Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Best Weapons In Comics

Best Weapons In Comics
I am of the opinion that a hero shouldn’t use a weapon to fight crime. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some pretty good weapons that characters choose to use for good or evil. So I have compiled a list of some of my favorite weapons in comics.


Batarangs-

Of all of Batman’s gadgets the Batarangs are probably his most notable of all.  No matter what incarnation it may be they are always recognizable and they always seem to be his most useful too.  Knocking out an enemy, taking out a light or even the delivery system for a tracking device, the batarang does it all which earns it a guaranteed spot on this list.


Mjolnir-

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Thor fan, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to them that Mjolnir is on this list for me.  It gives its wielder the powers of the god of thunder and the pseudo-immortality that comes with them.  But the ultimate edge Mjolnir gives is the fact that only the worthy can lift the hammer therefore it can not be used against them.


Nightwing’s Eskrima clubs-


As the first major protege of Batman Dick Grayson took on the title of a kryptonian legend named Nightwing and went out on his own as a vigilante.  When he did he began using two clubs called eskrimas as his main weapon.  And Nightwing is very well trained in using them.  Eventually the clubs were upgraded with electrical tips that could be activated and deactivated at will.  


Captain America’s Shield-

Is there a person in comic fandom who wouldn’t want this iconic item?  Because of Cap’s Super Soldier enhanced abilities he has the ability to throw the shield with such accuracy that it can be bounced off multiple objects before it comes back to him.  Except in the MCU where it appears that Steve Rogers with the help of someone has equipped himself with some kind of high power magnetic bracelet that helps bring it back to him.


The Arrows of Both Green Arrow and Hawkeye-

When I think of the arrows for Green Arrow the first thing that comes to mind is usually his trick arrows like the boxing glove arrow.  Probably because that is the Green Arrow I grew up with.  However when I got the chance to read the better arcs I found that I preferred his Longbow Hunters persona better.  Just a man and his bow thwarting crimes.  As for Hawkeye I haven’t read enough of him to really know whether he has used a lot of trick arrows or not but it was only fair to include him when talking of arrows being used to fight crime.


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