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Top Five Week continues (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far)! Today I take a look at the top five comic book characters from the Marvel and DC Universe that have “Silver” in their names!
I loved her and all, but let’s be frank, Laura Cynthia Neilsen (AKA Silver Sorceress) really didn’t DO much during her tenure with the Justice League.
Probably her most memorable moment was when she DIED!
This Dr. Strange villain was responsible for one of the coolest Dr. Strange stories EVER, when he broke into the Sanctum in the first issue of Doctor Strange (the Englehart/Brunner years).
5. Silver St. Cloud
Awhile back, I only had Silver ranked a lowly THIRD among Batman’s girlfriends, but that does not mean that I don’t dig her – I think she’s awesome, really. I just happen to dig Catwoman and Julie Madison MORE.
Her stories during Wein and Englehart’s run were dynamite, especially when she figures out Bruce is the Batman!
Clever work there, even if she DID get a bit mopey.
4. Silver Samurai
I dig Silver Samurai and all, especially when he was a good guy for awhile, but man, does this guy get his ass kicked a lot or what?
I mean, come on, dude!
3. I was only considering characters with literally the word “Silver,” but Tim Gunn makes a good point, that’s a silly reason to exclude Quicksilver, so here he is!
For years, Quicksilver’s biggest drawbacks, whether as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants or the Avengers, was that he was way too whiny.
Peter David did some great work explaining his whininess in X-Factor, but once David left, Quicksilver was quickly back to being a whiny dude.
Luckily, writer David Hine (and David, to a certain extent) have shown us a new take on Quicksilver, where he almost EMBRACES the whininess.
It’s quite interesting…AND twisted.
2. Silver Sable
You’d be surprised at how many bad drawings there are of Silver Sable. Weird.
Anyhow, she’s an awesome mercenary who also hunted down former Nazis.
1. Silver Surfer
Fear not, the noble herald of Galactus continues to be #1, even after Black Panther kicked his ass this week!
Do I really need to explain why Surfer is cool?
Dude’s a big Silver alien who flies around on a surfboard – that’s instant awesomeness right there.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
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