Dead Metal wrote:As for the subject at hand, it's a really mixed bag, but Superhero wise I would say it goes to Marvel because their characters are more interesting to me. The DC Superheroes just kinda feel odd and bland whenever I try to get into them, they actually kinda seem like KO characters somehow. Kinda like you're watching a movie that's a homage to something specific, they appear odd and weird. On to of that the numerous reboots, retcons and reboots and retcons of the previous reboots and retcons don't give me much faith in those books. I was kinda interested in trying DC again with their "New 52", since they claimed it was a clean fresh new start reboot, but it's not really. In some cases it just looked like an excuse to sell a new #01, like what Marvel did with "Marvel Now", just Marvel didn't claim it was a reboot and fresh new start.
However DC has Marvel beat in the whole graphic novel business, but that's mostly due to Alan Moore. Alan Moore's run on Sage of the Swamp-Thing is one of the greatest comic reads ever, I've enjoyed it far more than Watchmen or V for Vendetta.
Marvel does have really good ghs, but they're for the most part not of the same quality as Moore's work, which is a bad argument I know and it'S kinda unfair, but it's the truth. I mean, I don't give a toss about Swamp-Thing, or the characters that guest star in it, but damn I love that series so much, and Moore manages to make the (to me) odd DC characters seem kinda interesting.
DC has some old graphic novels that are good. Watchmen, Batman Year One, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing... But that's old graphic novels. The collected stuff since the New 52 is hilariously bad, in time taken to print if not quality.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Batman-Death-Fa ... rds=batman
- came out in May this year. The storyline ended in Batman #17, dated February. 2013.
Wonder Woman and Batman are the only New 52 titles with any constant quality. The others have varied, most have suffered from bad editorial decisions. I laughed loudly when I heard this September's event will jump storylines ahead 7 years or something. DC won't have any of the current teams ON these books by then, so why let them seed storylines? We'll get Supergirl complimenting Power Girl's new costume in one issue, then in the next insulting it - ten minutes later. New writers rarely agree with past ones - which is why Hobgoblin was "really" Ned Leeds in the '90s.
As for Marvel, they have a rich history they aren't afraid to alter if needs be. Rather than reboot they just retcon what they don't like. Like kids. "My laser hit you!" "Nu-uh, I got a shield!"
But not as badly as DC, at least. Just Spider-Man and anything involving time travel.
Oh, and Hickman shouldn't be allowed more than one title... I simply can't follow his Avengers stuff. Too long winded.