I'm falling for DC

#1 Posted by CosmicGod432 (177 posts) - - Show Bio

Three years ago I would have never picked up a DC comic over one of Marvel's, but that is not the case now. Sadly, i have been grown quite bored with Marvel stories. This happened over time as I lost more and more interest in different Marvel series. It would seem as if Marvel has ran out of ideas or something. They keep throwing out big, lengthy, dull events. Now when it comes to DC everything seems new and mint. You cannot blame this on "The New 52" because it was this way before, the reboot just makes things even better. I do not mean to offend people who are currently super fans of Marvel, but this is just my opinion. I wish it were not my opinion. I wish that I was eagerly waiting for a new Marvel comic to come out, instead I am waiting for Black Adam to show in DC. Does anyone else feel the same way I do?

#2 Posted by JediXMan (30201 posts) - - Show Bio

Come over to the dark side. You want to. Search your feelings; you know it to be true.

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#3 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avenger side of Marvel is completely f**ked.

The street level/spy or black ops level sides are genius right now (hilariously opposite, but it's true).

#4 Posted by Illuminatus (9503 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:

The Avenger side of Marvel is completely f**ked.

The street level/spy or black ops level sides are genius right now (hilariously opposite, but it's true).

Other books like Journey Into Mystery and FF are great though.
#5 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

The Avenger side of Marvel is completely f**ked.

The street level/spy or black ops level sides are genius right now (hilariously opposite, but it's true).

Other books like Journey Into Mystery and FF are great though.

My mistake. I wouldn't know, since I'm not reading either.

Okay, so, basically.

The cosmic, street level side, and spy/black ops sides are all fine.

It's just the Avenger side that's f**ked.

#6 Edited by Illuminatus (9503 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:

@Illuminatus said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

The Avenger side of Marvel is completely f**ked.

The street level/spy or black ops level sides are genius right now (hilariously opposite, but it's true).

Other books like Journey Into Mystery and FF are great though.

My mistake. I wouldn't know, since I'm not reading either.

Okay, so, basically.

The cosmic, street level side, and spy/black ops sides are all fine.

It's just the Avenger side that's f**ked.

Pretty much all Avengers related is awful at the moment. Avenging Spider-Man is great though.
#7 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus: We all know "Avenging Spider-man" is just "Marvel Team-Up" with a fancy new name.

#8 Posted by Illuminatus (9503 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123: Yes, but it's not detrimental to the comic. The writing and art is fantastic and fits the wacky tone that has been set up. There's also great chemistry between Rulk and Spidey, especially after Rulk basically implies that he thinks Spidey is relatively useless as an Avenger.
#9 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus said:

@InnerVenom123: Yes, but it's not detrimental to the comic. The writing and art is fantastic and fits the wacky tone that has been set up. There's also great chemistry between Rulk and Spidey, especially after Rulk basically implies that he thinks Spidey is relatively useless as an Avenger.

I was kidding, but...

...

I'm sorry, did you just tell me there's a comic with Spider-man's name in the title, where THE RED HULK is questioning Spider-man on ANYTHING?

THE RED HULK!?

THE F**KING RED HULK!?!!?!?!!?!?!

...

...

Well that's lame. =P

#10 Edited by BlackArmor (6136 posts) - - Show Bio

You've made the right decision, Welcome my friend to the glorious the everlasting the genius, Team DC

Edit: also the superior, I forgot superior

#11 Posted by Illuminatus (9503 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:

@Illuminatus said:

@InnerVenom123: Yes, but it's not detrimental to the comic. The writing and art is fantastic and fits the wacky tone that has been set up. There's also great chemistry between Rulk and Spidey, especially after Rulk basically implies that he thinks Spidey is relatively useless as an Avenger.

I was kidding, but...

...

I'm sorry, did you just tell me there's a comic with Spider-man's name in the title, where THE RED HULK is questioning Spider-man on ANYTHING?

THE RED HULK!?

THE F**KING RED HULK!?!!?!?!!?!?!

...

...

Well that's lame. =P

Lol. It was more along the lines of Rulk being his usual grumpy, pessimistic self after having to put Spidey on his back and jump across-country to bring him home. Spidey proved his worth though and Rulk stopped being a dick.
#12 Edited by BlackArmor (6136 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus said:

Lol. It was more along the lines of Rulk being his usual grumpy, pessimistic self after having to put Spidey on his back and jump across-country to bring him home. Spidey proved his worth though and Rulk stopped being a dick.

