This is a question that every single comic book superhero fan is posed at one point or another. We discuss it with our friends and fiercely debate it with acquaintances and peers. So now I’ll pose it to you guys and gals: which do you prefer, DC or MARVEL, and why?
While I will forever be an Amazing Spider-Man fan, my heart lies with DC characters and the universe in which they reside. My introduction to comic books was a DC book (Flash #0 Beginning of Tomorrow), and I have spent countless hours in this universe getting to know these characters on a deep level. I find the characters in DC to be multifaceted and varied, though they have some throw-away ones as well, and relatable beyond externalities. That isn’t to say that I can’t apply this to any MARVEL characters as well, I certainly could, but I don’t have nearly the attachment to as many of them.
I read my share of marvel comics growing up and I very much enjoy the Marvel universe. X-Men, Spiderman, Moon Knight, and so many others. But ultimately DC just has the best heroes and the best villains. Superman has and always will be king for me.
My favourite comic of all time will always be X-Men by Chris Claremont and I just generally prefer a lot of marvel characters over DC characters. Love Batman , but find the superman character incredibly boring. However marvel has been ruining their comics for a while now, just like star wars has been ruining their movies. So overall marvel, but right now probably DC
I love Batman but I have always said that if I was a superhero I would be Superman, not because of the powers, but because I connect to him as a person, we are both just 2 Boy Scouts raised on a farm and just trying to do the right thing. That’s why I love sups when he is done right.
DC for me, My dad gave me a few of his old comics when i was young and i latched onto the DC ones and with BTAS is was inevitable. I still buy new DC Comics to this day
As much of a Marvel and DC fan as I am, I’m going with DC since Marvel went woke.
I have to say Marvel, Batman is the only DC comic I like the rest I find not very good, just my opinion
The current Batman comic by James Tynion IV is one of the best runs of the last several years so far.
I like the world of Marvel better, but I like the characters of DC more.
Curious, is that because the Marvel world is set more in the real world?
Neither because I have not directed a film for either company. Would love to someday though and subvert your expectations!
DC all the way, luv Superman, Batman and so many more
Marvel. Definitely Marvel, despite the recent wokeness. Spidey is my dude.
While I enjoyed X-Men and Wolverine titles I am forever a DC guy. Even if I do not buy any more after the Metal stomped out the hope of Rebirth and Batwedding that did not happen, I still appreciate more the character archetypes that DC got into general public consciousness. Heroes of Marvel survive against all odds in a hostile world. And let that world shape them. DCs shape the world around them. I know that Comics Books Authority is largely responsible, but DC made it their own and created heroes that do not kill. And when they do, it is a major thing, that has repercussions for them. Wolverine kills double digits of oponents in every issue and his adversaries still come back. So while I appreciate Logan and X-Men for what they are, as a universe I much prefer DC.
Whatever part of superhero stories appeals to you, you can find great characters in DC:
You want someone with great powers that is not corrupted by them? Superman, Martian Manhunter
You want someone worth being an example? Wonder Woman, Oracle
You want someone who took tragedy and done something positive of it? Batman, Mr. Terrific
You want someone who seeks well-being of all no matter who they are or what it would cost them personaly? Aquaman, Green Arrow
You want someone who never gives up? Green Lanterns
You want someone who brings people together? Nightwing
You want someone whose greatest gift are not superpowers but their mind? The Flash
I could go on…
I am sure you are all ready to name many Marvel characters for these and more archetypes, and I can too. But I feel much more comfortable in DC universe where heroes try to be better, even if it does not help, they try. I prefer that over Marvel where solution is terminal, not even permanent.
DC Now and forever
Used to enjoy both. Last time I bought a comic book was maybe 5-6 years ago. Picked up the first issue of the new Alan Scott Green Lantern. After a few pages, got slapped in the face with the “new and updated” origin for the character…
I was so pissed. Haven’t bought a comic since. So right now, neither. These indy comics, like Cyberfrog, are starting to pique my interest. Especially since people are trying to cancel them.
I can empathize with the sentiment wholeheartedly, as back in DC’s New 52, my favorite character had been completely removed from the universe. It’s unbelievably disheartening, but thankfully that was rectified. Depending on what your taste in heroes is, I’d recommend the following as truly good books:
These are just a few, but if you start any of these from the Beginning of DC Rebirth (also read the DC Rebirth one-shot, it’s incredible and was penciled by EVS) you can’t go wrong. James Tynion IV’s Batman (#86-current) is also absolutely incredible.
