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Comics Should Be Good March Madness!

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Comics Should Be Good March Madness!

Why let the basketball fans have all the fun?

So today begins Comics Should Be Good DC/Marvel Comic Character Tournament!

As the 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 6th!

To seed the characters, I used their rankings from the Top DC/Marvel Characters poll from a year or so ago. I like these rankings because they’re quite unpredictable, as who knows if characters are as popular as they were back then?

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).

And tell you what, I’ll give you folks until 6:00 PM (Eastern) to pick who you think the overall winner (and the Final four) will be (with the winner getting some sort of prize), at which point I’ll put up the first region of the bracket (with the next region to follow at 8pm, and tomorrow the brackets will go up earlier, to give folks more time to vote – our second round will be on Monday and Tuesday, by the way, instead of Saturday and Sunday).

Read on to see a list of the rankings inside each region (in non-bracket format). This is where you should check if you’re unsure which character we’re talking about (for characters who have had more than one person use the name):

1 Batman (Bruce Wayne)
2. Dr. Doom
3 Wolverine (Logan)
4 Cyclops
5 Robin (Tim Drake)
6 Dr. Strange
7 Booster Gold
8 Starman (Jack Knight)
9 Green Lantern (Kyle)
10 John Constantine
11 Dream/Morpheus
12 Darkseid
13 She-Hulk
14 Jesse Custer
15 Sub-Mariner
16 Firestorm (Whichever)

1 Superman
2 Flash (Wally West)
3 The Thing
4 Nightwing
5 Iron Man (Tony Stark)
6 Nightcrawler
7 Beast
8 Kitty Pryde
9 Jean Grey
10 Rorschach
11 Iron Fist
12 Emma Frost
13 Thanos
14 Flash (Barry Allen)
15 Death (of the Endless)
16 Nova (Richard Rider)

1 Spider-Man
2 Daredevil
3 Hulk (Bruce Banner)
4 Thor
5 Wonder Woman
6 Magneto
7 Martian Manhunter
8 Question (Vic)
9 Punisher
10 Lex Luthor
11 Animal Man
12 Green Lantern (Guy Gardner)
13 Power Girl
14 Catwoman (Selina Kyle)
15 Swamp Thing
16 Storm

1 Captain America (Steve Rogers)
2 Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
3 The Joker
4 Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
5 Green Arrow (Oliver)
6 Oracle
7 Deadpool
8 Silver Surfer
9 Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
10 Black Canary
11 Hawkman (Katar or Carter)
12 Zatanna
13 Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)
14 Aquaman (Orin)
15 Spider Jerusalem
16 Nick Fury

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