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#1 Posted by dmkicksballs13 (110 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not talking about being a fanboy of characters, but the characters who are surprisingly unpopular with fans.

Marvel - Hank Pym, Moon Knight, Hellstorm, Finesse, Punisher (this may seem odd, but considering how good Rucka's run was and how poorly it did in sales?)

DC - Aquaman, Martian Manhunter (to me a cooler version of Superman), Beast Boy, Captain Atom

Who do you think is underrated?

#2 Posted by CrimsonCake (2677 posts) - - Show Bio

Will Eisner's The Spirit, Blue Beetle, The Creeper , And The Question.

#3 Posted by MattMurderock (5 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with the ones you listed, I think Bullseye is an underrated Villain, dude killed someone from 300 yards away with a toothpick. He's pure insanity and my favorite villain of all time.

The new 52 Aquaman is a beast and has a great dynamic with the Justice League. I'm also gonna go ahead and say Blade, even though he had 3 really popular movies, but he doesn't have a comic book out right now. I wish they'd bring him out of the vault I always enjoyed Blade books.

#4 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20151 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel :

  • Electro
  • Speedball
  • Namorita
  • Rage
  • Night Thrasher
  • Nova
  • Shang Chi
  • Baron Zemo
  • Red Skull
  • Doctor Druid
  • Blackheart
  • Quasar
  • Gilgamesh
  • Jack of Hearts
  • Crossbones
  • Mole-Man
  • Beta Ray Bill
  • Blob

DC :

  • Static
  • Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes)
  • Martian Manhunter
  • Guy Gardner
  • Kyle Rayner
  • Lady Shiva
  • Green Arrow/Oliver Queen
  • Sand
  • The Shade
  • Major Disaster
  • The Question/Vic Sage
  • Animal Man
  • B'Wana Beast
  • Firestorm
  • Booster Gold
#5 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7704 posts) - - Show Bio

Punisher is underrated?

Arrow is underrated, Static is underrated?

People need to stop confusing underrated with underused.

#6 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23

#7 Posted by SmashBrawler (5633 posts) - - Show Bio

Firestorm.

Doctor Fate.

The original Doom Patrol.

#9 Posted by Yai_Inn (352 posts) - - Show Bio

Madrox 

#10 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

cloak & dagger,blue marvel, monica rambeau, iceman, darwin.

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

Marvel- Misty Knight and Colleen Wing

DC- Black Lightning and Martian Manhunter

Aquaman used to, but he is finally stepping out as the star he has always deserved to be.

#12 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

Hercules (Marvel)

Thundra

Hyperion (712)

Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)

Big Barda

#13 Posted by Kiltro95 (295 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this just Marvel and DC or in general?

The Shield Americas first Patriotic Superhero, Sheena the first woman to get her own comic, and Spring Heeled Jack the very first superhero in publication history.

#14 Posted by krspaceT (1473 posts) - - Show Bio

So many its hard to count

#15 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

Zot. He's like, completely unknown, but awesome.

#16 Posted by jonEsherfey (443 posts) - - Show Bio

The Question, Aquaman, and actually the Flash I feel is a bit underrated. For being on of the most powerful of the JLA and having some of the most interesting stories many non comic fans and comic fans alike kind of think he just runs fast even though there is much more to him.

#17 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Thor
  2. Sentry
  3. Hercules
  4. Hyperion
  5. Apocalyspe
#18 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

Jubilee, Big Barda, Vixen...

#19 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7704 posts) - - Show Bio

@jeanroygrant said:

  1. Thor
  2. Sentry
  3. Hercules
  4. Hyperion
  5. Apocalyspe

Thor is underrated?

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

@jeanroygrant said:

  1. Thor
  2. Sentry
  3. Hercules
  4. Hyperion
  5. Apocalyspe

Thor and Hercules are overrated.

#21 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil said:

@jeanroygrant said:

  1. Thor
  2. Sentry
  3. Hercules
  4. Hyperion
  5. Apocalyspe

Thor is underrated?

@tomlikesfries said:

@jeanroygrant said:

  1. Thor
  2. Sentry
  3. Hercules
  4. Hyperion
  5. Apocalyspe

Thor and Hercules are overrated.

Yes and no

#22 Edited by The Stegman (23931 posts) - - Show Bio

 Dick Grayson's Outsiders 
 
BRING THE TEAM BACK!! 
 

#23 Posted by Asagod (292 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil said:

@jeanroygrant said:

  1. Thor
  2. Sentry
  3. Hercules
  4. Hyperion
  5. Apocalyspe

Thor is underrated?

Yes! There are people who believe that Hulk can defeat him...

#24 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

@Asagod said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@jeanroygrant said:

  1. Thor
  2. Sentry
  3. Hercules
  4. Hyperion
  5. Apocalyspe

Thor is underrated?

Yes! There are people who believe that Hulk can defeat him...

And Green Lanterns lol.

#25 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio

Layla Miller

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#26 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Stegman
 Dick Grayson's Outsiders 
 
BRING THE TEAM BACK!! 
 
FCK YES!
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#27 Posted by Agent9149 (2894 posts) - - Show Bio

@jeanroygrant said:

  1. Thor
  2. Sentry
  3. Hercules
  4. Hyperion
  5. Apocalyspe

These characters aside form Hyperion (who isn't underrated either) are overrated

#28 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

@Agent9149 said:

@jeanroygrant said:

  1. Thor
  2. Sentry
  3. Hercules
  4. Hyperion
  5. Apocalyspe

These characters aside form Hyperion (who isn't underrated either) are overrated

IMO no.

