Welcome to the 2012 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 48 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 in the beginning of April!
To seed the characters, I used their rankings from the 2011 Top DC/Marvel Characters poll. They're seeded the way the actual tournament seed the teams (like the top #1 seed is in the same region as the worst #2 seed, etc.)
Here are the regions...
1. Batman (Bruce Wayne) 2. Joker3. Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) 4. Cyclops 5. Red Robin (Tim Drake)6. Nightcrawler7. Doctor Strange8. The Punisher (Frank Castle)9. Kitty Pryde10. Beast11. Rogue12. Green Lantern (Guy Gardner)13. She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)14. Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)15. Ms. Marvel16. Batwoman
1. Captain America 2. Nightwing (Dick Grayson) 3. Daredevil4. Iron Man (Tony Stark) 5. Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) 6. The Thing 7. Iron Fist 8. Booster Gold9. John Constantine 10. Superboy11. Winter Soldier (James “Bucky” Barnes) 12. Aquaman (Arthur Curry) 13. Luke Cage 14. Catwoman (Selina Kyle) 15. Darkseid 16. Hawkman
1. Spider-Man2. Wolverine 3. Flash (Wally West) 4. Wonder Woman5. Hawkeye (Clint Barton) 6. Magneto 7. Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)8. Emma Frost9. Jean Grey10. Power Girl 11. Black Canary 12. Silver Surfer 13. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson14. Sandman (Dream/Morpheus) 15. Zatanna 16. Batgirl (Stephanie Brown)
1. Superman 2. Thor3. Hulk (Bruce Banner)4. Doctor Doom5. Flash (Barry Allen) 6. Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) 7. Deadpool 8. Robin (Damian Wayne)9. Lex Luthor10. Storm 11. Rorschach 12. Martian Manhunter 13. Swamp Thing 14. Nick Fury 15. Starman (Jack Knight) 16. Mister Fantastic
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).
Here are the first two regions up for voting!