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.

Superheroes are a dime a dozen in comics, but there’s only one Superman! Not only is Superman the first and greatest superhero, he also set the standard for what a superhero was and could be. So it's not really surprising that over the years Marvel has tried to come up with their own version of the Man of Steel. Obviously, some are a little more super than others. This week we'll look at the five best super-pretenders Marvel has to offer!

You’re welcome to let us know who your favorites are and to tell me what I got “wrong” in the comments, but here’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • I didn’t “forget” anyone. If you say I forgot someone, I can just tell you "forgot" to read this.
  • The omission from this list of that character you like doesn’t make them (or you) bad, it just means there was one reason (or many) for them not to make it.
  • Seriously though, that one character you like is stupid, and you should feel bad for liking that one.


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