The rival between Marvel and DC used to be reserved for folks like myself: geeks, nerds, dweebs, losers, and on some occasions, dweebishly geeky loser nerds. When comics lost their zing in the 1970s, most people stopped arguing over who would win in a bake-off between Aquaman and Spider-Man, but our interest in both comic universes thanks to movies and television is now stronger than ever. And, to be fair, there have been plenty of other comic book movies which use characters from neither Marvel or DC (Hellboy springs to mind, but there are plenty of others both good and not-so-good). Now the DC vs. Marvel debacle is just as much a war over revenue for major studios as it is a battle among comic book fans. Well, whatever. I'm still waiting for a Bazooka Joe movie.
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