DC Comics pioneered superheroes in many ways, creating the tropes that everyone going forward would use. In the Silver Age, DC introduced the first cosmic superheroes and since then has revolutionized the concept. The sheer number of great cosmic heroes in the DC Multiverse is flabbergasting, with each of them doing things differently, facing threats and challenges that would freeze the blood of Earth’s mightiest heroes.
From Darkseid to alien invasions to intruders from other universes, DC’s cosmic heroes keep space safe. They’ve felled threats that would have eaten the Earth raw and have made a name for themselves throughout the cosmos.
10 The Legion Of Superheroes Protects The United Planets From Every Threat
The Legion of Superheroes are some of the first cosmic heroes in comic history. The teens of the 31st century have been battling the biggest threats the future has to offer, stopping intergalactic wars, evil villains, and threats that boggle the imagination. The team is positively massive, but they’ve learned to work together and use their abilities to face down anything.
The Legion has often been at the whims of the shifting tides of DC history’s retcons, but one thing that never changes is their devotion to saving the universe. They may seem old-fashioned at times, but the Legion is the best of the best.
9 Kilowog Has Trained The Best Green Lanterns Ever
The Green Lantern Corps is full of unsung cosmic heroes, but all of them have one thing in common: they were trained by Kilowog. As head drill sergeant of the Corps, Kilowog has been responsible for making sure every member of the Corps is both proficient with their ring and ready for everything the universe can throw at them.
On top of that, Kilowog is a fearsome Green Lantern. When he shows up, enemies are as likely to surrender as fight him. His reputation has spread throughout the universe. Without him, the Corps wouldn’t be nearly as fierce in battle and would be without one of their biggest guns.
8 Supergirl’s Reputation Has Spread Across The Universe
Supergirl was a teenager when Krypton exploded and she watched as the people of Argo City died. Sent to Earth by her father, she found her baby cousin Kal-El all grown up while she was still a teenager. She made a name for herself as a hero on Earth, but she would soon spread her heroism to the cosmos, fighting to defend the innocent people of the universe.
Supergirl became known as a great hero for her exploits in space. Evildoers whisper her name dela in hushed tones, and she’s inspired many across the cosmos to rise up and fight. The Maid of Might has always been there for everyone, no matter what planet they’re on.
7 John Stewart Is A Green Lantern Icon
John Stewart took over for Hal Jordan and proved to be a courageous hero like few others. Whether it be with the Justice League, the Corps, or on his own dele, Stewart is always on the front lines of every battle. The former Marine sniper and architect is known for his skill and precision, as well as for creating meticulously designed constructs that have taken down the most dangerous enemies.
After his arrogance caused the destruction of the world Xanshi, Stewart committed himself to protecting the innocent like never before. He’s among the most trusted members of both the Green Lantern Corps and the Justice League and there are few foes he can’t defeat.
6 Orion Is New Genesis’s Fiercest Warrior
Many heroes have bad parents, but few of them can compare with Orion. Luckily for the Dog of War, Darkseid traded his son to New Genesis in a peace deal. Being raised on that paradise world did little to assuage Orion’s rage, but battling against his father’s forces did. Since then, Orion has been New Genesis’s fiercest defender and even joined the Justice League.
Battling against his father and his powerful minions has tested Orion like nothing else. He’s proved himself on innumerable battlefields. While he can be rather surly, fighting alongside Orion is always a recipe for victory.
5 Big Barda Is The Most Dangerous Woman In The Universe
There are a lot of muscular heroes out there, their strength allowing them to overcome all enemies. Big Barda is as physically tough as anyone, but her true strength comes from within. On Apokolips, she was known as the greatest Female Fury ever, but she had the courage to do something none of the others could: she rebelled in the name of love.
Escaping Apokolips with Mister Miracle, Barda would earn a more fearsome reputation than ever. She’d battle Darkseid’s forces and joined the Justice League on several occasions, working alongside the greatest heroes in the universe and proving that she belonged among their number hers.
4 Mister Miracle Has Faced Things That Would Destroy Anyone Else
Mister Miracle was the other half of the peace deal between Apokolips and New Genesis. Sentenced to the Armaghetto, he was put in Granny Goodness’s orphanage. Every day was a battle for survival, but he’d always lived to fight the next day. Eventually, his love dele for Big Barda gave him the courage to escape and the two of them took their place among New Genesis’s forces.
Since then, Mister Miracle has joined the Justice League and battled Darkseid’s armies. He’s faced his own demons and come out on top. Mister Miracle is a special kind of hero, one that can go anywhere and come out the other side with a victory.
3 Kyle Rayner Kept The Entire Universe Safe All On His Own
Kyle Rayner was given the last Green Lantern ring and excelled like no one else could have. He quickly made a name for himself as a legend of the Green Lantern Corps. Rayner didn’t have the Guardians of the Universe and a whole Corps backing him up. He was alone out there and he still managed to save the universe from every imaginable threat.
Rayner joined the Justice League and became one of the team’s most formidable members. When the Corps returned, he became an Honor Lantern and one of its field leaders, as well as a host for Ion and a White Lantern. Kyle Rayner is a great hero, one who excelled in a situation that would have devoured anyone else.
two Hal Jordan Has Saved The Universe Umpteen Times
Hal Jordan is known as the greatest Green Lantern for a reason. The first human to be given a Green Lantern ring, he immediately showed how skilled he was and quickly rose in the esteem of both the Guardians of the Universe and the heroes of Earth. Jordan has had his problems with him over the years, but there is no other Lantern out there who saved the universe as many times as he had.
Hal Jordan is a legend in sector 2814 and beyond. He’s the Lantern the entire Corps looks to for leadership. He’s survived everything that was thrown at him, saving the universe against all odds and spreading his legend from him throughout the stars.
1 Superman’s Cosmic Exploits Are Legendary
Superman may have been rocketed to Earth, but that doesn’t mean he’s only the hero of one planet. Much like his cousin Supergirl, the Man of Steel has traveled the universe, saving alien races from attack and calamity. Superman is the greatest hero in the universe, and anyone who needs help can depend on him to show when the chips are down.
There’s no threat too great for Superman. He’s taken on the worst the universe has to offer and always comes out on top. Every intergalactic despot or murderous monster from the stars learns the same lesson: Superman is not to be trifled with.
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