Batman was recently named the greatest comic hero of all time in a poll conducted by Comic Heroes magazine to find the top 50 superheroes of all time, as voted by readers . Followed in second place by Spiderman & Superman in third place. Wolverine, the adamantium-clawed mutant from X-Men, comes in fourth followed by Judge Dredd. Tintin makes a surprise appearance in sixth place, with the list rounded out by Captain America, Wonder Woman, The Spirit and The Thing.
But Comic Heroes editor Jes Bickham said it was “no surprise” that Batman came in at No 1 as the character, created in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, was, “quite simply, the coolest and most interesting superhero ever created”. Batman even, has a butler. Batman “doesn’t have superpowers; he gets by with his mind, his wit and his physical abilities. He’s dark, conflicted and tragic, yet never less than the best of us. He’s got the best costume and the finest gadgets,” said the editor. “His rogues’ gallery is the most frightening and freakish collection of villains ever assembled; a cavalcade of criminality unmatched in modern comics. He’s also strong enough to fit almost any story, being constantly remoulded by writers and artists since his creation in 1939.”
In addition to the greatest heroes ever, there are also some really crappy ones too. such as the hero who’s secret weapon is a trained bumble bee that lives in his belt buckle, Or the hero Who’s power relies on the length of his hair, Or the riot cop on a skateboard? plus many others.
The latest edition of Comic Heroes also comes complete with three fantastic freebies for you to “marvel” at (that’s right, we went there): check out the 2000 AD badges, Sidekick sampler comic and giant double-sided poster of The New 52 and American Vampire.There is also an exclusive interview with Ed Brubaker, who discusses Captain America, the launch of his right-hand man Bucky’s title Winter Soldier and the new image series Fatale with artistic partner Sean Phillips. There are also details about Avengers Vs X-Men, which hits stores in April to coincide with the highly anticipated release of Joss Whedon’s film The Avengers.
There is also a bluffer’s guide to George Pérez, the art of Jamie McKelvie, American Flagg, Massimo Belardinelli and extensive reviews featuring the best of the month’s releases. There is also an interview with Hulk Hogan who talks about Tom Strong, and a celebration of Judge Dredd.
Comic Heroes’ top 10 comic heroes of all time are:
- Judge Dredd
- Captain America
- Wonder Woman
- The Spirit
- The Thing