#29 Posted by Pokeysteve (8253 posts) - - Show Bio

Huntress gets a pretty bad rap for some reason.

@MattMurderock said:

I agree with the ones you listed, I think Bullseye is an underrated Villain, dude killed someone from 300 yards away with a toothpick. He's pure insanity and my favorite villain of all time.

The new 52 Aquaman is a beast and has a great dynamic with the Justice League. I'm also gonna go ahead and say Blade, even though he had 3 really popular movies, but he doesn't have a comic book out right now. I wish they'd bring him out of the vault I always enjoyed Blade books.

People have trouble taking Bullseye seriously (me anyways) because of that toothpick thing. Killing someone with a toothpick i can get on board with. Throwing one that far is just ridiculous though.

#30 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5520 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's my list and it's not just DC or Marvel.

Shaft: From Youngblood of Image comics. Dude had the skills of Hawkeye/Green Arrow. But the the combat savy of Captain America. He was just a badass. Cool under pressure. Prepared for everything. He took down Badrock in a battle simulation in a matter of seconds. Beat Overtkill, and was the only human handpicked to not only join Youngblood, but to lead it. Hell, they even made Chapel take a SSS before he was eligible.

Radioactive Man: Yes. I'm talking the Simpsons Radioactive Man. I've read some of his comics, and while childish, his powerset is quite impressive. He's basically Superman/Cap Atom level. Hell his weakness is quite similar to Atoms. The lightning rod placed in his head are the only things keeping him stable, if it were to ever be removed, he would eventually reach critical mass and explode. He is also, for the most part, immortal. Since it is almost impossible to hurt him physically, and he cannot get sick due to being living nuclear energy. They should actually look into making a more serious version of him.

Shang Chi: How hard is it to write great stories about a martial artist? Especially one who is said to be one of the greatest on the planet. Prove it! Put him in stories were he has to use what he's learned over the years. Make him a member of the Secret Avengers or the reserves, and then have him go against characters who will push him to his limits. He could be used for more stealth missions, basically leaving him alone, and having to use his skill to survive.

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

and many, many more...........

#32 Posted by Noctis (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman

#33 Posted by stephens2177 (1030 posts) - - Show Bio

nuDCU Superboy

#34 Posted by Pokeysteve (8253 posts) - - Show Bio

@cosmicallyaware1: Who is the dude with Logan's claws and what looks to be Cyclops' eyes, in blue and yellow?

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

#36 Posted by The Incredible Huck (156 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed. Wonderman, Mimic and Ikaris are definitely underated/underused. I think Mimic is one of the most poorly used characters in the 616 universe. The exile version of Mimic was amazing. The 616 version is even more powerful, but they always portray him as a cowardly moron and he has never amounted to anything. So much potential, put him on X-Force or some smaller X-man team. He is a one man army.

#37 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

@guardiandevil83: For Shaft to be respected, you need some great runs on Youngblood. The book has too much Liefeld stigma.

#39 Edited by RedLantern23 (884 posts) - - Show Bio

Moon Knight 100%

#40 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio
Sleepwalker

#41 Edited by Fallen_Crippled (6450 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel

  • Nova
  • Iron Fist
  • Mockingbird
  • Vision
  • Blink
  • Domino
  • Gambit
  • Moon Knight

DC

  • Martian Manhunter
  • Raven
  • Hawkgirl
  • Etrigan
  • Saint Walker
  • Vixen
  • Animal Man
  • Wildcat
  • Amethyst
  • Captain Atom
#42 Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7820 posts) - - Show Bio

@blood1991: Agreed. Aquaman's awrsome!

Blue Beetle, Winter Soldier, and Nightwing.

People still keep thinking of him as Batman's sidekick. He really deserves better.

#43 Edited by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5784 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Bolt and the Inhumans. I've found them as an improved and cooler version of the X-Men.

#44 Posted by lightsout (1827 posts) - - Show Bio

a lot to read so I'll just comment on the OP - Martian Manhunter? I think many people realize that written literally/consistently he is very over-powered, but people LOVE J'onn (myself included). Since JLoA started, I've heard tons of people talk about how they miss the old personality he had pre-52, how he was the heart of the JL, etc etc.

He might be "un-popular" if you include mainstream people as "fans", but I think if you're looking at DC comic readers, MM is held in high regard.

#45 Edited by GunGunW (996 posts) - - Show Bio

Animal Man is pretty cool, and Swamp Thing, Captain Marvel is awesome, and many more.

#46 Edited by Havenless (1340 posts) - - Show Bio

Though he currently leads a team of Avengers, he still seems to be treated as a side character. Check out most of the covers of those comics, and he's in the freaking background. The leader of the team. Really.

He was conveniently absent from AvX, he did not have a major plot to play in Zero Tolerance, Civil War, Schism, Siege, or basically any crossover event in recent memory. This is fine for a C-list character, except that he's led the Avengers, AND X-Men, AND X-Factor, AND Starjammers, AND alternate dimension 'The Six' while he was trapped there, AND the Brotherhood of Mutants. It's like Marvel forgets he exists whenever a major crossover happens.

Why wasn't he playable in either of the X-Men Legends games? Toad, but no Havok? Really?

And Red Hoola Hoops? %^&* YOU FOX!!!

#47 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3526 posts) - - Show Bio

Havok, Banshee, Polaris, Siryn/Banshee 2, Dazzler and Magma.

#48 Edited by tigerkaya (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

#49 Edited by dum529001 (1624 posts) - - Show Bio

Word!

#50 Posted by HumanRocket (7784 posts) - - Show Bio

The Question Winter Soldier and Wiccan