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Top 10 Marvel Comics Superheroes

Updated on April 28, 2011

Marvel Comic Poll

Who do you think is the Top Marvel Superhero?

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This is the Top 10 list for Marvel Superheroes. See who's #1 and leave your feedback for who your Top 10 list is.

You can also check out the Top 10 Marvel Comics Villains.

#10 - Daredevil

 Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock, first appeared in Daredevil #1 (April 1964). He was blinded by a radioactive substance that also contributed to his heightened senses and powers.

# 9 - Jean Grey

 Jean Greay, aka The Phoenix, first appeared in X-Men #1 (Sep 1963). Jean has many powers that are all mentally controlled. She also has a romantic relationship with Cyclops.

#8 - Thing

Benjamin Jacob Grimm was a founding member of the Fantastic Four. After a failed space mission, Grimm and the rest of the crew were exposed to some scientific substance that transformed him into the Thing. The Thing first appeared in the comic Fantastic Four #1 (1961).

#7 - Iron Man

Iron Man, aka Tony Stark, first appeared Tales of Suspense #39 (March,1963). A wealthy playboy, brilliant inventor, Stark suffers a severe heart injury during his enslavement. He created a power suit to escape, thus leading to the Iron Man.

#6 - Thor

 Thor was based on the Norse God with same name. Thor first appeared in Journey into Mystery (August,1962). Thor was shaped into becoming a superhero by his father Odin.

#5 - Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer first appears in Fantastic Four #38 (March 1966). Norrin Radd, an astronomer, became the Silver Surfer after making a deal with Galactus to save his planet. With his Power Cosmic, Silver Surfer has become a very powerful superhero.

#4 - Wolverine

 Wolverine first appeared in the Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974).He then joined the X-men in the 1975 issue of Giant X-men #1. Wolverine is also known as Logan but was born as James Howlett. His greatest power is his indestructable adamantium skeleton.

#3 - Captain America

Captain America first appeared in the self titled Captain America #1 (March 1941). Captain America is the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a U.S. soldier who was physically enhanced witth a special serum.

#2 - The Incredible Hulk

The Hulk first appeared in the self tittled THe Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). The Hulk is the creature that lives inside Dr. Bruce Banner at the result of a botched gamma radiation experiment. HUlk is also the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Universe.

#1 - Spider Man

 Spider Man, aka Peter Parker, first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962), Peter Parker gained his powers through the bite of a spider.

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      Taranwanderer 2 years ago

      Pretty good list of Superheroes. I'm wondering what a list of DC heroes would look like? Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Captain Marvel, etc.

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      Shnoz12345 3 years ago

      I'm going to do top 30



      28-Ghost Rider

      27-Doctor Strange



      24-War Machine

      23-Ant Man


      21-Human Torch

      20-Mr. Fantastic


      18.Ice Man








      10.Star Lord

      9.Iron Man


      7.Captain America


      5.Black Panther

      4.Silver Surfer


      2.Spider Man


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      marvel philippines 4 years ago

      my list:



      silver surfer


      captain america


      iron man


      human torch

      invisible woman

      mr. funtastic

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      Matt 4 years ago

      What about Rocket Raccoon


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      ptr1000 4 years ago

      1.wolverine,2.thor,3.spiderman,4.hulk,5.captain america,6.ironman,7.pumnal tiger,8.nova,9.batman,10.elasticman

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      Alexxx issol 5 years ago

      Deadpool es el mejor!!!!


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      Domenick Dicce 5 years ago

      Great list. A lot of strong characters. I think I would have switched out the Silver Surfer with the Human Torch and I have never been a big Jean Grey .

