Top 10 IDW Publishing Characters

Welcome to another great top 10 list.  We’re going back to the comics and taking a look at the top 10 IDW Publishing characters.

1. The Doctor

“The Doctor” is the alias assumed by a centuries-old alien—a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey—who travels through space and time in his TARDIS on many adventures as well as stopping menacing threats.


2. Shredder

He is a master ninja, leader of the criminal organization known as the Foot Clan (an evil ninja clan), and the arch nemesis of Splinter and the turtles.


3. Raphael

The team’s bad boy and muscle, Raphael wears a red mask and wields a pair of sai. He is physically very strong, has a fierce and sarcastic personality, intensely loyal, and seldom hesitates to throw the first punch.  He is named after the Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, Raphael.


4. Leonardo

The tactical, courageous leader and devoted student of his sensei, Leonardo wears a blue mask and wields two katana. He often bears the burden of responsibility for his brothers, which commonly leads to conflict with Raphael. Leonardo was named after the Italian polymath, painter, engineer, inventor, writer, anatomist, and sculptor, Leonardo da Vinci.


5. Cobra Commander

He is the supreme leader of the terrorist organization Cobra, and is the principal antagonist and archenemy of the Joes. Cobra Commander is a fanatical leader who rules with an iron fist and demands total loyalty and allegiance. His objective is total control of the world’s people, governments, wealth, and resources, brought about by revolution and chaos.


6. Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime is the de facto leader of the Autobots, a faction of a transforming species of synthetic intelligence from the planet Cybertron.  Optimus Prime has a strong sense of honor and justice, being depicted as having strong moral character, excellent leadership, and sound decision-making skills, and possesses brilliant military tactics, powerful martial arts, and advanced alien weaponry.


7. Michelangelo

Michelangelo is a free-spirited, relaxed, and often goofy jokester, and known for his love of pizza. Michelangelo wears an orange mask and wields a pair of nunchucks. He provides the comic relief and is the least mature of the four Turtles. He is named after the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer, Michelangelo.


8. Storm Shadow

Master Ninja who has fought for and against G.I. Joe and Cobra. Most known for his deadly rivalry with G.I. Joe member Snake-Eyes who is also the closest thing he has to a brother.


9. Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes is one of the original members and a key character of the G.I. Joe Team. He is a westerner that was taken in by the Arashikage Ninja Clan and trained in Martial Arts. He now serves as a ninja commando and martial arts trainer of G.I. Joe.


10. Donatello

The scientist, inventor, engineer, and technological genius, Donatello wears a purple mask and wields a bo staff. Donatello is perhaps the least violent turtle, preferring to use his knowledge to solve conflicts, but never hesitates to defend his brothers. He is named after the early Renaissance Italian artist and sculptor from Florence, Donatello.


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