In the Golden Age, children were relegated to sidekick duty, usually using their real name, ala Dusty, Rusty, Tim and Bucky.  Thanks mostly to Spider-Man, the idea that a teenage hero could be more than a quippy junior partner became more acceptable, to the point where it’s now a superhero trope on its own.  With all the Teen Titans, Legionnaires and various high school heroes, there are a lot of choices for number one, leading to today’s adolescent query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that Spider-Man has to be right up there, but that Starfire is also a solid pick, asking: Which teenage hero is the best hormone-ridden adolescent super of them all?


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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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