EDITORIAL: Is Marvel's animation really inferior to DC?
For as long as I can remember DC has outshone Marvel in animation. From Batman the animated series to Young Justice. We take a much needed look into why Marvel just isn't on par!
Marvel and DC are constantly at war for our money, time and loyalty yet when it comes to animation one seems to always outshine the other! Is Marvel really that inferior to it's competitor? Well Yes and No... Here's how I came to that conclusion:
Being an animation student I understand the process behind what we love to watch and judge. There's basically 3 factors DC understands that Marvel is still trying to master...
1. Art Direction
This is the point that bothers me the most... Art directors are the ones that decide what a show will look like. Once Marvel is releasing crap like the Black Panther unaired series, we need to be concerned! If it was up to me all Marvel's 2D animation would look like it did in Hulk vs. They hired Jeff Matsuda(The Batman) to do the character designs and in result it looked great! Imagine if the new Avengers show looked like that...
Marvel needs to make more shows for all ages. We want show that we can watch with our kids! This new Spiderman series for example is a little too childish. Marvel is probably gonna need to change the tone of the show so that us grown ups can enjoy it too.
Unlike DC, Marvel hasn't quite learned to stick with what works! DC are consistent when it comes to animation. If they see a style works, they stick with it! This gives them identity so that fans can recognize their work even if they don't know the characters... We can see that consistency in their old stuff and in the new! Heres some examples:
But Marvel's work isn't all bad and should be given props for what they are doing right:
A. Marvel's Anime Series
B. Marvel's CGI
C. Marvel's 2d Potential
So is Marvel really inferior to DC when it comes to animation?
No because they can produce the same awesome quality DC offers...
Yes because they haven't and can't seem to do it continuously...
That's my two cents, do you agree?
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