Rarely has a character gone from one extreme to the other in terms of subject matter quite like Miracleman. Orginally the family-friendly British equivalent of DC’s Captain Marvel, when the character was brought back after a nearly 20-year hiatus, the story was re-imagined as a very adult post apocalyptic tale full of extreme violence and nudity.
Propelled in large part by it’s movie counterpart, the charismatic agent of anarchy is possibly Alan Moore’s most popular creation. Tiptoeing the line between sanity and madness, hero and villain, V is definitely one of the more intriguing characters in all of comics.
68. Harley Quinn
Created for the Batman: The Animated Series cartoon of the 90’s as The Joker’s sidekick/punching bag, Harley Quinn quickly became one of the most popular villains in The Dark Knight’s rogues gallery. Fans loved the character so much, that eventually DC Comics crossed her over into the comic world as well.
When Spider-Man abandoned the symbiote that had become his new black costume, it immediately bonded with a new host. One that hated Spidey just as much: Eddie Brock. Thus Venom was born. Bigger and stronger than Spider-Man with intimate knowledge of Peter Parker’s personal life and an ability to block his Spider Sense, Venom became one of the Wall Crawler’s most formidable foes.
The katana-wielding badass from The Walking Dead. Michonne is probably the coolest character in the zombie apocalypse epic. With the help of her trusty blade she is able to wipe out hordes of the undead quickly and quietly. She has also shown herself to be as tough and resilient as they come: keeping the zombified bodies of her boyfriend and his best friend as a means of camouflaging herself from other zombies, and not cracking to the rape and torture she was subjected to by the Governor…eventually paying him back in kind.