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My Top Five Favorite DC Comic Characters

Updated on July 2, 2017

As I grow older, I tend to get more excited about all the comic television series and big blockbuster movies that are released and are coming out soon. With finally having the technology to bring these characters to life, the inner nerd in me is very pleased. I never was a huge comic book collector or reader. But I used to love the cartoons and always kept up with all the movies that were release over time. I decided to choose my favorites and list them in order from five to one. One being the best of course. In my opinion that is.

Number Five

Was not too familiar with this character growing up as a kid, however he makes number five because of the T.V. series Supergirl. Martian Manhunter, also known as J'onn J'onzz, is an alien from the planet Mars. He has the ability to shape shift and mimic pretty much any living thing or person. He can shape shift in different sizes too by borrowing from mass surrounding him. He has super strength as well. Martian Manhunter also has telepathic abilities. He is able to use his Martian sense to detect any type of danger. Martian Manhunter is a really great detective too. He is able to think along the lines as Batman does when trying to solve a case.

Number Four

Coming in at number four is the Green Arrow. I knew about this character growing up, but since I have been watching the Arrow television series I have come to enjoy this character a lot more. Oliver Queen, a wealthy business and owner of Queen Industries spends five years in hell basically after he is involved in a tragic boat accident. Queen is taken to a secret island where he trains to become the vigilante Green Arrow. He trains with the league of shadows where he learns multiple forms of combat and martial arts training. He also becomes an extraordinary archer. After leaving the island, he returns to his home city, Star City to fight against the evil people who try to destroy Queen's city. Although Green Arrow does not have any superhuman powers, he does have an array of combat skills and a collection of trick arrows. He is also a talented swordsman, but is known manly for being an archer with extreme marksmanship.

Number Three

The Flash makes my list at number three. Barry Allen, a forensic specialist in Central City, is struck by lighting one evening while in the lab at the police station. With a combination of unknown chemicals and the lighting the Flash was born. The result gives Allen some superhuman powers. One mainly being super speed. He can move, react and think at a super high frequency of speed. Because of his freakish speed, the Flash can travel through time, phase through objects and possess a high endurance which allows him to travel long distances without fatigue.

Number Two

At number two, this character is not a hero at all. He is the nemesis to Batman. Joker makes the list at number two because to me he is one of the best villains to ever be created. With a collection of knives and his thugs, the Joker terrorizes the city of Gotham. Wanted for many criminal acts, Joker's main goal is to kill the Batman and create a chaotic takeover of Gotham with thugs and criminals roam the streets. Many versions of Joker have been brought to T.V. and film. Nothing has beaten Heath Ledger's iconic and epic portrayal of the clown menace which can be seen in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.

Number One

Coming in on top is a hero I have liked for a very long time. A character that is still my favorite. Batman makes my list at number one. The Dark Knight is to me what a true hero and vigilante should do. Strike fear into the hearts of the fearless. Batman, like Green Arrow, does not posses any superhuman powers. Bruce Wayne, a billionaire and owner of Wayne Enterprises, lives in Gotham and while he is not running his company he is taking down bad guys and solving cases as the Cape Crusader. Trained by the League of Shadows, Batman is highly trained in martial arts and the ability to move along in shadow to take down some of Gotham's biggest villains. He also has an armory of different weapons and vehicles that help him become one of the most successful super heroes to ever be created.

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So there is my list of my favorite DC comic characters. Over time the list will probably change since I am still learning about several new characters. With many new films on the way, and probably more television series to be released, these five characters will probably get some new competition. I have yet to see the new Wonder Woman film, so my list might change pretty quickly. One thing is for sure, I am starting to get more into these characters and learning about them. I am excited for the new Justice League movie to be released later this year. I would also really like to see a Green Arrow movie brought to the big screen in the style of the way the Dark Knight trilogy was done. I know there is a lot of competition with Marvel films, but I believe that DC will begin to get things right especially after the highly successful Wonder Woman flick.

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      Ryan Fuller 3 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      I am not familiar with either of those Mary Beth. Thank you for stopping by. I will have to research those characters.

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      Mary Beth Roberts 3 months ago

      FaceTime no Call Mikki

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      Ryan Fuller 3 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Yeah Joker is one of the better villains in comic book history. Thank you for commenting and glad you liked this article.

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      Larry Rankin 3 months ago from Oklahoma

      I've always been fascinated with the Joker.

      Interesting read!

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      Ryan Fuller 3 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Both definitely deserve to make this list. Batman is the best and I am glad you agree.

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      Bob Craypoe 3 months ago from New Jersey

      Batman is my favorite DC superhero and the Joker is my favorite villain. I see you have both on your list.