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What's that in sky? It's a bird! It's a plane! No! it's the 2012 version of Comic Vine's Top 100 Superheroes!

For Comic vine List version: CLICK LINK

Thank You's!

I would like to thank all the nominators who worked a lot to bring you this list (more than they expected I'm sure). Also thank ReVamp and RazzaTazz for their thoughts and such. I would also like to thank everyone who participated in the list process.

The Nominators

Comic Vine's Top 100 Superheroes 2012 (Nominator step)

We collected the initial nominators who included: batkevin74, Blacklightning13, Blood1991, cyberchop979, Gambit1024, haydenclaireheroes, jonEsherfey, kfhrfdu_89_76k, Liberty, Monarch_Chronicle, nickthedevil, PikminMania, Raiiyn, RazzaTazz, Sandman_, The_Tree, TheCrowbar, TheMinister, Wildvine, X35, YoungJustice and YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Each of the 22 nominated 5 character each for a total of 110 characters.

Community Nominations

Comic Vine's Top 100 Superheroes 2012 (Community Nomination Step)

Then, the community nominated 90 additional characters to make a total of 200 characters. The community also had the chance to co-sign (in other words add a single point to their favorites). We had 71 Co-signers including:

Final Order Voting

Comic Vine's Top 100 Superheroes 2012 (Final Order Voting)

As the title suggests 121 voters (plus some spammers and alternate accounts) used their 5 votes (each worth 5 times 1 cosign) to move their favorites up. The 121 included:

  1. deadpoolrules
  2. Asagod
  3. Icon
  4. jeanroygrant
  5. PrinceZiara
  6. Duke_Nasty
  7. Hksaru
  8. ekrolo
  9. Mistermorriss
  10. Vulshock
  11. RIKR2
  12. kfhrfdu_89_76k
  13. Billy Batson
  14. TheThe
  15. DMXN
  16. TheAcidSkull
  17. iSummers
  18. DarkBirdGera
  19. FullmetalChobit
  20. Redletter
  21. Veitha
  22. toptom
  23. GodDamnIronMan
  24. RazzTazz
  25. Buckshot
  26. Deranged Midget
  27. Icarusflies
  28. Mercy_
  29. jloneblackheart
  30. The Poet
  31. SC
  32. Jhazzroucher
  33. AtPhantom
  34. Bruxae
  35. sinestro_GL
  36. Mucklefluga
  37. mrdecepticonleader
  38. Lvenger
  39. lokiofmidgaard
  40. johnkmccubbin91
  41. Capfanboy
  42. BumpyBoo
  43. htb106
  44. dondave
  45. EdwardWindsor
  46. Supreme Marvel
  47. Selinaky
  48. guttridgeb
  49. Delphic
  50. Fuchsia_Nightingale
  51. Beast_in_the_Shadows
  52. ComicKID777
  53. YoungJustice
  54. joeagentofhand1
  55. moywar700
  56. THUNDERBOLT30
  57. RedheadedAtrocitus
  58. Duchess
  59. Illuminatus
  60. ragdollpurps
  61. stumpy49er
  62. cyberchop979
  63. Kal'smahboi
  64. DarkKnightDetective
  65. papad1992
  66. RatFace
  67. Xanni15
  68. Black_Claw
  69. YourNeighborhoodComicGeek
  70. Lance Uppercut
  71. Munsu
  72. FatFriar_16
  73. jobiwankenobi
  74. Strafe Prower
  75. Baron Von Damron
  76. benjoe11
  77. MrShway88
  78. Roddy010
  79. ApatheticAvenger
  80. jonEsherfey
  81. Intensity
  82. Durakken
  83. wildvine
  84. Storm Calling
  85. Joygirl
  86. tg1982
  87. Gambit1024
  88. haydenclaireheroes
  89. HolySerpent
  90. IrishX
  91. FightingHalo
  92. The Stegman
  93. _Sojourn_
  94. nategrey82
  95. taozen
  96. Moonchilde
  97. The_Tree
  98. shadowknight666
  99. edictzero
  100. Cap10nate
  101. Flopsop200
  102. SandMan_
  103. BlueLantern1995
  104. SUNMAN
  105. Kratesis
  106. nickthedevil
  107. spidermonkey2099
  108. ArtsyGal
  109. darkraven52
  110. Project_Worm
  111. BlackArmor
  112. Lord Shiva
  113. thanosrules
  114. ThexX
  115. darktiger
  116. Blood1991
  117. herrweis
  118. Ashra
  119. Jnr6Lil
  120. marvelftw
  121. The Poet

After that we did a week of tie breaking where the Nominators (some of whom had forgotten they were actually nominators by the time we got to this step) were given the names of the characters who were tied and they voted for a ranking. This step is fairly new to our community projects so it actully took longer than anticipated (much longer...). Hopefully it will be more public and more organized next time...

Final Words

Not sure what the next list will be, but I'm sure it'll be intersting. I'm sure there will be people who say, "this list is terricble [probably not their word] because ____ is too low / ____ is not there" (there usually are those sort of people). I do apprishate everyone's thoughts and I hope I will not come off as someone who doesn't like to hear people disagree with their own oppinions. The below list might not be everyone's personal top 100 superhero list, but it something which illustrates the tastes of the community. If you did not or were not able to vote/cosign/nominate, then I hope you are able to do so next time. However, the following is something made by users for the users. Huzzah!

To check out who the 100 Runners up were for this list click on this link:

http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/the_poet/cvs-top-100-superhero-runner-up-list-2012/75-41970/!

1. Batman

He is behind Superman the most recognised superhero in the world. Unlike other characters he has many problems and depth to his story and character. But most of all he is a great Superhero because of his ability to fight with the best even though he is only human with no powers.

