Marvel Comics to DC: “I got two words for ya’!”
Words: Desmond Childs
There’s been quite a bit of news coming out of the San Diego Comic Con and it has all us nerds going crazy again. My question is why do we let ourselves get jacked up over our favorite comic book heroes getting the silver screen treatment, only for the result to be less than stellar. At least, that’s what all us DC comic fans are asking. I was conversing with my friend about DC’s chances of catching up with Marvel in the “cinematic race”. Marvel “apparently” seems to have more of a colorful cast of characters to draw from. I don’t necessarily think thats true, but I also believe DC does a suck job of hyping up their 2nd and 3rd tear super heroes. Take Flash and Aquaman. Out of the Justice League these two heroes, considered top tier in DC comics would probably be consider 2nd or 3rd tear in Marvel. And thats simply because their lives are so boring outside of being heroes. Hell, I’m not a comic book genius, but I didn’t necessarily think Batman and Superman were interesting until Frank Miller made Batman an ass and Superman’s writers “killed” him off for a bit. My point is that unless DC goes back to basics and grounds the Wonder Woman story in her whole Amazon backstory (a la Captain America and WWII), DC is destined to play second fiddle to Marvel in cinematic adaptions of their roster of super heroes. Don’t forget, Avengers and Spider-Man are due out in 2012. DC better bring it!
I think Batman and Spiderman fight to a draw. Why? Spider-Man has the reflexes and will to survive, not necessarily win. Batman is the unstoppable force to Spider-Man’s inmmovable object. That’s just what I think though Ashley, okay? Sheesh. Don’t get mad because we all know Goku would come through and handle up on everybody!