Red Hulk stopped being a dick? That can happen?

#13 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus: Oh, good.

#14 Posted by HolySerpent (12515 posts) - - Show Bio

I also waiting for the black/marvel family to appear

#15 Posted by SC (12910 posts) - - Show Bio

Three years ago I was reading Marvel, DC, and shock, horror, some comic books with neither Marvel or DC on them. Then I read a thread at a site for older comic fans. Guys in their 40's and 50's who haven't read comics from the last 20 years. Their criticisms against Marvel, and DC, were exactly the same as yours? About ideas running old and stale, and dry, except they were talking about every single comic published after 1990. Its almost like some weird effect where the more people get familiar with something, the more predictable they find it, and then they get jaded and then they try something different and then wow, the less familiar thing is more interesting, until they read that for 10 years, then they find everything sucks. Especially sucks more than the stuff they enjoyed when they were less jaded and knowledgeable. They they flock to sites where people agree with them, because it feels good to be right. Can't wait to be 50. I;m thinking about starting a **insert random comic writer or artist** here fansite. 

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#16 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3940 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC said:

Three years ago I was reading Marvel, DC, and shock, horror, some comic books with neither Marvel or DC on them. Then I read a thread at a site for older comic fans. Guys in their 40's and 50's who haven't read comics from the last 20 years. Their criticisms against Marvel, and DC, were exactly the same as yours? About ideas running old and stale, and dry, except they were talking about every single comic published after 1990. Its almost like some weird effect where the more people get familiar with something, the more predictable they find it, and then they get jaded and then they try something different and then wow, the less familiar thing is more interesting, until they read that for 10 years, then they find everything sucks. Especially sucks more than the stuff they enjoyed when they were less jaded and knowledgeable. They they flock to sites where people agree with them, because it feels good to be right. Can't wait to be 50. I;m thinking about starting a **insert random comic writer or artist** here fansite.

Hahaha, your in sight still amazes me. And it is so true. I have only been reading recent Marvel comics for about 2 years now. Because I started getting into DC MUCH later, I have recently found that the stories are just as interesting, EVEN though I'm not as crazy about the characters. However, my love stays with Marvel and all my lovely X-Men.

I think, though, a story is seriously important, my true love for a comic sits with the characters. Not to say I can't read something with a brand new character and adore it, but if I start reading the Hulk for example, I'm not going to enjoy it. I just can't stand him, so reading the book, to me, is completely redundant. I think if you are worried about being bored of the books, perhaps search for ones with great characters, and perhaps more importantly, comics where the characters grow.

Eh.

#17 Posted by Billy Batson (57917 posts) - - Show Bio

I fell in love at the DC store and I think I may come back for more.
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#18 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3940 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Illuminatus said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

The Avenger side of Marvel is completely f**ked.

The street level/spy or black ops level sides are genius right now (hilariously opposite, but it's true).

Other books like Journey Into Mystery and FF are great though.

My mistake. I wouldn't know, since I'm not reading either.

Okay, so, basically.

The cosmic, street level side, and spy/black ops sides are all fine.

It's just the Avenger side that's f**ked.

hahaha, how many Avenger books are there now?

#19 Posted by Archlord (140 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Marvel, always will, but... there's something about them that just wants to make me pick up DC instead. There's something about DC too, Grant Morrison or Geoff Johns maybe. Yeah.

I think it's because of various author's taste in creativity. Fantastic Four, Spiderman, possibly X-Men, always will love that though, but I prefer to pick up major story arcs than pick it up monthly.

#20 Posted by Illuminatus (9503 posts) - - Show Bio
@Hawkeye446 said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Illuminatus said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

The Avenger side of Marvel is completely f**ked.

The street level/spy or black ops level sides are genius right now (hilariously opposite, but it's true).

Other books like Journey Into Mystery and FF are great though.

My mistake. I wouldn't know, since I'm not reading either.

Okay, so, basically.

The cosmic, street level side, and spy/black ops sides are all fine.

It's just the Avenger side that's f**ked.

hahaha, how many Avenger books are there now?

New Avengers, The Avengers, Young Avengers, etc. 
 
