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Top 10 DC Comics Superheroes

Updated on April 29, 2011

DC Comics Poll

Who's the #1 DC Comics Superhero

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Here's the Top 10 Superheroes from DC COmics. See who's number one and leave feedback on who your Top 10 list would be.

You can also check out the Top 10 DC Comics Villains.

#10 - Robin

 Robin, aka. the Boy Wonder, first appeared in the Detective Comics #38 (April, 1940). Robin is best known as being the sidekick to Batman.

#9 - Hawkman

  Hawkman first appeared in Flash Comics #1, published by All-American Publications in 1940. Symbocially known for his hawk costume and large weapons.

#8 - Martian Manhunter

J'onn J'onzz first appeared in Detective Comics #225 (November 1955). He was teleported from Mars to Earth. Became a founding member of the Justice League. Had super strength, speed, telekinesis, and shape shifting.

#7 - Green Arrow

Green Arrow, aka Oliver Queen, was a multi-billionaire by day and crime fighter by night. He first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941.

#6 - Flash

Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1 in 1940. He is best known for his super speed. Flash gained his powers through an explosion in his science lab.

#5 - Aquaman

 Aquaman first apppeared in More Fun Comics #73 (Nov. 1941). He was the King of the Sea with powers that allowed him to communicate with every underwater creature.

#4 - Green Lantern

 First appeared in All-American Comics #16 (July 1940). Green Lantern has a powering and lantern. Green Lantern was an intergalactic guardian.

#3 - Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman first appeared in All-Star Comice #8 (December 1941). Also known as Diana, Princess of the Amazons. She posseses super strenght, magic lasso, and invisible jet.

#2 - Batman

Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). His original secret identity was Bruce Wayne and multi-billionaire. He hails from Gotham City and sometimes teams up with Robin. Also known as the Dark Knight.

#1 Superman

Superman was first created in 1932 but didn't appear in comic form until 1938 (Actiion Comics #1). Superman was from the planet Krypton and became the greatest savior for mankind. He has such powers as superstrength, speed, flying, and shoots laser beams from his eyes.

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      Batman Guy 4 years ago

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      VAMPIRE 4 years ago

      I honestly love the BATMAN he is so cool he is the base of superheros the big B as Batman said he has no real power but he is AWESOME he is the epitome of superheros. I also like the green lantern but the way he is portrayed in the movie did not catch my eye. As I am a girl I do LOVE girl heroines like Wonder woman, Batgirl, Oracle(original batgirl), Hawgirl, Batwoman and Black canary.

      By the way VAMPS RULE

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      jac1adams22 5 years ago

      batman beat the whole damn J.L.A. SINGLE HANDED and killed darkside does more need to be said to you haters.

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      Bwatman 5 years ago

      Batmans gots some Swag

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      Kewlkid31 5 years ago


      All the rest don't matter

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      Batman 5 years ago

      Batman is the only real hero due to the fact that he is human an doesn't have God-like powers given to him like superman and flash. He trained himself to be the dark knight and that makes him the best. If you take away superman a powers, green lanterns ring, flashes speed, etc. the woul be normal and lame. However you can not take any thing away from the bat (weapons still don't make difference) so he is truly the greatest hero of all time.

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      Jimmy Crackedcorn 5 years ago

      10. Aquaman

      9. Hawkman

      8. Flash

      7. Batman



      4.Martian Manhunter

      3.Green Arrow

      2.Dr. Fate

      1.Green Lantern

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      batman 5 years ago

      dick grayson is not batman yet batman is the best robin is awesome superman is WEAK!

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      Terrance 5 years ago


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      wooooo 5 years ago

      1 BATMAN

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      Mahad 5 years ago

      1. Superman

      2. Batman

      3. Green Lantern

      4. Wonder Woman

      5. Rorschach

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      hailtotheking 5 years ago

      I personaly like were superman and batman are, the reason superman should be number one is first, he is practicably the representative of super heroes. and second when he was made it was in the darker times of human history so we needed a hero and superman sort of taught us justice and how to be a good man.

      sorry for my English not my best languge

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      dandan975 5 years ago

      10. aqua man


      8.wonder woman

      7.flash arrow lantern

      4.martin manhunter




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      green 5 years ago

      green arrow is the beast my amigos not batman,or superman

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      Thomas 5 years ago

      how is superman no1 and martian manhunter numer eight when j'onn has more powers and is virtually unkillable i mean look at this

