Marvel is better than DC: The true opinion


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Bailee Small argues that Marvel is the best!

The debate between Marvel and DC has been the talk of controversy ever since they both came into existence, but as a Marvel fan, it is without a doubt that Marvel is better, and here’s why.

Firstly, Marvel movies have more characters that have more connections both with each other and in their storylines, while DC has a lack of continuity within their cinematic universe. Flop movies are movies that are highly unsuccessful and poorly favored, and DC has had many flop movies. “Catwoman,” was a disappointment at the box office with a total gross of $85 million, and “Green Lantern” faced a similar disappointment despite Ryan Reynolds efforts.

Marvel on the other hand has had more successful box office numbers. For example, “Black Panther” grossed 1.3 billion worldwide and is #14 of the highest grossing movies of all time. From the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the origin story of Iron Man grossed over $585 million and is considered a timeless marvel movie. In comparison, doesn’t DC have more flops?



Some may argue that DC has better comics, but from the corny dialogue to the cheap CGI, it is without question that most of DC’s movies are just plain horrible. DC movie plotlines are dull, for an example. If you watch “Justice League,” then you will find Superman defeating all the members single handedly. While that is not the case in any Marvel movie. Consider the movie “Captain America: Civil War.” The battle between team Captain America and team Iron Man was evenly adjusted even though vision was on iron mans side. The amount of action is either to much or too little.

In the movie “Steel,” the action scenes had everything but action. The Justice League is often said to have too much action and too grim and gritty. DC storylines can also be difficult to follow with their casting inconsistencies, making the stories all-the-more confusing. DC tries hard to emulate marvel movies but fail to reach Marvel’s standards. For example when Marvel did a crossover with “Secret Wars,” DC followed with “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” “Doom Patrol” copied the “X-Men” (or vice versa), “Swamp Thing” copied “Man-Thing” (or vice versa), and so on.

“I believe Marvel is better than D.C.,” said Freshman Rahanna Banks. “I was introduced to both at a young age, but I leaned more towards Marvel. Marvel has more characters and a variety of stories, which we now see to be coming together and creating one big story. DC to me just seems like one group of people that they focus on and not other characters, leaving disinterest.”

Marvel heroes are more nostalgic and have an incomprehensible range of the characters. There are over 70,000 characters in the MCU, while DC only has around 10,000 characters. The MCU never disappoints to connect characters to a storyline and portray them in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Marvel also has some of the best superteams. The most popular teams include “The Avengers,” “Fantastic Four,” “X-Men,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “The Eternals.”

“Marvel has a better storyline and is more structured than DC,” freshman Scarlette Ricotta said.

Besides movies, Marvel has also had huge successes with series like “WandaVision,” “Loki,” “Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D,” “Moon Knight,” “What if?..” and more. These shows go into deeper detail for both main and side characters and showcase the versatility Marvel has to go from live-action movies, series, and animated.

“I prefer Marvel because it isnt the same material recycled over and over again and actually has an interesting point of view unlike DC,” freshman Kennedy Ewing-Chow said.

In general, Marvel is better than D.C. due to its complex characters, better superteams, relatable, superheroes, and development. There are so many aspects of Marvel that DC just can’t compete with.