Favorite comic book character and company?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jrthebassguy, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. DC Comics (Batman, Superman)

    3 vote(s)
  2. Marvel Comics (Spiderman, X-Men)

    13 vote(s)
  3. Image Comics (Spawn)

    2 vote(s)
  4. Dark Horse Comics

    2 vote(s)
  5. Other

    2 vote(s)
  1. Ok, so what is your favorite?

    Character: Batman. He didnt need no stinkin powers! Plus hes all dark and shadowy....vigilante justice at its finest. Unlike some superheroes (ahem superman) batman would actually kill villains.

    Company: Marvel. I know Batman is a DC comic (i'm not stupid) but as far as a whole, Marvel seems to have the better comics.
  2. I used to be a huge Marvel fan, but slowly I began to appreciate the stuff from Image more. There's just something about characters like Witchblade, The Darkness, Spawn, the Gen 13 and Team 7 guys, and the rest of them.

    I also like some of the later stuff when they all sort of stopped using the "Image" name and just went under "Top Cow Productions" "Wildstorm Productions" "McFarlane Productions" etc. At least I think that's what Todd McFarlane chose, I don't remember. I haven't read comics in a while. :p

    Anyhoo, the last couple series I got into before I stopped reading comics altogether were Michael Turner's Fathom, J. Scott Campbell's Danger Girl and Jim Lee's Divine Right. I got up to about issue 6 in Divine Right before the comic stores I frequented started going out of business, and I was unable to get any of the later copies.

    As a whole, I'd have to go with Image now. If you'd asked me 8 years earlier, I would've said Marvel.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    well ive never really been into comics, but i definateley think marvel has some of the coolest characters. dc... bah, superman=dork, batman=just some rich buff guy that parades around thinkin hes a real superhero.. pshh everyone knows superheros have to have a power, not money :rolleyes:

  4. Reuben Flagg - "American Flagg" - First comics.

    It's very funny, very smart and very well drawn, with great action sequences. The creator (Howard Chaykin, I think) was thanked in the credits for Robocop - he should have been given much more credit because they derived a lot of the ambience from his work on American Flagg. If you get a chance, check it out (up thru issue 21, when someone else took over from the creator and it went downhill).
  5. Oh yeah, and I forgot - if I had to pick a character it would definitely be The Darkness. :p
  6. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    tank girl, obviously
  7. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I have always been partial to marvel. The style, attitude, characters, and story's always appealed to me more.

    I am particularly fond of spider-man. But the x-men universe is great because there are so many really cool characters.

    I also dig batman, because he is a super-hero with out any super-powers, so I guess he's just a regular hero, but at the same time he is kind of an anti-hero, but he really isn't...ya know?

    I'm not terribly big on comics, I am really only familiar with the more mainstream ones, but that's just fine, I can enjoy those just as much as any weird obscure thing anyday I'm sure.

    I think my favorite all time comic is Calvin and hobbes :p

    I should add, while I'm not very big on american comics, I am a huge Asterix fan, I'm very fond of tintin, and I enjoy various mangas, Cowboy bebop being my favotire..even though there are only 3 of them :meh:


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    NOW we are talkin comics :D
    that and Dilbert are my favorites!
  9. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    Dilbert is very underrated I think. It is one of the funniest satires around and yet it doesn't get nearly enough praise as it should. oh well.
  10. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Carlsen comics.

    Gaston (by Franquin)
  11. I guess I should of mentioned...

    I want to start my own comic book line. Well, probably more in the vein of "graphic novels" so I can tell big stories without having to issue a monthly repetition of the same things. I already have a basic idea, some characters involved, etc.

    I just wish I could draw (or use a medium like flash to do it) :meh:
  12. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Betty Cooper - DC Comics

    ....my first pornography.
  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    I can't narrow it down:

    Spider Jerusalem
    Saint of Killers
    Frank Miller's Batman
    Savage Dragon
    Pretty much the whole cast of the Invisibles, Hellboy, The Authority, Preacher and The Watchmen
    Punisher (as done by Dillon/Enis)

    Vertigo (a DC Comics Imprint) is really, really cool. But Darkhorse puts out some pretty killer stuff, most notably Batman vs. Predator and Predator vs. Aliens. Also, nearly anything Frank Miller has touched, like Sin City or when he was doing Daredevil.

    I'm pretty fond of most comics. Preacher being one of my favorites, with Transmetropolitan being almost tied.

    Other than that, I'm down with Batman, Spider-Man, Man of Steel (superman offshoot), Daredevil, Scion, the Flash, and a host of others.

    Don'y get me started on webcomics...
  14. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    I don't collect anymore, but I was pretty into them for a few years. Definitely Vertigo comics because they had the most consistently good writing, with Sandman at the top of the list.
  15. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Another believer. :)

    What did you collect?
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    Well, I've got all of the Sandman graphic novels (much cheaper than buying the individuals), the first Death series, a few Preacher graphic novels, Mr. Punch, umm....I think some Black Orchids and some other stuff I can't recall. I'd also get most Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore stuff I could get my hands on. All of my comics except the Sandman novels have been at my mother's house in Rhode Island for the past six years.
  17. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    You would love to brouse the collection I have from when I was a kid. It goes back to FF #6.
  18. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Gaston is pretty funny.

    I like Tintin (Hergé)

    Stateside, I'm a Marvel guy. Was hooked on the X-men at an early age, went on to Frank Miller's Daredevil.

    Great way to learn a language.
  19. flatwounds


    Apr 22, 2003
    Sydney, Oz
    I voted DC, for some reason I just cannot stand Marvel?
    Favourite character has to be the Spectre (Jim Corrigan, not the Hal Jordan), the Ostrander/Mandrake series of the 90's. It was such a good read, I think only about 62 issues - I still need about 15 of them. One day.

    Also love Hellboy, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was excellent. I also read Kevin Smiths own titles (not Daredevil or Green Arrow - although that one looked alright).

    I love Jim Mahfood also.
  20. The Maxx, by Sam Keith. Unsure about which company though. Man, it's wierd.