All 64 teams are seeded based on their members, stories, and ability. They’re then broken up into four separate regions to battle it out! Each region will battle through to select a Final Four team, at which point, they’ll be transported to a new location for the Final Four and the Championship match!
Each team (with a couple of exceptions) will consist of exactly five members. Each team should be representative of their most classic or popular iteration. No individual character will be on more than one team unless there are regular, time displaced multiple versions of the same character in current continuity.
The Rock of Eternity
Members: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman
- Though the only team fighting two members down, this powerhouse trio snags a one seed from years of working together and hitting all the high spots, strength, speed, smarts, and more!
- Suggested Reading: Infinite Crisis
2 Warriors Three
Members: Fandral the Fair, Hogun the Horrible, Volstagg the Voluminous, Thor, Lady Sif
- Eons old relationships amongst true gods, The Warriors Three are Thor’s oldest friends. Along with Sif, these Asgardians have fought (and always won) more battles before dawn of humanity than most warriors will live to see.
- Suggested Reading: Warriors Three: Dog Day Afternoon
Members: Hourman, Flash, Green Lantern, Stargirl, SHAZAM
- The original super team, this group has more experience dating back to the 1940’s, fighting truer evils than most of us have seen.
- Suggested Reading: JSA by Geoff Johns
Members: Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, Livewire, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot
- Valiant Entertainment’s premiere group of superheroes. A centuries old immortal warrior supreme, a kick ass ninja, a psiot that can communicate with any computer, an amazing flyer who’s companion field limit has yet to be discovered, a barbarian with insanely powerful alien armor, and a ruthless soldier capable of healing any wound.
- Suggested reading: The Valiant
5 Teen Titans
Members: Nightwing, Donna Troy, Raven, Cyborg, Beast Boy
- The original sidekicks, kicking it together. Fighting the likes of Doctor Light, Trigon, H.I.V.E. and Deathstroke. These heroes have been trained by the best and work together like a family, developing their skills far beyond upbringing!
- Suggested Reading: the New Teen Titans
6 Guardians of the Globe
Members: Invincible, Atom Eve, Rex Splode, Robot, Duplikate
- When the original defenders of Earth in the Invincible Universe are wiped out, Mark Grayson assembles the planet’s top heroes and his most powerful allies to lead the charge and defend the planet from all foes.
- Suggested Reading: Invincible
7 Secret Six
Members: Catman, Deadshot, Scandal Savage, Ragdoll, Bane, Knockout
- Assembled to oppose the army of super villains assembled by Lex Luthor, the Secret Six follow their own rules, and do as they please.
- Suggested Reading: Villains United
8 Champions (2016)
Members: Ms. Marvel, Hulk (Totally Awesome), Vision (Viv), Spider-Man (Miles), Nova
- Upset with the current state of the older Avengers, these young idealists branch off to form their own team. Marvel’s next generation of super-heroes are doing right no matter what, and making the entire world a better place, while getting back in time to finish homework!
- Suggested Reading: The Champions
9 The Outlaws
Members: Red Hood, Artemis, Bizarro, Arsenal, Starfire
- The Red Hood and a mashup of his most recent teammates set out to dispense justice their own way. Pushing the line drawn as far as they can, the Outlaws care far less about their image, and far more about making sure the job gets done.
- Suggested Reading: Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth
Members: Captain Britain, Meggan, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Nightcrawler
- Believing the X-Men to be dead after the Mutant Massacre, these heroes forged together to carry on their legacy of the mutant team. Headquartered in London, England, the and traveled around the multiverse fighting enemies of Earth, and all of reality itself!
- Suggested Reading: Excalibur
11 Doom Patrol
Members: The Chief, Robotman, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man, Flex Mentallo
- Assembled by the mysterious Chief, the superpowered outcasts, who would never fit into the polite society, the Doom Patrol works together to overcome their dark past, and sad backgrounds.
