I am King Samilton Battmann of Mount Kelvin, otherwise known as Shurely. I like puns.
DD > Didio
Why I will always love Marvel vs DC
um, I really don’t want anybody to think that I intended this as a Marvel vs DC thing. I just felt that this Daredevil scene was a perfect encapsulation of why Dan Didio’s “heroes aren’t allowed to be happy” line is utter bullshit.
I think Marvel vs DC posts are frequently simplistic, tending to overlook the problematic (and sometimes downright shitty) stuff that Marvel’s done as well asthe positive (and sometimes downright awesome) things that DC has done.
I love both the DC and Marvel universes. And while I may be reading more Marvel books at the moment, having been driven away from current DC publications by the New 52 and drawn to Marvel by new female-led offerings like Ms Marvel and She-Hulk— there are also things going on with Marvel that make me want to tear my hair out. Haden Blackman’s first Elektra arc was appallingly racist. I’m discomforted by the decision to put the porn-tracing Greg Land on Spider-Woman’s new solo series and unsettled by the backlash against criticisms of Milo Manara’s ultra-sexualised cover.
Both publishers are putting out some quality books at the moment. And both of them are putting out some deeply problematic stuff that is deserving of criticism.
And it’s fine to prefer one over the other and to share your love of their comics and movies. But when you reduce it to a “LOLOL ON YOUR LEFT DC” punchline, as Marvel vs DC posts tend to do, you’re ignoring half the problem.
I don’t think that Marvel is better than DC — or that DC is better than Marvel, for that matter.
I do think that Dan Didio is a douche and that DC editorial’s attitude of “heroes can’t have happy personal lives” is ignorant, offensive and stupid.
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Science has proven that:
- Humans have auras
- Humans have organs that sense energy
- We inherit memories from our anscestors
- Meditation repairs telomeres in DNA, which slows the process of aging.
- Compassion extends life
- Love is more than just an emotion
- Billions of other universes exist
- Meditation speeds healing
"We inherit memories from our ancestors"