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2011 Top Marvel Characters #72-69

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…

72. Princess Powerful/Brusier (Molly Hayes) – 222 points (2 first place votes)

71. J. Jonah Jameson – 224 points (3 first place votes)

70. Quicksilver – 225 points (2 first place votes)

69. Captain Marvel – 229 points (8 first place votes)


The Spider-Man cover cracks me up. I didn’t notice the caption on the bottom, so at first blush, it looked like Jonah was saying “Aha, these pictures of you hanging out with Spider-Man totally prove you’re the same guy.”

I’m more interested in the advent calendar picture for today. All the Marvel Heroes were angry at Santa Claus? Seems a bit of a stretch. And who’s that flying guy next to Banshee? I’m having a hard time putting a date to this illustration — judging by the way Spidey and Wolverine are drawn, I’d say early 90s, but Storm’s costume isn’t right for that period.

@Brian Mac: Flying guy is Captain Ultra, who’s popped up every now & then since the 1970s but was never prominent.

was wondering when jj would finaly pop up on this list for always love the picture he shows peter saying he knows they are quicksilver and captain marvel thought would rank higher

It’s definitely the 90s just based on Ghost Rider. My guess is Art Adams just like drawing Storm in that costume.

It is indeed Art Adams. His cover for 1991’s Marvel Holdiay Spcial, which has a Captain Ultra story in it, as well as one featuring the brother of “The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man.”

Jonah Jameson was my #1. I’m really surprised he’s so low.

The X-Men story in the issue is set during the early pages of X-Men #98, right before the X-Men are kidnapped by the Sentinels in the story that eventually led to Jean Grey becoming the Phoenix. That story, if you folks recall, was set on Christmas. That’s why the X-Men are in their outfits from that time period.

That ’91 Marvel Holiday Special is awesome, btw. Filled with great stuff. I got the cover signed by Art Adams and asked him if he wrote the Wolverine dialogue, but it wasn’t him. Great great comic.

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