#1 Edited by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello ppl of comic vine in this thread we explore the ways a comic book charactercan become FAN FAVORITE wether he/she is a hero or villian

1.Name matters: This is pretty clear as u cant have a superhero named duckman or racoondude give him a cool name like superman,spiderman,or Ironman.

2.Dont make him cheesy: This is pretty simple dont make him silly or just a side character

3.Start slowly: The character should be first given small parts in various comics

4.Match his personality with his powers: This a very common mistake as actually studies have shown fictional character's personality relation to their powers is more comprehensable for example you dont see wolverine laughing or batman cracking jokes.

5.Relate him: Make him a far distant cousin or something like that of an already popular character.

6.Sacrifice:Let a tragedy happen to him in an event which will make people recognize him as the perfect example for that is the death of superboy in infinite crisis which was definetly one of the most touching moments of the event.

7.Costume also matters: Costumes are half way the journey to becoming popular enough said.

8.Create a World: The character must have a certain world around him that connects him with other heroes like the brother and sister relationship between nightcrawler and kitty.

9.Must Love: The character male or female must have some sort of romance in their lives which is also something that makes people sympathize with him like a life love or a romantic interest.

10.Now go faster: after all of the previous steps are done you can start including him in other big events and start to make him a big name.

FEEL FREE TO ADD UR OWN STEPS

#2 Posted by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

COME ON

#3 Posted by roboadmiral (546 posts) - - Show Bio

Step1. Create character

Step 2. ????????????

Step 3. Profit

Joke aside, if there was a formula for creating fan-favorites, Marvel and DC would have figured it out by now and every character would be an audience-darling. Characters that resonate with the audience to do so for unexpected reasons and in unexpected ways. One of the most recent and most prevalent example being Deadpool. First appearing in 1991, he's exploded in popularity in the last 5-10 years. Many of the new fans of the character have never read a comic in their life. His popularity is due, in no small part, to the internet. You can find on any number of contextless Deadpool panels floating around forums and social networks showing off some joke, pop-culture reference, or particularly wacky image.

This certainly isn't the only way for a character to catch on, which is sort of the point. The same approach has been tried with other characters and failed. This is a subculture where Squirrel Girl has a cult following while Iron Man was a C-list character until the Robert Downey Jr. movie.

#4 Posted by mightyrearranger (1610 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Kick ass

2. If step 1 fails, die trying

3. When inevitably resurrected by the editorial staff, try harder to kick ass

4. Rinse and repeat

#5 Edited by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

Step1. Create character

Step 2. ????????????

Step 3. Profit

Joke aside, if there was a formula for creating fan-favorites, Marvel and DC would have figured it out by now and every character would be an audience-darling. Characters that resonate with the audience to do so for unexpected reasons and in unexpected ways. One of the most recent and most prevalent example being Deadpool. First appearing in 1991, he's exploded in popularity in the last 5-10 years. Many of the new fans of the character have never read a comic in their life. His popularity is due, in no small part, to the internet. You can find on any number of contextless Deadpool panels floating around forums and social networks showing off some joke, pop-culture reference, or particularly wacky image.

This certainly isn't the only way for a character to catch on, which is sort of the point. The same approach has been tried with other characters and failed. This is a subculture where Squirrel Girl has a cult following while Iron Man was a C-list character until the Robert Downey Jr. movie.

that is actually correct

#6 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello ppl of comic vine in this thread we explore the ways a comic book charactercan become FAN FAVORITE wether he/she is a hero or villian

1.Name matters: This is pretty clear as u cant have a superhero named duckman or racoondude give him a cool name like superman,spiderman,or Ironman.

This made me lol for some reason. I agree with @roboadmiral

#7 Posted by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

@flashdamn said:

Hello ppl of comic vine in this thread we explore the ways a comic book charactercan become FAN FAVORITE wether he/she is a hero or villian

1.Name matters: This is pretty clear as u cant have a superhero named duckman or racoondude give him a cool name like superman,spiderman,or Ironman.

This made me lol for some reason. I agree with @roboadmiral

yeah i was going for laughs there so ty

#8 Posted by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

BUMP

#9 Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello ppl of comic vine in this thread we explore the ways a comic book charactercan become FAN FAVORITE wether he/she is a hero or villian

1.Name matters: This is pretty clear as u cant have a superhero named duckman or racoondude give him a cool name like superman,spiderman,or Ironman.


Booster Gold defies this rule.

#10 Posted by nintendork666 (284 posts) - - Show Bio

u cant have a superhero named duckman




No, but you sure can have a private dick/family man named Duckman!

(hopefully someone here remembers what I'm talking about)

#11 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5894 posts) - - Show Bio

@flashdamn said:
u cant have a superhero named duckman

No, but you sure can have a private dick/family man named Duckman!

(hopefully someone here remembers what I'm talking about)

I remembered this show!!! Too bad it's not so well-known...

#12 Edited by jojjimbo (2472 posts) - - Show Bio

Step1. Create character

Step 2. ????????????

Step 3. Profit

Joke aside, if there was a formula for creating fan-favorites, Marvel and DC would have figured it out by now and every character would be an audience-darling. Characters that resonate with the audience to do so for unexpected reasons and in unexpected ways. One of the most recent and most prevalent example being Deadpool. First appearing in 1991, he's exploded in popularity in the last 5-10 years. Many of the new fans of the character have never read a comic in their life. His popularity is due, in no small part, to the internet. You can find on any number of contextless Deadpool panels floating around forums and social networks showing off some joke, pop-culture reference, or particularly wacky image.

This certainly isn't the only way for a character to catch on, which is sort of the point. The same approach has been tried with other characters and failed. This is a subculture where Squirrel Girl has a cult following while Iron Man was a C-list character until the Robert Downey Jr. movie.

Agreed.

#13 Edited by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

@flashdamn said:
u cant have a superhero named duckman

No, but you sure can have a private dick/family man named Duckman!

(hopefully someone here remembers what I'm talking about)

LOL

#14 Edited by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump