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 a complicated one.
What I want you to do is to come up with the single best supporting character for various superheroes, like who is the best supporting character for Batman – Gordon or Alfred? Or Catwoman (crimefighting partners don’t count)? Who is the best Spider-Man supporting character? Mary Jane, Aunt May or JJJ? Once you’ve determined who THE best supporting characters are for each of those heroes, then rank your top five supporting characters.
Essentially, this is a way that someone like Foggy Nelson can compete. He is likely never going to be in the top five of a supporting cast list, not with characters like Lois Lane, Alfred, JJJ, Aunt May, Gordon, Jimmy Olsen and Mary Jane to compete with – but if he’s only competing with the top supporting character for each of those other heroes, maybe he IS in the top five!