A while back Comic Alliance’s Andrew Wheeler presented what he titled the “Fifty Sexiest Male Characters In Comics”. We’re always glad to see sexy guys in comics spotlighted! Sexy is in the eye of the beholder though and a number of guys in Gay League had plenty of different ideas on who they consider the sexiest male characters. There were plenty of suggestions on who’d be on their list. So we took a cue from Wheeler about starting a conversation on sexy guys in comics. Rather than share them all at once we’re going to break it up in a couple parts. You probably won’t agree with some or all the choices on this list and if that’s the case, please leave a comment and let us know. Sexy female characters deserve their own feature and we’d love to get feedback from female fans on who makes their lists!
Thanks to Jared, SJ, Morgan, James, Jeff, and Nelson who provided many of the images here and everyone who were part of that conversation.
Presented in alphabetical order (trying as best to avoid bias), here are twenty five (plus a few bonus) completely subjective sexy male characters.
Aquaman created by Paul Norris. First appearance More Fun Comics #73.
Backlash created by Jim Lee and Brett Booth. First appearance Stormwatch #3 (vol 1).
Black Lightning created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden. First appearance Black Lightning #1 (vol 1).
Black Panther created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. First appearance Fantastic Four #52.
Corsair created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum. First appearanc X-Men #104.
Deathstroke created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. First appearance New Teen Titans #2.
Doc Savage created by Henry W. Ralston, John L. Nanovic, and Lester Dent. First appearance Doc Savage magazine 1933.
Dr Strange created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. First appearance Strange Tales #110.
Hawkman created by Gardner Fox and Dennis Nevill. First appearance Flash Comics #1.
Hercules adapted from Greek and Roman myths by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. First appearance Thor (vol 1) annual #1.
Bonus #1! X-Treme Hercules and James Howlett by Greg Pak.
Jimmy Woo created by Al Feldstein and Jack Maneely. First appearance Yellow Claw #1.
Killraven created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams. First appearance Amazing Adventures #18 (vol 2).
Luke Cage created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita. First appearance Like Cage, Hero for Hire #1.
Mr Terrific (II) created by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake. First appearance Spectre #54 (vol 3).
Nick Fury created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. First appearance Sgt Fury & The Howling Commandos #1.
Bonus #2! Ultimate Nick Fury created by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Allred. First appearance Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #5.
Off Ramp created by Dan Raspler and Dev Madan. First appearance Young Heroes In Love #1.
Puck created by John Byrne. First appearance Alpha Flight #1.
Shang Chi created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. First appearance Special Marvel Edition #15.
Jack (Starman) Knight created by James Robinson and Tony Harris.
Tom Strong created by Alan Moore and Chris Sprouse. First appearance Tom Strong #1.
Vartox created by Cary Bates and Curt Swan. First appearance Superman #281 (vol 1).
Warlord created by Mike Grell. First appearance First Issue Special #8.
Wildcat created by Bill Finger and Irwin Hasen. First appearance Sensation comics #1.
Wuvable Oaf created by Ed Luce.