Jake Baumgart

Jake Baumgart

Los Angeles, California - United States 30 yrs website facebook twitter
Although I specialize in pop culture here at Ranker, my life long passion has always been comics. I am a self published comic book creator and, along with writing lists about Marvel and DC, I write comic book reviews for Newsarama. I am also a bit of an authority on action figures and love digging up the weird, often forgotten, figures from decades ago. If you see a list about G.I. Joes, the Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters or some other Saturday morning cartoon immortalized in plastic, you can probably bet that I did it. I am also a survival enthusiast and have contributed to Ranker on a few of those topics as well. 
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  1. +vote The Schwiftiest Rick & Morty Fan Art

    The Schwiftiest Rick & Morty Fan Art

    13,599 votes
    All over the galaxy people have been paying tribute to their new favorite show with fan art inspired by Rick and Morty. There's a ton of it that makes the ...
  2. +vote 28 Amazing Tattoos Inspired by Rick and Morty

    28 Amazing Tattoos Inspired by Rick and Morty

    10,732 votes
    For a relatively young show, Rick and Morty tattoos are surprisingly common. Something about the Adult Swim hit just inspires fan tattoos of Rick Sanchez, his ...
  3. +vote 34 Ridiculously Stupid Transformers Toys

    34 Ridiculously Stupid Transformers Toys

    3,462 votes
    Did you ever have a bad Transformer? There are few franchises that captured the hearts of kids since the 1980s like Transformers. Conceptually, robots in disguise ...
  4. +vote The Worst Ninja Turtles Action Figures Ever Made

    The Worst Ninja Turtles Action Figures Ever Made

    58,930 votes
    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had one of the longest and most successful runs of the modern age. The merchandising push behind these heroes in a half shell ...
  5. +vote The Most Eerily Accurate Walking Dead Cosplays

    The Most Eerily Accurate Walking Dead Cosplays

    19,680 votes
    The Walking Dead fans really take their fandom to the next level, putting on the layers of blood, gore, and even cool hats to cosplay as their favorite characters ...
  6. +vote The Best Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Fan Art

    The Best Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Fan Art

    475 votes
    J.R.R. Tolkien's classic saga The Lord of the Rings and its many sequels and companion novels have spawned decades upon decades of fans. Luckily for us, ...
  7. +vote The Most Obnoxious Things Jared Leto Has Done as the Joker

    The Most Obnoxious Things Jared Leto Has Done as the Joker

    5,557 votes
    To play the Joker in Suicide Squad, Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto pulled out all of the insane method acting techniques he could conjure. Everybody has heard of ...
  8. +vote 26 Hilarious Tattoos Inspired by Archer

    26 Hilarious Tattoos Inspired by Archer

    3,782 votes
    We all know that Sterling Archer is the coolest secret agent around. So it makes sense that die-hard fans of the show Archer would get his handsome visage ...
  9. +vote The Best Characters from the Batman: Arkham Games

    The Best Characters from the Batman: Arkham Games

    2,290 votes
    Greetings, citizens of Gotham City! We know its a big, dark, gothic, world out on the streets and there are villains around every corner! Worry not- The Dark ...
  10. +vote 22 G.I. Joe Action Figures You Wouldn't Want in Your Platoon

    22 G.I. Joe Action Figures You Wouldn't Want in Your Platoon

    2,073 votes
    With so many Joes, it was inevitable that there would be stupid G.I. Joe action figures. G.I. Joe's tagline for most of the '80s and '90s was "A Real ...
  11. +vote 19 WTF Action Figures That Somehow Got Made

    19 WTF Action Figures That Somehow Got Made

    10,628 votes
    The plastic gods above know that, in the pursuit of the all-powerful dollar, toy companies have come up with some oddball action figures in their time. Almost ...
  12. +vote 14 Incredibly Lame Superhero Vehicle Toys That No '90s Kid Wanted

