Sunday, March 23, 2008

Best of the B-list

Marvel's creators and editors are weighing in on there favorite b-listers. So I thought I'd weigh in since I once proclaimed my love for the b-list.

  • Luke Cage - My love for Luke comes from Bendis's treatment of him. He has a unique origin, wrongfully imprisoned than experimented on granting him unbreakable skin. His power makes him formidable against any one. He strikes me as the everyman of the Marvel Universe.
  • Cyclops - Okay, Cyclops is the leader of the X-men and really isn't a b-lister. However he is treated like one outside of comics. He is always playing second fiddle to Wolverine currently. The new Wolverine and the X-men cartoon is the perfect example. Wolverine isn't a leader he's the wild card but because of his popularity the character that was created to lead the x-men gets relegated to the b-list. His treatment in the x-men movies is less than b-list, especially considering how pivotal he is to Jean Grey. Why is Cyclops's cool he is the big blue boy scout to Wolverine's dark knight. For a cool Wolverine Cyclops moment fast forward to 9:00.

Who are your favorite marvel B-listers?


Gordon said...

Personally, I have a soft spot in my heart for Moon Knight - yes, he was kind of a Batman-riff, but there was something a little edgy, a little more nuanced about him.

Well, him and Ghost Rider, but it may just be me.

Stephen said...

I haven't read enough moon knight to judge. as for Ghost Rider I wouldn't call him b-list he's A minus list

Swinebread said...

if those are your B-listers mine must be Z listers!

Rich said...

Cloak, Dagger, Cannonball, Shroud, Zemo, Dazzler, Arachne (hate the name), Warpath...just off the top of my head. To be honest, B listers are more interesting than most A listers.