#1 Posted by Wonder_Captain (86 posts) - - Show Bio

In the list the first place is known

and the others?

TOP 5 DC

1) - Superman

2) - ?

3) - ?

4) - ?

5) - ?

TOP 5 MARVEL

1) - Spiderman

2) - ?

3) - ?

4) - ?

5) - ?

#2 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wonder_Captain said:

In the list the first place is known

and the others?

TOP 5 DC

1) - Batman

2) - Superman

3) - Batman

4) - Batman

5) - Batman

TOP 5 MARVEL

1) - Spiderman

2) - Wolverine

3) - Hulk

4) - Iron Man

5) -Thor

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#3 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

DC

  • 1. Batman
  • 2.Superman
  • 3.GL
  • 4.Wonder Woman
  • 5.Flash

Marvel

  • 1.Spider-Man
  • 2.Cap
  • 3.Wolverine
  • 4.Hulk
  • 5.Iron-Man
#4 Posted by Cap10nate (3236 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Superman
  2. Batman
  3. Wonder Woman
  4. Flash
  5. Green Lantern
  1. Spiderman
  2. Wolverine
  3. Iron Man
  4. Captain America
  5. Hulk
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#5 Posted by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

From my experience with non-readers:

  1. Superman
  2. Batman
  3. The Joker
  4. Wonder Woman
  5. Robin
  1. Spider-Man
  2. Wolverine
  3. Hulk
  4. Captain America
  5. Iron Man
#6 Posted by Bruxae (16187 posts) - - Show Bio

DC

  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Wonder Woman
  • The Flash
  • Joker

Marvel

  • Wolverine
  • Iron Man
  • Spider-man
  • Hulk
  • Captain America
#7 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of total popularity (including people who've never read a comic but TOTEZ THINK SCARLETT WIDOW/ ENTIRE MALE CAST OF DKR WAS HAWT), familarity, and accounting for recent cinematic adaptions, over the last few decades I'd say:

DC

1. Batman

2. Superman

3. Wonder Woman

4. the Flash (whether Barry or Wally is up for debate)

5. Hal Jordan

Marvel

1. Spider-Man

2. Wolverine

3. Hulk

4. Iron Man

5. Captain America

#8 Posted by Wonder_Captain (86 posts) - - Show Bio

Here are lists a little crazy .. hee hee

Superman below Batman

Captain America below Iron Man and Hulk

Who understands this?

#9 Posted by badgame (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman is the most acknowledged hero to the public crowd in the DC universe. Every non-comic reader love batman but give jackshit about superman. Also most comicreaders i know like batman over superman.

#10 Posted by Moonchilde (1624 posts) - - Show Bio

DC:

  1. Batman
  2. Superman
  3. Wonder Woman
  4. Green Lantern
  5. Flash

Now which Flash & which Green Lantern I do not know.

Marvel:

  1. Spider-Man
  2. Wolverine
  3. Captain America
  4. Iron Man
  5. Hulk
#11 Posted by z1co80 (192 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Flash
  • Green Lantern
  • Spider-Man
  • Hulk
  • Captain America
  • Wolverine
  • Iron Man
#12 Posted by Wonder_Captain (86 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the perception of each person .. not established an exact order ..

#13 Posted by Goldenboy_Prime (173 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd assume the character with the most books, appearances in other books, merch, television appearances, and movie appearances would be an indicator of popularity... or just over saturation.

DC is Batman by a good margin then superman. Wondy, GL, and Flash can argue amongst themselves although I think GL is next, followed by Wondy, and the Flash.

Marvel is Spiderman and I honestly could make an argument for Hulk, Iron Man, Wolverine, and Cpt America all being number 2. Marvel seems to take better care of all its characters in regard to marketability.

#14 Posted by Jnr6Lil (8323 posts) - - Show Bio

@Goldenboy_Prime: It really is Hulk & Wolverine for Number 2 in Marvel.

#15 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone who thinks that Joker isn't in DC's top 5 is crazy.

#16 Posted by The_Tree (8523 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Batman
  2. Superman
  3. Joker
  4. Robin
  5. Catwoman
  1. Spider-Man
  2. Iron Man
  3. Hulk
  4. Wolverine
  5. Captain America
#17 Posted by The Stegman (29240 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cap10nate:  

 

  1. Superman
  2. Batman
  3. Wonder Woman
  4. Flash
  5. Green Lantern
  1. Spiderman
  2. Wolverine
  3. Iron Man
  4. Captain America
  5. Hulk
This is correct...only I might switch GL and Flash's space..and put a hyphen in Spider-Man's name.
#18 Edited by Goldenboy_Prime (173 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil said:

@Goldenboy_Prime: It really is Hulk & Wolverine for Number 2 in Marvel.

Yeah but Iron Man has had a huge resurgence due to his movie. I just saw some Iron man cartoon the other day, I think it had him based out of Japan for whatever reason and there's that weird one with him being a high schooler or something too. But I don't watch a lot of television so I really don't know what some of the others have out. Cpt America is probably a clear cut five, now that I think about it.

@Gambit1024 said:

Anyone who thinks that Joker isn't in DC's top 5 is crazy.

I don't know for me I tie Batman's rogues and the Bat-family to Batman. If I were to break it down though you would be correct about Joker being top 5. I guess the thread does say characters and not heroes.