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You see, there's two big names in comic books (although more and more indie companies are getting their due notice): DC and Marvel.
They both started in the late 30s, but have taken different courses through the years. DC tends to focus on more "traditional" superheroes. And they're still basically the household name. For the average person on the street, if you say superhero, you're going to think Superman, right? Marvel tends toward antiheroes, tragic pasts, and character flaws. (Remember, I'm speaking in broad terms, which I know is dangerous).
But I have to say that overall, I'm a DC fan. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that my dad is a DC fan, and so I grew up with all of his old comic books and origin story compilations.
Because I apparently can't escape from lists for this challenge, here are some of the main reasons I love DC:
- Wonder Woman (really, do you need any more?)
- DC and Marvel both have lots of female characters, but DC does better at promoting them. Quick, name female characters from Marvel that aren't in the X-Men.
- All the great movies DC is putting out now. Not just the Dark Knight, but all sorts of great animated movies (note: just because it's animated doesn't mean it's for kids).
- Their stand to risk monetary loss to keep fans reading their work