Originally published in Matrix 187 on 11.03.2008

  • Marvel counts among its characters Spider-Man, X-Men, Wolverine, the Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Daredevil, Ghost Rider and more. Most inhabit a single shared world – the Marvel Universe.
  • DC is one of the world’s largest English language publisher of comic books, featuring well-known characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and their teammates in the Justice League.

It seems odd that DC Comics, part of the Warner Bros entertainment conglomerate since 1969 and, as such, with a direct line to the heart of one of the biggest media conglomerates in the world has taken so long to firmly establish its cast of household name comic books into cross platform stars. True DC were first out of the blocks with big screen adaptations of Superman (1978) and Batman (1989) that turned heads and made money but the near identical path taken by the pair of franchises

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