Are You Marvel Or DC?

Does there need to be a choice? I was meeting some people for the first time the other day, and I told them that I’m really into comic books and […]

Does there need to be a choice?

I was meeting some people for the first time the other day, and I told them that I’m really into comic books and the comic culture. One of them looked at me and asked: “So do you like DC or Marvel better?”

Seriously? That’s your question for me? Wanting to know which I favor more? Well here’s the simple answer: Neither and both!

I’m not a fan of this idea that I need to pick either DC Comics or Marvel. Why does this have to be a choice? Where is it written that I only have to like one or the other? 

Both companies put out some good stuff and they also put out some really awful stuff, but you can’t be serious in asking me which publisher I’m loyal too. There are some great characters in each company and some I relate to more than others. There have also been some stories I like more than others. There have also been some God-awful ones even though it might be one of my favorite characters. 

Yes, I do lean more towards DC characters, but that’s a preference, not an ultimatum. I seriously know comic readers that will not read a specific publisher. To me that’s assinine. I like to read everything I can. I base my decisions on that. I’ll never understand people that won’t read something just because it’s not Marvel or not DC. It’s just stupid 

And if we are being completely honest, if you want me to choose between the two, I’ll just name a third party publisher like Dark Horse, Image, IDW, or Valiant. And why stop there? There are so many independent publishers out there as well. Why not check some of them out? 

So bottom line, it’s OK to have a preference, but don’t limit yourself. There’s a whole world of comics out there. Try something new and you might surprise yourself.

 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.