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Posted by theincrediblecj10

@joec_mommy:

Well put argument there. It just shows the difference in preference between people's love of the two companies.. I love both of them but just tend to lean toward the DC side of comics. My only problem with Marvel is there events, pricing, and double shipment of books, which makes it easier on my wallet to side with DC. Again, well said and I understand your points fully :)

Posted by JoeC_Mommy

@jc6894: I respectfully disagree. I find that I relate more to characters from Marvel than characters from DC. I'm a married mother of a 3-year-old whose daily routine includes errands, housework, playtime, Sesame Street, and sometimes, timeouts--so I relate to Jessica Jones (as written in New Avengers) and Sue Storm and the teachers of the Future Foundation more than I relate to Batgirl, Catwoman, or Wonder Woman. That said, you and I may differ in our circumstances and stages in life. That's why it's a boon for us that between the big and small publishers, comics have something for everyone.

As for your challenge to describe the personalities of Steve Rogers, Scott Summers, and Peter Parker, you're on!

  • Steve Rogers: Like Barry Allen, Steve is just and principled. He's a true patriot, unafraid to defy his nation's government when he sees that it's compromised or outright ignored the principles on which it was founded.
  • Scott Summers: Think Jason Todd. Scott's the sidekick (to Professor X) turned outlaw. He's the domestic terrorist or religious zealot who contradicts his cause with his actions, which he insists are justifiable.
  • Peter Parker: Before Superior Spider-Man, before Doctor Octopus stole his body ... Peter was the hard-luck neighborhood boy. You know, the one for who buys a brand-new automobile and then totals it after he swerved to avoid a bunny. The one who buys a house and then learns it has termites. The one who accidentally kills his girlfriend when he tries to rescue her from a supervillian. We all know someone like that, right?
Posted by Tyrus

@evilvegeta74: DC has their main sellers too but they give far more attention to secondary characters than does Marvel. I saw a Clayface comic in the shop today, Clayface! Yet Marvel can't show any love to Sabertooth,Apocalypse, Captain Britain is pretty cool why no love?

Lol no

Edited by evilvegeta74

@evilvegeta74: DC has their main sellers too but they give far more attention to secondary characters than does Marvel. I saw a Clayface comic in the shop today, Clayface! Yet Marvel can't show any love to Sabertooth,Apocalypse, Captain Britain is pretty cool why no love?

I think you should look a little closer at marvel .

Posted by Pantherman

@evilvegeta74: DC has their main sellers too but they give far more attention to secondary characters than does Marvel. I saw a Clayface comic in the shop today, Clayface! Yet Marvel can't show any love to Sabertooth,Apocalypse, Captain Britain is pretty cool why no love?

Posted by evilvegeta74

I don't know how anyone can read Marvel right now. All of their titles are either Avengers or Spiderman stroke fest, and the other characters in the Marvel universe exist only to make Marvels top three look good. They completely ignore `the interesting characters that have massive potential choosing to recycle storylines like people don't notice. The new characters they create are so incredibly uninspired, what are there like fifteen Hulks and even more Spiderman's now. There is a male female counterpart for almost every popular character, not to mention they have younger versions of themselves it's gotten to be too much.

Yep and between Superman and Batman you get like 20 related titles. I'm primarily Marvel but read some Dc titles.

Posted by evilvegeta74

Primarily Marvel, but I do read some Dc.

Posted by PeppeyHare

I don't know how anyone can read Marvel right now. All of their titles are either Avengers or Spiderman stroke fest, and the other characters in the Marvel universe exist only to make Marvels top three look good. They completely ignore `the interesting characters that have massive potential choosing to recycle storylines like people don't notice. The new characters they create are so incredibly uninspired, what are there like fifteen Hulks and even more Spiderman's now. There is a male female counterpart for almost every popular character, not to mention they have younger versions of themselves it's gotten to be too much.

lolwat

Posted by Pantherman

@jc6894:

Your comment is true for current Marvel, but at one point people could relate to the Hulk because the character had far more depth in the past than he does now. Now just like all of Marvels major characters he only exist to get super powerful upgrades and fight with other superheroes. Planet Hulk was the last good Hulk book because it was about him finding a place where he belonged and had actually built a life for himself. He had family, friends and purpose, he was actually very relate-able as a man trying to rebuild his life. The X-men was probably the most grounded book Marvel had, with the strong family themes that made it so dynamic and so personal. Every mutant in the X mansion had a story and they were all very human stories, but they too have been reduced to superhero brawlers.

Posted by Pantherman

I don't know how anyone can read Marvel right now. All of their titles are either Avengers or Spiderman stroke fest, and the other characters in the Marvel universe exist only to make Marvels top three look good. They completely ignore `the interesting characters that have massive potential choosing to recycle storylines like people don't notice. The new characters they create are so incredibly uninspired, what are there like fifteen Hulks and even more Spiderman's now. There is a male female counterpart for almost every popular character, not to mention they have younger versions of themselves it's gotten to be too much.

