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#1 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33069 posts) - - Show Bio

I was thinking recently that most hugely popular superheroes where created in the Golden Age and Silver Age of comics you'v got your Supermans and your Batmans, your Spider-Mens and your Hulks but what in your OPINION is the best and most popular superhero to be created in the last 10-15 years?

#2 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

In my opinion? Ultimate Captain America (created 2001 or 2002, if memory serves), and the Ultimates as a whole. Ultimate Cap is a great modernization of the original, and has given tons of memorable action-packed moments. Him taking on the Avengers, being President, and the infamous 'This letter stands for France' moment. Plus, the awesome one-liners he's given:

"We have a plan. We hit him till he drops."

#3 Edited by Cap10nate (2241 posts) - - Show Bio

Winter Soldier. While Bucky has been around for nearly 70 years, his revival as the Winter Soldier in 2004-05 makes him a new character to me.

His story has been my favorite of the past decade. He went from brainwashed assassin to a man troubled by his past and then finds a family of friends and becomes Captain America. He stays the course even after he loses his mantle and nearly his life. Even after losing the love of his life, he carries on.

#4 Posted by Chronus (1115 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter Stanchek.

#5 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33069 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Edited by RideASpaceCowboy (523 posts) - - Show Bio

Strictly within the last ten years I'd say Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, but within the last fifteen my answer would change to The Sentry (as the best, though not necessarily most popular).

Also don't forget that in the last fifteen years we've had Grant Morrison's New X-Men run, which gave us Quentin Quire and the Stepford Cuckoos.

Within the past ten years we've also had Geoff John's Green Lantern run, introducing Atrocitus and Larfleeze, Jon Ostrander's Star Wars: Legacy, which gave us Cade Skywalker, and Mark Millar's Superior starring the eponymous titular character.

#7 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6257 posts) - - Show Bio

Does Batwoman count? I know there was a Batwoman before, but the new one is a different person, and is quite different.

#8 Posted by Toxicant (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Anti-Venom and Flash Thompson as Venom would be my go-to picks. But technically all those characters already existed beforehand, so. . .

Fantomex is a little more than ten years old, but just a few months. If he doesn't count, then. . . maybe Iron Lad? Having a hard time coming up with good characters created within the ten year timeframe, and I suppose Iron Lad has as good a core concept as any.

#9 Posted by broo1232 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

Winter Solider obviously also Miles Morales definitely be on there as well and all of the Young Avengers especially Kate Bishop

#10 Posted by Billy Batson (57957 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder how long will it take to see Invincible, Damian Wayne, Jaime Reyes and the likes to be mentioned.

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#11 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3878 posts) - - Show Bio

Manifold can really become something in the Marvel U

#12 Edited by JonSmith (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

Invincible. Hands down.

#13 Edited by ImagineMan16 (466 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonsmith said:

Invincible. Hands down.

Beat me to it.

#15 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33069 posts) - - Show Bio

@billy_batson: I was expecting Mark to be the first character mentioned

#16 Edited by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine.

Agent Venom

Rulk ( Not Loebs Bullcr*p PIS machine, i mean Jeff Parkers awesome complicated character)

x-23( hands down THE best out of this list)

and Skaar.

#17 Posted by RustyRoy (12018 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian Wayne.

#18 Posted by Extremis (3344 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Hood.

I was initially unhappy about the resurrection of Jason Todd as I thought it would erase Batmans greatest failure. In actuality, the existence of Jason as the Red Hood only solidifies Batman's failure to protect Jason. It also creates an interesting relationship between Jason and Bruce as well as introduces a new dynamic for the bat family.

#19 Posted by russellmania77 (15024 posts) - - Show Bio

red hood

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

DC's Frankenstein

#21 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio
Tom Strong

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

I can't believe people are listing all these rebooted/revamped characters from 15+ years ago.

#23 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33069 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't believe people are listing all these rebooted/revamped characters from 15+ years ago.

yea most of these characters were created more than 10-15 years ago

#24 Posted by Extremis (3344 posts) - - Show Bio

Well considering there isn't a whole lot of room for new characters, let alone those who actually become successful, it's hard to come up with modern day hulks and Spider-Man's because it just doesn't happen anymore.

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

Does Batwoman count? I know there was a Batwoman before, but the new one is a different person, and is quite different.

I love Batwoman, but there was a previous Batwoman and Kate is too closely connected with Batman. That is why I looked elsewhere. Same with Damian Wayne.

#26 Edited by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian Wayne, IMO.

@knighthood:Wasn't that like 15 years ago?

#27 Edited by Extremis (3344 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha yeah Tom Strong was created in 1999

#28 Posted by RedQueen (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

Got to go with X-23.

Then Mark Grayson/Invincible.

