Comic books: Grading alternate reality Marvel and DC characters

Not all alternate reality characters are created equal. Here are the best and worst alternate Earth heroes and villains from both DC and Marvel graded.

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15. Injustice Superman (Earth-49)

Injustice with a video game universe, but that was only part of the tale. Everything between Superman killing Joker and the second video game is where this Superman should be judged. It's where he evolved into a tyrant.

People hate this version of Superman because he’s nothing like this counterpart. However, he’s not supposed to be the Clark Kent we know. He’s a different character. Tom Taylor did a fantastic job with him. This Kal-El isn't just ruthless. He's delusional and created to be the antithesis of everything the Man of Steel stands for.

Grade: A

14. Miles Morales (Earth 616)

Miles Morales as Kingpin’s best friend was an interesting take. Their moral code may have differed, but they shared the same sense of loyalty. Neither of them betrayed the people they cared about.

It would have been nice if he stayed an unpowered criminal. He was smooth enough without abilities. That's part of what makes villains like Kingpin special. Unfortunately, his character may have been ruined. He became Ultimatum (Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Saladin Ahmed). He didn’t need superpowers. It took away from who he was supposed to be.

Grade: C

13. Nightwing the Vampire King (Earth 63)

This Dick Grayson was incredible. He defeated everyone who could threaten his rule as the Vampire King. Even Superman and Wonder Woman took orders from him. The one thing that lowered his grade was how he lost. Eventually, he lost.

Dick Grayson had the same weakness as Nightwing on Earth-1, Barbara Gordon. He would have gotten an A if he remained king at the end of the series.

Grade: C