#1 Posted by Captain13 (4293 posts) - - Show Bio

Describe a stereotypical Marvel HERO and a stereotypical DC HERO!

#2 Posted by tootyghost (156 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel: Captain America

DC: Superman

#3 Edited by cattlebattle (14079 posts) - - Show Bio

 A stereotypical Marvel hero would have a flaw.....I guess Hulk or Daredevil
 
DC heroes are just awesome 24/7........Superman I suppose

#4 Posted by BlackArmor (6205 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel: meh

DC: epic incarnate

#5 Posted by Mycroftian (106 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel's most popular heroes do tend to be more flawed/antiheroes (Wolverine, Deadpool, etc.), though that isn't true in all cases (Spider-Man, Cap). DC's heroes tend to be stupid-powerful.

#6 Posted by _Cain_ (23736 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel characters are relatable, Characters with everyday issues like the reader.

DC Characters are role models, You want to be them, You can look up to them and learn from them.

#7 Posted by JediXMan (32066 posts) - - Show Bio

@shadowknight666 said:

Marvel characters are relatable, Characters with everyday issues like the reader.

DC Characters are role models, You want to be them, You can look up to them and learn from them.

This, basically.

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#8 Posted by SuperShafe (482 posts) - - Show Bio

@shadowknight666 said:

Marvel characters are relatable, Characters with everyday issues like the reader.

DC Characters are role models, You want to be them, You can look up to them and learn from them.

That's an accurate well balanced answer. good work sir.

#9 Posted by The Stegman (28107 posts) - - Show Bio


Marvel characters are relatable, Characters with everyday issues like the reader.

DC Characters are role models, You want to be them, You can look up to them and learn from them.

Pretty much, although obviously there are many, many exceptions to the rule for both companies.
#10 Posted by vicioushero (167 posts) - - Show Bio

For every Marvel character there is a DC counterpart and vice versa. For every Superman there is a Sentry. For every Batman there is an Iron Man. It's just DC a lot fans are well fanatical and treat their favorite characters as Gods. Just look at the battle boards.

#11 Edited by Illuminatus (9578 posts) - - Show Bio
@vicioushero said:

For every Marvel character there is a DC counterpart and vice versa. For every Superman there is a Sentry. For every Batman there is an Iron Man. It's just DC a lot fans are well fanatical and treat their favorite characters as Gods. Just look at the battle boards.

Horrible generalization. I enjoy both equally (although a majority of DC/Vertigo titles/arcs far outweigh Marvel ones in terms of quality art and writing, in my opinion), so I really don't see what you're getting at. The only people that might actually treat their favorite characters as "Gods" are people who take comic books/graphic novels WAY too seriously (specifically the silly, cliched ones), and shouldn't be taken too seriously themselves in turn. 
#12 Posted by Hazlenaut (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

marvel heroes are known to have a lot emotional problems and it seem hard to be love since they are politically bash. they do point out their mistakes and since they are flawed characters it easy to excuse the writers mistakes. They simply need to state the character had an addiction, too much stress or any other factor that can found in this world. i you are popular known you have several clones and be in several team ups future children from an alternate reality.

DC heroes are very strict to hold their ideals and try to be role model. Speaking of model the character probably have the looks of one if not it probably changed in the retcon. In order to excuse a writer's mistakes they use something extraordinary to explain why the character was like that. Examples are fear bug, cosmic forces, super drug, and etc If that is not possible fix it that way than in the retcon they make it does not exist. There is chance that character will have ubber abilities in certain moments.

#13 Posted by _Cain_ (23736 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman: Yeah there is some marvel characters you can look up to, And DC Characters you can relate to, But I've always pictured that as the basic archetypes.

#14 Posted by Lvenger (23096 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

Marvel characters are relatable, Characters with everyday issues like the reader.

DC Characters are role models, You want to be them, You can look up to them and learn from them.

Pretty much, although obviously there are many, many exceptions to the rule for both companies.

Pretty much this. The best examples of this are Superman for DC and Spider-Man for Marvel obviously. These two typify these two statements.

#15 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3736 posts) - - Show Bio
@shadowknight666 said:

Marvel characters are relatable, Characters with everyday issues like the reader.

DC Characters are role models, You want to be them, You can look up to them and learn from them.

This thread ended with this.
#16 Posted by _Cain_ (23736 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kal'smahboi: Thanks.

#17 Posted by inferiorego (22345 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kal'smahboi said:

@shadowknight666 said:

Marvel characters are relatable, Characters with everyday issues like the reader.

DC Characters are role models, You want to be them, You can look up to them and learn from them.

This thread ended with this.

Yeah, I should totally lock this thread now.

Best description ever.

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#18 Posted by _Cain_ (23736 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego: Thank You Very Much! Lol.

#19 Edited by VinoVash1234 (358 posts) - - Show Bio

Relatable to who and how? marvel being more real and DC having role models is probably the biggest stereotype there is.

#20 Posted by RustyRoy (14858 posts) - - Show Bio

DC : Superman

Marvel : Batman

#21 Posted by Blade_R (4212 posts) - - Show Bio

@_cain_ said:

Marvel characters are relatable, Characters with everyday issues like the reader.

DC Characters are role models, You want to be them, You can look up to them and learn from them.

Well put

#22 Posted by FearTheLiving (4868 posts) - - Show Bio

Relatable to who and how? marvel being more real and DC having role models is probably the biggest stereotype there is.

Did you really need to bump a 2 year old topic just to say this?

#23 Posted by cdiddyman911 (2672 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel's most popular heroes do tend to be more flawed/antiheroes (Wolverine, Deadpool, etc.), though that isn't true in all cases (Spider-Man, Cap). DC's heroes tend to be stupid-powerful.

#24 Edited by cdiddyman911 (2672 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

DC : Superman

Marvel : Batman

Um...what?

#25 Edited by hart7668 (2331 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:

@shadowknight666 said:

Marvel characters are relatable, Characters with everyday issues like the reader.

DC Characters are role models, You want to be them, You can look up to them and learn from them.

This, basically.

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