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Is Zack Snyder saying DC superheroes are important whereas Marvel characters are just a romp?

May. 1, 2013by: Alex Maidy

So, this could get messy. Zack Snyder has firmly planted himself on the DC side of the eternal Marvel vs. DC fan battle. Obviously as the man behind MAN OF STEEL and potentially JUSTICE LEAGUE, Snyder has to state his case for why DC is more relevant than the other guys.

Here is a quote from Snyder on why Superman is the archetype that all superheroes have imitated.

“It’s Superman. If you get it right he’s kinda transcendent. the Superman shield is the second most recognisable symbol on planet Earth other than the Christian cross.”

“If you get it right, that’s the question you’ll be asking everyone else. That should be the question you’re asking Iron Man and Thor. How is it that you feel you can be making a superhero movie in a world where Superman and Batman exist?”

There has never been a doubt that Superman has always represented a God-like figure in literature.  There has been tons of analysis of the man from Krypton, especially the Richard Donner SUPERMAN films, and how they follow a Biblical storylne similar to Jesus.  Speaking of Biblical, check out why Snyder thinks that makes DC "better" than Marvel:

“They truly are purer archetypes…They’re literally Biblical. If you get the DC characters right, they can be important, they can be about us. It’s not just a romp. That’s the fun, for me, of working on this movie. We got that it was important. We weren’t apologising for Superman, which I feel has happened in the past. It’s Superman, for God’s sake. He’s a thing to be celebrated.”

For myself, I always gravitated more towards Marvel comics because they took place in the real world in cities like New York and Los Angeles while DC felt a little more fictional with Metropolis and Gotham City.  DC also feels a lot more intricate than Marvel.  I have always been able to jump in to any Marvel comic with no problem for continuity but DC has seemed a bit more difficult to access.  But, I could be trying with the wrong titles.

Whatever the case may be, Marvel has the cinematic stronghold right now.  DC will never have a problem selling audiences on Batman or Superman, with MAN OF STEEL poised to be huge this summer.  But, secondary heroes from DC will have a much more uphill road to climb, no matter what.  DC fans exist in huge numbers and are surely anticipating getting their heroes up on the screen.  But, is Snyder making a convincing argument?

MAN OF STEEL opens everywhere on June 14, 2013.

Source: ScreenRant

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2:55PM on 05/01/2013
He's half right. I think a lot of classic DC heroes were created on the myth angle as something we should strive to be, especially Superman, where as the classic Marvel heroes, they aren't just romps. Stan Lee, at the very least, tried to make them more identifiable than what DC was doing. That's why Spiderman isn't a handsome billionaire or why the Fantastic Four isn't a well-oiled machine but a bickering family and why the Hulk becomes a monster not a god.

I also think modern DC has
He's half right. I think a lot of classic DC heroes were created on the myth angle as something we should strive to be, especially Superman, where as the classic Marvel heroes, they aren't just romps. Stan Lee, at the very least, tried to make them more identifiable than what DC was doing. That's why Spiderman isn't a handsome billionaire or why the Fantastic Four isn't a well-oiled machine but a bickering family and why the Hulk becomes a monster not a god.

I also think modern DC has dropped that myth angle for the most part except for Superman.
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3:29PM on 05/01/2013
Green arrow, Martian manhunter, aquaman, captain marvel, zatanna, dr fate, cyborg, catwoman, robin, super girl....come on now, pulling out blue beatle and booster gold shows ur more of a man than u let on
Green arrow, Martian manhunter, aquaman, captain marvel, zatanna, dr fate, cyborg, catwoman, robin, super girl....come on now, pulling out blue beatle and booster gold shows ur more of a man than u let on
2:58PM on 05/01/2013
I am more of a DC guy myself, but I absolutely love Marvel as well. Both have great superheroes and super villains that are just as good as one another.

It's great that we are finally getting a proper Superman film and hopefully it leads to a great Justice League film, but right now Marvel is just God like in what they have done to connect all of their films and how they are going to do it for Phase 2 and 3. Overall I would say Snyder and/or DC can't praise themselves too much over Marvel
I am more of a DC guy myself, but I absolutely love Marvel as well. Both have great superheroes and super villains that are just as good as one another.

It's great that we are finally getting a proper Superman film and hopefully it leads to a great Justice League film, but right now Marvel is just God like in what they have done to connect all of their films and how they are going to do it for Phase 2 and 3. Overall I would say Snyder and/or DC can't praise themselves too much over Marvel after Marvel has had the upper hand since Iron Man 1 came out.
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3:01PM on 05/01/2013

Nice try, Zack.

Nice try.
Nice try.
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3:02PM on 05/01/2013

What is he smoking?!

Is Snyder crazy? After the core of the Justice League, (Supes, Bats, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Hawk Man, Green Lantern), name 10 DC heroes, haha you can't. Marvel has way more recognizable heroes. There's a reason there have been 3 Iron Man movies, 2 Thor movies, 2 Cap movies, etc... How many Blue Beatle movies have there been or Booster Gold movies...exactly. I love Snyders movies, but those comments were stupid.
Is Snyder crazy? After the core of the Justice League, (Supes, Bats, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Hawk Man, Green Lantern), name 10 DC heroes, haha you can't. Marvel has way more recognizable heroes. There's a reason there have been 3 Iron Man movies, 2 Thor movies, 2 Cap movies, etc... How many Blue Beatle movies have there been or Booster Gold movies...exactly. I love Snyders movies, but those comments were stupid.
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8:04AM on 05/02/2013
cant believe no one has replied yet, but come on, Aquaman, Martain Manhunter, Captain Marvel, Cyborg, Supergirl, Robin, Nightwing, Dr. Fate, Zatanna, Green Arrow....the fact that you pull out Blue Beetle and Booster Gold says your more of a fan than you let on
cant believe no one has replied yet, but come on, Aquaman, Martain Manhunter, Captain Marvel, Cyborg, Supergirl, Robin, Nightwing, Dr. Fate, Zatanna, Green Arrow....the fact that you pull out Blue Beetle and Booster Gold says your more of a fan than you let on
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3:02PM on 05/01/2013
i always thought marvel was more for the casual comic reader while dc was more for the nerd purists. kind of like how star wars is more for casual movie goers and star trek is more for science nerds.
i always thought marvel was more for the casual comic reader while dc was more for the nerd purists. kind of like how star wars is more for casual movie goers and star trek is more for science nerds.
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3:15PM on 05/01/2013
I can see that
I can see that
3:18PM on 05/01/2013

Why make a DC vs Marvel thing out of it?

