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Let's see. Gambit, Magik, Beast, Storm, Spiderman, Ben Reilly, Sauron, Tusk, the brood, Venom, Carnage, ect,ect. you get the picture.
However Spawn is my favorite western comic, and Todd McFarlen worked for Marvel so lol ;P.
I like Marvel for the Avengers (and related solo titles) and the cosmic stuff (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, Annihilators, etc...), but overall I prefer DC. I was apprehensive about the New 52, but overall I've been really impressed, with a couple of exceptions (Outsiders is AWFUL).
And Terra. I hate Terra to begin with. Sigh.. I was hoping BB/Rae would happen in the new universe as well. Bleh.
Yes, I know I have issues.
He's orange. And has a monkey chest.
And I swear he needs to avoid Terra..
But apparent his color has something to do with the Animal Man comics, and there are apparently some sort of natural forces fighting called The Red, The Green, and one other.
Edited by Ferlion on 2/17/2012 10:11 PM PST
I guess the color change dose make sense if they are tying him into things happening in Animal Man.
....still doesn't feel right
Changeling/Beast Boy was my first favorite superhero ever. My first comic book was the Teen Titans story where Deathstroke killed him and then his friends went on this huge quest to bring him back to life and had to fight evil gods and everything.
It just seemed so cool back then the way his friends went through so much just to get him back.
I like what DC has done with the New 52, though all I'm following right now is Batman.
Spiderman, the X-men, Hulk, FF, these will all have special places in my heart.
Right now though IDW is tops, with titles like TMNT, Memorial, Locke and Key. Amazing stories.
Does anyone remember Dave Sims?
Cerebus, for the win.
Actually I think the Red and the Green have been around for a while, since the Vertigo days I think.
I just don't think they ever really did much with them outside of the Animal Man and Swamp Thing books.
I think there was a few odd references about Vixen being tapped into the Red.
I think the Green always had a quasi mystical thing going for it while the Red was something about Morphogenic fields and such. Now both are quasi mystical and they made it into a three way conflict between the Red, the Green and the Rot. IE: Animal Life vs. Plant Life vs. Disease and decomposition. All three forces think they should be the dominant one on earth and right now the Red is winning because humans count as animals.
The writers on Animal Man and Swamp Thing have put together a really tight cosmology and they are both great books right now.
Not 100% sure I like fitting Beast Boy into all of that but I can certainly see why DC wants to tighten things like that up since they are rebooting things anyway.
I just hope they don't mess up his personality. He was always a fun goofy kid (except when he was evil), I'm hoping they don't try and turn him into a raging Wolvie Clone.
and then I remember what they did to Starfire and all hope feels lost.
As far as print media goes, I perfer Marvel - I think they give more depth to character development over a broader range, while DC feels like it really only gives deeper development to the "big names" (usually superman and batman, for example). I also think the big crossover story arcs are generally better as well. I greatly enjoyed Civil War (Death of Captain America).
TV animation-wise, DC has marvel beat hands down. Batman:TAS is arguably the greatest super hero cartoon ever produced. When people ask "Who was the best Joker?" and many reply Mark Hammil over various physical actors, thats really saying something. In a nod to Marvel, The Avengers:EMH is really pretty good (I'd put it slightly above justice league) as well and I am looking forward to the new season.
Film/Live-action, its a tough call but I give a slight edge to marvel. While I think the "best" of the DC movies are better than the "best" of the marvel movies (Dark Knight and/or Superman I, easily the best), the worst are infinitely worse. Didn't see any nipples molded into Wolverines costume, just sayin'. As for TV, the Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno was probably the best when considering the limitations of special effects at the time.
Edited by Nekronom on 3/9/2012 1:15 PM PST
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