Top 5 Marvel superheros of all time

Robert Murphy

1. Captain America

The character’s unshakable moral center and nigh-incorruptible valor in the face of battle has made him a favorite among comic book fans. Representing heroism at its most righteous, Cap remains the same scrawny, well-intentioned kid he was before the super-soldier serum transformed him into the powerful arch-nemesis of characters like the Red Skull. As it stands, he is perhaps the most pure of heart of any hero in Marvel lore.

 

2. The Hulk

Caught in a gamma bomb explosion while trying to save the life of a teenager, Dr. Bruce Banner was transformed into the incredibly powerful creature called the Hulk. An all too often misunderstood hero, the angrier the Hulk gets, the stronger the Hulk gets. His first appearance was in Incredible Hulk #1 (1962).

 

3. Deadpool

Deadpool, also known as Wade Wilson, has become a fan favorite because he’s, well, crazy. He often breaks the fourth wall, addressing the reader directly — even commenting on the fact that he’s a comic book character. He also engages in witty banter with the many voices inside his head. Mentally unstable, sure, but definitely fun.  Created by artist/writer Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, the character first appeared in The New Mutants #98.

 

4. Captain Marvel

Formerly going by the superhero moniker Ms. Marvel – took on the name of Captain Marvel in 2012. The character’s convoluted history aside, Danvers remains one of the most popular takes on the character and one of the few non-X-Men female Marvel superheroes to have fans clamoring for a big-screen take on her story. Luckily, Marvel Studios is finally set to release Captain Marvel in 2019, their first female-led solo film.

 

5. Wolverine

He has been a staple of the comics for decades, bringing a gruff but fearless perspective to the mutant heroes. Logan has also established himself as one of the most powerful figures in the Marvel universe and even took on the Hulk in his debut issue. With a dark past and a never-ending quest for redemption, Wolverine may be nearly immortal, but its his popularity among fans that will truly never die.