Marvel and DC are the two biggest names when it comes to the Comic industry, so naturally people like to compare and contrast them. And so of course people will often ask the question “which is better?” Now I love both, that’s the simple answer. They both have their similarities and differences and I think they’re fantastic. But that’s probably not the answer you wanted is it? You probably want to know when push comes to shove, which is my personal favorite. Well, here we go.
There are a number of factors you have to consider. However, no doubt one of the biggest factors is roster. Who has a better lineup? DC has some of the most iconic and recognizable heroes ever under their belt. After all, who doesn’t know about Batman and Superman? However, I personally find that Marvel has a more varied and unique set of characters. If Marvel’s proven anything lately, it’s that even characters who may have been considered “B-team” only need a good representation to launch them into Superhero stardom. If I were to name some iconic DC heroes, I’d probably name some Justice league and Teen Titan members. As for Marvel? They’ve got Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Heroes for Hire, Guardians of the Galaxy, to name a few. The Marvel roster feels a bit more lively to me.
One thing that I do absolutely love about the DC universe is the general tone. The DC universe is darker and a little more serious. It’s also worth noting that my second favorite movie trilogy of all time was set in the DC universe. I’m referring to the Dark Knight Trilogy if you hadn’t guessed yet. Although, while we’re on the subject of movies, Marvel has been killing it lately. Avengers, Iron Man, The Winter Soldier, and Thor: The Dark World are only a few examples of great movies that Marvel has produced in recent years, with plenty to look forward to in the future.
For me however, Marvel as an ace in the hole. The cosmic side of their universe. The Avengers and X-Men are great, but where Marvel really shines is outside of Earth. We’re talking about the Nova Corps, Guardians of the Galaxy, Asgardians, Thanos, Galactus, Silver surfer, etc! The vast and colorful cosmic universe that Marvel has painted is so intricate and creative, you have to appreciate it.
So, who wins? Well for me:
So what did you think of my reasoning? Which do you prefer? Let me know!