I couldn't vote for Aquaman, b/c frankly, he was hot on Smallville.
The Hulk is just lame, though -- can't speak, rather irrational in his behaviors, quite the lout, all in all.
Anyone but Batman!!
It's raining threes in chapel hill!!!
As I wrote in a PM earlier today (paraphrasing)...
And let's not forget, Mr/Ms I'm Too Busy To Return Your Call/Email Even Though I Have the Info You So Desperately Need.Work turned into stupid city today. I was dealing with the superhero known as I'm-Too-Busy-to-Deal-With-You-Right-Now-Because-I'm-Handling-Personal-Matters. Even though this person gave you a deadline that passed over an hour or day ago. Riiiiiight.
Aka Keeper of All That Is Sacred or Important (And I Share On a Need To Know Basis As Determined by Me).
Aka Major Powertrip (pun intended).
Do you mean physically the weakest or the weakest concept? Because I believe aquaman has superhuman strength (in water at least)
Tent 1 '99/'00
Reading this thread reminds me of Jerry Seinfield's routine about the Justice League of America. My memory on this is not perfect, but it goes something like this:
"What's with the Justice League? They've got Superman ... why do they need all those other guys. Got a problem, let Superman do it. He's Superman!"
For those of you who didn't waste their youth reading DC Comics, the Justice League of America was a collection of the the DC superheros -- Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Flash, Wonder Woman ... I think there was some guy in a Robin Hood outfit (the Arrow?). Maybe more.
Looking back, the DC Comics of my youth were pretty lame -- pre-teen stuff. The Marvel Comics are pretty lame too, but aimed at a slightly older, more mature demographic (teens who couldn't get dates). It's been a long time since I was a comic book geek, but what little I've seen in recent years, I think the Batman brand has been Marvelized. Some of the Dark Knight stuff is a good deal more mature than the "Holy terror, Batman!" stuff I grew up on.
Batman! Not even a superhero. What "super" abilities does he even have? He just has gadgets and a cool car. Nothing more than James Bond with a silly suit, and without a gun. He sucks.
One ******* away from a triple double!
By the way, for all you erudite, literary folks on the board who also like comic books, if you haven't read "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay," by Michael Chabon, you're missing out. It centers on two cousins involved in the early american Comic book industry, and really gets into what makes a good superhero. It also just is a good story, well-written - the Pulitzer committee thought so, as they awarded it top prize in 2001.
Dude, I voted Batman. I love Batman, don't get me wrong. But he's NOT a SUPER hero. He is a totally bada** regular guy who is highly trained, intelligent, wealthy, connected, and driven. Likewise, technically, Ironman is not a SUPER hero either. He is just an insanely rich guy with health problems and a suit.
If I'd thought about it, I probably would have voted for Ironman over Batman, as Batman would win in a fight. Just like in his fights with Superman, he'd get his butt handed to him at first, but he'd figure out a way to deactivate Ironman's power system and leave him just a sick dude in a REALLY heavy, useless hunk of metal.
Just watch the Incredibles. Ironman is basically Syndrome.
Oh, and your poll doesn't match your thread title. I would answer which is the "weakest" totally differently than I would answer which is the "worst".
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LET'S GO DUKE!
oops, sorry. I didn't see that there was a page 2 of this thread, so I didn't notice that people had already pointed out that Ironman and Batman weren't superheroes. Oh well, my point about the Incredibles still holds.
LET'S GO DUKE!