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Legenday Comic Book Heroes Top Ten Results – Fall ’07

{mosimage}After a small wait we are glad to bring to you the results of
the first Fwoosh Legendary Comic Book Heroes Top Ten vote. With such a
potentially wide open field, the picks are very diverse spanning from
the pulp days up to modern times. Read on to see what independent
darlings are must haves for this new line!

#1. The Tick [64 votes]

SPOOOOOOON!

From the pages of The Tick comes, well, The Tick! The big blue defender
of "The City" started out simply as a spoof to the traditional
superhero persona, the high-spirited and metphore-flinging shows that
he can carry his own against the best as he takes the top spot in our
inaugural LCBH Top Ten.

With his "unique" powers of nigh-invulnerability, super-strength and
"Drama Power", the "other" superhero with the blue bug likeness could
open up a bevy of opportunities for other colorful characters from the
Tick-verse. After all, the Tick is rarely seen without his trust
sidekick Arthur…

#2. Red Sonja [57 votes]

From
the pages of Conan the Barbarian and Kull and the Barbarians, this
red-headed warrior vixen can stand toe to toe in battle with ANY
barbarian while matching their minimal fashion sense. With a violent
origin in Hyrkania worthy of making anyone a little upset (When she had
just turned 17 years old, a group of cruel mercenaries killed her
father Ivor, her mother and two younger brothers and burned their house
and all their possessions. She survived but at the cost of her own
virginity after she was brutally raped by the leader of the group,
leaving her in shame) she has donned the metal bikini for Dynamite
Comics since leaving the Marvel stable in 1995.

While she has had many variations on her costume over the years, the
same basic scheme remains constant to her wardrobe: metal, and not much
of it. The not-much-of-it costume sense seems to be a running theme
with the ladies of the Top Ten…

#3. Grendel [41 votes]

Coming
in at number three is the Matt Wagner creation: the assassin Grendel.
One of the most popular topics of wishlists for the LCBH line since its
inception, Grendel may have lost some votes due to being heavily
rumored for the series three line up.

The biggest question this choice of character begs is: what look and
costume? There is the classic appearance pictured here but there is
also Grendel Prime, the Christine Spar Grendel and a myriad of others.
Which ever the costume/charcter choice Grendel needs to be bad ass in
black with lots of articulation.

#4. Invincible [37 votes]

Another
topic of numerous fan requests, the Robert Kirkman-created Image Comics
super teen brings in 37 votes for a fourth place finish. Mark Grayson
was a normal high school senior with a normal part-time job and
otherwise normal life, except his father Nolan is the superhero
Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on the planet. At the age of 17,
Mark begins to display superpowers, which come from his father being a
member of the Viltrumite race, who, according to Nolan, pioneer the
galaxy on a mission of benevolence and enlightenment. As Invincible,
Mark begins working as a superhero with his father acting as his
mentor, and meeting other heroes.

Creator Robert Kirkman has been known to be highly protective of his
fantastic intellectual property, but if any toy line can do Invincible
justice it’s Legendary Comic Book Heroes.

#5. Arthur [33 votes]

Didn’t
I just mention that the Tick needs his faithful sidekick? Well
apparently, so do you! The diminutive yin to the larger than life
Tick’s yang, Arthur charges into battle pleading "Not in the face! Not
in the face!"

The accountant by day, this Jewish superhero gains his powers of
flight, and night vision from his moth suit. Note: he is NOT a bunny.
Perhaps he would be prime for a new two-pack with his big blue boss,
that way he could have some back up when squaring off against his long
time rival, the Slot Jockey of Doom.

#6. Vampirella [31 votes]

The
second female to place in the Top Ten, Vampirella carries on the
tradition of scantily-clad ladies getting lots of fanboy votes. But
then again, she is a sexy heroine vampire, what’s not to love?

Techincally she is considered a vampire since she needs blood to
survive and has many of the typical vampiric powers, including
increased strength and reflexes, shapeshifting into a bat, and a
mesmeric stare. She is not prone to the group’s traditional weaknesses,
such as daylight, holy water, garlic, or crosses. She cannot, most
importantly, transform others into vampires. She does not attack people
to drink their blood, except occasionally when she herself is attacked.
She is almost always scantily clad in a red bikini with a white collar
and wearing shiny black knee-high boots.

