Top 10 Best DC Comics Superheroes

The DC Universe is overflowing with legendary heroes, each with their own unique powers, fascinating backstories, and epic adventures. We're talking icons like the brooding Batman, the Amazonian warrior princess Wonder Woman, and the blazing-fast Flash. But which ones reign supreme?

Maybe you're drawn to those with extraordinary abilities, or perhaps it's the complex characters with troubled pasts that you admire most. Maybe you have a soft spot for those lesser-known heroes who truly deserve a moment in the spotlight.
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... read more

Superman has already grown into the superhero we know and love. There is also a difference between interesting and best. Batman has had a lot more progress and possesses traits and experiences we all have as human beings.

His rogues gallery has helped him learn different lessons and become a better hero.

Not even a competition. Batman is the best hero in DC by a long shot. He doesn't even need powers (although one could argue his strategic genius is a power) to take on anyone who stands in his way, whether that's Joker or someone as powerful as Superman. He can take them all down.

2 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... read more

The pillar by which every other hero has been created. Not only the first superhero but also the most influential and important still to this day. So whether he's your favorite or not, you can't argue he's easily the best of them.

I think Superman should get first place because he's not as egotistical as Batman. He may not be rich, but he has a lot of heart. He sets an example for the American way and is a leader to all. Superman also uses his powers not to kill criminals but to peacefully restrain them.

3 The Flash The Flash is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. His first appearance was in October 1956 and was created by Robert Kanigher. His main ability is super speed through the Speed Force and can run at speeds exceeding light.

Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash, is the best DC superhero! He can run at super speed, throw lightning from the energy he creates when he runs, and he has a team of his own. He leans on others to help him.

But powers aside, he has an incredible heart! He is always trying to convince people that they can do better and be good people. I would say he's a great role model!

The Flash has always been my favorite superhero. It does not matter if it's Barry or Wally, although I do like Barry more. By far the fastest superhero ever created.

I do see comments about Batman saying because he's BATMAN, but I think the best one would be because SPEED FORCE.

4 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... read more

Wonder Woman is iconic! She's also an inspiring role model for all females. She is one of my favorite DC heroes. I admire her martial arts skills, her super strength (like Superman), and her wisdom beyond her years.

She is awesome!

She should be third because she is in the Trinity, the three most well-known or most powerful DC superheroes. That alone makes her third, but the fact that she has the power of gods elevates her even further.

She is the best superhero ever. She should be at the top of this list. Her movie was the best.

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 the best DC superhero for me. When I started reading a Green Lantern comic, I first chose to read Geoff Johns' run, and oh my God, I just fell in love with the story and how the powers work. Hal Jordan is the character I'm most interested in and the most enjoyable character to read. He is already my favorite superhero of all time.

It's really sad how DC animated movies (with the Justice League in them) treat the Green Lantern character, especially Hal Jordan. They make him look weak, dumb, and childish all the time, which is not true for his character at all. Hal Jordan is not a stupid person. He is clever and a fast thinker. Hal is not weak. He can be really powerful if he wants to be (he has the greatest willpower of all the Green Lanterns, which makes him the most powerful of them all). He may be stubborn and reckless sometimes, but he has his own way of being a hero. It's not that he is irresponsible. He did what he thought was right and was always ready to face the consequences of his actions. He is a funny guy but not goofy, and he can be intimidating when the situation gets serious.

The Green Lantern live-action movie in 2011 just made it worse. Now some people think Green Lantern is a lame and boring hero. I hope someone at DC can do justice to Green Lantern in a major medium, especially Hal Jordan (just because he is my favorite, haha, sorry).

6 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 has managed to be the leader of the Outsiders, Teen Titans, and for a short time, the Justice League itself. So he definitely deserves to be higher on this list.

Nightwing is the best comic character. I don't know why they are still treating him as a sidekick. He is smart, strong, and cool. He deserves his own separate movie without the Teen Titans or Justice League. Only Nightwing.

Nightwing is confirmed to be the best acrobat in the DC universe. He's smart, skilled, and resourceful, as well as having a great, funny, and optimistic personality to boot!

