Yes, I know, I shouldn't care about this stuff as I advance into middle age. I know characters are as powerful as the story needs them to be, and I know that any character can have their ass handed to them by some writer's Mary Sue.
But at the same time, I wouldn't read these things if I didn't care, or never cared, at least a little. I don't want to live in a world where kids never can understand that Superman is clearly stronger than the Hulk and can't educate neanderthals who don't understand that.
But after reading a few DC books of late, I find myself wondering, as I sometimes do, just how I rank the most powerful heroes. So, as I tend to do, I turn to my fellow Outhouse residents for some feedback.
If you choose to participate, as always, I appreciate it. One rule I prefer: No duplicate characters like Supergirl or Mary Marvel, magic users, and none of the Earth-2 guys. Not because I don't like Doctor Fate or Alan Scott, because I absolutely do, but if you take a look at their DC Database pages...Good Lord. They just gave characters whatever the hell powers they wanted to, back in the day. I'm surprised Doctor Fate couldn't create a multiverse by himself.
But here's my current list...by all means, list as many as you'd like, but if you could do at least five so I get a feel for how you approach it, again, I'd appreciate it.
2. Martian Manhunter
3. Captain Atom
4. Captain Marvel
5. Wonder Woman
6. Firestorm (if he still has intangibility)
8. Green Lantern (Jordan)
9. Aquaman (don't laugh, DC finally got him figured out)
Yes, I get it. This is the pinnacle of nerdism. Whatever! I refuse to grow old, grow up, and never think about this kind of stuff.