Why is DC so one sided?

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    • #429672
      Anonymous
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      Why is DC so one sided?
      While Marvel proudly promotes multiple heroes, DC only cares about Batman

    • #429673
      Anonymous
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      Batman sells and is easy to write.

      • #429678
        Anonymous
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        Other heroes would also sell if they were promoted

    • #429674
      Anonymous
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      It’s not that they don’t promote other superheroes, it’s that whenever they try they fail spectacularly. For some reason nobody at DC knows how to write any superhero that isn’t bats.

      • #429725
        Anonymous
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        Or maybe all their other superheroes are fucking shit. "The green lantern?" who’s his sidekick, the pink sock?

    • #429675
      Anonymous
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      Look at the best seeking comic on practically any year. Batman is the only name that moves comics.

    • #429676
      saucy
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      Because Batman is the only figure in DCU that talks about morality as a civil issue instead of an independent one. There aren’t many moral caricatures you can make out of Mr. Myxlplyx or Darkseid, and I don’t imagine it’s very easy to attach moral concerns to Red Lantern Corps or Blue Lantern Corps without confusing your audience. Batman’s comics are really easy to differentiate because of their moral agency and facility of reason.

      Players want moral agency for their superhero games, Superman Returns proved that no one gives a crap about philosophy in their superhero vidya. Spider-Man PS4 is one of the best selling superhero games of all time, and it has this huge, dramatic, symphonic moral lesson in it.

      • #429680
        Anonymous
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        Lol what? He’s no different than other street heroes

        • #429682
          saucy
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          Spider-Man used to be an extraordinary comic book hero for philosophy and other cornerstones of thought, but he has become more iconic and popular for his moral attitudes lately. Batman on the other hand has kind of always been a steadfast hero in his moral intrigue, people know him for his pacifism and ability to show mercy.

          • #429685
            Anonymous
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            >character has a retarded no kill rule designed so they can continue rehashing villains forever
            >wow so deep!

            • #429692
              saucy
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              >Yes, let’s market our moral values as confusing and meticulously wrought with formality so our fans will know we have separated the art from artist

              Are you seriously complaining that pacifism and liberty are somehow not involved with at least a fraction of elegance, especially in comic books?

          • #429695
            Anonymous
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            Batman is hardly a pacifist or merciful, he’s just a violent man with extreme amounts of discipline and restraint and a delusional view of morality. Anyone with sense can see that it would be far more merciful and morally right to just kill most of his villains to spare the people of Gotham any further suffering.

            • #429697
              saucy
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              Batman literally doesn’t want to kill anyone, just because his enemies are grizzly and serial killers doesn’t make Batman dirty by association.

              • #429705
                Anonymous
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                Lol Batman is a retarded furry that allows mass murderers to kill again

                • #429707
                  saucy
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                  In some comics yes, he does fail at doing his job as a protector. He also succeeds at doing his job as savior. I think he’s more like a necessary good than a penultimate evil.

                  • #429710
                    Anonymous
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                    >He also succeeds at doing his job as savior.
                    Nope
                    Joker still kills

                    • #429711
                      saucy
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                      Joker kills people that Batman often doesn’t know about, until he reveals Joker to be the villain. He’s not omniscient, he’s just an archetypal mercenary, who has a lot more impotence with murder than any other vice.

                      • #429713
                        Anonymous
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                        It’s not murder if you kill in self defense

                      • #429714
                        saucy
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                        It’s still manslaughter, to be sure.

                        And there’s always a better way to incapacitate people than snuffing out life, I think.

                      • #429715
                        Anonymous
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                        unless you are weaker.

                      • #429716
                        saucy
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                        It’s okay to be weak, Batman praises the foolish and the lame as an example of the people he wants to protect.

                      • #429718
                        Anonymous
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                        what I am saying, self defense is not manslaughter when you are weaker than attacker.

                      • #429719
                        saucy
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                        It is, it’s still manslaughter. You may not be convicted of premeditated murder, but it’s still the incidental taking of life.

                      • #429722
                        Anonymous
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                        The thing is, there has always been this theme of ‘Joker and Batman are two sides of the same coin’, both of them believe it to some extent, both of them were created from ‘one bad day’. Batman feels that if he cannot find a solution to the Joker that isn’t killing him, then that would be his inevitable fate too.

              • #429706
                Anonymous
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                No, that’s the thing, he does. He really, really does. But he never lets himself because he doesn’t want to sink to their level and because he thinks sparing them is the right thing to do. He has a naive belief that they can be fixed or reformed also, generally speaking.

                • #429709
                  saucy
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                  Well yeah, Batman has failures of personality, but I don’t think he is somehow a conventional murderer or petty killer. He’s generally practical about his pacifism, even if his failures of character have to reveal themselves slightly during intimate moments.

            • #429700
              Anonymous
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              Batman literally doesn’t want to kill anyone, just because his enemies are grizzly and serial killers doesn’t make Batman dirty by association.