- Suggested Reading: Doom Patrol
12 Web Warriors
Members: Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man (India), Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Punk
- As inter-dimensional Spider hunters stalked the multi-verse for their spider-powered prey, Earth 616’s Spider-Man teamed up with as many of his counterparts as he could find. After the crisis, a number of the heroic band took up the great responsibility to maintain order throughout the multiverse!
- Suggested Reading: Spider-Verse
13 Alpha Flight
Members: Guardian, Puck, Sasquatch, Aurora, Northstar
- The preeminent Canadian superteam, Alpha Flight is run by the Canadian government through their secretive Department H. The team’s primary goal is keep Canada and all Canadians safe, a mission that includes finding and monitoring any and all Canadian super powered peoples.
- Suggested Reading: X-Men: Alpha Flight
Members: Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Darla Deering, Medusa, Zero-G
- As the original Fantastic Four embarked on a family journey through time and space, they each found a suitable replacement. The four selected are each close with one member of the Fantastic Four and each works hard to fill the roll voided in the absence of their friends.
- Suggested Reading: FF
15 New Warriors
Members: Nova, Justice, Namora, Speedball, Scarlet Spider
- One of Marvel’s first attempts to introduce some new characters into their diverse lineup, the New Warriors bust onto the scene in the early 90’s. Their teen attitudes and unchecked powers make them a variable threat to any opponent.
- Suggested Reading: New Warriors
16 Circus of Crime
Members: Ringmaster, Crafty Clown, Great Gambinos, Princess Python, Human Cannonball
- Having difficulty keeping pace with larger American circus acts, the small band of travelling performers from Europe decided to start robbing their customers during their act, and using the Ring Masters hypnosis, make everyone forget about the crime!
- Suggested Reading: Hulk Epic Collection: Man or Monster
Members: Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkguy, Vision, Wasp
- Earth’s mightiest Heroes originally assembled to defeat a rampaging Hulk, until they figured it out the entire thing was a plot by Thor’s evil brother, Loki. With just one meeting, they knew that they’d need one another again to fight any foe that proved too much for any one hero.
- Suggested Reading: Avengers: Kree/ Skrull War
2 New Gods
Members: Orion, Highfather, Lightray, Mister Miracle, Big Barda
- The Denizens of New Genesis, in the Fourth World have evolved with close proximity to the source. This awe inspiring energy has crafted the beings into the likes of gods unto men, and the family of their strongest are among the most powerful in the multiverse.
- Suggested Reading: Cosmic Odyssey
3 Crime Syndicate of Amerika
Members: Owlman, Ultraman, Superwoman, Power Ring, Johnny Quick
- On Earth 3, the exact opposite of Earth 1, the parallel counterparts of the Justice League are all criminals. Using their amazing power, they team up to take over the entire country and run it as they please as the Crime Syndicate of America.
- Suggest Reading: Forever Evil
4 Justice League International
Members: Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire, Ice, Green Lantern (Guy)
- Brought together under Maxwell Lord by the United Nations to fill the Earth saving void left when the Justice League Detroit disbanded. This mismatch assemblage of heroes
- Suggested Reading: Justice League International
Members: Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Gambit, Cyclops
- Brought together by Professor Charles Xavier to train, and protect all of mutantkind, the X-Men are close knit family of misfits, regularly saving a world that hates and fears them.
- Suggested Reading: X-Men: Mutant Genesis
Members: Red Hulk (Ross), Elektra, Punisher, Venom, Deadpool
- A task force of elite soldiers, assassins, and killers who work with one another to complete the missions no one of them could on their own. Their payoff? Getting help from the other members when their turn to pick the mission.
- Suggested Reading: Thunderbolts
Members: Cable, Domino, Shatterstar, Warpath, Archangel
- Highjacking the New Mutants and transforming them into hardened soldiers, Cable uses his knowledge of a possible future to prevent the most heinous crimes from befalling.
- Suggested Reading: X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song
8 Guardians of the Galaxy (3000)
Members: Vance Astro, Yondu, Charlie 27, Martinex, Starhawk
- An assemblage of mis-match humans and humanoids a thousand years in the future, after Earth, and the rest of the galaxy’s populations have been overrun by the Badoon team up to free the planet, and all other worlds oppressed by the Badoon.
