You definitely heard those three words beside each other at some point. Marvel versus DC. They have had a rivalry for quite a while. Lets explore it a bit more. Shall we begin?
First of all, it’s really important to point out DC was created before Marvel. Well, if we want to be politically correct, National Allied Publications was created before Timely Comics. Of course, both companies changed their names many, many times.
Also, writers for both companies were often great friends. They even has multiple partnerships. They both worked on the (ugh) Wizard of Oz Comic and there were multiple DC-Marvel Crossover comics. However, they always both had a clean business rivalry. And for some reason, Marvel was always more popular.
If you have Netflix, I really recommend watching the interview with Stan Lee they have. He tells quite a funny story of DC trying to figure out why Marvel is so popular. I strongly suggest that you check it out. It’s called “Stan Lee’s Mutants, Monsters & Marvels”. It’s quite funny too.
And so their still competing to be the most pupular on the market. But now that comics aren’t that popular anyway, they transferred their battle onto the silver-screen. And as soon as soon as Marvel’s Cinematic Universe became successful, DC announced that their making a cinematic universe. As soon as Marvel said that they’re doing a Captain America vs Iron Man film, DC said they’re doing a Superman vs Batman film.
So who do I think is winning on most front-lines? Marvel. Duh. If DC want’s to have any chance at all in this fight, they need to think of something really original. Not comics. Not live-action movies. Something else. They are going to have to risk it big time.
I hope that you had fun reading this post. Who do you think is winning? And what does the other company need to do to get in the lead? Please let me know in the comments. If you don’t have a wordpress account, then do not worry. You can just use the handy contact form or vote in the poll. Guys, have a really awesome Friday and a great weekend. See you on Monday!