March Nerdness 2012

Last year Nerdlocker brought you March Nerdness – a bracket of 64 superheroes and villains. I then gave a brief description of the matchup and a rationale for the winners. The final four brought us Dark Phoenix, Wolverine, Batman, and Lex Luthor.

This year it’s all about teams. While last year was limited to superhero comics, this year we’ve diversified the brackets to include more nerdy popular culture. You will find four divisions. The Boy Scouts – these are the goody-two-shoes teams that have the star spangled types of heroes. Here you will find the likes of the Avengers, Justice League, and the Fantastic Four. The Villains – here you will also find very recognizable names like the Legion of Doom and COBRA. The Outcasts are made up of those many super groups that are viewed as outsiders. The BAMFs are made up of either teams that are villains disguised as heroes or heroes who cross the line that the Boy Scouts never would.

So here is the bracket. I’ve tried to provide some controversial and intriguing match-ups even in the early rounds.

Here is a list of “bubble” teams who just didn’t quite make the cut: X-Factor, New Mutants, FF, SHIELD, Blackhawk Squadron, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, The Hand, Generation X, New Warriors, Gen 13, WildC.A.T.s, Starjammers, Invaders, Eternals, Acolytes, Metal Men, Power Pack, Challengers of the Unknown, FemForce, New Gods, Wrecking Crew, X-Club, Young Avengers, Reavers, Freedom Force, Youngblood, Mutant Liberation Front, B.P.R.D., Frightful Four, Pantheon, and (it breaks my heart) KISS.

Who should have made the bracket but didn’t? Who will be the underdog to upset the heavy favorite? Who wins the close match-up? Who do you think will win the whole enchilada?


I've been a comic nerd since Spider-man and his Amazing Friends and the Super Friends. So someone please explain to me, when did Aquaman become so cool? Also, why isn't She-Hulk in more media?