Welcome back to another exciting installment of Top 5 Fridays! This week we got another chapter of The Dark Knight: The Master Race and the first emotion filled trailer to Logan, the final Wolverine movie. It's stuff like this that make me think of how characters seem more badass with age. It always seems like the grayer the hero, the cooler he becomes. Think about it. When Steve Rogers was over 90, he didn't hesitate to put on a Captain America esque armor to defend the innocent White Skull from a group of evil Avengers or how Batman, age 60, took on the mutant leader while proclaiming he's a surgeon. Old men in fiction rock! That's why today we'll be covering my top 5 favorite old characters in DC, which means no real old-timers like Jim Werner and Eric Shea won't be included(I'm kidding, please don't kick me, guys). As always this is an opinion based list, meaning if you don't see one you like, I apologize. Enough talk! Let's dive into this list before we are chased off the picks' lawns!
In most underdog sports movies, the coach of the main character becomes a bit of a father figure. The same can apply to comics. The coach for the Green Lanterns of Earth may be Kilowog, but their Fatherly one has to be Ganthet, aka the only guardian of the universe we care about. He has guided nearly every earth Lantern to do what's right and stepped off his throne to help fight some of their bigger threats such as the corrupted lanterns and the Blackest Night. He is as much a hero as the lanterns he recruited. Not only is this guy the only guardian who had ever given a damn of the universe, but he is also a genuine badass, able to fight ARMIES with his power. In injustice, he was taking down the main Sinestro Corp force in his own, DISINTEGRATING most of them! Try having your grandpa do that!
4: Bruce Wayne(The Dark Knight Returns)
3: Thomas Wayne(Flashpoint)
2: Norman McCay
Marvel Mention: Old Man Logan
1: The Justice Society Founders
That's it for this week's Top 5 Friday! Who is your favorite old timer in the DCU? Leave a comment, and I'll see you next time!