Combat Kelly? Never heard of him. How about Sgt. Rock? Or Nick Fury? He's been in several different self titled series (...Agent of Shield, ...and His Howling Commandos, etc.)
Ray Palmer's only had 40 issues? That's surprising.
since he is my favorite character I had to bring it up, Lucifer of Trident Comics is a completely different character so Lucifer should only have 75 unless you also count Lucifer Nirvana and Sandman Presents: Lucifer which were all collected with the main series, that would bump him up to 79
god list you had a lot of work with that list
why don't comics like Conan the Barbarian, Conan the King and Conan the Cimmerian count? I mean they are still his name aren't they, he has been known as those things
Good job, man. Great list.
YAY! SUPES!!! XD
Where is Billy? I'm going to have to come back after I compile all my information, I will not accept Freddy being on a list and not being lower than Billy.
Great list though... but having Billy Batson on there would make it Awesome.
This an interesting list!
I'm sure my eyes glazed over when I saw Stuperman in the #1 postion. But once I got past that I have to say it is a pretty good list.
You can see you put a lot of work on the list with a description on every character and even a huge description on the top. I hope you do more of these.
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" Good job, man. Great list. "
This looks like it was as hard to make as pulling teeth really good effort man but there's just one small problem in this list.....Jug head beats spider-man I know it's your list and all but still just something about a guy who eats hamburgers all day and has a paper crown topping Ol' Webhead just doesn't sit right with me
Liberty, you are a great contributor to CV and I commend you for creating another interesting, well-researched, well-written, and comprehensive list. You deserve serious kudos for your efforts.
However, like IrishX, I have a MAJOR problem with your uncompromising reasoning about restricting the title to only the character's name in order to qualify -- relegating one of comicdom's biggest and most enduring superstars, Spider-Man, to only #35 on the list (behind such luminaries as Betty Cooper, nothing against her) when he clearly should be in the top 3. I have read your explanation several times now, and I still don't agree with it and think it is unreasonable.
It should not matter if SPIDER-MAN is preceded by (in much smaller letters) "Amazing," "Web of," or "Peter Parker, the Spectacular." You disqualify it because you claim the character shouldn't need the adjective in order to sell the book. I say hogwash. The book sells because it is about Spider-Man and the name SPIDER-MAN sells the book, period. Not the adjective. This is a fatal flaw in your argument that makes your list more about semantics than it is about true popularity and content. Sorry to sound like I'm coming down on you so hard since I really respect your contributions, but I really feel the need to make this point.
Phantom is actually quite popular internationally, in Australia, Scandinavia, and India, for example
Yeah, I read the rules, but I kind of think it's skewing the numbers to not include Amazing, Web of, and Spectacular, when "Spider-Man" is a much newer series than all of those. I could see not including Marvel Tales, which was reprints anyway (although I think an argument could be made about how long said reprint sold, because it was Spidey), or not including something like "Spider-Man: Mutant Agenda," or "Spider-Man: India" (or whatever the comic was that showed Spidey as a guy from India).
I mean, if the criteria is "self titled only," then does "The Batman" one-shot from Tangent count as a Batman self-title? It was being related to the Bruce Wayne Batman that sold that comic, because fans wanted to see how this alternate version would compare. Does that count?
Still a cool list though. :)
i love the list ive never seen one in which more effort went in.
i want to make a few corrections but dont be insulted i just wanted to let you know. :)
Deadpool has had 4 ongoing solo series: "Deadpool," "Deadpool V2," "Deadpool V3," "Merc with a Mouth." Hes also had a bunch of minis and one-shots plus three team-up series.
Spider-men has had 8 ongoing solo series: "Amazing Spider-Man," "Sensational Spider-Man," "Spectacular Spider-Man," "Sensational Spider-Man V2," Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man," "Untold Tales of Spider-Man," "Ultimate Spider-Man," "Marvel Adventures Spider-Man," and a newspaper comic. and im not counting the webs.
but great job :)
This is a great list. I never some of the older characters would have had that many issues in one run.
*Whistles* Man this is one hell of a list. I can tell you work extremely hard on this. Great job!
Awesome list! Very comprehensive, and an interesting objective way to gauge characters.
If you don't mind me being a bit nitpicky, I'd like to point out more issues for Turok: When Valiant bought the Gold Key properties, they relaunched Turok. He had a 48-issue run with them.