So recently IGN dropped their '25 Best Battles in DC Comics History' list - chronicling the top twenty-five fights in the company's 75-year history. And while the list wasn't terrible....it was kinda underwhelming. Some choices were more like skirmishes than full-on battles, some were more like moments, and others just left us baffled (Aquaman vs public perception. Uh-huh).
In lieu of that, I've decided to try and make a Top 25 list of DC Comics battles - voted in by the Viners ourselves! With an awesome community of knowledgeable comic fans, I'm aiming to make an even better list, that hopefully kicks dirt on IGN's face with their sucky--
Um. I mean. That celebrates the 75-year long history of a classic American business. Yeah, that.
So without further ado, let's get to the rules. Now I've never run a thread like this before...I usually leave this to my betters. But ah, what the heck. It's not like I've got anything better to do (college finals, actually), so I might as well give it a go.
How to Vote
- Think of your top ten most memorable or best DC Comics Battles
- Nominate your ten choices
- Whenever a battle hits 3 votes, it goes into the 'Top 25' list. Battles in the list are no longer up for nomination
- Once this is done, I'll compile a finalized list with our victors. With pictures and commentary and sh*t.
Battles with a B
One of the main problems with the IGN list was that it had stuff like 'Batman one-shots Guy Gardner'. Which is noteworthy and all, but that's not the purpose of this list. What we're aiming for here are actual battles. Long brawls and fights that make you think 'battle'.
I'm talking the kind of action scenes that fans talk about for years to come. Like the final battle of Kingdom Come, the Superboy-Prime vs. Sodom Yat clash in SCW, the last battle between Joker and Bats in DKR. The most memorable and noteworthy battles that DC has churned out in the past 70 years, the kind of sh*t that makes you go "Damn."
And it can be from any tier, and from any DC comic - it doesn't have to be that well-known either, though don't make it too obscure. As long as it isn't just a 'moment', a 'skirmish' (like a short three-page fight) or...Aquaman vs public perception, it's cool.
DC Comics Only
I don't want to see no Spider-Man vs. The Kangaroo up in here alright? (Though that was a great fight). As the title implies, DC Comics only. But in seriousness, I'm talking about their sister branches like Wildstorm or Milestone. I might accept some Vertigo choices like Swamp Thing, Animal Man, or Doom Patrol though.
That being said, I'm going to allow alternate-universe titles, simply because of the influential nature of many. Books from the All-Star and the Elseworlds lines are fully acceptable. DKR, Gotham by Gaslight, Red Son, Earth One, All-Star Superman (sigh...yes, and Batman) are all valid for battles.
A note on continuity: Everything in DC from Pre-Crisis to Post-Crisis to New 52 are all acceptable. Say you can't vote Constantine because Hellblazer was in Vertigo, well you can vote a New 52 battle for him then.
While we're here, please note: comic-books only. Other forms of DC media like cartoons or movies or games aren't allowed.
As the rules state, 3 votes for a single battle puts it into the Top 25 automatically. The first 25 battles to get five votes are essentially confirmed for the list. Once a battle is in the 'Top 25 Confirmed' - you may no longer vote for that battle.
So let's get the voting started!