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More Spike Talk: #2 Space Cowboy of All Time

The LA Weekly ranks the top five space cowboys in entertainment.

Awesome Space Cowboy
Awesome Space Cowboy
Runner Up
Runner Up

Busy day for Cowboy Bebop's Spike Spiegel-- first Keanu Reeves wants to play him (*shudder*), and now L.A. Weekly has ranked him the #2 awesomest space cowboy ever.


Although the order might not be intended to matter, since the #1 is Mal from Joss Whedon's Firefly. Nothing against the guy, it just feels like he hasn't been around long enough to top relative old-timers to the space western genre like Spike and Han Solo (#3). It's also worth noting that Vash the Stampede, of Trigun fame, took #4. (#5 is Marshall William T. O'Neill from Outland.)

Weird list? Yeah...but with Vash and Spike ranking up with Han “Shot First” solo, how can I complain?


DarkShaperon Dec. 17, 2008 at 5:16 p.m.
Cool, Spike is the greatest.
Nikoon Dec. 17, 2008 at 5:28 p.m.
I like how they're using AMVs to show off the anime characters.
giaon Dec. 17, 2008 at 5:40 p.m.
Hah! Good spotting, Niko!
Kiriskaon Dec. 17, 2008 at 7:57 p.m.
Screw classics, Mal deserves that #1. u_uV
Nebson Dec. 17, 2008 at 10:01 p.m.
Mal wouldn't even exist without Gene Starwind.  Where's he?
Death_Flameon Dec. 30, 2008 at 1:47 p.m.
Spike is such a bad a**

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