Comic books feature some of the sexiest men in pop culture history, and here we count down the sexiest heroes of them all.
There are many things that lure us into the world of comic books. We watch as inspirational characters both super powered and non super powered alike, fight in the never ending battle of good verses evil. Jaw dropping art along with spectacular story telling are two of the most important things when it comes to comics. There’s also the sex appeal; ridiculously hot women and men running around in skin tight spandex (or in some cases, half naked) as they save the world is an added bonus. All too often I hear male fans gushing over some sexy female character whether it’s Black Cat, Witchblade or Power Girl. The men are usually always overlooked which is understandable being that majority of comic book fans are male. As a female comic fan, I’d like to take this opportunity to shed the spotlight on the sexiest men in comics. Trust me fellas; you’re not the only ones who wishes certain characters would leap out of the pages of your books. These gorgeous, heroic men are enough to make any lady’s pulse race.
10. The Darkness (Top Cow)
Sure, former mob hitman Jackie Estacado is a bit on the creepy side but that just adds to his bad boy appeal. The ability to summon dark creatures is quite impressive and his overall character design make him one sexy mofo. But be warned; this isn’t the kind of guy to take home to mom and dad.
9. Magneto (Marvel)
I’ve always felt compassion for Magneto. A man with a traumatic past who lost so much made me pity him and I understood his point of view although I didn’t fully agree to his methods. With his giant biceps and cascading hair, Magneto is a wonder to behold especially because of his powers. He probably makes for the sexiest villain ever.
8. Gambit (Marvel )
My first exposure to Gambit was the premier episode of X-Men the animated series which debuted in October of 1992. His carefree attitude and affection for Rogue won me over along with his cool Cajun accent. I suddenly had a thing for trench coats and playing cards. It was disappointing that actor Taylor Kitsch missed the mark on the big screen but in the comics Gambit remains as sexy as ever.
7. The Winchester Brothers (Wildstorm)
Yes, these comics are based on the CW show “Supernatural” starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki who in my opinion are some of the sexiest men on television. The series was just picked up for a sixth season and Wildstorm has various books out focusing on untold tales of the Winchesters. Who wouldn’t love two hot brothers who can protect you from the undead?
6. Kyle Rayner aka Green Lantern (DC)
Hal Jordan may win in the popularity vote but Kyle Rayner holds the key to my heart. With his surprising death in Green Lantern Corps #42, it took every inch of my will power not to write a hate email to DC. By issue #43 Kyle had been brought back from the dead in what had to be one of the quickest resurrections in comic history. I literally screamed with joy when he rejoined with his ring and breathed a huge sigh of relief for the sexiest Green Lantern of them all.
5. Superman (DC)
He is literally Prince Charming with a cape; a pillar of strength and hope with a rock hard body. Aside from his god-like good looks, what attracts me to the Man of Steel is the kindness of his heart and soul. He values all those who are close to him and is one 110% devoted to his wife. In an age where chivalry is dead, Kal-El stands out as the man every woman dreams of.
4. Tony Stark (Marvel Comics movie version)
True the Ironman in the films differs from the hero in comics today but no one can argue that Robert Downey Jr. is deliciously entertaining in the big screen adaptation of Ironman. Rude, careless and suffering from “textbook narcissism”, Tony is also lovable, intelligent and always comes through in the end. Robert Downey Jr. nails the characters persona and always leaves me drooling for more.
3. Wolverine (Marvel comics movie version):
Two words: Hugh Jackman. This wonder from down under was a virtual own known when he starred in the 2000 film “X-Men” but his performance as the ill tempered badass Wolverine made him an instant star and a household name. After starring in three X-Men films, Hugh starred in his own film about our hero and like many, I appreciated the effort but it wasn’t what I had hoped for. I didn’t mind much; there were plenty of scenes of Hugh in a wife beater or shirtless to keep me very, very happy.
2. Black Adam (DC)
The first time I laid eyes on Black Adam was in the pages of 52 when he tore the hand off of a terrorist who was attempting to detonate a bomb. It was love at first sight for me; a protector who was willing to cross the line for the safety of others. I often think that if other heroes took this course of action then perhaps there would be less criminals in the world. His love for Isis is an epic romance and it was disheartening when they were turned to stone. With the resurrection of his brother in law Osiris, I am hoping we will be seeing my beloved Black Adam soon.
1. Bruce Wayne aka Batman (DC)
My love affair with comic books began when I was introduced to the Dark Knight at age 9. This mysterious man who lost his parents and dressed as a giant bat was very different from other heroes such as Superman. The sexiest thing about him is that he doesn’t have superpowers; he is the best humanity has to offer and proves what a mere mortal in a world among those with “gifts” can accomplish. Although Dick Grayson has done a bang up job as the bat this past year, no one will ever come close to Bruce and the comic book community is now enjoying his come back in “The Return of Bruce Wayne” written by Grant Morrison. Now is as good as time as any to declare the Batman as the sexiest man in comics.