FML Brackets: Marvel vs. DC

Patrick Reardon

Hatfields vs. McCoys. Bears vs. Packers. Montagues vs. Capulets. Lakers vs. Celtics. Republicans vs. Democrats. Itchy vs. Scratchy. All great historic rivalries. But no feud has stirred up more online vitriol than Marvel Comics Fans vs. D.C. Comics fans. There are many people (myself included) who can enjoy both. But there are others who stay in their camp and refuse to admit that the other side is just as good (if not better).

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With "Thor: Ragnarok" keeping Marvel's hit streak in tact earlier this month and D.C. about to release "Justice League," we thought we'd add some fuel to this rivalry with a Marvel vs. D.C. Bracket.


-64 movie bracket. 32 on the Marvel side, 32 on the D.C. side. The finals will feature the Marvel Champ vs. The D.C. Champ.

-Seeding is based (but not limited to) the usual FML selection committee factors: quality, pop-culture relevance, box office, how well it's aged, etc.

-There weren't enough D.C, movies to fill out the full 32-movie bracket so the top three overall seeds get a first-round bye ("The Dark Knight," "Superman," "Batman").

-Marvel had the opposite problem with too many movies for a 32-title bracket (they've been quite prolific in recent years). So we had to make some cuts. In order to include as many corners of the Marvel canon as possible we dropped the weakest installment of any stand-alone trilogy. Sorry "Iron Man 2," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," etc. I'm sure people will complain, but don't pretend that any of these films would have ever go all the way to the finals.

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If you are on the FML App, you can view the bracket on Brackify:
Marvel vs. DC