      Genetically Modified Martian Physiology: Martian Manhunter has been described as "the Swiss Army knife of superheroes." He possesses many of the powers of Superman. Note: Many, if not all of the Martian Manhunter's powers and abilities are common to members of his race, even if demonstration of such abilities has not been explicitly shown in a canonical resource. His powers come from his alien physiology. Born of Mars over a millennium ago, from a super advanced civilization, boasting advanced technology and genetic modifications over its people, the Martian Manhunter would appear to be a genetically modified being with incredible powers stemming from the changes made in his body.[citation needed] Whether this is their natural state or an advanced state given to only a few individuals is unknown. The Martian's physiology would seem to be composed of a complex molecular chain that resembles polymer bonds but with the ability to be altered at will. The Martian Manhunter can change his mass, color, relative shape, imitating even clothing if desired. The bio-polymer is extremely flexible, durable, incredibly strong for a biological material and apparently self-sustaining[15]. It is unknown if the Martian Manhunter actually needs to eat or not but he has been seen consuming food, particularly "Chocos," a brand of cookies.

      Shape-Shifting, Malleability, Plasticity, Elongation: The most incredible of the powers of the Manhunter is the ability to shape-shift. He is able to literally control the molecular structure of his body's bio-polymer and make it resemble anything he wants. He can form clothing and weapons with non-moving or non-functioning parts. There does not seem to be any limit to the number of people the Manhunter can imitate and has stood in as a double for many famous people. His ability to imitate people and their mannerisms has stood him in good stead for his disguises. He has recently been seen to shape-shift into the size and shape of a common house fly and to enormous sizes comparable to skyscrapers. He is also able to change colors.

      Invisibility: The Manhunter can cause the bio-polymers in his body to lose their ability to reflect light, rendering the Manhunter invisible to normal light and human sight. With more increased concentration, he can render himself completely invisible along the electromagnetic spectrum, including the infrared and the ultraviolet ranges of the spectrum. This invisibility does not affect every other sense and he could still be detected by touch.

      Phasing: The Manhunter can phase through solid matter. No explanation of this power has been given, but it might possibly be an aspect of his psionic powers, perhaps shifting his mass into another dimension or out of vibrational phase with other objects in this dimension.

      Superhuman Durability: The bio-morphic structure of the Manhunter's body allows him to absorb almost all kinetic energies such as high caliber-bullets, shrapnel, or flying debris easily. He can harden his bio-polymers by rebinding them and increase his durability to the point where he is nearly on par with Superman. Along with his nigh-invulnerability, his shape shifting makes him even more difficult to harm. Hazardous environments practically do not affect the Martian Manhunter. In addition, Martian Manhunter's immune system protects him from all toxins and diseases (meaning he is unable to succumb to any earthly disease or infection).

      Superhuman Strength: The Martian Manhunter is one of the strongest beings on the planet. The Martian's superhuman strength comes from his plasmorphic structure formed from immensely long and complex molecular chains,[citation needed] augmented with his psionic and telekinetic abilities allowing him to lift incredible weights without these weights crumbling under the stress. The Martian has been seen lifting tankers out of the ocean for vast distances, stalemating powerhouses like Superman, and he has even helped tow the moon and objects as large as the Earth itself together with Superman. J'onn's strength is great enough to the point that he has drawn blood from beings as durable as Kryptonians such as Supergirl by his punches alone. By modifying the density of these bio-polymers, the Manhunter can make himself stronger by forcing the polymers into tighter bundles. While at a rest state the limits of his strength are unknown, the Manhunter can lift 100 tons without much effort. He is nearly as powerful as the likes of Superman when concentrating his bio-polymers to their full capabilities[16].

      Superhuman Endurance: J'onn's endurance is just as formidable as his strength or invulnerability. He can operate under extreme conditions for an indeterminate period of time without showing signs of fatigue. The exact range of this power is unknown.

      Regeneration: The Martian Manhunter has shown amazing regenerative abilities. His regenerative abilities are so great that he has been able to completely regenerate from nothing but his severed hand[17], regenerate in moments from nothing than a puddle of green liquid and other moments, having his head cut off, and he has shown total control over his molecular structure.

