DC is better than Marvel
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For example, I believe Hulk is an idiotic superhero. Just an angry, big green monster that just smashes things again and again. Nothing really interesting with his fighting technique. His villains are always similar and they commit to the same methods.
I get a lot of hate for having this opinion but I believe Thor is a bit boring. Many people thought the movie was too exhausting, since his character is bland. I also don't like the fact he's a god. I don't relate heroes with gods. Both of his movies were a success in the box-office but got average reviews. (Nothing too exciting.) He's just too average.
DC always has a polished story arch with better visual design. Justice League Dark for example has shown what power DC can have with their dark imagination and imagery. DC has many different and unique heroes and some of the best are hardly noticeable. DC is much more superior than Marvel on every occasion.
I also want to touch on DC's impact on television. The Flash and Arrow have been a great success in the TV world, while Gotham has been getting more publicity as time goes on. Daredevil seems to be the only successful grossing show as of now for Marvel considering Agents of Shield being a bust for some consumers.
Consumers have learned to love how DC heroes are so much different to stubborn, depressing society and how they try to fit in with the community. DC has been expanding the viewpoint of having heroes as almost outsiders and it is one of DC's strong suits.
Marvel doesn't even fit on the realism scale. Let's look at the movies released recently.
Deadpool- No-one can relate to that. Funny but no-one has ever really experienced something like this before.
The Avengers- Green Monster, God with Hammer, Mr. Patriotic, Millionaire in a suit.... I have never known anyone who as found relations with any of these things.
Guardians of the Galaxy- I've never been a raccoon. Not relatable for me.
X-Men- The whole X-Men franchise is rich but if were talking about characters relatable this does not fit.
I also would like to bring up films in the discussion as well. Such as box-office success, movies coming out or have been released. Fan feedback, etc... Because I also believe that one day DC will also dominate in the box-office.
On Deadpool Vs. Deathstroke. Deadpool was a parody of Deathstroke in his original form, however he has evovled and is now very much his own character. Deadpool's similarities seem to start and end with design. Deadpool, while most cannot conect to going crazy or his zany actions, can relate to the human side he shows in many Deadpool comics. They can relate to cancer focused story of his origins and the film. I don't know anybody whose family has not been affected by cancer in some way, it is in this way that he is relateable. Even though Deadpool does drift into these realms of relatability he is for the most part a goofball, so i digress.
I never said that the characters powers or appearances were realistic. the characters personality and reactions are however what most of us might find ourselves doing if we were put into these situations.
For the box office I was unsure of what was coming out because I haven't heard any hype for the films. Looking at DC and Marvel's realease schedule I believe that DC has growth potential because they are bringing their main heroes out and the Justice League, but Marvel has already brough some of their more obscure heros to the big screen with The Guardians and they are only trying to bring more with the Black Panther movie and Doctor Strange. (not that obscure but enough to the point that only comic book fans know about them is what I should say) . In short I think Marvel may be too far ahead for DC to "Dominate" at this point.( I really can't bring up Spider-man enough can I? I really should mention that he is the most profitable superhero worldwide)
I do agree that Deadpool is a excellent character and has grown but as you said, " Deadpool was a parody of Deathstroke in his original form, however he has evolved and is now very much his own character." Deadpool has evolved but was created by being a parody of DC antagonist, Deathstroke. So if DC never made Deathstroke, Marvel may of never developed Deadool.
DC has growth in the box office as they are planning many titles such as Suicide Squad, Aquaman, The Flash, A Shazam Film, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Cyborg and have just developed Batman v Superman. Wow, that's a lot to take in but Batman v Superman just broke a world record with the amount of money they made on their opening weekend. DC could easily dominate since Marvel has already shown so much of the avengers. How many more movies could they possibly make about the avengers? There are already 3 Iron Man films.. 2 Thor films that no one cares about, 3 avenger films, etc. People are already getting exhausted with the X-Men franchise. They already have around 10 movies half of them are bad or mediocre. Eventually people will start turning their heads to DC since it's different and many more characters have yet to be on the big screen. (The Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing, Cyborg, Aquaman, Death Stroke, Blue Beetle, Zatanna, Deadman, Kate Spencer, Black Canary, Thom Kallor and much more.
Deadpool was a parody of Deathstroke, but i don't think that should discredit his comics or his movie. Dc and Marvel have a tendency to use each others ideas to make new characters. Marvel has had more success with their parodies than DC has, however they do both do it. I do not believe that this is really a point against either DC or Marvel It really only shows that Marvel is good at adapting ideas to fit something that wasn't intended.
DC having growth doesn't exactly make up for lost time. They have movies planned, but so does Marvel. It just so happens that DC is bringing out their main line and making a Justice League Movie, most likely to rival the Avengers films. If given a choice between seeing a Captain America Movie or a Blue Beetle movie most people are going to choose Captain America just because they know who he is. It isn't a matter of right or wrong it just makes sense. The same principle applies between a choice of Batman or Black Panther movie. DC very well could do better than Marvel in the box office in coming years however that would likely be because they are introducing better known characters while Marvel is introducing the rest of their universe. It really is not a sound argument for whether or not Marvel or DC is better.
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