By Christian Stevens
Stan Lee died of pneumonia at the age of 93 on Nov. 12. Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher who rose to fame through a family business which later became Marvel Studios. Lee created heroes that were relatable, everyday people that could change the world for better. Throughout his career, he created and helped create many heroes. There is no doubt that everyone has their favorite heroes, but I would like to share my top three favorite heroes.
- Spider-Man: Spider-Man is my favorite hero for a few reasons, the first being the characters sense of humor. Whenever I watch one of the movies it never fails to make me laugh. The second reason is that Peter Parker overcame many adversities to form into a hero. From the death of his parents, having to live with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, to his Uncle being murdered, and being picked on in high school, there is nothing holding me back from loving this character. I also have this character at number one because I am able to watch the Spider-Man movies over and over again without getting bored.
- Wolverine: Wolverine’s real name is James Howlett but goes by the name of Logan. Wolverine is a mutant with a number of powers and abilities. His primary is the ability to reheal when injured. For example, if he gets a cut on his face during a battle it will heal right away. Even though he can reheal, he still feels the pain of the injury. Another one of his powers is his animal-like traits; he has sharp canine teeth and three retractable claws in his forearm that come out of his hands when he is ready to fight. I like Wolverine due to his ability to help lead the X-Men, his humor, and his attitude to conquer anything in his way.
- The Punisher: Born Francis Frank Castle, the Punisher does not have any superpowers, and is considered more of a vigilante than a superhero. The Punisher employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, violence, and torture, using all of this in his fight against crime, a fight that he fights on his own. The Punisher’s motivation to take on crime on his own and take the mob out on his own is due to the brutal murdering of his wife and kids, which drive the Punisher to end crime. The Punisher was a United States Marine and was special forces. Not only receiving Marine special forces, but he also received training from Airborne School, the United States Navy Seals, and cross-training with Australian Special Forces. Like I said earlier, he doesn’t have any superpowers, so he relies on his amazing ability to blend in, along with his hand-on-hand combat ability and his wide knowledge of firearms and explosives. The Punisher is placed number three on my list because I like how he does what needs to be done with no questions asked, and how he sticks up for what’s right, but doesn’t want any blowback and that’s why he covers up his tracts.