Every society has its heroes. Many are fictional, such as Paul Bunyan or Beowulf. Others are based on true people such as Moses, Saint Patrick, or Guy Falkes. Heroes inspire people with courage and help them to think that they can do extraordinary things as well. They help us dream of bigger and better things for our life, others, and this world.
What would a superhero story be without the villains? Probably very boring. Without the villains in comic books the heroes wouldnt have much conflict. Theyd just be stopping crooks here and there, returning purses to old ladies, and rescuing kittens out of a tree, and who would want to read a comic book about that?
Sometimes, certain heroes and villains form an unusual bond with each other. The villain becomes fixated with destroying everything the hero loves or the hero vows to stop the villain at all costs. Certain villains are almost synonomous with certain heroes, such as Lex Luthor with Superman, or the Red Skull with Captain America.
The Characters Of Comics:
There is an enormous amount of comic book characters out there, almost too many to count. The major comic book publishers have hundreds if not thousands of characters each, not to mention all the smaller publishers and creator-owned and self-published characters out there. Some may be familiar, while others may not. Check out some of the characters of those comic books below.
Comic Book CharactersA-L
The Human Torch
The Incredible Hulk
Jean Grey - Pheonix
Up, Up, And Away!:
Without these heroes, villains, and their conflicts, comic books would not be very interesting. These larger than life characters are what have made comic books into such a viable art form that has lasted for nigh a hundred years. They have exploded from the pages of comic books and have landed in video games, movies, television, t-shirts, posters, action figures, and many other things that collectors and comic lovers can own and interact with to proudly show their allegiance to their favorite comic book characters.