For some completely crazy reason I decided to join in the “fun” this year and try my hand in NaNoWriMo. I’ve stated before in the blog intro that I used to write a lot and part of the reason for opening this blog was to get back to writing, so I guess this is really just expanding on that idea. Am I aiming to get published? Absolutely not. But maybe it’s a chance to lift a little bit of the brain-fog and really get back to writing!
My novel for NaNoWriMo is going to be focused on Superheroes and their Sidekicks. So for the month of November most of my reviews are going to be focused on Superheroes, Sidekicks, and Villains! To kick-off I’ve decided to list a few of my favorite super-characters!
Seriously. There’s probably not a day that goes by in the office where I work in which there’s not some sort of Batman vs. Superman debate. How anyone can even compare an illegal alien that calls himself an American hero to my dark knight, the caped crusader, and the world’s greatest detective? I have no idea.
The Punisher. Marvel’s answer to Batman; only Frank Castle isn’t as reserved as Batman and he’s an ex-FBI agent. Unlike most heroes he has no problem killing when it comes down to it, making him the top anti-hero superheroes on my list.
The Green Arrow is one of my favorite heroes simply because he can be completely serious at one moment and turn completely campy the next. That and I’m a bit of an archer myself. The series really takes off when sidekick Speedy turns into the Red Arrow.
Again, here’s Marvel’s answer to The Green Arrow. Strangely enough, Hawkeye started out as a villain before joining the Avengers (don’t steal from Tony). And even after becoming an Avenger he’s still hardheaded and has villain tendencies; sometimes defying orders from Captain America and refusing to listen to the other Avengers.
Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable & Rufus
Don’t even hate on this. Kim’s dad is a rocket scientist and her mom is a brain surgeon; she turned into a save-the-world cheerleader with a geeky side-kick and an awesome naked mole rat. If that’s not enough, there’s a vast array of campy villains like Monkey Fist and Señor Senior Senior and his son Señor Senior Junior.
It’s Loki! Enough said, right? It’s not only that he’s a villain, but he can be so childish in his villainy and brother rivalry. He’s still like a kid pulling the wings off of a butterfly, just on a more cosmic scale.
The Mad Hatter is such an awesome villain that is completely underrated. He’s modeled after Lewis Carroll’s Mad Hatter and sometimes quotes from the book. What he’s really know for is being a super-genius that using mind control devices on his victims. He was my favorite villain in Batman: The Animated Series.
Harley Quinn was originally created for a one-time roll on Batman: The Animated Series but created such a stir that she kept popping up. Now she’s in several DC comics, her own comics, and a new 52 comic.