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Top 5 superheroes of all time
Published: Monday, September 16, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 12:09
I felt it would be interesting to do a “top-five list,” so I began brainstorming as to what subject matter I would choose to rank. The topic I will be rating for this issue is “Superheroes.” So without further ado, I give you my opinion as to the top five greatest superheroes.
No. 5 Green Lantern
Green Lantern takes the number five spot because, plain and simple, having a ring that could allow you to fly and summon nearly anything would be pretty sweet. Hal Jordan may not be perfect, but he had the makings to be selected as the first human to join the Green Lantern Corp. If the Guardians of the Universe felt he was fit to be a Green Lantern, he is fit to be on my list.
No. 4 Iron Man
Now some of you may be a little surprised that Iron Man is only number four. Now don’t get me wrong I do like Iron Man a lot, hence being on the top-five list. Here is my reasoning: Iron Man never really had to fight anyone that was ever a match for him. In the comics he mainly fought against communists and terrorists. While on the other hand, his suit of armor is unparalleled. He has become the forerunner of the Avengers and let’s be honest: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark could charm anyone.
No. 3 Wolverine
Nothing says “I mean business” like adamantium claws in your face. Yes, Wolverine is at number three. The reason being is because having incredible healing powers and metal claws are very cool abilities. Wolverine’s yellow and blue outfit from the early days of comics with claws extended has become an instantly recognizable icon. He was not a part of the original X-Men, but he became the most known of the group. His somewhat savage tendencies leave you wondering what he could truly be capable of if pushed too far.
No. 2 Batman
Before any of the Batman lovers in the audience throw a fit, just hear me out here. Like Iron Man, Batman has no actual superpowers. Not saying his abundance of gadgets isn’t impressive, but being a normal guy, I feel it takes away from his superhero appeal. He is at number two because he is never the less impressive as he is. If any of you have played the Arkham game series, you know the Bat can kick some serious butt. Plus, the assortment of villains he has to face is staggering; the most notable of them of course being the Joker who happens to probably be one of the most famous villains of all time. The Dark Knight keeps the streets of Gotham safe all while keeping his true identity a secret.
No. 1 Spiderman
Yes! The web-slinging, friendly neighborhood Spiderman sits nicely at number one. Here is where Spidey overtakes the Dark Knight: Peter Parker, reluctant at first, chooses to defend those who cannot defend themselves. Another reason why Spiderman is ranked at number one is because he has some fantastic abilities. He has the ability to climb walls effortlessly, he has super strength and his “spidey-senses” give him remarkable reactions and somewhat of a sixth sense. He is very smart—as those who are familiar with the comics know—he invented his web shooter and the fluid that makes his webs. Finally, I feel Spiderman is the greatest hero of all time is because he truly has problems. He is an orphan, he is not a billionaire and he struggles trying to balance his real life and his life as Spiderman. Yet, in spite of all that, he puts problems aside and fights imposing villains like the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Venom and the Lizard. Even though his powers at times get in the way of his real life, he holds true to his dying uncle’s final words, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Caleb is a sophomore majoring in english.