- Suggested Reading: Guardian’s of Infinity
9 Birds of Prey
Members: Oracle, Huntress, Black Canary, White Canary, Lady Blackhawk
- When Barbara Gordon lost the use of her legs, it didn’t stop her from continuing to fight crime. Reaching out to her impressive network of allies, she leads the Birds of Prey using her incredible detective skills and computer acumen as well as her eidetic memory to continue serving justice wherever needed.
- Suggested Reading: Birds of Prey
10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Members: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Master Splinter
- After a truck containing the canisters of radioactive ooze crashed, a lost pet rat found four normal turtles playing in broken container. Taking them under his care, he began to notice that both he, and his newly adopted four sons, began mutating into humanoid versions of their original form. Using the lessons of ninjitsu he’d watched his former owner practice for years, Splinter has turned the TMNT into serious fighting machines
- Suggested Reading: TMNT Ongoing (IDW)
11 Sinister Six
Members: Doctor Octopus, Kraven, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture, Electro
- An assemblage Spider-Man’s greatest foes, banded together to take out their least favorite wallcrawler.
- Suggested Reading: Spider-Man Epic Collection: With Great Responsibility
Members: Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner, the Drummer, Ambrose Chase
- Archaeologists of the Impossible, Planetary is an organization that focusses on the exploration of different dimensions. From superheroes, to monsters, to gods, Planetary has seen it all.
- Suggested Reading: Planetary
Members: Monica Rambeau, Machine Man, Tabitha Smith, Elsa Bloodstone, The Captain
- Agents of the Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort (H.A.T.E.) These select few have been recruited by Dirk Anger to combat the biggest threat to American secuirty
- Suggested Reading: Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.
14 New Mutants
Members: Cannonball, Magik, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Douglock
- As the original X-Men grew up and moved on, and the second team grew up and graduated themselves, Charles Xavier’s mission to find, train, and protect mutants never ends. He once again scours the globe for you mutants just discovering their powers and in need of guidance to create his group of New Mutants
- Suggested Reading: New Mutants Epic Collection: Renewal
15 Big Hero Six
Members: Baymax, Sunfire, Honey Lemon, Go Go Tomago, Wasabi No Ginger
- The Japan Defense Agency gathered the best heroes within it’s borders to protect all of Japan. Big Hero Six is works closely with the Japanese government to maintain order and safety throughout the country.
- Suggested Reading: Sunfire and Big Hero Six
16 Freedom Fighters
Members: Uncle Sam, Doll Man, Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, The Ray
- In an alternate reality, where the Nazi’s have won WWII, the living embodiment of the American Spirit personifies as the American icon Uncle Sam. Using his powers, he seeks out aid from fellow heroes to form the Freedom Fighters, and together they battle the forces of oppression wherever they go!
- Suggested Reading: Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters
Members: Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Flash, Green Lantern (Hal), Aquaman
- When Starro the Conqueror first lands on Earth with intents to enslave the entire planet, the most amazing heroes from the world over show up to defeat him. After working together, the heroes decide to remain a team, to protect the Earth whenever they’re needed.
- Suggested Reading: Justice League of America: the Silver Age
Members: Doctor Strange, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Namor, Valkyrie
- When all of reality was at under attack by the undying ones, Doctor Strange knew he was a little outgunned. In the name of expediency, Strange used Namor, the Submariner, and manipulated the Hulk into joining his cause. The “non-team” of the Defenders is a loose allyship when needed the most.
- Suggested Reading: Defenders
3 Masters of Evil
Members:Baron Zemo, Ultron, Black Knight, Radioactive Man, Enchantress
- A hodge podge of Earth’s mightiest villains, assembled together to take on the Avengers. Each represents a threat so difficult it takes a team to stop them, with their powers combined, they’ll be more than enough for any opposition.
