National Comic Book Day: My Top 10 Comic Book Heroes, Duos or Teams


Today we celebrate an industry that began in Glasgow 1826, nearly 200 years ago. I'm talking about the comic book. My relationship with comic books began in the 1960's and was limited to superheroes. I was not one of those kids who collected every issue of every hero and kept them in pristine condition. My love for these characters actually grew from the television shows. The old black and white Superman reruns, Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward and the Saturday cartoons. I watched Spider-man, Green Lantern, Thor, Hercules, Justice League, Super Friends, Fantastic Four and many others I'm sure. They leaped from those brightly colored pages to the small screen and now are a multi-billion dollar movie industry. For today though we honor their origins on the pages of comic books.

My personal Top Ten Comic Book Heroes, Duos or Teams are:

  1. Spiderman
  2. Batman & Robin
  3. Superman
  4. Green Lantern
  5. Flash
  6. Aquaman
  7. Wonder Woman
  8. Fantastic Four
  9. Hulk
  10. Thor
Spider-man comic book art on a food product

Spider-man comic book art on a food product

Batman And Robin - 1960's TV series

Batman And Robin - 1960's TV series

Action Comics No. 1 Introducing Superman

Action Comics No. 1 Introducing Superman

Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds

Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds

2018 New York Comic Con Portrait of Flash

2018 New York Comic Con Portrait of Flash

Aquaman - DC movie art

Aquaman - DC movie art

Comic-Con International 2016 - Preview Night

Comic-Con International 2016 - Preview Night

Fantastic Four - first major motion picture cast

Fantastic Four - first major motion picture cast

The Hulk - Marvel movie version

The Hulk - Marvel movie version

Thor from Marvel movies

Thor from Marvel movies