Are you a DC or a MARVEL fan? Say why
(I'm a marvel fan because, well... it's beter all around;))
repost here from PM...
kingdom come is a pure storyline, the part that makes it so fantastic is because in the end it isn't about superheroes or villains...
it's not about a cosmic battle or a villain taking over the world.
it's about human endevour to survive, it's about how humans make mistakes and have to move on.
to put it simply, it's a story about hope.
thats what i feel makes it stand out from any other book, done by DC, Marvel, or any other publisher
your point is great i see how the concept of the novel is great
but Earth X was and is a great story
It showed how the world even with all the hero's can be turned evil with one person, and that one person along with some help can corrupt the world.
For that is what us humans are corruptable, for we have no faith in ourselves to go up against something stronger or more powerful.
and i will admit, earth X was an amazing story, it is the high point of Marvel's publishing
in my opinion though, it's just the flip side of kingdom come...
while kingdom come shows hope and faith through the entire storyline, the fact that normal humans can overcome insurmountable odd's to achieve peace.
Earth X shows the exact opposite, as you stated.
i just get a greater feeling of hope for the future from Kingdom Come, while Earth X left me a bit empty from the storyline.
both are amazing stories though
I will admit this dc does have the better villian in terms of takign over liek joker when he got 99.9% of mr whats hsi name power instead of destroying reality he made all superheros bad and the wolrd the way he wanted when thanos got in the heart of the universe he destroyed it so ill give dc that better original villains.
i cnat say the same though i havnt finished Kingdom Hell i barly started it but i have known what happens in it since well it finished and after i finish Sandman i will open the book up and when i finish with both Kingdom Come and The Kingdom we can argue a bit more but
Earth X also had its peace in it.
Captain Marvel was a peace maker and also a evil man. He wanted a place where all could live happily and peaceful but his methods were a bit too much. because the (spoilers ahead) cosmic shards were too much for each person corrupting them. And in some part of my mind i think he knew it would happen, and wanted to see who was worthy of Paradise.
firstly, ignore the kingdom...
while it did have an amazing plotline with Hypertime in it, it's nowhere near as good as Kingdom Come
i think we're just going to have to agree to disagree on this one :D
i'm quite happy to accept Earth X is an absolutely amazing book, i now have the urge to dig it out and read through it again.
i'm just sticking with Kingdom Come for my favorite though
"Buckshot says:"What? Ladies and gentlemen a third combatant has entered the fight! WSU > Marvel > DC That's my opinion. It's not based on any one story, just what I think overall."
Isn't WSU owned by DC?
It's like Image Comics and Top Cow.
I like marvel's characters better. I am not a big fan of the all powerful Superman universe. A character like that here and there is ok but it seems like everyone in DC has to have Super Speed, Strength, and Durability if you want to be considered a hero(with the except of Batman the God Slayer).
After a lot of years without it in France, I start to read DC in american comics and now, I think it's better. (JLA, JSA, birds of prey, teen titans, outsiders, legion of super-heros). The characters are good and the stories are the real super-hero thing I like ( good feelings, a majority of good ends). I always like the X-Men and the Avengers ( among others marvel characters)but I think that, now, Marvel was too violent (how many dead and blood in X-men and the new mutants). Besides, I don't stand anymore to see Wolverine in every comics ( and winning against everyone) even if I like the guy. In conclusion, I think that Marvel' staff don't known if they have to advance (the new avengers, the youngs avengers), to step back (House of M, the 198, I hate) and simply take money with merchandasing and movies.
The Time Keeper says:
"In my book, Marvel is better. Mainly because I've never seen or heard of a story that comes close to the league in Infinity Gauntlet/Watch/War/Crusade."
The Original Crisis? The Dark Knight Returns? Kingdom Come? I like em both but the Marvel byes makes me want to say DC all day.
I generally prefer DC. I like the mythic quality that DC has. They also have alot of character to them. So I think that mythiness puts DC over the edge for me.
I don't think the DCU is that overpowered, it just seems it because of DC's big sellers compared to Marvel's. Marvel have plenty of Superman level characters and cosmic story lines, just that Spidey and the X-Men sell better. DC has lots of characters with few to no powers (besides Batman) but they tend to get overshadowed by the characters in the JLA.
To me though, the whole Civil War has made the Marvel U worse, not better. My hope is that WW Hulk will improve things. I guess that's another thread though.
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