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Bk Ray

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Subj: Marvel Universe vs DC Universe: critically?
Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 at 01:52:56 pm CST (Viewed 155 times)

Cosmic Hierarchy - Tough one, the MU is so much more defined and everyone on this board knows Death, Eternity, they also sweep cosmic and mystical forces very neatly and this is core to the universe. Thor is the son of Odin, Silver Surfer is the herald of a skyfather being, Dr Strange invokes the power of Demons and Elder Gods etc.

They generally do a better job than DC even with New Genesis and the GLC, but DC blows them away with the Endless, Marvel just can't compete at this type of storytelling. However the Infinity Gauntlet is probably the greatest ever cosmic story, it beats Crisis in pure wow factor. Hickman 'the Hackman' has hurt Starlin's legacy IMO, but luckily most people don't seem to be considering his storytelling to much.

Winner: Marvel, by quantity. On pure top end scales, I would say the Sandman beats anything Marvel can offer, but it's isolated and Marvel in general play this game better on average.

Marvel - A, DC - B

Iconic Heroes - Yeah, DC wins this. Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman. Marvel have made great strides in the last 15 years. Thor, Iron Man and Cap are getting there and Spiderman, Wolverine, Hulk have always been popular. They STILL don't have an A class female though.

Marvel - B, DC - A

Iconic Villains - Wow. DC have Luthor, Joker, Deathstroke, Darkseid, Marvel have Thanos, Dr Doom, Loki, Magneto. This is probably a dead heat.

Marvel - B, DC - B

Social Commentary - Marvel have heroes you can relate to - Spiderman, the X-Men are basically the LGBTQ community. In a sense, DC are to iconic and removed. The Watchmen series negates the gap somewhat critically, but at it's best is a self contained series.

Marvel - A, DC - C


Yeah, Marvel wins this somewhat easily.

Marvel - A, DC - C

All time critical appeal

Marvel have the Infinity Gauntlet, Secret Wars, DC have the entire run of the Sandman and the Watchmen

Marvel - B, DC - A

Overall - Marvel probably wins on average.


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