#29 Posted by chalkshark (1187 posts) - - Show Bio

Jessica Jones, though she falls just outside of the 10 year mark. She's probably the last fully developed character Marvel has introduced to their universe.

#30 Posted by tomlikesfries (4643 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta go with Invincible.

#31 Posted by CheeseSticks (2449 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Hood. His new 52 series is very good and his relationship with Bruce and the other Robin are gold

#32 Edited by Havenless (1340 posts) - - Show Bio
@rustyroy said:

Damian Wayne.

1987

@broo1232 said:

Winter Solider obviously

1941

@extremis said:

Red Hood.

1983

@theacidskull said:

Kaine.

Agent Venom


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Guys, he's not asking for your favorite new costumes on classic characters, he's asking for new heroes.

By going with your logic, I would then pick Marvel Now's Carol Danvers. Her costume is slightly different, and her new superhero name isn't exactly like her old one, therefore she's a brand new hero!

#33 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@havenless: agent Venom was a new concept, sure the symbiot and and flash were created erlier, but the consent or The HERO were formed after wards. Kaine was a villain, but he has changed, carol is pretty much the same person with a different look, kaine and flash are not.

#34 Posted by johnkmccubbin91 (3486 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian Wayne

#35 Edited by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (745 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian Wayne for me, the first Robin I actually liked.

#36 Posted by Chronus (1115 posts) - - Show Bio

Within the past ten years we've also had Geoff John's Green Lantern run, introducing Atrocitus and Larfleeze

Those two shouldn't be considered as superheroes. Would Red Hood even be considered a superhero? He's more along the lines of a vigilante.

#37 Edited by Havenless (1340 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (10877 posts) - - Show Bio

Skaar

#39 Posted by JairamGanpat (952 posts) - - Show Bio

Quentin Quire

Miles Morales

Haunt... Was this guy's series cancelled though? I feel like I haven't bought a Haunt issue in forever.

#40 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (4305 posts) - - Show Bio

cool thread. let's see if I can have my time's of creation in order......

1) How about other Lantern Corps? the addition of the spectrum have made for quite interesting storylines, and Larfleeze is great. Don't know about "hero" criteria though.

2) Blue Marvel. Great character, incredibly underused and wasted.

3) Skaar. Fantastic continuation of the Hulk lineage.

4) y'know? I'm gonna have to agree with others on picks like Invincible, Rulk, and X23 also.

5) Honorable mentions from the X family IMO are: Rockslide and Darwin.

6) Young Avengers in general. Patriot is a great unique concept along with Wiccan.

how long has Plutoian been around?

#41 Edited by Extremis (3344 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with many of the points people have brought up but we r really splitting hairs when we r talking about vigilante vs superhero. That's a slippery slope as someone like Batman can then even be reduced to just a vigilante rather than a "super"hero. I instead think of superhero as sort of an umbrella term that encompasses all masked heroes, often even those with sometimes morally ambiguous actions. There are some you could say do wrong things but its all in an "ends justify the means" sort of ideology rather than the "means justifying the ends". The Watchmen is actually a commentary on this very notion. It's debatable which one is actually more ethical.

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

Skaar followed closely by Amadeus Cho.

#43 Edited by Uncanny_Doom (436 posts) - - Show Bio

Kick-Ass or the Runaways.

#44 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Pandora and the Movement will become best soon.

#45 Posted by RustyRoy (12018 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

Damian Wayne.

1987

@broo1232 said:

Winter Solider obviously

1941

@extremis said:

Red Hood.

1983

@theacidskull said:

Kaine.

Agent Venom


1994

1962

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Guys, he's not asking for your favorite new costumes on classic characters, he's asking for new heroes.

By going with your logic, I would then pick Marvel Now's Carol Danvers. Her costume is slightly different, and her new superhero name isn't exactly like her old one, therefore she's a brand new hero!

Damian Wayne wasn't a hero until 2006 atleast not Robin so he also counts.

#46 Edited by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian Wayne, IMO.

@knighthood:

Wasn't that like 15 years ago?

If it was 2014 I might have to come up with someone different. :)

#47 Edited by TDK_1997 (14704 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian Wayne and Invincible.

#48 Posted by Dernman (14973 posts) - - Show Bio

That Dernman. Sure he's been around longer then ten years but he didn't become a Super Hero until a few years ago.

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#49 Posted by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

Miles Morales

#50 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: I was hoping for actual new characters guys, not just rebooted old ones

Ultimate Cap's not a 'rebooted old character' in the vein of Winter Soldier, he's the alternate universe version of a mainstream 616 character. I think he qualifies as a newly-created superhero.

But if you want wholly-original characters, my vote goes for the Lantern Corps. Cheesy as they may be, they more or less revitalized the entire Green Lantern mythology, and the emotional aspect introduced a fresh spin to the Corps. Characters like Atrocitus, Larfleeze, and Nekron are all ingrained into GL now.