This is one of those questions that could erupt into the kind of flamewars that shut down message boards. But it’s so hard to resist the debate. There have been so many heroes and heroines in the comics who are, in essence, makers or hackers or builders of awesome gadgets. So Phillip Torrone has opened the issue up over on Makezine, and while he has a great starter list, there are so many more to add. So go take a look, and like the good geeks you are, tell them what the real answer should be — or offer your own ideas in the comments below.