Who is Colorado’s Most Famous Comic Book Character?
Traditionally, comic book characters hail from a few U.S. cities. However, if you dig deep, you can find that every state has at lease one character they can call their own, no matter how obscure. Doing the heavy lifting, Panels.net has put together a list of comic book characters who originate from every state. When you look at the list, it's obvious that it favors Marvel and some independent titles over DC. This is because publishers like Marvel have always set their stories in the real world, opposed to made-up cities like Gotham and Metropolis.
Some states like New York have a glutton of riches to choose from. However, they settled on Peter Parker and his alter ego Spider-Man, one of the most popular characters.
. But what about Colorado? What comic book character can we claim as our own? Well, that would be one Peter Quill, better known as "Star-Lord" from Guardians of the Galaxy. A few years ago, Star-Lord would most likely fallen into the category of "obscure" comic book heroes. But ever since Chris Pratt's portrayal of the character in one of the most successful Marvel movies to date, he's become a household name. Now, not only does Colorado have a well-known character to call our own, we also have a movie franchise.
Skipping over some of the more obscure characters, here are is a list of where some of the more popular characters originate.
Alaska - X-Man Scott Summer, also known as Cyclops
California - Cousin to Bruce Banner (the Hulk), Jennifer Walters, AKA She-Hulk
Florida - Mutant and partner to Deadpool, Domino
Illinois - X-Man Kitty Pryde
Iowa - Avenger from the Hawkeye state, Hawkeye
Louisiana - One of the most popular Marvel characters, Gambit
Michigan - One of the most popular anti-hero's, from creator Todd McFarlane, Spawn
Mississippi - Another popular X-Man Rogue (I'm still waiting for them to portray her right in the movies)
Nebraska - One of the few DC characters from an actual state, Wally West, AKA Kid Flash
Ohio - Bruce Banner himself, The Incredible Hulk
Pennsylvania - The inspiration to one of Marvels next movies starting Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Stephen Strange
Virginia - John Carter, from the incredibly popular series that started in the early 1900's John Carter of Mars.