Every week throughout 2016, the My Marvelous Year reading club will be voting on a hero and villain of the year for every year of Marvel Comics since 1962. Our first week is in the books, which means we have some updates for Marvel’s hero and villain of 1962!
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Our first vote of the year was relatively predictable for hero, and much closer for villain than I would have ever guessed.
Our hero of the year for 1962: The Fantastic Four
Our villain of the year for 1962: Doctor Doom
Although Doctor Doom won the villain of the year vote, Namor the Sub-Mariner came within 4% of the vote! 1962 is truly Marvel’s year one, so Fantastic Four is the only title that ran for the entire year, but we did also see the origins of Spider-Man, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk, to name a few.
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