As I said, what’s not to love? Jesse and Damon, get to work.

#7. [tie] The Maxx [26 votes]

Well,
The Maxx holds a special place in the Top Ten taking not only the
seventh place, but also is the winner of the Build a Figure category.
Whoops! Did I gave that away? Sorry.

The Maxx, is a homeless man who believes he is a superhero. The Maxx
shifts between the real world and a dream world, which he refers to as
The Outback; this alternate universe, which resembles a fantastic
version of prehistoric Australia, is just as real to him as the real
world. His only friend is Julie Winters, a "freelance social worker".
Little does she know that she and The Maxx have a deeper connection,
and it involves the dream world into which The Maxx is constantly
drawn. One thing is for certain, he needs to be BIG so maybe your
impulse to have him as BAF would better represent him.

#7. [tie] X-O Manowar [26 votes]

Tying at number seven with The Maxx is the brainchild of former Marvel head honcho Jim Shooter, X-O Manowar.

With a complicated origin, Aric the barbarian is essentially vaulted
far into the future with his living armor leaving everything he knew
behind in lieu of modern civilization. He becomes the most primitive
man on the the planet with the greatest and most advanced technological
weapon in existence.

#9. The Phantom [24 votes]

Ah!
but in a crowd of primarily modern creations comes the classic pulp
hero The Phantom. This vote represents a potential for a completely
untapped genre of old-time pulp heroes like Tarzan, Zorro, The Lone
Ranger and Dick Tracey.

The 1936 creation of Lee Falk, The Phantom is the culmination of Falk’s
life-long fascination with legends and mythic characters like King
Arthur. Originally going to be called The Gray Ghost, rich playboy
Jimmy Wells shares several similar traits with another masked superhero
of the 1930s. However, the mantle has been passed down over time to
many, many different characters. The classic take on the character (as
pictured here) it by far the most popular though.

#10. [tie] The Shadow [22 votes]

When
it rains, it pours and the pulp heros are no exception. Another hero
out of the past, The Shadow come in under the wire at number ten.

"The Shadow Knows…" is the mysterious catch phrase often associated
with this mysterious character. Sharing his history across various
mediums, he has been in comics, radio (voiced by Orson Welles) and has
been the subject of several feature films, most notably in 1994
starring Alec Baldwin.  

This noir-ish hero could add some serious variety to the Legendary Comic Book Heroes line.

#10 [tie] She-Dragon [22 votes]

Amy
Belcher, also known as Sensation and mostly as She-Dragon is a
fictional ‘superfreak’ and later police officer created by Erik Larsen
for his series Savage Dragon as a She-Hulk like female counterpart for
the series’ main character The Dragon.

Well, we already have the Savage Dragon, what could be better than a
female counter-part to go with him? Again, costume is the question
here, as well as style: half-naked with long locks or police clad with
a mohawk? Wait, what is the question here?

BAF: The Maxx [26 votes] 

Think
you are getting a second write up here? Ha! We told you about him
already but perhaps if Marvel Toys were to ever tackle The Maxx, his
huge size would be better suited as a BAF. The Maxx versus Pitt versus
Monkey Man? Awesome.

Well, that about wraps it up for the first ever LCBH Top Ten.  We had a great turn out for our inaugural run.  The results are quite diverse and all of the selections would make for some great action figures.  Time will tell if these characters will / can make it into the line, but Jesse and Damon have your wishes – it is now up to them. 