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      adex 5 years ago

      the list is good, but i have a better one

      10. hulk

      9. wolverine

      8.the punisher

      7. silver surfer

      6. human torch


      4.captain America


      2. daredevil

      1. spider man. (my favorite)

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      best marvel heroes and anti heroes 5 years ago

      10: howard the duck

      9: daredevil


      7: anti venom

      6: deadpool

      5: sentry

      4: thor and wolverine(cant decide so i tied them)

      3:captain america and iron man(cant decide so i tied them)

      2: hulk

      1: the amazing spiderman

      honorable mentions: hawkeye. cyclops, storm, elektra, red hulk, and other heroes

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      Captain Marvel 5 years ago

      One time leader of the Avengers and recognized by Marvel heroes as the “Greatest Superhero”. CAPTIAN MARVEL will return.

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      top 15 marvel superheroes 5 years ago

      1.spiderman 2.nightcrawler 3.iron fist 4.captian america 5.banshee 6. the human torch 7. hulk 8.silver surfer 9.iron man 10. daredevil 11.gambit 12. cable 13.proffeser x 14.the thing 15.ghost rider

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      Geek 5 years ago

      Cap. Is the BEST!!!!!!

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      muhammad umair 5 years ago


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      flamertime 5 years ago

      U people r crazy. Hawkeye is the best hero and best villiain: Deathstroke

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      aj 5 years ago

      My List



      3.Capt. America


      5.Iron Man

      6. Hawkeye

      7. Spider-Man

      8. Flash

      9. Black Panther

      10. Vulcan

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      aj 5 years ago

      Spiderman is not no.1 and Ironman should be higher.

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      alex 5 years ago

      1rhino 2cap america 3black panther 4hulk 5dr doom 6thing 7thor 8hawkeye 9abomanation 10vistion

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      zeero x 5 years ago

      This is my list.1thor 2hulk 3vistion 4daredevil 5deadpool 6pyro 7loki 8elektra 9ultron 10bullseye

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      zeero x 5 years ago

      This is my list.1thor 2hulk 3vistion 4daredevil 5deadpool 6pyro 7loki 8elektra 9ultron 10bullseye

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      ben 5 years ago

      my list

      1.Thor -overall thor is almost stronger then the hulk but then almost.

      2.Hulk- the reason i put hulk 2nd is cause he gets so angry

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      chris 5 years ago

      nu favoriet

      10 spiderman

      9 wolverine

      8 thor

      7 captain america

      6 hawk eye

      5 black widow

      4 hulk

      3 human torch

      2 silver surfer / night crawler (van't make the dision

      1 deadpool

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      jimbob! 5 years ago

      Hulk is unbeatable y'know. Marvel is epic. Superman is a goodie two shoes.

      My list

      10.captain america

      9.ghost rider

      8. Thor

      7.silver surfer

      6. fantastic 4

      5. Professor x

      4.iron man




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      Darkencut 5 years ago

      Just throwing this out there hulk has beet the crao out of every marvel character at least once and when everything goes to shit who do you call Bruce banner of course

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      george 5 years ago

      best super hero... Kickass :D

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      Fernando O. Coruña Jr. 5 years ago

      2010 Opponents: Electro, The Sandman, Mysterio, The Vulture, The Lizard, the Kraven Family, Doctor Octopus, Mister Negative

      Year in Review: This could probably be said just about every year, but in 2010, nobody had a tougher time of it than Spider-Man. The Webslinger endured a grueling gauntlet arranged by the Kraven family that saw him face his oldest foes up one after the other, from a juiced up Electro to a more savage than ever Lizard to finally a resurrected Kraven himself. Spidey somehow survived the onslaught, and despite taking his lumps, ultimately saved himself and New York City. He would cap it all off by rescuing his best friend Harry Osborn’s child from the clutches of Doctor Octopus, proving all’s well that ends well—though it never ends for Spider-Man.

