Sunday, October 24, 2010

Top Five 5

Hey everyone, once again welcome to the Top Five 5's! My favorite, and only bi-weekly feature here at JTCS. So, of course we're gonna do things just like always, I'm going to list each category along with each person's picks. So let's get into it. And just to remind everyone, here's the color guideline:

Jason Todd
Marc 
Kello
Paul C.
X-Man
Falisha


Top Five Funniest Characters

Booster Gold
Batgirl (Steph Brown)
Dick Grayson
The Joker (duh)
Deadpool

Deadpool
Spider-Man
Dick Grayson
Kyle Rayner
Human Torch

Skeets
Rocket Red
Harley Quinn
Plastic Man
Empowered

Spider-Man
Alfred Pennyworth (some great affecionate put downs towards Bruce over the years)
J. Jonah Jameson
Howard the Duck
Stone Boy (I love telling people who aren't into comics about this guy)
Can I give an honorable mention to Bizarro Arsenal who appears in the background of one panel in last week's Supergirl? Funny stuff!
(I'll allow it Paul!)

Plastic Man
Joker
The Thing
The new Rocket Red
J.Jonah Jameson

Spider-Man
Howard the Duck
Spider-Ham
Squirrel Girl
Deadpool

Top Five Memorable Deaths

Ted Kord
Lian Harper (Because it was Terrible)
Jason Todd
Superman
Max Lord

Captain Marvel: Mar-Vell(I LITERALLY cried after reading that graphic novel! Like a baby!)
Magneto and Jean Grey in New X-Men #150(two for the price of 1!)
Superman(yeah it didn't last, but it was pretty cool)
Harry Osborn(he went out like a hero in the end)
Illyana Rasputin(that was another real tear-jerker!)

Sue Dibny ( I cry every time)
Jason Todd
Wonder Woman
Bruce Wayne
Max Lord (Lol, classic)


Vibe (choked to death by an android, alone in an alley, undignified and horrifying, but great.)
Ted Kord (Really horrible way to go, but despite being on his knees and in chains, Ted met his demise like a true hero.)
Hal Jordan (Reigniting the sun while reciting the Green Lantern Oath.  That is a damn cool way to go! Glad he's back though.)
Jor-El, Lara and the people of Krypton (Most iconic death ever!)
Jason Todd (glad he's back, loved Under the Hood, but Death in The Family is one of my favourite Batman stories)

3/4 of the cast of Kingdom Come (KC #4)
Captain America (Cap #25. I’ll count it as a death)
Gwen Stacy (ASM #121)
Stilt Man (Punisher War Journal #1)
Barry Allen (Crisis #8)

Kraven the Hunter
Xorn/Magneto
Gwen Stacy
Colossus
Aunt May (in ASM 400)

Top Five Hottest Characters

Huntress
Power Girl
Black Canary
Harley Quinn
Black Cat

Fire
Firestar
Human Torch
Pyro
Phoenix
Heh Heh see what I did there? :P (Why yes I do Naga....I mean X.)

Power Girl (Oh yeah!)
Wonder Woman
Bruce Wayne
Spider Woman
Dick Grayson

 
She-Hulk
Power Girl
Big Barda
Wonder Woman
Tigra (is that weird?) (Not at all, haha.)


Donna Troy
Jade
Black Widow
Red Sonja
Oracle

Mary Jane Watson
Kitty Pryde (post-teenage years, obviously!)
Black Cat
Spider-Woman
Red Sonja
Top Five Animal Inspired Characters

Spider-Man
Black Canary
Batman
Wolverine
Robin

Batman
Spider-Man
Black Widow
Black Canary
Killer Croc

Black Cat
Spiderman
Black Widow
Robin (Dick Grayson)
Catwoman


(I've not included birds, fish and insects here, otherwise Penguin, Aquaman, Spidey and Blue Beetle would be making an appearance)
Animal Man
B'wana Beast (does he count? I love that guy!) (I also like B'wana Beast, we need more of him!)
Batman
Timber Wolf
Wildcat


Spider-Man
Animal Man…too obvious?
Falcon (who I never realized is a lot like the old SNL character the Falconer!)
Tigra
Gorilla Grodd

Spider-Man
Batman
Dr. Octopus
Black Panther
Animal Man
Top Five characters that would make the most dysfunctional team ever

Deadpool
Deathstroke
Lex Luthor
Sinestro
Magneto

Batman
Deadpool
Daken
Mad Mod
Killer Frost

As of late, the reviews for a certain comic sums up my top five characters who would make the most dysfunctional team ever, Teen Titans. Just these characters though. Lol.
Beast Boy
Wonder Girl
Cyborg
Raven
Starfire
 
Aquaman
Namor
Brainiac 5
Hawkman
Orion
(They could call the team 'THE ARROGANT B*STARDS!')

