If you suffer from a little thing called superhero fatigue then this probably isn’t for you and you’re welcome to click away to either a video of puppies or a video of boobs. Still here? Ok good. There is an infinite number of superheroes out there and many reasons to like them. I went ahead and asked my team of nerds who their favorite superhero was and why and the answers I got weren’t surprising at all based on who they are. Personally, comic books and superheroes have helped me get through some of the most strenuous times in my life and have managed to keep my moral compass (for the most part) in a respectable place or rather one that doesn’t entirely me overwhelm me with shame.
Let’s jump right into it starting with our newest addition to the family,
“Deadpool may seem like the flavor of the month, but he’s been my favorite for a very long time. My interest in Deadpool started out, admittedly, due to his ‘LOL RANDOM’ appeal that undoubtedly attracts much of his fanbase. As my interest became less skin-deep and I actually started reading Deadpool comics, I discovered that there’s so much more to his character than just a talkative, morally questionable mercenary who kills people while being funny and vulgar about it. Deadpool is like an onion with an infinite number of messed-up layers; he’s simultaneously pitiable and loathsome, lovable and detestable. He’s a crock pot of unpredictable contradictions and that’s what makes his personality fascinating and full of potential of all kinds”
“So, mines Batman! Reasons being: Technically he’s just a man, a wealthy bamf with gadgets up the wazoo, but still just a man. He’s tactical and stealthy, a man with vast intelligence. Yum. He’s creative, versatile and adaptive. You got a problem? There’s a gadget for that. He doesn’t kill people or use guns, he puts em down humanely and maintains his code. I mean the batsuit doesn’t hurt either. Mama like. Then we can address he’s the best detective, he literally has a file on everyone. And his team, nothing can compare to Alfred. You can try, but nope. We could touch on Robin, James Gordon, the rest, but you already know. Homeboy can fly, well technically glide, but as just a regular dude he’s developed that as kinda a thing. I could carry on, but then I’d just be bragging. In conclusion, favorite. Hands down.”
“Idk who to pick. It’s between Deadpool and Cap. Deadpool is not like, full superhero, but, 90% of the time he does shit right, in… a different way. And he’s friends with Benjamin Franklin duh. Also, who doesn’t like a bunch of jokes and innuendos. And Cap, is more of a, let’s do everything the right way, not the ‘Merica way, but the way he wants his ‘Merica to be. He’s too much of a softie to do something bad, like me, lol.”
Since I liked Gerardo’s the best, ill go next because his was just the best thought out one in my opinion. (sorry guys)
“While Spider-Man may be my favorite superhero, there’s another character that ranks among the top for me as well. Robin, not just any Robin but the third Robin, Tim Drake. By the time Tim wanted to join the bat family he wasn’t on a level playing field, he was forced to endure crazy training by Batman to ensure he didn’t end up like Jason Todd. Tim’s leadership and unwavering sense of responsibility to his friends make him so relatable. Red Robin would end up being my favorite incarnation of the character, always looking out for the little guy and keeping tabs on other teen heroes to keep them safe and in check. Even in the face of adversity Tim’s morals are solid and clear managing to put others before himself.”
“Gonna go with spiderman: I guess I can relate to Peter Parker a bit more than other superheroes. He was pretty much me in high school: socially awkward, a bookworm, into his studies,and usually kept to himself. Peter showed everyone that being kind, empathetic, and intelligent does not make you a weak person. He’s one of the few superheroes where we see how “real life” and that of a webslinger plays out;how his personal life suffers from fighting crime, and how he has to hide his personal life from those he’s fighting to keep them out of danger. It’s empowering to see someone’s life be so tragic yet still manage to be a good and optimistic person. As spiderman he makes bad jokes at the most inappropriate moments (I always do this), and has a selfless desire to help others. Spider-Man’s a pretty cool guy.”
There you have it, our #NationalSuperheroDay picks. What are some of your picks and why? Let us know in the comments below or over @NerdworkTweets!
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