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Comics Should Be Good’s 8th Annual March Madness

Welcome to the 2015 DC/Marvel Comic Character Tournament!

As the NCAA basketball tournament goes along, so will a series of polls matching various comic book characters against each other. This year, we’re mixing it up. We’re using just the television versions of DC and Marvel superheroes (I didn’t count either Human Targets as “superheroes” for this bit, nor did I count most SHIELD agents, but I did count some of the more “super” SHIELD agents, as well as John Constantine. Isis isn’t technically a DC character, so I didn’t count her, either). You’re voting for which superhero character (as portrayed by that actor) that you like the best.

You might differ with some of the rankings. In fact, let’s just take for granted that you will, in fact, differ and save yourself the time of saying, “A #6 seed? Character X should be a #4 seed!” or whatever, and just vote on what the Selection Committee came up with (especially since I’m not going to be changing anything).

Here are the four regions!!

BATCAVE REGION

1 Batman (Adam West)
2 Superman (Dean Cain) Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman
3 Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter)
4 Flash (John Wesley Shipp)
5 John Constantine (Matt Ryan)
6 Mockingbird (Adriene Palicki) Agents of SHIELD
7 Captain Marvel (Jackson Postick) Shazam!
8 Atom (Brandon Routh) Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow
9 Captain America (Reb Brown)
10 Captain Marvel (John Davey) Shazam!
11 Daredevil (Rex Smith) The Trial of the Incredible Hulk
12 Thor (Eric Kramer) The Incredible Hulk Returns
13 John Jones (Phil Morris) Smallville
14 Deathlok (J. Auguest Richards) Agents of SHIELD
15 Zatanna (Serinda Swan) Smallville
16 Jubilee (Heather McComb) Generation X

CULVER INSTITUTE REGION

1 Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno Bruce Banner/Hulk
2 Green Arrow (Stephen Amell)
3 Robin (Burt Ward) Batman
4 Overwatch (Emily Bett Rickards) Arrow
5 Wonder Girl (Debra Winger) Wonder Woman
6 Canary/Sara Lance (Caity Lotz ) Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow
7 J’onn J’onnz (David Harewood) Supergirl
8 Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) Smallville
9 Firestorm (Martin Stein/Ronnie Raymond) (Victor Garber/Robbie Amell) Arrow
10 Blade (Kirk Jones)
11 Hawkwoman (Ciara Renee) Legends of Tomorrow
12 Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) Legends of Tomorrow
13 Black Canary (Alaina Huffman) Smallville
14 Carter Hall (Michael Shanks) Smallville
15 Dinah (Rachel Skarsten) Birds of Prey
16 Night Man (Matt McColm)

PARADISE ISLAND REGION

1 Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
2 Daredevil (Charlie Cox)
3 Supergirl (Melissa Benoist)
4 Spider-Man (Nicholas Hammond)
5 Spartan/John Diggle (David Ramsey) Arrow
6 Quake (Chloe Bennet) Agents of SHIELD
7 Superboy (Gerard Christopher) Adventures of Superboy
8 Arsenal/Roy Harper (Colton Hayes) Arrow
9 Spidey (Danny Seagren) Electric Company
10 Firestorm (Martin Stein/Jefferson Jackson) (Victor Garber/Franz Drameh) Legends of Tomorrow
11 Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) Legends of Tomorrow
12 Vixen (Megalyn Echikunwoke) Arrow
13 Arthur Curry (Alan Ritchson) Smallville
14 Stargirl (Britt Irvin) Smallville
15 Oracle (Dina Meyer) Birds of Prey
16 Banshee (Jeremy Ratchford) Generation X

DAILY PLANET REGION

1 Superman (George Reeves)
2 Flash (Grant Gustin)
3 Clark Kent (Tom Welling) Smallville
4 Batgirl (Yvonne Craig) Batman
5 Luke Cage (Mike Colter) Jessica Jones
6 Speedy/Thea Queen (Willa Holland) Arrow
7 Canary/Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) Arrow
8 Superboy (John Haymes Newton)
9 Kara (Laura Vandervoort) Smallville
10 Doctor Strange (Peter Hooten)
11 Rip Hunter (Arthur Davill) Legends of Tomorrow
12 Swamp Thing (Dick Durock)
13 Bart Allen (Kyle Gallner) Smallville
14 Victor Stone (Lee Thompson Young) Smallville
15 Huntress (Ashley Scott) Birds of Prey
16 Emma Frost (Finola Hughes) Generation X

Here is the tournament bracket – click on it to get the full bracket and feel free to print it out if you’d like (I doubt it fits on one page though).

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Remember, all you’re voting on here is who you like better between the two choices. Who did you like better? Adam West’s Batman or Heather McComb’s Jubilee?

Here are the first two regions up for voting!

Batcave Region

Daily Planet Region

10 Comments

Nice twist.

Nightman! Totally taking the whole thing.

This’ll be fun!

Absurdly excited.

Don’t remember seeing this variant before!

Incidentally, it’s “Jackson Bostwick”

Would you have included Isis if this wrapped up on the fifth day of May?

Just to be contrarian, all of your seeds are perfect.

A lot happened on Smallville after I stopped watching.

of course, the tournament structure means that some contest of natural appeal are unlikely to happen

so I’d be surprised if we ended up with a contest between the real Smallville Kara and the naked fake Smallville Kara (albeit, as Mockingbird)

WIth my limited TV (British “terrestrial”/”Freeview”) there are many shows here that I haven’t seen

Though I did see the 1997 pilot episode for Justice League of America with Guy Gardner, Fire, Ice, Martian Manhunter, the Atom and the Flash

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