My favorite manga just ended and now i'm sad.
Cool. Actually my dad has a few old comics, including a New Gods #1 and #2 both of which are first editions. Sadly, they are not signed by Jack Kirby.
"Well, what good is being a god if you can't smite some people?"
- Epsilon Church
Let see, anything frank Miller touched, got my first editions of robin tucked safely, early farewell and punished. Dropped X-Men in the late 80s always bat man... yes have both the separate 4 volume edition of dark knight and the single bound copy(Frank's best work) Spider man before venom, TMNT, before anYy of the movies... the list goes on... oh yeah, RDJ was the perfect and only choice for Tony Stark best marvel movie franchise so far, but they have started to lose their way a bit
Marvel easily. Marvel isn't afraid of their own universe. DC pisses itself by the mere thought of anything outside its norm.
SETH ROLLINS IS CHAMP!
@Gundam_Asgard: Marvel not afraid of their own universe? I'm assuming by this you mean not afraid of their continuity. To which I present One More Day (Spider-Man makes a deal with the Devil so Quesada can pull off a massive, unwanted retcon), Trouble (Aunt May, Uncle Ben, and Peter Parker's parents with all the depth and characterization of cardboard cutout slasher film victims), and the upcoming new Secret Wars, which by all accounts will be a massive DC style reboot. Those are just a few examples of Marvel being run by idiots. Quesada and Bendis have turned Marvel's comics into cheap trash, and they gloat about pissing off Marvel's long time fans and not caring about them. DC has its flaws, but it doesn't have quite the contempt for its existing fans that Marvel does.
As far as the Marvel movies go...
#Still Pissed About Mandarin
what I mean is, marvel makes use of their characters, and is even willing to make big changes, like look at Sam as Cap and thor's Sis as the god of thunder, or Cyclops becoming essentially the new Magneto. They are now giving us movies with non-mainstream characters and turning them bigger than ever thought possible, like Guardians of the galaxy.
Everything DC has done for years has revolved around the batman and Superman formula. and even their current stuff with Arrow and Flash feels like a rehash of the formers chemistry. And its always so repeated, like how Batman essentially only has like 3 different stories done over and over again with different names.
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Marvel didn't change Cap and Thor for artistic reasons. They did it to pander and to try to rope in new customers via a cheap gimmick, instead of by putting in hard work. Hard work would involve creating a wholly original new character and developing it into a success in its own right instead of giving it an existing character's alter ego and/or series. Marvel used to be capable of this. Then they stopped trying. Quesada and Bendis are talentless hacks who lack the talent necessary to create original characters that stand alone.
The movies mostly involve people outside of the braindead Quesada/Bendis collective. Guardians of the Galaxy owes its success to James Gunn's talent as a filmmaker being matched up with a budget worthy of his talent. If Marvel had done it themselves we would have gotten something on par with their crappy straight to video animated movies.