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.

This week we're looking at the top five science heroes in comics! How are we defining that? Not just heroes who are scientists, who are a dime a dozen, and not just heroes of science fiction stories: it's both! Test-tube wielding, jetpack wearing, pyew pyew laser shooting action scientists! That's who we're counting down this week. Let's do this thing...for science!

Show notes:

  • You can find the adventures of some of the honorable mentions here, here, here,  and here.
  • Number five's main adventures are out of print for some reason, but you can find them digitally here, or you can read an anthology series based around this character here.
  • There are a million places where you could start with number four, but I say start here.
  • If you're looking to get into number three, here is a pretty good place to start.
  • If for some reason you haven't gotten into the character in second place yet, you need--you need--to start here.
  • Hey, so, number one has starred in some of the best comics of all time. You could start here, or here or here if you need something more modern.


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