8 9.31. The Batman Chronicles, Vol. 1 - Bob Kane,Bill Finger_II
8 8.82. Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man V... - Stan Lee
My favorite superhero ever. His wit in the face of formidable enemies of all kinds lightens up the mood to an otherwise heartbreakingly tragic comic. Spider-Man faces more trials outside of his villain battling than most superheroes, as the drama of his life is far from over just because he gets bitten by a radioactive spider.
5 9.33. Superman Chronicles, Vol. 1 - Jerry Siegel
6 9.34. TMNT Collected Book Volume One - Peter Laird_II,Kevin Eastman
4 95. The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies ... - Ray Moore,Ron Goulart,Lee Falk
The Phantom was THE original superhero, two years before Superman even came along. That alone should make him worth a little attention. Also, his early adventures were brilliantly written and rival even the best of what we've done with the genre since. He's witty, fearless, and virtuous. All in all, he's likeable as much as he is influential.
4 8.76. Captain America, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks) - Stan Lee
If you don't always believe in America, at least you can believe in what Cap stands for. In fact, he's defied America itself in the name of the principles he believes it should embody - in the case of the Marvel universe's Civil War, wherein he led the side of superheroes who were against an act which would require them to give up their secret identities.
Video Game Characters
5 67. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Worlds of Pow... - F. X. Nine,Scholastic Inc.
8 8.28. Sonic The Hedgehog "ARCHIVES" - Vol #1 - Mike Gallagher,Dave Manak
5 109. Sonic The Hedgehog "ARCHIVES" - Vol #2 - Mike Gallagher
Amy Rose is a fun, strong character who's hopelessly in love with Sonic. She's very aggressive about it. In the comics, her love is in vain as Sonic is into Sally. In the video games, there's no such competition and eventually the indication is that he'll come around.
She's one of my all-time faves from the series.
5 010. Sonic The Hedgehog "ARCHIVES" - Vol #3 - Mike Gallagher,Angelo DeCesare,Mike Kanterovich,Ken Penders,Dave Manak,Art Mawhinney
Though Amy's dedicated, she can't change the fact that Sonic will always think of Sally before any other female animal. Sally Acorn's a tomboy princess (wow, almost seems like an oxymoron) who certainly has plenty of suitors herself. Along with Sonic, Antoine D'Coolette, and Rotor Walrus, she was one of the original four Freedom Fighters, so she and Sonic have some definite history.
4 011. Sonic The Hedgehog "ARCHIVES" - Vol #4 - Mike Gallagher,Angelo DeCesare,Mike Kanterovich,Ken Penders,Dave Manak,Art Mawhinney
4 012. Sonic The Hedgehog "ARCHIVES" - Vol #5 - Various
4 013. Sonic The Hedgehog "ARCHIVES" - Vol #6 - Various
Knuckles was Sonic's original rival, and the only supporting character to have his or her own ongoing solo comic book series. His Angel Island-Echidna mythology is very in-depth thanks to the freedom given to Ken Penders when writing for the character (leading to his liking writing Knuckles the Echidna more than Sonic the Hedgehog). There are still many mysteries to the Echidna race's past as well as villains to keep Knux busy and friends to help him. With a writer like Ian Flynn, another series could really work.
3 014. Sonic The Hedgehog "ARCHIVES" - Vol #7 - Mike Gallagher,Angelo DeCesare,Mike Kanterovich & Ken Penders
Shadow may have elements of Knuckles, but he has a unique backstory and character. The death of his friend Maria has lead to his dark emotional state and resentment of all living things. With him off working for G.U.N. with Team Dark on another part of Mobius, I believe a Shadow the Hedgehog ongoing solo comic book series would be the smartest idea right now due to his popularity.
2 015. Sonic The Hedgehog "ARCHIVES" - Vol #8 - Various
Silver, coming from a dystopian future, zone and time hops to aid in epic conflicts of every kind. While Shadow may have the popularity bit down, a Silver series has the most potential. Silver could go back to historical Mobius Prime and meet the figures of old that are spoken of in its historical texts. He could also go to every stinkin' zone in the multiverse! The Sonic the Hedgehog multiverse itself is well-explained and never existed as a result of convoluted continuity issues, as in the DC universe. I'd like to see a Silver series most, though I acknowledge that the waters must be tested with less risky main protagonists Knuckles and Shadow first.
3 016. Sonic The Hedgehog "ARCHIVES" - Vol #9 - Various
Mighty was one of the prototypes character designs for the Sega platformer to rival Nintendo's Mario, before the-powers-that-be chose Sonic. He's easy-going, without all the egotism present in Sonic. He can also kick off of walls in the games, which gives him an ability that's actually unique, as opposed to the other supporting characters in Knuckles' Chaotix.
1 017. Dragon Ball, Vol. 1 (VIZBIG Edition) (Dragon... - Akira Toriyama
And you thought Superman was overpowered! As Goku came face to face with increasingly powerful enemies, he had to learn new techniques and transcend the Super Saiyan form as many times as he could muster. Akira Toriyama isn't as satisfied with his later work on the series (which we in the Western world know as "Dragon Ball Z"), but it's proven to be the more popular of the two phases of Goku's life recounted in the manga.
1 018. Naruto 3-in-1 Edition 1 - Masashi Kishimoto
2 1019. One Piece East Blue 1-2-3 (One Piece 3 in 1) - Eiichiro Oda
18 820. Yu-Gi-Oh!: Volume 1: v. 1 - Kazuki Takahashi
Writer/artists Kazuki Takahashi would constantly create a new game for Yugi Motou as the initial seven volumes worth of comics came out, bringing it to life with his distinctive style. Then the Duel Monsters game won out, and the rest of the series focused on that. Which wasn't bad, though I wish spin-off series like GX and 5DS would add some other new games to the mix.
3 321. Flip the Frog Annual - Ub Iwerks
5 722. Futurama-O-Rama (Simpsons Futurama) - Matt Groening
52 7.423. The Holy Bible: King James Version - Anonymous
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