Had an awesome time today taking my little cousin @kagaminerinofficial to Little Tokyo!
Dude the Marvel fandom is so hypocritical. Like they go on and on about how ~~progressive~~ Marvel is and how much better they are than DC and lord it over us, and they conveniently ignore that to be honest, DC has a better track record when it comes to progressiveness (until recently) and Marvel has no platform to stand on in that regard. Like at least the DC fans will admit that DC is shit sometimes. Marvel fans will do no such thing (and will just about murder you if you suggest so).I think you can respond to this cause this currently only takes into account the Movie verse
I totally agree that there are a large number of fanatical Marvel fanbases. But this can be said about any fandom. DC Vs. Marvel has been going on for a while (They even had that mini series and the Amaglam comics) and the fans continue to make favoritism and alienate the opposing groups, which is weird because DC & Marvel have been trading writers, artists, editors, and staff for like forever. The main difference is that DC has had more corporate influence from Time Warner longer than Marvel has with Disney. I don’t know if I could say that DC is historically more progressive than Marvel. I feel like progress is something that should be based off of continual stewardship for the people not yet born. I’ve been reading comics and graphic novels since I was 2, the most progressive mainstream comics I’ve read were Milestone Comics. (anyone who says they’re DC doesn’t understand comics)
I understand going against the wave of Marvel fans is difficult. I think the fans of Marvel have more support right now because their movies and comics are more visible and continue to build on the trust of their audiences. Even much of Marvel’s current writers, editors and artists are reaching out to the community and making relationships with the fans. (I personally only know Gail Simone who is active in the same way from DC.) But I don’t believe generalizing Marvel fandoms is the way to approach your conflict. Bullying bullies doesn’t solve the underlying problem.
Do you know the Carol Corps? They are an amazing community that is friendly, open, and genuinely beautiful human beings. They are probably the most loyal fans I’ve ever seen. If DC fans had a similar, open minded, rallying call, I’m sure you could humanize better with other fandoms and the DC creators. Otherwise there’s no group to positively reinforce the good DC has and be an example for how DC fans should conduct themselves. But I’m in my late 20’s and I find that the most outspoken fans are young and not as composed.