Update: The first round of DC’s Round Robin 2022 tournament concluded and eight winners will move on to the next round.
Here are the brackets in the second round (of eight), which begins April 5.
- Hawkman & Hawkwoman: The Changeling vs. Constantine & the Demon: Vacation From Hell
- Justice League [Redacted] vs. Kid Flash: The Speed of Fear
- Green Lantern: The Light at the End of Forever vs. DC Horror Presents: Ghost Tour From Hell
- Green Lantern: The Birth of Conspiracy vs. Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow
Early favorites seem to be the first concepts in each bracket.
We added the final voting tallies for round 1 along with the description of each match-up below.
Original story follows…
With March Madness tournaments in full effect in the NCAAs, DC is bringing back its own version of Bracketology – a second annual Round Robin fan-voted tournament. The 2022 version pits 16 new series concepts in a winner-take-all contest to score a six-issue digital-first series that will debut in September on the DC Universe Infinite digital service and then in October in comic book stores and on comiXology.
Voting for Round One begins immediately and runs through April 3, with eight match-ups where voters only get to see the series title, title card, and logline, so fans can only vote in Round One based on “character and concept—and nothing else!” according to DC.
Here’s the full bracket:
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Winners that advance to the Elite Eight will then get their creative team, a more detailed pitch, and cover art revealed when Round Two begins on April 5 and runs through April 10.
More images and info are revealed through all four rounds.
Last year, DC says over a million fans voted and selected Robins (opens in new tab) by writer Tim Seeley and artist Baldemar Rivas as the winner, and its six-issue series is currently in progress and will conclude on Tuesday, April 19.
Here’s a look at DC’s 2022 Sweet 16, with official descriptions provided by the publisher and the updated voting tallies as of Thursday, March 31 at 9:30 am ET:
Hawkman & Hawkwoman: The Changeling (52%) vs. Wildcat: Nine Lives (47%): 5368 total votes
The Questions: Grand Solution (44%) vs. Constantine & the Demon: Vacation From Hell (55%): 5326 total votes
Suicide Squad: Dark (43%) vs. Justice League [Redacted] (56%): 5336 total votes
Firestorm: Fourth World Problems (44%) vs. Kid Flash: The Speed of Fear (55%): 5280 total votes
Black Canary: When Canaries Cry (45%) vs. Green Lantern: The Light at the End of Forever (54%): 5320 total votes
DC Horror Presents: Ghost Tour From Hell (51%) vs. Animal Man: The Metamorphosis (48%): 5185 total votes
Green Lantern: The Birth of Conspiracy (62%) vs. Captain Carrot & His Best Friend Darkseid (37%): 5282 total votes
Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow (58%) vs. Cyborg: Cyber Gods (41%): 5292 total votes
Justice League [Redacted] looks like a potential early favorite, but readers get to decide.
DC Round Robin 2022 will run through May 17 and readers can vote on DC Twitter (opens in new tab), DC Instagram (opens in new tab), or on the DC Universe Infinite community (opens in new tab)
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