      Flight: The Martian Manhunter flies by manipulation of gravitons (a subatomic particle associated with the force of gravity), manipulation of magnetic fields and control of his absolute molecular movement (a telekinetic effect).[citation needed] These combine to give him the ability to fly great distances with little fatigue and at great speed. He has been seen to fly at Mach 10 speeds (7690 mph) in the Earth's atmosphere. Speeds faster than this cause great environmental damage and are avoided unless absolutely necessary. His bio-polymorphic skin and overall toughness make these speeds bearable and cause him no injury. The Manhunter has also been seen flying in space with no difficulty, and in space he can fly at speeds that has allowed him to keep up with the likes of even Superman. J'onn can therefore fly at speeds exceeding the escape velocity of earth (7 miles per second) under his own power.

      Superhuman Speed: Either through flight or natural movement, the Martian Manhunter can maintain speed and reflexes far in excess to that of even most superhumans. Like the power of flight, this is accomplished by manipulating the magnetic fields of energy surrounding his body, as well as ambient gravitational particles.[citation needed] Traditionally, J'onn only uses his superhuman speed while flying. He has admitted that he is not as fast as Superman but this can be argued as he has shown speed feats that is nearly at Superman's level, such as the speed necessary to fly around the earth destroying multiple targets around the planet in seconds and managed to also save Kyle Rayner in the end. He can process thoughts, move, and react at super speed. J'onn has also demonstarted that he is fast enough to comfortably catch bullets and other propelled projectiles.

      Extrasensory Input: J'onn possesses nine different senses. One of these senses could account for instances of the Manhunter's perceived precognitive abilities (see Trivia).


      Super Hearing

      Super Breath: The inner valves and chambers inside the Martian Manhunter's air canals are very dense and greatly enhanced, allowing him to, much like Superman, create strong hurricane force winds just by exhaling sending pressured air out.

      Martian Vision: The actual nature of this power seems to vary depending on the reports. It has been seen to be a bolt of force, directed by the Manhunter's eyes causing considerable damage, he has shown that he could easily cause damage greater than 1000 lbs of TNT. It has also been seen to cause flammable objects to catch fire. The range of this power is also unknown but has been seen to be effective at ranges of 1000 feet and more. He can increase the power of his Martian Vision to levels that would even injure the likes of Superman. It also grants J'onn the ability to see into other spectrums of light. J'onn can use his Martian vision to see the in

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      Tane 5 years ago

      It is always good to have the big 3 in the list first, being - Supes, Bats and Wondy, the Flash, GL. Top 5 list.

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      Darkencut 6 years ago

      Flash number if he speeds up fast enough he can rip the fabric of space and time there is a cosmic speed limit and he surpasses it but doesn't do it cause well he's a hero

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      Tommy 6 years ago

      I think batman is only with is technology,while green lantern is better than is my list: lantern 2.superman.,3.batman 4.wonderwoman5.flash 6.aquaman

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      jahoozawitz yoody 6 years ago

      greeeeeeeen lantern the ring choses you so red sun cant absorb the power and green lantern practically beats everyone so he is the only one with a chance of beating every dc villan

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      batman 6 years ago

      1 batman 2 superman 3 wonder woman 4 flash 5 gl 6 all 4 robins i count them all as one part for number 6

      also batman could easily end supermans life he always has the kryptonite ring no matter what even when he doesn't fight superman he carries it any way

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      flash 6 years ago

      1flash 2superman 3batman 4greenlantern5wonderwomen6pick who you want

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      azrael 6 years ago



      3.wonder woman

      4.dick Grayson

      5.flash(Wally West)

      6.Red Robin

      7.Jason Todd

      8.Hal jordan

      9.martian manhunter arrow

      Batman is awesome, and i just dont like green lantern Hal Jordan or any green lanterns because he punched batman in the face and got away with it. Batman can beat superman by the way. All he needs is time, because in tower of babel his contingency plans were used to briefly incapacitate the justice league. By the way i haaaaaaaaaaate Green lantern

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      Robin da man 6 years ago

      I really think red robin and nightwing should be in the list and of course batman has to be number 1

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      mel/missy 6 years ago

      I think batman is the best i mean he has no powers and manages to be where he is now hes awesome! at least more than half would agree with me form what i have read

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      P B 6 years ago

      1 Batman 2 Superman 3 Flash 4 Nightwing 5 Hawkman 6 Atom 7 Aquaman 8 Sinestro 9 Black Canary 10 Green Arrow

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      Kendell Simmons 6 years ago

      I have an insane question for all viewers......If there was a intergalatic war with Marvel v.s Dc Comics v.s Capcom, who would be the dominent or last man/women standing.....thank about that, it'll be the best question you've ever thought about

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      SHADOW DEVIL 6 years ago

      I would give the chart a perfect 10 if hawkgirl^s name was in it instead of hawkman^s.