I'm actually looking forward to Secret Avengers, but that ties into the black ops genre of Marvel that is always a treat to read. 
#21 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus said:

@Hawkeye446 said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Illuminatus said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

The Avenger side of Marvel is completely f**ked.

The street level/spy or black ops level sides are genius right now (hilariously opposite, but it's true).

Other books like Journey Into Mystery and FF are great though.

My mistake. I wouldn't know, since I'm not reading either.

Okay, so, basically.

The cosmic, street level side, and spy/black ops sides are all fine.

It's just the Avenger side that's f**ked.

hahaha, how many Avenger books are there now?

New Avengers, The Avengers, Young Avengers, etc. I'm actually looking forward to Secret Avengers, but that ties into the black ops genre of Marvel that is always a treat to read.

Yeah, I don't consider Secret Avengers part of the Avengers franchise at this point (Because it doesn't suck).

#22 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3940 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus said:

@Hawkeye446 said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Illuminatus said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

The Avenger side of Marvel is completely f**ked.

The street level/spy or black ops level sides are genius right now (hilariously opposite, but it's true).

Other books like Journey Into Mystery and FF are great though.

My mistake. I wouldn't know, since I'm not reading either.

Okay, so, basically.

The cosmic, street level side, and spy/black ops sides are all fine.

It's just the Avenger side that's f**ked.

hahaha, how many Avenger books are there now?

New Avengers, The Avengers, Young Avengers, etc. I'm actually looking forward to Secret Avengers, but that ties into the black ops genre of Marvel that is always a treat to read.

I will admit I enjoy both Young Avengers and Avengers Academy... Though, Young Avengers has been fairly repetitive over the last 3 or 4 issues it it is starting to seem like the same issue.

As for Secret Avengers, for sure. Remender, the writer of Uncanny X-Force is taking it on so it should be great, not to mention my favourite character is their new team leader..

yay.

#23 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3940 posts) - - Show Bio

@Archlord said:

I like Marvel, always will, but... there's something about them that just wants to make me pick up DC instead. There's something about DC too, Grant Morrison or Geoff Johns maybe. Yeah.

I think it's because of various author's taste in creativity. Fantastic Four, Spiderman, possibly X-Men, always will love that though, but I prefer to pick up major story arcs than pick it up monthly.

If you like X-Men and you like Morrison, you should read his run! New X-Men.

#24 Posted by Deadcool (6809 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan said:

Come over to the dark side. You want to. Search your feelings; you know it to be true.

I am starting to think that you love DC more than Marvel.

#25 Posted by CATPANEXE (9368 posts) - - Show Bio

You've been D*C*notized?

#26 Posted by Saren (25577 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantastic Four >>>>>>>>>>>>>Stormwatch.

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#27 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11315 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always loved DC, and always will. I grew up around DC characters. My grandpa used to even tell me as a child that back in his youth he used to be the original Batman and that the comics were based off of him. Recently I've started getting into Marvel and I love it, but that could also be because the stories are new to me and don't seem repetitive.

#28 Posted by Skyfire (725 posts) - - Show Bio

I like 'em both.

#29 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me, or do DC titles typically have better art than Marvel?

#30 Edited by Billy Batson (57917 posts) - - Show Bio

@jrock85 said:

Is it just me, or do DC titles typically have better art than Marvel?

I find Marvel's art to be kind of generic and the same most of time and DC's more different (when looking at the main imprint and its sub-imprints).
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#31 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson: I rarely ever pick up a DC title and not like the art, but its the exact opposite with Marvel.

#32 Posted by tensor (4095 posts) - - Show Bio

Make you self comfortable relax and stay a while

#33 Posted by CosmicGod432 (177 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel seems to over-do it. Instead of having one or two Avengers teams they have several, the same applies to X-men. DC don't have 10 different Justice Leagues. By the way, I'm seventeen so you can say I'm some 40 year old man wishing comics were like the old days. I really think that Marvel's problem is having too much or too many, there is nothin really special any more. While with DC, that is not the case, you see unique characters that are totally different from each other.

#34 Posted by SoA (4772 posts) - - Show Bio

@CosmicGod432: i felt the same way , didnt read DC till i read blackest night , i read up on the crisis storylines and ending up loving secret six, captain marvel/black adam, deathstroke, any lantern book . the new 52 is great and besides staic being cancelled and liefeld on his way to make sure grifter n deathstroke are also cancelled . im slowly leaving marvel lol

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