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Your Top DC Heroes part 6

Written by Chris Mitchell on Tuesday, January 05 2010 and posted in Features
We are having a three way in this entry, people. That’s a tie, you perverts. A three-way tie!


170. Tom Strong, Danny Young, and Cougar (6 points each)

Tom Strongtomstrong.jpg

In 1899 Tomas's parents Sinclair Strong and Susan were shipwrecked on the island of Attabar Teru. Shortly after arriving to the island Tomas was born named after the African American captain of the ship who had brought them there and subsequently died in the shipwreck. Tom was treated as if he was a science experiment and was put into a high gravity nursery to be raised by his robotic caretaker Pneuman. He was put on a strict vegetarian diet that had large amounts of Goloka root. A mythical root that the Ozu, natives of the island, believed improved longevity. But when the volcano that Tomas and his family had built their home upon blew, due to an earthquake. Tom was the only one left alive.

Only eight years old Tom moved in with the Ozu the native of the island that helped deliver him unto this world during the difficult delivery Susan had dealt with. Growing up on the island to the age of twenty one where he developed various contraptions to aid in the lives of the Natives of the island accomplishing this due to his natural intellect on par to his own father. Tom decided to leave with Pneuman to Millennium City where he made his public debut. When he returned he married an Ozu woman, Dhalua Strong. They later had a daughter whom they named Tesla Strong.

Danny Young

dannyyoung.jpgYoung Liars is a comic book series created by David Lapham. It is published by DC Comics as a part of that company's Vertigo imprint. The first issue was released in March 2008.

The book centers around a group of 20-somethings in modern day New York City, though the story quickly expands to other parts of America and the world. All of them have disturbing secrets about themselves that they keep from the others, and even the readers are left to decide what is true and what are lies.

Danny is the protagonist of the book. He is an aspiring musician who moved to New York from Texas along with Sadie. He obsesses over Sadie, and often falls into extremely self-destructive behavior. He has tried to kill himself multiple times in the series, including trying to set himself on fire, leaving horrific burns on his torso (Though he claims to the others that he got them elsewhere).


The Losers' reimagining was set against cougar2.gifevents surrounding and including the War on Terror. Originally a Special Forces team seconded to the Central Intelligence Agency. In the 90s, the Losers were betrayed by their handler, Max, and left for dead following the conclusion of their operation. Eager for revenge and the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list, the Losers regroup and conduct covert operations against the CIA and its interests, uncovering startling operations spearheaded by the enigmatic Max, whose influence within the CIA and U.S. government is unparalleled

Cougar is the sniper, identified by his cowboy hat and haunted demeanor. Morose and laconic as a result of a traumatic combat incident in Afghanistan. An absolute genius with the rifle.

Should I read this before the movie comes out or just wait for the movie and judge it based on that? I have heard many a good things bout this book so I dunno, I am in a pickle on this. Anyone? Thoughts?


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