I'm probably going to get a lot of nerd-rage after posting this article but I can live with that. I've been hearing a lot of arguing on who's better, Marvel or DC, and in my personal opinion they're both great in their own ways. I grew up watching Batman and Spider-man cartoons. They are my favorite heroes and I can't choose one, but I love superheroes in general and when I read the comics, or watch the movies or cartoons I always feel immense joy. Both Marvel and DC. But I do believe there is a war between Marvel and DC and instead of picking one side and hating another, I have decided to love both and enjoy everything they're throwing at us from the comics to the shows to the movies.
Now i said I wouldn't pick a side, but that doesn't mean I can't say who is doing better in one area. When I say Marvel I mean Disney-Marvel. Also, I will not include animated movies/tv series. I know they have a fan base but I don't really watch much of that to be honest. (Maybe I should)
Comic wise, I I love titles such as Spiderman, All-New X-Men, Green Arrow and Batman, but as of now, the majority of DC's and Marvel's titles aren't doing so great in my opinion. I found myself dropping a lot of comics on both sides because I became disinterested in the story, great writers leave a title and it isn't as good as it was. (Geoff Johns- Aquaman; Jason Aaron- Wolverine and the X-Men)
So when it comes to comic books, I don't really think any of them win because all their characters are great and they each have great story arcs but lately both have just been giving us huge events every 4-6 months and it's exhausting in my opinion.
Now when we go to TV, DC is going hard with Arrow already in it's 3rd season introducing tons of characters. Flash, Gotham, and Constatine are all new shows and I love watching them. They're doing great. Also, I believe WBDC plans on creating a Teen Titans, Supergirl, and Krypton TV series. Which to that I say: Hell Yeah!
Now Marvel's side, they only show, Agents of Shield, and although I enjoy it, there's a couple of people who don't. Admittedly the first couple of episodes of the first season were rough, but once it started tying in with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it got really good and this new season is great. I love watching this new season as its a new take on the show. Also we shouldn't forget Agent Carter which is coming to us this January and the Netflix shows, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and The Defenders.
So Marvel is still in the game when it come to tv series, but as of now, I believe DC is doing better.
Now this is where things get interesting. It's movie talk and I won't be including nolan's Batman and other previous DC movies, this is cinematic movie universe based. Now there is no denying whether you are a DC or Marvel fanboy that Marvel is a juggernaut at the moment in the film industry. Marvel is killing, film after film whether you like it or not.
DC at the moment only has Man of Steel, which is my favorite Superman movie, but they have a whole movie slate that looks amazing! We're getting Batman v. Superman, The Flash, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, 2 Justice League films, Suicide Squad, and Green Lantern... yeah. It's awesome. But Marvel also has a great movie slate with CAp 3, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Thor 3, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, and Avengers 3 Part 1 & 2! So as of now they are easily matched with the movie dates, but Marvel is still winning when it comes to films because DC hasn't had the chance to prove themselves yet. Now I'm not saying that DC should be better than Marvel, what I want is for Marvel and DC movies to be equally great so I can have nerdgasms... yeah... I said it. We need competition for the next films to be better than the last.
So let me know, do you agree with me? Disagree? Do you think Marvel is the best? Or is DC going to be better?
Should we really argue who's better at this point?
And if you have favorite, who do you prefer?