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.

For some reason, everyone on this site seems to be talking about fantasy stuff this week, so I thought it would be a cool idea to count down the five best heroes of sword and sorcery, battle axe and chainmail bikini. If your hero rides a flying horse, fights wizards, or is a flying horse wizard, this is the list you want! Just a heads up: there is no urban fantasy on this list. This is the loincloths list, not the trenchcoats list.

Show notes:

  • You can find the heroes of the honorable mentions list here, here, here, here, and here.
  • Number five can be found right here. Recommended for fun times.
  • The most recent incarnation of number four can be found here.
  • The coolest version of number three can be found here, but you might be interested in this one too.
  • If for some reason you have still not read the adventures of our second entrant, please do so immediately, by starting with this volume, or getting it all in one go.
  • There are a lot of places you could start with number one. How about here? Or here? Here maybe? Or this one?

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