      More on thor cannot fight sandman and venom is creeping

      a skin of a human

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      Vaye 5 years ago

      Jean Grey is No.1 because she can move everything with her mind, even another heroes can do nothing in front of her.^^

      Here my top ten marvel heroes:


      9. Human Torch

      8. Sand Man

      7. Ice Man

      6. Thor

      5. Silver Surfer

      4. Hulk

      3. Green lantern

      2. Storm

      1. Jean Grey

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      spidey 5 years ago


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      advsrtg 5 years ago

      ghost rider in my opion should be like tenth

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      yo mama 5 years ago

      u are all wrong spider cant take thor or hulk this is the real 1

      10.vison bolt

      8. red hulk

      7. iron man

      6. doctor strange

      5. mr. marvel

      4. ghost rider

      3. silver surfer

      2. wolverine

      1. thor

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      Taylove 5 years ago

      Nice list just missing Black Panther & Dr.Strange.

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      Sameen 6 years ago

      Forgot Hulk 3 place

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      sameen 6 years ago

      replacement: 7. Silver Surfer

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      Sameen 6 years ago



      8.Black Widow






      2.Captain America

      1.Spiderman- I hate Spiderman

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      babyboy23o2 6 years ago

      10. daredevil


      8.captain America Bucky barnes

      7.Iron Man

      6.captain Mar-Vell



      3.Bill Foster



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      gr 6 years ago

      have any of you dumbos ever herd of ghost rider. he can take down any one with Penance Stare. except super man(because super man has never seriously hurt anybody). but even so gr just has to wrap his unbreakable chain around superman and he has him. plus he has God on his side( in a comic of his God helped him)

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      SHADOW DEVIL 6 years ago

      Probably,spiderman is the face of marvel comics and wolverine is the face of x-men which is an important part of marvel.So,I bet you did agreat job by putting them in the front line.But ghost ridershould have a place in the list.Atleast he is more important than the thing.

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      zarl11 6 years ago

      wolverine's power is not admantium skeleton, its his healing factor and enhanced senses....

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      ali 6 years ago

      my list 1.wolverine 2.dead pool 3.ghost rider 4.spider man 5. human torch 6.punisher 7.gambit 8.task master 9.reptil 10.mister marvel

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      Lucas 6 years ago

      This is what I think

      10. Iceman

      9. Human Torch

      8. Black Panther

      7. Ghost Rider

      6. Captain America

      5. Hulk

      4. Wolverine

      3. Spiderman

      2. Iron Man

      1. Deadpool

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      rayyan 6 years ago

      nice carecters

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      Nexis19 6 years ago

      My list is weird but here it is

      10.Iron man

      9.Captain America









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      Labeeb 6 years ago

      A marvel character list w/o Punisher? Nice list nonetheless.

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      Cole... 6 years ago

      Where is Deadpool.... He is da best!

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      Patricia Mack 6 years ago

      I think that Jean Grey with the Pheonix force is the most powerful because she can control anything everything, and everyone she is totally immortal and is the most powerful. I posted a link below so you can read about her and her powers she killed professor x just by looking at him

      Here is another link so you can read all about the Pheonix Force:

      Here is my list of my favorite superheroes but only marvel......and who i believe are also the most powerful because being a superhero doesn't mean you have to have the coolest powers you have to at least be smart:

      10. Elektra

      9. Wolverine




      5.Hulk in 'Green Scar' incarnation

      4.Silver Surfer


      2.Jean Grey with Phoenix Force


      you can find out these superheroes in....

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      iron man all the way 6 years ago

      my list

      1.Iron man


      3.invisible woman

      4.ghost rider

      5. Prof.charles xavier

      6. Wolverine

      7.spider man


      9.Silver surfer

      10.human torch

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      Vexg 6 years ago

      my to 10




      7. Captain Mar-vell




      3.night crawler

      2.Wonder woman


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      ruffridyer 6 years ago from Dayton, ohio

      A good list, I actually started reading comics again with the advent of Marvel Zombies. The storyline of Marvel Heroes becoming Flesh eating Monsters destroying those they would normally protect was such a Powerful Idea. It is so interesting how the charactors react.

