This is not a debate on whether the MARVEL or DC universe would win in a fight, but rather who is over-all the best. I'm a MARVEL comics fan. A huge one, so I already vote MARVEL, but let's see what the rest of you think.
First let's go over a few different things and see which one comes out on top.
1. Classic Heroes
I'm gonna have to give this one to DC, because let's face it, they ARE the original heroes. When you say "superhero", you instantly start thinking capes and tights and 'something'-mobiles. MARVEL is however the underdog who rose up, became more loved, and destroyed DC with the Avengers movies, which brings us to.....
2. Cinematic Success
I think it's safe to say that MARVEL has this one in the bag. With the Avengers, all the films leading up to it, Cap 3, and the friggin' Guardians of the Galaxy, MARVEL totally wins this one. DC's only successful films have been the Dark Knight movies and maybe Man o' Steel......but not really. And the only reason that the Dark Knight was successful was because DC can only do serious. Batman is very serious so this works for his films, but DC doesn't really give much depth to its characters.
3. Television Success
Again, I'll have to give a point to DC on this one. DC's Arrow (my favorite), Flash, and Gothem tv shows are all more successful than MARVEL's one television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Although they might pull ahead with Agent Carter, Daredevil, or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Civil War ties.
4. Relatability Towards the Characters
Being able to relate to a character of a story gives a sort of emotional feel towards them which causes you to "fall in love with them" and MARVEL scores a point here, mainly because of Spider-man. DC has several characters, but most of which are aliens or Atlanteans or something. Very few of their characters can be related to by the fans seeing as how the only humans are usually multimillionaires save for the Flash.
However, MARVEL has Spider-man, whom several people can relate to. We don't have spider powers, obviously, but there are quite a few nerdy teenagers who get picked on a lot who can relate to that side of Spider-man. Spider-man also had his parents killed which several people can also relate to. MARVEL also has several other teenagers in the X-Men and Captain America (before he turned into a super soldier) that we can relate to.
5. Du Money
Basically MARVEL wins.
6. Over-powered Heroes
DC wins this one hands down. This is one of the many reasons I don't necessarily like DC, they are all OPed!!! Superman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, all of them! But in a battle to the death, DC would win over MARVEL....sadly.
So, they are tied when it comes to points, but we'll see who really wins down below. I will obviously be voting MARVEL, but vote for your fav and we'll see who is THE best.
So, which IS the best superhero universe?
Please vote MARVEL.