Let me start this by saying that I'm only a casual comicbook/superhero fan. I didn't even take any notice of which superheroes belonged to which company (DC or Marvel) until recently. However, ever since I was a kid, I would be drawn to certain charcters and not others. Only recently did I discover that the characters I was drawn to belonged to the DC comicbook company. Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and The Flash. These were always the heroes I was interested in. They all seem ,to me at least, to have some kind of edginess and a certain darkness that the Marvel characters lack.
Now I don't know much about comics, and I don't know much about the back stories behind the characters. I'm talking purely about the characters' aesthetic image.
This prefererence of mine translates over to the movies as well. I noticed that I found the Marvel affiliated movies kind of uninteresting. At the same time I have always been more excited about the DC movies, and found them to be the better movies as well. This was all before I was conscious of the DC/Marvel rivalry.
This is an indication that the 2 companies may have a distinct identity and aesthetic. I can't really put my finger on what these differences are, but I recognize that they exist.
I'm hoping that anyone with a better knowledge of comicbook culture could enlighten me on this topic, or if anyone has any opinions/preferences of their own.
I hope this topic isn't too far removed from the interests of any members in this forum. (Or too nerdy, but I highly doubt that).
Edited by dcfac73 - 4/21/14 at 4:20am