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      Nathan 6 years ago

      Personally, when I'm thinking about who the best superhero/heroine is, I think about how they would be if all bets were off, and it was a no-holds-barred fight. In that case, Superman would trump all others, simply due to the fact he could kill anyone from five miles away with his eyes, and if he got close, he could punch them into space.

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      johhny9977 6 years ago

      well,superman can easily finish batman's carrier....but batman is a normal guy but because he is rich and his father with lucious fox made superb gadgets/weapons for the army of the next generations but before he could launch it he died and when bruce wayne saw that weapons or gadgets..... he always wanted to take revenge of his parents death he thought to take the revenge in his different form he became 'the batman'.....i have given extra information but anyways batman is the best

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      Eldroopy9 6 years ago

      My opinion is that batman should be #1. Simple, he only have human power, he made himself a superhero just by training and as entrepreneur, with his brilliant mind he invented all his weapons. Batman has no stupid weakness like superman to (kryptonite)or Green Lantern to the (yellow color or the yellow ring). Moreover Batman beside spending his time saving lives, he adopted Robin (Batman do not claim Robin on his taxes), also he provided food and shelter to a poor elderly and Batman unlike other heroes, he drink alcohol, enjoy party and like women no only one but many.

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      jboymoo 6 years ago

      i think martian manhunter should be number one.

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      lUCAS 6 years ago


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      Jan 6 years ago

      I think some not as well known characters could make the list eventually if they were updated. Characters like "The Creeper", "Challengers of The Unknown" "Thunder Agents"

      "Adam Strange" Admittedly some are groups but I also think these characters should be looked at for potential movies. I wonder how many people remember "Sea devils" and "Doom Patrol"

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      kitty 6 years ago

      Green lantern is my husband

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      Nexis19 6 years ago

      Cool list. Mine is

      10. Batgirl



      7.Martian Manhunter



      4.Green Lantern


      2.Green Arrow


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      kitcoke 6 years ago

      Seriously, Batman has no "super powers". One well placed bullet or someone with extraordinary strength, would end Batmans career rather abrubtly. Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and Superman would probably tie for first place.

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      G.I.JOE 7 years ago


      2.superman lantern


      5.wonder woman

      what the hell does aquaman do again??? talk to fish?

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      No one of import 7 years ago

      Hawkman, seriously?

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      ballsack 7 years ago

      batman is wayyyy better than superman

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      amin333 7 years ago

      I do some free stuff for drawing here on hubpages and my blog, but plans are afoot to do some paid ebooks this year, it's just a matter of prioritizing my work, because I've got a graphic novel coming out soon and I need to really focus and finish that of

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      taylor 7 years ago

      green lantern in my book tops the list. just turn supes suit into kryptonite.also the makers of the superman movies need to remember that he has more than one villan.

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      aengler 7 years ago

      I agree with Glimmer, that and despite being a wheelchair Oracle really makes the Batman clan (since he seems to collect sidekicks these days) even work. That and she was the original Batgirl.. Speaking of which the new Batgirl would have to be a close #10, but she might not quite make the cut.

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      Glimmer515 8 years ago from Never Never Land

      As a female I have to give it up to Wonder Women! She made Female superheroes come into a league of their own!

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      AsMon 8 years ago

      this is my list


      4.Wonder Woman



      1. is from Brightest day to Darkest night Comes GREEN LANTERNS LIGHT! the GREEN LANTERN

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      my high 8 years ago

      i think superman is awsome in first but green lantern shoud be third

      this is my list lantern




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      Chris 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I would have to agree with argon here...and also, when you're talking about Robin, the best would have to be Dick, in that case I would put Nightwing in the 10th spot (although, now Grayson is Batman...).

      Good Hub

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      argon8 8 years ago

      Switch Batman with Superman, and switch Flash with Aquaman, and I think the list would be close to perfect.

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      HailDitkas 9 years ago

      Decent....Flash should have been higher.


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