Top Five Month (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far) continues with a look at the top comic book characters whose codename is the same as the (singular) name of a Major League Baseball team!!
Not individuals, but still, pretty darn on point, eh?
This old New Warriors villain was given new life when Fabian Nicieza used him as a member of a Thunderbolt team in the late issues of Nicieza’s first Thunderbolts run.
Yes, it’s more of a nickname than a codename, but eh, what ARE codenames but nicknames all official like? So long as it it not his actual name, I think it counts.
Red is an interesting guy – on on the one hand, he is a Challenger of the Unknown, so he is awesome. On the other hand, he was the lamest of the Challengers of the Unknown, hence him JUST missing the top five. Although, honestly, he probably should be five, I just have a soft spot for…
This is a pure nostalgia pick. If you weren’t a fan of Gruenwald’s Captain America, the odds are high that you would not dig Diamondback at all. I forgot her at first for some reason, but commenters reminded me she should be on the list.
A founding member of the X-Men! Should probably be 3rd, but darnit, I just like…
3. Blue Jay
for some reason that I can’t quite explain. I think I like just how crazy it is that a character like him has not been killed off yet. I find something endearing in these minor characters who manage to avoid getting killed off in crossovers.
Rocky is tied for the coolest member of the Challengers with Ace Morgan. Prof is third, Red is seventh.
The Ray is cool enough that Grant Morrison even gave him a major role in Final Crisis!
Well, that’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!