Full Voting Results

Single Figure Build-A-Figure
Rank Character Votes
1 Tick, the 64
2 Red Sonja 57
3 Grendel 41
4 Invincible 37
5 Arthur [The Tick] 33
6 Vampirella 31
7 Maxx, the 26
7 X-O Manowar 26
9 Phantom, the 24
10 Shadow, the 22
10 She-Dragon [Savage Dragon] 22
12 Solar Man of the Atom 19
12 Tank Girl 19
14 Crow, the 18
14 Grifter [WildC.A.T.s] 18
14 Mask, the 18
17 Cerebus 17
17 Hellboy 17
17 Tarzan 17
20 Lone Ranger 15
20 Rocketeer, the 15
22 ROM 14
23 Judge Anderson [Judge Dredd] 13
23 Supreme 13
25 Marshal Law 12
26 Abe Sapien [Hellboy / BPRD] 11
26 Nexus 11
26 Scud the Disposable Assassin 11
26 Shadowhawk 11
30 Dick Tracy 10
31 Doc Savage 9
31 Grendel Prime 9
31 John Carter of Mars 9
31 Judge Fire [Judge Dredd] 9
31 Lady Death 9
31 Mako [Savage Dragon] 9
31 Miracleman 9
31 Red Monika [Battle Chasers] 9
31 Rusty the Boy Robot 9
40 Deathblow 8
40 Dwight McCarthy [Sin City] 8
40 Flaming Carrot 8
43 Groo 7
43 John Hartigan [Sin City] 7
43 Johnny Alpha [Strontium Dog] 7
43 Judge Fear [Judge Dredd] 7
43 Kevin Matchstick [Mage] 7
43 Kull the Conqueror 7
43 Leonidas [300] 7
43 Magnus, Robot Fighter 7
43 Overlord 7
43 Spawn 7
43 Zorro 7
54 Death Dealer 6
54 Judge Mortis [Judge Dredd] 6
54 Lone Wolf and Cub 6
54 Magdalena 6
54 Mighty Man 6
54 Milk & Cheese 6
54 Rogue Trooper 6
54 Spartan [WildC.A.T.s] 6
54 Warblade [WildC.A.T.s] 6
63 Aspen Matthews [Fathom] 5
63 Caitlin Fairchild [Gen 13] 5
63 Chainsaw Vigilante [The Tick] 5
63 Chairface Chippendale [The Tick] 5
63 Concrete 5
63 Diehard [Youngblood] 5
63 Evil Ernie 5
63 Garrison [Battle Chasers] 5
63 Liz Sherman [Hellboy / BPRD] 5
63 Lord Helspont [WildC.A.T.s] 5
63 Rick Grimes [The Walking Dead] 5
63 Shi 5
63 Syzygy Darklock 5
63 Turok 5
63 Vanth Dreadstar [Dreadstar] 5
78 Abbey Chase [Danger Girl] 4
78 Aeon Flux 4
78 Ariel Chylde [Darkchylde] 4
78 Avengelyne 4
78 Backlash 4
78 Badger, the 4
78 Elric 4
78 Eternal Warrior, the 4
78 Goon, the 4
78 Johnny the Homicidal Maniac 4
78 Kid MiracleMan 4
78 Knolan [Battle Chasers] 4
78 Man-Eating Cow [The Tick] 4
78 Mr. Monster 4
78 Ninjack 4
78 Oedipus [The Tick] 4
78 Solomon Kane 4
78 Thoth-Amon [Conan] 4
78 Tonto [Lone Ranger] 4
78 Velocity [Cyberforce] 4
78 Voodoo [WildC.A.T.s] 4
78 Zealot [WildC.A.T.s] 4
78 Zen 4
101 Acroyear [Micronauts] 3
101 Adam Archer [Gødland] 3
101 Barry Hubris [The Tick] 3
101 Battalion [Stormwatch] 3
101 Brainiape [Savage Dragon] 3
101 Dejah Thoris [John Carter of Mars] 3
101 Die Fledermaus [The Tick] 3
101 Flattop [Dick Tracy] 3
101 Green Hornet 3
101 Gunwitch [Nocturnals] 3
101 It Girl [Atomics] 3
101 Jack Staff 3
101 John Gaunt [Grimjack] 3
101 Kabuki 3
101 Kade 3
101 Mandrake the Magician 3
101 Max [Sam and Max] 3
101 Omni Man 3
