13 of the greatest comic book and nerd pop culture nerd icons of all time

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 18: AJ Mendez attends the red carpet Premiere of “Girl on the Third Floor” at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Queensbury Pictures / Dark Sky Films)

Comic book, Star Wars, and other nerds genres have created great icons. Here are the some of the greatest in pop culture.

Nerd culture has become something to be proud of. The funny thing is the icons in the genre have been praised longer than people may realize. Star Wars debuted in 1979. Before that, Star Trek premiered in 1966. Both projects brought new sets of eyes to the science fiction category. It also spawned cruises, cons, and a large number of movies and shows. Names like George Takei, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher have become stars from those projects. Later, comic book and wrestling fans have joined the party to become part of nerd and pop culture.

Not only have the genres become popular, actors, singers, and more have let their nerd flag fly. They’re proud to join comic book cons to sign autographs, take pictures, and chat with their fans. Some of them show up just to be there and enjoy themselves. Who are they?

Here are 15 that you should absolutely know about.

13. Mark Hamill

This list has to begin with Mark Hamill. He’s been in the heart of every Star Wars fan since A New Hope. The video above shows how much the franchise means to him. To surprise a fan (even if it is a celebrity) is a big deal. The emotion in Adam Scott’s face was priceless.

On top of Star Wars, he’s also in the comic book genre. He’s voiced The Joker in multiple Batman projects (starting with the groundbreaking Batman: The Animated Series in 1992), Hobgoblin in the ’90s Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and Trickster in Justice League Unlimited. In fact, he played Trickster in live-action as well, appearing in both live-action TV adaptations of The Flash.

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