Marvel vs. DC: A Decades Long Battle


Marvel vs. DC has been a hot topic for decades. Image Source: The Direct

Emaan Khan, Contributor

Even before the start of The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), they have had a long-lasting argument about which is better. Now that the MCU and DCEU are gaining popularity, the comics aren’t as desired as they used to be. Yet, the dispute between which holds superiority continues. 

While the DCEU was the first to release a movie, the MCU’s first Marvel movie, Iron Man, exceeded expectations. Iron Man was better in almost every way, from things as simple character casting to CGI. Superman and the Mole Men, the DCEU’s first movie was made in 1951, so let’s contrast Iron Man to a DCEU movie that is more comparable. The Dark Knight was released in 2008. While the casting for the movie was quite on point, the experience of watching the movie led me to be bored and uninterested. During Iron Man, I was entirely enraptured in the action and the plot, not once looking away, so I wouldn’t miss anything. One of the best scenes in the movie was when Pepper Potts had to remove Tony Stark’s life force, the reactor heart, from his chest, which could have easily led to his death if done wrong. On the other hand, The Dark Knight continuously bored me. The only scene I can remember is on the bridge when the Gotham School Bus wanted to cross the bridge but was quickly denied.  The scene, while the only one I vividly remember, really didn’t make much of an impact on me. I didn’t feel enraptured by the action, nor did I feel the desire to keep watching. 

Marvel and DC are different in many ways, but when it comes to the MCU I’m always greeted with delight and intrigue. Marvel has, and always will, hold my heart.