Who has better character designs: Marvel or DC

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Poll Who has better character designs: Marvel or DC (46 votes)

Marvel 37%
Dc 50%
Other 2%
Barney 17%

Who has cooler character designs?

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Joker solos.

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@rawsos: They got a lot of good character tho.

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#6  Edited By DRdaddy

Dc all the way

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#8  Edited By Ready_4_Madness

DC characters look godly

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I like DC more, but I have to call this one a tie

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Marvel. Though of course, it comes down to personal preference and varies per era.

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DC.

Choosing between DC and Marvel was difficult enough, but with Barney in the mix, I broke a sweat over my decision.

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#14  Edited By EmmaFrostXmen

DC stomps, and I love Marvel about the same amount

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I'd say DC though I'm too bias here. I love Kyle Rayner suits(his regular personal GL suit, his 6 other emotional corps version, White Lantern suit and his Omega Lantern Suit). Then there's Carol Ferris, Zatanna, Donna, Diana, Post Crisis Lilith, Delirium of the Endless and several others(too many to name tbh).

Marvel has some nice ones that i like as well such as Spider-Man(multiple designs), Spider-woman, Silk, Ms Marvel(Carol Danvers), X-23, Jean Grey, Rachel and Infinity with obviously some more but these are the ones i thought of off the top of my head.

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Marvel. Only exceptions are Green Lantern, Batman, and maybe Flash/Kid Flash.

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#18 TakenStew22  Online

Marvel characters look better to me.

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DC.

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#20  Edited By OG_Guts

Marvel stomps

Look at this shit

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And these are supposed to be DC's big profile heroes?! Lmao

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@og_guts: why are showing those old pictures (martian man hunter is fine tho)

this is Aquaman

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Barney solos.

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In all honesty, I tend to enjoy DC designs more, but I know that's because I've historically always preferred it over Marvel. But I think they're about the same, when you compare their best and their averages.

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@exauce: Hey, classic Iron Man looks beautiful.

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@takenstew22: Lol are u really sure about that? cuz man, it clearly doesn't

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@exauce said:

@takenstew22: Lol are u really sure about that? cuz man, it clearly doesn't

I am very sure. I like colorful designs.

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There's no way to answer this. I prefer Marvel, I find the entire street level side to be extremely aesthetically satisfying. Punisher, Daredevil, Spiderman, Blade, even dr strange all have looks that I prefer over all of DC. Does that mean they're objectively better designed? No. There are many interations, New 52 is a low for DC in my opinion, and much of the newer art has let me down. But I will admit to always preferring the look of many marvel heroes I read.

When it comes to things like live action, I do believe Marvel takes it. Comics? Difficult but I stay thinking Marvel.

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Something about DC designs.

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@exauce said:

@takenstew22: Lol are u really sure about that? cuz man, it clearly doesn't

I am very sure. I like colorful designs.

Alright, that makes more sense

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#31  Edited By byondeon

Picked other because they both have good and bad character designs.

Honestly tho, this is honestly the coolest character design ever tbh (that isn't my favorite character):

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Note that Ironheart isn't the best imo, as the best one imo is my favorite character. However it's the best one that isn't my favorite

Here is the best:

Phyla-Vell and Moondragon (Moondragons before the classic outfit)
Phyla-Vell and Moondragon (Moondragons before the classic outfit)

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There's no way to answer this. I prefer Marvel, I find the entire street level side to be extremely aesthetically satisfying. Punisher, Daredevil, Spiderman, Blade, even dr strange all have looks that I prefer over all of DC. Does that mean they're objectively better designed? No. There are many interations, New 52 is a low for DC in my opinion, and much of the newer art has let me down. But I will admit to always preferring the look of many marvel heroes I read.

When it comes to things like live action, I do believe Marvel takes it. Comics? Difficult but I stay thinking Marvel.

Pretty much this. I prefer Marvel in general so it's almost impossible for me to be unbiased.

However DC obviously has great designs of their own. I love COIE AM's design.

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Well Marvel has lots of mutans or modified humans (Wolverine, X-men, Inhumans, Hulk, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Captain America, Ant-Man/Giant-Man, ...). It allows to have a wide variety of beings and styles.

Also Marvel has more big popular teams thant DC (X-Men, Avengers, FF, ...). Team titles bring in even more characters than single hero titles.

DC has more beings that are not mutans but extraterrestrials (Martian Manhunter, Superman, some Green Lanterns, Lobo, Mr. Miracle, Orion, ...).

DC also has all it's Vertigo Univers that brings lots of diversity (Swamp Thing, Watchmen, Hellblazer, Sandman, Lucifer, Fable, Animal Man, Jonah Hex, Doom Patrol, Metal Men, Omega Men, L.E.G.I.O.N., ...).

DC has as well a very wide space univers with the Green Lanterns, Lobo, The 4th World (Apokolips, Neo-Genesis, Darkseid, Orion, ...).

Of course they both have their lot of Gods/demi-gods, underwater beings, super-scientists, recognisable vilains, magical/fantasy beings and street level characters.

In all I thing DC has more variety and diversity, and recognisable designs, thus making it better.

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#35  Edited By entropy_aegis

Unless one has looked at every single character there is no way one can answer this and even then it's all subjective.

I think Marvel's women are more sensibly designed overall and their street level characters have a lot more variety in terms of aesthetic. Let's be honest here, DC has propensity to be lazy, if one character hits the jackpot then DC tries to replicate it with other characters, visuals included. The Arrow family for instance is just a bunch of differently colored archers. Marvel has Blade, Punisher, Wolverine, Black Panther, Captain America, Daredevil, Bucky, Hawkeye, etc. DC just has Batman and his Robins (minus modern Tim Drake).

DC I think has better designed villains overall. Sure Doom, Red Skull, Magneto and Venom look incredible but the average Marvel villain loses out to the average DC villain. Compare Scarecrow to Mr Fear, Bane to Crossbones/Bruiser, Deathstroke to Taskmaster, Darkseid to Apocalypse, Joker to... well anyone and then there's Sinestro and Black Adam, Brainiac and Zoom and Doomsday and Poison Ivy and so on.

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@exauce said:

@og_guts: why are showing those old pictures (martian man hunter is fine tho)

this is Aquaman

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The art is different the design is not.

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Y'all must've forgot how good the Marvel Now designs were

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@kgb725: the design is different with intent in modern day. Back then Aquaman’s suit wasn’t designed to be armour like.

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Well it's Hard to say.

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#41  Edited By exauce

@kgb725: Yea but one clearly looks better than the other