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#1 Posted by OmniBeast (512 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course, everyone has their favorite heroes. From what I've seen, their pretty common. I.e. Cap Am., Iron Man, Wolverine, Deadpool, Hulk, Supes, Bats, Spidey etc.

Whose your favorite underrated hero? Now, by underrated, I don't mean power wise. I mean in popularity.

I never thought Black Bolt was to popular up until this new Infinity Saga and Black Bolt has always been a personal favorite.

What about you guys? Got any? If so, why?

#2 Edited by JwwProd (10551 posts) - - Show Bio

Quite alot but I will name some.

Dr Solar, Judge Dredd, Deadman, Phantom Stranger, Captain Atom etc.

#3 Edited by OmniBeast (512 posts) - - Show Bio

@jwwprod: Good choices, I've actually never heard of Captain Solar, Judge Dredd is awesome imo. Never got into Deadman until recently with DC's whole trinity stuff. PS is interesting, and I was never a fan of Cap Atom.

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

Does Hawkeye count?

#5 Posted by OmniBeast (512 posts) - - Show Bio

Does Hawkeye count?


Eh... I can't say he's underrated but he's definitely not the most popular.

#6 Edited by Fallschirmjager (18940 posts) - - Show Bio

How is one underrated in popularity? You're either popular or you aren't

lol

#7 Posted by The_Red_Viper (4167 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a ton.

  • Steel
  • Hawkman
  • Shazam
  • Ghost Rider
  • Doc Strange
  • Black Panther

And more.

All of them deserve a solo series in my opinion. They can all be downright awesome with a good writer writing them.

#8 Posted by hyiena (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

The Guardian

#9 Posted by Bierschneeman (4212 posts) - - Show Bio

Batwing.... he needs more press....(not luke fox mind you devid zavimbe)

but since he has been my answer to every poll/question like this CV has in the last 2 months.... lets say...

BATMAN.... he deserves more respect, honor, and popularity in my own humnble opinion

#10 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22973 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyiena: he's pretty cool. Is he even in new 52 yet?

#11 Posted by OmniBeast (512 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: Well... yeah I guess , bluntly, but they're are levels. For example, Hawkeye isn't as popular as Hulk or IM, Ronin isn't that popular at all. Batman and Supes are top tier when it comes to it etc.

lol

@the_red_viper: I agree with literally all of them except, I think GR and Shazam are pretty popular though. They definitely need their own series but I don't think their underrated in popularity.

#12 Posted by longbowhunter (7704 posts) - - Show Bio

As a rule I'm more a fan of B and C list villains but some of my favorite obscure heros would be.

Deadman

Jack Knight (Starman)

The Question

Iron Fist

Black Tarantula

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#13 Posted by The_Tree (7943 posts) - - Show Bio

Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, Rip Hunter, Xombi, the Doom Patrol, Deadman, Captain Atom, Madrox, Hank Pym, Rick Jones.

#14 Posted by The_Red_Viper (4167 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: Well... yeah I guess , bluntly, but they're are levels. For example, Hawkeye isn't as popular as Hulk or IM, Ronin isn't that popular at all. Batman and Supes are top tier when it comes to it etc.

lol

@the_red_viper: I agree with literally all of them except, I think GR and Shazam are pretty popular though. They definitely need their own series but I don't think their underrated in popularity.

Shazam really got more popular lately, especially with the Injustice: Gods Among Us video game and that Geoff Johns story in the New 52, but I still think he deserves more. An ongoing Shazam run can be a killer.

GR got a little more popular since his 2 movies but I think he deserves more as well. He's really a great character, one of my faves in Marvel.

#15 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Adam Strange: this guy is the ultimate survivor, gives Batman a run for his money in strategy and beating the odds.

#16 Posted by OmniBeast (512 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_red_viper: I think Shazam and GR definitely need their solo series. Shazam has been doing pretty well in New52 his new more rugged personality is for the better imo.

As a rule I'm more a fan of B and C list villains but some of my favorite obscure heros would be.

Deadman

Jack Knight (Starman)

The Question

Iron Fist

Black Tarantula

Awesome list, haven't seen these names in awhile. I think Iron Fist just out shines here. He's always been awesome to me.

@the_tree said:

Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, Rip Hunter, Xombi, the Doom Patrol, Deadman, Captain Atom, Madrox, Hank Pym, Rick Jones.

I have not seen these names in a while. Blast frm the past almost. I never even heard of Madrox. Good list.

#17 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (2899 posts) - - Show Bio

The Question is one of my favorite characters (Vic not Montoya). I wish DC used him more efficiently.

#18 Posted by ThexX (1576 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier)
  • Black Widow
  • Black Panther (Shuri and T'Challa)
  • Union Jack
#19 Posted by Wolverine08 (45570 posts) - - Show Bio

#20 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

Shazam and skaar

#21 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

Not in any order.

