Marvel Comics is home to some of the most successful and instantly recognizable characters in the history of the medium. Over the years, figures such as Spider-Man and Iron Man have become such iconic heroes for the company that it’s no surprise that the friendly competition between Marvel and its rival DC Comics, home of Batman, Superman and many others, has kept the fans debating which stable of characters is really the strongest.
With our look at the best DC heroes that are already in the books, we turn our attention to the best Marvel Comics superheroes, classified here by their introduction on the page.
The alter ego of Steve Rogers may have its roots in World War II, but the character’s unwavering moral center and almost incorruptible courage in the face of battle have made him the favorite of comic book fans. Representing heroism in its most just form, Captain is still the same scrawny and well-intentioned child he was before the serum of the super soldier transformed him into the powerful archenemy of characters like the Red Skull.
As it is, he is perhaps the purest heart of any hero in the Marvel world, giving readers an ideal to fight on every subject.