Marvel vs DC

Brace yourselves, today I’m discussing a deeply polarizing subject. One that has divided much of the western world. It’s a battle that has several decades. A topic so disputed, that picking a side could me life or death. Okay, maybe not. But it’s still a big deal. Which is better, Marvel or DC?  Both are giants in the comic book world, as well as the movie industry. But in recent years, there is a clear victor. Marvel.

It’s true, DC does have history. Superman is widely considered the first super hero and batman has been entertaining audiences for decades. However, that’s were DC stops. It only has 2 iconic characters. At least only two deserving their own movie. Marvel, on the other hand has a loaded roaster. Heroes like Spiderman, Ironman, Thor, and Captain America dominate the media.

Movie revenues are often a good indication of public interest. Let me hit you with some numbers. The average Marvel movie made $190 million while the average DC made only $129 million. DC’s most successful movie The Dark Knight, made $533 million. Marvel’s The Avengers made a whopping $620 million. DC has made 23 movies in the last 35 years. Marvel has made 28 in the last 15 years alone. Marvel is even beating DC in comic book sales. Marvel earning much more than DC is, and it’s going to be that way for a while.

Marvel continues introduce new characters to the cinematic scene with films like Deadpool and Antman. DC uses the two same old characters, Batman and Superman. It’s like that’s all they have. This really hurts them financially.

It’s not just me, many people like Marvel better, even if they won’t say it out loud. Can you blame them? DC isn’t trying too hard right now. Marvel just has more options as far as their heroes go. One realm Marvel isn’t dominating is TV. DC’s shows The Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow are doing well right now. Although, Marvel isn’t too far behind with Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Jessica Jones, and the upcoming Luke Cage.

I’m honestly excited about the rivalry between Marvel and DC. They push each other to be better. I, the fan, get to enjoy all the benefits. However, It’s clear that Marvel has got an edge. I can’t wait to see how DC plans to close the gap.


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2 Responses to Marvel vs DC

  1. Well done Enoch! You did a great job of implementing strong clear evidence to back up your points, clearly showing the audience through stats which holds the upper hand in the controversy. You were able to weave your own opinion through data, which made it stronger as a whole and made your post more interesting. You also had a strong introduction, that helped draw the reader in and immediately help them to become interested in your topic. I would say a critique would be to show evidence of where you got your data from. Without citations or a credible site to go to, it’s hard to completely convince the audience with unverified data. Including that I think would make it stronger as would a few minor grammar errors that can be caught with one more proofread. Overall well done it was a very interesting take to the prompt and all around interesting post! 🙂

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  2. caelikean says:

    Enoch, nice post. This is a fun, light topic that is engaging to read. You write it true to your thoughts, which makes it interesting. You use casual language, which is strong for connecting to your audience. My main suggestion would be to be careful with grammar and sentence structure, etc. Secondly, it may aid your argument if you define success as financially prosperous and diversity in character options. Then, you can build on your point more effectively. Great job!

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