FIVE FOR FRIDAY: THE BEST ’80s CHARACTERS
If reading ‘Booster Gold’ #1 this week made you a little sentimental for the decade that brought us glam metal, Reaganomics and Phoebe Cates, moonwalk back in time as we call out our 5 favorite ’80s creations
By Brian Warmoth
Posted August 17, 2007 4:45 PM
Picking out the 5 greatest characters from the 1980s is a bold proposition. This pack of characters represents everything we loved most about the Golden Age of Saturday morning cartoons and the best comics had to offer. We waded through a waiting line a mile long, and honorable mention definitely goes out to Optimus Prime, Tim Drake and Speedball—but the cut had to be made, and make it we did. So here are our top 5:
What, no Starscream? Blasphemy.
This "Best Of" feature really should have been a list of ten...there are so many great and memorable characters from the 80s...and not all of them are from comics!
What about K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider? If you were a kid (or a teen, or heck, even a young working adult), I'm sure you'd wish you had a car like that. Or the A-Team's resident badass, B.A. Baracus? Classic characters.
Dazzler made the list though...yay Dazzler! Even though she was completely crap when being written by Chris Claremont in the Uncanny X-Men, she's still become some sort of an iconic fan favourite. I think I started enjoying the character after reading her expanded role in Marvel Zombies Vs Army of Darkness. Check out the top banner on this page to see her "posing" with Ash!
I think I'm going to buy the Essential Dazzler TPB sometime soon.