This decade has been a weird one for comics, but then, aren't they all?
DC rebooted itself... twice; Marvel rebooted itself once; lots of heroes switched in and out; a lot of events no one cares about happened - and of course, a ton of new characters were brought in.
Sure a lot of them aren't around anymore, either because they weren't popular enough, they haven't gotten around to reviving them, or because they weren't exactly pivotal. But many new comic book characters have stood the test of the decade, and don't look to be going anywhere anytime soon.
What makes a character stick around, especially in comics, is often completely random. You could have the most surefire thing ever, but if the company doesn't support/advertise you properly, if you release it at the wrong time, or if the universe just doesn't feel like throwing you a bone, your brand-new character will be doomed to obscurity right out of the gate.
Fortunately, the following characters have all managed to buck that trend and become genuine, key players in their respective universes. Whether continuing an old hero's legacy or being a completely new creation, here are the best new characters that manage to change the status-quo...
John Tibbetts is a novelist in theory, a Whatculture contributor in practice, and a nerd all around who loves talking about movies, TV, anime, and video games more than he loves breathing. Which might be a problem in the long term, but eh, who can think that far ahead?