8) DIANA THE HUNTRESS


The Golden Age of Comics was chockfulla moments that only worked out of sheer chutzpah and the good ol’ tendency to throw stuff at the wall and see if it works.  Thus it was that Diana, Roman goddess of the hunt, descended from Olympus to fight crime (and defeat the Nazis) in Quality Comics of the 1940s.  Superhumanly strong and able to fly, she was also an ace archer, firing golden arrows at the bad guys, which would seem to have the added effect of making those bad guys rich.  (Admittedly, it might keep them out of petty crime for a while…)

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. I was so hoping to see DC’s Vext on this list. I didn’t read it when it first because I was in a super serious mood in high school but I found and read it last year. Really fun!

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