Laser Time – 80s and 90s Superheroes

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While the big comic book movies usually star superheroes that have been around before your grandpa, a few creations of our youth have made their mark, too. We run through every modern superhero that you should know!

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13 thoughts on “Laser Time – 80s and 90s Superheroes

  1. Jessica Jones is one of my favourite creations of the 2000s, I just wish the comics had done more with her after Alias and the Pulse. I have to wonder if it’s just because Bendis is still a prominent writer and doesn’t want anyone doing too much with his character, or if no one has really figured out what they could do next.

  2. Kon-El Superboy and Bart Allen are easily my favorite post-1980 characters…if I had to pick a Marvel one it’d probably be Finesse from Avengers Academy.

    1. I think it was just a list of DC and Marvel only heroes/villians, but would of been great to hear about others such as Hellboy and TMNT

  3. What about the Tick? Darkwing Duck? I think the Image heroes deserved a little more time, even if they’ve mostly faded away, they were huge at the time.

  4. I always think it’s funny when they talk about characters that “aren’t around anymore” but those characters are still totally around, they aren’t reading whatever books the character is in. Which, hey, I get it, people can’t read every comic book that comes out.

    It’s just funny when Henry is like “And Foolkiller was never seen again…” when Foolkiller is currently one of Deadpool’s Mercs for Money. Or a few weeks ago they mentioned how Nightthrasher wasn’t around anymore, when he was just in the Contest of Champions series and gets dumped off with The Ultimates at the end of that.

    Or when they said most of the old Young Avengers weren’t around anymore, when Hulkling and Wiccan are on the New Avengers, and Stature is, as you might expect, in the current Astonishing Ant-Man book.

  5. Do the Watchmen count? They have continued to stay relevant and incredibly popular since the original series in 1986.

  6. Impulse, Superboy, and Kyle Raynor didn’t last? c’mon brehs, Young Justice was popular and they still publish Teen Titans books that, as shitty as they are, are more popular than Young Avengers was (as good as that was).

    I imagine we don’t see much in the way of new characters because why create something for a company for-hire when you can actually own that idea independently, when many old Marvel characters are making fuck-all from the movies

  7. Starman, Chase, and Hitman were awesome 90s DC books. Starman was the story about a hipster collector who ends up becoming Starman when his brother dies and his father can’t become Starman. It was an amazing book that is worth picking up.

    Hitman is sort of like taking a Chow Yun Fat movie and having Quentin Tarantino dialogue for him. This is also one of the best 1990s story and had the Eisner Award winning story Of Thee I Sing about Hitman talking to Superman about America. It is truly one of Garth Ennis’ best work.

    And Chase…another.great DC book that is sort of like Alias, but 10 years prior. Cameron Chase is a private investigator that works for the DEO, a superhuman government watchdog group. She also has a traumayizing past with a supervillain, as well as an undefined auperpower that comes put when she’s stressed. If you can find the back issues, it is worth picking up because it is so beautiful.

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