Mayra Cruz Santiago

DC has iconic characters that Marvel can not compete against. The most popular and loved character is Batman. Nobody can beat The Dark Knight as a character. Batman is super intelligent, plus physically and mentally strong. He is one of the most complex superheroes out there.

DC also has the strongest superhero, Superman. The man of steel is the strongest hero  of all, including Marvel heroes. Not only is he strong, but he has a wonderful personality that is always shown through the comics, movies, and shows.

Wonder Woman is another big superhero icon that lots of people love. She is selfless, a team player, physically and mentaly strong, does not conform to gender stereotypes, etc… DC’s warrior princess really stands out against other heroes because of her personality.

These characters are pretty awesome, especially in the comics. DC is well known for their variety of comics filled with action and wonderful story lines that entertain many readers. They have a lot of genres, so a lot of readers have more options to choose from compared to marvel comics. Many heroes have their own comics, with their own worlds and timelines that later on can lead up to other superheroes to make cameos or just meet up to make a bigger and exciting story.

A very well known and loved comic to many Batman fans and Joker fans is Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore. The Killing Joke (1988) is the story of Batman’s biggest nemesis The Joker and how he became the “Clown prince of crime”. This story is very well written, illustrated, and is one of the most popular comics out there.

Another iconic DC comic that has a wonderful narrative and origin story would be Batman: Year One (1988). The story does not only focus on Batman’s origin story, it also follows James Gordon, one of Batman and The Justice League’s closest allies, and how he started out as a policeman in Gotham City. It also has Selena Kyle (Catwoman) in it, making a couple appearances through the comic. She, along with The Dark Knight and James Gordon, is starting out her role as Catwoman.

The comics have really amazing stories and awesome art styles that give characters life. Movies are also a great way to make characters come to life on the big screen. Whether it is live action or animated, DC has a long list of movies that show multiple popular characters.

A really good animated DC movie would be Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013) heavily inspired by Flashpoint (2011)a comic book story line that rebooted the whole DC universe. The movie has a consistent story that keeps viewers hooked. It has multiple characters such as The Flash, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, and others. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100% and has an audience score of 93%. The movie can be watched on HBO max.

Wonder Woman (2017) is a spectacular live action movie that really shows Wonder Woman’s origin story well. The movie contains not only action, but drama and comedy as well. It has great cinematography and is on the upper part of the list of best DC movies that have been made so far. It got a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93% and has an audience score of 83%. The movie really made an impact on how superheroes movies are made, because of how many super hero tropes were tossed out the window.

DC as a whole is a great franchise with wonderful characters, movies, and stories that attracts a lot of people in. Characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and many others have a special place in the hearts of many as it brings alot of nostalgia and alot of enjoyment.