Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Best Comic Dads

A narrow win, but Pa Kent remains the Gold Standard for Comic Dads. Pa Kent represents the notion of nurture-over-nature, as his (and Ma's) warmth and strong values serve as the strongest influence on the worldview of Superman.

There, you geeks. I didn't even know who most of these dads were. Here for the rest.


JPX said...

Uncle Ben? He gets way too much credit. Just because he said, "With great power comes great responsibility" people act like he invented Coke or something. Uncle Ben was just a doddering old man.

Jordan said...


Without looking at the list, I'd give to to Daredevil's dad. That guy was heartbreakingly awesome and tough as iron.

Jordan said...

I'd give IT to

Jordan said...

"Battlin' [insert name] Murphy," they called him on the boxing posters. I can't remember his name and I refuse to look it up!

Jordan said...


50PageMcGee said...

jack murdock. also, lay offa uncle ben.

50PageMcGee said...

and yeah, jack murdock was badass.

Jordan said...

Also, Uncle Ben wasn't the most effective giver of advice:

UNCLE BEN: "Remember, Peter: 'With great power comes great responsibility'."

PETER: "Yeah, yeah...whatever"

[PETER completely disregards UNCLE BEN'S ADVICE]

UNCLE BEN: "Oh! I am slain"

PETER: "But...well..." [grudgingly] "Okay, maybe he had a point. But only because I can't cash my wrestling check -- it's made out to 'Spider-Man'."