Top 10 Best DC Comics Characters

DC Comics is one of the most successful American comic book publishers after Marvel, having created culturally iconic characters such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League. It is a subsidiary of Warner Bros.
The Top Ten
1 Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. He has been voiced by a variety... read more

Most iconic of DC Comics subsidiary of Warner Brothers(Known for animation video things such as Animaniacs cartoon) and Time Warner in charge mostly. Possibly the best franchise and character the company ever dealt with. The dark bat knight with white eyes can be seen at times in deeper shades of blue also. Saving the main city of Gotham from high mounted places where balances right from wrong as their best hero. Many versions determined, the gadgets that invent from the start through and sometimes otherwise derived wins the matches as a true caped crusader should. An escape is not much far either as there are methods in any medium that the character may traverse. Jolly truly wonderful, fine and dandy,

Batman is the one with the best stories and has the strongest mind of them all. He has the tactical advantage in nearly every situation and his combat skills are often unmatched. How does that not indicate on him being the best DC hero of all time? With a little of preparation time Batman is able to take down anyone, even Superman! All of this he achieves with no superpowers, just his mind, combat skills, detective skills, tactics and gadgets. He is pure awesomeness.

2 The Joker The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, while acknowledging Finger's writing contribution. Although the Joker was planned to be killed... read more

Joker is the best character in any form of media. Heath Ledgers version was good, only thing is I would have rather learned more of his backstory not two stories about his father. Arkhamverse and Killing Joke Jokers are my favorites and he comes in first as my favorite comic book characters.

Joker is so awesome, nothing only does he make every other villain his bitch in terms of being a good villain and equal opponent for his natural hero. Joker is interesting in all types of media if any hero or villain were to hurt him he would just laugh cause he would like it to much and he wouldn't kill any hero as they are too much fun. Just like he won't kill batman as he feels the two share so much of a bond that he just doesn't want to.

The. Joker is one of my favorite Villains in any type of media, he is probably the most interesting and coolest villain ever and causes Batman a lot of trouble.

3 The Flash The Flash is the name of several superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, the original Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1.

He is the man with unimaginable and dangerous powers. The Flash is not just a man or a superhero who runs fast but, he is the person with truly responsible superpowers. Without showing of or threatening people like any other superheroes he do his work very efficiently. His cool personality makes him a better citizen as well as a superhero having positive thinking. Every superhero has their own personal issues and they dragged the whole world into some worst situations where they cannot reset the things. But The Flash is only one who changed the course of history and reset it as it is. as a normal person for me The Flash is only one who cares about feelings of others. He is very sensitive person and respect the feelings of people. That's why he is the REAL SUPERHERO.

The Flash is possibly the most important character in DC, if not all of comics. The Flash (either Barry Allen, Wally West, or Bart Allen) has been at the center of every major DC event in history, and the history of The Flash is pretty much linked with the history of DC itself.

In the Golden Age, Jay Garrick Flash was one of the first superheroes, but after WWII people didn't really care about superheroes that much (punching Hitler wasn't cool anymore). So DC rebooted Flash as Barry Allen, a mild-mannered police scientist, and people loved him so much that they started buying comics again, and DC rebooted Green Lantern, Atom, and many more.

This is around the time Marvel started being a thing, and they were helped by the jump in comic sales caused by The Flash. So essentially, Flash saved not only DC comics, but all of superhero comics.

He is also a superhero who is truly more than the man under the mask. Sure, Batman is "an idea", and so is Superman, but it'll always be Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent. With The Flash, someone could say he's Barry Allen and someone could say he's Wally West, and both of them would be right.

The Flash is a legacy that truly means more than just a man who runs fast. He inspires people by not only saving them but talking with them, making sure they're okay, and even helping with mundane activities like building a house or helping someone who missed the bus. He's a normal man who has been given these godly powers, but he still views himself as just a man. He's honestly everything a superhero is supposed to be.

4 Superman Superman is a comic character. And probably the first powerful superhero in the fictional world. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. It was published by DC comics. The first animated superhero movie was superman. The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being... read more

Look, I know Superman is a Gary Stu, but just because he is one doesn't necessarily mean his character has an impending doom. Superman is a great hero and has continued to do right even after people were against him. He's perfect? Fine, what's wrong with that? Unrealistic? Of course it's unrealistic. This is a world where gigantic monsters that suck life force in a single snap exist.

Superman can be relatable in a lot of ways, but most people just choose to ignore that. Batman is my favorite DC hero, but Superman comes a close second for me because he has been through a lot.

Superman is the FIRST "SUPER"-hero. All other heroes that are SUPER are measured by him. When you want to see who is the strongest character in any comic or anime arena, you measure them next to Superman. We say things like, "Can Goku beat Superman?" "Can Hulk beat Superman?" We always use Superman as the foundational measurement of Who's the strongest?

