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 was the best ragtag bunch of misfits in comics?”
Ragtag groups are a popular device used for the formation of groups. To be a ragtag group, it has to be a disparate group of characters with no real formal relation to each other and no formal structure in the formation of their group. Some groups that don’t count, then, would be the Doom Patrol, as while they were certainly misfits, they were brought together in a quite calculated fashion by Niles Caulder (the same could be said for Professor X and his X-Men). Now when Jean Grey had to put together a team of X-Men during Eve of Destruction, THAT was a ragtag bunch of misfits.
What’s your pick?