2. Spider-Man

There have been plenty of great stories for Spider-man this year Spider-Island, Ends of The Earth, and I am sure Amazing Spider-man #700 will end up blowing our minds. Spider-man never lets us down! With him working in Horizon Labs it makes it even more interesting to see him balance his life, and see him always have some Parker Luck.

3. Superman

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap buildings in a single bound are no problem for probably the greatest superhero ever. A lone orphan from the planet Krypton, Kal-El rise up to the injustices in the world....

4. Storm

Unlike last year where Storm won hero of the year, she has actually had a great year under a handful of writers that really want to push the character. I hope she becomes more central like she was before M-Day in X-Tiltes.

5. Wonder Woman

Her title is one of the best in the New 52 and one of my favorite titles out right now. She is a great character that was being abused by poor runs and finnally got a chance to prove to new reader why she stands next to Superman and Batman.

6. Dick Grayson

Dick Grayson is an important character has at many times been referred to as the "natural leader" of the DC Universe. He retains the skill and intelligence of Batman but doesn't detach emotionally. For this reason, he has friends all over the Superhero community and has, in recent years matured in his role as a hero. He went from losing his city, to taking on a new one and eventually becoming Gotham City's protector as the new Dark Knight. He also came to his own as the leader of the Justice League for a period of time, exhibiting his natural talent in this field. As such, Richard John Grayson shows all of the sides to his character, making him one of the most notable heroes in recent years.

7. Barry Allen

Known as the Scarlet Speedster. probably the most famous of the Flashes. Receiving his powers from a bolt of lightning he decided to fight crime with his superpowers. Known for his sacrifice in COIE, he is known ( or was known) as one of Earth greatest heroes.

8. Nightcrawler

He could be called one of the most interesting heroes in the Marvel Uni, from his mother being a criminal, and to his sacrafice for Hope in Second Coming, Nightcrawler has shown that he doesn't need to be a human, to act like one.

9. Thor

A classic character who has shown his strength and bravery through multiple occasions! How can anybody forget this guy!?

10. Gambit

He has quite interesting powers and, of course, is known for his "good looks". He's the type of character that just grabs your attention through his slick and mysterious moves.

11. Aquaman

Finally DC has realised what an awesome commodity he is and giving him the attention, respect and creative teams to propel him to the upper echelon he deserves.

12. Wally West

He is the best flash, and one of the best superheroes. While some may only see speed I see a large list of powers and a great back story he has powers like; Infinite Mass Punch, Time travel and Speed steal. He wasn't even the original flash and had to pick up Barry Allen's role.

13. Wolverine

Born James Howlett in Alberta, Canada in the mid 1880’s, Wolverine has been a constant fixture in the Marvel Universe. Being born with hyper-keen senses, a regenerative healing factor, and bone claws, Wolverine’s power set was further increased at the hands of the Weapon X program when adamantium was bonded to his skeleton and claws, making him the perfect killing machine. For a long time his memories were in shambles, until M-Day, when everything was put into order and sharp focus. Always willing to go above and beyond for any cause that seems worthwhile, Wolverine will always be the best at what he does….

14. Hulk

Potentially the most (physically) strongest character in the Marvel Universe. One of the most popular Marvel Behemoths, and one of the best modern comics as of the Planet Hulk and World War Hulk saga (minus PIS). He's just a misunderstood monster, who wants peace from the world.

15. Captain America

Steve Rogers is what every hero in the Marvel Universe should aspire to be: a leader, courageous, and a genuine human being who's willing to do whatever it takes to do good for the sake of it. Fighting the good fight since World War II, Captain America continues to be an icon that just so happens to lead one of the best superhero teams ever created: The Avengers. While he may have made poor decisions in the recent AvX event, you can't blame the character for some careless writers' mistakes. Cap is and always has been an influential icon to the Marvel Universe and its readers, and he will continue to be so until the end of time. Captain America, we salute you.

16. Deadpool

The best character ever. He's funny, breaks the fourth wall, makes hilarious jokes, and more! What more do you want from a character??? I spam this guy as a character in Marvel vs Capcom 3 like crazy! Pineapple surprise!

17. Hawkeye

His series is one of the best Marvel is dishing out right now and it isn't even five issues in. The style of this book makes it fun to read and the fact that it isn't tied into the rest of the Marvel Universe makes it easy to get into.

18. Daredevil

Being the first superhero with a disability, it would be a crime to leave Daredevil off a "best of" superhero list. Since Frank Miller took over Daredevil's title with Man Without Fear, the character has been written consistently well by some great creators such as Kevin Smith, Ed Brubaker, and most recently, Mark Waid. Though most of his life is filled with tragedy, Matt Murdock continues to fight the good fight because he knows it counts, and that makes him a hero worth looking up to. Matt "Daredevil" Murdock is an inspiration to heroes everywhere.

19. Black Panther

T`challa is the president/leader of Wakanda. He is more than that. He is a man at his physical peak. A man of great intelligence. He isn`t afraid to kill (which I don`t find THAT appealing). He is fully aware of what`s right. The mythos around him isn`t too shabby either. He is the greatest superhero in Africa (not many heroes there, though) and one of the greatest in the whole world. For a good reason.

20. Cyclops

Scott Summers is the fearless (and often controversial) leader of the X-Men. Whether you like him or not, one can't deny that he's a huge player in the Marvel universe. He doesn't fool around, and he continually makes the tough decisions so no one else has to. Scott is one of the sole protectors of the mutant race, and he will do whatever it takes to ensure its survival.

21. Bucky Barnes

Created in the 40's for anti-axis comics, James "Buchanan" Barnes was the sidekick to one of the msot influential and popular heroes in comics today, and then, Captain America. Thought to be lost during the war, Bucky survived, captured by the Soviets and made into their Winter Soldier, a secret assassin on call for the Reds. Regaining his memory, he has atoned for his past crimes over and over again, even taking up the mantle of Captain America.

