Monday 22nd December 2014,
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Stir the Pot Saturday: Week 5

Jeff Hill 02/02/2013 Reviews

Welcome back, everyone! Just a quick reminder of what our goal for each and every Saturday is: Stirring the pot is the act of causing trouble for the sake of your own amusement. So we here at Comic Booked would like to formally invite you to discuss, debate, and start some shit talkin’ about the characters, the creators, and the storylines given to us from the industry we all know and love, hate, and love to hate. So let’s quit wasting time and start the mud (or web) slinging!

This Saturday’s question: Who is your favorite company, Marvel or DC?

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Would you feel safer being protected by the Avengers or the Justice League? Who scares you more, Darkseid in search of the Anti-Life Equation or Thanos and his quest to win over his mistress Death? Does Marvel’s MAX line or DC’s Vertigo imprint help you bring adult readers into your comic shop? Would you rather go to school with the Teen Titans or the X-Men? Does Batman’s unwavering moral high horse or Spider-Man’s selfless dedication to justice make you believe in heroes? Or is there another reason entirely as to why you are a die-hard “Make Mine Marvel” supporter or a staunch “Drawn the Line at 2.99” DC advocate?

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So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?

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Jeff Hill is a moderately reformed frat boy turned writer/teacher living the dream in Lincoln, Nebraska. He does freelance work and writes fiction, none of which is about corn or the husking of corn. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications and his mom has a binder full of printed copies for any doubters. Plus, he's the Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked. So that's pretty neat, too.

  1. Emma_Kathryn 02/02/2013 at 1:32 pm

    I think I prefer the quality of DC books and I'm a huge Batman fan. However, some of the Marvel characters are pretty fun.

    But all in all, I'll say DC.

    • jeffhillwriter 02/02/2013 at 4:52 pm

      Marvel has the characters, hand's down, but I always find myself being satisfied with DC's product. I've always been a reader and collector of both, but the Marvel comic books as of late have been a huge disappointment for me. For the time being, Make Mine DC.

  2. Scorp_Moonopoly 02/02/2013 at 4:18 pm

    The current state of either company aside, I have to go with Marvel. I just love the X-Men too much, mutants are like my favorite anything.

    • jeffhillwriter 02/02/2013 at 4:54 pm

      I know a lot of people who stick with Marvel's mutants through thick and thin, bad economy or good economy be damned. You're definitely not alone.

  3. jeffhillwriter 02/02/2013 at 5:10 pm

    It's no secret that I'm a huge DC fan, but I will admit, Marvel does have potential. And sometimes, under the scripting or drawing of DC creators, they produce something special. It's been about a decade, but I still remain hopeful that they will present a true challenge for DC again in the near future. After all, if both are good, EVERYONE wins.

  4. Knighti2 02/02/2013 at 6:34 pm

    Always been a Marvel fan. I cannot say why really. I started reading Uncanny X-Men when I was around 12 and Daredevil very shortly after. I have had very brief stints with Batman storylines and always enjoyed them. I never wanted to stick with the title during its in between times though.

    • jeffhillwriter 02/02/2013 at 9:50 pm

      I love the good guys and the bad guys created within the pages of the X-Men over the years. And I have no complaints about the classic pre-Brian Michael Bendis Daredevil and the short-lived Ed Brubaker run. So I can see why you make yours Marvel. I would love to make some suggestions of Batman storylines if you're interested. There's years worth of Batman tales out there and the trick is just knowing where to start, or in your case, re-start.

  5. Christian_J 02/02/2013 at 8:48 pm

    Marvel hands down. I always felt more connected with the mutants than the other characters. On a personal note, reading tiltes like X-Men and Uncanny got me through some tough times in my childhood. On the other hand, DC titles always looked interesting to me, but I never quite managed to pick one up… ever.

    • jeffhillwriter 02/02/2013 at 11:34 pm

      The stories and the characters of the X-Men universe are truly original and undeniably great. On the other hand, I feel that way about the ENTIRE DC universe. Marvel's got the X-Men and a few other great STORYLINES, but I think DC's true strength is not in their characters, but their consistency. I haven't read a Marvel story in years that has made me go, "Wow. That was great." I get that every week with DC. And have done so for almost 20 years.

  6. XfitNinja702 02/02/2013 at 9:00 pm

    Marvel. And again cause of its band of merry mutants. If the X-men were DC, then I’d switch but fortunately for Marvel, they’re not.

  7. Heath Fodor 02/03/2013 at 1:21 am

    As a kid, I was a complete Marvel zombie. When I briefly quit comics and emerged into high school I was introduced to the DC universe. I was like an archaeologist excavating decades of history and lore. I would dip my toes back to the X Books (Morrisons X-run, Milligans X-force) from time to time.

    With Smallville and Lois and Clark I became a huge Superman fan. I rejoiced when DC lowered their prices. Then the new 52 happened. I gave Action, Supergirl and Superman one year. At the point Hellspont (sp?) or whoever that lame Jim Lee Wildcats villain was called appeared I threw the book across the room. Aside from some Death of The Family issues I have purchased I prefer Marvel. Not only are the movies more fun, the comics are fun. I can watch a movie and pick up a comic and not get lost.

    One of the great joys of my life has been catching up on Marvel's heroes. It is truly like catching up with old friends. I don't care how much they cost, give me Logan, All New Xmen and Deadpool

    • jeffhillwriter 02/03/2013 at 11:24 pm

      I love Morrison's X-Men run. Even as a DC hardcore fanatic, I think I'd break the bank if they got everyone to write Marvel comics like Grant Morrison.

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