Hall of Fame

HOF: August Semi Final Vote is now Open!

It’s been building up and here it is, the August Semi Final vote is now live! Vote for your favourite DC entity out of the following below, as you only get one vote. The winner will be announced on 1st September 2017.

Our vote contains heroes from the world of DC Comics ranging from comic book writers, cartoons, TV shows and movies so there is a big range of DC heroes to choose from.

The winner of the semi final will be entered into the DCWorld Hall of Fame 2017 final, and the winner will be announced on New Years Day 2018. It is down to you, the DCWorld readership to make sure the right person gets put forward for our final!

If you aren’t sure who to vote for, check out the entrant articles by our awesome authors below for some inspiration:

Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot

Heath Ledger as Joker

Christopher Reeve as Superman

Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer

Gail Simone

Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney

HOF: August Entrant # 8 – Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the eighth and final entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final…

Maria Mercedes ‘Fish’ Mooney – the queen of the underworld representing everything so bad but so tempting.
Jada Pinkett-Smith delivers a powerful performance which is possibly overlooked from time to time. She
makes it impossible to hate the character and instead has become moreish and loveable villain.

Fish Mooney is certainly one of the best female villains of all time in my opinion.
Her beautifully crafted costumes and pitch perfect dialogue reflects female dominance and power,
leaving us anxious to what she has planned next. The level of evil that she portrays is not seen any
TV series before, making it so good. you can’t help respect the trust and confidence that she portrays in each episode.

Fish Mooney ruled season 1 with her right hand man Oswald Cobblepot, a growing friendship that
will be tested in each season. After Season 3 their friendship will be seen from a different light, after everything they have endured.

Show some respect for the best villain out there – Fish Mooney!

HOF: August Entrant #7 – Gail Simone

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the seventh entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final…

Here it is, my first choice for our DC World Hall of Fame: Gail Simone.

If you don’t know, now you know. I am utterly-obsessed with all things Gail Simone!

A veteran to the comic world, Simone doesn’t receive nearly enough credit as she deserves. Simone’s passion and creativity oozes throughout her extensive list of beloved comics such as, Birds of Prey, Action Comics, Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, JLA Classified, The All-New Atom, Batgirl, and the list goes on.

Originating from weekly column writing, Simone started to make her mark on the world. From scripting for The Simpsons to scoring a mainstream gig with Marvel Comics, writing Deadpool and its successor, Agent X. By this time, Simone had made a solid imprint in the comic world, landing herself a five-year run, penning the beloved Birds of Prey. After her lengthy run on Birds of Prey, she continued her work with DC on the mini-series Action Comics. Come 2007, DC announced that Simone would be the new regular writer of the third volume of Wonder Woman, where she ‘changed the game’ and became Wonder Woman’s longest-running female writer.

Gail Simone has come a long way from gaining fan attention through Women in Refrigerators, a website created in 1999 by a group of feminists and comic book fans. Women in Refrigerators focused on discussions regarding fictional female characters who had been “killed, maimed or depowered” as a plot device for a male character. Outside of the comic universe, Simone continues to educate and entertain us through her twitter account. WHY AREN’T YOU FOLLOWING HER? @GailSimone. A strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and just an all-round awesome gal.

Gail Simone is my hero. Said every woman. Ever.

HOF: August Entrant #6 – Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the sixth entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final.

The DC world is not just about valiant heroes and iconic villains. There are people in the background, on the side lines, in Metropolis, Gotham, Star City or National City, wearing open wounds and fighting their own battles. Supergirl’s Maggie Sawyer is one of them.

She’s a tough cookie, this Sawyer. NCPD cop, going undercover, finding out about aliens in the city, fighting alongside them. Falling in love with a DEO agent, Alex Danvers, risking her life for her, but also being incredibly guarded, and incredibly human at the same time. Maggie Sawyer embodies Supergirl, not only because she is a strong woman on her own right, but also because her feelings are there, in plain sight. There is no false irony, no cynicism, in the way she carries her love for Danvers, her love for her city and her wish for justice. Floriana Lima’s portrayal of Maggie is one of the show’s main strengths; she’s never always right, she makes mistakes, she learns to forgive, and to be forgiven. She gives a voice to everyone who has been crushed at some point in their lives, and continued to carry on, somehow. And for this, she deserves a place on our hall of fame.

