The Avengers hit the silver screen this year with fantastic success. Billed as "The Earth's Mightiest Heroes"; Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye join forces to save the world from Loki and an evil alien menace. While four of these superheroes have had their own movies and are easily recognizable to even non-comic book fans, there were many other superheroes too stupid to be Avengers and that did not fare so well in making the Avenger's tryout. This is actually amazing, because the Avengers will take almost anyone as a team member. Since 1963, there have been 188 different characters in the comic series. How could you NOT be in the Avengers if you have a super power? Well, these are the heroes that are so absurd that Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) didn't have on speed dial to save the earth in times of trouble. After seeing them, you'll know why...
The Watchmen was released on DVD yesterday. What is the Watchmen, you say? It was a comic book mini-series that was released in 1986 and one of the top action movies of 2009. It is based on an alternative universe where Richard Nixon was in his fifth term as president, super heroes lived amongst us and the world is a very different, very violent place. The United States won the Vietnam War and is on the brink of nuclear war with the Russians. Learn about the five things you may not have known about this great comic book movie.
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Everybody loves superheroes, but sometimes people love the villains just as much. If you fall into this category, then you will want to see who made the best of the rogue's gallery from this past year's Origins Game Fair held in Columbus, Ohio. This list contains not only bad guys, but the worst of the worst, the most villainous and the most dastardly. See below who made the list when myFiveBest presents, the Five Best Villains from Origins 2009:
Once again, we posed the question at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio this year, asking attendees to see who they thought were their favorite Superheroes of all time. The list spread out over 190 different superheroes ranging from the highly popular to the completely obscure. Did your superhero make the list? I found that some of the superheroes mentioned would not have been on the list at all if this question was asked even a year ago. Mainstream media made sensations out of the characters in the Watchmen - a movie that debuted this year and found all of the heroes and villains from the classic comic book series on the list - including some of the minor characters from the movie and comic series! Still, others that I would have thought would have fared higher on our lists didn't reach the top five. See below for the winners from this year's Origins Game Fair!