101 Paul the Samurai 3
101 Purgatori 3
101 Quantum [Quantum & Woody] 3
101 Reuben Flagg [American Flagg!] 3
101 Sam [Sam and Max] 3
101 Savage Dragon [Police Uniform] 3
101 Shadowman 3
101 Shaft 3
101 Slaine 3
101 Zoyvod 3
129 Allen the Alien [Invincible] 2
129 Amazing Screw-On Head 2
129 Angelus, the [The Darkness] 2
129 Ant 2
129 Archer [Archer and Armstrong] 2
129 Armor [Neal Adams] 2
129 Armstrong [Archer and Armstrong] 2
129 Arwyn [Sojourn] 2
129 Atom Eve [Invincible] 2
129 Baron Karza [Micronauts] 2
129 Cassie Hack [Hack / Slash] 2
129 Claw the Unconquered 2
129 Conan [King] 2
129 Creech, the 2
129 Daemonite [WildC.A.Ts] 2
129 Darkman 2
129 Doctor Who 2
129 Dreadstar [Jim Starlin] 2
129 Dung 2
129 Faust 2
129 Flash Gordon 2
129 Force Commander [Micronauts] 2
129 Frog Monster [Hellboy / BPRD] 2
129 Gareth [Sojourn] 2
129 Ghost 2
129 Grunge [Gen 13] 2
129 Gully [Battle Chasers] 2
129 Heath Huston [Fear Agent] 2
129 Ian Nottingham [Witchblade] 2
129 Jimbo da Mighty Lobster 2
129 Johann [Hellboy / BPRD] 2
129 John Horus [Black Summer] 2
129 Jon Sable 2
129 Kato 2
129 Krillin [Dragonball Z] 2
129 Lion-O [Thundercats] 2
129 Mage 2
129 Marquis 2
129 Megaton Man 2
129 Metal Man 2
129 Miho [Sin City] 2
129 Morningstar 2
129 Moth, the 2
129 Ms. Mystic 2
129 Nancy [Sin City] 2
129 Oink 2
129 Powerhouse 2
129 Prophet 2
129 Rai 2
129 Ralph Snart 2
129 Red Scare [The Tick] 2
129 Roger [Hellboy / BPRD] 2
129 Sharkman 2
129 Shrewmanoid, the [Monkeyman & O’Brien] 2
129 Sydney Savage [Danger Girl] 2
129 Terror, the [The Tick] 2
129 Thulsa Doom [Conan] 2
129 Valeria 2
129 Void [WildC.A.T.s] 2
129 Woody [Quantum & Woody] 2
129 Wretch, the 2
129 Zombie [The Walking Dead] 2
191 ABC Warriors, the 1
191 Agent J [MIB] 1
191 Agent K [MIB] 1
191 Alien Bounty Hunters 1
191 Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice [Dick Tracy] 1
191 Arba [Groo] 1
191 Arcadio [Groo] 1
191 Archie [Dinosaurs for Hire] 1
191 Aria 1
191 Artesia 1
191 Ash Williams [Evil Dead] 1
191 Astroman 1
191 Athena Voltaire 1
191 Axel Brass [Planetary] 1
191 Badrock [Youngblood] 1
191 Ballistic [Cyberforce] 1
191 Baron, the [Metabarons] 1
191 Basil Cronus [Gødland] 1
191 Battle Chasers 1
191 Battlestone [Magnus, Robot Fighter] 1
191 Belit [Conan] 1
191 Bigby Wolf [Fables] 1
191 Black Anvil [Strykeforce] 1
191 Black Flag [Canadian Legion] 1
191 Black Hood, the 1
191 Blitz: the Manic Mandrill [Blackball Comics] 1
191 Bloodshot 1
191 Bombshell 1
191 Bone 1
191 Boris the Bear 1
191 Breed [Jim Starlin] 1
191 Brow, the [The Tick] 1
191 Buddy Bradley [Hate] 1
191 Burnout [Gen 13] 1
191 Cal McDonald [Criminal Macabre] 1
191 Capricia [Crux] 1
191 Captain Ahax [Groo] 1
191 Captain Canuck [Modern – David Semple] 1