22. Tim Drake

Tim is the 3rd person to seek the role as Robin. He was taught by the amazingly skilled Batman and managed to seek his role in other places. Being a third Robin is hard to seek some sort of support, but it is well deserved.

23. Jason Todd

Back from the dead, and even better! Not many can claim they have done that. The return of Jason Todd shook the comic book industry, just as much as his Red Hood character. The former Robin is a mark of Batman's failures, and will forever haunt Bruce and the Bat-Family.

24. Barbara Gordon

Mainly a weakness for red heads, but also with just general interest in helping her father and going above what he does for a living. Her real act of heroism comes from the fact she was shot and paralyzed where some people would have given up and done something else to fit there new life style. She did not, she kept fighting crime as Oracle and now is back in the saddle ready to kick ass and take names.

25. Hal Jordan

Hal Jordan deserves to be on this list because he is the most powerful Green Lantern and always fights against evil and isn't afraid to question authority who are the guardians in his case. Jordan has saved the universe in many cases and he deserves to be on this list.

26. Iron Man

Tony Stark: the genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with one of the coolest pieces of tech in all of comicdom: The Iron man armor. Whether you love the charismatic Stark or not, there is no denying that the character is integral to the Marvel Universe. Tony is a founding member of the biggest and arguably the most powerful superhero group on the planet: The Avengers. The character has overcome a disease that people suffer through daily: alcoholism. Finally, the character made a huge impact on the Marvel universe as the lead enforcer of the Superhuman Registration Act during the superhuman Civil War. True, Tony Stark isn't for everyone, but denying his importance in the Marvel Universe, or even as a hero in general, is insane, and he absolutely deserves to be on a list of this caliber.

27. Kitty Pryde

Of all the X-Men's youngest members, Kitty Pryde has arguably grown and matured the most since she first joined the team in the 80's. She's been Wolverine's protege, Colossus's longtime girlfriend, and was the main protagonist in the famous Days of Future Past story arc. Her best showings, however, were featured in Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, where she (literally) took a bullet for the earth, and was believed dead for quite a while. Kitty is one of the X-Men's greatest members, and doesn't really get the respect that she deserves.

28. Rorschach

Rorschach, the badass in Watchmen. This guy was a cop-beating, improvising, tactical, and deadly detective crime-fighting anti-hero that shook the comic industry with his shocking death. Rorschach was easily the best character in Watchmen who stuck to his goals and views until death, and when you think about it, the right-winged newspaper would carry on his legacy after his death and score into that goal.

29. The Doctor

"Everybodies favorite Time Lord, the extraterrestial and extratemporal hero goes throughout Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space *wink* *wink* to stop anomalies and wrong doings, no matter the place and time. The show from which he has originated has gained somewhat a large fanbase, spanning back since it's conception, to our current age."

30. Alan Scott

Alan was the first Green Lantern, but also has an individual identity.Constant member of the JSA and one of the only surviving human green lanterns in the Kingdom come Earth(which in my opinion, despite not being in mainstream DC, is pretty cool

31. Martian Manhunter

Martian Manhunter is like a better Superman. Martian Manhunter has many powers but he also has a weakness which matches his power set. He is a person (or martian) that is the last of his kind and is fighting for a world that is his own and protecting a race that is not his own and that is why he should be on this list.

32. Kyle Rayner

Kyle Rayner is one of the best characters to ever wield a Green Lantern ring. He may not be a skilled pilot, a football star, or an architect, but he's a comic and anime nut who happens to be a talented artist. In other words, of all the Earth-bound Lanterns, Rayner is by far the most relatable and most fun to read about because he is very similar to the fans. The New 52 has been kind to him, giving him essentially his own title, and even to this day, he continues to be a valuable asset to the Green Lantern Corps.

33. John Constantine

A behind the scenes hero if there is one. He helped Swamp-Thing find his place. He has helped avert world disaster at least once.

34. Green Arrow

Green Arrow is a great superhero even though he didn't technically have any powers.He is a very interesting character in the sense that he is short tempered but he always fights for what is right. He stands for everything a hero is supposed to be.

35. Silver Surfer

The man who became the messenger of doom, to save his home planet. The magnificent wielder of the power cosmic. Ally of the fantastic four. One of the greatest characters in comics. Norrin Radd. He has not only accomplished awesome feats, but has also attacked against human race a few times. Not heroic, no (rest assured, that he was never going to kill anyone, and didn`t start any all-out-wars). But still interesting. Because, what makes him a great character, is how contradictionary he is. For example, he is said to be emotionless, yet he feels very strongly about multitude of things, and often crys out in anger or sorrow. He can stand up to almost anything. He has saved millions. He is a deep character and he is COSMIC. He deserves...must be on the list.

36. Black Canary

Dinah is a great H2H fighter and her Canary Cry makes her even better. She isn't afraid to give off sex appeal and is a well beloved character.

37. Zatanna

Zatanna the great mystic of the DC Universe. Whenever a very great threat is seen of the mystical kind people always come to her for help.

38. The Tick

As the most famous parody of superheroes, The Tick definitely deserves to be on this list. Starting as just the mascot to New England Comics, Tick quickly got a life of his own thanks to the hysterical comics written by Ben Edlund. Tick wasn't just a simple parody though, he was a funny hero unlike any other in comic books. And thanks to that, Tick got two TV shows, multiple miniseries, and even a team up with Invincible! The Tick is the comedic superhero, and should not be forgotten for it.

39. Dream of the Endless (Morpheus)

The king of dreams should be on this list solely for the fact that he is from one of the most acclaimed comics ever. As the king of dreams, Morpheus has saved hundreds upon hundreds of lives. He's also defeated many huge threats in the DCU ranging from psycho Justice League villains to deranged serial killers. As the dream king, Morpheus has helped many people as well such as kids who have been abused and Shakespeare.