- Suggested Reading: Avengers Epic Collection: Masters of Evil
Members: Black Bolt, Crystal, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton
- A deviation along the way in human evolution, a small sect was given special potential by the extraterrestrial being, the Kree. This potential remains in the DNA of every Inhuman and unlocks incredible powers when exposed to the sacred Terrigen Mists. An Oligarchic society, the Inhumans are ruled by the most powerful among them, the Royal Family.
- Suggested Reading: Inhumans by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee
5 Legion of Superheroes
Members: Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El
- In the 30th century the Legion is a club of interplanetary powered teenagers who protect all of the United Planets from all forms of injustice. Deputized by the Science Police, the founding trio has taken on a number of new heroes along the way and continue to fight whenever crim rears it’s ugly face.
- Suggested Reading: Legion: Secret Origin
6 Young Justice
Members: Robin (TIm), Superboy (Conner), Wonder Girl (Cass), Speedy (Mia), Impulse
- Following in the footsteps of the Teen Titans, but like the Titans, wanting to make a name for themselves, Robin, Impulse, and Superboy met up once or twice for various adventures and started collecting other young heroes to aid them in the superhero game.
- Suggested Reading: Young Justice
Members: Pete Stanchek, Faith, Torque, Flamingo, Kris Hathaway
- The Harbinger Corporation scours the world to find individuals with special potentials. Inside the human psyche, in some very rare individuals, there exists latent psychic powers. The process can be painful and challenging and all of the members are being used by Harbinger’s founder, Toyo Harada. Finding out the manipulative truth, the Renegades break off and start fighting for their freedom.
- Suggested Reading: Harbinger
8 Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)
Members:Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Groot
- A band of interplanetary heroes who helped defend the galaxy from an Annihilus and his invasion from the Negative Zone, the Guardians of the Galaxy formed after realizing that these large, intergalactic threats needed to be monitored and dealt with.
- Suggested Reading: Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett and Lanning
9 Detective Comics
Members: Batwoman, Orphan, Spoiler, Clayface, Batwing
- For years now, Batman has realized that he’s needed a partner, however it hasn’t been until recently the he figured out, with the help of Batwoman, that if one partner s good, five is better. Taking a number of associates and forming them into trained allies, Batwoman is taking control of the Bat universe and creating an elite team with diverse skills and backgrounds.
- Suggested Reading: Detective Comics (Rebirth)
10 Injustice League
Members: Doctor Light, Catwoman, Joker, Deathstroke, Poison Ivy
- Formed as direct opposition to the Justice League, the Injustice League has taken on many members for many varied reasons, though they all generally boil down to, revenge against the Justice League.
- Suggested Reading: Justice League: Injustice League
Members: Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, Lobster Johnson , Johann Kraus
- The Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence is a small, hidden unit, working for the united states government. THE BPRD was founded in 1944 by Professor Bruttenholm to help combat Hitler’s attempts to conjure and control occult forces. Gathering agents along the way Bruttenholm has long held the team together with a mixture of supernatural creatures and humans alike.
- Suggested Reading: Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
12 Howling Commandos
Members: Manphibian, Zombie, Living Mummy, Man-Thing, Warwolf
- A team headed by Dum Dum Dugan, paying homage to his WWII unit, The Howling Commandos were hand selected to fight supernatural threats that no normal S.H.I.E.L.D. squad would be equipped to handle.
- Suggested Reading: Old Man Logan: Monster War
13 Batman Inc
Members: Mister Unknown, El Gaucho, Man-of-Bats, Nightrunner, Knight
- Shortly after his return from a bizarre adventure through the timestream thanks to Darkseid’s Omega Beams, Bruce Wayne finally revealed to the world that he was Batman… ‘s bankroll. Shortly thereafter, he affirmed that paying for Batman wasn’t enough, and that he intended to expand the Bat brand across the globe funding Batmen of All Nations
- Suggested Reading: Batman Inc.