191 Captain Canuck [Original – Tom Evans] 1
191 Captain Planet 1
191 Casshern 1
191 Chakaal [Groo] 1
191 Chan 1
191 Chapel [Youngblood] 1
191 Cheetara [Thundercats] 1
191 Cherry Poptart 1
191 Christian Walker [Powers] 1
191 Clausius [Nexus] 1
191 Clonezone [Nexus] 1
191 Conan 1
191 Creed Warrior 1
191 Creepy 1
191 Crimebuster 1
191 Cyberface [Savage Dragon] 1
191 Cyblade [Cyberforce] 1
191 Dakarba [Groo] 1
191 Dave of Thune [Nexus] 1
191 Dawn 1
191 Deathlok 1
191 Death’s Head 1
191 Deena Pilgrim [Powers] 1
191 Desolation Jones 1
191 Discordia [Gødland] 1
191 Doc Frankenstein 1
191 Doktor Sleepless 1
191 Donatello [TMNT] 1
191 Dr. Egon Boiffard [Madman] 1
191 Dr. Gillespie Flem [Madman] 1
191 Dr. McNinja 1
191 Drago [Grendel] 1
191 Dreadlocks 1
191 Dusty Star 1
191 Dynamo 1
191 Edd 1
191 Eerie 1
191 Egg-O 1
191 Emperor Zombie 1
191 Escapist, the 1
191 Eudaemon 1
191 Evil Kid Miracleman 1
191 Fear Agent 1
191 Fiend 1
191 Fighting American 1
191 Flare 1
191 Flat Top [Dick Tracy]  1
191 Fly, the [Kirby] 1
191 Frank Blacksmith 1
191 Frank Einstein [Madman] 1
191 Frankie [The Goon] 1
191 Freefall [Gen 13] 1
191 Gail [Sin City] 1
191 G-Force 1
191 Ghost Widow [City of Villains] 1
191 Girl [Girls] 1
191 Giselle [Mystic] 1
191 Glum 1
191 Golgoth [Empire] 1
191 Grail [FA] 1
191 Gunslinger, the [Roland] 1
191 Gustave Eiffel [Umbrella Academy] 1
191 Hardware 1
191 Harvey Pekar [American Splendor] 1
191 Headless Horseman 1
191 Heap, the 1
191 HellRazor 1
191 Hip Flask 1
191 Horror, the 1
191 Hsu 1
191 Ichi 1
191 Immortal, the 1
191 Impact [Cyberforce] 1
191 Iron Jaw [Femforce] 1
191 Itchy [Dick Tracy] 1
191 Jack the Lantern 1
191 Jackalman [Thundercats] 1
191 Jackie Estacado [Darkness] 1
191 Janissa 1
191 Jilquoix DeSmoot 1
191 Josephine Lombard [Madman] 1
191 Judah Maccabee [Nexus] 1
191 Judge Hershey [Judge Dredd] 1
191 Julie [Maxx] 1
191 Jungle Queen, the 1
191 Kaneda [Akira] 1
191 Kei [Dirty Pair] 1
191 Kid Thor 1
191 Killer, the 1
191 Kraken, the 1
191 Kreed 1
191 Kulan Gath 1
191 Lady Pendragon 1
191 Leonardo [TMNT] 1
191 Lightning 1
191 Lobo 1
191 Lobster Johnson [Hellboy / BPRD] 1
191 Major Maxim [Danger Girl] 1
191 Martha Washington 1
191 MASK 1
191 Master Darque 1
191 Maul [WildC.A.T.s] 1
191 Medieval Witchblade 1
191 Megalith 1
191 Menthor 1
191 Metabaron [Nameless] 1
191 Michaelangelo [TMNT] 1
191 Midnight Hour, the 1
191 Minstrel, the 1
191 Miraclewoman 1
191 Mirth 1
191 Mister Blank (Sam Smith) 1
191 Mister Gone [The Maxx] 1
191 Mo’lock 1
191 Monkian [Thundercats] 1
191 Monolith 1
191 Mr. Excitement 1
191 Mr. Majestic 1
191 Mr. Spook 1
191 Mr. T 1
191 Mr. Terror 1
191 Mumm-Ra [Thundercats] 1
191 Mummy, the 1
191 Nemesis the Warlock 1
191 Ninja [The Tick] 1
191 NoMan 1