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Posted by RonSiconolfi

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@ronsiconolfi:

Understandable man, but just saying Flash, the Earth Green Lanterns, Green Arrow, the related Bat Superheroes, Wonder Woman, and so on aren't aliens haha! Everyone has there preference and believe me I love Marvel characters, like the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Hulk, and a lot more but Marvel books just aren't doing it for me right now which is fine because it gives me the budget to grab me up some back issues of the characters that I really love from both Universes :) DC is my number 1 choice but I like to mix in my Marvel to change things up.

yup- hey there is no law that you cant like both !

Posted by theincrediblecj10

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@ronsiconolfi:

Understandable man, but just saying Flash, the Earth Green Lanterns, Green Arrow, the related Bat Superheroes, Wonder Woman, and so on aren't aliens haha! Everyone has there preference and believe me I love Marvel characters, like the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Hulk, and a lot more but Marvel books just aren't doing it for me right now which is fine because it gives me the budget to grab me up some back issues of the characters that I really love from both Universes :) DC is my number 1 choice but I like to mix in my Marvel to change things up.

Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie

@jc6894: Well, plenty of people relate to Marvel characters. Hence why people claim that they're more relatable in the first place. You could argue that there's no way a person could relate to a human that's conditioned himself to be perfect in every way possible, a king of 70% of the planet, an alien with the power to bench the entire planet, the list goes on. My point is: At the end of the day it's a matter of preference not fact.

Edited by RonSiconolfi

dc just doesnt do it for me- its like every character wears the same mask as robin and the costumes lack creativity. seems kinda boring. marvel is a much more vibrant world. dc seems to be centered around aliens (which is fine since their main guy is an alien) if ur into that. with the x-men, spiderman, deadpool its just harder for me to find anything in dc more exciting....except mayb batman hes the exception

Posted by Strider92

DC or Marvel that is the question............both Image and Valiant are the answer...

Posted by jc6894

DC is the better company, without question. People claim that Marvel has more "relatable" characters. There is no one on this forum that could relate to a Viking god of thunder, an enormous green monster with limited brain function, a man from the 1940s, or a team of teenagers who have had superpowers since birth. DC characters actually show depth and personality. Everyone reading this knows what drives Batman to be the best, or why Superman will always struggle to fit in, or why Wonder Woman is perennially underrated and underestimated, or why Barry Allen is driven towards justice and upholding the law, or why Hal Jordan is trusted with the most powerful weapon in the universe (despite the fact that he's an idiot), or why Batman needs Robin. Can anyone tell me anything about Steve Rogers', Scott Summers', or Peter Parker's personality? Take away the last five years of Marvel movies, and this isn't even a discussion

Posted by IrishX

@theincrediblecj10: I don't mean to sound like a kiss-up, but very good blog. It's refreshing to see a blog about Marvel and DC that isn't a fanboy's one-sided rage fest.

Might not be a rage fest but it's still a one-sided fanboy blog that could basically be summed up with... "I like DC better than Marvel and I think they do everything better." Same ol' post I've seen a million times.

Edited by The Stegman

This actually takes me back to the summer when I first started reading comics (by reading, I mean went to my LCS and set up a pull list and everything, sh*t was official) it was 2009, and I literally grabbed everything that interested me from the shelves.

11 DC titles

12 Marvel titles

However, as the months went on, Marvel started to interest me less and less, while I ventured deeper into DC and found their stories more fascinating, their heroes more likable and their villains more intriguing. My Marvel pull dwindled down to pretty much nothing while my DC pull skyrocketed. Since then, I have been a DC guy. Don't get me wrong, Marvel can put out some gems (Ultimate Spider-Man was amazing, I own every issue, and the current Hawkeye series is awesome bro) but DC just grabs me more, yes, even the New 52.

Edited by The_Tree

I've preferred DC from the start. The company has, for a long time, had these iconic, larger than life, and whimsical aspects to it that I really like. I love and embrace the craziness that is the multiverse, Green Arrow's trick arrows, the Speed Force, and Flash's costume ring. Stuff like that has always been more fun to me.

I still like some of the stuff in the New 52, but overall, DC's taken away a lot of what I like about it by trying to make things darker and more easily applied to film.

Posted by Tyrus
Posted by flazam

Marvel Now is really taking out the trash

Edited by theincrediblecj10

@extremis:

I was talking about how Marvel ships some of their books twice a month ie, All-New X-Men, Superior Spider-Man, etc etc.. and yes I do I have a LCS lol

Posted by Extremis
Posted by Smallville2106

I get 12 DC titles and 11 Image titles per month at the moment. I get 0 Marvel. I read Spiderman and Hulk titles via trades.

Edited by Jnr6Lil

Glad this didn't turn into a DC vs. Marvel thread

Posted by Discopirate

Image is totally dominating my pull list at the moment. Between DC and Marvel, however, DC easily wins out.

