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Subj: Re: Topic of the Week- Greatest Character...
Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:31:07 am EDT (Viewed 68 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Topic of the Week- Greatest Character...
Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 at 01:52:22 am EDT (Viewed 75 times)



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    80's - while I do appreciate your choice of Dr. Doom, as that issue of Secret Wars is a classic, my choice for greatest comic character of the 80's might be the Hulk. Was there ever a character who was already so popular who got such a makeover? The TV series was still big hit when Bill Mantlo decided to turn the character on its ear, and, for the most part, it worked. I'll always love the simple minded Hulk, but Mantlo took the character on a great ride.



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    90's - I love that you picked Spider-Man. His were almost the only comics that I read in the 90's. Many hated the Clone Saga, but I loved it, even when I hated it. And you're right, the 90's cartoon presented a character who was more relatable and likable than other super-hero characters, even though Batman was a better cartoon.


That's the beauty of these discussions there is no right answer. Hulk is a fine choice. Batman would be a fine choice for the 90s. I almost went with him or Superman for the 90s


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    Outside of comics, I'd vote for David Addison from Moonlighting and Fox Mulder from The X-Files as greatest 80's and 90's characters.


These are both great answers. I often see David Addison in any given wise cracking action hero. He changed the whole dynamic of what a hero could be like.

Mulder was the quintessential 90s hero. Wisecracking and yet serious too, and trusting no one and in way over his head.

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