In the last decades Hollywood has tried its best to bring to life some of the most popular comic books in the world. Some movie adaptations proved to be a huge success, both financially and critically, while others failed deplorably and made comic books readers furious because these movies ruined the books. While some comic books are for children, there are many that are deep and concerned with serious social-political subjects. We want to show you our top list of the best comics and comic books of all time.
One of the best comics of all time is undoubtedly the X-Men. The X-Men characters were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in 1963. Since then, The X-Men’s popularity has increased enormously, especially since the X-Men movies were made. Some of the best known mutant characters in this comic book are Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, the Beast and Mystique.
The Justice League of America
One of the most popular comic books of all time is Justice League. It was created by DC Comics and it was first released in 1962. The Justice League is comprised of the best known superheroes in the world: Superman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern, among others. The Justice League comics have gone through many changes over the years but still managed to come up with exciting new stories and unforgettable villains.
Many have heard of The Avengers because of the blockbuster Hollywood movies that have been made recently. Die-hard fans of The Avengers comic books know that the first number appeared in 1963 and was created by the famous comic books writer duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The Avengers comics were created after the huge success of the previous comics The Justice League. The Avengers consist of Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant Man and Iron Man.
Daredevil is one of the best comics and also one of the most popular among comics fans. It was published by Marvel Comics for the first time in 1964 and the main character was created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. Daredevil is one hell of a superhero who fights against super villains like Bullseye and the Kingpin. Daredevil was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the 2003 blockbuster of the same name.
You can’t call yourself a comics fan if you haven’t read the Superman comic books. This is actually one of the first comic books ever, with the first number being released in 1938. Since then, Superman has been the superhero in countless comic books, cartoons, TV series and successful Hollywood movies. Clark Kent and Lois Lane are the most famous comic books couple in history.
If you didn’t know, the first Spider-Man comic book appeared in 1962 in Amazing Fantasy number 15. Peter Parker’s secret identity as a superhero was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. At that time, many teenagers could relate to the character because it was just like them: a teenager dealing with the struggles of adolescence. Unlike many teenagers who were normal kids, Peter Parker could walk on walls, spray web from his wrists and fight evil villains like Doctor Octopus, The Green Goblin or Sandman. Spider-Man was also turned into a hugely successful movie franchise.
Deadpool is one of the recent comic books which appeared for the first time in 1991 and was published by Marvel Comics. Deadpool’s real name is Wade Winston Wilson, a mercenary with a disfigured face and mental problems. Creators Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza first introduced Deadpool as a villain in the #98 of New Mutants. He often appears in Xmen comics and made its appearance in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in 2009.
Captain America is one of the best comics and also one of the oldest one as it first appeared in 1941. It was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and it’s still one of the most recognizable American icons and a fighter for justice. Captain America was first published under Timely Comics, a predecessor of Marvel Comics. In 1950 the Captain America comics were discontinued only to be revived by Marvel Comics in 1964.
One of the darkest comic books is Frank Miller’s Sin City which first appeared in 1991. Sin City is a neo-noir series of stories about criminals, prostitutes and anti-heroes. The comic books have been brought to the mainstream attention by the movie adaptation from 2005, which was praised for its amazing visuals and filming style.
One of the best comics and comic books ever created is, without a doubt, Batman. The character of Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared in 1939 in #27 of Detective Comics. Since then, Bruce Wayne’s secret identity has been the subject of thousands of comics, comic books, TV series, cartoon series and blockbuster movies.