Top 10 Superheroes of 2017

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5. Flash


The Flash was created Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert and is published under DC Comics. He made his first appearance in the first issue of Flash Comics which was released on November 1939. All incarnations of Flash possess the ability of super speed which also gives him the ability to run, think, and move really fast, uses superhuman reflexes and somehow violates certain laws of physics, giving him the nickname ” Scarlet Speedster”.

The Flash is one of DC Comics’ most popular comic book character and has been essential to the publisher’s reality- changing storylines throughout the years. Also like his fellow colleagues in the Justice League, he has a distinctive cast of adversaries like the different Rogues (they are unique among the DC supervillains because of their code of honor), and various speedsters who go by the name ” Reverse- Flash” or “Zoom”. There are have been various adaptations of the Flash like films, animated series, video games, and live- action television series.


4. Spiderman


Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spiderman first appeared in the comic book collection “Amazing Fantasy #15” during the Silver Age of Comic Books, also published by Marvel Comics. Lee and Ditko designed that Spider man is an orphan and is being raised by Uncle Ben and Aunt May after his parents died in a plane crash. This character has the ability of agility and super strength, shoot spider webs out of his own inventions, the capability to cling to surfaces, and quickly reacting to danger with his “Spider sense”. The Spider Man series featured Peter Parker, a high school student from the Queens and the secret identity of Spider Man. Unlike some of the superheroes in the Marvel Comics, he had no superhuman mentor so he had to learn by himself  that ” with great power comes with great responsibility”.

Marvel has features Spider Man in some comic book series, the first and the longest- lasting comic book which is ” The Amazing Spider Man”. Peter Parker’s character has developed over the years; from a shy, nerdy high school student to problematic yet outgoing college student, to a married high school teacher, and a freelance photographer in the late 2000’s. By 2010, he joined the Avengers. Marvel has also published comic books which features the alternate versions of Spider Man.


3. Thor


Published by Marvel Comics, Thor is a character based on the Norse deity of the same name. Thor is an Asgardian god of thunder who also possess the enchanted hammer, Mjolnir, which allows Thor the power to fly and control weather. Thor first appeared in ” The Journey into Mystery #83″. Thor starred in several ongoing and limited comic series of Marvel. He also the founding member of The Avengers.

The character has appeared in merchandises associated to Marvel like tv series, toys, clothing, video games, trading cards and movies.  Thor was first portrayed in live action by Eric Allan Kramer in The Incredible Hulk Returns, a 1988 television movie. In the most recent live action portrayal of Thor, Chris Hemsworth takes his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making his first appearance in the movie Thor, then later on The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Thor: Ragnarok. He will be seen again in the upcoming movie of Marvel which is The Avengers: Infinity War.


2. Wolverine



Commonly known as Logan or sometimes Weapon X. He is associated with the X-men. Wolverine is a comic book character published by Marvel Comics. He is a mutant that possesses animal- like senses, enhanced physical abilities, great regenerative abilities, and three retractable bone claws in each hand. First appearing in the last panel of the 180th issue of The Incredible Hulk comics before having a larger role on the 181st issue of the comic. Wolverine isa representation of many tough antiheroes that has appeared in the American popular culture after the Vietnam War because his willingness to use violent force and brooding nature has become a standard characteristics for antiheroes of Marvel by the end of the 1980’s.

Since Wolverine quickly became a fan favorite of the X-men franchise which was quickly gaining popularity, he has been featured in his solo comic book series since 1988. Wolverine has appeared mostly in the X-men adaptions which include television series, video games, and the live- action of 20th Century Fox X-men film series which was portrayed by Hugh Jackman.


1. Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is a comic book character published under DC Comics. She also the founding member of the Justice League, a goddess, and the Ambassador for the Amazonian people. She first appeared in the 8th issue of the All Star Comics. Her homeland is an island nation named Themyscira. Wonder Woman was created by psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter. Marston got his inspiration from early feminists and most especially from birth control pioneer, Margaret Sanger.

She is a well-known superhero figure in the American popular culture and has had various adaptations to various media. During 1975 – 1979 the Wonder Woman TV Series which featured Lynda Carter. Since Lynda’s tv series, studios have struggled to look for and introduce a new live- action Wonder Woman to the audience. Recently, Gal Gadot protrays Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe and starring in the solo movie of Wonder Woman and also featuring in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.


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