Justice Leagues paving the Way
Marvel or DC? That has been a great debate between comic books fans for ages. I believe that before the New 52, I would have said that Marvel was slightly leading the way in who was winning the battle. Why do I say this? Well I say this because Marvel put a lot of focus into their major team comics and the interactions between these team’s members. These teams affected the entire Marvel Universe. Look at teams such as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the Avengers. They have played a integral part in large past events such as the Civil War and large current events such as AVX (Avengers vs. X-Men). What was DC’s response to this? To expand their amount of teams, to work with. Look at all these current and upcoming DC teams:
Justice League Dark
Justice League of America
Justice League International
The Others (Aquaman)
Birds of Prey
The Outlaws (Red Hood)
The Seven Lantern Corps (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)
Diff. Times/Places: Justice Society of America, Demon Knights, Legion of Superheroes
Some of you may say that many of these teams existed Pre-New 52. But while they may have, the main focus of teams was directed toward the Green Lantern Corps, the JLA, and the JSA. Other team stories felt awkward, and rather than put more time on the teams they focused their skills individual heroes like Batman, Green Lantern, Flash and many others. And the JLA and the JSA hardly interacted unless they were saving the world together. While this was great to see them work together, it also left unfulfilled questions about who was stronger in the DC universe. Who would come on top if they fought? In Marvel’s Civil War and AVX, Marvel fans got to see fulfillment of this question. Hopefully in the upcoming event “The Trinity War”, DC fans can have the same experience. Whether you believe that the war will be between Justice League, Justice League Dark, and Justice League of America, or you believe that the heroes will take sides among the Trinity of Sin, it is sure to be an amazing ride. The effects of the Trinity War will be felt for a long time, and it looks like the Justice Leagues' are paving the way.
The New 52 has only been around for a year, and we must be patient for them to create a new world with a new history. Before I asked “Marvel or DC?”, well I can’t answer that question, but what I can say is its a good time to be a DC fan. We must our faith in Geoff Johns & the DC writers and trust them. I think that they have a plan, and I believe that they will create a better DC universe. I hope you will enjoy the ride with me. Leave any questions, debates, or your thoughts on the comments below. I look forward to talking with y’all!!