first of all, let me state, i’m a DC fanboy. all the DC things, love e’m.
But there are a few things about DC that annoy me slightly, so much so that it’s driven me to this; a pixelated rant to see if anyone else has noticed it. maybe it’s just me.
ANYWAY! so everybody know that both Marvel and DC have their own super-squad full of the biggest titles on their roster; The Avengers and The Justice League, respectively. there are similarities to be drawn between the to here, such as…
An inherent dysfunctionality between the members (for example):
- wise cracking Green lantern and the powerless wonder Batman
- wise cracking, powerless wonder Iron Man and Capitan America
Both harbour a billionaire business man turned vigilante in their ranks.
there are others, but you catch my drift.
The thing about The Avengers is that the core group of…
Scarlett Johansson’s Sex Appeal,
… all have some cataclysmic ability or thing that shift the balance of power between the baddies and the goodies in a truly unique way. you have jonny storm’s shield, iron man’s suit, hulk’s Hulk, Thor’s hammer (insert penis joke), and Scarlet Johansson’s Bum.
oh, and the other guy’s arrows, i guess.
Ah. But The Justice League! full of such famous names as…
these guys do have cool abilities but they all overshadow one another. they can all do another one’s job! let’s leave the all powerful superman out of this for the time being, but for example:
-Surely Batman has all gadgets and a super computer that can do everything Cyborg can do.
-Wonder Woman is stronger and better equipped for dry land excursions then Aquaman. And probably gets more girls.
-Flash is super fast, and has been a blue lantern. if he gets that gig back, green lantern can say byebye to his part in the the legion of justice.
-Batman, although a boss, is just a glorified jiu-jitsu instructor. to much money and surrounded by amateurs. any off them could beat his self-righteous ass. maybe not aquaman. or cyborg. (Bat-EMP, anyone?)
What i’m saying is, the JL is full of guys stepping on each other’s toes, where as The Avengers each have a specific skill set meaning they’re all required to be there, and that makes them a better team with a better reading dynamic. plus they have Scarlett Johansson.