The internet's mantra is the complete opposite of what we were taught as children: Only write something if you have something rude to say. And I know, not everyone writes mean comments, because this is supposed to be a community where people can speak freely without fear of reliving their worst moments from High School.
I only bring this up because the Marvel and DC debate is one of the most heated topics on the internet. Simply, there are no wrong opinions. Facts like, Tom Holland is playing Spider-Man in Marvel's MCU, cannot be disputed.
But if someones likes Andrew Garfield over Tom Holland that can become a nightmare for an individual that was riveted by Garfield's portrayal of Spidey. Feel free to argue with one another, but just be respectful of opinions. It's not hard and the outcome is usually a great conversation!
All right, my sermon is over and it's time to talk about the main objective of this article: Is the power of the comic book industry finally balanced?
Well, no — there are tons of comic book publishers out there and they rarely ever get any love (I am currently working on an article about the ten best comics that aren't Marvel or DC.). But for the sake of this article, let's just ask is DC winning fans back from Marvel? I want to give thanks to this amazing article from IGN, that helped me write this!
ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL
Marvel has been dominating the comic industry for roughly ten years now. They have some of the best characters in all of comics and they're event each year usually creates an endless debate among fans. Honestly, I'm not really excited to see what happens in Civil War II.
Sadly, I'm not really excited about any other titles at Marvel; except for Bendis' Spider-Man and Lemire's Moon Knight (Okay, I'm a tad curious what they're going to do with Steve Rogers.)
I'm not a professional critic, so, my opinions are usually formed when I find something that I can't wait to devour. That excitement usually makes me take out my debit card and purchase whatever I find intriguing.
So, my apathy towards Marvel can always change, but for the time being -- I'm really digging DC for the simple reason: I really want to know what they're going to do next!
DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH
I know some of you are thinking that I'm a stooge for falling under DC's marketing campaign. But not really. DC could have fumble the ball and made us hate another reboot so shortly after The New 52.
Yet, they didn't reboot and what you've been reading is still relevant to their upcoming stories. Geoff Johns decided to take what didn't work in The New 52 and what worked in the past, and merged them together to make a promising new start!
There's no way that I'm alone in my excitement for almost every DC title that is coming out, right? This is where the balance of power is shifting in DC's favor.
I want to know if King's Batman can live up to Snyder's. I want to know what the old/new Superman will do in the upcoming comics. I want to see Ollie and Dinah's relationship grow, while they bust heads together. I want to see if Green Arrow's crusade comes under scrutiny by Batman. So, I'm super-excited to see where DC goes from here.
I love Marvel and DC, but right now I'm finding it hard to spend money buying comics that I'm not invested to know what will happen next. You may feel differently and that's cool beans!
All I'm trying to say is — DC has a chance to win back a large percentage of market share from Marvel, by simply making people excited about their comics again!
Lastly, I can't wait to find out if Suicide Squad's a massive hit, and what that means for DC Comics. Until now Marvel has been the perennial box office champ and that undoubtedly helped their sales in the comic industry.
It's just a great time to be a fan!