Everyone who likes entertainment knows about Marvel and DC. They are found in all facets of entertainment – Movies, TV shows, video games, Comics etc. But have you ever wondered how these two companies came to be known globally? We’ll learn all the details in this article – DC vs Marvel – Battle of The Giants.
DC, also known as Detective Comics – was founded in 1934 as a comic book house. It started gaining popularity with the character of Superman and added more heroes to their roster. These heroes being Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and more. They quickly rose to fame and became the premier comic book house during the golden age of comics.
Marvel Comics, first known as Timely Comics was founded in 1939 by Martin Goodman. You may know certain popular heroes such as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk. They were a close second to DC comics during the golden age period.
Movies/ TV Shows
As soon as technology evolved, these companies, as well as their characters, evolved with it. Starting from the 1980s, Both Marvel and DC began dabbling in movies and television shows, with moderate to great success. The first breakthrough came with Batman in 1989, by director Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton. After that, movie studios tried finding a formula with Superhero movies that could guarantee hits. The Spiderman franchise, directed by Sam Raimi, was the next big hit in Hollywood in the turn of the millennium. In the latter part of the decade, Marvel Studios’ Iron Man released and it created the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was the most successful franchise in the History of Hollywood, with multiple billion-dollar movies. DC also created a Cinematic Universe starting off with Man of Steel, but it did not have as big of an impact as the MCU.
In the Video Game Industry, Marvel and DC games have always been popular. Starting with the Spiderman and Hulk games on the PS2, they have been at the forefront of gaming. The Batman Arkham series is still one of the most critically acclaimed games until this day. 2018’s Spiderman PS4 was the Game of The Year.
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