Second Stringers

We all know the archetype heroes, the ones that define our culture. The ones who you could namedrop to some kid in a third world country and they'd know them. Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Captain America, The Hulk. But then, there are the heroes who take a detour around the limelight and are recognized by fewer people, but loved all the same. This list pays homage to the great second-stringer characters. In no particular order.

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Posted by Mr.Q
solid list. there is something unidentifiable about the 'no names' that seem to make them stand out over the faces on the covers for me. whether it is in comics, TV, movies, acting, music where ever the brightest diamonds are always deeper in the mine. again great list.
Posted by CaptainCockblock
@Mr.Q: Thanks. Some of my favorites on the list are Wildcat and Green Arrow.
Posted by Mr.Q
@CaptainCockblock: I noticed. it pains me that these hidden gems must remain just that. I still can't believe how they dropped the ball with the Question.
Posted by Ultimate JSA

good list
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Posted by Ruvik_

great list
Posted by PCN24454

Green Arrow might just get promoted.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

Ray Palmer?

Posted by Guru_Crack

Alot of these I wouldn't even consider second string, like Ryan Choi doesn't compare to Booster Gold and Booster Gold doesn't compare to Shazam or Green Arrow in popularity.