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2011 Top Marvel Characters #80-77

After nearly 1,400 ballots were cast, YOU the reader ranked your favorite comic book characters from 1-10. I assigned point totals to each ranking and then tabulated it all into a Top 100 list. We’re now revealing that list throughout Christmas Eve. Here is the master list of all the characters revealed so far. The countdown continues anew…

80. Spider-Man (Ben Reilly) – 181 points (1 first place vote)

79. Squirrel Girl – 189 points (3 first place votes)

78. Havok – 195 points (5 first place votes)

77. Rocket Raccoon – 208 points (3 first place votes)


was wondering when both rocket racoon and squirrel girl would make the list if they even made the list at all.havok another marvel character surprised did not crack the top

Three great characters. And Havok.

Rocket Raccoon was the best part of the recent Guardians of the Galaxy

Only because Havok is here am I reasonably certain that this entry isn’t a joke.

There they are. Characters like Squirrel Girl and Rocket Raccoon to me seem hard to leave off a Marvel list, especially from a “desert island” kind of approach, because the idea that these characters live in the same fictional world as the Punisher and characters as iconic as Spider-Man is one of my favorite things about it. I had Squirrel Girl around #9 on my list, and while I’m pretty she could have made it on the awesomeness of the concept alone, I can also see that she makes me like every other character on my list more just by existing in the same fictional world.

Every entry on today’s list surprises me (maybe not Havok as much), but also makes me happy. I didn’t even know anyone liked any part of the clone saga until I started coming to CSBG and seeing all the support there is for it. And I love Squirrel Girl, I don’t care what anyone says. If you have a universe where people develop random mutations all the time, not all of them are going to be a cool-looking badass with awesome powers. Every so often, there’s going to be a chick with buck-teeth and a tail who talks to squirrels (and is still awesome).

Squirrel Girl and Rocket Raccoon are totally the kind of characters that made up my list, although I don’t *think* either of them made the cut. (I didn’t keep a copy, alas.)

Havok surprises me, but I guess he shouldn’t, because every minor member of the X-Men probably has a big following, even if I can’t fathom it. (Has Sunfire showed up yet?)

The one that REALLY surprises me is Ben Reilly.

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