Top Ten Tuesday | Bam! Pow! Wow! All About Heroes in Hooded Capes (aka Marvel Fangirl Feels) and Princesses

Monday, January 30, 2017

Today’s meme is going to depart from the bookish norm because apparently I’m lame like that.

Broke and Bookish January 31 | All about the visuals: Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics or Ten Comics on My TBR or Top Ten Favorite Picture Books

Though there is more than one, one of the genres I don’t read is graphic novels or comic books. It’s never been a phenomenon I’ve gotten into. In fact, I wasn’t really interested in the film adaptations that began rolling out a handful of years ago. Then I watched Captain America: The First Avenger, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Since I don’t read either comic or graphic novels, and I’ve long since outgrown picture books (most of the time - shhh!), although I do still appreciate many a picture books, I thought I’d talk about super heroes in general. Because, um, is there any limit to their awesomeness?

To make things interesting, I’ve broken this week’s “animation” theme and subjects into two parts. “Part one” is all about those dashing heroes (and heroines!), and “part two” looks at five of the animated Disney stories I love best.

Let’s get started, shall we?

5 Splendid Superheroes (From the Comic Book World)

1. Agent Peggy Carter from Agent Carter | Is there a classier lady in the MCU world? I’d argue there isn’t.

2. Captain Steve Rogers aka Captain America | Yeah, putting the moral compass known as Steve Rogers on this list was a given. Plus how can I not put Steve on a list with Peggy!?

3. Dr. Stephen Strange from Doctor Strange | There are many superheroes I could put on this list in place of Dr. Strange but since I’ve gushed about them plenty (*notices that didn’t stop me from adding the Cap and Peggy*), I decided to give the good Doctor a place as one of the five. He’s an interesting character to be sure, and one who I think has much to say.

4. Oliver Queen aka the Green Arrow | I know, I talk about Olly ALL THE TIME. But I think this dude gets a back rap too often, so I take all opportunity to gush over him. Plus, there’s Stephen Amell. Just sayin’. Arrow, Season One (Review) 

5. Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch | Who to give this final spot to was a debate. First it was going to go to Rogue (because that girl is one interesting, complex character), and then it was Black Widow (because she’s kick-butt awesome), but ultimately, I decided to give it to Wanda. I think she has so much more to her than first impressions, plus I thought her character arc in ‘Civil War’ was impressive.

5 Amazing Animated Stories (From Storymaster Disney)

1. Merida of Brave | Though I don't agree with everything about this story, it's still sweet. 

2. Anna & Elsa of Frozen | Sisters, a true love plot twist, a snowman who loves summertime, and fairy tale retelling. Clearly, loving this story wasn’t a problem.

3. Rapunzel and Flynn of Tangled | Who doesn’t love this Rapunzel reimagining? Or maybe the more accurate question is: who loves Flynn?

4. Tinkerbell of Peter Pan | Because who doesn't love Tinkerbell? (Also, yes, I did watch the first - and second? - animated film they made about her.) 

5. Lt. Judy Hopps of Zootopia | Despite my reservations about this, a new Disney addition, I do like this film. It’s sweet and its besties are too cute.



This brings another edition of Top Ten Tuesday fun to a close. Thanks to you all if you made it to the end of this unusually mismatched edition. What did you chose to spotlight for today’s prompt? Let’s talk about all things animation stories, books or the like.

I always respond to your comments, and though it might take me a few days, I happily visit your Tuesday posts, so be sure to share your posts if you joined in.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.  


  1. I haven't read many Graphic Novels or Comics either. I think the only one I have read is Persepolis actually. But my son digs them. I'm also not big into the superheroes, but I do love Captain America :)

    1. Hello, fellow Captain America fangirl! *waves* While I love 'em all, he's my favorite. There's just something about him that's so good in his pursuit to do the right thing. Plus, there's Chris Evans. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Michelle.

  2. Love your list! :-) I adore Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, Flynn, Anna, Elsa... basically so many on your list!

    1. Cool! They are fabulous characters, aren't they!? Love those Disney stories. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Chrissi. As always. :)

  3. Great list! Steve and Peggy are awesome, both individually and as a couple. Love both of em. And Wanda- nice one! Iliked her too.

    I haven't seen Brave but Rapunzel and Flynn- definitely!

    1. Thanks, Greg! I agree. As individuals Steve and Peggy are their own person that is good, kind, heroic and brave. As a couple, they are also fabulous.

      Enjoy Brave if you see it. As I remember, it's good. :)

      Thanks for visiting!

  4. Great twist on today's TTT :) I love Peggy Carter, such a good character!

    1. She is indeed. :) Thanks so much for visiting, Kimberly.

  5. I'm not a big super heroes fan. I have 2 little boys, so there's probably lots of super heroes in my future. :) I do love Merida and Tinkerbell! :)

    My Top Ten

    1. I'll bet there will be, Lori. :) I didn't care either way until the MCU was born. After that first Captain America film, I was a die-hard fangirl - and there's been no going back since!

      Merida and Tinkerbell are Disney favorites. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  6. I LOVE your superhero-list! It's perfect (except maybe Oliver Queen... I'd swap him for the Oliver Queen from Smallville.. ;) ). Peggy is probably my favourite female character in the MCU! I just binge watched the entire series and couldn't believe that I waited this long to finally watch it and now I'm really depressed because there aren't any new episodes going to be filmed :/

    Yasmine @ Swissbookworm
    My Top Ten Comics

    1. I've never watched Smallville which surprises me given how well I (now) love superheroes. Still, perhaps someday (when I'm bored and have no other binge show), I'll give it a try. :)

      Peggy is amazing! Yeah, I know. It's too bad Agent Carter was cancelled. Makes me sad. :/

      Thanks so much for visiting, Yasmine. :)

  7. Great choices! I'm still sad that Agent Carter was cancelled....

    Lauren @ Always Me

    1. Me too, Lauren. :/

      Thanks so much for visiting!

  8. I never read a comic book.So I am glad I am not alone in this one! The only ones I read were the VA and Percy Jackson graphic novels. But we did something a little different. Allyson added some comics she read on her list.
    Also check out our easy to enter Valentine's giveaway!

    My TTT.

    1. You most definitely are not, Mariela. :) I have been thinking about watching the 'Percy Jackson' movie - because I believe I own a copy, but haven't gotten around to it. Yet. :)

      YAY! Looking forward to stopping by your Top Ten Tuesday - and thanks so much for dropping by. :)

  9. What a fun list! Peggy Carter is my hero. :)

    1. Isn't she fabulous!? Love her character. :)

  10. Oh I LOVE the graphics you did for your picks! I've heard Agent Carter is fantastic.. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet .. same with Dr Strange but I love Benedict Cumberbatch :)

    Thanks for swinging by my TTT!

  11. I really need to watch Agent Peggy Carter, since the series looks right up my alley!
    We recently watched Zootopia, and I loved Judy's character.;)


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