In his original statement there is no mention of Marvel at all, he is just talking about DC heroes. Snyder never compared it to Marvel himself, but the site makes a "why Snyder thinks that makes DC "better" than Marvel" out of it...
In his original statement there is no mention of Marvel at all, he is just talking about DC heroes. Snyder never compared it to Marvel himself, but the site makes a "why Snyder thinks that makes DC "better" than Marvel" out of it...
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3:18PM on 05/01/2013

Here we go again...

A few sites have picked up on Snyder's comments and tried to spin it as DC vs Marvel. I'm pretty sure that's NOT what Snyder meant at all. When he's saying how DC's characters are more "purer", he's not saying 'purer than Marvels'. He was speaking in non-specific terms towards superheroes in general, not Marvel.

And again, when he's talking about "the question you'll be asking everyone else" in regards to Iron Man or Thor, he was directly answering a question thrown at him about how he went
A few sites have picked up on Snyder's comments and tried to spin it as DC vs Marvel. I'm pretty sure that's NOT what Snyder meant at all. When he's saying how DC's characters are more "purer", he's not saying 'purer than Marvels'. He was speaking in non-specific terms towards superheroes in general, not Marvel.

And again, when he's talking about "the question you'll be asking everyone else" in regards to Iron Man or Thor, he was directly answering a question thrown at him about how he went about making a superhero movie in a genre that's dominated by Marvel movies. All he meant was that when everything is said and done with Man of Steel, we just might be asking the same question to Iron Man and Thor's directors in regards to Batman and Man of Steel. Nothing more. If anything, he's just very confident in his movie, which is a very good thing. I see how it could easily be spun off into anti-Marvel sentiments or whatever, but I honestly don't think Snyder meant that at all. I mean, why would he alienate HALF the audience for his superhero movie?
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3:24PM on 05/01/2013
I see what you're saying, but you may have wanted to reword:

"He was speaking in non-specific terms towards superheroes in general, not Marvel. "

So aside from all DC characters, he was just referring to the rest of the superheroes? That's pretty much the same sentiment, except now you've gone and dragged indies in here.
I see what you're saying, but you may have wanted to reword:

"He was speaking in non-specific terms towards superheroes in general, not Marvel. "

So aside from all DC characters, he was just referring to the rest of the superheroes? That's pretty much the same sentiment, except now you've gone and dragged indies in here.
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3:18PM on 05/01/2013
It's true, DC's characters are "purer archetypes". Which is why I don't find them nearly as interesting as Marvel's.
It's true, DC's characters are "purer archetypes". Which is why I don't find them nearly as interesting as Marvel's.
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3:19PM on 05/01/2013

how do you start a nerd bloodfest?

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3:21PM on 05/01/2013
Whereas, Marvel tried their damnedest to give us fun characters that had messages like being different is ok, but it can be a tragic struggle (X-Men), with great power comes great responsibility (Spiderman), alcoholism is a real problem (Iron Man), and if there's a god, he's probably an alien (Thor). Aside from what they do, very few DC characters achieve that without being heavy-handed or trying to be relevant (ie: the time Green Arrow tried to fight heroin on the STREETS MAN in the late
Whereas, Marvel tried their damnedest to give us fun characters that had messages like being different is ok, but it can be a tragic struggle (X-Men), with great power comes great responsibility (Spiderman), alcoholism is a real problem (Iron Man), and if there's a god, he's probably an alien (Thor). Aside from what they do, very few DC characters achieve that without being heavy-handed or trying to be relevant (ie: the time Green Arrow tried to fight heroin on the STREETS MAN in the late 70's).


....said the Batman fanboy.
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3:27PM on 05/01/2013
I think his comments are pretty stupid. Both universes are nothing more than fiction to be enjoyed. It's a dude with super powers and a set of ideals to inspire people to do good things, like pretty much ALL good guy cookie cutter superhero's do.
I am looking forward to Man of Steel but let's face it, it's just a movie. I mean, how many times does Superman have to fight the same enemy? Zod or Luther? Is this the best Superman movies can offer?
I'm a fan of both universes. I don't need to
I think his comments are pretty stupid. Both universes are nothing more than fiction to be enjoyed. It's a dude with super powers and a set of ideals to inspire people to do good things, like pretty much ALL good guy cookie cutter superhero's do.
I am looking forward to Man of Steel but let's face it, it's just a movie. I mean, how many times does Superman have to fight the same enemy? Zod or Luther? Is this the best Superman movies can offer?
I'm a fan of both universes. I don't need to pick a side.
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2:04AM on 05/02/2013
Superman is a FICTIONAL dude with super powers and a set of ideals to inspire people to do good things.

Hmm. You're right. That does sound like Jesus. ;)
Superman is a FICTIONAL dude with super powers and a set of ideals to inspire people to do good things.

Hmm. You're right. That does sound like Jesus. ;)
3:32PM on 05/01/2013
The Bible has had plenty of influence on fiction. "it's a dude with super powers and a set of ideals to inspire people to do good things" You just described Jesus
The Bible has had plenty of influence on fiction. "it's a dude with super powers and a set of ideals to inspire people to do good things" You just described Jesus
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3:27PM on 05/01/2013
Eh, DC has never been as interesting to me. The archetypes have always felt a little too generic and Superman has always felt boring to me. About the only DC "superhero" that I like is Batman. Besides that, I can't really get excited about DC. Marvel, on the other hand, has always interested me. Something about it feels darker, grittier, and more relate able. While DC has only Batman to interest me, Marvel has a whole mess of characters, including Spiderman, Punisher, several X-Men, and the
Eh, DC has never been as interesting to me. The archetypes have always felt a little too generic and Superman has always felt boring to me. About the only DC "superhero" that I like is Batman. Besides that, I can't really get excited about DC. Marvel, on the other hand, has always interested me. Something about it feels darker, grittier, and more relate able. While DC has only Batman to interest me, Marvel has a whole mess of characters, including Spiderman, Punisher, several X-Men, and the list goes on.
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3:28PM on 05/01/2013
This guy should keep his mouth shut until MOS comes out. It could still bomb.
This guy should keep his mouth shut until MOS comes out. It could still bomb.
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3:29PM on 05/01/2013
I can sort of get behind what he's saying. I don't really think one is better than the other, I just think it comes down to what you want out of a comic book story. I think DC has strived to present their heroes as biblical archetypes, their heroes and society is something we should strive to be. Whereas Marvel presents their heroes and society as how we are and how people overcome challenges in the real world. One is not better than the other, they're just telling their hero stories in
I can sort of get behind what he's saying. I don't really think one is better than the other, I just think it comes down to what you want out of a comic book story. I think DC has strived to present their heroes as biblical archetypes, their heroes and society is something we should strive to be. Whereas Marvel presents their heroes and society as how we are and how people overcome challenges in the real world. One is not better than the other, they're just telling their hero stories in different contexts.
As for Snyder's comments about DC, while Superman will definitely be the biggest hit of the summer this year, there is no way DC will be able to match Marvel in the cinematic universe. Marvel has already created something unique and the ball has already started rolling. And that ball is picking up pace and growing in size as it rolls. DC has left it too late to gain enough momentum to catch up with Marvel. I think there best bet to match box office dollars is to create the overall universe, but only tell one off stories (i.e. Nolan's Batman trilogy is the Batman trilogy, Man of Steel has it's own trilogy, create a Wonder Woman and Flas and Green Lantern Trilogy).
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3:40PM on 05/01/2013

READ CAREFULLY!

