Friday, August 26, 2005

Top Five "&" Comics!

This is the top five comics where two heroes shared billing as a duo (not like Tales of Suspense, where two heroes just shared the book, space-wise)!

5. The Atom and Hawkman

This title was the very first (that I know of) that thought, "Hey, these two heroes can't sell on their OWN, but what if they TEAMED UP?"

So starting with #39, The Atom became The Atom and Hawkman!

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However, the move did not help much, as the title only lasted another year and a half.

4. Daredevil and Black Widow

This was probably the simplest of the pairings - as the heroes just started dating!

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What is funny is that this is the first of TWO appearances of a Gene Colan issue on this list!

3. Cable and Deadpool

This pairing gets extra points for the seamingly randomness to the pairing!!

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2. Power Man and Iron Fist

This pairing was very similar to the Atom and Hawkman's pairing, as the book used to be just Power Man's, but with #50, it turned to Power Man AND Iron Fist!

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Unlike Atom and Hawkman, though, this pairing lasted a good deal longer, over 70 issues!!

However, while this pairing is often thought of as the epitome of superhero pairings, I think there is one that tops it!

1. Captain America and Falcon

With Captain America #134 (the other issue drawn by Gene Colan on this list), Captain America and the Falcon became partners...for almost the next NINETY ISSUES!!

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And as you can imagine, it is hard to make permanent changes to a major character like Captain America, but they were able to make the Falcon almost stick!

In addition, the two ALSO paired in an ALL-NEW ongoing years later for 14 issues!

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That says "tops" to me!!

Anyone disagree?

Anyone I left out that I should not have?


Blogger Mark Fossen said...

Green Lantern & Green Arrow?

I suppose, technically it was just "Green lantern" all along. But it's still the one that comes to mind ...

8/26/2005 8:18 PM  
Blogger Sean Whitmore said...

I suppose the new "Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder" wouldn't count, in the strictest sense. :)


8/26/2005 9:18 PM  
Blogger Sean Hutchinson said...

Cable & Deadpool should get extra special bonus points for being the only one eith an actual '&' in the title.

8/27/2005 12:05 PM  

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