Two simple questions: would you pick DC or Marvel and why?
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November 10, 2010
Marvel. Marvel knows how to develop its characters while DC relies on the 'more powerful' gimmick to get sales. Marvel is also more grounded to reality while DC has this fantastical world that heroes are worshipped. DC is good for kids. Even the successful JLU series copied elements from AVENGERS and Defenders.
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February 02, 2011
DC. I won't hit on Marvel in my answer, I'll just say that DC Comics has really come a long way since their silly alien monster phase in the 60s. Their willingness to confront youth drug addiction (Neal Adams & Denny O'Neill's work on Green Lantern), start a mature line of comics (Vertigo, etc.) and created a vehicle for Alan Moore and The Watchmen; and their willingness to re-invent themselves with their iconic characters (some of which have worked -- Batman from being a gifted detective to being a brooding loner, but others have not worked, the death of Green Lantern and making him Spectre) -- these all show a company that is willing to create and do and alter themselves to entertain segments of their audiences. Their films both animated and live, are consistently high sellers.
When I was at Wondercon last year, the DC panel for Green Lantern was so packed it was standing room only. There is such a high demand for DC Comics and their animated and live action features now. And they're holding their pricing down to $2.99 which Marvel is not.