The Stars From The Stars

Top 25 Cos­mic Comic He­roes

Comic Heroes - - Feature -

The out-of-this-world Matt Bielby cham­pi­ons the he­roes who make the cos­mos their home

Are su­per­heroes sci­ence fic­tion? Well, of course they are – they’re people that can do im­pos­si­ble things, and usu­ally through the agency of spu­ri­ous sci­en­tific ad­vance­ment or ac­ci­dent rather than magic (though char­ac­ters pow­ered by the su­per­nat­u­ral ex­ist too, of course). For most of them, ad­ven­ture takes place against a back­drop we can just about pre­tend is “the world out­side our win­dow”.

But we’re not in­ter­ested in those guys here. In­stead, let us look to the stars: to the he­roes who come to us from outer space and re­turn there of­ten, and to the men and women who ad­ven­ture there from Earth…

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