Comics Should Be Good 2010 March Madness

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Comics Should Be Good 2010 March Madness

After last year’s tournament, I decided it was so fun that we should do it again!

Welcome to the 2010 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. You’ll have 24 hours (from when the polls go up) to pick whichever character is your favorite in each match-up (judged by whether they’re more interesting, more appealing, whatever criteria you feel like choosing). The winner will advance to the next round, so on and so forth until we get a champion on April 5th!

To seed the characters, I used their rankings from the Top DC/Marvel Characters poll from awhile back, mixed with some subjective re-seeding by me based on changes in characters since then (like Barry Allen becoming a major character again). Also, to make things a bit different from last year, I have split the characters into four regions based on when they debuted, Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age and Modern Age.

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 dunno if it fits on one page or not).

The voting begins right now for the first two regions and noon (Eastern) tomorrow for the next two regions.

Read on to see a more detailed list of the characters in the four regions….

(NOTE: Feel free to disagree with the following dates – but for the sake of this tourney, these are the dates that I’m using)

GOLDEN AGE (1938-1954)

1. Batman (Bruce Wayne)
2. Captain America (Steve Rogers)
3. Superman
4. The Joker
5. Robin/Nightwing/Batman (Dick Grayson)
6. Wonder Woman (Diana Prince)
7. Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
8. Black Canary
9. Lex Luthor
10. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)
11. Hawkman (Carter Hall)
12. Aquaman (Orin)
13. Catwoman (Selina Kyle)
14. Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie)
15. Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
16. Black Adam

SILVER AGE (1955-1969)

1. Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
2. Flash (Wally West)
3. Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
4. Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
5. Dr. Doom
6. The Thing (Ben Grimm)
7. Hulk (Bruce Banner)
8. Iron Man (Tony Stark)
9. Thor
10. Flash (Barry Allen)
11. Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
12. Cyclops
13. Oracle (Barbara Gordon)
14. Magneto
15. Sinestro
16. Doctor Strange

BRONZE AGE (1970-1984)

1. Wolverine (Logan)
2. Nightcrawler
3. Kitty Pryde
4. Punisher
5. Emma Frost
6. Darkseid
7. Madrox
8. Iron Fist
9. Storm
10. Power Girl
11. She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
12. Luke Cage
13. Colossus
14. Swamp Thing
15. Rogue
16. Deathstroke the Terminator

MODERN AGE (1985-today)

1. Robin/Red Robin (Tim Drake)
2. Rorschach
3. John Constantine
4. Deadpool
5. Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
6. Starman (Jack Knight)
7. Dream/Morpheus
8. Booster Gold
9. Death
10. Jesse Custer
11. Impulse/Kid Flash/Flash (Bart Allen)
12. Spider Jerusalem
13. Yorick Brown
14. Superboy (Connor Kent)
15. Gambit
16. Jewel (Jessica Jones)

Here’s the links to the first two regions…

Golden Age Region, Round 1

Modern Age Region, Round 1

Check back tomorrow for the first rounds of the other two regions!

Now go get voting!