    14 Incredibly Lame Superhero Vehicle Toys That No '90s Kid Wanted

    918 votes
    Superhero action figures have some of the coolest vehicles. Heck, if they don't have a unique vehicle in the show or comic, then the toy company just makes up ...
  13. +vote The Most Important Facts About Every Suicide Squad Character

    The Most Important Facts About Every Suicide Squad Character

    6,260 votes
    When you saw the trailer for Suicide Squad, sure, you're aware Jared Leto is playing the joker, but what about the rest of bunch or even the general ...
  14. +vote Tattoos Inspired by the Legend of Zelda

    Tattoos Inspired by the Legend of Zelda

    1,030 votes
    What better way to commemorate all those hours dedicated to the long and storied Nintendo franchise, The Legend of Zelda, than by getting a tattoo featuring ...
  15. +vote 11 Times Captain America Was a D*ck in Comics

    11 Times Captain America Was a D*ck in Comics

    858 votes
    Captain America is everything that is right about being a superhero and doing good. However, no one is perfect. This list compiles some comic book examples of ...
  16. +vote The 24 Best Parts of Batman v. Superman, Ranked

    The 24 Best Parts of Batman v. Superman, Ranked

    3,069 votes
    At this point, everybody has seen Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the general consensus is that's not as amazing as it could've been. Everyone has a lot ...
  17. +vote 22 Cobra Action Figures So Bad They Disgraced the Whole Organization

    22 Cobra Action Figures So Bad They Disgraced the Whole Organization

    3,245 votes
    Cobra may be the only real nemesis to G.I. Joe, but there are a lot of dumb Cobra characters. That means there a lot of dumb Cobra action figures. Their battle ...
  18. +vote The Worst G.I. Joe Vehicles of All Time

    The Worst G.I. Joe Vehicles of All Time

    14,314 votes
    G.I. Joe is a real American hero, but he doesn't make great transportation decisions. That's why this list rounds up the worst G.I. Joe vehicles of all time! Sure, ...
  19. +vote The Essential Items You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

    The Essential Items You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

    520 votes
    Sirens blare, smoke is rising, and it's chaos on the streets. You turn on the news and see that the government is on red alert. Your hometown is being evacuated.
  20. +vote 23 Tattoos Inspired by Mario Bros.

    23 Tattoos Inspired by Mario Bros.

    663 votes
    Mario: If you're a gamer, odds are you have loved this little plumber since he first popped up in 1981. Having spent hours playing Nintendo with him, Luigi, Peach, ...
  21. Pokémon Themed Deserts I Want To Shove In My Dumb Face Hole

    Pokémon Themed Deserts I Want To Shove In My Dumb Face Hole

    What's better than Pokemon? How about Dessert? Wait, what if you combine the two!? Pokemon Dessert?!? Wow! What a combo! And that's exactly what this list is, a ...
  22. +vote 18 Tie-In Toys That Look Nothing Like Big Stars

    18 Tie-In Toys That Look Nothing Like Big Stars

    2,046 votes
    After seeing a movie, most kids want every single toy based on the film. Multiply the excitement after you just saw your new favorite movie and you're scoring a ...
  23. +vote The Best Marvel Easter Eggs in Avengers: Age of Ultron

    The Best Marvel Easter Eggs in Avengers: Age of Ultron

    17,656 votes
    Still coming off your adrenaline rush after seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron? Did you go to sleep that night with visions of Vision dancing around your head? Do ...
  24. The Most Ecstatic Captain America: Civil War Reviews

    The Most Ecstatic Captain America: Civil War Reviews

    Marvel's Captain America: Civil War has already outdone its rival blockbuster film, Batman v. Superman, in one crucial respect: earning rave reviews from ...
  25. 14 Ways Tim Burton's Batman Is Better Than The Dark Knight

    14 Ways Tim Burton's Batman Is Better Than The Dark Knight

    Believe it or not, there are things in Tim Burton's Batman that are better than Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movies. Burton's comic book blockbuster ...