Worst Hero of 2008

dark tower long road homeDoom DeLuise says: That Dark Tower Guy!

I’ll be honest with you; I don’t know dick about this series. I bought the first issue of the Gunslinger in 2007, but that’s the extent of it. My old roommate used to buy this stupid thing all the time, though, and I’d occasionally read an issue while drunk or at his behest, so I have a fair idea of what’s going on.

And, as far as I can tell, the main problem with the entire thing is that the main character is just about the most boring character you could possibly imagine. As far as I can remember, I don’t think he’s even had a single line of dialogue in any issue I’ve read.

He’s just laughably bland.

Jim Doom says: Cyclops!

Cyclops emerged from Messiah Complex as a grade-A jerk. He’s always been a total dork, but now he’s a total dork with a bad attitude who recruits kids to be murderers. He also used kids as a distraction in Messiah Complex, making them easy prey for the Marauders. The worst part is that the writers don’t appear to realize that kind of behavior isn’t heroic. Man, he’s lame.

Here are our picks for Worst Hero in years past:

Jim Doom: Cyclops
Doominator: Nobody
Fin Fang Doom: Everyone in Countdown
Doom DeLuise: Iron Man

Fin Fang Doom: Iron Man
Doominator: WildC.A.T.s
Doom DeLuise: Nightwing (after Infinite Crisis)
Jim Doom: Nightwing (after Infinite Crisis)