Really sad how some sites interpreted something into it...Just try read Snyders quote, without the Marvel stuff some sites are writing around it:
They truly are purer archetypesTheyre literally Biblical. If you get the DC characters right, they can be important, they can be about us. Its not just a romp. Thats the fun, for me, of working on this movie. We got that it was important. We werent apologising for Superman, which I feel has happened in the past. Its Superman, for Gods sake.
Really sad how some sites interpreted something into it...Just try read Snyders quote, without the Marvel stuff some sites are writing around it:
They truly are purer archetypesTheyre literally Biblical. If you get the DC characters right, they can be important, they can be about us. Its not just a romp. Thats the fun, for me, of working on this movie. We got that it was important. We werent apologising for Superman, which I feel has happened in the past. Its Superman, for Gods sake. Hes a thing to be celebrated.
Now, where does he say that DC heroes are better than Marvel or any other superheroes? I hate it that some sites just want to fuel the DC vs Marvel hate...
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3:50PM on 05/01/2013

Words definitely taken out of context

Hes not saying one is better than the other.

Also

"But, secondary heroes from DC will have a much more uphill road to climb, no matter what"

Please remember that only 5 years ago many of marvels newer movies and heroes faced a similar uphill climb. Thor. Cap. Ant man. Guardians of the Galaxy. If Marvel can do it. Dc can too. Both collective properties can co exist and give us quality cinematic adventures.
Hes not saying one is better than the other.

Also

"But, secondary heroes from DC will have a much more uphill road to climb, no matter what"

Please remember that only 5 years ago many of marvels newer movies and heroes faced a similar uphill climb. Thor. Cap. Ant man. Guardians of the Galaxy. If Marvel can do it. Dc can too. Both collective properties can co exist and give us quality cinematic adventures.
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3:51PM on 05/01/2013
Im not sure where he is putting down Marvel here?
I dont think anyone can deny that the DC world (via big screen) is a more serious, and darker world that Nolan has created when compared to Marvel. To be honest i like that both are different in their own way, i like the Nolan made it more serious and dark, and i like that Marvel is the lighter alternative. I myself am not a fan of marvel's universe, but thats what makes everyone different, and the enjoyable part is that there is something
Im not sure where he is putting down Marvel here?
I dont think anyone can deny that the DC world (via big screen) is a more serious, and darker world that Nolan has created when compared to Marvel. To be honest i like that both are different in their own way, i like the Nolan made it more serious and dark, and i like that Marvel is the lighter alternative. I myself am not a fan of marvel's universe, but thats what makes everyone different, and the enjoyable part is that there is something out there for everyone. All Snyder is saying is that DC's films have a more depth to them, no harm done? Shouldn't really make a DC vs Marvel out of this.
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1:12PM on 05/02/2013
1) But I am denying that Marvel movies have been lighter than the DC movies. It just so happens that Marvel has had more success with lighter fare.
2) The X-Men have always been darker heroes. That's why the X-Men were not popular in the sixties:people didn't want to read about heroes who suffered persecution.
3) If you are looking for substance then maybe superhero films are not what you should be watching. I completely forgot about Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider" Spirit of Vengence.
1) But I am denying that Marvel movies have been lighter than the DC movies. It just so happens that Marvel has had more success with lighter fare.
2) The X-Men have always been darker heroes. That's why the X-Men were not popular in the sixties:people didn't want to read about heroes who suffered persecution.
3) If you are looking for substance then maybe superhero films are not what you should be watching. I completely forgot about Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider" Spirit of Vengence. Ghost Rider was also a product of the 70s horror wave in the comics.
4) I didn't say Avengers was dark: I said Whedon promised "Death, death and death" in Avengers 2. I also said i would believe it when I see it. But certainly Iron Man 3 was much darker than 1 or 2 so there's reason to believe that Marvel Phase 2 will be darker than Marvel Phase 1.
5) Iron Man 3 reeked of Dark Knight Rises. But that's not a bad thing: when somebody shows you how to end a trilogy you follow their example. I think Spiderman 3 and X-Men 3 both suffered from studio interference: not everything has to be a trilogy.
6) Green Lantern and Iron Man 2 both look better on TV than they did on the big screen. Directors nowadays think that moviegoers want a big spectacle but the truth is we are jaded from all the CGI that we see in video games that we don't want to see 2 hours of CGI: we want a good story with tension about characters we care about.
7) No, not every DC character is darker than Marvel's: in fact, Batman is the only one who can be described as dark. If Superman isn't a "big blue boy scout" in Man of Steel then it won't be Superman.
3:01AM on 05/02/2013
1) I didn't say the comic world, i said "via the big screen"...
2) Xmen are not dark as far as i'm concerned, along with that the characters aren't and can not be expressed with as much depth as the DC universe.. because of the multiples of characters, and the Xmen franchise based its stories around wolverine.
3) Blade, i liked it, but for me there was always substance missing.. don't get me wrong its a good film (1.2) but had they did Blade now with all the other superhero success, then we
1) I didn't say the comic world, i said "via the big screen"...
2) Xmen are not dark as far as i'm concerned, along with that the characters aren't and can not be expressed with as much depth as the DC universe.. because of the multiples of characters, and the Xmen franchise based its stories around wolverine.
3) Blade, i liked it, but for me there was always substance missing.. don't get me wrong its a good film (1.2) but had they did Blade now with all the other superhero success, then we would have a much better film.
4) Avengers was not dark, it was fight scene followed by jokes, a rise in tension cut by comic relief.
5) Marvel is getting darker now with IM3, and i feel its because of the success that the Dark Knight brought. Don't forget a solo film franchise vs the Avengers (star studded cast with sub plots from their own solo films). Amazing spider man went that route too, only sony cant do spiderman right.
6) Green lantern will always fail as far as i'm concerned, but not for light or dark reasons... based on the fact that the character and the characters world is pure cgi.. Green lantern could be done well in a JLOA because you wont have to use so much cgi, and you can spend more money on the little he uses.
7) Not every DC character has to be darker then a Marvel, just as of now that seems to be the case, and on top of the that the characters have more depth, true archetypes, better story telling, more relatable, and so on.
2:49AM on 05/02/2013
In the comics, it has always been the reverse: except for Batman, DC heroes have always been beacons of light. Superman? Wonder Woman? Green Lantern? Comics as a whole turned darker in the 70s with horror comics making a comeback and eventually this led to the Blade series of films. Then Frank Miller came along and both Marvel and DC became darker as a result of his work on Daredevil, Batman, Wolverine and Elektra. The Punisher's appearance in Daredevil also made him a fan favorite. At
In the comics, it has always been the reverse: except for Batman, DC heroes have always been beacons of light. Superman? Wonder Woman? Green Lantern? Comics as a whole turned darker in the 70s with horror comics making a comeback and eventually this led to the Blade series of films. Then Frank Miller came along and both Marvel and DC became darker as a result of his work on Daredevil, Batman, Wolverine and Elektra. The Punisher's appearance in Daredevil also made him a fan favorite. At first, DC took better advantage of the direct market with Watchmen and Constantine and both ahve been made into movies. Marvel tried to go an even more mature route with its MAX comics but Ari Arad complained that making the comics too mature could make it harder for him to promote the movies to families: there probably would never be a Nick Fury on the big screen today if Nick Fury had become an adult oriented character in the comics.

