This is a rebuttal to Ty's article from yesterday where he talks about the greatness of Marvel heroes over DC
Well Ty thinks the current new hot Marvel heroes are better than the dependable characters established in DC. The word wrong is not strong enough to express my thoughts on Ty's opinions. Let us begin to take apart is non-reasoned argument.
Marvel may be hot and sexy right now, but it is just a passing fad. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic 4, the X-men - they are all just flashes in the pan compared to the influence and excitement of the DC pantheon. Superman is supreme. His list of powers is so extensive that the weakest ones would bring any middle of the road Marvel hero (super ventriloquism could easily knock out most of S.H.E.I.L.D). Superman is not only powerful, he has the most heroic soul. The idea of goodness, along with greatness, separates Superman from all other comic book heroes. The truth that Superman can own anyone, and still chooses to be the protector of humanity, is unique to his story alone. Look at a book like Red Son or read the story from the Injustice video game. When Superman wants to take control, it takes all the heroes (plus some luck) to take big blue down. In terms of secret identities, Clark Kent is the best (I will admit that Peter Parker is a close second).
Moving away from power and heroism, and transitioning to straight up badassitude, DC has Batman. I personally enjoy Superman stories more, but Batman is the granddaddy of all modern superhero stories. He has the best outfit, vehicles, and bad guys. In addition to the richness of Batman's world, he is a non super powered being. Marvel has many Batman clones, but none of them could beat up Superman. Batman can, and has done it. There is very little emo feelings on why Batman put on the costume, he is just pissed.
Marvel has some ok women super heroes, but they have nothing on Wonder Woman. She is the equal third part of the DC holy trinity. Wonder Woman does not cry out for help when she is in trouble, she is the trouble. Take a look at the graphic novel Kingdom Come. Batman and Superman spend most of the book in a petty macho argument while Wonder Women whips everyone into shape and takes on the conflict like a boss. There is no woman (or many men) in the Marvel universe that can compete with Wonder Woman's independence or toughness.
Looking at the lesser DC heroes, I believe you still find them to be better than their Marvel counterparts. The Flash and Green Arrow have great outfits, and tend to lighter in tone than the big time heroes. The teen titans created incredible characters who can easily carry on their fore bearers adventures. The world of Green Lantern reflects a cosmic scale more interesting than that of Marvel's Thanos and Galactus. Hawkman, Nightwing, Power Girl, and more add to a world more robust and interesting than the one Marvel has cultivated.
The one area people say Marvel is better than DC is film, I do not agree. The Marvel movies are fun and a nice diversion, the DC movies change cinema. The Avengers was cool, The Dark Knight was the greatest comic book movie ever. Casting a Marvel hero makes a little news, casting a DC hero dominates the news cycle. Marvel actors get some praise, DC actors win Academy Awards. On television DC is far outrunning Marvel. Arrow and The Flash are critically acclaimed and create cool worlds for lesser properties. Marvel has a couple of shows a few people watch because ABC owns the property. Batman the Animated Series is listed as one of the greatest cartoons ever, Marvel has cartoons that are mocked in their own comic books.
Ty did not talk about villains. Good thing because DC has the best ones, outside of classic Darth Vader of course.
Do you choose to disagree? Bring it.
RD is the Head editor for Seed Sing. While he does not agree with Ty, he knows Superman defends all peoples right to be wrong. He did see Man of Steel and choose to keep its name out of his DC defense.