Comic Theme Time Month – Best Superhero Origin
All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.
Today’s topic is “What do you think is the best superhero origin out there?”
Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…
We’re all used to making fun of silly superhero origins, but what about the GOOD ones? What are the best superhero origins?
I think Iron Man has a really good one. Well, outside the depiction of the Asian guys in the book. But if you take that out, a cocky munitions designer gets blown up by a bomb and taken prisoner by the people his weapons help kill. He is dying from a heart injury but is forced to build weapons for the people who took him prisoner. However, one of his fellow prisoners helps him build a device that not only keeps his heart working but also serves as the main part of a suit of armor that the munitions designer can use to escape. This fellow prisoner then sacrifices himself to give the hero time to get the armor ready. So he escapes and gets revenge on his new friend’s murder. He then returns to America and uses the armor that he built while in captivity as a force for good.
That’s a great origin.
What superhero origin do you think is the best?