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Poll Question: Fave Creator Owned Comic Character
Choice Votes Statistics
Spawn - McFarlane 0 0%
Cerebus - Sim 0 0%
Bone - Smith 2 15%
Hellboy - Mignola 1 7%
Grendel - Wagner 1 7%
Madman - Allred 0 0%
Groo - Aragones 2 15%
Savage Dragon - Larsen 2 15%
Your Choice 5 38%

Creator Owned Comic Book Characters - Who is your favorite? Options
MoonKnight1
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I don't know about you, but I'm a big fan of Creator Owned Comic Books.

I love the Big 2 but the diversity that can be found in comics by other publishers is what makes the medium special. There are a ton of "flash-in-the-pans", some solid series and then there are those few characters that hook themselves into the mainstream.

For the purpose of this discussion I'm focusing on individual characters rather than shared worlds type of series like Astro City, Strangers in Paradise, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sin City, etc.

By no means is this list complete, I tried to select the most visible and prolific of characters. It is a major accomplishment for a non-Marvel/DC book to publish 100 issues and each of these characters have done that and more. I'm sure I have left some out and please feel free to remind me of whom I have neglected.

Spawn
Demonspawn struggling to find his balance in the world.

Like him or not, Spawn and McFarlane have proved to be powerful entities in their respective genres.


Cerebus
The eponymous aardvark whose exploits were certainly a thing of legend. 300 issues of Awesome.


Bone
This is an insidiously fascinating story. Leave your preconceptions at the door.


Hellboy
Quite iconic and made the transition to the big screen. Some of the best supporting characters in the milieu.


Grendel
The manifestation of evil made corporeal. But sometimes he/she/it is not so evil. Incredibly fascinating study of human frailties, seductions and moral struggle.


Madman
Surreal adventures of an undead superhero. Very overlooked but vastly entertaining, do yourself a favor and pick some of these up.


Groo
The slow-witted barbarian that everyone loves to hate. First of all, never get on a ship with him. Second, whether you are a friend or an enemy - stay as far away from Groo as possible. Third, I forget what third is but I have a question: What is mulch? And who's slow-witted?


Savage Dragon
Saurian super-cop in a futuristic world. One of the longest running creator owned series and it is still coming out!


Anyone Else?
I know I have missed some. I have a few in mind myself. Who do you think should be included?

Fantastic News! Hall of Heroes has now surpassed 600 Hero Ratings! I couldn't have done it without all of you and I will strive to maintain and improve my high standards. Which brings me to my next announcement - starting now, all shipments will come with tracking at no extra charge to you! I'm a little late to the party but as they say - better late than never. You spoke and I heard you loud and clear. Excelsior!



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Went with Dragon. Short of a couple hard-to-find variants I have every issue of every series and spinoff. Started about five years into the run and been a regular since.

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I went with Groo, but actually it would probably be Cave Woman.



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Mike Grell's Jon Sable.

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Oohh... That reminds me to throw Nexus into the mix. One of the best long running creator-owned (at least in the end) series ever.

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DaLeah96
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Bone definitely, though I would have to go with the Elves from ElfQuest as my second choice (It would be my wife's 1st choice)



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