5 Green Lantern Green Lantern is the name of a number of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Green Lantern is just awesome because his story is all about the ability of a human to overcome fear and take action, even when all hope seems lost. Aside from Batman, he is the only true human being in the Justice League; full of personality and motivation, he's a bigger symbol of hope than Superman ever can be. Add in the fact that he IS the most powerful member of the JL- Hal Jordan- and you have a character deserving of number.
'In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night
No Evil Shall Escape My Sight.
Let Those Who Worship Evil's Might,
Beware My Power,

If anyone's a hero it's Hal Jordan, all about inspiring others to overcome fear to reach greatness, and putting his all into protecting others. Also he punches batman in the face, ultimate props for sticking it to that depressing bastard

The ring bearer as I would like to call him is probably the second strongest hero in Justice league. (second to flash) While Batman is definitely cooler than him but his at there on the top. And yes he can beat anytime.

6 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman is a fictional superhero created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character is a founding member of the Justice League, a goddess, and Ambassador-at-Large of the Amazon people. In her homeland, the island nation of Themyscira, her official title is Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta. When blending... read more

10?! I just came back from seeing the new movie, and she was already my fave superhero, but after seeing Gal Gadot do such a great job portraying her, I love her even more! by the way if you are 11 or over, you must see the new Wonder Woman movie, you will not regret it! It is now one of my fave movies, along with Disney's remarkable Moana! This is the best DC movie yet, can't wait for the 2020 sequel!

Wonder Woman to me is Superman and Batman IN one but with a female twist of course. We use Wonder Woman to measure all female superheroes.

The only true iconic female superhero. Not the only one who is great but the only who's fame level is like IronMan, Batman, Superman or Thor.

When her film came up, the reaction was like duhh it was obvious we had to get a Wonder Woman film she is an icon.

When we knew about a Captain Marvel film was like who is that and ughh just stupid Feminist propaganda being forced on us.

7 Deathstroke Deathstroke is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in The New Teen Titans #2.

Deathstroke is really one awesome character and villain. The thing is don't like though is how his main enemy is a group of teenagers but whatever you know.

Deathstroke has become one of my most favorite super villains because he's like Batman: he doesn't need fancy superpowers to be badass.

Deathstrtoke is 'a killing machine' (Literally)... He's a dangerous combat veteran and a mentor to Green Arrow. His portrayal in Arrow was Superb (By Manu Bennett).

8 Harley Quinn Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as a sidekick of the Joker.

Harley is a really fun, interesting and empowering character and I have loved watching her get up and make a name for herself after finally ending her incredibly abusive relationship with the joker. Each time she does she becomes a character less and less associated with the joker and I don't think the jokers name was mentioned once in "the suicide squad". Not to mention Harley and poison ivy's relationship, their just so fun to watch and I can't wait until they make their first appearance as a couple on the big screen.

Harley Quinn is just a cool character. We have seen many changes and challenges throughout her Journey. Sometimes we want her to lose and sometimes we want her to win. We all root for Harley Quinn in some capacity or another.

Harley Quinn is so cool! She will always be the best villain to me. In my opinion, her best appearance was in Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn has such a background story and is a character that will never be forgotten!

9 Lex Luthor Alexander "Lex" Luthor is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
10 Green Arrow Green Arrow is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Morton Weisinger and designed by George Papp, he first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941. His real name is Oliver Queen, a billionaire businessman and owner of Queen Industries, also a well-known celebrity in his locale of Star City.

He survived five years on a stranded island fought his enemies their... Then came back home and saved his city he fought league of assassins leader Ra's AL ghul I don't think anyone can do this much except Batman... Green arrow should be number 2

This guy is an awesome character who is not given due recognition. But still I think giving him more cool and awesome tech and also some more cool villains could increase his popularity.

Billionaire business man and owner of queen industries
On the other corner...
Iron man, billionaire playboy. And owner of stark industries
This is deep thoughts by lemur...

The Contenders
11 Martian Manhunter The Martian Manhunter is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Joseph Samachson and designed by artist Joe Certa, the character first appeared in the story "The Manhunter from Mars" in Detective Comics #225.

One of the most underrated and undeveloped character in dc. Martian manhunter is just so powerful and he doesn't always demonstrate his full potentials and all his powers. The writers had always write him in a bad way just to show how powerful other characters are. But to me, j'onn has always been one of , if not the most powerful hero in dc and maybe all comics. If the writers really dive deep in this character, I feel like he could be much much more powerful.

HOW are wonder woman and abd the flash ahead of this guy? he could take them down in a millionth of a millionth of a second

Come on guys mm has the best leadership qualities and I love him because he is mature like no other

12 Aquaman Aquaman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73.

I'm gonna be honest. Aquaman is not my favorites hero on the list. But this is a list of the top CHARACTERS, and what I take that to mean is whose personality make sure for the most interesting solo stories, as well as dynamics while working with or against the other characters on this list. And as far as that goes, the number one spot here should go to Aquaman.
The idea of a hero whose primary loyalty is not to the league is very interesting. It's been demonstrated multiple times in the comics that he would gladly go to war with Superman himself for the sake of Atlantis. If his city is ever in danger, he would instantly abandon or even go against the other heroes, because he has a responsibility to husband ocean kingdom and all of its inhabitants. There's plenty more to say about his character, but for the most part, that's why I think Arthur Curry deserves first place on this list.

13 Scarecrow The Scarecrow is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Agree, Scarecrow deserves better.

He needs a movie!

