Marvel vs. DC (no, it's not what you think... it's a blog) Part 2

So, in Part 1 I discussed my disappointment with Marvel in the aspect of financial responsibility and dealing with our economic crisis. If you didn't read it, click the link. Trust me, it's no where near as smart as I just made it seem.

Part 2 is completely about me and my reading habits. (Close the tab/window now if you don't like reading about how great I am) When I was a kid, I loved Marvel comics, especially X-Men. Late 80s to Mid 90s Marvel books were where it was at for me, and the trading cards were fun too, until I realized I'd be stuck with them just as long as Marvel would be stuck with the stigma of a failing company in 1998.  However, I digress, I loved seeing good looking people with awesome powers dealing with real life, then fighting the bad guy and saving the day. On the side, the characters would have relationships, and I really cared....

Cut to 11 years later: I'm 27. I have a full-time job, and numerous part-time jobs. I have trouble paying the bills. I love my job and hate my job. I do the same tedious routine everyday. My creative outlets (blogging on CV is one!) are one of the few things keeping me afloat. I've been in a relationship with an incredibly wonderful woman for 10 years, the woman I'll eventually marry. So, in a sense, life sucks and rules all at the same time. It's like a daily bi-polar roller coaster (Bi-Poller Coaster).


Wednesdays come around, and I'm now reading mainly DC books (about 15), followed by 6 or 7 indy books and 5 Marvel books. That's it. Why the switch? Well, here's the reason. I live in the real world now. I have to do adult things. I know many of you younger CVers are saying, "I live in the real world too!" We live in different worlds though. Independent vs Dependent, and that is a whole other story. Why would I personally want to read about the same things I deal with in my daily life? I don't want to pay $3 a pop to deal with Parker trying to make his photo deadline, I have deadlines of my own. I don't want to see people work. I don't want to see people complain they're not with the ones they love. I don't want to see pretty people with cool super powers complain about any aspect of their life, period.

So then, why DC? Simple. I can't relate to the majority of their characters, which is exactly what I want. They don't spend time on the hero's job or love life, just the crime fighting part, and all-in-all I want to have fun when reading, and not worry about a fictional character's love life. I want to see a compelling story, action, and no whining... DC does that for me in most areas.... Marvel just has too much teen angst which I haven't had in my system since 2001. I think that sums it up, I can never tell. I'm at work so I write some of these blogs in incriments of 5 minutes over a 5 hour... So I may lose my point from time to time, forgetting what I wanted to say in the long run... Questions? then reply, I'll explain myself more in depth.

2 Comments
2 Comments
Posted by Hawk
@inferiorego: Humm....you'd really hate my writing then.

I see your point but....I'm on the other side. I want to see that they have to have jobs. That being a cool super-hero doesn't actually pay bills. I hate when you see a hero flying a jet with no real explanation of how they paid for a jet with super cloaking powers. (ie. X-men, Avengers, Fan 4) I want to see them struggle with life and then put on the mask and still give a shit. Cause if I was living in a crappy apartment, couldn't make rent, sure to hell I'm not trying to save the world.

BTW: I'd also like to see them in a real hospital ....not at Star Labs, but having bullet holes in their chest and they are bleeding out.
Posted by inferiorego
Hawk said:
"@inferiorego: Humm....you'd really hate my writing then. I see your point but....I'm on the other side. I want to see that they have to have jobs. That being a cool super-hero doesn't actually pay bills. I hate when you see a hero flying a jet with no real explanation of how they paid for a jet with super cloaking powers. (ie. X-men, Avengers, Fan 4) I want to see them struggle with life and then put on the mask and still give a shit. Cause if I was living in a crappy apartment, couldn't make rent, sure to hell I'm not trying to save the world. BTW: I'd also like to see them in a real hospital ....not at Star Labs, but having bullet holes in their chest and they are bleeding out."
QFT on the real hospital jazz.
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