HOF: August Entrant #5 – Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the fifth entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final…

My first nominee for the DCWorld Hall of Fame is the fabulous Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. We are yet to see the next chapter of Harley Quinn after Suicide Squad, but after the first outing expectations have certainly been set high.

Margot was born in Queensland, Australia in July 1990. Her first acting role was in TV Series ‘City Homicide’, and she hasn’t looked back since. Racking up appearances in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Tarzan, Suicide Squad and now Gotham City Sirens, Margot is a rising actress and certainly one of the best out there on the Hollywood scene.

Her portrayal of Harley Quinn was exactly what we expected from her, and i’m sure she can only grow in the role as she gets more chances to play her.

The standout moment for me was the elevator fight scene, and as stated by comicbook.com, it is even more standout when you realise that she filmed that whole sequence herself with no harness.

Please, give the villains a chance, and vote for Margot to win the August semi-final!

HOF: August Entrant #4 : Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the fourth entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final…

Everyone has watched an animation version of Batman. Or has played a game as Batman. Or has even heard his voice at amusement parks as Batman. There is no way around it. Kevin Conroy is the voice of Batman. Here is the crazy thing though. When he walked into his audition in the early nineties, he had no knowledge about the comics or cape crusader himself.

He was given a small synopsis by the producers of the animated series of who Batman and Bruce Wayne were. Giving him only five minutes to prepare! He says on his website, “As soon as they described the schizophrenic lifestyle, it bugged me. I thought ‘Wait a minute, he is the Bill Gates of Gotham. He is the most eligible bachelor.

Everyone knows who he is. And he puts a cape on, and no one recognizes him? Come on.”
The Julliard trained Broadway actor has been Batman since the animated series that started in 1992. According to IMBD, he has done 42 different titles (and counting) as Batman! Below is a YouTube video I found of a compilation of some of his work. (Beware: some of the video is not in the same volume.)

HOF: August Entrant #3 – Christopher Reeve as Superman

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the third entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final…

It’s none other than the legend Christopher Reeve playing the iconic Superman.

Now from being born myself in 1979 I will say Superman the movie was the first superhero movie I saw when I was around 4 years old, and probably the only one I needed to see ever.

Immediately it left a massive impact in my life. The cape, the powers the goodness in a superhero and challenges he had to face.

One key moment in particular is the Epic scene where Clark Kent turns into Superman and flies for the first time out of the Fortress of Solitude The first time I saw even still now gives me chills and I honestly believed a man could fly and wanted to myself.

Christopher is the one and only real life person I would loved to have met one day but sadly after his horse riding accident left him paralysed and later on he passed away, I was absolutely gutted we had lost a true icon.
He’s the one true hero that still today keeps me going and doing what I do, so a big thank you to you, Christopher Reeve, SUPERMAN!

HOF: August Entrant #2 – Heath Ledger’s Joker

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the second entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final…

My first choice for the DC World Hall of Fame was actually really easy for me. Although the possibilities are endless and there are plenty of Actors, Writers, Directors and characters who are deserving, there was only one that was ever going to be my first choice.

Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight completely stole the show. The film itself has become one of the most critically acclaimed Comic-Book films ever, but every scene that features The Joker stands out from the rest of the film. What Heath Ledger and Director Christopher Nolan created was so memorable and impressive that still now, 9 years after the film’s release, this portrayal of The Joker is still seen as an outstanding contribution to the genre.

After Ledger’s tragic death in January 2008 he was awarded a posthumous Academy Award for his performance. Still now he is the only person to win a performance Oscar for a role in a Comic-Book movie. It was one of those rare displays that gains praise from critics and fans alike.

There is a scene in The Dark Knight that not only shows Heath Ledgers incredible acting ability but also the power and control of The Joker himself. The scene puts Gotham City’s greatest villain in an interrogation room with Christian Bale’s Batman, with The Dark Knight trying to get information out of The Joker. This scene for me is my favourite from any film I’ve seen because of the writing, the way its shot and especially because of Ledgers performance. It’s a scene that will be remembered for a very long time.

Other actors have created brilliant versions of the Clown Prince of Crime but its Heath Ledger’s portrayal that should be the first nomination inducted into the DC World Hall of Fame.