40. Emma Frost

Intelligent, brazen, strong, beautiful. She is all shades of grey, good and evil are a blur, villain or hero, she's captivating. Secure and confidant in her sexuality, she has no qualms about enjoying it either. She is everything everyone says and then some. She's flawed and she doesn't try to hide it, she embraces it. She's fearless, manipulative, caring, greedy, cunning, cold, bitchy... A complexity of traits that make her one of the best characters out there.

41. Fantomex

The main reason for nearly all of the Uncanny X-Force series. Gave his life to save Psylocke, but not before dropping a kid clone of Apocalypse into our laps.

42. Raven

An unusual choice but is definitely unique. She has a decent sized fan-base and her true strengths haven't been shown quite much. She gives a whole different outlook on what a hero can be.

43. Iron Fist

A unique and also high skilled character, Iron Fist has been a favorite for many. He is definitely one of the greatest H2H fighters.

44. Punisher

Mean, gritty and deals with problems drastically. One day there will be an in-continuity fight between him and Magneto, and Frank's going to own him with a baseball bat!

45. Batwoman

Kate Kane is a stand-out extension to the Bat-Family. With her dysfunctional family, military background, love-life, and crime fighting, she manages to captivate readers and never let go. Not only is she a badass and a great character in general, she's also one of the most prominent and positive gay comic characters to hit the comic scene.

46. Animal Man

I nominate him based on what I consider to be one of the best series ever, Grant Morrison's run on Animal Man. This character famously introduced the concept that the writer has a similar relationship to his characters as a God does to us, as explained when Animal Man actually met Grant Morrison himself. What's not to love?

47. Finn

He is a hero -- he protects the princesses and goes to bat for anyone who is unable to defend themselves. He represents that little kid in all of us who can't stand injustice and who wants to save everyone. Who can't identify with a kid on the edge of adulthood who still holds idealistic goals while dealing with the complexities of relationships in all their forms?

48. Billy Batson

During the Golden Age of superheroes, all companies strived to make that one hero who was relateable: Superman lived in the same world as his readers, Batman didn't have fantastic powers, Namor the Submariner fought the Nazi's, and so on. It wasn't until the creation of Captain Marvel where the children who read comic books could truly sympathize with a superhero of their own. While Captain Marvel was a man with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson was a kid that all the other kids could relate to. Over the many decades, Captain Marvel still does what he can against the never ending battle against evil, and the New 52 granted him a spot in the DC Universe's best team: The Justice League.

49. Hollow

Penance was her name as a member of Generation X, and was changed to Hollow, who has later joined The Loners and became a student in Avengers Academy. Her real name is... Was it two persons combined into one? Is she Monet or is she someone else? Is her powers magic or is she a mutant? Is it both? Now I'm confused. But despite of that, she has captured my heart. She's just so different that I wanna know her more, and the more I get to know more about her, the more questions that i have in mind about her. Simple, but I like her costume, as if wrapped by long and short belts, just fits well with her red skin. She's red, diamond-hard, sharp and she managed to take off Juggernaut's helmet. Hollow is the most complicated character ever.

50. Judge Dredd

He's Dredd! No but seriously, his recent movie and his amazing comic book that uniquely keeps pace with the passage of time. He's not a hero, but he's lawful. He almost feels like a cosmic response to Megacity 1. This world is this chaotic, so we need someone like Judge Dredd to bring order.

51. Rick Grimes

The leader of the rag tag zombie survivor group in the Walking Dead. He will protect his family and friends at all costs. The best thing about Rick is how down to earth he is. He isn't afraid to face the hard truth and put someone down, he will fight to protect his group at all costs.

52. Hellboy

Hellboy is a hero for bucking his destiny and fighting to save the world he was made to destroy. Despite the fact he will probably never have the acceptance he desires.

53. Catwoman

Behind Wonder Woman, DC's leading lady. She is exciting to read, has a great relationship with Batman, and has been successful on her own.

54. Luke Skywalker

In the characters history you have it all hero, villian, teacher what more can you ask for? Not to mention hes a mainstay of one of the largest sc fi franchises of all time.

55. Swamp Thing

Not only one of the most iconic Vertigo characters, due to Alan Moore's now legendary run marrying the groundwork for the imprint, but recently brought back into the spotlight due to his appearance in Brightest Days conclusion and the amazing New 52 series by Scott Snyder.

56. Invisible Woman

One of the most prominent of all Marvel female characters. Fans eager to comprehend the evolution of comics would do well to read the evolution of her character, from a passive damsel in distress in her earliest appearances, to one of Marvel's strongest characters and somewhat the matriarch of the Marvel superhero community. A true heroine in ever sense of the word, alongside the rest of her team she dedicates her life solely to being a superhero.

57. Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown has worn many hats: girl friend, Spoiler, mother, Robin, dead person, Batgirl but the hat which fits the most is hero. She is a fun character and I hope DC remembers her just as a lot of us do.

58. Midnighter

With his battle computer and doors by his side, its damn near impossible to beat this ruthless badass. Then they made him gay! How can you not remember this dude.

59. Optimus Prime

Why should he be on the list? Well, because it's Optimus Prime! Whether you read the comics, watched one of the many cartoons growing up, or went and saw the live action movies in theaters then you know who Optimus Prime is just how awesome he can be.

60. Beast

A founding member of the X-Men, Dr. Hank McCoy is equally known for his blue fur and beastly appearance as he is for his superb intellect and wit. Beast currently helps Wolverine run the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, while also serving as a member of the Secret Avengers.