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

@theincrediblecj10: I don't mean to sound like a kiss-up, but very good blog. It's refreshing to see a blog about Marvel and DC that isn't a fanboy's one-sided rage fest.

Sadly, I agree with you. When I started out buying comics I was a strictly-Marvel guy, but when I started buying DC stuff I found myself dropping amost all my Marvel comics so I could pick up more DC. Now the only Marvel comic I get is Daredevil. I've only dropped two DC titles and one (Aquaman) wasn't even a bad comic, the writing was actually outstanding, it just didn't interest me personally enough to keep picking it up.

Posted by RonSiconolfi

depends of preference- i personally find marvel to be a much more exciting world than DC,besides all my fav characters happen 2b marvel- the the exception of batman. for example kinda goes like this :

who do find more exciting A. wolverine or B. green lantern ?

based on who u choose is prob gonna be the universe you like better

Posted by Mxyzptlk_CV

@timelord said:

Pretty much my thoughts. My DC pull list grows every month while my Marvel side shrinks.

This. The only comics that have remained in my pulllis from marvel is Hulk and infinity. Hulk only because i love Waid and infinity because it was the only cosmic event since Thanos Imperative.The Infinity book i might be dropping in the near future because it's got no focus and has 1000 things going on at the same time...expected more

Posted by MatteoPG

@tyrus: you kind of have a point about those secondary characters. I just didn't get that you were talking about those. But yes, as far as they go, I agree with you, I like Marvel's seconds better.

Posted by Tyrus

@matteopg said:

@tyrus said:

DC puts out more and better stories/crossovers, Marvel has more and better characters.

DC needs to focus more on their b/c-listers while Marvel needs to put out better events rather than rehashing old ideas IMO

Also, this was very nicely put. I don't know if Marvel has better characters in general, but they use them better, no doubt.

Well I personally believe they have better characters... What I mean't was that yes, like you said, they put almost all of them to good use. I can't speak for DC comics, only myself, and I personally believe that outside of the main leaguers there aren't much characters for new readers to... I guess, get into. I've been in love with Marvel since I was 5 and it wasn't until I was 14 when I actually started reading them (lol) - I easily got into Luke Cage, Doctor Strange, Elektra, Nova... Basically all the b-listers you can find in Marvel and actual names that any kid could remember. Like I said, I personally think that if I was reading DC (from the beginning), I don't think I'd be able to get into characters like Firestorm, Vixen, Mister Terrific or Red Tornado.

Posted by russellmania77

Batman

Edited by MatteoPG

@tyrus said:

DC puts out more and better stories/crossovers, Marvel has more and better characters.

DC needs to focus more on their b/c-listers while Marvel needs to put out better events rather than rehashing old ideas IMO

Also, this was very nicely put. I don't know if Marvel has better characters in general, but they use them better, no doubt.

Posted by MatteoPG

I love marvel, always have, but they should be more modest with their pricing. I spradically buy their stuff at this point, while I consistently buy DC, Vertigo, Image and other publishers every month.

It's a shame, really, but buying the equivalent marvel stuff costs me almost double!

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

@wolverine08: I would argue with that...but I just got you to call yourself the ultimate fanboy. Looks like I win here. :P

Posted by Wolverine08

@rulerofthisuniverse:

Blah! You only say that because you can't fanboy as well as me! I am the ULTIMATE fanboy!

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

@wolverine08: There is no such thing as a better fanboy. They all suck the exact same amount. (Pst Avengers movie fanboy pst :P)

Posted by Wolverine08
Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

@wolverine08: And you're the Wolverine fanboy. I can point fanboy fingers at people all day if necessary. :)

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

@tyrus: @tyrus: 2 things:

1) I was kidding. Worlverine08 is one of my best friends on this site.

2) If I was being serious, I would combat that with the response that even tough I prefer DC to Marvel, but I don't say that DC is better at absolutely everything besides the consistency of event quality. They both have their flaws.

Edited by Tyrus
Edited by Wolverine08
Posted by Wolverine08

I do think Aqauman, Flash, and Green Arrow are currently some great DC titles! The art in those series are also beautiful.

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

@wolverine08: lol fanboy........................................

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

@maccyd: Or because it's not one of the "Big Two;" the by far most popular and best selling comic companies. Valiant, on the other hand, is a very small slice of the unimportant cake that we call "Everything Else." :P

Posted by Wolverine08

@theincrediblecj10:

Infinity is pretty awesome right now IMO. Best event Marvel has put out in years. Jonathan Hickman's careful set up of Infinity for about year with Avengers and New Avengers runs is resulting in a high quality event.

Posted by Wolverine08

@rulerofthisuniverse:

Indeed! Marvel rules! The one thing I'd say DC does better is with consistency of the quality of their events. But Infinity is during incredible for Marvel this year!

Edited by MaccyD
Posted by Tyrus

DC puts out more and better stories/crossovers, Marvel has more and better characters.

DC needs to focus more on their b/c-listers while Marvel needs to put out better events rather than rehashing old ideas IMO

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