14 Alfred Pennyworth Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, most commonly in association with Batman.

Don't you mean DC comics should make into a superhero who TRAINS batman? or they could just leave as he is, he's awesome anyway

I don't know super butler?

He can kick batman's ass

15 Shazam Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker created the character in 1939. Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics #2, published by Fawcett Comics.

Cool and funny

16 Rorschach Rorschach is a fictional anti-hero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. He first debuted in the graphic novel Watchmen, published from 1986-1987. Rorschach was created by writer Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

By far one of the best on this list. He is the batman that will never be. He is insane, but very determined to punish the criminals of New York, an will start at nothing to release the true mask murderer. He is one of my all time favorites.

Like Batman, he isn't a mutant and would kick ass. He is also an anti hero like Venom that would finish his enemies in order to get answers. I definitely think he would be a good character in a DC Ultimate Alliance Game.

Yeah sure there are greats out there like Batman and the flash, but I personally love Rorschach! He might even be my favorite fictional character!

17 Nightwing Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Batman.

Dick Grayson has been an important and loved character as long a time as characters like Wonder Woman and The Flash have. He's confirmed to be the best acrobat in the D.C. Universe and was even ranked to be a better fighter than Batman himself. He is also one of the only characters to actually grow up. He's been Robin, Nightwing, Agent 37, and even took the role of Batman when Bruce was gone. Dick totally kicks butt, and even though I love other characters like Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen, I think that Dick Grayson deserves to be acknowledged as one of (or the) best character in the D.C. Universe.

I like Nightwing the best. He is the best hero in my eyes. He is some one everyone trust, he is one of those few people that Batman cares about. He is a great leader, with a great team, the Teen Titans (the Justice League is one of the worst team ever because they lack trust, they can not work together well, and they don't even have a official leader and people can just join and they get kick out anytime, they are not friends, the don't have to much respect for each other) He is the first Robin, the first child hero, the first son of Batman. He can move on even if he lost, he did not grow violent when Jason or anyone died, the created the dynamic Duo. And is a inspiration for me, he should be more at the top, a least seven.

18 Raven Raven is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26, and was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George PĂ©rez.

She can literally banish and possess most people on this list!

My all time favorite dc character.

Female batman right here.

19 Zatanna Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character, a comic book superheroine in the DC Comics universe. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson, Zatanna first appeared in Hawkman #4.

Zatanna is amazing and a magician as well. She should be at the top instead of Nightwing (who she goes out with). Also she has so many cool abilities unlike superman.

The coolest character ever!

She deserves it!

20 Riddler The Riddler is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Riddle me this: why is the Riddler not in top 20?

Riddles all day

21 Robin Robin is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was originally created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson, to serve as a junior counterpart to the superhero Batman.

Nightwing is AMAZING! Red Hood is pretty cool. And I know they are the same person, but I just don't like Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne or any of the others as Robin. I just see Robin as that tween sidekick that someone as legendary and amazing as Batman just doesn't need. I do LOVE Nightwing Though

Depends which Robin you mean. Dick Grayson was Awesome. Jason Todd sucked and was better as Red Hood. Tim Drake is almost as awesome as Dick. I think Stephanie Brown was better as Batgirl than Robin. Damian Wayne was annoying. Dick Grayson is the best Robin and Nightwing is my favorite superhero

He is the best of all the super heroes and Dick Grayson is the best.

22 Catwoman Catwoman is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman.

Catwoman has been featured in many media adaptations related to Batman. Actresses Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt introduced her to a large audience on the 1960s Batman television series and the 1966 Batman film. Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed... read more

I hate how with batman and Super man and stuff, people have written about how cool they actually are but for catwoman it's about her boobs. She is smart, sophisticated and actually really strong. I love her character development, especially in Batman Returns froma shy awkward woman to a bad ass cat. Harley was just shoved on the animated show because Joker needed a girlfriend, whereas Catwoman dates back to the 1940s. Don't get me wrong I do love Harley and Ivy, like I'm obsessed with the Sirens but I can't stand those girl who only love Harley because they're like ' I'm totes a psycho too ', they don't even look into her back story. or they've only seen suicide squad. Catwoman deserves so much more love. Also I'm slightly obsessed with Batman x Catwoman!

M close runner up 2nd favorite. My X Box profile mini me has donned her get up the past year and a half. Sexy, sassy, slinky, clever and gotta love the whip. Love Selina Kyle!

23 Darkseid Darkseid is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer-artist Jack Kirby, the character made a cameo appearance in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 before making his full first appearance in Forever People #1. He is the father of Orion, Kalibak, Grayven and Grail.

Darkseid is just the darkest (pun intended) villain ever! I mean the Joker is a Gotham threat or threat wherever he is in one single or multiple locations sometimes. And Lex Luthor is a global threat. But Darkseid is a UNIVERSAL and sometimes Multiveral threat! His strategic ways will have you wondering what evil will he do next!

24 Mr. Freeze Mr. Freeze, real name Victor Fries, is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.
25 Doomsday Doomsday is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, usually depicted as an adversary of Superman.

The worlds strongest super villain of all time.

Scary and good

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