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      Max with a mouth 6 years ago

      Top 10 heroes

      10- Spider-Man

      9- Wolverine

      8- Dr.Strange

      7- Thor

      6- Cable

      5- Human torch

      4- Moon knight

      3- Iron fist

      2- Steve Rogers,Captain America

      1- Sentry

      Top 10 Mercenaries

      10- Fantomex

      9- Domino

      8- Silver sable

      7- Luke Cage

      6- Iron fist

      5- Gambit

      4- Bullseye

      3- Cable

      2- Taskmaster

      1- DEADPOOL

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      ha 6 years ago

      anyone who doesn't like SPIDER-MAN is an IDIOT!!!

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      heronerd310 6 years ago

      also if it was a top 15 list of marvel and dc heroes id stil keep all my amazing top 10 list no doubt bout dat but from 15 onwards it wud b 4 me

      15. Aquaman

      14. Wonder Woman

      13. The Thing

      12. Captain America

      11. Wolverine

      and if u want 2 c the official top 10 marvel and dc greatest superheroes of all time den just look at my other comment above dis 1 ;)

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      heronerd310 6 years ago

      If i had 2 make my own list using both marvel and dc heroes i wud put dem as

      10. Quiksilver

      9. The Flash

      8. Daredevil

      7. Deadpool

      6. Green Lantern

      5. Silver Surfer

      4. Hulk

      3. Batman

      2. Superman

      and at No.1 its ur friendly naybourhood Spider-Man

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      MarvelSuperheroFan99 6 years ago

      this wud hav been da greatest marvel superhero list of all time if wolverine & captain america had swaped places otherwise its stil good :)

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      Y-sef 6 years ago

      Where's Deadpool!?

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      Y-sef 6 years ago

      Where's Deadpool!?

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      Angel Caleb Santos 6 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Good format. Well done.

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      oh yeah 6 years ago

      OH YEEAH spider man is the greatest

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      jtknighttri 6 years ago

      My Marvel List:

      10. Storm

      9. Daredevil

      8. Black Panther

      7. Thor

      6. Deadpool

      5. Iron Man

      4. Ghost Rider

      3. Wolverine

      2. Captain America

      1. Spider-Man

      My DC List:

      10. Hawkman

      9. Martian Manhunter

      8. Green Lantern

      7. Wonder Woman

      6. Green Arrow

      5. Aquaman

      4. Flash

      3. Robin

      2. Superman

      1. Batman

      My Overall List:

      10. Deadpool

      9. Iron Man

      8. Flash

      7. Ghost Rider

      6. Robin

      5. Wolverine

      4. Captain America

      3. Superman

      2. Batman

      1. Spider-Man

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      Silver Poet 6 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

      Thanks for writing this. It makes an interesting read.

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      :) 6 years ago

      1.superman is better than wolverine by far






      7.dare devil

      8.iron man

      9.wonder woman


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      Matt 7 years ago

      1. The Sentry -> Would never release his full power, in fear of destroying everything. Also the other half of the void.. if robert reynolds was in full control, he would be unstoppable.

      2. Thor -> with the void being one of the most powerful supervillains, if not thee most, thor was the only one who could stand toe to toe.

      3. The Hulk -> World War Hulk obviously explains why.

      4. Black Bolt -> With the power he controls, only those numbered higher than himself could outdo Black Bolt.

      5. Captain America -> The Cap is a serum enhanced, highly trained, super soldier! with the wits and good will to match. the Cap is smarter than most foes. and has the boost he needs to defend himself from whatever they bring to the table.

      6. Wolverine - the indestructible beast himself. if weren't for Black Bolt being able to keep him far from him by a whisper... and captain america being stronger, and smarter.. (yes smarter, wolverine would have to go berserk to want to truly damage the Cap. and when he did, he'd lose the focus it'd also take to even do so.)

