Posted by Omnicrono (1933 posts) 1 year, 1 month ago

Poll: Marvel's Super Hero Teams or DC's Super Hero Teams (18 votes)

Marvel Teams 72%
DC Teams 28%

I am interested to know who you guys think has the better, cooler, or just plain more enjoyable teams.

This is not a battle.

My personal opinion has been that Marvel has had better teams. However, I've not really been keeping up with their teams lately.

Some of the Marvel groups that I've enjoyed in the past:

*X-men

*X-factor

*The Avengers

*Excalibur

Beyond that, I tend to think Marvel's teams are more appealing in that I feel like I could get into them simply by knowing who is in the group. X-Force had characters like Cable, Psylocke, and Archangel, for example (all characters I really like).

What does the Viners think?

#1 Posted by Doomnaut (1994 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantastic Four are the best in my opinion.

#2 Posted by Omnicrono (1933 posts) - - Show Bio

@doomnaut: Thanks for your input, man. I appreciate it. :)

#3 Edited by Wolverine08 (44063 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel. You got the Avengers and their subsets, the X-Men and their subsets, the Fantastic Four, etc. I just think they overall have better teams than DC. Only team in DC that I'm really invested in is the Justice League.

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#4 Posted by WIshIWasSuperman (1351 posts) - - Show Bio

Well DC has 3 different JL's at this point in time, there has also been various incarnations of the JSA and also Teen Titans, Red Hood and the Outlaws in new continuity as well.. Those are the ones off the top of my head.

I think one of the things for DC is they get so much attention on the main Justice League, some of the others aren't known about - even if they are good. Justice League Dark for example is actually pretty cool if you're into the more magical based stuff. Red Hood & the Outlaws has been very good IMO (from what I've read so far anyway).

I think Marvel focuses a lot more on team ups than individual characters. I'd say because historically that's where they've found the most success. For example, Avengers is made up of really only 1 or 2 A list characters popularity wise, but stick them with a bunch of B-listers and suddenly it's a hit (I'm not referring to the movie popularity BTW). X-Men and Fantastic Four - only Wolverine has ever really stood out as a stand-alone character - none of the other members of those teams could IMO be solo characters. With the exception of Spider-Man I would suggest X-Men and Avengers are more popular than any of the stand alone characters especially those that are involved in said teams. I could be wrong - but from my observations, that's how it seems. DC however have Batman and Superman as strong stand alone titles, as well as the various Green Lantern issues and WW's solo title seems to have historically been strong too (maybe not in recent years, but back in the early days). Flash is also quite strong as a stand-alone title and character, having been popular without needing to be included in the JL. So basically Flash, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and WW are all A-list characters in a team with 1 or 2 B-listers (Aquaman, Martian Manhunter/Cyborg), where as Avengers is Captain America and Hulk (the A-listers) with Thor, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, Hawkeye and Wasp (the B-listers). Thor was maybe an A-list hero popularity wise, but with the exception of Marvel fanboys, he's never seemed overly popular to me until recent years thanks to the movie and gaining popularity of the Avengers themselves.

#5 Posted by PowerHerc (85113 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel has the better variety of super-teams and has since the 60's.

#6 Posted by hyiena (1867 posts) - - Show Bio

DC should do something with the WILDCATS.

#7 Posted by MonsterStomp (19499 posts) - - Show Bio

Justice League. That is all. Doesn't matter if you add "of America", "Society", or "Dark" at the end of it. They are awesome teams with a good mix of brain power, muscle and character.

#8 Posted by Tyrus (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not as familiar with the DC Universe, but most of the teams (or at least the main titles/well-known teams) are based off the Justice League or Titans.

Marvel has both more and complex teams... Of course you have The Avengers (New, Young, Mighty, Secret, etc), Fantastic Four (and Future Foundation), X-Men (Force, Factor, New Mutants), The Defenders, Heroes for Hire, Alpha Flight, Guardians of the Galaxy... The list goes on.

#9 Posted by MonsterStomp (19499 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC has better villain organizations ;)

#10 Posted by derf_jenkins (416 posts) - - Show Bio

Can you really consider Iron Man as a B-List character?

#11 Posted by Tyrus (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC has better villain organizations ;)

I guess.

Only Marvel teams of the top of my head are the Sinister Six, Masters of Evil, Wrecking Crew and the Hellfire Club.

#12 Posted by Omnicrono (1933 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC has better villain organizations ;)

Hmm, I think I would agree with you there. That might make an interesting poll, actually. :)

#13 Posted by DareHulk (216 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men are my favorite team, beating Avengers, F4 and Justice League by some distance. Justice League is second best, F4 and Avengers can fight for third...

#14 Edited by DareHulk (216 posts) - - Show Bio

@derf_jenkins: Iron Man has always been a B-lister until RDJ. Even then, he's still not as popular as Spider-Man, Superman or Batman.

Traditionally I'd doubt that Iron Man would even be in the top ten most popular heroes...I'm sure he is now due to RDJ and the MCU.