The Top 10 Best Superhero Teams

Every comic book fan knows about at least one superhero team and most of them have a favorite team. But what are the best superhero teams? Which ones are creative,memorable, and have stood the test of time? Well, since no one else felt like it I'm going to try to do the most fair, unbiased top 10 list as possible. Why? Because this is the best superhero teams list not my favorites. Also, these teams are ordered based on team interactions and how creative, memorable, interesting, and popular they are. So, without further explanation, here's the top 10 best superhero teams.

Number 10: The Doom Patrol

They may not be as popular or well known as some of these other teams, but the Doom Patrol are a great team. Why? Because MOST of the team members are very creative and memorable on this team. Add to this that beast boy gives this team a connection to the Teen Titans and you've got one awesome group.

Number 9: The Liberty Legion

Again. this is a team that isn't very popular and also isn't that well known, but they're still one of the best teams ever. Why? Because it united several obscure characters and showed that Bucky actually has some leadership skills, something that would be used during Dark Reign when he was the leader of the New Avengers.

Number 8: The Metal Men

While this team is (sadly) underused, they're still pretty memorable because they're all machines being ordered by their leader, but have personalities of their own! This could lead to some humorous dialogue if DC (hopefully) relaunches the Metal Men in the "Fourth Wave" of the New 52.

Number 7: The Legion of Superheroes

The reason why I chose two pictures for the Legion is also why they're so great, there's so many of them! Add to that the cool futuristic elements of the team and new members with every new iteration of the group and you have one of the most memorable and different teams ever!

Number 6: The Justice League

DC's biggest team was going to be number 7, but one thing changed my mind about this: all the great JL runs. Whether it the League from the 70's, 80's, or 90's your going to get a lot of great stories.

Number 5: The Justice Society of America

Sorry marvel, DC has the better WWll team. The reason for this is that the JSA may have began in WWll, but they're still active today. HOW? Because they're grand kids are fighting the battle against evil now. This gives the JSA a different kind of feel since there's been generations of these heroes. Oh, and did I mention all the creative characters present in this book?

Number 4: The Fantastic Four

No, I didn't put the FF in fourth place for laughs. This is just where I thought they deserved to be. The FF always felt more close-knit to me because they're a family. Even if they bicker, they still love each and I love that! In addition the sci-fi elements help flesh out this Grade-A team.

Number 3: The Teen Titans

This comic may be bad right now, but its had its fair share of well-done runs. What makes TT such a good team, though, is that these characters are so interesting and, like regular teens, have problems. Cyborg has to deal with being more machine than man, Raven knows she could destroy the world and Starfire has a dark past. This makes the teens a great team.

Number 2: The Avengers

Whether you like this fact or not, The Avengers are a more well-rounded team then the Justice League. Why? Well, the JL almost always consists of Superman, Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Aquaman with a few other members. The avengers has its usual members but seems to always have a few new ones up its sleeve (if a team could have a sleeve) and multiple titles. Sure Justice League has three titles right now but one of them is being cancelled. Not to mention that the avengers have turned countless obscure heroes in to big players. So, what else can you say but AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! (yeah that line never really made sense to me :)

And the number 1 team is... The X-Men!

Even if you don't like this team, you've gotta admit they're the best. Why? Because they've got almost ten series going on right now and there comics aren't even that good right now! (Well maybe a few :) This alone proves the X-Men are great but then there's the fact that they've had even more members than the legion of superheros and include some of the weirdest (if not coolest!) superheroes around. Oh, and did I mention Wolverine, arguably the most popular Marvel character is on this team? Another reason why the X-men are awesome is the fact that they're constantly being attacked, insulted, and persecuted yet they still try to do the right thing, If that doesn't make you admit the X-Men are awesome then your dumber than Toad!

So what did you think of this list? Love it? Hate it? I want to know so comment below! Thanks for reading and as always...

Read All-Star Superman! (I'll post another one of these next week! :)

16 Comments
16 Comments
Posted by CrimsonCake

The avengers being More "Well Rounded" really isn't a fact.Great list anyway but X men is the number one team because they have more titles and more members?