      7. The Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool -> lets get real here. no matter how many times wolverine himself wrecks this dude. he's just as indestructible.. sometimes even more deadly. Wolverine isn't ahead of him by much, but because wolverine has so much experience.. he takes this one.

      8. Dr Strange ->Simply because his magical powers are limited, yet devistating. the doc gets in on my top 10.

      9. The Amazing Spiderman -> if wasn't for my knowledge of steven strange being able to consume the soul of a demon, and further gain it's power... i'd say spider could endure anything the doc could throw his way. with that said.. spiderman is either outwitted, or muscled by the rest on the list.

      10. Iron Man -> I don't know rather to love or hate Tony Stark. But makes to big of decisions one minute, but has the best action possible for the next. if warned before the encounter, anyone on this list would know Iron Man is going to try to exploit their weaknesses, and will leave huge loopholes in his game. if Iron Man wouldn't make silly decisions, so quickly, such as form the superhuman illuminati.. or stick his nose out further than any other real Superhuman, Superhero, or Mutant, in governmental affairs --such as the registration act. Tony Stark would be more what the people in the MU, and in reality of the hero would all want him to be. not the face of heroes the Marvel molded.. like Captain America. but the face of heroes We the fans would actually view him as. But that's what makes Iron Man, Iron Man.

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      mandie 7 years ago

      are you serious spider man is the greatest

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      oom 7 years ago

      i know hulk is strong but spider-man is better

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      Joeeeee 7 years ago

      1. Hulk

      Hulk is the most powerful superhero. No one can defeat the Hulk after he and Bruce Banner had combined like in "Planet Hulk".

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      pps 7 years ago

      I got to say Spider-man because he is the best hero out there

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      xox 7 years ago

      1.SPIDER Man



      4.silver surfer


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      xox 7 years ago

      1.SPIDER Man

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      xox 7 years ago

      spider man is the best of the best of the best

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      10.OF COURSE...........DAREDEVIL:)

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      Tyler 7 years ago

      7. Everyone else

      6. Super Man

      5. Wolverine

      4. Ice Man

      3. Human Torch

      2. Deadpool

      1. Captain America

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      Frakel 7 years ago

      my favirotes are


      9.howard the duck

      8.spiderman noir


      6.spider carnage

      5.symoite hulk

      4.spiderman 2099


      2.thor girl

      and number 1 my most favorite marvel creation is BEN RAILEY

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      rgfd 7 years ago

      my list is




      super man

      silver surfer


      mr marvel



      fire dude

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      Bonnan 7 years ago

      I'm interesting with Black Queen ( Selene ),

      Jean Grey White Phoenix, Scarlet Witch, Emma Frost, Polaris, Song Bird, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, Havok, Cable, Bisbop,Moon Knight, Black Bolt, Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, and Iron Fist.

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      kanupriya mittal 7 years ago

      i HATE spiderman!!! dese guys r nuts

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      kanupriya mittal 7 years ago

      i HATE spiderman!!! dese guys r nuts

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      Bobby Josep 7 years ago

      we would want to Selene Dark Phoenix Scarlet Witch Emma Frost Polaris Prof. X Magneto Black Bolt Moon Knight Silver Surfer Dr. Strange Mystique Iron Fist and Song Bird

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      Eddy William 7 years ago

      I'd rather Havok, Sunfire, Polaris, and Moon Knight.

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      Rebecca 7 years ago

      My favorite heroes are :

      01. Phoenix Force / Dark Phoenix

      02. Selene

      03. Magneto, Magnus

      04. Havok, Alex Summer

      05. Professor Xavier

      06. Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff

      07. Emma Grace Frost

      08. Song Bird,Melissa Joan Gold

      09. Moon Knight

      10. Juggernaut, Kain Marko

      11. Polaris, Lorna Dane

      12. Angel

      13. Sunfire

      14. Banshee

      15. Dr. Stephen Strange

      16. Silver Surfer

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      Batman dress up games 7 years ago

      I am a very big fan of superheroes. Great hub!