Thanks for the info. With the state of DC and Marvel, I’m going to start looking into some indy stuff. Need to know my money isn’t being laundered so that these soy cuck fembots can continue to operate. If either company publicly changes course, then I’ll reconsider.
While I like both I prefer DC. I just like the characters more. It doesn’t help that my favorite Marvel character, X-23, is under-used. I get that she’s not a top-tier character & not the most well-known but she’s just really cool to me. But other than that DC doesn’t give most of it’s characters either some sort of healing factor or genius-level intellect or both but it seems like Marvel can’t not do that & that’s one of the things that bothers me about Marvel. I guess you can say that because of those two common traits among Marvel characters they’re not as relatable. Correct me if I’m wrong, though. That’s just what I’ve noticed about Marvel in general.
See, I think the opposite. I like DC, but there’s too many god-level superheroes for me and I generally prefer Marvel’s characters and stories (not necessarily relatable, all my fave characters are aggressively different to me lmao)
Also it’s funny to me that I have the opposite opinion to you in everything, including X-23, who is my least favourite character of all time X’D
Whichever one has Batman.
Marvel since I grew up with Spiderman and X-Men.
Superman is the lamest character ever, such a low imagination superhero.
Batman is pretty cool but I don’t like how he can asspull and win every fight by being rich and having the right equipment. And the diehard Batman fanbase with their ”Batman with prep time could beat _____” is just ridiculous.
DC ofc (before 2016 at least).
I don’t really read new comics. I tried… but most of them I just give up after reading 3/4 pages… it’s just too woke without interesting ideas/stories… I want to read about badass characters kicking ass in a messed up world with a good story and deep meanings… I don’t want to read about all men are bad and you are part of the problem stuff :/
But I welcome suggestions.
I’ll direct you to my reply above, wherein I list several solid books!
Like most people, I love both, but I would go with DC. I like the fact that it has a darker tone, and (although it might sound a little biased) I grew with a lot of DC content and not so much of Marvel. Besides, if we compare their latest shit projects (Gotham High and New Warriors), I would rather read Gotham High.
I am a DC Comics fan. And have been for a very long time. My collection shows it.
I have an account with my local comic books store where in my file I get Batman, Superman, Harley Quinn, The Flash, etc.
I also collect Aquaman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, etc.
The only NON-DC comics I get are;
Marvels: Conan The Barbarian (1970-1993), The Savage Sword of Conan The Barbarian (1974-1995), Conan The King (1980-1989), Conan Saga (1987-1995).
Also got some Aliens, Terminator titles too.
I like both DC and Marvel when they were actually good but they have more misses than hits nowadays.
Gotta go DC—Batman and Superman were my bois growing up. Between comics, animated series, and movies, DC rules it all before the MCU. I do have quite a few Spider-Man comics, so not strictly DC.
I’m only interested in specific characters, so both really.
If I absolutely have to pick, Marvel, because most of my favourite characters from there. Also DC has too many god-level characters for me and don’t enjoy space/aliens/multiverse stories all that much, which Marvel also has, but DC has a lot more of from what I’ve seen. idk I’m still new to American comics, I mainly read the older stuff.
and blae99 before you boo me allow me to clarify by what i mean marvel is
Amazing spider man
Punisher ghost rider
that what i mean by marvel not the muc now but old mcu
I like DC better , but not by much. I’m an indie comic guy now mostly. DC have a few titles I think are still cool. Dark knights Metal, Dooms day clock and a few other. ( I know some people did not like Dooms day clock, to each their own I say )
Marvel comics is dead to me. They won’t get one cent of my money. They told me to go to hell. I’m a very simple guy. very easy to please.
I like action, cool manly men, attractive females , good art, good story and good fight sceans. Marvel Gives me Soy PC crap, poorly drawn art, they go out of there way to make all the females look as unattractive as possible ( offten you can’t tell the men from the woman, i’m not saying all the females need D cups, but dam let me be able to tell them apart with a glance ) and fill the comics to the brim with hard core left wing politics. when I complain they play stupid and call me an incel and tell me not to buy there comics. well i got the message loud and clear. manga gives me what I need.
I hate them both right now. Freaking New warrior and gotham high are a laughing stock. Neither company can come up with anything new. Its just the same old recycled stuff.
I give all my money to Indie comics. When a beast becomes old, and slow, when its claws become dull and it can no longer stand it will be replaced with something new.
But if you put a gun to my head, I’d have to say DC.
Both James Tynion IV’s current run on Batman and the current story arc for Joshua Williamson’s Flash is also pretty solid.