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Posted by Saberscar223 (4173 posts) 3 months, 3 days ago

Poll: Who could Thrive more without their Main Character Marvel or DC (82 votes)

Marvel could thrive farther without Spider-Man 80%
DC could thrive farther without Batman 15%
Results 5%
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#1 Posted by Worldofthunder (4638 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel

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#2 Posted by Sophisticated_Ignorance (2120 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel has several big name characters, outside Supes, WW and Batman DC is full of no names that casuals don't know/care about so...theres your answer.

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#3 Posted by hilarityensues (124 posts) - - Show Bio

Can we just take a moment to savour DC's dying brand... So sweet.

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#4 Posted by deactivated-5b2121a0a9a00 (10000 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel. DC don't know how to handle their B-C-D list characters.

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#6 Edited by TheyCallMeBT (1013 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's see, Marvel has 4 different movies that all grossed over a billion dollars without having Spider-Man in them.

DC has two films that made over a billion dollars and both are Batman films, there's your answer.

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#7 Edited by almighty290 (32 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-Man is not the "main character" of Marvel.

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#8 Posted by infantfinite128 (4761 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel

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#9 Posted by Geraldofvengerberg (346 posts) - - Show Bio
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DC comics without Batman . Oh Boi

Entire DC is Batman fanboy club with nostalgia for their old mascot Superman

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#10 Posted by skywalker95 (1922 posts) - - Show Bio

@almighty290: WTF? Spider-Man is their Mascot and Flagship Character.

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#11 Posted by mrmonster (10715 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely Marvel. Without Spider-Man, they could easily fall back on Iron Man or Captain America. DC wouldn't have as easy a time without Batman.

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#14 Posted by Ghostodoofus (3719 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty sure Superman and Batman are the two main superheroes of DC. Without Batman, DC still has its other main icon. Marvel would be much worse off without Spider-Man.

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#16 Posted by TonyMartial (5407 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel has several big name characters, outside Supes, WW and Batman DC is full of no names that casuals don't know/care about so...theres your answer.

Not true. Joker, Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Robin are very well known characters.

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#17 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (5167 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty sure Superman and Batman are the two main superheroes of DC. Without Batman, DC still has its other main icon. Marvel would be much worse off without Spider-Man.

Marvel had the MCU dominating without spidey in it. They literally proved quite recently they can do perfectly well without its flagship.

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#18 Posted by byrd42 (777 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty sure Superman and Batman are the two main superheroes of DC. Without Batman, DC still has its other main icon. Marvel would be much worse off without Spider-Man.

You need to re-evaluate. Spider Man Homecoming made 880 million world wide. The MCU has had 6 movies do better than that, and 4 of those 6 did not have Spider Man in it at all.

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#19 Posted by JohnCena69swag (3183 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty sure the mcu made iron man marvel's new top dog.

And dc can't survive without Batgod.

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#21 Edited by RukelnikovFTW (5167 posts) - - Show Bio

@johncena69swag said:

I'm pretty sure the mcu made iron man marvel's new top dog.

And dc can't survive without Batgod.

Nah, as of 2014, Spidey was still doing more than every other Marvel AND DC ip combined

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#22 Posted by KingFrieza (1227 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel easily, they can make a hit out of random nobodies...

They are much better with their other characters then dc is...

DC relies on superman and batman, i’ll admit that both are incredibly iconic characters, and are both worth a insane amount, but without them, they’ll sink...

Marvel would lose some profit, but not much will change, and since the non flagship characters are better known then with DC, it will be far easier to catch up on profit.

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#23 Edited by Sophisticated_Ignorance (2120 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonymartial: and all of those is a Batman ally/villian, thus proving the point that without Batman DC is fleeting

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#24 Posted by King-Stranglehold da first (6230 posts) - - Show Bio

No offense to DC but there's a reason they have a defined trinity whereas Marvel doesn't. Marvel easily. They're basically doing it right now.

DC doesn't even push Shazam for some reason.

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#25 Edited by FullMetalEmprah (2147 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Marvel but both would suffer heavily if they got rid of either character.

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#28 Posted by Benjamin_Poindexter (799 posts) - - Show Bio

DC is afraid to do anything that's not connected to Batman.

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#29 Posted by kgb725 (17375 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel has made a bunch of randoms popular hell look at the black order as proof they didn't even exist 10 years ago

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#30 Posted by LawCol (297 posts) - - Show Bio

Comics wise, Marvel would suffer a bit without Spiderman, but they'd survive. Whereas DC tops sales is literally Batman (with a bit of Superman mixed in) and they'd fold without him.

Movie wise... Marvel doesn't even need Spiderman to make cash and they have the guts to spotlight their other characters. DC meanwhile have once more focused on Batman, meaning they'd have no shared universe without him.

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#31 Posted by TheyCallMeBT (1013 posts) - - Show Bio
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#32 Posted by MarvelandDCfan24 (5426 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a really dumb troll thread Marvel became the highest growing movie franchise ever long before Spiderman returned to them while Batman is all DC has

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#33 Posted by CptMerc1 (637 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel by far. I honestly dont think that DC could survive without Batman.

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#34 Posted by Crimson__gaze (24 posts) - - Show Bio

That's easy.

Marvel:Has a lot of big names and even then you gotta know that many of them rival Spidey in terms of popularity.

DC:Basically they have big name ones too but I don't think they can match up to Batman

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#35 Posted by Helloman (19253 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel.

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#36 Posted by Outside_85 (22232 posts) - - Show Bio

DC, since Marvel is 'at capacity' with Spiderman, while Batman is over exposed.

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#37 Edited by The_Wotan (528 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_stranglehold_da_first said:

No offense to DC but there's a reason they have a defined trinity whereas Marvel doesn't. Marvel easily. They're basically doing it right now.

DC doesn't even push Shazam for some reason.

Now this is a good question, if we look at it, this character is soon gonna get his movie released, and apparently the filming has already ended (there might be reshoots of course), but the key part of making is done so to speak, yet as you mentioned we see no actual push of this character, no comics featuring him, no advertisment, it's as if he is left in complete limbo, for some reasons unknown to us.

On-topic: Marvel.

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#38 Posted by dshipp17 (4975 posts) - - Show Bio

Without question, Marvel, as they don't have a main character, per se; they have multiple characters (Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Cap, Iron Man) and groups (e.g. Avengers, X-Men, Wakandians) who could and are standing on their own.

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#39 Posted by lamdaddy20 (1439 posts) - - Show Bio

dc is '07 cavs and batman is lebron,

i love all the characters but dc would be a lot weaker without batman than marvel without spider-man

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#41 Posted by MarvelandDCfan24 (5426 posts) - - Show Bio

DC has Batman and that's it....

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#42 Posted by Kevd4wg (7362 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel, Spider-man, while the most popular, is nowhere near as essential as Batman is to DC

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#43 Posted by Gokluma (6188 posts) - - Show Bio

DC has Superman and Wonder woman.

while Marvel needs Spiderman for longest time after their other characters are failing in sells like carol.

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#44 Posted by The_living_tribunal_24 (4305 posts) - - Show Bio

i dont know if marvel has main characters tho, besides cap that is.And cap is the single most boring hero of our generation and i wouldnt miss him.

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#45 Posted by deathstroke512 (1628 posts) - - Show Bio

Dc,the house that batman built.

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#46 Posted by JuJuCrunk (437 posts) - - Show Bio

Not even lying. If DC somehow lost Batman they're done.

It's not even debatable.