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Top Five Month continues (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far) with a look at the top five tiger-themed characters in comic books!
Tiger Shark is a cool villain.
He is one of those perfect villains where he makes a great villain team member, because he is strong enough to be a threat, but not SO strong that he’d make the other members useless. I am shocked that he has not been killed off yet by a short-sighted writer.
The Tiger People are possibly the coolest of the animal-men of Kamandi’s world!
5. Sons of the Tiger
Remember that Brady Bunch episode where they tried to come up with a spin-off, and it was about the neighbors of the Bradys who adopted three orphans who were best friends, and the boys were each of different ethnic backgrounds (if I recall correctly, it was Asian, White and Black)?
Well, The Sons of the Tiger were like that episode – only they were kung-fu fighters, aided by their mystical amulets that they each wore!
Even cooler, though, was…
4. White Tiger
Hector Ayala gained the amulets of the Sons of the Tiger and used them to become the superhero, White Tiger.
Marvel really pushed him for a little while, sort of as a Puerto Rican Peter Parker, then backed off, and after spending a good deal of time in limbo, he was brought back by Brian Michael Bendis in a cool story that was made less cool when he was killed off in the comic.
His niece now has the amulets and is the new White Tiger.
I’d like to see a writer try to do something with Greer.
No one seems to want to write her well. You’d think Bendis would have, but alas, alack, Alaska.
Even Monica Rambeau at least had Nextwave.
2. Tawky Tawny
I overlooked the Tawky at first, but yeah, he’s definitely one of the most unique comic book characters of all-time. SO unique that modern writers often don’t know what to do with him!
1. Bronze Tiger
Just go out and read Suicide Squad #1-66, okay?
Bronze Tiger is so awesome.
That’s the list!
Agree? Disagree? Let me know! Unless you wish to suggest Tyger Tiger for the list, in which case, please do not let me know!
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