7 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.

Aquaman can breathe underwater, which is awesome, sure. But it's his growth into something he never wanted to be at first that resonates with me and others. He never knew his potential until he tried.

Aquaman is awesome and should be at the top. Batman's not that interesting. He's only good because of his rogues' gallery. Who gives a crap about Nightwing? Green Arrow is DC's crappier Hawkeye. Wonder Woman is cool, third behind Shazam, who should be second. Green Lantern is boring. Flash would be my fourth. He's okay. Superman is way too perfect and overpowered, so that leaves Aquaman, the badass, super strong guy, played by Jason Momoa, who could probably control Cthulhu if he wanted to.

8 Shazam Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comics originally published by Fawcett Comics, and currently published by DC Comics.

Captain Marvel/Shazam has knocked out Superman with one punch. He is a beast and deserves more credit when it comes to superheroes.

Billy Batson looks like a defenseless little kid, but when he says the word, he is as powerful as a god.

Although he is a kid before saying the word Shazam, he has enough skills to defeat Batman.

9 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... read more

Wow. So glad I'm not the only one who likes him because of the show.

Now, with the show Arrow, he has become my favorite hero. He can also best Batman at everything (except for saying "I'm Batman").

Love the comics, love the show. Still waiting for a movie though.

10 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.

My favorite is Batman, but I'm casting my vote for J'onn purely because he deserves to be higher. He has an amazing storyline, abilities, and a great character arc, making him a truly underrated character. He's also kind of important historically since he was in a sense the first non-white superhero.

He is more powerful than Superman and was a member of the Justice League. I don't know why he was removed from the original in the New 52, but that is beside the point. He is awesome and deserves more than ninth place!

He has been my favorite DC character since I started reading comics more than 50 years ago.

The Contenders
11 Cyborg

Cyborg needs more love! He is my favorite DC superhero of all time!

12 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.

Well, she should be right after Batman (Batman may be the symbol of DC). She is very cool, special, and powerful as a demon-human hybrid. Best heroine ever!

She really should be higher up on the list. She's awesome.

13 Hawkman Hawkman is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville, the original Hawkman first appeared in Flash Comics #1, published by All-American Publications in 1940.

Hawkman should be in the top 5. There are countless stories from the Hawks' past at your fingertips, and the brain trust at DC remains clueless, determined to shove more Bats and Supes down our throats. If Jack The King Kirby were still alive, there would be hope!

History, weapons, wings, badass take-no-prisoners attitude, and the sexiest superheroine at his side! What's not to like?!

Unsung hero of DC comics, slowly making a comeback.

14 Supergirl Supergirl is the superhero name of Kara Zor-El, cousin to Superman. She was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino in 1959, and she first appeared in Action Comics, in whose first issue Superman himself was introduced... read more

Supergirl is number one. Kara can win any fight, plus she's very pretty!

Supergirl is the best among all superheroes. She should be number one.

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

He is literally the perfect combination of the light of Superman and the dark of Batman.

16 Beast Boy Beast Boy is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, usually as a member of the teams Teen Titans and Doom Patrol. Created by writer Arnold Drake and artist Bob Brown, he first appeared in The Doom Patrol #99.
17 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.
18 Doctor Fate

He should get a standalone movie. Maybe use Ben Kingsley? That could work.

19 Starfire Starfire is the name of several fictional comic book characters appearing in books published by DC Comics.
20 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.
21 Batgirl Batgirl is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, depicted as female counterparts to the superhero Batman.
22 Booster Gold Booster Gold is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Dan Jurgens, the character first appeared in Booster Gold #1 and has been a member of the Justice League.

Definitely one of the most underrated superheroes. I mean, he can travel back in time and stop anything before it actually happens. He's my favorite DC superhero, and I think he deserves his own movie.

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

More like an anti-hero. Does she count as a superhero?

25 Red Tornado Red Tornado is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics universe. The character first appeared in Justice League of America #64, and was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dick Dillin.
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