              I am reading Batman Long Halloween/Dark Victory right now. He broke both arms of the holiday killer, and one of them will never work again, and it turned out it was the wrong person.

              • #429704
                saucy
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                Batman does things like that, he even blinds people and has moments of fury. His enemies are often very grizzly, dangerous and maniacal. That said, he’s still strongly separate from murder and doesn’t like killing people at all.

    • #429677
      Anonymous
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      Didn’t that Avengers game failed miserably why Spiderman sold gorillions?

      • #429699
        Anonymous
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        The Avengers game failed because it was a god awful game.

        Yeah, Marvel treats Spider-Man close to how DC treats Batman, but at least Marvel gives attention to other its characters and even gives obscure characters like Guardians of the Galaxy and Shang-Chi a chance.

        • #429702
          Anonymous
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          cause they have to, they still don’t own spiderman. You don’t learn how to eat with your feet until you lose your arms.

        • #429703
          Anonymous
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          >You now remember Suicide Squad
          >You now remember the Doom Patrol show
          >You now remember Stargirl
          >You now remember Peacemaker
          >You now remember Swamp Thing
          You now remember Black Lightning

          • #429712
            Anonymous
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            >implying any of those other than suicide squad were successful, let alone compared to what Marvel has done with obscure IPs

            • #429723
              Anonymous
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              >Doom Patrol
              >Stargirl
              >Swamp Thing
              >Not Successful

    • #429681
      Anonymous
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      rich people like batman cause he is rich, they promote batman. Poor and underdog people like batman because he has no powers and fights beings with powers. Writers like batman because batman can fit a shitload styles of writing. Fuck sakes DC means Detective Comics. I just don’t get why we can’t have more crazier Batman games from his elseworlds or something.

    • #429683
      Anonymous
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      Because Batman and the Joker are the only characters DC has that sell. And instead of trying to change that by making cool games or movies of their less popular or less known characters to get the normie masses interested, they just keep trying to make the lame ass Suicide Squad happen because DC and WB desperately want their own Guardians of the Galaxy. Meanwhile, Green Lantern and the various Lantern Corps are acryallt ripe for doing just that but they are too afraid of even trying because of the Ryan Reynolds one that bombed.

      tl;dr DC and WB are incredibly stupid and continue to make the same dumb mistakes while trying to play catch up with the MCU instead of understanding why the MCU worked to begin with.

      • #429686
        Anonymous
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        and even when they are fucking given a chance with the zack snyder justice league to have their own dcu, they fucked it up by canning everything zack snyder. WB and AT&T just can not do shit right

    • #429684
      Anonymous
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      Because Marvel characters are equally shitty but DC at least have one good character which is Batman

    • #429687
      Anonymous
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      Batman is so much more popular than every other hero on under his own steam that there’s no point in doing shit with other people when they’ll just draw less than Batman will with the same amount of effort

      • #429689
        Anonymous
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        Imagine if Marvel thought this wit Spider-Man
        Now Marvel is destroying DC because they decided to promote more than just 1 character

        • #429694
          Anonymous
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          Anon DC are retarded yes, but even with the MCU shit not a single marvel hero is more popular than Batman

          • #429698
            Anonymous
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            Only Spiderman, and Disney is absolutely seething that they can’t fully use him since Sony owns the movie rights

          • #429701
            Anonymous
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            Marvel destroys DC in sales
            Having only one popular character isn’t worth as much as having 20 almost as popular heroes

            • #429717
              Anonymous
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              Batman comics are the only ones that sell at all, Marvel are for all intents and purposes a film studio now

    • #429690
      Anonymous
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      >DC only cares about Batman
      No YOU only care about Batman
      Batman outsells everything by a huge margin. Want something else? Stip buting Batman. DC would have to be retarded to risk it on some other character that wont sell when they can lean on the free money.

    • #429691
      Anonymous
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      Never understood the appeal of Batman. He doesn’t even have powers. The animated series was awesome though.

      • #429696
        Anonymous
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        >never understood the appeal of the underdog in a world of literal gods who can somehow go toe to toe with a fucking god.
        You don’t have to like him byt his appeal is obvious

    • #429708
      Anonymous
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      Because the movie rights to Marvel’s most iconic superhero(Spidey) have been under the control of Sony for over 20 years. They were forced to diversify and make other superheroes household names. Trust me, if Marvel never licensed to Sony, they would not give a fuck about half these characters.

    • #429720
      Anonymous
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      Where is my batman beyond game?
      reeeee

      • #429721
        saucy
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        Yeah, where is it!?

    • #429724
      Anonymous
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      It’s the only good character they have, outside of the vertigo stuff.

    • #429726
      Anonymous
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      Off topic

      Go to >>/co/

    • #429727
      Anonymous
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      I could name at least a few dozen Batman villains off the top of my head.
      I have no idea who who other DC villains even fight aside from the ones that are just "the heroes but evil".
      DC in general just isn’t that interesting.

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