Marvel vs. DC Comics: What’s the difference?

Future of the X-Men

Future of the X-Men, by artist Marko Djurdjevic

After attending Comic Con 2010 in New York a couple days ago, I realized just how little I know about comic books. My big question was “Who are Marvel characters and who are DC?” I was surprised that my simple question wasn’t already answered a million times online, so below is my own list of popular characters from each.

DC Characters:

  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Flash
  • Green Lantern
  • Wonder Woman

Marvel Characters:

  • Spider-Man
  • X-Men (Wolverine, Cyclops…)
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Captain America

Looking at the lists, I guess I’m more of a DC guy. I’m not sure if comic book publishers are as polarizing as Star Wars vs. Star Trek, but I did see some dude walking around Comic Con with a Batman mask and a Spider-Man shirt. I now see the madness behind what I originally interpreted as harmless cosplay. Next time I’m going as a Jedi Klingon.