By IronFanofSteelofThunder 66 Comments
There was a time, not all that long ago, actually, when I would've argued DC's superiority for HOURS with a person. By not all that long ago, I mean about a year ago. I thought the best thing Marvel had ever done was movies and Ultimate Alliance. Though, I did and still believe that Injustice pretty much made Ultimate Alliance obsolete. I tried getting back into Marvel comic books after I completed my DC collection by totally updating on all the titles I liked and bolstering my library with a (very costly) copy of a WHIZ COMICS #1 and a few TPBs. I found myself very frustrated with Marvel.
"Why can't it just be issues 1-whatever instead of everything being a series?!?!" I said. The manager of my favored comic book store answered "Don't get upset dude, it's okay." He handed me copies of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor MARVEL NOW! reboots. I bought them and subscribed to Thor: God of Thunder, Iron Man, and Captain America. I loved them.
Let's not forget Dark Horse. I'll put it this way....if you like Star Wars you will LOVE some of Dark Horse's stuff. Spot on the majority of the time and in a literary lore playing field dominated by novels, it's nice to SEE what's happening rather than just imagine it.
I think I've met maybe...2 people in my entire life who only like being either happy or stoic. That's the difference between DC and Marvel. DC is stoic and epic and all kinds of awesome while Marvel is happy and epic (just not AS epic) and fun. Other than that, Marvel's art isn't any better or any worse than DC's, if we compare the best writer's in both companies, (ALL FANBOYISM ASIDE) they are pretty much equal. In fact, there are more parallel's between DC and Marvel than most people realize and these parallels can be a bridge to and fro OR a weak spot. Weakspots: Namor and Aquaman Bridges: Iron Man and Batman
So what do you think? Do you still only love DC or Marvel? Are you partial to Dark Horse? What makes one better than the other?