If you look at the movies, Marvel movies started out darker too with Blade 1-3, the Punisher 1-2, X-Men 1-3, Hulk, Daredevil and Elektra compared to Superman 1-4, Supergirl, Steel, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Superman Returns, Catwoman and the Green Lantern. The Batman movies by Burton and Nolan were the exception. Marvel has had success with lighter fare (Fantastic Four 1-2, Spiderman 1-4, Iron Man 1-2, Captain America, Thor, the Avengers) but DC has apparently decided that bright and cheery is not the way to go. Even Marvel has taken a step towards the dark side with the Spiderman movies having become darker and darker from the first one where the Green Goblin looked like a Power Ranger. And the Fantastic Four reboot will have to be darker to distinguish it from the bright and cheery movies with Jessica Alba and Chris Evans.

Even the Avengers movies are getting darker: Iron Man 3 is a lot darker than the bright and cheery Iron Man 2, Captain America 2 is expected to be similar in tone and Thor? It's subtitled "the Dark World". Skeptics are wondering how Guardinas of the Galaxy can be taken seriously with a talking raccoon. Well, obviously, there is going to have to be a lot of death and destruction in that movie, partly so Marvel won't face a failure of the magnitude of Green Lantern and partly to establish a darker tone for Avengers 2 which Whedon says will feature "Death, death and death". Whether or not there is a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 might depend on how many of them survive Avengers 2: if Guardians of the Galaxy is a huge success and a sequel is in the works then the "Death" we see in Avengers 2 might just refer to the goddess named Death and not actual characters getting killed off.
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4:06PM on 05/01/2013
I don't think he outright mentions Marvel here. He just said DC movies aren't a romp.
I don't think he outright mentions Marvel here. He just said DC movies aren't a romp.
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4:11PM on 05/01/2013

Marvel vs. DC.

I'm sure Snyder wasn't trying to start some nerd army flame war.

As for the two comics companies, Growing up I always liked Marvel better, but as an adult I read much more DC. Especially since the New 52 reorganization straightened out their absurd continuity issue. As a kid, jumping into a DC title was virtually impossible. They had fucked up their timeline 8 ways from the weekend. But the New 52 has streamlined most of it and all of the titles I have read so far are really firing on all
I'm sure Snyder wasn't trying to start some nerd army flame war.

As for the two comics companies, Growing up I always liked Marvel better, but as an adult I read much more DC. Especially since the New 52 reorganization straightened out their absurd continuity issue. As a kid, jumping into a DC title was virtually impossible. They had fucked up their timeline 8 ways from the weekend. But the New 52 has streamlined most of it and all of the titles I have read so far are really firing on all cylinders. I would also argue that, universally, DC characters are more iconic than their Marvel counterparts.

Marvel had some continuity issues too, but it was never as bad. Marvel has now gone into a direction with their universe that I don't care for. I'm a huge fan of writers like Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, etc. But I don't think that their uber-sophisticated, post-modern sensibilities are appropriate at all times for every title. Marvel comics have really pushed their entire comics lineup in that direction. I enjoy some of it, but I cannot imagine a kid picking up one of their comics these days. In both price and content they are almost strictly for adults, and that is a shame. Neither of my sons gives a rat's ass about comic books. They enjoy the movies, but never ask for or pick up a comic. I wonder about when the generation that grew up with comics, my generation, dies out if comic books will still continue? The medium seems to have turned its back on the younger generation.
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4:33PM on 05/01/2013

Flammer

this is taking someone out of context.
this is taking someone out of context.
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5:06PM on 05/01/2013
Aaaaah...I'm just glad to be alive in a world where both universes exist!
Aaaaah...I'm just glad to be alive in a world where both universes exist!
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5:06PM on 05/01/2013

I Can Understand His Point

As film icons, DC Comics heroes have been superior for a long time. Well, if not superior, then present in cinemas longer than Marvel. So, to state something like that isn't a big deal. But, ever since Marvel started making quality films based on their heroes, they've dominated cinemas and continue to do so. It's basically a coin flip which is better based on your personal tastes. As for Snyder; who cares what he thinks, he's just a director.
As film icons, DC Comics heroes have been superior for a long time. Well, if not superior, then present in cinemas longer than Marvel. So, to state something like that isn't a big deal. But, ever since Marvel started making quality films based on their heroes, they've dominated cinemas and continue to do so. It's basically a coin flip which is better based on your personal tastes. As for Snyder; who cares what he thinks, he's just a director.
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5:17PM on 05/01/2013
Ya, Aquaman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, and the 100 other superheros all have so much meaning.....You're an idiot, Snyder. It's no wonder you think slow-mo adds so much to a movie.
Ya, Aquaman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, and the 100 other superheros all have so much meaning.....You're an idiot, Snyder. It's no wonder you think slow-mo adds so much to a movie.
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5:23PM on 05/01/2013

