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Dosy's 20 Favorite Superheroes

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Or the heroes I'm most interested in following. Entrants are mostly Marvel heroes since I'm a sucker for extraordinary people with complicated day-to-day lives. This list was created to help me narrow down which comic series to start.
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Shade

Real Name: Rac Shade
First Appearance: Shade, the Changing Man (1977)
Most Notable Series: Shade, the Changing Man (1990)
Currently Reading: Shade, the Changing Man (1990)

Moon Knight

As far as best runs and best jumping on points, fans seem equally divided amongst all major runs. It's a matter of taste when it comes to Mr. Spector.
Real Name: Marc Spector
First Appearance: Werewolf by Night #32 (1975)
Most Notable Series: Moon Knight Vol. 1: From the Dead (2014)
Currently Reading: Moon Knight (2016)

John Constantine

Real Name: John Constantine
First Appearance: Swamp Thing #25 (1984)
Most Notable Series: Hellblazer (1993)
Currently Reading: Hellblazer (1993), Constantine: The Hellblazer (2015)

Scarlet Witch

Real Name: Wanda Maximoff
First Appearance: X-Men #4 (1964)
Most Notable Series:
Currently Reading: Scarlet Witch Vol. 1 (2015)

Wiccan

He first appeared in Young Avengers as Asgardian.
Real Name: Billy Kaplan
First Appearance: Young Avengers #1 (2005)
Most Notable Series: Young Avengers (2013)
Currently Reading: Young Avengers Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space (2014)
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Nightwing

Real Name: Dick Grayson
First Appearance: Batman #408 (1987)
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Agent 37

Cheater cheater pumpkin eater, Dick Grayson gets a doubletake for his runs as Robin, Nightwing, and Agent 37.
Real Name: Dick Grayson
First Appearance: Batman #408 (1987)
Most Notable Series: Grayson (2014)
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Timothy Hunter

Timothy is just one of many of comics' 20 under 20 contenders.
Real Name: Timothy Hunter
First Appearance: The Books of Magic #1 (1990)
Most Notable Series: The Books of Magic
Currently Reading:

Gambit

Real Name: Remy LeBeau
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #266
Most Notable Series:
Currently Reading: Deadpool vs. Gambit (2016)

Inhuman Royal Family

A curious addition to Marvel's mythos and of utmost intrigue having been slated for a show all their own.
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First Appearance: Fantastic Four #45 (1965)
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Currently Reading: Inhumans Vol. 1 Genesis (2014)

Winter Soldier

Real Name: James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (1941)
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Angela

Real Name: Aldrif Odinsdottir
First Appearance: Age of Ultron #10 (2013)
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Currently Reading: Angela: Queen of Hel Vol. 1

Black Canary

Real Name: Dinah Lance
First Appearance: Flash Comics #86 (1947)
Most Notable Series:
Currently Reading: Black Canary (2015)

Doctor Strange

Real Name: Steven Strange
First Appearance: Strange Tales #110 (1963)
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Honorable Mentions

Captain America

The Marvel cinematic universe canonically differs from the comics, but it's the movieverse that turned me onto Captain America's value. Thus, Chris Evans' depiction of the Cap is my favorite version, but the comics still present interesting ideas.
Real Name: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (1941)
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Batman

Many have worn the mantle, but the iteration I hold most dear is future!Batman of Batman Beyond.
Real Name: Terrence McGinnis
First Appearance: Batman Beyond (1999)
Most Notable Series: Batman Beyond (1999)
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Magneto

Real Name: Max Eisenhardt
First Appearance: X-Men #1 (1963)
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Quicksilver

Real Name: Pietro Maximoff
First Appearance: The X-Men #4 (1964)
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Storm

Real Name: Ororo Munroe
First Appearance: Giant-size X-Men #1 (1975)
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Poison Ivy

Real Name: Pamela Isley
First Appearance: Batman #181 (1966)
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