I knew right from the start, and didn’t even realize that there was a rabid rivalry until much later in life. I was exposed to titles from both companies about the same time in my youth. I read Captain America and Batman, watched Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk on TV at night and the Superfriends and reruns of Marvel cartoons from the 60’s on Saturday mornings. When I got older fell away from comics, but returned in my late teens to DC’s Catwoman and the Fantastic Four. It’s always been a balance for me, so I don’t understand how heated some people can get over which publisher they prefer. I find it silly really. Why would you link your self identity to a corporation?
I didn't know it was a thing before starting to go on ComicVine.
I'm still surprised that people consider that a normal rivalry.
I understand that when you are a Red Sox fan, as your team has to beat (for example) the Yankees, you can't really support both (and in that specific case the fans hate each other).
But what is the problem of enjoying reading both a Batman comics and a X-Men comics?
Or having fun both watching Avengers AND WonderWoman?
For me, it's silly at best.
When I realized indie comics were far far superior than both Marvel and DC combined, especially for a true intellectual and graphic novel connoisseur like myself. Refined material like Danger Girl, The Boys... Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose... such refined, delicate and nuanced stories. As time went on, I started to get even more intellectual, philosophical and deep. So deep so deep put Marvel and DC comics... to sleep.
Now the graphic novels I read don't even have illustrations, or characters, or text. Just colors and not normal colors too... colors that only have names in foreign languages... colors you don't know or have heard of... the writer of said graphic novels, are very old, and very wise spiritual holy men from Tibet who never speak or bathe, it gives the stories... a sense of profoundness, and depth, that Marvel and DC "comics" could never reach, even if they were the tallest man in the land, and depth was a small obstruction in the throat of a choking dolphin.
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