14 All New X-Men
Members: Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Iceman, Jean Grey
- After seeing his oldest friend, Cyclops, do the one thing he could never image, kill their mentor, teacher, and father figure, Professor Xavier, Dr. Henry McCoy had no longer knew how to get through to his oldest friend. So, he went back in time and kidnapped their younger selves along with the rest of team, hoping to inspire the older, jaded Cyclops, and to remind him of whom he is supposed to be.
- Suggested Reading: X-Men: Battle of the Atom
15 Archie’s Super Teens
Members: Pureheart the Powerful, Superteen, Captain Hero, Mighty Moose, Miss Vanity
- Wherever evil lurks, usually Evilheart, the teens from Riverdale High are there to stop it! An alternate universe where Archie Andrews and his best pals are all super powered teens, each with abilities to suit their individual personalities.
- Suggested Reading: Archie
16 Great Lakes Avengers
Members: Flatman, Big Bertha, Door Man, Mister Immortal, Dinah-Soarr
- A group of second rate heroes without the flair or training of the pros, the Great Lakes Avengers are the brainchild of Mister Immorta, whose accidental discovery of his own inability to die prompted him to fight crime. Meeting up with other local heroes at a YMCA, they started a (unsanctioned by the actual Avengers) superhero team to aid those stuck in between the bi-coastal Avengers
- Suggested Reading: Great Lakes Avengers
1 Fantastic Four
Members: Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing, H.E.R.B.I.E
- Reed Richards, in a desperate move to beat the Russians in the space race, took his fiance and her brother into space. The experimental craft piloted by Richard’s best friend, Ben Grimm rocketed off in the middle of the night, to avoid delays caused by possible cosmic storms. The gamble paid off in getting the crew to space, however the cosmic radiation was unavoidable, altering each person’s biology at the DNA level. Upon landing, the vow to use their newfound fantastic powers together, to protect all.
- Suggested Reading: Fantastic Four Epic Collection: World’s Greatest Comic Mag
2 Legion of Doom
Members: Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Sinestro, Solomon Grundy, Cheetah
- Constantly thwarted by individual members of the Justice League led Lex Luthor to assemble the largest group of villains, each a nemesis of the annoying Super Friends, to create a force so powerful, they could take over the world. Although the goofy cartoon always ended up with a simple gaffe leading to defeat, the cold and calculating comic counterparts can crush the competition.
- Suggested Reading: Justice League of America: Injustice League
Members: Blue Marvel, Black Panther, Miss America, Captain Marvel, Galactus
- “The ultimate Team, to solve the ultimate problems.” The somewhat guadily named “Ultimates” convened under Captain Marvel for the very specific purpose of dealing with “ultimate problems”, not the world ending, but rather the entire universe, or all of reality.
- Suggested Reading: Ultimates
Members: Midnighter, Apollo, Jenny Sparks, the Engineer, Jack Hawksmoor
- Meeting under the UN sponsored super team “Stormwatch” the members of Authority believe that their duty lies beyond the governments of men, and instead supersedes to include all of humanity. Their membership allows them unique a unique relationship to the the planet, and it’s people.
- Suggested Reading: The Wild Storm, and also Midnighter and Apollo
5 Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
Members: Magneto, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Toad, Mastermind
- After surviving the horrors of Polish Jew during WWII, a young mutant insisted to himself that he’d never allow such a tragedy to befall his people again. As he grew, his powers over the forces of magnetism manifested and flourished. As Magneto, he recruited a number of other mutants, also fearful of society’s misunderstanding and hatred of mutantkind in order to protect all those born with the X-gene.
- Suggested Reading: X-Men Epic Collection: Children of the Atom
6 Suicide Squad
Members: Rick Flag, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, El Diablo
- Convicted criminals all, save Flag, controlled by Amanda Waller, the Suicide Squad have agreed to help the US government complete covert missions, that the US government cannot be seen doing in exchange for communed sentences. If they’re ever caught or compromised, they’re just a group of bad guys, but when they’re needed the most, they’re the worst group of heroes ever.
