Who's Voices Do You Read Comic Characters As?

I notice that I enjoy reading comics in voices of actors who have played the characters. (Either out loud if I’m alone or in my head when people are around.)

For instance, if it’s a light hearted Batman comic I read Batman as Adam West and Joker as Mark Hamill. But, if it’s darker in tone I read Batman as Christian Bale and Joker as Heath Ledger.

Sometimes Joker is difficult because sometimes he’s in between tones so I kind of blend Hamill and Ledger.

Do other people do this while reading comics? If so, what are some of the voices you use for reading some of your favorite characters?

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Shamar Moore as Cyborg plus Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamil … well for DC at least.

Actually, sometimes Jeff Greenwood’s Batman shows up with Joe DiMaggio’s or Kevin Michael Richardson’s Joker but it’s mostly Conroy and Hamilton for Batman and Joker it’s a combination of Young Justice, Red hood and DCAMU explains the variation. Jason O’Mara if I’ve been in a DCAMU vibe but Conroy and Hamil always win out. Otherwise it’s whatever I’ve binged on the most mist recently basically except for some specific lines. Alan Tudyk with “smile for me!” or Jesse Eisenberg from the entire Hellapad scene and the scene before he released Zod’s Corpse with the Doomsday virus.

For Harley, it’s still Arleen Sorking or sometimes Tara Strong.
-Lois Lane: Dana Delay, Rebecca Romijn.
-Wonder Woman: Rosario Dawson or Susan Eisenberg.
-Flash:Grant Gustin or Christopher Gorham.
-Superman: Tim Daily, Henry Cavill, Jerry O’Connell.
-Lex Luthor:Clancy Brown except for the exception that I already said.
-Darksied:Michael Ironside or Steve Blum.
-Hal Jodan-Nathan Fillion.
-Kilowog -Kevin Michael Richardson
-Etrigan and Jason Blood-Ray Chase.
-Supergirl: Nicole Tom or Melissa Benoist.
-The Martian-Carl Lumby.
-Jon Stewart-Phil Lamar.
-Raven-Taissa Farmiga
Trigon-Jon Bernthal.

Reading Vroom’s list made me give it more thought. Autocorrect is fighting me so I hope you were able to place the names intended when I missed the changes.

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-Superman: Christopher Reeve or Tim Daly
-Batman: Kevin Conroy
-Wonder Woman: Susan Eisenberg
-Harley Quinn: Kaley Cuoco
-Sinestro: Mark Strong
-Kilowog: Alternate between Al Matthews (Apone in Aliens) and Kevin Michael Richardson
-Lex Luthor: Billy Zane
-Joker: Mark Hamill
-Circe: Clarissa Burt (Xayide from The NeverEnding Story: The Next Chapter)
-Perpetua: Eleanor Audley (Maleficent in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty)
-Vic Sage Question: Jeffrey Combs
-Renee Montoya Q: Zoe Saldana
-King Faraday: Ted Danson
-Black Adam: Arnold Vosloo

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Wally West-Stan Kirsch (Richie Ryan on Highlander the series)
Wallace West- Chris Rock (Beverly Hills Cop II)
Zatanna-Phoebe Cates
Power Girl- Cathy Lee Crosby (That’s Incredible)
Ice- Patsy Kensit (Lethal Weapon 2)
Fire-an old high school girlfriend
Guy Gardner-Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen)
Ralph Dibny- Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura)
Sue Dibny-Kate Jackson (Scarecrow and Mrs. King)
Catwoman-Julie Newmar

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Ra’s Al Ghul-John Colicos! I was listening to a recent podcast that discussed Batman Son of the Demon! As this was one of the First ra’s Al ghoul stories I ever read, I was very interested. Now, while the podcast discussed many things about the Graphic Novel, (particularly the pronunciation of the character’s name…(I go with Rrrraz Al Ghoul)
I looked at the copy I owned and remembered that when I first purchased it, My impression was that Ra’s on the cover (of the trade paperback) resembled Baltar on the original Battlestar Galacitica (Played by the late John Colicos) as a result, I always heard his voice when reading Ra’s dialogue rather than Christopher Lee or batman the Animated series’ David Warner…(although after seeing Circle of Iron/the silent flute I started hearing David Carridine’s voice as Ra’s for a while)

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Usually in their dcau voices but I’m currently reading Batman 66 base on the adam west batman so I read their voices in their adam west counterparts. For the titans in their DCAMU voices, except for cyborg who i read in his Teen titans voice

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Heroes:
Superman-Christopher Reeves or Tim Daly
Batman-Kevin Conroy
Wonder Woman-Susan Eisenberg
Flash-Taliesin Jaffe
Green Lantern/Aquaman-Phil LaMarr
Green Arrow-Alan Tudyk
Black Canary-Vanessa Marshall
Nightwing-Scott Porter
Batgirl-Tara Strong
Red Hood-Jensen Ackles
Robin(Tim)-Loren Lester
Doom Patrol-The Cast of the Show ( I have 0 issues with the casting choices of the show, they are spot on )
Swamp Thing-Fred Tatasciore
Constantine-Matt Ryan
Zatanna-Jennifer Hale
The Question-Jeffery Combs
Shazam-Zackary Levi

