response to Avengers/JLA #2
Note: This piece originally appeared in a slightly different
form in the Fanboy Planet forums.
I would like to make all of the disclaimers up front. I've
always made mine DC. That being said, I'm really enjoying
this series so far.
is showing the Marvel Heroes to be the punks that they are.
What was with the gang attack on Superman in the second issue
by Hercules, She-Hulk, Wonder Man, the Vision and Iron Man?
Supes' fault that he handed Thor his stupid little winged
helmet. These Marvel wimps are just lucky that they are fighting
a post-Crisis Superman. Twenty years ago Superman could
have taken out Galactus (even if Galactus was in possession
of the Cosmic Cube, the Infinity Gauntlet and the Ultimate
said it all when he stated that the DC Heroes are generally
more powerful than the Marvel Heroes. Even if for a second
you think that Thor with his hammer is as strong as Superman
(which he's not!), Superman has got it all over Thor in the
speed department. Wonder Woman is similarly faster than Hercules,
while the Martian Manhunter (as is being shown currently in
JLA) is in a league all by himself.
should count their lucky stars that Captain Marvel and Power
Girl haven't shown up. If Krypto had seen what they did to
Superman a couple of Marvel "heroes" would be very
sorry. Heck, I think even Hoppy the Marvel Bunny could go
a couple of rounds with Wonder Man.
is doing a good job in clarifying the fundamental differences
between the two universes. The Marvel Universe is filled with
a bunch of wimps and whiners! Does anyone enjoy being a super-hero
in the Marvel Universe? It's all so depressing over there.
really such a miserable existence having superpowers? Reading
a Marvel book is like listening to a supermodel complain about
how she didn't have any dates in high school or an actor complain
about how hard they had to work for those four weeks on location
in Tahiti to earn twenty million dollars (boo hoo!). You have
the proportionate strength of a spider and you're married
to a supermodel; life ain't that bad.
Universe is generally filled with characters that have more
noble traits. Sure, Batman's a little nutty and Green Arrow
is a womanizer, but they're not Wolverine or The Punisher.
When compared to Namor, Aquaman seems downright jolly. That's
one of the reasons why any company attempts to "marvelize"
a character seem to ring hollow. Hal Jordan would never have
destroyed the Green Lantern Corps! But I digress...
comic books to see good triumph over evil. Superman's right.
The world should be a better place with heroes in it, not