191 Number Five w/ Dr. Pogo 1
191 Number Seven (Vanya Hargreeves) 1
191 Oedi 1
191 Ogami Itto [Lone Wolf and Cub] 1
191 OmegaMan 1
191 Painkiller Jane 1
191 Pal 1
191 Patriot 1
191 Pete Stanchek 1
191 Pike 1
191 Pilgrim [Wetworks] 1
191 Prototype [Ultraverse] 1
191 Proud American, the 1
191 Psycho, the 1
191 Pumyra [Thundercats] 1
191 Rally Vincent [Gunsmith Cats] 1
191 Raphael [TMNT] 1
191 Rapture 1
191 Rasputin [Hellboy / BPRD] 1
191 Red Rocket 7 1
191 Rico Dredd [Judge Dredd] 1
191 Roark Junior 1
191 Robot [Invincible] 1
191 Roc 1
191 Rock 1
191 Ronin 1
191 Rumor 1
191 Rune 1
191 Sage, the 1
191 Samandahl Rey [Sigil] 1
191 Samaritan 1
191 Samuree 1
191 Sarah Rainmaker [Gen 13] 1
191 Seance 1
191 Shadow Hunter (Jenna Jameson) 1
191 Shaolin Cowboy 1
191 Sharky 1
191 Shield, the [Kirby] 1
191 Shredder [TMNT] 1
191 Silver Streak 1
191 Sinclair 1
191 Sinister Dexter 1
191 Sir Reginald Hargreeves (the Monocle) 1
191 Skeevo 1
191 Sleepman 1
191 Sleeze Brothers, the 1
191 Slythe [Thundercats] 1
191 Smoke 1
191 Snow White 1
191 Son Goku [Dragonball Z] 1
191 Sonambulo 1
191 Speedboy 1
191 Spike [Spike: Asylum] 1
191 Spyboy 1
191 Statesman [City of Heroes] 1
191 Static 1
191 Steelheart [Silverhawks] 1
191 Stuntman 1
191 Suaras 1
191 Sundra Peale 1
191 Supra 1
191 Takihari 1
191 Taranto 1
191 Tars Tarkas 1
191 Tenth, the 1
191 Tetsuo [Akira] 1
191 Theleb K’aarna 1
191 Tick  1
191 Time Traveler 1
191 Tom Noir 1
191 Tom Strong 1
191 Toxic Avenger 1
191 Tygra 1
191 Ursula XX Imada 1
191 Usagi Yojimbo 1
191 V [V for Vendetta] 1
191 Van Helsing 1
191 Vector 1
191 Vlad 1
191 Vortex 1
191 Vultureman [Thundercats] 1
191 Walker Texas Ranger 1
191 Warrior Nun Areala 1
191 Whisper 1
191 Wildstar 1
191 Willow 1
191 WilyKat [Thundercats] 1
191 WilyKit [Thundercats] 1
191 Wolfman 1
191 Wroth 1
191 Yellow Bastard 1
191 Yuri [Dirty Pair] 1
191 Zapman 1
191 Zenith 1
191 Zoe Jump 1
Rank Character Votes
1 Maxx, the 26
2 Big Guy 19
3 Lawmaster 8
4 Maul 7
6 Calibretto 6
6 Concrete 6
7 ABC Warrior 5
9 Dinosaur Neil 4
9 Fuji 4
12 Badrock 3
12 Creech, the 3
12 Godzilla 3
12 Tars Tarkas 3
15 Barbaric 2
15 Grom 2
15 Nigh-Omnipotus 2
27 Arachnid 1
27 Bigby Wolf 1
27 Black Beauty 1
27 Cthulhu 1
27 Dire Wraith 1
27 Dr. Eclipse 1
27 Drinky the Crow and Uncle
Gabby 2-pack
1
27 Drumm 1
27 Heap, the 1
27 Hecate 1
27 Hellboy 1
27 High Lord Papal 1
27 Jaggta Noga 1
27 Jeff [Scud the Disposable
Assassin]
1
27 Man Eating Cow 1
27 Maxim 1
27 Mek Quake 1
27 Merk, the 1
27 Monolith 1
27 Monster Girl 1
27 Ninja Hedge [The Tick] 1
27 Overt-Kill 1
27 Panthro 1
27 Red Giant 1
27 Rune 1
27 Set 1
27 Set 1
27 Silver 1
27 Spaceboy 1
27 Tenth, the 1
27 Ultra Klutz 1
27 Wroth 1


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