Tug of War: Marvel or DC?

I’ve been pretty busy this week so I haven’t dropped by to The Matticus Kingdom to check out your answers but I just did a quick skim and there’s been a lot of comments which is fantastic.  If you haven’t read THIS post, asking you join into The Offical  Matticus Kingdom Tug of War, well, you probably should head over HERE to check it out instead! This should spark a pretty interesting tug of war 🙂 If you are into the DC universe, well, go ahead and tug hard and well, if you want Marvel to win, pull back with all your might.

The question we are tugging for in this war is: Which universe of superheroes (and villains) is superior: Marvel or DC?

Now, the big question here is which side did I pick? I could’ve just answered in the comments but you know, I like to talk and ramble 😉 I’ll try to keep it short, ok?

Just in case you are unfamiliar, because I’m a mega beginner.  I only know about either of them because of movies.  Here’s a poster for each of them.


dc characters

So, which side am I going to pull with all my force, right?

Its really funny actually.  For all of today before I sat down to write this and search up those images, I was thinking I’d back DC comics because hey, there’s Batman, Catwoman, The Joker and some pretty impressive heros and villains.  I haven’t experienced the apparent awesomeness (from what I’e heard) of Arrow yet so it wouldn’t be fair to include that.

But, as much as it pains me to say this, lets get those apologies out there. I’m sorry, Batman, I had to let you go. I can’t defend DC Universe. If one of my really good friends read this, she will give me a lesson also, but still…

*sigh of relief* Now that thats out of the way. I’m joining all of you tugging for Marvel.

Now, hear me out, ok? I had to pick a side and not just a hero.  If it was a hero, Batman would win hands-down but I took a good hard look at DC Universe and what its had to offer (in terms of movies).  Other than Batman and Catwoman, Green Lantern was a disaster and not to mention a snoozefest. Watchmen was a mega weird one and still so boring (but apparenlty I’m the minority who thinks that), and well, I didn’t see Jonah Hex because Megan Fox was in it and I don’t really want to watch it. Call it a lack of exposure to other DC universe characters but they aren’t winning over my heart right this moment.

Isn't this concept art poster so cool?

Isn’t this concept art poster so cool?

With that said, Marvel has done a great job.  All the characters are fun.  Wolverine and X-men kicked some ass along with Cyclops and Rogue and the whole bunch.  Even the villains were pretty bad-ass.  I mean Xavier to Magneto, epic! 🙂 Then, just look at The Avengers. Would you want to mess with The Hulk? I wouldn’t.  I mean, thats one of the reasons, I would not choose DC either.  I mean, Joker is pretty nasty but some big-ass green dude can probably crush me.  Look over at the positives: Thor is just fantastic, I mean, he’s a demi-god. I think that says it all.  Ironman is not godly but he is quite torn and broken but pretty powerful in his own way.  And then, we have Hawkeye who is a great archer and Black Widow is a femme fatale right now.  A great team right there! Oh and how can I forget, Blade is in this mix also.  Who doesn’t love a vampires? I know I do!


What wins it for me has to be Spiderman though.  I mean, it was pretty much a battle between Spiderman and Batman in the first place.  I’m not very much Tobey Maguire Spiderman as opposed to Andrew Garfield but Spiderman is quite Amazing in itself.  There’s a god, a few superhumans and some pretty awesome fighting capabilities in this mesh and I’d say Marvel is the winner, for me at least 🙂

Do you agree? Maybe you disagree and you’re more of a DC Universe supporter? Head on over to the Matticus Kingdom HERE.  If you don’t want to do a post, then just leave a comment so that you can make sure that you give a bigger chance to your side.

Keep on tugging! Tomorrow is the last day to help out your side! 🙂

25 thoughts on “Tug of War: Marvel or DC?

    • Did you head over to Matticus Kingdom to cast your vote, Nick? It sounds like a tight one for this tug of war 🙂 And I agree Batman is totally awesome…maybe I need to start catching up on TV to feel the awesomenss of other characters 😉


  1. From a strictly movie basis i’d say Marvel because we have had a lot more exposure to the roster of characters, however having a vast knowledge of both comics ranging from the comics to animated tv/movies, to live action DC has the better characters and stories but its very close and both have some amazing story arc’s yet to be adapted 😀


  2. Marvel support counted, officially, as it were, or something like that. Go Team Marvel!
    And great job pointing out that while DC can shout out about how great their Batman franchise is right now, that’s kind of the only game they’ve got going on. While Marvel has created several lucrative franchises that will continue for some time. Perfectly sound and reasonable logic in my mind. But, my mind is that of Jester, and logic to me doesn’t always match up with “normal” logic. In fact, I’m not even sure what “logic” means, so I probably shouldn’t be trusted.


    • Meh, logic? Doesn’t matter 😉
      I love Batman but I still have been hesitant to check out Man of Steel till now. My next step would be to see Arrow which seems to be getting a lot of hype. But still, Marvel is having a stronger game right now 🙂


      • I loved Smallville. I watched Arrow for a bit and was disappointed. I think I went expecting the same type of Green Arrow that I had just gotten 10 seasons of (not correct because he wasn’t in the first couple seasons, but you understand my point)… So, maybe I need to revisit Arrow in a couple years when the shine of Smallville has worn off a bit.


    • You know, I can’t say I disagree because I was backing DC for the beginning of the week because of just those two characters but you know, looking at the big picture, it changes things a little.
      Gotta give Arrow a try soon 🙂 So much TV to catch up with. I’m behind with EVERYTHING!


  3. Well, coming at it from a movie perspective, at one time it would have been DC. But Marvel have really turned it around. I’m not sure DC can outmatch them on current form. So, for me, it’s Marvel.


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