61. Booster Gold

Disgraced in his own time, Booster steals several pieces of superhero tech and time travels to the present to seek fame and glory as a superhero. Booster may have started off as a (lovable) money grubbing goofball, but he accomplished something many characters don't often get the chance to do: he's grown and matured. He's a loving brother, a father, a friend, and a hero to his core. He is the unnoticed guardian of the timestream, and the greatest hero you've never heard of!

62. Jean Grey

The classic X-woman, who`s one of the greatest telepaths in the Marvel universe 616, and the most famous host of the Phoenix force (who likes her so much, that it doesn`t want to leave her, it seems). A woman who has had to suffer alot, not only because of being a mutant and an X-men member, but also because of this incredible power of hers. And still, she does good. Still, she is kind and loving (except if you REALLY piss her off). Still she continues to fight (except if shes dead, and she`s dead alot). Because she is one of the greatest heroes of all time.

63. Thing

The Thing is one of the most loved characters in the Marvel Universe, appearing in more comic books than even legends like The Hulk or Thor! On top of that, he has been on over ten superhero teams, and has proven time and time again that everyone will love him for years to come. One more fact: He is the most well known and most people's favorite Fantastic Four member

64. Rogue

Once a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Rogue has become a veteran member of the X-Men. After many years, she has finally gained conscious control of her power to absorb the thoughts, abilities, and memories of others through physical contact.

65. Tony Chu

Tony Chu is a former Philadelphia police officer turned FDA agent with a unique ability; he is a Cibopath, someone who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats.

66. Kaine

Kaine was the first Spider-clone created by Professor Miles Warren, the Jackal. He has been cured of his cellular degeneration and is the new Scarlet Spider.

67. Wasp

She's a founding member of the Avengers, and the one who IMO gets the least amount of respect, both from Marvel and from fans. It's time we rally behind her and hopefully let Marvel see our support of her. Plus she was awesome in EMH.

68. Cassandra Cain

Cain is a valued member of the Bat Family. She is often overlooked but she has a quite interesting back story.

69. Nite Owl (Dreiberg)

Daniel is a great hero and he may be the most heroic of the Watchmen. He is the most grounded of the Watchmen and he isn't corrupt and he doesn't act solely on rage. He is a great hero and he fights because he truly wants to help people and do what is right.

70. Iceman

Much like the Human Torch, Bobby Drake was the youngest member of the original First Class. Since his debut, Iceman has always been the fun-loving character he is, even despite the travesties that keep popping up in the mutant community. Extremely powerful, he keeps a level head on the battlefield, and provides the voice of reason when his teammates are going through rough patches. From a little kid with snow powers, to a school teacher and omega-level mutant, Bobby's earned his spot as one of the best X-Men members and superhero in the Marvel Universe.

71. Damian Wayne

He is the exact definition of a hard-knocked-life, this kid has been training since he was a baby, he has came from a killer to just a very high tempered highly trained 10 year old. He may not be the best Robin, but he definitely does have potential and almost every scene that he has with Bruce/Batman, shows you that this is the Dark Knight's son.

72. Superboy

Legacy characters are a prevalent thing among comics. Whether it's characters based off of originals, clones, or people who were inspired by the original and took up the mantle. Superboy is a legacy character (and coincidentally also a clone....kind of), done correctly. He is the genetically bio-engineered clone/offspring of the combined genetic material of one of the world's greatest heroes (Superman) and one of it's most devious masterminds (Lex Luthor). From the very beginning this made for an interesting dynamic with the character. He wasn't born. He was created. And he had no real guiding force in his life until Clark found him. Eventually he wound up on that familiar farm on Smallville, living a similar life to the younger Clark Kent. We've seen this character grow and develop over the years. We've seen him struggle (that whole debacle during Teen Titans when he shaves his head, I'm foggy on the details, though) and most of all, we've seen him become incredibly interesting. He's not a rip off of either of the characters he takes his genetic material from, instead he is entirely his own.

73. Black Widow

Black Widow had a huge year in both comics and out of comics. Is more relevant now than ever before and consequently appearing in many series (Secret Avengers for examps) and among many others. Super spies have many eyes with many eyes spying many uh. Actually I am mainly surprised no one else nominated her, in fact they probably have right? I just overlooked? Anyway she is a super spy and I think found member of Avengers... right? Movies never lie, especially movies with super spies and super spies have many eyes... "

74. Supergirl

I wasn't expecting much with the new Supergirl series, but this year Supergirl actually had some interesting stories. She has become a become a better character because of the New 52. She doesn't know much about her past and that effects her future on earth. I can't wait to actually see her as a real superhero once she grows into her own skin.

75. The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet has been around for awhile and deserves some love. He is still quite relevant with everything going on and has proven to be a classic hero.

76. Spawn (Simmons)

Al Simmons, Special Ops soldier and human tank-death machine, was stabbed in the back by the government agency he was once loyal to. his death led him to hell, and in a spur of the moment choice, he struck a deal with the devil. Transformed into the ultimate general of Hell's dark armies, his fate was to lead Malebolgia to victory against the Shining City. Dawning the name Spawn, he first combated crime at the street level, before spitting in destiny's face and rewriting it. Brief ruler of Hell, this Other-worldy anti-hero has saved the Earth time and again, now laid to rest by his own hand for a well deserved sleep.

77. Michonne

The Walking Dead is a superb series with alot of great characters, but my vote goes to this sword wielding bad ass. She gets things done and when the series first began the only girl power we got was from Andrea "who I am hoping is also nominated" plus she uses a SWORD against hordes of zombies a freakin SWORD.

78. Vic Sage

The Question was always a neat character but the Justice League Unlimited made him just the coolest hero. More paranoid than Mulder from X-Files the Question is mysterious and hilarious all at the same time. He puts both Superman and Lex Luther in their places in the show. Did DC take this wonderful character development and run with it? Nope they gave a slow lingering death. Just what Question fans wanted.

