lorna-ka said: Favorite comic book character? :>
This is a tough one… I have to pick just one?
If we’re going with overall favorite across incarnations, my gut goes with Batman. I know, I know… Batman is everyone’s favorite, but when done right, he has the best stories. For a character that basically started as a ripoff of The Shadow, he’s incredibly complex. Plus everyone love the car.
However, if I were to give you my favorite comic book character currently, I’d have to say Hawkeye in his run written by Matt Fraction.
Yeah, we all like to joke about Hawkguy—er, Hawkeye, but as portrayed in his current run, Clint Barton is the antithesis of all things Bruce Wayne. He’s not rich. He’s not popular. When he doesn’t have the Avengers to fall back on, he’s kind of a loser, but he still has to get shit done. What I love about this run is, not only does Hawkeye fight for justice and get hurt doing it, but it actually shows what he has to deal with as an ordinary dude that has to pay bills and live in a slummy apartment and take care of his dog.
Bonus appreciation for his protege Hawkeye Kate Bishop, who does not put up with his bullshit.
My runner-up favorite comic book characters are most of the cast of Fables, particularly Rose Red, who has gone through one of the craziest, complex, downright messed up character arcs in the entire series.
Ok, I admit that was a cheat since I gave you three of four there. :)
How about you?
Good answers. Sadly, Batman as DC is currently handling him is unreadable garbage.