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kind of comments are a bit silly, because obviously he isn't going to praise Marvel and hes working on a DC movie. And if it was reverse and he was doing Marvels movies and Joss was doing DC. He would praise Marvel over DC. Some comments just need to be left unsaid.
kind of comments are a bit silly, because obviously he isn't going to praise Marvel and hes working on a DC movie. And if it was reverse and he was doing Marvels movies and Joss was doing DC. He would praise Marvel over DC. Some comments just need to be left unsaid.
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5:55PM on 05/01/2013
This does seem to be taken out of context, it just to me at least sounds more like a shot at Singer's version of Superman. All DC pretty much has is Batman & Superman & he seems very excited he got to make a Superman movie. I also feel with the way Nolan handled Batman that people expect DC to be more serious now, while Marvel is indeed more lighthearted. Some people really just need to lighten up & not be so negative all the time. I would not even have called this newsworthy, just an excuse
This does seem to be taken out of context, it just to me at least sounds more like a shot at Singer's version of Superman. All DC pretty much has is Batman & Superman & he seems very excited he got to make a Superman movie. I also feel with the way Nolan handled Batman that people expect DC to be more serious now, while Marvel is indeed more lighthearted. Some people really just need to lighten up & not be so negative all the time. I would not even have called this newsworthy, just an excuse to get people to rant.
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5:58PM on 05/01/2013

Go Home Alex

This type of flame wars belong at comicbookmovie.com and sites like that!
This type of flame wars belong at comicbookmovie.com and sites like that!
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10:50PM on 05/01/2013
OMG! Thank you!! I wanted to say that too...if you read what I said up there I agree....I'm not buying that Snyder said this stuff like that....its just total BS!! Anyone with half a brain is never going to say 'DC is better than Marvel' its an 8 year olds argument... Snyder is smart enough to make something like Watchmen then he's alright in my book. Cheers Samurai Jack!!!!
OMG! Thank you!! I wanted to say that too...if you read what I said up there I agree....I'm not buying that Snyder said this stuff like that....its just total BS!! Anyone with half a brain is never going to say 'DC is better than Marvel' its an 8 year olds argument... Snyder is smart enough to make something like Watchmen then he's alright in my book. Cheers Samurai Jack!!!!
6:19PM on 05/01/2013

Dont agree

I like both companies but Snyder's on the wrong track, Marvel's heroes haves always been more human and relatable (Spiderman, Iron Man, Daredevil, Wolverine) while DC 's characters are closer to mythlogical figures (Superman, Wonder Woman, etc).
I like both companies but Snyder's on the wrong track, Marvel's heroes haves always been more human and relatable (Spiderman, Iron Man, Daredevil, Wolverine) while DC 's characters are closer to mythlogical figures (Superman, Wonder Woman, etc).
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7:43PM on 05/01/2013

To be or not to be...

Many films (and stories) base their characters on archetypes, however many do not. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Personally I found the ham-handed and obvious way the "Superman As Christ Metaphor" was handled in Superman Returns distracting and unnecessary.

But archetypes or not, just give us a good goddamn story and I'll go see it.
Many films (and stories) base their characters on archetypes, however many do not. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Personally I found the ham-handed and obvious way the "Superman As Christ Metaphor" was handled in Superman Returns distracting and unnecessary.

But archetypes or not, just give us a good goddamn story and I'll go see it.
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7:45PM on 05/01/2013

In answer to the question posed in the headline:

"IS ZACK SNYDER SAYING DC SUPERHEROES ARE IMPORTANT WHEREAS MARVEL CHARACTERS ARE JUST A ROMP?"

No, Alex. He's not. Back to journalism school with you. Also, English Comprehension 101.
"IS ZACK SNYDER SAYING DC SUPERHEROES ARE IMPORTANT WHEREAS MARVEL CHARACTERS ARE JUST A ROMP?"

No, Alex. He's not. Back to journalism school with you. Also, English Comprehension 101.
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7:47PM on 05/01/2013
DC superheroes are certainly more like Greek mythology, while Marvel is bit more real world.

But I don't understand Snyder, because Goyer has said several times in the past that he took the Marvel approach with both the Batman Begins & Man of Steel scripts. Goyer says Marvel characters are more accessible than DC.
DC superheroes are certainly more like Greek mythology, while Marvel is bit more real world.

But I don't understand Snyder, because Goyer has said several times in the past that he took the Marvel approach with both the Batman Begins & Man of Steel scripts. Goyer says Marvel characters are more accessible than DC.
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8:10PM on 05/01/2013
I'm not a Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, or Vertigo guy. I like writers. Moore, Ennis, Miller. Much in the same way I like directors and not studios. Give me a good story and decent artist, that's all I need.
I'm not a Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, or Vertigo guy. I like writers. Moore, Ennis, Miller. Much in the same way I like directors and not studios. Give me a good story and decent artist, that's all I need.
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8:42PM on 05/01/2013
I'm not a Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, or Vertigo guy. I like writers. Moore, Ennis, Miller. Much in the same way I like directors and not studios. Give me a good story and decent artist, that's all I need.
I'm not a Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, or Vertigo guy. I like writers. Moore, Ennis, Miller. Much in the same way I like directors and not studios. Give me a good story and decent artist, that's all I need.
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10:10PM on 05/01/2013

Don't give a shit..Love 'em both.

Marvel *AND* DC. Comics & films...always have, always will.
Marvel *AND* DC. Comics & films...always have, always will.
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10:25PM on 05/01/2013
Just...

Shut up dude.
Just...

Shut up dude.
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10:46PM on 05/01/2013

??

Let me get this straight....he said the quote above with the exact words that "DC is BETTER than Marvel"??? I'm not sure I'm buying that he said the word "BETTER"....that's not sticking...I can see him saying 'more relevant' or 'more important because'....etc. etc...I love both Marvel and DC for different reasons but DC's superhero's are like archetypes, very much so. For me I grew up watching Super Friends and I just love those guys, everything about them, the bright cheesy colors and the no
Let me get this straight....he said the quote above with the exact words that "DC is BETTER than Marvel"??? I'm not sure I'm buying that he said the word "BETTER"....that's not sticking...I can see him saying 'more relevant' or 'more important because'....etc. etc...I love both Marvel and DC for different reasons but DC's superhero's are like archetypes, very much so. For me I grew up watching Super Friends and I just love those guys, everything about them, the bright cheesy colors and the no kill policy and just everything man...When I look at a Flash action figure or Superman it brings me right back when I was 5.....So they hold a different place in my heart than Marvel does...I mean Spiderman was like a god to me growing up, but DC just has so many characters that I feel that way about....but there was never a competition to me, I just enjoyed all of them. So for Snyder to say the word 'better' I don't think so, taken out of context or he misspoke but I'm not buying that that man said those words like that, sorry.
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11:19PM on 05/01/2013

Erm...

