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Reverend Meteor

Subj: Re: Were the 90's kinder to DC than Marvel?
Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 at 03:02:18 pm EDT (Viewed 145 times)
Reply Subj: Were the 90's kinder to DC than Marvel?
Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 at 08:21:25 am EDT (Viewed 16 times)

    I've been rereading some 90's DC comics lately and they don't seem nearly as awful as 90's Marvel.

DC never stopped being DC. They just told some stories I didn't personally like. Marvel actually stopped being Marvel and became something else, which I'll call "Image: the Prequel."

    I just remember a lot of awful stuff from Marvel in the 90's...The Crossing, Onslaught, the clone saga (well ok I liked some of that), Heroes Reborn, Liefeld's X-Force, the Punisher, Ghost Rider etc

"Image: the Prequel."


    From what I can tell DC had some fun books in the 90's: Flash, Nightwing, Robin, Birds of Prey, Superboy, the reboot Legion (well I liked them). Granted it sounds like there was some bad stuff with Superman, Batman and Green Lantern.

I was opposed to a lot of what DC did, some (but not all) of it going back to Crisis on Infinite Earths. However, I must say, I have loved Nightwing consistently from pretty much the beginning. I also loved Robin. As for the rest of DC, it always seemed like it was still DC, despite the replacing of classic characters. DC didn't have an adolescence like Marvel did. That's what I see the 90s as for Marvel: adolescence.

Or maybe, to put it differently, DC bottled its adolescence and labelled it Vertigo. And because the characters in the stories were nearly all brand new, it all worked beautifully. Marvel, by contrast, allowed its adolescence to overtake its entire line of comics.

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