Comicbook Companies: Who is better?
“It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a paper about the makers of them comic books! “
There’s no question that the battle between comic book companies will never end. But nothing stands out more than the feud between Marvel and DC. With both companies, having their ups and downs, we can only compare whose moment is now, and whose moment is coming. With character development and storylines are too opinionated to compare, like comparing an apple with an orange, we can only judge on who’s making more money.
From a financial analyst’s standpoint, Marvel would be the clear winner. Marvel stocks have seen a huge increase in the past few years, after grossing millions of dollars with the Spiderman movie alone. Not to mention the huge success of the Iron Man films, it is no doubt that Marvel is better in terms of making more money. Marvel stock has shown a definite increase with the release of the Spiderman series, and according to Chris Lefkow (2009) the company grew financially so much that Walt Disney decided to acquire Marvel Entertainment for 4.24 billion dollars in 2009. (Inquirer.net, Disney buys Marvel for $4B, p. 1)
From a movie critic viewpoint, the best quality of superhero films would be by DC. Why? The best superhero movie of all time would have to be the sequel to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight. Plot-wise the film is better than any other superhero film, containing layers and layers of plot twists and Oscar worthy performances from A-list actors, not to mention a great director and crew, as well as highly acclaimed special effects and scenes. No other superhero movie would be able to compare to the standard set by The Dark Knight in terms of character depth and plot while staying true to the comic. C. Robert Cargill (2010) said, “Not simply the best comic book movie ever made, it is one of the best films ever made, period, and will forever have a place in every top ten list”... [continues]
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