Sorry, but am I the only one who thinks the title of this article is way out of context?? He didn't say anything remotely close to "DC IS BETTER THAN MARVEL BLAH BLAH BLAH". He mentioned Iron Man and Thor in a respectful way, and the other quote at the bottom is nothing like that. Who wrote this? These kind of articles make me sick.
Sorry, but am I the only one who thinks the title of this article is way out of context?? He didn't say anything remotely close to "DC IS BETTER THAN MARVEL BLAH BLAH BLAH". He mentioned Iron Man and Thor in a respectful way, and the other quote at the bottom is nothing like that. Who wrote this? These kind of articles make me sick.
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11:43PM on 05/01/2013
I'm much more of a DC guy but I really have nothing against Marvel and I think it's perfectly fine to appreciate them both. Yes, when I think of archetypical superheroes, I think of the Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. However, when I think of superheroes being brought to the forefront of popular culture, I think of things like how the X-Men addressed civil rights issues at the time and how Spider-Man was a teenage superhero who wasn't a kid sidekick. I think Marvel films like
I'm much more of a DC guy but I really have nothing against Marvel and I think it's perfectly fine to appreciate them both. Yes, when I think of archetypical superheroes, I think of the Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. However, when I think of superheroes being brought to the forefront of popular culture, I think of things like how the X-Men addressed civil rights issues at the time and how Spider-Man was a teenage superhero who wasn't a kid sidekick. I think Marvel films like Blade, X-Men and Spider-Man really got 21st Century superhero movies off the ground. Also, Snyder is being perfectly reasonable. The title of the article is at least a little sensationalistic. At the end of the day, some of DC's heroes *may* be purer archetypes, but they can spawn bad, bad movies all the same.
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12:50AM on 05/02/2013

MARVEL and DC are like Coke and Pepsi...

They're both selling you the same thing, but with a slightly different flavor. There are exceptions in each universe of course, but on the whole I've always looked at it like this. DC characters are Gods learning to become human, while MARVEL characters are humans learning to become Gods. MARVEL characters tend to be more accidental superheroes, or everyday people given God-like powers like Spider-Man and X-MEN. DC characters are much more driven to become heroes, or born into their roles like
They're both selling you the same thing, but with a slightly different flavor. There are exceptions in each universe of course, but on the whole I've always looked at it like this. DC characters are Gods learning to become human, while MARVEL characters are humans learning to become Gods. MARVEL characters tend to be more accidental superheroes, or everyday people given God-like powers like Spider-Man and X-MEN. DC characters are much more driven to become heroes, or born into their roles like Superman, Wonder Woman or Aquaman. Even Batman is born into his role as the Prince of Gotham, as is Green Arrow, and the Green Lantern Corps are like the Knights of the Round Table protecting the realm. There's also a bigger sense of Legacy in the DCU, passing it down to the next generation with things like the JSA and Teen Titans, with the JLA in the middle. Thor is probably the most DC-like of the MARVEL U, while The Flash (Barry Allen) is the most MARVEL-like of the DCU.
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8:20PM on 05/02/2013
This may be one of the best comments I have ever heard regarding this topic. This pretty much sums it up.
This may be one of the best comments I have ever heard regarding this topic. This pretty much sums it up.
1:04AM on 05/02/2013
I think you've put it extremely well, particularly the point about DC characters being gods learning to become human with Marvel characters being humans learning to become gods, and the emphasis of legacy in the DCU.
I think you've put it extremely well, particularly the point about DC characters being gods learning to become human with Marvel characters being humans learning to become gods, and the emphasis of legacy in the DCU.
1:06AM on 05/02/2013
"Marvel heroes are reactive, they want to live their lives and the problems come to them. DC heroes are pro-active, they put on a costume and they go out looking for trouble."- Dan Didio, Co-publisher of DC Comics. And this is why I'm more of a DC comics fan over Marvel and why I root/hope for them to get their shit together cinematic wise. Because no one in the DCU has to be told by anyone that "with great power comes great responsibility", they already know that, it's in the marrow of their
"Marvel heroes are reactive, they want to live their lives and the problems come to them. DC heroes are pro-active, they put on a costume and they go out looking for trouble."- Dan Didio, Co-publisher of DC Comics. And this is why I'm more of a DC comics fan over Marvel and why I root/hope for them to get their shit together cinematic wise. Because no one in the DCU has to be told by anyone that "with great power comes great responsibility", they already know that, it's in the marrow of their bones and in the fiber of their being. We all love Batman, but EVERY DC character deserves their shot on the big screen to show people who aren't in the know that they are just as relevant, viable and worthy.
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2:11AM on 05/02/2013
I think Stan Lee showed how silly it was for somebody to spend all of his life being a superhero: as deeplu in love as he may be, Peter Parker can't keep a girlfriend; as hard working as he may be, he can't keep a job; as smart as he may be, he can't do well in school; this is all because he spends too much time being Spiderman. Unless you are paid to be a superhero, being a superhero is a hobby and if you spend all your time being that superhero then it has become an unhealthy obsession. It
I think Stan Lee showed how silly it was for somebody to spend all of his life being a superhero: as deeplu in love as he may be, Peter Parker can't keep a girlfriend; as hard working as he may be, he can't keep a job; as smart as he may be, he can't do well in school; this is all because he spends too much time being Spiderman. Unless you are paid to be a superhero, being a superhero is a hobby and if you spend all your time being that superhero then it has become an unhealthy obsession. It makes sense that the Avengers show up when they are needed.
2:11AM on 05/02/2013
@educatedblade- I'm sorry my opinions don't jive with yours, agree to disagree and all that. I'd rather see a character who is pro-active and then has to live with the conflicts that arise out of that decision than some sad sack who's all "woe is me, I have super powers". It looks like they're going that route for Man of Steel which probably pleases you but disappoints me. I already live in reality I don't go to these movies for a sense of realism I go to be entertained and pro-active
@educatedblade- I'm sorry my opinions don't jive with yours, agree to disagree and all that. I'd rather see a character who is pro-active and then has to live with the conflicts that arise out of that decision than some sad sack who's all "woe is me, I have super powers". It looks like they're going that route for Man of Steel which probably pleases you but disappoints me. I already live in reality I don't go to these movies for a sense of realism I go to be entertained and pro-active characters are more entertaining to me than reactive characters (IMHO). James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones are all very pro-active and it seems like it works for them.
1:41AM on 05/02/2013
You just made the argument that Marvel characters are much deeper than DC characters. Heroes that are reactive make for great storylines and films. Characters that are proactive belong in video games and comics, not movies. It's hard to make a great story out of a character that is straight proactive, he or she needs flaws like wanting to live a normal life so fans are able to quickly relate to the character. Do you know why people can relate to Spider-Man, but not Superman? Just for the
You just made the argument that Marvel characters are much deeper than DC characters. Heroes that are reactive make for great storylines and films. Characters that are proactive belong in video games and comics, not movies. It's hard to make a great story out of a character that is straight proactive, he or she needs flaws like wanting to live a normal life so fans are able to quickly relate to the character. Do you know why people can relate to Spider-Man, but not Superman? Just for the fact Spider-Man has greater flaws than superman, he is human and he makes mistakes quite often and feels the sorrow like all humans do. Superman may feel this, but he is not exactly human, his powers make him very close to immortal. Batman was great because like spider-man he is flawed and is very reactive! You points makes absolutely no sense.
1:46AM on 05/02/2013
With all this bloodshed on the message board, I kinda want to see a DC vs. Marvel movie and see nerd fights in the audience.
With all this bloodshed on the message board, I kinda want to see a DC vs. Marvel movie and see nerd fights in the audience.
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3:01AM on 05/02/2013

