7: Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes
featuring Calvin as
No one will ever be able to capture on paper what it's REALLY like to be a little boy. That's what they USED to say -- until Bill Watterson came along and created CALVIN and HOBBES. The daily comic strip, which followed the adventures of Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes, ran from November 18, 1985 through December 31, 1995. This Superman/ Capt. Marvel-inspired hero, known as Stupendous Man, is number SEVEN in our "Secret of the Eighth Superman" series.