Marvel’s 20 Sexiest Heroes
Superheroes are sexy. Of course they are — after all, by definition they represent the peak of human abilities, or sometimes superhuman abilities, or sometimes not-at-all-human abilities. And Marvel Comics now have some of the sexiest heroes in film and television, both past and present, ranging from exotic aliens, powerful mutants, and even a Norse god.
Marvel has come a long way since the comic book publisher’s work started making its way to the big screen. There was a 15-chapter serial film version of “Captain America” way back in 1944, just three years after the character made his comics debut in 1941. Then there was a long, four-decade gap between that and the notorious “Howard the Duck,” which won the Razzie for Worst Picture in 1986 (spoiler alert: he didn’t make our list).
Far more successful were the “X-Men” films produced by 20th Century Fox in the 2000s, Sony’s “Spider-Man” franchise, and Disney’s expansive series of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. TV and streaming services have even gotten in on the action with “Agents of SHIELD” on ABC and the gritty dramas “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage” on Netflix.
So which heroic captains, avengers and defenders made our list? Click through our gallery of the 20 sexiest Marvel heroes. Did your favorite make the cut?
– By Tony Ruiz