This site...

is really picking fights. First we had Mark Millar saying that Justice League will be a flop and then we have the director of Guardians of the Galaxy saying that they hope that it will "not be liek Green Lantern". There's always going to be friendly jibes going back and forth like the way RDJ trashed the Dark Knight when it came out the same year as Iron Man. Marvel and DC have always had a good working arrangement: it only got nasty when Jim Shooter was in charge at Marvel and he insisted
is really picking fights. First we had Mark Millar saying that Justice League will be a flop and then we have the director of Guardians of the Galaxy saying that they hope that it will "not be liek Green Lantern". There's always going to be friendly jibes going back and forth like the way RDJ trashed the Dark Knight when it came out the same year as Iron Man. Marvel and DC have always had a good working arrangement: it only got nasty when Jim Shooter was in charge at Marvel and he insisted on always saying Marvel was better than DC.
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5:33AM on 05/02/2013

to me

Marvel is really kiddy and almost souless. Just printed to make a buck.
But dc have crafted far more adult and complex worlds.

Also little thought seems to go into the marvel heroes but the back stories dc tend to be be incredible.
Marvel is really kiddy and almost souless. Just printed to make a buck.
But dc have crafted far more adult and complex worlds.

Also little thought seems to go into the marvel heroes but the back stories dc tend to be be incredible.
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12:52PM on 05/02/2013
How do you figure? Most of the old DC characters had sidekicks. It takes a really cold soulless person to put a child in danger.
How do you figure? Most of the old DC characters had sidekicks. It takes a really cold soulless person to put a child in danger.
7:05AM on 05/02/2013
The answer to your question is no, he isn't saying that. You are inferring it.
The answer to your question is no, he isn't saying that. You are inferring it.
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8:15AM on 05/02/2013

Def taking it out of context

If im picking sides (its obvious if you couldnt tell) im going with DC. Marvel has been able to pumped more movies out becuz they sold off a lot of their rights to other companies while WB is keeping everything inhouse, and thats why Marvel characters are more recognizable, but also why we got so many bad movies (2 Punishers, 2 FF, Spiderman3, X3, Xmen Origins, Daredevil, Elektra, 2 Ghost Riders, Blade Trinity, Ang Lees Hulk,) But it seems like WB is ready to really get on the ball and jump
If im picking sides (its obvious if you couldnt tell) im going with DC. Marvel has been able to pumped more movies out becuz they sold off a lot of their rights to other companies while WB is keeping everything inhouse, and thats why Marvel characters are more recognizable, but also why we got so many bad movies (2 Punishers, 2 FF, Spiderman3, X3, Xmen Origins, Daredevil, Elektra, 2 Ghost Riders, Blade Trinity, Ang Lees Hulk,) But it seems like WB is ready to really get on the ball and jump into the race, and if Man of Steel is how they are gonna make their movies going forward I'd say they are gonna make a HUGE splash
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8:03PM on 05/04/2013
Despite selling off some their characters, once Marvel started to make movies 'in-house', excluding Nolan's Batman films, Marvel has been far better critical and commercially. 'Green Lantern' failed not because it was in-house but because no care was taken to make it good. Until DC can get the right people on each property, movie-wise they will constantly fall behind.
Despite selling off some their characters, once Marvel started to make movies 'in-house', excluding Nolan's Batman films, Marvel has been far better critical and commercially. 'Green Lantern' failed not because it was in-house but because no care was taken to make it good. Until DC can get the right people on each property, movie-wise they will constantly fall behind.
12:43PM on 05/02/2013
There are some decent Marvel movies in your list (Punisher, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Hulk). Even the FF movies weren't that bad. Remember Blade, Punisher, Daredevil and Ghost Rider were not A list characters but their movies all made enough money to warrant sequels. (Elektra was a sequel to Daredevil.)
There are some decent Marvel movies in your list (Punisher, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Hulk). Even the FF movies weren't that bad. Remember Blade, Punisher, Daredevil and Ghost Rider were not A list characters but their movies all made enough money to warrant sequels. (Elektra was a sequel to Daredevil.)
8:47AM on 05/02/2013
DC and Marvel are both capable of goofy and deep hero comics. If anything DC is capable of being weirder because they take more risks with their universe, Marvel probably takes fewer chances overall. I'll quite happily read books from either publisher if they have a great creative team on them. I'd probably err on the side of DC being more interesting, but Marvel have some great characters and have crafted some pretty iconic tales over the years, and still do. With the recent relaunches I'd
DC and Marvel are both capable of goofy and deep hero comics. If anything DC is capable of being weirder because they take more risks with their universe, Marvel probably takes fewer chances overall. I'll quite happily read books from either publisher if they have a great creative team on them. I'd probably err on the side of DC being more interesting, but Marvel have some great characters and have crafted some pretty iconic tales over the years, and still do. With the recent relaunches I'd take the New 52 over Marvel Now for the most point, but I'm reading titles from both stables currently.
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9:36AM on 05/02/2013
Well I'm a DC and Marvel fan, though I grew up more Marvel. Marvel's strength is that it's characters ARE characters. They're flawed and human, occasionally petty and jealous, full of personal flaws they have to transcend. DC is fun because their heroes are these mythic archetypes, which are a blast to examine, but hard to relate to.

