If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

Kids love superheroes. Kids love pretending they are superheroes. So it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that it's probably a good idea to make some superheroes that are kids! Before you get upset, while technically teenagers are kids too, teenage heroes get to do all kinds of things younger heroes don’t, so this list is going to be focused mostly on some of our favorite pre-teen heroes. All you grown ups and teens are gonna have to get out of the pool, because this week it's Kids Swim only!

Whether they're given the power of a space horse, or bitten by a radioactive spider, these kids take on the challenges people twice their ages do, and with half the complaining. Unless they're Damian Wayne, who offers more than his share of "encouragement" to fellow crimefighters. Optimistic to a fault, but often able to overcome adversity without overthinking things, you can count on these characters to come through with the big save, and get their homework done on time. These are the best kid superheroes.

 

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