Favorite DC characters and Marvel counterparts

  • Adam Strange.
  • Batman.
  • Green Arrow.
  • Harley Quinn.
  • Joker.
  • Martian Manhunter.
  • Mister Miracle.
  • Robin.
  • Superman.
  • Wonder Woman.

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  • Created in 1958 by editor Julius Schwartz, writer Gardner Fox and artists Murphy Anderson (costume design), Gil Kane (cover), Mike Sekowsky (penciler), Bernard Sachs (inker) and Carmine Infantino (penciler, later development).

    Based on Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and John Carter.

  • Created in 1939 by writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane. Significantly developed by writer and artist Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli.

    Based on Dick Tracy, Doc Savage, Phantom, Scarlet Pimpernel, Shadow, Sherlock Holmes, Spring-Heeled Jack, Zorro (notably Douglas Fairbanks in The Mark of Zorro) and some sketches by Leonardo Da Vinci.

  • Dick Grayson, the first Robin, was created in 1940 by writer Bill Finger and artists Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, inspired by Robin Hood and Doctor Watson. Jason Todd was created in 1983 by Gerry Conway and Don Newton. Carrie Kelley, Robin in an alternative reality, was created in 1986 by writer and artist Frank Miller from an idea of John Byrne. Tim Drake was created in 1989 by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick. Stephanie Brown briefly became Robin in 2004 by Bill Willingham and Damion Scott. The former Robin of Earth-2 is Helena Wayne, daughter of Batman and Catwoman, since 2011 by Paul Levitz, George Pérez and Kevin Maguire. Matt McGinnis debuted as Robin Beyond in 2018 by Dan Jurgens and Phil Hester.

    Damian Wayne, the current Robin in the mainstream univers, was created in 2006 by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert after several appearances of a son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul by writers such as Mike W. Barr or Mark Waid.

  • Created in 1941 by writer Mort Weisinger and artist George Papp. Significantly developed by writer Dennis O'Neil, artist Neal Adams and later by writer and artist Mike Grell.

    Based on Batman himself, Robin Hood (notably Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood) and Robinson Crusoe.

  • Created in 1992 by writer Paul Dini and artist Bruce Timm.

    Based on the Harlequin stock character, Joker himself, actress Arleen Sorkin and singer Debbie Harry.

  • Created in 1940 by writer Bill Finger and artists Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson.

    Based on the playing card, Gwynplaine (notably Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs) and Professor Moriarty.

  • Created by 1955 by writer Joseph Samachson and artist Joe Certa.

    Based on Aarkus (the original Vision), and both John Carter and his fellow green martian Tars Tarkas.

  • Created in 1971 by writer and artist Jack Kirby.

    Based on Harry Houdini, Jesus Christ, and comic book artist and former escapist Jim Steranko.

  • Created in 1938 by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster.

    Based on Doc Savage, Hercules, Hugo Danner, John Carter, Moses, Samson and actor Harold Lloyd.

  • Created in 1941 by writer William Moulton Marston and artist H. G. Peter.

    Based on the amazons, goddess Athena, and attorney and psychologist Elizabeth Marston.

  • Marvel counterparts.

  • Adam Strange counterpart.

  • Pastiche of Adam Strange.

  • Adam Strange counterpart.

  • Batman counterpart.

  • Batman counterpart.

  • Batman counterpart.

  • Popular choice, but Marvel has better Batman counterparts.

  • Batman counterpart.

  • Pastiche of Batman (Squadron Supreme).

  • Batman counterpart.

  • Pastiche of Batman (Great Society).

  • Popular choice, but Marvel has better Batman counterparts.

  • Green Arrow counterpart.

  • Pastiche of Green Arrow (Squadron Supreme).

  • Green Arrow counterpart.

  • Harley Quinn counterpart.

  • Pastiche of Harley Quinn.

  • Popular choice, but Marvel has better Harley Quinn counterparts.

  • Harley Quinn counterpart.

  • Harley Quinn counterpart.

  • Joker counterpart.

  • Pastiche of Joker and Doctor Arkham.

  • Joker counterpart.

  • Popular choice, but Marvel has better Joker counterparts.

  • Pastiche of Joker (Squadron Supreme).

  • Martian Manhunter counterpart.

    Aarkus is the original Vision and the main inspiration, alongside John Carter of Mars, for Martian Manhunter.

  • Pastiche of Martian Manhunter (Great Society).

  • Pastiche of Martian Manhunter (Squadron Supreme).

  • Martian Manhunter counterpart.

  • Cosmic Mister Miracle.

    Adam Warlock = Mister Miracle, Gamora = Big Barda, Pip the Troll = Oberon, Thanos = Darkseid, Drax the Destroyer = Drax or Orion, Ebony Maw = Desaad, Black Order = Darkseid's Elite, Soul Gem and Infinity Gauntlet = Anti-Life Equation.

  • Reverse Mister Miracle.

    Loki = Reverse Mister Miracle, Odin = Highfather or Reverse Darkseid, Thor = Orion, Balder or Fandral = Lightray, Valkyries = Reverse Female Furies, Heimdall = Metron, Asgard = New Genesis or Reverse Apokolips, God of Mischief and Traps = Reverse God of Escape.

  • Hedonistic Mister Miracle.

    Starfox = Hedonistic Mister Miracle, Thanos = Darkseid, Mentor = Highfather, ISAAC = Metron, She-Hulk = Big Barda, Eternals = New Gods, Avengers = Justice League International, Emotion Control (Euphoria and Love) = Opposite Anti-Life Equation.

  • Robin counterpart (Dick Grayson and Jason Todd).

  • Red Robin counterpart (Tim Drake).

  • Robin counterpart (Damian Wayne).

  • Robin counterpart (Damian Wayne).

  • Pastiche of Superman and Jesus Christ.

  • Superman counterpart.

  • Pastiche of Superman and Martian Manhunter.

  • Popular choice, but Marvel has better Superman counterparts.

  • Popular choice, but Marvel has better Superman counterparts.

  • Pastiche of Superman.

  • Pastiche of Superman (Squadron Supreme).

  • Pastiche of Superman and Orion.

  • Pastiche of Superman.

  • Pastiche of Superman (Great Society).

  • Pastiche of Superman and Shazam.

  • Popular choice, but Marvel has better Superman counterparts.

  • Popular choice, but Marvel has better Superman counterparts.

  • Popular choice, but Marvel has better Wonder Woman counterparts.

  • Wonder Woman counterpart.

  • Wonder Woman counterpart.

  • Pastiche of Wonder Woman (Squadron Supreme).

  • Wonder Woman counterpart.

  • Pastiche of Wonder Woman.

  • Wonder Woman counterpart.