CBR's Guide to Free Comic Book Day 2016
TOP FIVE WEEK CONCLUDES (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far)!!
Today, we’ll look at the top five comic characters to sport an eyepatch! Arrrr…enjoy, mateys!
Notable Eyepatched Characters Not On The List Because They Are Lame
Ravager and Callisto
5. YagyÅ« RetsudÅ
This Lone Wolf & Cub arch-nemesis is totally badass.
But he wimped out a little bit towards the end of the series, dropping him on the list!
4. Bazooka Joe
Come on, how cool is a teen who wears an eyepatch for no apparent reason, has existed in comics for over 50 years, and has traveled through time AND space?
Pretty damn cool.
That’s Bazooka Joe for you!
Look at how he’s evolved over the years!
And here is a Bazooka Joe comic strip from TODAY!
Check out Joe’s website here (be forewarned, it has some weird song playing).
3. Jesse Custer
Jesse is the star of the awesome series, Preacher.
The only reason Jesse is not on the list higher is because he only wore an eyepatch for the last 16 issues of Preacher’s 66 issue run, so it didn’t seem fair to include him over cool characters who have been wearing the patch for much longer.
Why did he NEED a patch?
God bite his eye out.
2. Deathstroke the Terminator
Progression of Deathstroke the Terminator as a character…
Cool, conflicted villain – even cooler, conflicted villain – cool, conflicted mercenary – de-aged doofus – over-the-top villain.
Wait, did I say PROgression?
Oops, my bad.
Still, the good still outweighes the bad with Deathstroke. One of Marv Wolfman’s finest creations.
1. Nick Fury
Nick Fury first showed up in an eyepatch (after being shown in the comics during World War II without one) in Strange Tales #135.
He’s kicked ass ever since.
That’s the list!
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