79. Ted Kord

Ted is a genius scientist with an expert fighting skill. He is also the only hero I know who struggles with staying in shape. His death was a big blow to me. I would like to see him come back as a sort of mentor to Jamie. DC does love killing heroes and bringing them back. Hell, in my top four Guy died once, two Blue Beetles died, Booster "faked" his death and Ice died. That's five deaths for four charters.

80. Invincible

Well written, well drawn, flawed. Mark is trying to be heroic but at times, he crosses the line, he struggles with his choices

81. Spectre

The Spectre is what I consider to be one of the most underrated heroes ever. I see the Spectre as a dark, spiritual twist on Superman's early mythology, and the addition of a religion to the genre to be a groundbreaking revelation. If you do not agree with me, read Kingdom Come, where the Spectre acts as a both a spiritual guide and a superhero, whose superheroic powers are outweighed by his lack of humanity.

82. Psylocke

Brit beauty Psylocke is a mutant with vast telepathic & telekinetic powers that she can focus into deadly psi-blades. She is a stealthy martial artist, a former fashion model and a prominent X-Man. Psylocke is currently a member of X-Force and Utopia's security team.

83. Professor X

Professor X has had a very quiet year, admittedly but the X-Men have had a huge frantic year and you can't have the X-Men without Professor X. Founder of the X-Men (or wait was that Wolverine... ugh) and I saw someone nominate Magneto and you can't really have a heroes list with Magneto on it and not Xavier. Thats like having a list with Axel Rose on it but not Slash. Or should that be the other way around?

84. Cyborg

Cyborg is a founder of the Justice League, and specializes in Apokolipian tech. He also is the most memorable and big change of the New52 being the one of the best received changes(though some MMH fans are still mad about it) and the most controversial. His attitude and power set make him a indispensable and fun part of the Justice League.

85. Ms. Marvel

I might be a bit biased here. But as a character, she's rare to comics in general. There can be no doubt that she's a powerhouse and a major character as she has her own solo book at Marvel(Shocking I know), but she's from our society, most of the time when we see this we see powerful female she can't relate to our society, she's in one way or another, an alien to us. Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel gives us a clear message, you can be powerful, female and you don't need someone to explain Ice Cream to you.

86. Orion

The Dog of War. Born on Apokolips, but raised on New Genesis, Orion has proven to have a hero's mettle by finding his inner peace, controlling the rage in his heart to the benefit of New Genesis - it ain't easy being the son of Darkseid...

87. Krypto

You had this coming! Krypto is Superman's loyal dog! Everytime Krypto is featured in a comic, you get an emotional outlook of Superman and Krypto. He has proven himself to be better than any woman that Superman has been with.

88. Saint Walker

Saint Walker the first and greatest Blue Lantern, has inspired hope into the hearts of countless people. He currently is a vital part of the New Guardians and is the unspoken hero of the team, without him many people and worlds would be lost.

89. Master Chief

Master Chief is a military and spiritual hero alike, since he boosted the Human/UNSC morale in battle, and saved countless human lives. He has even saved the entire galaxy from genocide via destroying the Halo rings. Not to mention Master Chief has inspired many other Spartans (Ex. Fred, Will, Kurt, etc.) and UNSC/ODST Soldiers.

90. Mr. Fantastic

A superscretcher! Capable of building pocket universe creating devices, any day of the week! Even Monday (well, he hasn`t done that YET)! A master of logical thinking! Usually. The man isn`t without flaws, which isn`t a suprise to anyone who has read stories that have him. But it creates cool plotpoints and stories (not always, obviously). It makes him more realistic. Besides, like all great heroes, he always understands the error of his ways, if he has done something questionable, (or even catastrophic) he usually finds a way to make things right. And his good sides outweigh the bad ones. That`s the sign of a great hero.

91. Han Solo

Simply starting out as a smuggler with no intentions but his own, he soon learns heroism and bravery from the pure-hearted Luke Skywalker. He becomes the hero that every kid wanted to be as a child, the gun-slinging space cowboy and the ladies man.

92. Red Tornado

An android created by T.O. Morrow to infiltrate the superhero community he is now one of the powerhouses of the Justice League. He has proven to be one of the best parts of all the shows he has appeared in and in all the comics too.

93. Doctor Strange

Dr. Strange was once a gifted but egotistical surgeon who, after an accident, sought out The Ancient One to heal his wounded hands. Instead, he trained to become Master of the Mystic Arts and the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth.

94. Beast Boy

The fun and loving hero! Beast Boy is the type of character that you need to get away from the dark and gruesome parts of comics and TV.

95. Hank Pym

Hank Pym doesn't need no super strength or a ridiculous healing factor, he'll just kick your ass with SCIENCE. Or in the 80s when he would just be awesome and have a miniaturised arsenal of weapons in his coat pockets ready to enlarge to use. Either way, you'd still get your ass kicked.

96. Blue Beetle

He is one with the scarab and can be very dangerous. If he were to let the scarab take complete control and use all its powers, you don't want to cross paths with him. However, Jaime has managed to use his scarab for good and has earned his right to be known as a great superhero.

97. Guy Gardner

How can you not love Guy Gardner. He mooned Batman for crying out loud and has a U of M sticker on him Lantern Battery. Hell he went top U of M. When he is dogging on the other heroes or struggling with Ice he is at his best. Sure his character went through a bad spell when DC made him a nice guy, suck up and turned him into Warrior but he is back now and, ready to rock.

98. Vision

The son of Ultron. He is a unqiue character that has a rich past.

99. Raphael

Rafeal is the best fighter and arguably the best turtle. He has the best fighting skills and always stands up for what is right. He will go against his brothers to fight for what he believes in and is a great hero.

