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.

While DC Comics is known for having the most popular characters with super-speed, Marvel Comics has its own deep roster of dudes and ladies who can run like, really fast. Whether it's cosmic alien gods, petty criminals or even World War II-era vampires, anyone can be a speedster and we've assembled a countdown of five of the best in an all new Fantastic Five.

Show notes

  • This list is specifically for people who run very fast, as opposed to superbeings that are very fast, which is why characters like Silver Surfer or Spectrum aren't on the list. We like those characters a lot, but don't necessarily class them as "Speedsters"
  • Number Five isn't in many stories but when they are it's a big deal, one of their best can be found here.
  • Number Four is a character with a lot of potential often unexplored, but their highest profile story can be found here.
  • Number Three's best comics can be found here
  • Number Two is a long-standing character that's been around for ages, but their best story is undoubtedly found here.
  • Number One has been in a lot of great comics, but personal opinion says you should check out the ones found here.


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