- Suggested Reading: Suicide Squad: Rebirth
7 US Avengers
Members: Sunspot, Squirrel Girl, Red Hulk (Maverick) , American Kaiju, Captain America (Cage)
- After buying the once malevolent A.I.M. Roberto De Castro formed a group of his super powered friends to create his own team of Avengers. Seeing them through a few different iterations, he’s landed on making them a patriotic, accessible team to be trusted by all Americans.
- Suggested Reading: US Avengers
8 Justice League Dark
Members: John Constantine, Deadman, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Madame Xanadu
- After receiving visions of a terrible, mystical happening in the near future, Madame Xanadu reaches out to the magically powered members of the DCU. Those the answer the call become the facetiously named Justice League Dark defenders from al things from the ethereal plane.
- Suggested Reading: Justice League Dark: In the Dark
9 Midnight Sons
Members: Ghost Rider (Ketch), Morbius, Blade, Hellstrom, Jennifer Kale
- Mystically compelled to battle with Lilith, Mother of Demons, and her ilk, the Midnight Sons are a group of the occult, all cursed, or evil themselves in some form or fashion.Working together largely out of selfish means, and only to oppose common enemies, the Midnight Sons are not a group to trifle with.
- Suggested Reading: Spirits of Vengeance: Rise of the Midnight Sons
Members: Captain Cold, Heatwave, Trickster, Mirror Master, Golden Glider
- Central Cities premier thieves, each member of the Rogues has gone toe to toe with the Flash on multiple occasions. After it became apparent that they’d always lose to the scarlet speedster, the Rogues formed up to a force capable of pulling off any score, and escaping any hero.
- Suggested Reading: Flash: By Geoff Johns
11 Champions (Original)
Members: Ghost Rider, Hercules, Black Widow, Iceman, Angel
- Similarly to the original Avengers meeting to defeat Norse God, Loki, the Champions happened upon one another to defeat the Greek god Pluto. Based in Los Angeles, the team stayed together and expanded a shifting roster to protect the west coast, while most of the heroes were still based on the east coast.
- Suggested Reading: Champions: No Time for Losers
Members: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Katana, Metamorpho, Halo
- A varied group of people organized by Batman, to accomplish the tasks the Justice League were asked not to intervene with, the first of with being a foreign political revolution. Believing that a superhero’s rule shouldn’t be confined to political pandering, the Outsiders are able to get jobs done without worrying about public opinion.
- Suggested Reading: Batman and the Outsiders
13 Heroes for Hire
Members: Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, White Tiger
- After gaining superpowers by way of an experiment while Imprisoned, Carl Lucas busted out and starting helping the people on the streets of Harlem as Luke Cage, “Hero for Hire”. After a number of solo adventures, he finally found a partner in the Kung Fu master, Iron Fist. As the tandem’s prowess and clientele grew, they knew there was an opportunity, and a need for their services, so the opened the door for more agents, and do the jobs that no one else wants.
- Suggested Reading: Heroes for Hire
14 Metal Men
Members: Platina, Iron, Gold, Tin, Mercury
- From years of hard work, developing the responsometer, Doc Magnus finally unlocked the key to fully autonomous ai with varying behavior. The responsometer was able to animate raw metals and give them different and distinct personalities. Together, the Metal Men are able to encounter a bevy of situations too dangerous for humans, and respond with intelligence, and precision.
- Suggested Reading: Metal Men
15 Young Avengers
Members: Iron Lad, Wiccan, Hawkeye, Hulkling, Marvel Boy
- Junior versions of a number of the Mighty Avengers, the Young Avengers banded together to start fighting crime. A few curveballs along the way have made for a strong team, that fights together like family… like a family of teenage singles…
- Suggested Reading: Young Avengers
16 Crime Busters
Members: Ozymandias, Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Comedian
- In a world where the superheroes are almost all costumed vigilantes, the aging Captain Metropolis called together all of the serious players in the field to help clean up crime in New York City. The team was never really able to work together, however each member has worked with others in the group multiple times.
- Suggested Reading: Watchmen