Best character development
> Spider-Man – No, I haven’t swapped minds with Doc Ock! Credit should be given for changing a fivedecade long perception.
> Hawkeye – The Matt FractionDavid Aja treatment is enough to lobotomise all memories of his dreadful West Coast Avengers days. Worst:
> Wolverine – A classic case of “quantity isn’t quality” as the ol’ canuckle head continues to flood the Marvel Universe by appearing in almost every title!
> Loki ( Young Avengers) – this book should really have been called Loki and The Young Avengers, so dominating and pivotal is the God of Mischief in the story.
> Joseph Oppenheimer ( The Manhattan Projects) – Oppenheimer has been a central figure in this Image Comics title from the very beginning, and this year we finally saw him rise to the role of the ultimate villain in the series. Worst:
> John Constantine – The Constantine I knew from Vertigo’s Hellblazer series would rather sell his soul to the Devil (or three) than be called a “superhero”.