Weapons, gadgets, mystical items and more … Countdown the Top 10 best superhero accessories of all time.
10. Green Arrow/Hawkeye’s Bow and Arrows
These two didn’t just have any old quiver, theirs came loaded with arrows that could explode, turn into a nets, had giant boxing gloves on in place of the arrowhead, etc. Who hasn’t wanted to pick up archery and fight crime at one point or another in their lives?
9. Falcon’s Wings
Sure, Sam Wilson can communicate with Red Wing, but his real power comes from those kick-ass wings. In fact, without this key accessory Falcon isn’t much of a superhero at all.
8. Dr. Strange’s Orb of Agamotto
Used by The Sorcerer Supreme to detect magic being used anywhere in the world, and provide a visual location. Pretty cool ability, but it’s the design of this super accessory we think rocks.
7. Thor’s Hammer Mjolnir
“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” ‘Nuff said.
6. Iron Man’s Armory
Much like Falcon, without the armor Tony Stark isn’t much of a superhero. With it though, he’s a power-packed gadget junky with jet boots, pulse beams, wrist missiles and on-board computer systems that rival fighter jets. He has a suit of armor for any occasion (and then some) — space, under water, Hulk busting, etc. — and each one looks cooler than the last. On shear volume, Iron Man wins this list.
5. Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters
One of the most original superhero accessories on this list, Spider-Man’s web-shooters are functional coolness (tying up bad guys, swinging around, making shields, etc.). Organic web-shooters our ass, give us Peter Parker’s scientific mind and web cartridges any day of the week.
4. Green Lantern’s Ring
Anything you can think of. Green Lantern’s ring isn’t just the most powerful accessory on this list, it’s Hal Jordan’s (or whichever Lantern you prefer) whole reason for being a hero. Or a villain. Or whatever he is these days. Nonetheless, we spent many a childhood day running around with costume jewelry pretending to get into space adventures and avoiding yellow thanks to Green Lantern and his bling.
3. Wolverine’s Claws
We’re partial to Logan’s adamantium pig-stickers over the bone version, but either way Wolverine’s claws aren’t just one of comic book’s best accessories ever, they’re also one of the most iconic. Snikt!
2. Captain America’s Shield(s)
Whether its the original three-point, or the more modern round version, Captain America’s shield is so cool it even had its own theme song in the 60s (“When Captain America throws his mighty shield!”). We’ll stop short of including that energy thing he ran around with for awhile as part of this listing, but admit to using many a trash can lid to fight Nazis when we were kids.
1. Batman’s Utility Belt
Is there anything he doesn’t have in those pouches? Detective gear, smoke bombs, cameras, ropes, your name it and Batman has it. One of the most characteristic parts of Batman’s costume, it’s also one of his most important crime-fighting tools. And that’s saying something for a guy that has a Batmobile, Bat-Plane, Bat Cave, etc., etc.