Grifter

Backlash

Shaft (Youngblood)

Supreme

Icon

The Question

Jubilee

Werewolf By Night

Blade

Morbius

Badrock (Youngblood)

Diehard (Youngblood)

Shadowhawk

Savage Dragon

Colleen Wing

Nomad (Jack Monroe)

Catman

The Ferret (Malibu)

Nightman (Malibu)

Hellboy

Speedball

Firestar

Maxima

The Ray

Kato

Eternal Warrior

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#22 Posted by mightyrearranger (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

#23 Posted by MonsterStomp (20358 posts) - - Show Bio

Steel, Black Panther and Aquaman.

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

#25 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (12589 posts) - - Show Bio

I find myself favoring a lot the underrated hero's over the more popular ones. Mainly in DC. I've always been a huge fan of Zauriel and Aztek ever since Morrison's JLA. I've always loved The Outsiders because they usually highlight the lesser known characters of the DCU.

#26 Posted by batmannflash (6226 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther, Black Bolt, Zatanna

#27 Posted by Wolverine08 (45570 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther, Black Bolt, Zatanna

He's been a complete badass throughout Infinity!

#28 Posted by batmannflash (6226 posts) - - Show Bio
#29 Edited by Wolverine08 (45570 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmannflash:

Thanos learned to not underestimate Black Bolt! He's gone to have a busted ear drum next issue! Lol.

#30 Edited by batmannflash (6226 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: that scan should be a meme. Instead of the Michael Scott's "NOOO" it should be Black Bolt's "NOOO"

#31 Posted by SOG7dc (8085 posts) - - Show Bio

mr majestic, orion and grifter

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#32 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8675 posts) - - Show Bio
Damian Wayne

#33 Posted by War Killer (20292 posts) - - Show Bio
Hank Pym

#34 Posted by RelloMan (62 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellboy, Orion, Steel, Judge Dredd (loved the movie)... SILVER SURFER (Like the most powerful comic book character ever, gets no love)

#35 Edited by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

I say it every time I see this kind of thread pop up. Sleepwalker is awesome and much deserving of more popularity.

#36 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Moon Knight
  • Hellboy
  • Winter Soldier
  • The Ultimates
#37 Posted by Tyrus (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

Iceman - Most underrated X-Man

Quicksilver - Idiots call him an idiot because they spend too much time comparing him to The Flash

Ms. Marvel - Power-wise

#38 Posted by CyberWarrior (1596 posts) - - Show Bio

- Moon Knight

- Agent Venom (don't know if this counts)

#39 Posted by PowerHerc (85335 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Hercules
  2. Thing
  3. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)
  4. Thundra
  5. Big Barda
  6. Sersi
  7. Flash Gordon
#40 Edited by Xwraith (21407 posts) - - Show Bio

- Beta Ray Bill

- Guardians of the Galaxy (although they're not going to be underrated for much longer).

- Every X-Man who isn't Wolverine.

-Green Arrow (Even with the TV show, I still think he's underrated).

#41 Posted by Wolverine08 (45570 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

- Beta Ray Bill

- Guardians of the Galaxy (although they're not going to be underrated for much longer)

- Every X-Man who isn't Wolverine.

I wouldn't say the X-Men as a whole are underrated really.

#42 Edited by Xwraith (21407 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't say the X-Men as a whole are underrated really.

The general public doesn't know many other than Wolverine.

#43 Posted by Wolverine08 (45570 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

@wolverine08 said:

I wouldn't say the X-Men as a whole are underrated really.

The general public doesn't know many other than Wolverine.

True. Separately, the X-Men besides Wolverine are barely even known really, but I think as a whole they are somewhat known.

#44 Posted by silverJuggernaut (136 posts) - - Show Bio

silver surfer is my favorit hero ever and i think he is underrated. Quasar, Captain Atom, Blue Beetle Jamie Reese,

#45 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11269 posts) - - Show Bio
Tim Drake & Cassandra Cain
Billy Batson

Kyle Rayner
Guy Gardner

#46 Posted by tparks (5369 posts) - - Show Bio

In no particular order

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Invincible (and all of Invincible universe shared characters)
  • Wolf-Man
  • Luther Strode
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#47 Posted by gunmetalgrey (1275 posts) - - Show Bio

Figures no one else would mention Jack of Hearts, though he hasn't been around for a while.

#48 Posted by The_Red_Viper (4167 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, another character that I forgot, which I really think should get some more respect...

Wonder Woman.

She is part of the DC Trinity (Supes, Bats, WW), but why is she never treated as such? She is a great character and she has had some great runs (the N52 run started out good but now it isn't all that great from what I heard, didn't read it actually). She's this "no one's favorite super hero that just kinda has to be there" in my eyes. She would have gotten so much more attention if I could help it.

#49 Edited by Omnicrono (2128 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager said:

How is one underrated in popularity? You're either popular or you aren't

lol

Because one might not be as popular as you think he/she should be. Hence, he/she would be underrated in terms of popularity.

#50 Edited by HeckTate (1425 posts) - - Show Bio

My top 3 (DCU at least) are Animal Man, Swamp Thing, and John Constantine. They're all somewhat popular characters, but often underestimated in terms of power/ability. All 3 don't seem like much up front (except maybe Swamp Thing, he's a bit intimidating) but they have so much potential (see Buddy Baker replicating himself by using the abilities of bacteria on his opponents).