Top Five Comic Book Tigers!
Top Five Month (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far this month) continues with the top comic book tigers (comic BOOK, mind you, so no Hobbes!).
We can’t do a list of “tigers” without mentioning this panel, right?
Also, I’m not counting Zabu as a Tiger, but if I did, he would easily be #3 on the list!
If you think he should qualify, feel free to just imagine him at #3 and everyone else just bumped down a spot…
Tellos was a fun series and Koj was a cool character.
Ares and Venus from Lions, Tigers and Bears are both interesting characters.
John Ostrander did some clever work with this character, who was an actual tiger evolved into humanoid form. Ostrander explored nicely how someone like that would actually ACT.
I was not a fan of killing off Hector Ayala, but his replacement as White Tiger, Angela Del Toro, has been a good character.
Tyger Tiger was a good supporting character during Claremont’s first Wolverine run.
I’m just amazed that no one has killed Tigorr off over the years!
She only had one issue, but it was very memorable. Jerry Siegel and Jack Sparling were the creative team!! Siegel’s writing was a bit too campy, but I liked how he actually had her be a feminist at a time when you would never see a feminist character in comics (heck, barely in ANY medium!)
What I love about Tiger Shark is that he’s just a good ol’ fashioned regular bad guy. Oh, they have tried to make him more evil over the years, but he always ends up being just another bad guy at the end. Although he is definitely a victim of “Team-joining=Power-deflating,” as he used to be a solo threat, but once he started joining villain teams, he has seemed like less of an individual threat.
5. White Tiger
This was Christopher Priest’s last ditch effort to try to save Black Panther, and when that failed, he got a few strong issues out Tiger in the Crew. The Crew was a cool book.
My apologies to Tigra. I overlooked her at first, and she clearly belongs on the list!
3. White Tiger
Hector Ayala does not get nearly the same respect as his 1970s’ peers, like Shang Chi and Iron Fist. What’s up with that?
2. Tawky Tawny
Dude’s a talking tiger that hangs out with Captain Marvel!! AWESOME! He probably should be #1, but I have a soft spot for…
1. Bronze Tiger
Another Ostrander character, Bronze Tiger was one of the best characters from the Suicide Squad, which was one of DC’s best series from the 1980s/1990s.
That’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!