Punisher
Saint Walker
Bullseye
Loki (team leader)
Connor Hawke

Batman
Carnage
Deadpool
Apocalypse
Stilt-Man

Category Winners

Funniest Character: Spider-Man & Deadpool
Most Memorable Death: Jason Todd
Hottest Character: Power Girl
Top Animal Inspired Character: Spider-Man
Most Dysfunctional Teammate: Deadpool

We've got some pretty interesting results this week everyone, I can't say I'm shocked that Spidey and Deadpool tied for funniest character considering their fun characters, especially when they team up. Jason's death did surprise me though as being one of the most memorable, I expected Superman to run with that for some reason. Power Girl and her trust boob-window thanks everyone for her votes and vows to be more busty and kick-ass in the future. Spider-Man won another category as the most animal inspired hero, I personally thought Batman would win. And lastly, Deadpool is the most dysfunctional teammate, which I think would be a compliment to the Crimson Comedian. Once again I wanna thank everyone for sending in picks and making this another great Top Five 5. Don't forget to vote on the new weekly poll as well, and until next time, I'm JT, signing off.
 
Last week's poll question asked "Which of these fight's would you like to see the most?"
Third Place with 10% - Deadpool vs. Captain America, which we saw this week actually.
Second Place with 20% - Tie between Batman vs. Deathstroke and Ironman vs. Lex Luthor
Winner with 50% - Daken vs. Deadpool, get on it Marvel!!!

16 comments:

  1. I've been wondering who that other guy was creeping around Red Sonja's window late at night...I guess it was Kello! haha...

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  2. First off, I'm surprised by last week's poll result. It was pretty much a runaway, wasn't it? I'm still a bit surprised Dan Way hasn't found a way to get those two characters together besides that issue(or two)of Wolvie Origins.

    What, you DID ask for the hottest characters, didn't you, JT? Is it my fault I took the category literally? :D Yeah, I'm a jerk, but don't you think you were a bit harsh?

    And yeah, the Jason Todd thing shocked the hell out of me too. Jason and Lian's deaths were probably the two most sickening deaths I've ever read in a comic book. They were both pretty terrible, Lian's obviously because of her age, and Jason's because of the brutality involved in it. I couldn't bring myself to pick either one because they're two deaths I've tried hard to forget!

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  3. Yeah it really was, I expected more Batman/Deathstroke votes actually. I'm also wondering when Daniel will put those two together again.

    Lol yeah, maybe I shouldn't have called you that. I apologize buddy :P And yeah, I'd agree those are two of the most sickening deaths, I'd also add Ted's due to the fact he was pretty much executed by a former friend.

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  4. Yeah, I'd agree with Ted's death, he went out with such a whimper. Heroes should die heroic deaths, you know? Ted was cuffed, on his knees and executed... I'd have rather he was shot while actually in the act of fighting against Max or saving somebody or something like that. I'd definitely add Ted to my least favorite deaths list(maybe a top 5 category?), but his death still doesn't touch Jason and Lian. At least Ted was a full grown man... Oh, and apology accepted. :P

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  5. Lol @ apology accepted. I'd say he kinda went out like a hero, trying to stop Max when no one else really believed in him. Sure he got executed but he never gave up or tried to barter with Max or anything, he took his death like a man.

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  6. Agreed about taking his death like a man, but his death just didn't FEEL heroic to me, you know? It's hard to explain, but he just sort of died. I mean the shock value was huge, because Max just suddenly killed him, but it was just lacking something for me... To me, Superman "died" the ideal hero death. He went down fighting, and saved his city one final time. Ted didn't get that chance. He just died... Hopefully you can make sense of this rambling, JT! :P

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  7. Oh nah I understand what ya mean dude. I'd say comparable to Superman his death doesn't stand out but considering his death kinda kicked the whole Wonder Woman killing Max thing into motion I'd say it was still pretty memorable in that sense.

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  8. Wow, this Top 5 was definitely a fun and interesting one. About time "Hottest Characters" made it way into a top 5. Lol.

    Definitely surprised at how many of us had similar picks for some of the categories. And I'm with you JT, I was shocked to see J. Todd's death up there. I thought for sure Batman and Superman's death would take the category. But I mean, the way J. Todd went out was bone chilling, still gives me the chills. One of the saddest things I've read.

    And as for X being a "jerk" on the Hottest Characters" picks, lol, I mean come on JT, it's X. What would you expect!!! He's that type of guy that thinks outside the box for jerk purposes. Lol. :-P It's all love X. :)

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  9. Lol the fact that it was Kello's idea means you can't hold it against me :P

    Yeah, I think if the topic was most shocking death I would've expected Jason, but I'm kinda glad he got most memorable because it shows how iconic his death was, even if DC completely ignored him during Blackest Night.

    He's STILL a jerk, but just for other reasons now. :P

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  10. @Marc, I forgot about Aunt May's death in ASM #400. Good choice, that's a damn good story. Shame it was just genetically modified actress posing as Aunt May!

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  11. "I mean come on JT, it's X. What would you expect!!!" HA!! That line had me rolling! You know how that X guy is, JT... :D

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  12. Lol yep, a big NY jerk, so it really does make sense :P

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  13. Yeah, that's his way... Poor guy can't help it. He's just a born jerk. :P

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  14. And he shall die a jerk, sooner than later if he keeps testing me! :P Lol I couldn't resist.

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  15. Sheesh, that poor X guy... Just because he's a jerk doesn't mean you should be threatening him with death! For shame, JT! :P

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  16. @Paul I agree 100%. Aunt May's death was an island of good storytelling in the midst of what was otherwise a terrible time for comics, and for Spider-Man comics especially.

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