MARVEL Vs DC
In This post we will discuss all the facts and thought with reality and specially my thoughts on MARVEL Vs DC Comics and Movies.
Marvel comic back issues are based on an Earth as it is, with a very real New York(where most of Marvel’s characters live) and characters who get their powers from either mutation, radiation or divinity. Marvel characters have more of a Human side to them and their stories show what getting superpowers can do to a Human’s life. Heroes and villains here fight for the injustice they suffer and the main storyline is more focused towards the immediate good. The general public fears and/or opposes the superheroes. Also, everything in Marvel is related to each other, the reason being that Marvel was created based on the vision of one man- Stan Lee.
For example, Vibranium was deposited on the Earth by a meteorite that crashed onto Earth about 10,000 years ago. A vibranium-iron alloy created by Dr.Myron MacLain was used by Howard Stark(father of Tony Stark) to create Captain America’s shield. Dr.Myron MacLain, on his attempt of making a powerful alloy, made another alloy with steel and invented an indestructible metal called Admantium. This was later injected into Logan’s(Wolverine’s) skeleton.
DC Comics, on the other hand, is based on an Earth with imaginary cities like Gotham, Metropolis, Coast City etc. and the characters here get powers from technology, training or are aliens. DC Comics show heroes fighting for a greater good, something greater than themselves. The general public revers and/or looks up to the superheroes. DC’s storyline involves 52 parallel Universes, separated by time, distance or realm. This being the reason of DC’s complicated storyline involving the concept of Multiverses.
There are a number of interesting facts to be noted in DC like for example, the Flash actually gave his powers to himself. He got his powers when a lightning bolt struck him, and the chemicals he was working with were knocked over him in a lab. Later during the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover comic, he ran so fast that he turned into pure energy, traveled back in time and hit himself as the very bolt of lightning that gave him his superpowers.
5 REASION TO SHOW WHY MARVEL IS BETTER
1. The characters are easier to relate to:
The majority of Marvel’s superheroes are human – think Iron Man, Spiderman, Wolverine – they are all human. There are some (like the X-Men) who, despite accidents which turn them into mutants, are still inherently human. When we look at Superman, the Flash and Aquaman, they’re not really thought of as ‘people’. They live their lives completely differently from us, and it’s really their job to be superheroes (I know Clark Kent is a journalist but that is just a clever rouse).
2. The Avengers is a better team than the Justice League:
This really stems from the first point; in the Avengers, the only ‘non-human’ (I say this because he is technically a God) is Thor, whereas in the Justice League, you have a lot of supernatural influence. The Avengers bounce off each other, and their team dynamic allows them to combat evil fairly spontaneously. The Justice League requires organization and planning – which is fine if you’re planning a tea party, but not to save the world.
3. DC characters are killed off too easily:
Both Marvel and DC have pretty poor records for killing off their characters, but when DC insist on having invincible Gods and aliens as superheroes, who are eventually killed off, it really defeats the point of them being superheroes.
4. We will never be able to take Aquaman seriously:
The dude’s mode of transportation is a seahorse. No further comment needed.
5. It’s the heroes who make Marvel, not the villains:
When someone says Marvel, whom do you think of? Iron Man, Thor, Silver Surfer, Captain Marvel, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine, Professor X, Cyclops, Nicky Fury…the list goes on and on. When someone says DC, whom do you think of? The Joker, Bane, Lex Luthor, General Zod, V, there’s even an Anti-Justice League. These are all great characters, I do not doubt that, but the Marvel list is of superheroes, earth’s saviours. DC’s list is a group of rather exceptional but incredibly evil characters.
MY THOUGHT WHY MARVEL IS BETTER … DON’T JUDGE ME
I think it’s really simple. The [DC] characters aren’t cinematic. And I say [that] as a massive DC fan who much prefers their characters to Marvel’s. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are some of my favorites but I think these characters, with the exception of Batman, they aren’t based around their secret identity. They are based around their super power. Whereas the Marvel characters tend to be based around the personality of Matt Murdock or Peter Parker or the individual X-Men, it’s all about the character. DC, outside of Batman, is not about the character. With Batman, you can understand him and you can worry about him but someone like Green Lantern, he has this ring that allows him to create 3D physical manifestations and green plasma with the thoughts in his head but he’s allergic to the color yellow! How do you make a movie with that? In 1952 that made perfect sense but now the audience have no idea what that’s all about.
People will slam me for this but I think the evidence is there. We’ve seen great directors, great writers and great actors, tonnes of money thrown at them, but these films aren’t working. I think they are all too far away from when they were created. Something feels a little old about them, kids look at these characters and they don’t feel that cool. Even Superman, I love Superman, but he belongs to an America that doesn’t exist anymore. He represents 20th Century America and I think he peaked then.
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