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The ladies of This Creative Life are pretty geeky, and the idea of a Marvel vs DC post was sure to be tough on us. Jen is way into DC. When I asked her “Marvel vs DC?” she responded “Ooh, that’s a tough question. While I’m a die-hard Batfan, and love JLA and Teen Titans, I hate what DC is doing socially these days. I’ve also always loved the X-Men and Avengers, and my latest new comic book haul was exclusively Marvel: Inhumans, Avengers, Capt. Marvel.”
I grew up on DC, for the longest time I could be quoted as saying “Superman is my favorite because he’s not human, but he helps the human race” something very similar to that is on my old MySpace page. Ha! I also grew up on Batman. Posters in my bedroom when I was in grade school until early Middle School were of Michael Jackson, Batman, and The Joker. Middle School was when I started getting into Spiderman and the Marvel universe. I went to the Dark Knight midnight release sick as can be. I had NO business being out, I was shivering sick, but there was no way I was going to miss the midnight release.
Last night I watched Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which for those of you that don’t know, the story lines on the tv show are tied in with the Marvel movie franchise, which is pretty cool. After seeing Winter Soldier I couldn’t wait to see Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to see how they were going to follow up that mind-blowing story line. I was actually pretty fussy during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. because I did not have any clue what was going on (in a good way). Sorry, I can’t say too much without giving out spoilers. Let me just say, if you’re really into the Marvel films, you should be watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jen and I went back and forth quite a bit, and to be honest, we love both Marvel and DC. So, I tried to narrow it down to May 2016, midnight release, will you be at Batman or Captain America 3? Jen said “Batman, most likely. But I would feel differently if it were Green Lantern or just Superman. I love what Marvel Studios is doing, but Batman is one of my only can’t-miss-a-premier characters. I’m gonna see the Winter Soldier this week, though. Maybe that will shift my enthusiasm a bit.”
Thinking about making a choice that night (over 2 years early!) I was soooo torn. Then I remembered Ben Affleck is the new Batman, and Jesse Eisenberg is playing Lex Luthor, that made me decide that if they both stick to releases on the same day, I will be seeing Captain America 3. Jen said “I’m trying to be open-minded about it. I hated the idea of Heath Ledger as the Joker when I first heard that news, and he proved me wrong. I also had higher hopes for Val Kilmer back in the day than what he delivered. So, I’m not stoked about the casting, but can’t knock it til I see it.” Great points, Jen! Funny enough, I had no faith in Chris Evans playing Captain America (and I LOVE Chris Evans), I just didn’t think he was that great of an actor. He totally showed he was so much more than I thought, and now I love him even more.
Do you prefer DC to Marvel, or are you like us, and love them both? We’d love to continue the discussion…