Sigh. I never thought there'd be a day where I said this, but I hate Marvel. "What? Why?! They make such great movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers!" you say. Or maybe you say "You're just some butthurt DC fan." I am a DC fan indeed, but that's not why I hate Marvel. So please, don't X out of my article and stop reading, please hear me out. And just to be clear I am not a Marvel 'hater' who hates it just because.
Ok, you still with me? Good.
The reason I hate Marvel is quite simple. So simple, I can tell you why I hate it in two words.
Yup. I hate Marvel because of its fans. Why do I hate the fanbase so much? Well, let me explain. As we all know, DC Comics are finally starting a MCU of their own called the DC Extended Universe. A lot of people, like me for instance, are excited, giddy, and want it to succeed critically and financially. But there are a group of people who despise the DCEU. They pray for it to fail, and when ever a new image or a new trailer drops they drown out all the people who actually liked the image or trailer with nasty, vile comments and buzz. Take Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, for instance. Most people, like me want this movie to be great and gross $1 billion. But that group of people aforementioned want the film to burn, fail, and derail the entire DCEU.
In case you haven't assumed, that group of people is the Marvel Fanboys. Now, I am not saying every Marvel fan hates DC and is a complete asshole. I'm just saying that the Marvel fans I've seen are assholes and hate DC. To continue on what I was saying, in addition to wrongfully hating DC, Marvel fans outright refuse to admit it when one of their movies is bad/OK. They seem to think that every single movie that's in the MCU is great, while only Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Iron Man are the only truly great ones. The rest are mostly good, but not all of them. Thor: The Dark World, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2&3, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, are all pretty far from great. I could go as far to say that some of them are bad.
But no, whenever a bad or only OK Marvel movie hits, Marvel fans either pretend it never happened (The Incredible Hulk), or say it's great (Avengers: Age of Ultron). But when DC puts out a movie that's not as good as The Dark Knight, Marvel fans tear it to shreds, wrongfully calling it bad. Like Man of Steel. To make an honest review of Man of Steel, it was a good movie. It wasn't terrible, like so many Marvel fans say, nor a masterpiece like some DC Fans say. It definitely wasn't a great movie, and wasn't as good as Iron Man, but it was a good start to the DCEU and had impressive visuals, strong performances, and a good story. But Marvel fans only point out the flaws in this movie (bloated action sequences) and ignore everything else about it, and wrongfully call it awful.
Also, when Marvel decides to make a movie about an obscure comic book character/group (Guardians of the Galaxy, Inhumans) Marvel fans react positively, and think that the movie will be great. However, when DC decides to make a movie about an obscure comic book character (Shazam, Cyborg) Marvel fans react with hate and disgust, saying things like "No one cares about Cyborg." or "Shazam sucks.". Well, let me tell you something, I am stating a fact when I say more people care about Cyborg than the Inhumans. And Hawkeye? You think people care about him? But you don't see DC fans flooding the internet with "Hawkeye sucks." and "The Inhumans are as stupid as shit.".
And finally, Marvel fans accuse DC of rushing to catch up. Now, this might seem like a legitimate criticism when you first look at it, seeing half the JLA members are in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but when you think logically, DC aren't rushing. Let me explain. To put it simply, DC heroes are generally more iconic than Marvel ones. Marvel had to put out five films before The Avengers because the majority of the audience wasn't familiar with the characters. But with DC, most of their characters need little introduction, especially Batman and The Flash. Their heroes only should have a small introduction, and don't need a whole movie to introduce them. So really, it's a smart move to have most of the JLA members in one movie, so then they can take the small time they need to introduce them.
In conclusion, due to it's mostly wretched and evil fanbase, I, once a Marvel and DC fan, hate Marvel.