HOF : August Entrant #1 – Robin Lord Taylor

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the first entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final…

When I first think about Robin Lord Taylor’s portrayal of Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot aka The Penguin from the television series Gotham, it’s the admiration of a villain that is very likeable even maybe loveable. His exterior with his stylish suits, carefully chosen colour waistcoats, cufflinks and shoes makes him stand in the most unique way. Oswald’s hair is often styled to reflect what is happening with his emotions.

The nickname Penguin was given to him when he was an umbrella boy for Fish Mooney, Oswald detested it but learned to embrace it.

Oswald Cobblepot should never be underestimated he is extremely clever and always one step or even three steps ahead of his enemies. Oswald’s devotion for his mother Gertrude, was something to be admired. His ability and ambition to become the King of Gotham by the end of season one showed he knew where to find loyalty and show loyalty back.

One of the many things I admire about Oswald is during his rise and fall of power he never gave up. A true self made man that ran a clean election to become the Mayor of Gotham. He can talk his way out of any situation and being one of Gotham’s super villains he loves Gotham city and sees it very much his home. Oswald made it very clear to the Galavan’s in season 2 he’s a builder, not a destroyer and was enraged by Jerome’s chaos on Gotham.

Mr Robin Lord Taylor please take a bow because you have made one of DC’s ionic characters even more iconic.

ANNOUNCEMENT: DCWorld Hall of Fame

We are very excited to announce the DC World Hall of Fame. This will give us the ability to show our love for the characters, actors, actresses, writers and illustrators that we love most from DC.

For the past few years, DC World has been growing at a steady pace. This is due to the dedication and passion of the man that started it all, Paul Edwards. In 2016, I started doing some bits for DCWorld through management and design of the website.

Then in June this year, Paul and I decided that it would be a good idea to get some writers on board. We recruited a great bunch who have the same passion for DC that we have.

We now have a steady team of around 10 people spanning from U.S.A through the UK and to the other side of the world in Australia. We intend to keep on growing.

This is why we are now bringing to you the Hall of Fame, part of the next phase of life for DCWorld.

Here is how it will work.

  • – Each member of the DCWorld team will nominate one DC entity (a character, actor, actress, writer, illustrator etc.) to be put up for the Month’s semi-final. The first will begin on the 1st August 2017.
  • – Once somebody has been nominated for a month’s semi-final, they cannot be put up again until the next year. So, if I nominated George Clooney for this month (why on earth would I do that?) then nobody in our team would be able to nominate him again until next year, even if he lost his months semi-final.
  • – We will post a poll on the website, where everybody in the DC World community, will vote for their favourite until the end of the month.
  • – At the end of that month the votes will be counted, and the winner of the month’s semi final we be entered into the final. This will take place from 1st December – 31st December, winner being announced 1st January 2018.
  • This will happen each month until December, where all of the winners will be put up against each other. You, the people, will decide who wins and enters the DC World Hall of Fame!

Each month we will be posting about the entrants, monthly winners and more. You will get a real insight into some DC entities that you may not know about. The reasoning behind this is for us all to show appreciation to the best of the DC Universe. It will allow us to learn about elements of the DC Universe that we might not know about (hey, nobody can know everything). Also, it is a chance for you guys to all play a big part in the future of DC World.

There are Hall of Fame’s for many things across the world of media. These include for actors, wresters in World Wrestling Entertainment, Football, Dance and more. We want to be able to do our bit to build a collation of the best that DC Comics has to offer.

Whether it’s the fun of the late Adam West or the heroics of Black Canary, we will be proud to start building up a Hall of Fame. It will allow us to appreciate those things about DC that our followers love best.

We have many other things plans for later in the year. When the TV shows are back on our screens, when the Justice League movie hits and onwards into the next year too – so watch out. We hope you stay with us as we begin the road to pushing DC World even further. Sincerely, we hope that you enjoy building the Hall of Fame for all involved with DC Comics.

Although we wish to honour our heroes of DC Comics, we must point out that this is the Official DCWorld Hall of Fame, but it is in no way connected to DC Comics. We are a fan community and our Hall of Fame will be entirely chosen by you, the DC Comics fans!