Villains:
Joker-Mark Hamill
Lex Luthor-Clancy Brown
Harley Quinn-Arleen Sorkin
Darkseid-Michael Ironside
Ra’s al Ghul-David Warner
Reverse Flash-John Wesley Shipp
Deathstroke-Mark Rolston
Black Manta-Kane Jungbluth-Murry
Cheetah-Erica Luttrell
Zod-Michael Shannon
Bane-Fred Tatasciore
Two Face-Richard Moll
Captain Cold-Wentworth Miller
Black Adam-The Rock
Grodd-Powers Boothe
Riddler-Wally Wingert
Posion Ivy-Diane Pershing

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Wow! I read comics boringly. I don’t think I really hear a voice like that. I sometimes read in an accent if it needs it.

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Heroes
Batman-Kevin Conroy or Bruce Greenwood
Superman-George Newborn
Wonder Woman-Susan Eisenberg
Green Arrow-Alan Tudyk
Shazam-Jerry O’Connell
Flash(Wally)-Micheal Rosenbaum
Impulse/Kid Flash-Jason Marsden
Hal Jordan-Nolan North
Nightwing-Sean Maher
Tim Drake-Shane Sweet
John Stewart-Phil LaMarr
Cyborg/Kaldur’ahm-Khary Payton
Hawkgirl-Maria Canals
The Question-Jeffery Combs
Constantine-Matt Ryan
Aquaman-Scott Rummell
Supergirl-Melissa Benoist
Jay Garrick-Geoff Pierson or John Wesley Shipp
Barry Allen-Taliesin Jaffe
Kyle Rayner-Josh Keaton
Firestorm(Jason Rusch/Ronnie Raymond/Martin Stein)-Tyler James Williams & PJ Bryne,Stephan Tobolowsky
Blue Beetle-Eric Lopez
Zatanna-Jennfier Hale
Villains
Joker-Mark Hamil or Richard Epcar
Lex Luthor-Claney Brown or Mark Rolston

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I’m boring, too. :rofl:

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I don’t know if I’m capable of hearing all of these actors voices in my head like that.

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I’ve never really thought about trying. :rofl:

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Joker - Mark Hamill
Harley quinn - it depends, either Tara Strong or Kaley Cuoco
Supergirl - Laura Bailey (injustice)
Constantine - Matt Ryan (apokolips war)
Alfred Pennyworth - Martin Jarvis (arkhamverse)
Jason Todd - Troy Baker (arkhamverse)
Batman - Bruce Greenwood (young justice)
Cyborg - Khary Payton (teen titans)
Beast boy- Greg Cipes (teen titans)
Vicki Vale - Masasa Moyo (cat grant in young justice, cant explain why)
Catwoman -Grey Griffin (arkhamverse)
Scarecrow - John Noble (akhamverse)
Hal Jordan - Steve Blum (injustice)
Green Arrow - Alan Tudyk (injustice)
Mr Freeze - Maurice LaMarche (arkhamverse)

can anyone tell my introduction to dc was video games?

if i dont have a specific voice in mind, men talk like one of troy baker’s many voices and women talk like how i sound inside my head haha

also i cant read captain cold in a serious voice because i keep remembering his last name is snart and its just so funny to say out loud that i focus on that instead of the story

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I don’t think I’ve ever tried, it really just happens automatically lol.

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The voices I read characters as have changed over the years. When I was younger I read Batman as Adam West (even when he was doing the Dark Knight thing). Then I switched to Michael Keaton and finally Christian Bale. The Joker I read as Caesar Romero, then Mark Hamill. Since The Dark Knight, for me The Joker is kind of a combination of Mark Hamill and Heath Ledger. There have been characters who have consistently had the same voice in my head. Catwoman is always Julie Newmar and Superman is always Bud Collyer.

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I don’t think any of us who grew up in the 80’s could read Batman #78 and NOT hear Tom Selleck’s voice!

I confess that I do not do this much. There’s no specific “voice in my head” when I read a comic, unless of course the comic evokes a certain performance for me. For instance, Superman Secret Origin, with the way Gary Frank draws Superman and the nods to the movie, I did find myself thinking of Christopher Reeve while reading. Otherwise, I don’t really find myself basing the voice on anything other than what I read on the page.

I don’t really have specific voices for characters unless it is:
Batman- Kevin Conroy
Joker- Mark Hamill
Constantine- Matt Ryan
Harley Quinn- Tara Strong
Alfred- Martin Jarvis
Cyborg- Khary Payton
Beast Boy/Changeling- Greg Cipes.
I’m sure more might pop in my head later.

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Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as Joker, they will forever be the voices in comic books, I don’t think I could have it any other way and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I grew up watching Batman the animated series over and over again, it has a special place in my heart.

As for everyone else there are a few exceptions but the animated DC universe fills in most of the rest of the voices as I grew up watching the shows and movies first

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John Stewart - Jim Kelly from Enter the Dragon