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Things DC Shows Do Better Than Marvel Shows

DC and Marvel are the two big names that reign over the superhero genre. Also, it is obvious that both have a huge fan following. The studios have been competing on who’s better ever since the start and their fans are a part of it too. Marvel and DC fans are always seen to compare the superheroes, their powers, the movies, and shows. While Marvel has some great shows but there are points that make DC shows better. Here are some of the things that DC shows are better at.

DC shows try to achieve better quality

DC shows try to achieve better quality
DC shows try to achieve better quality

Being under constant scrutiny and movies being criticized has made DC cautious and the franchise tries to beat that through its shows. With each episode, they try to outdo the previous one. DC shows are constantly growing and improving. In order to avoid a similar treatment of their shows like their movies. In fact, makers are not afraid to tell the stories they want to tell. The shows have some thrill and never fail to deliver. Like Arrow season 5, already had some clues hidden for what we can expect in the coming seasons. The shows give us the thrill and also hint at what’s coming.

DC shows have more special effects

DC shows do better than marvel shows have special effects
DC shows have special effects

It seems that sometimes Marvel shows avoid using special effects. As far as it can be a choice and might not be needed, it makes superheroes lose their basic nature in an attempt to tell more grounded stories. Just like the comics, DC shows are not afraid to add crazy things and they also love to add a lot of special effects. These shows freely add special effects wherever they feel like they need to. The show Arrow uses special effects to show the trick arrows. Though the budget of CW  is low, the special effects they add are always a fun element.

DC shows listen to fans

DC shows do better tha marvel shows listen to fans
DC shows listen to fans

Marvel always had this issue, despite their movies and shows being a huge success. Fans often complain that there are things they should change. But Marvel does not seem to care, they work with what they have planned and never change. While their plan seems to work with the success but they seem disconnected from their fan. But DC shows do better at that. Like making Arrow returns to his roots like fans wanted, worked well for DC. Though it doesn’t always work, mostly does. It also makes the fans feel connected to the franchise.

DC shows adapt from the comics

DC shows do better than marvel shows adapt from the comics
DC shows adapt from the comics

Many times Marvel fans who follow the comics as well the movies and series feel like the studio doesn’t care much about the source material. They give a modern spin to classic arcs, and not that we have a problem with it. The fans love it. They also add fun and amazing moments that are missing from the comics. It works well on television and is one of the reasons Marvel shows are more popular. But DC decides to stick to the source. They give bright and colorful costumes and are not afraid to add crazy villains like Gorilla Grodd and Trickster to the shows.

DC shows have frequent crossovers

DC shows do better than marvel shows have frequent crossovers
DC shows have frequent crossovers

Marvel has had quite a few crossovers that are just amazing and fun to watch. But they aren’t as frequent as they are with DC shows. They have more frequent crossovers that are just a blast and fans love to watch them. DC shows have given us crossovers of Green Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Citizen Steel. The writers love to team up the superheroes across the shows to create amazing episodes that fans just love to watch. It is thrilling to see the universes connect and heroes from different shows come together.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.