Spider-man, Dennis the Menace or Wonder woman? Who do you think is the greatest comic book character? Tell us in the thread belowMost people know Spider-man. Superman, too. Definitely Batman, although maybe only the Batman embodied by Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan’s cinematic trilogy.Ask someone to name the greatest comic book character and you can expect to hear any one of these, or maybe Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Thor – all the stars of recent box office hits. (It is impossible to ignore the fact that they are all male, too.)Then there are the old-school comic book heroes, those you grow up with, like Tintin, Asterix and Dennis the Menace, who generally a lot more ordinary than the souped-up super-powered heroes we see today.There is however, a whole other realm of comic book characters out there who have not (yet) been depicted in multi-million pound blockbusters, but are beloved by comic book buffs the world over. One such buff is Paul Gravett, who edited 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die, and who appears at the Edinburgh international book festival on Friday. We’re not quite aiming for 1001, but we would like to know which comic characters you …read more

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