroes, we were always reminded that... The Power Is Ours!
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    43.Rocky and Bullwinkle You might try to argue here, but think about it. Boris and Natasha were dangerous people, and these two distracted them.
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    42.DangerMouse DangerMouse was the first British cartoon to break into the American TV market, being shown in syndication on June 4, 1984, where it garnered a tremendous fan following that still exists.
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    41.Jem and The Holograms Yes, they are in fact truly outrageous. One shudders to think of the dastardly deeds that would have been done by The Misfits if this band of lovely ladies hadn't graced Saturday morning TV.
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    40.Optimus Prime The leader of the Transformers, and hands down, the coolest of the bunch. He was a semi... I think that settles any arguments.
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    39.Thor "I thought it would be fun to invent someone as powerful as, or perhaps even more powerful than, the Incredible Hulk. But how do you make someone stronger than the strongest human? It finally came to me: Don't make him human — make him a god." (Stan Lee)
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    38.Wonder Twins Zan had the cooler power, with the ability to become any form of water, or any storm. Janya could just become an animal... although I wouldn't mind being a monkey
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    37.Venom The anti-Spiderman, he is this low on the list because he needs a host body in order to survive. Otherwise, Venom is one heck of a character!
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    36.The Green Goblin He wins for coolest weapons. Who wouldn't be afraid of some crazy guy throwing pumpkin bombs? I know I am.
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    35.Doc Ock He beats out the Green Goblin based completely on size and strength. To be completely honest, it was pretty far-fetched that Spiderman could beat him.
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    34.The Punisher I am having a hard time figuring out if he is technically a hero or villain. But, seeing as how this is the world of make believe, I will choose to root for the guy who destroys evil.
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    33.The Incredibles Not only were they pretty tremendous at fighting the bad guys... they were also an example of fine superhero family values. And the mom was really good looking
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    32.Jack Harris A lot of people don't know this, but Jack Harris was once bitten on the throat by a radioactive love bug. That's how he got the booming voice.
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    31.The Tick Every genre needs the one character that is intended to make fun of the rest of the characters. The funniest thing about him is the fact that he is invincible, but feels pain. That is a blessing and a curse.
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    30.Thundercats Maybe this one is selfish, but I thought that Lionel and his pals were pretty awesome. But Snarf was the coolest.
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    29.Green Arrow My favorite part about him was his extensive collection of arrows, such as a glue arrow, a net arrow, explosive arrow, time bomb arrow, grappling arrow, fire extinguising arrow, flash arrow, and gas arrow.
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    28.Popeye He is too a superhero! Anyone who eats something to give them powers, in this case spinach, and then beats up bad guys, in this case Bluto, is most definitely a superhero.
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    27.Underdog He wasn't necessarily very good at his job, but in the end, he always got it done. "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here."
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    26.Super Daffy Speaking of not being very good at being a superhero... I give you "StuporDuck!" But he always made me laugh, and that's enough sometimes.
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    25.Skeletor One of the few villains that actually beats out the superhero... at least on this list. But I am sorry, he is just way cooler.
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    24.Flash Gordon Probably the most well-traveled of all of our superheroes, he had the disadvantage of being easily confused with the Flash. I thought they were the same person
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    23.The Greatest American Hero He had to make the list. Look at his name.
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    22.Daredevil Anytime that someone can be blind and still win while fighting the powers of evil, they deserve our respect. One of my favorite comic strip heroes of all time.
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    21.Green Hornet I am pretty sure that this is the last of our characters with the word "Green" in their name. What was the fascination with that color?
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    20.Dr. Claw Inspector Gadget doesn't even appear on the list, yet his villain does. Why? Because you never see Dr. Claw!
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    19.Silver Surfer I love his story, because it's nice to know that the Fantastic 4 were such good people that they were able to change the path of a very powerful being, and make him into a great superhero!
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    18.The Riddler He scared me the most of all the Batman villains growing up, because he was comepletely insane. You would have to be to taunt Batman
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    17.Green Lantern Dang it! I thought that we were done with the "Green People"!!!
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    16.Voltron This was more a genius of marketers at the time, realizing that kids would not leave their parents alone until they owned every single part of Voltron.
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    15.The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers These folks were way cooler than they were given credit for. And another great example of marketing.
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    14.The Penguin Some people say that DeVito was the best Penguin, but you are looking at the best... Burgess Meredith.
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    13.The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Come on, what could be better than 4 surfer-dude turtles fighting a metal enemy using martial arts? Maybe if they had artistic names?
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    12.Thing Probably the superhero I would want to be if I couldn't choose one that flies. Nobody would ever mess with you.
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    11.Wolverine I guess there wouldn't be many people wanting to mess with me either if I had adamantium claws.
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    10.The Incredible Hulk I can remember the day when I heard that Bill Bixby had passed away. I think a small part of my childhood dies with him.
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    9.Wonder Woman Okay, so she isn't really worthy of being at #9, but it was a great excuse for me to have a photo of Lynda Carter in the top 10!
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    8.Lex Luthor The only villain that I have ever heard of that got to become President of the United States! (You can enter your Bush/Clinton jokes here)
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    7.Aquaman In pop culture, Aquaman has been the victim of satire and mockery for his powers, which are often portrayed in such situations as useless or irrelevant. People who think that are dead wrong.
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    6.The Flash You could argue that being this fast is even better than flying. You would be wrong, but you can argue it.
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    5.Captain America I wanted to put him high on the list so that people wouldn't question my patriotism. My problem is that the burrito guy ruined the image of Captain America for me.
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    4.The Joker The highest villain on the list, because he is easily the coolest. Nicholson's performance in the first Batman was the single best bad guy performace ever.
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    3.Superman Okay Superman fans, now is your time to cry because your guy only got as high as #3. I'm sorry, but he was an alien, which gave him a huge advantage.
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    2.Batman He accomplished his goals with strength and technology. He was all human, and drove the best car. Sweet.
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    1.Spiderman He was just a normal guy who got bit by a spider. I could identify with him. Except webbing doesn't come out of my body.