I’ve been away for a vacation this Christmas and I regret to have kept you waiting. But the hiatus is over and here is our new list for the most iconic DC supervillains ever.
The Top 10 Most Iconic Supervillains of DC (Part1)
Selena Kyle was first introduced in Batman #1 in 1940. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Catwoman is a traditional adversary for Batman, until in the 1990’s where she had a love-hate relationship with the caped crusader and sometime love interest. There is also another side of our favorite feline friend; despite her villainous nature, she works hard to protect the East End of Gotham City–surely not your typical villain at all.
We have to thank this guy, for this guy:
DC loosely based Deadpool on Death Stroke–they even share the same first name (Slade Wilson for Death ‘stroke and Wade Wilson for Dead ‘pool sounds so much alike, eh?)
Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Death Stroke is an assassin-mercenary who first appeared in The New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #2 in 1980. Originally designed as an arch-enemy for the Teen Titans, the writers developed him as nemesis for other heroes as well. There were parallels between him and Batman, and he has a deep-seated grudge against Green Arrow.
Deathstroke has heightened speed, strength, and senses. He’s also a master strategist and tactician. Capable of standing toe-to-toe against some of the DC Universe’s most gifted fighters and most powerful heroes, Deathstroke is never content with an easy assignment, and takes on tougher and more difficult tasks. He constantly pushes himself further and further with an unwavering focus on getting the job done no matter what it takes, no matter how ruthless, deadly, or manipulative he must be.
8. Harley Quinn
Probably so popular right now because of the Suicide Squad movie and because she was portrayed by the doll herself, Margot Robbie. Harley is the Joker’s most enduring love interest/sidekick to date. Bubbly and Psychotic, she was a masterwork by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, and first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September 1992.
Before being a criminal herself, she was Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a promising psychiatrist assigned to Arkham Asylum. After meeting the Joker, the young doctor became obsessed with the crazed criminal’s warped mind. Sensing opportunity, the Joker manipulated her, driving his therapist so mad with love that he controlled her.
DC describes her as: Deranged and Psychotic, Harley Quinn is the poster girl for chaos’ terrifying allure.
7. Professor Zoom
Also known as the Reverse Flash, he first appeared in The Flash (vol. 1) #139 in September 1963. He was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino.
Born in the 25th Century, he is a time-traveler who attempts to destroy everything the Flash has ever stood for through murder and deceit.
Story: It was year 2466 when Eobard Thwane inherited a huge amount of wealth that he would use to become the Flash. One day, Thawne passed an antique shop and saw the Cosmic Treadmill. Recognizing it, he bought it immediately and tried to duplicate an accident that would turn him into the Flash. However, the planned accident didn’t go as planned, and Thwane’s mind snapped and he became psychotic and evil.
Brainiac is a fictional supervillain published by DC Comics commonly as an adversary of Superman. The brainchild of Otto Binder and Al Plastino, the character first appeared in Action Comics #242 (July 1958).
Described as cold, calculating, unfeeling, and absolutely single-minded in his goals, the aptly nicknamed Collector of Worlds journeys across the universe gathering information and knowledge from every civilization he encounters. Enlightenment? That is not his goal as he seeks the superiority that comes with knowledge.
While more benevolent minds might be content to learn and share new knowledge, when Brainiac encounters a new civilization, he captures and bottles entire cities full of people and technology as samples—before destroying the planet and moving on, leaving little more than rubble in his wake. This is by far one of the most dangerous supervillains to grace comic history.
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