Sometimes you're in the mood for a character story, and sometimes you want to examine magic god-killing bullets from the Source Wall beyond time. They're
Well I'm a DC and Marvel fan, though I grew up more Marvel. Marvel's strength is that it's characters ARE characters. They're flawed and human, occasionally petty and jealous, full of personal flaws they have to transcend. DC is fun because their heroes are these mythic archetypes, which are a blast to examine, but hard to relate to.

Sometimes you're in the mood for a character story, and sometimes you want to examine magic god-killing bullets from the Source Wall beyond time. They're different, but equal, in my opinion.
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10:45AM on 05/02/2013
Reading the romp quote, I don't think Snyder was specifically referring to Marvel. I think he was referring to the kind of movie he could have made with Superman. It could either be "important" (as he says) or it could have been "just a romp". So unless there's more to the quote that provides more context, I would not accept this as a slight against Marvel.

On the other hand, I don't think Snyder knows what the word "literally" means.
Reading the romp quote, I don't think Snyder was specifically referring to Marvel. I think he was referring to the kind of movie he could have made with Superman. It could either be "important" (as he says) or it could have been "just a romp". So unless there's more to the quote that provides more context, I would not accept this as a slight against Marvel.

On the other hand, I don't think Snyder knows what the word "literally" means.
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12:25PM on 05/02/2013

So as far as DC vs Marvel goes, who wins?

Ironman vs Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Thor vs Shazam
Hulk vs Superman
Captain America vs Batman
Hawkeye vs Green Arrow
Quicksilver vs Flash
Wasp vs Bumblebee
Antman vs Atom
Vision vs Martian Manhunter
Ms. Marvel vs Wonder Woman
Scarlet Witch vs Zatanna
Black Widow vs Black Canary

ya some of these were done in the dc vs marvel crossover, but just for conversations sake
Ironman vs Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Thor vs Shazam
Hulk vs Superman
Captain America vs Batman
Hawkeye vs Green Arrow
Quicksilver vs Flash
Wasp vs Bumblebee
Antman vs Atom
Vision vs Martian Manhunter
Ms. Marvel vs Wonder Woman
Scarlet Witch vs Zatanna
Black Widow vs Black Canary

ya some of these were done in the dc vs marvel crossover, but just for conversations sake
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10:36AM on 05/03/2013
Mine would go

Green Lantern (if it was any other GL i would have gone with Iron Man, but Hal I think would beat him)
Thor
Superman
Batman
Hawkeye
Flash
Wasp
AntMan
Martain Manhunter
Wonder Woman
Scarlet Witch
Black Canary
Mine would go

Green Lantern (if it was any other GL i would have gone with Iron Man, but Hal I think would beat him)
Thor
Superman
Batman
Hawkeye
Flash
Wasp
AntMan
Martain Manhunter
Wonder Woman
Scarlet Witch
Black Canary
8:27PM on 05/02/2013
Ironman
Thor
Superman
Batman
Green Arrow
Flash
Wasp
Antman
Martian Manhunter
Wonder Woman
Zatanna
Black Canary
Ironman
Thor
Superman
Batman
Green Arrow
Flash
Wasp
Antman
Martian Manhunter
Wonder Woman
Zatanna
Black Canary
2:29PM on 05/02/2013
ahhh thank God... I Love these! And I read The 1990's DC Vs. Marvel Crossover. Here are (like they matter!) my picks.

WINNERS

SHAZAM (CAPTAIN MARVEL)
SUPERMAN
BATMAN
HAWKEYE
FLASH
WASP
ATOM
MARTAIN MANHUNTER
WONDER WOMAN
ZATANNA
BLACK WIDOW

And my extra DC Vs. Marvel Battle NAMOR Vs. AQUAMAN
Winner: AQUAMAN

This was the most fun I've had all day! Thanks!
ahhh thank God... I Love these! And I read The 1990's DC Vs. Marvel Crossover. Here are (like they matter!) my picks.

WINNERS

SHAZAM (CAPTAIN MARVEL)
SUPERMAN
BATMAN
HAWKEYE
FLASH
WASP
ATOM
MARTAIN MANHUNTER
WONDER WOMAN
ZATANNA
BLACK WIDOW

And my extra DC Vs. Marvel Battle NAMOR Vs. AQUAMAN
Winner: AQUAMAN

This was the most fun I've had all day! Thanks!
12:41PM on 05/02/2013
now theres something really worth watching, lol
now theres something really worth watching, lol
12:34PM on 05/02/2013
"Ms. Marvel vs Wonder Woman
Scarlet Witch vs Zatanna
Black Widow vs Black Canary"
Throw in Spiderwoman vs Supergirl and She-Hulk vs Powergirl and you've got the plot to Marvel vs. DC the XXX Parody.
"Ms. Marvel vs Wonder Woman
Scarlet Witch vs Zatanna
Black Widow vs Black Canary"
Throw in Spiderwoman vs Supergirl and She-Hulk vs Powergirl and you've got the plot to Marvel vs. DC the XXX Parody.
2:22PM on 05/02/2013

If DC & Warner Bros. & Snyder / Nolan & Co. Want to beat Marvel at theatres, here is ALL they need...

I have one name for Warner Bros., Christopher Nolan, Zach Snyder and all the others in the biz who want to put DC in the lead of Comics on the big screen. And that one name is....AQUAMAN....nuff said
I have one name for Warner Bros., Christopher Nolan, Zach Snyder and all the others in the biz who want to put DC in the lead of Comics on the big screen. And that one name is....AQUAMAN....nuff said
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1:29AM on 05/03/2013
I agree that it's time to see Aquaman get the big screen treatment he deserves. Been maligned in popular culture as the "guy who talks to fish" for far too long. Bonus points for your Waterworld avatar!
I agree that it's time to see Aquaman get the big screen treatment he deserves. Been maligned in popular culture as the "guy who talks to fish" for far too long. Bonus points for your Waterworld avatar!
7:19PM on 05/05/2013
Obviously it never hurts to generate a bit of controversy on the heels of such a great release for Iron Man, so there's no question that's what he's doing here. That said, it's not talking bullshit either. Superman was the first. THE first. And Batman wasn't too far after. In fact, the only "superhero" Batman had for inspiration was The Spirit. So there's definitely some merit to what he's saying. Even die-hard DC haters (as distinct from Marvel fans per se, who probably also read DC
Obviously it never hurts to generate a bit of controversy on the heels of such a great release for Iron Man, so there's no question that's what he's doing here. That said, it's not talking bullshit either. Superman was the first. THE first. And Batman wasn't too far after. In fact, the only "superhero" Batman had for inspiration was The Spirit. So there's definitely some merit to what he's saying. Even die-hard DC haters (as distinct from Marvel fans per se, who probably also read DC anyway) would have to agree with him.
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