Top Five Most Famous Characters To Debut In Issues Where They Were Not The Most Famous Character Introduced In That Issue

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Top Five Month (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far) continues with a list in honor of today’s cool comic, Action Comics #252. That issue is the debut of Metallo, but his introduction clearly gets second-billing to the OTHER character introduced that issue, Supergirl. So here is a list of the most famous comic book characters to debut in issues where they were not the most famous character introduced in that issue.




Storm is clearly the most famous of the new X-Men debuting this issue.

Aunt May

Very famous supporting character is out-shined a bit by her nephew

Betty Cooper

One half of Betty and Veronica, she (or Jughead, who also debuts in this issue) are no match for Archie Andrews.

Commissioner Gordon

Stalwart supporting character is overshadowed by the shadow of the bat.

5. Hawkman

Talk about serendipity, two classic DC heroes debuting in the same issue! It must be a pain for your first issue to be in a book named after the OTHER guy!

4. Human Torch

All of the Fantastic Four are famous, but the Thing is tops.

3. Professor Xavier

Xavier, like Cyclops and Jean Grey, have to take a seat to Magneto.

2. Catwoman

What are the odds of perhaps the second-most famous Batman villain debuting in the same issue as the MOST famous Batman villain?

1. Lois Lane

Here’s a scoop for you, Miss Lane, you’re never going to be the most famous person introduced in Action Comics #1!

That’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!