Contra Costa Times (MCT)
The cineplex has been filled with superheroes all summer — and last week's Comic-Con convention fairly brimmed with Caped Crusader wannabes. But how do Hancock and other newfangled heroes compare with the heroes of yesteryear? And what makes a superhero truly super? So, we asked readers to weigh in on the greatest superheroes of all time.
For the last week we've reveled in your descriptions of derring-do, awesome superpowers and really great gadgets. We discovered unusual titans — Captain Canuck, anyone? — and waxed nostalgic over Mighty Mouse and Super Chicken. And now we've winnowed down the list to the top eight: