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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4. Deadpool (Earth-12101)

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe was amazing. It allowed fans of Wade Wilson to cut loose. He used his uncanny fighting skills, underrated planning, and knowledge of the real universe to murder everyone. The problem came after. Instead of stopping, more stories came out. Sometimes it's okay to leave well enough alone.

Grade: B

3. Gah Lak Tus (Earth-1610)

After an incredible build-up (Ultimate Nightmare), the reveal of Gah Lak Tus (Ultimate Galactus) fell flat.

First, the design was awful. People hate bugs, but insects flying through space was a bad design. Nothing was menacing about them. Then, after taking a hit, they ran away. It ruined the lore of Gah Lak Tus. They were supposed to be feared. Instead, they were cowards. Thankfully, Gah Lak Tus was never seen again until they merged with Galactus from Universe-616.

Grade: F

2. All of Earth-807128

There are usually characters that aren’t good when a universe is reimagined. The “Old Man Logan” universe is the exception.

Everyone was flawless. They may not be who they once were, but their imperfections added to the story. They all had regrets and needed to adapt to a new world. Even the villains who won the day. The only person who remained the same was Red Skull and, thankfully, Logan decapitated him.

Grade: A