Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: O’ Captain, My Captain Edition


Since the earliest days of comic books, there have been a few naming conventions that have popped up over and over: The [Colored] [Noun]; [Noun]man & [Noun]woman; and more and more in recent years, [Random Meaningless Adjective].  But perhaps no example of nomenclature has gotten quite as much usage as the permutations of the honorific Captain, from Captain Atom all the way to Captain Zephyr with stops along the way at America, Marvel and Planet.  Of course, comics aren’t the only place one finds that particular form of address, with Captain Video, Captain Kirk and more lining the halls of science fiction.  But, when it comes down to it, each of us has our own opinions of how, f’rinstance, Captain Han Solo might fare matched up with Captain Mal Reynolds, or whether Captain Fate can take down Captain Fear (though most of us wonder who Captains Fate and Fear actually ARE).  This, in turn, begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is torn between Action, Ultra and Crunch, asking: Who’s the best Captain of ‘em all?