Posted by Duke_Nasty

X-Men are definitely the best but the JLA>>>>>Teen Titans and F4

Posted by cattlebattle

I agree with this list, although I would have probably put the Defenders on here somewhere, they used to have the weirdest adventures

Posted by cyberninja

10: The Defenders 
 9: The Authority 
 8: Guardians of the Globe 
7: Top 10 
6: Annihilators 
5: Wildcats 
4: Planetary 
3: The End League 
2: Watchmen  
1: Justice League

Posted by The Stegman
10. Doom Patrol 9. The JSA 8. Legion of Superheroes 7.  Nightwing's Outsiders 6. Fantastic Four 5. Secret Six  4. X Men  3. Teen Titans 2. Avengers 1 Justice League of America 
Posted by bloodyzombies1

@cattlebattle: Thanks for the feedback! I to love the defenders but almost if not all of them have been avengers or xmem. Also they never had any real unique things about them. (For example Metal Men are metal, xmen are muties, legions of superheros are from the future.

Posted by Dhor

Justice league>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The avengers. you list is TOO biased towards Marvel

Posted by menaceforever

You forgot that Beast Boy and Starfire have to cope with having green and orange skin.

Posted by The_Tree

I like that you have the Doom Patrol on your list.

  1. Doom Patrol
  2. Fantastic Four
  3. Justice League International
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy
  5. Stormwatch
  6. Thunderbolts
  7. Teen Titans
  8. Justice Society of America
  9. Justice League of America
  10. Guardians of the Globe
Posted by Vance Astro
@Dhor said:

Justice league>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The avengers. you list is TOO biased towards Marvel

I don't think the list is biased. Half the teams on it are DC. He also gives explanations. It's his opinion though.To be honest I think there are Marvel teams that are far better than some of the DC teams that are on the list.
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Posted by jhazzroucher

@bloodyzombies1: Yeah! The X-Men will always be the number 1 team.

Edited by Twentyfive

I love your list. The X-Men are most certainly the best Superhero team. They did some stuff that in its time seemed unimaginable.

The X-Men endured things that minorities in real life had to in the Civil Rights era. Their stories are down to earth, even for a comic, and they were the first team to bring diversity to their line-up (and are still, in 2012, the only popular team with a prominent character that is Black).

Their villain, Magneto, who I consider to be the best comic villain, could have been anyone. These are things that makes a great team.

Also, I LOVE the Doom Patrol, and await their return in the New 52.

Posted by Jorgevy

Why the hate on current Teen Titans? maybe it's because I didnt read it before, but I love the N52 run...

well, it's hard to exactly top teams because for instance, for me the X-men are a bunch of teams, not just one team, they are so big they are more like an organization or alliance or corporation. It's kinda weird to explain...

but I do like several teams, which include the Birds of Prey, some Avengers and some Justice League. JSA is pretty cool too, and I don't know if the New Guardians counts, but I love it as well

Posted by Strafe Prower

No Outsiders?

/ignores list :P

Edited by Jnr6Lil

@Twentyfive said:

I love your list. The X-Men are most certainly the best Superhero team. They did some stuff that in its time seemed unimaginable.

The X-Men endured things that minorities in real life had to in the Civil Rights era. Their stories are down to earth, even for a comic, and they were the first team to bring diversity to their line-up (and are still, in 2012, the only popular team with a prominent character that is Black).

Their villain, Magneto, who I consider to be the best comic villain, could have been anyone. These are things that makes a great team.

Also, I LOVE the Doom Patrol, and await their return in the New 52.

This

People have to realize with most if not all superhero teams, they're all trying to save the world

X-Men weren't focused on saving the world, they were focused on controlling their powers while advocating mutant rights. Saving the world just happened to be a medium to do that.

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

@ dhor. Your math is way off. There are 6 DC teams on the list and 4 for Marvel. Hardly biased.