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      Jonathan William 7 years ago

      Personally, we request for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3.

      Here our favorite heroes who the greatest heroes for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 all time.

      01. Professor Charles Xavier

      02. Dr. Strange

      03. Havok

      04. Silver Surfer

      05. Avalanche

      06. Bishop

      07. Angel

      08. Jean Grey / Dark Phoenix

      09. Selene

      10. Scarlet Witch

      11. Song Bird

      12. Emma Frost

      13. Captain America

      14. Nick Fury

      15. Wolverine

      16. Elektra

      17. Moon Knight

      18. Iron Man

      19. Spider Man

      20. Invisible Woman

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      Rachel 7 years ago

      We'd love with : Professor Charles Xavier, Dark Phoenix, Selene, Emma Frost, Scarlet Witch, Avalanche, Toad, Havok, Banshee, Angel, Moon Knight, Song Bird.

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      Bad Luck Tulip 7 years ago


      10. Moon Knight

      9. Invisible Woman

      8. Ironman

      7. The Incredible Hulk

      8. Thor

      6. Namor The Sub-Mariner

      5. Dr. Strange

      4. Spiderman

      3. Ms. Marvel

      2. Silver Surfer

      1. Captain America

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      Edgar 7 years ago

      My list:

      10. Black Panther

      9. Silver Surfer

      8. Black Bolt

      7. Sentry

      6. Dr. Strange

      5. Captain America

      4. Iron Man

      3. Spiderman

      2. Thor

      1. Wolverine

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      Miles 7 years ago

      My list is definitely:



      8.War Machine

      7.The Incredible Hulk


      And my top 5...


      4.Captain America



      And my #1 favorite is...

      1. Deadpool

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      gkel 7 years ago


      10.ghost rider





      4.spider man

      3.iron man

      2.night crawler

      1.charles x

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      My high 7 years ago

      My Fav SuperHeros are


      17.Invisble Women


      15.Elastic man

      14.Human torch



      11.Captain Marvel

      10.Silver surfer



      7.Spider man

      6.Iron man



      3.Dare devil

      2.Green lantern

      1. is the amazing Incredble HULK!

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      youssef  7 years ago

      my list





      5.Captain America

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      nightcrawlet 8 years ago

      my list:


      2.scarlet witch






      8.charles X

      9.mrs. marvel


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      GAvillain 8 years ago

      My list:

      10. Hulk

      9. Thor

      8. Human Torch

      7. Iron Man

      6. Professor X

      5. Captain America

      4. Wolverine

      3. Dr. Strange

      2. Ghost Rider

      1. Spider-Man

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      jbetha1 8 years ago

      my top 5 marvel heroes

      1. Hulk

      2. Silver Surfer

      3. Dr. Manhattan

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      bola 8 years ago

      i agree with you exept for jean grey she later become a villain i hope you put any other character in her place

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      cameron032 8 years ago from Newport

      Great hub, man! It's funny how the Silver Surfer is always a fan favorite, but most people haven't really ever read a good Silver Surfer story. I think 99% of his attraction is just his awesome design!

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      J Starling 8 years ago from Idaho

      I think this a good list of charcters, I personally have a separate list of characters. Anyone watch Wolverine & The X-Men? I thought it was a really great season, I wrote a hub on the evolution of x-men. Take a look:

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      Ultmate-Man 8 years ago

      I don't like either Marvel Comics list. The DC ones are much better. This is my top 5 Marvel heroes.

      5. Punisher

      4. Captain America

      3. Hulk

      2. Wolverine

      1. Spider-Man

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      bill yon 8 years ago from sourcewall

      everybody forgets about thanos!!!!

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Great list you got there I like them all and I'm not ashamed to admit I still collect comic books!!!!!

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      HailDitkas 8 years ago

      I would have the jade giant first.....but otherwise really good list.