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The Hungriest Comic Book Characters

List RulesVote up the characters you think would dominate an eating competition.

Listen, we've all been there. You're getting a little irritable, your stomach is growling, your hands are a bit shaky... you need some good old-fashioned sustenance. Like the classic commercial says, "You gotta eat. What are you doing?"

Food is an essential part of the human experience - just ask Brad Pitt. Of course, you can't just go around eating whatever you want, whenever you want. You're a human being bound by the actualities of life. Now, just imagine you don't have to worry about pesky things like cholesterol, sodium levels, or your waistline. In the world of superheroes, you'd be burning so many calories a day you could basically eat whatever you wanted. You wanna eat a planet? Go for it. Feel like chowing down on a fence? No one's stopping you.

Comic book characters are people like you and me - they have to eat. It's just that the rules surrounding their meals aren't really tempered by reality like ours. These are the comic book characters who really go to town when that dinner bell starts a-ringing.

  • Galactus, devourer of worlds, is known for one thing and one thing only: being ravenous, like all the time. The villain has loomed large since he first appeared in the pages of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four in the mid-'60s with a desire to consume Earth. 

    Sure, the guy doesn't really eat food in the traditional sense (unless you grew up eating planets), but one of the most famous comic book baddies in the history of the medium sure knows how to put it away and look great while doing it. Just look at that fabulous purple helm; it takes a confident cosmic entity to pull that off.

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  • X-Men villain The Blob is a pretty big boy. This has led to many a comic panel in which he enjoys a meal or two. Look no further than the way the character was portrayed in everyone's favorite superhero film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

    The bulbous baddie is shown with food stains down his shirt and sucks on what appears to be a two-liter slushie. The Ultimate Universe version of the character ate The Wasp. He eats.

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  • If Thor can be considered one of the hungriest comic book characters, then Volstagg deserves some consideration as the hungriest comic book character. This boisterous member of the Warriors Three is a loving, jovial man who loves to eat, fight, and then eat again.

    Being a supporting figure, he doesn't get as much attention or story action as many other, similarly ravenous comic characters. But this goober likes "chocolate malted milk" so much, he considers it a form of alchemy.

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  • When Bruce Banner hulks out and becomes the not-so-jolly green giant, the result is a big boy who needs a lot of food to refuel all that anger-infused energy. While the main version of the Hulk in Marvel Comics doesn't really eat anything too outlandish - that's an incredible amount of beans, though - the Ultimate Universe counterpart is basically just a giant cannibal.

    In a true moment of making things worse, in the pages of Ultimates 2 #12, the Ultimate Hulk just straight-up eats Abomination after besting him in a fight.

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