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    Default What are some of your favorite lesser known DC characters?

    DC easily has my favorite comic book universe of all time but I typically find that I prefer their lesser known characters to their more mainstream heroes.
    I am genuinely curious about what everyones favorite B list characters are and why.

    I have a few that I really enjoy:

    1. Swamp Thing - Easily my favorite comic book character of all time. He has great powers, a rich mythos and an interesting perspective on plant life.
    2. Animal Man - I love Animal Man because of his powers and his personality. I think he's a funny and stand up dude.
    3. Jonah Hex - Badass. Just pure badass. He's essentially the ultimate spaghetti western comic book character. Dude is rough, tough, mean, but he secretly has a heart of gold.

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    DC's extensive and exquisite collection of lesser known characters is one of the things that makes the company shine. I'll always love these guys:



    EDIT - Sorry, the OP also asked for reasons why you love the less famous characters so.

    The Metal Men - A group of robots created by genius scientist Dr. Will Magnus. Each robot is powered by a 'responsometer' and takes on the abilities and personalities of different metallic elements. Constantly bickering, occasionally dysfunctional but ultimately coming through as a 'family' if you will. This is an example of DC Comics at it's most brilliantly quirky.

    I could also have a field day talking about lesser known Legion members.
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    Here's a couple.

    The Creeper
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    Blue Devil
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    Batman - Detective Comics - Nightwing - Titans - Teen Titans - Deathstroke - Harley Quinn - Catwoman - Green Arrow - Conan

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    My favorite DC character will always be Cassandra Cain. However, my second favorite is someone barely anyone has ever heard of.

    Slo-bo: The Top Fraggin Teen!

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    1) Batwing (David Zavimbe, and Massacre as a villain)
    2) Deadman
    3) The Demon Knights (not Etrigan or Vandal though)
    4) Andrew Bennett

    Also if you count Zatanna she would be first, I think she's too important for this though.
    Current Pull: Lazarus, The Realm, Seven to Eternity, Aquaman, Flash, Justice League Dark, Justice League Odyssey, Sideways, Black Panther, Captain America, Daredevil, Death of the Inhumans.

    Future Pull: Killmonger.

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    DC Pulls - Action Comics; Deathstroke; Doom Patrol; Superman

    Marvel Pulls - The Amazing Spider-Man; Captain America; Fantastic Four; Marvel Two-in-One

    Non-Big Two Pulls - Saga

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    Klarion.the.Witch-Boy. (with Teekl)
    Best name in comics since... well, ever. Just typing the name makes me grin.

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    Mister Terrific (Holt) and The Shade (Swift).

    Probably Star-Man (Jack) too,

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    Although I'm more Marvel than DC, I'm still into DC...they're not so much lesser known characters, but I vote also for the Creeper (wish I'd kept my Ditko Creeper comics), and Deadman, and Etrigan...and what the hell's happened to the Spectre, he's long due for a comeback...I always liked the spooky mystical DC characters...

    Jon
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    Was a fan of (if not the only) Black Condor back in the 90's



    Not too sure I am on with how he has been treated since...

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    Also, again not lesser known but woefully undervalued...Shazam! He might as well be lesser known, DC ultimately it seems just does not know what to do with him..too similar to Superman and Wonder Woman...I enjoyed the run he had as a back up story in early issues of New52 Justice League comic...Gary Frank's art was, as ever, amazing....

    Jon

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    - Anarky (Lonnie Marchin)
    - Arrowette (Bonnie King and Cissie King-Jones)
    - Manhunter (Kate Spencer)
    - Stan Lees Robin

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    Baron Winters
    Dr. Occult
    Midnight
    Crimson Avenger I
    Klarion
    Deadman
    Demon
    Black Orchid
    Mento
    Crimson Fox
    Silver Sorceress
    Phantom Stranger
    Dr. Fate I
    Spectre
    Zatanna
    Fire
    Ice
    Mister Miracle
    Big Barda
    Shade the Changing Man
    Shade
    Gentleman Ghost
    Andrew Bennett
    Swamp Thing
    Tarantula I
    Sandman I
    Sandman/Dream
    Gypsy
    Vixen
    Obsidian
    Cheshire
    Queen Bee (Bialyan)
    Adam Strange
    Tim Hunter
    "There's magic in the sound of analog audio." - CNET.

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    Swamp Thing, Cassie Sandsmark, Kilowog, Spectre, Doctor Fate, Mister Miracle, Deadman.

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    Some of da grrrls ...

    Gypsy

    Flamebird

    Fire

    Ice

    Crimson Fox

    Onyx

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