100. Jubilee

Jubilee was a spunky mutant teenage mall rat who could release colorful explosive plasmoids and detonate matter at a sub-atomic level. She has since then been transformed into a vampire. Jubilation is now a member of the Forgiven, although she will always have a place amongst her fellow X-Men.

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#1 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the format was a lot better this year.

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#2 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz said:

I think the format was a lot better this year.

you're telling me...much better...

first off I think I was using word somehow last year (though for the life of me I don't know how or why). thank goodness for excel (or rather this time: Google Spreadsheet!). And the whole "inital order" system was WAY flawed (don't care about the result, but the system that got it was very flawed).

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#3 Edited by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Aside from the whole tie-breaking thing, this was much better this year. Can't wait for the next list.

#4 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Aside from the whole tie-breaking thing, this was much better this year. Can't wait for the next list.

yeah, we need to play with what we want to do for tie breaking. I was thinking maybe next time we'll do a public poll to break the ties instead of depending on you guys (plus inputting that data needs to be simplifed). But we at least in this list we needed something. Best example was 94-105. That whole lot was tied so 5 had to go to the runner up list but all 12 of them had the same total (which just so happens to be 12 pts)

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#5 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Just gonna say it, your spelling makes me cringe.

Putting my nit-picky jerk self aside, I think it's a really good list. Thanks for putting all your hard work into it.

Is a top villains list going to be the next list that was referred to?

#6 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@jobiwankenobi said:

Just gonna say it, your spelling makes me cringe.

Putting my nit-picky jerk self aside, I think it's a really good list. Thanks for putting all your hard work into it.

Is a top villains list going to be the next list that was referred to?

sort of unsure on the next list. I'll do a poll some time soon to let the community decide.

are the errors in the nominations or where are you seeing them? (I know there was a lot of errors in the reasons because I kept having to correct them...didn't actually write them their nominators did or else it is the character's default paragraph). pm me and we'll fix some of those errors.

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#7 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: Oh they don't make it hard to understand or anything. I'm just used to editing people's English papers, and so I notice every single spelling error in everything. It's kind of a curse for me, but it's nothing you need to worry yourself about in the slightest, especially considering all the work I assume this endeavor entails. Besides, your list is huge and written by various people, so it's inevitable that spelling errors will be everywhere.

#8 Posted by Lvenger (18295 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't worry about the format Poet. It's the quality that counts and this year had some excellent voting! Though there are some characters I don't like on here, this is a democracy after all and overall it's a great list! Kudos to all the nominators and fellow voters.

#9 Posted by Mucklefluga (2513 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay! Tony Chu got in the top 65! That's good enough for me! On a side nnote i voted for my favourite characters this year.

#10 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (3712 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

@jobiwankenobi said:

Just gonna say it, your spelling makes me cringe.

Putting my nit-picky jerk self aside, I think it's a really good list. Thanks for putting all your hard work into it.

Is a top villains list going to be the next list that was referred to?

sort of unsure on the next list. I'll do a poll some time soon to let the community decide.

are the errors in the nominations or where are you seeing them? (I know there was a lot of errors in the reasons because I kept having to correct them...didn't actually write them their nominators did or else it is the character's default paragraph). pm me and we'll fix some of those errors.

Screw the community! ) P

It should be the villains list!

And at least half of the entire community should vote for it! And the next ones after that!

#11 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (3712 posts) - - Show Bio

Or maybe the supporting characters-list...

#12 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, I'm surprised by how well Hulk did, he seems to get a lot of hate on here...

#13 Posted by SuperHulk8642 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

Sick and tired of seeing batman at number one. and Nightwing gambit storm wally west and nightcrawler should all be lower but Iron man and Hal jordan should be higher.

#14 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4362 posts) - - Show Bio

@SuperHulk8642 said:

Sick and tired of seeing batman at number one. and Nightwing gambit storm wally west and nightcrawler should all be lower but Iron man and Hal jordan should be higher.

last year storm was number one

#15 Posted by Moonchilde (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

Great list. I like the characters and order on this years list a lot more then last years.

Bring on a Villains List Next!

#16 Posted by TheVoiceOfReason (747 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see The Question made it on here.

#17 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@jobiwankenobi: Lol my bad I was rushing to get my nominations up before someone else could nominate the same characters and I'm just now noticing how bad some are... I used One instead of Won on Storm.....

#18 Posted by sinestro_GL (3050 posts) - - Show Bio

Great list and great effort by the community!

Happy to see that at least one New God made the top 100!

#19 Posted by jhazzroucher (15072 posts) - - Show Bio

Storm may not be number 1 this year, but seeing her at number 4 is still awesome! : )

#20 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1622 posts) - - Show Bio

Jubilee??? Really? Well at least she's 100

#21 Posted by jhazzroucher (15072 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991: who wrote the comment for Storm? it's too short. : (

#22 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: Me, your welcome by the way jeesh.

#23 Posted by Starleafgirl (1341 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay for Penance/Hollow!

I would've given all five points to her, too, if I'd known she could actually be in this and I hadn't lost my power due to Hurricane Sandy. Oh well, Top 50's pretty darn good! ^.^

#24 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8867 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the banner

#25 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17261 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb said:

Wow, I'm surprised by how well Hulk did, he seems to get a lot of hate on here...

HULK !!!! SMASH !!!

#26 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheAcidSkull said:

@guttridgeb said:

Wow, I'm surprised by how well Hulk did, he seems to get a lot of hate on here...

HULK !!!! SMASH !!!

Exactly :D

#27 Posted by CairoEvans (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Jubilee on this list? In the comics and in the show, all the X-Mentold her to stay in one spot, then she'd leave and fuck up the whole mission and Wolverine would have to go and save her. She's the definition of useless.

#28 Posted by Reignmaker (2227 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal Jordan isn't as low as I'd like. But I'm sure Geoff Johns and his fan boys have got to be miffed that he couldn't crack the top 20. So I'll take satisfaction knowing that.

Oh yeah, and to all those Dark Knight haters out there, guess who's NUMBA ONE? Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na Batman!

#29 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@haydenclaireheroes said:

Love the banner

thanks. I like how it turned out as well. I wish I could draw like that, but at least I can say I can letter and edit images pretty well...

It just needed something...

@Reignmaker said:

Hal Jordan isn't as low as I'd like. But I'm sure Geoff Johns and his fan boys have got to be miffed that he couldn't crack the top 20. So I'll take satisfaction knowing that.

Oh yeah, and to all those Dark Knight haters out there, guess who's NUMBA ONE? Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na Batman!

you sound like someone who would have suported Hal's nomination to last years Villain list :P

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#30 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@CairoEvans said:

Why is Jubilee on this list? In the comics and in the show, all the X-Mentold her to stay in one spot, then she'd leave and fuck up the whole mission and Wolverine would have to go and save her. She's the definition of useless.

She was nominated and people voted for her.

#31 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

@CairoEvans said:

Why is Jubilee on this list? In the comics and in the show, all the X-Mentold her to stay in one spot, then she'd leave and fuck up the whole mission and Wolverine would have to go and save her. She's the definition of useless.

She was nominated and people voted for her.

not to mention co-signed...

Previously I had a generic response to stuff regarding placement of a character, but apparently I came off as uninterested in others' oppinions so instead I'm just going to read the comments and ask questions periodically (thought I would mention that fact...)

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#32 Posted by GeekyEverAfter (344 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome list! I'm highly satisfied with characters that are listed, these character are what make comics fun and interesting to read. I would really like it if you guys created a list for Villains next time.

#33 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17572 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad Batman is number one. I am also glad Thor managed to be in the top ten,thanks for making this possible cant wait to vote till next year.

#34 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

So so so so so happy Finn made the list and in the top half! (#47). Epic!

ADVENTURE TIME!

#35 Posted by GothamCityRogues (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Got to agree that Batman is boss

#37 Posted by TheThe (1729 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reignmaker said:

Hal Jordan isn't as low as I'd like. But I'm sure Geoff Johns and his fan boys have got to be miffed that he couldn't crack the top 20. So I'll take satisfaction knowing that.

Oh yeah, and to all those Dark Knight haters out there, guess who's NUMBA ONE? Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na Batman!

Ah ah ah; this is very much what i were thinking! Flop Jordan, flop! ah ah ah lol(just kidding by the way^^)

#38 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7686 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz said:

I think the format was a lot better this year.

Same

This year's list was much better also.

#39 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Good work. Wolvie is a bit low. Even though it's understandable given the way Marvel overuses him.

#40 Posted by Sylvain (1640 posts) - - Show Bio

Ouch The Doctor is so misranked for what he worth!Number 29 realy!Anyways good list except for this point :).

#41 Posted by jhazzroucher (15072 posts) - - Show Bio

@Starleafgirl said:

Yay for Penance/Hollow!

I would've given all five points to her, too, if I'd known she could actually be in this and I hadn't lost my power due to Hurricane Sandy. Oh well, Top 50's pretty darn good! ^.^

If you have voted, Hollow/Penance would have been inside top 25. But i clearly understood the situation you were in #1 Hollow/Penance fan! : )

Hollow/Penance is awesome!

#42 Posted by jhazzroucher (15072 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: i've made threads about this poll on other 3 sites. Maybe more next week.

#43 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher said:

@The Poet: i've made threads about this poll on other 3 sites. Maybe more next week.

I appreciate it. However, remember not to go too crazy advertising this. I mean, this isn't the list to end all lists (wasn't our mission at least in my mind). It's more made to illustrate the diversity and the interests of the 121+ people who partisapted in the list. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't mind more viewers (that's something Gman likes...more people viewing the site...) and that could get more new users to partisapte next time (whenever that is...), but I want us to be humble about this whole thing because we know this does not represent EVERYONE's top 100 favorites, more just a conglomeration of some of the partispants' favorites.

That make sense? I'm not saying I don't appreciate it. Just wanted you to keep that in mind when/if you do make threads about this on other sites.

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#44 Posted by jhazzroucher (15072 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@The Poet: i've made threads about this poll on other 3 sites. Maybe more next week.

I appreciate it. However, remember not to go too crazy advertising this. I mean, this isn't the list to end all lists (wasn't our mission at least in my mind). It's more made to illustrate the diversity and the interests of the 121+ people who partisapted in the list. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't mind more viewers (that's something Gman likes...more people viewing the site...) and that could get more new users to partisapte next time (whenever that is...), but I want us to be humble about this whole thing because we know this does not represent EVERYONE's top 100 favorites, more just a conglomeration of some of the partispants' favorites.

That make sense? I'm not saying I don't appreciate it. Just wanted you to keep that in mind when/if you do make threads about this on other sites.

I do put info that 121 comic vine members participated the poll or give a link but some people just go beyond my info.

#45 Posted by jhazzroucher (15072 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

@jhazzroucher: Me, your welcome by the way jeesh.

I see. Just try to make it longer and more interesting to read so that when people read it, they really could feel who Storm is all about.

#46 Posted by THORSON (2317 posts) - - Show Bio

the avengers should be top 4

iron man at 1

hulk 2, thor 3 and cap 4 then hawkeye, black widow, nick fury

#47 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@THORSON said:

the avengers should be top 4

iron man at 1

hulk 2, thor 3 and cap 4 then hawkeye, black widow, nick fury

The community thinks otherwise. This was all voted

#48 Posted by MissyMoxie (60 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice

#49 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Next year it will be Superman.

#50 Edited by The_Tree (7206 posts) - - Show Bio

@SandMan_:

2013, baby! The year of Superman: The Man of Steel!