DC cartoons or Marvel cartoons

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  1. glass-robot Registered

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    Anyone Notice most animated series made by Warner Bros/DC comics do really good.

    Batman.TAS: 109 episodes plus 3 movies.
    Justice League/Unlimited: 91 episodes.
    Teen Titans: 65 episodes plus 1 movie.
    The Batman: 65 episodes plus 1 movie
    Batman The Brave and the Bold: 65 episodes
    Superman.TAS: 54 episodes.
    Static Shock: 52 episodes.
    Batman Beyond: 52 episodes plus 1 movie.
    Young Justice: 46 episodes.

    Short lived DC shows.

    Green Lantern.TAS: 26 episodes.
    Legion of Super Heroes: 26 episodes.
    The Zeta Project: 26 episodes.

    Most of the time DC cartoons are always lucky to have an average or long runs.


    Why do Marvel cartoons always fail?, there are some rare cases they do good.

    X-Men (1992 cartoon): 76 episodes.
    Spider-Man (1994 cartoon): 65 episodes.
    X-Men Evolution: 52 episodes.
    The Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes: 52 episodes.
    Ultimate Spiderman: 52 episodes.
    Iron Man Armored Adventures: 52 episodes.
    The Super Hero Squad Show: 52 episodes.

    All short lived Marvel cartoons of 1990's or 2000's.

    Iron Man: 26 episodes
    Incredible Hulk: 21 episodes
    Fantastic 4 (90's version): 26 episodes
    Silver Surfer: 13 episodes
    Spider-Man Unlimited: 13 episodes
    The Avengers: United They Stand: 13 episodes
    Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003): 13 episodes
    Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (2006): 26 episodes
    The Spectacular Spider-Man: 26 episodes
    Wolverine and the X-Men : 26 episodes



    It's weird how DC always has cartoons that do better then Marvels.
     
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  2. ElToro Im No Side-Kick lol

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    In my opinion, and this is just my opinion, but i enjoy DC more than Marvel. Not to say that Marvel is bad but when it comes down to DC writing a story its too damn good. They both have there pros and cons though. Like Marvel gets into there live action films such as Iron Man, The Avengers, Thor, Spider-Man, you name it. Marvel probably just dosent care much about there animated films and or the comics. While DC worries more about there comics and animated films. Maybe the writers that they hire are not good.....IDK?? lol Im not trying to start a Marvel vs DC thing here but i enjoy DC more.
     
  3. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    For the longest time, DC had the advantage of being apart of the same company as Warner Brothers animation, while Marvel did not. Also, DC cartoons started hitting their peak in the 90s, when Stephen Speilberg was involved with Warner Brothers animation and setting a pretty high quality standard. He wasn't involved with any of the DCAU shows, but he effected the animation department as a whole.
     
  4. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    That's true, and I imagine it is taking some time for Disney's animation wing to properly integrate Marvel into their property portfolio. When they do, though, I expect to see some great stuff.
     
  5. Anno_Domini Registered

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    Each property has had their very best.

    DC - Batman: The Animated Series

    Marvel - The Spectacular Spider-Man
     
  6. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Their very best so far.
     
  7. O'Haire Awesome

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    I'm still super pissed that Spectacular Spider-Man was cancelled.
     
  8. GREEN =w= DAY Registered

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    Marvel doesn't know hot to properly manage their animated shows, unlike DC

    still pissed that 90s Spiderman and Spectacular Spiderman didn't get a proper send off
     
  9. spidermanJLA!~ SUPERHERO

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    I thought Avengers: EMH was great, but IMO Marvel just makes bad decisions when it comes to TV. DC loves their animations.
     
  10. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Disney has some really good animated series under its belt (Recess, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command) and I hope they can parlay some of that spirit into a renewal of Marvel animated properties.
     
  11. Shikamaru Registered

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    Marvel has been catching up with DC animation recently in terms of quality with shows like The Spectacular Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, both being Marvel's top 2 best shows to date and rivaling DC's best work such as Batman TAS and JLU.

    Too bad that Marvel pulled the plug on both of them :csad:.


    It's really sad that when Marvel finally catches up to DC's quality in the animation department, they pull the plug because, in their own words, kids are not able to handle mature and intelligent shows with ongoing story arcs and character development. That's the main reason why they cancelled Avengers EMH along with cancelling it to make a show more like the movies (because going by Marvel's logic, if Captain America's cowl doesn't lack the wings like it does in the movies, kids won't be able to tell that that is Captain America). As for TSSM, yes I am aware it mainly got cancelled due to the TV rights going back to Marvel but let's be honest that it wouldn't have continued either way since Marvel has said they prefer dumbed-down cartoons like Ultimate Spider-Man over good ones like Avengers EMH. Going by that, TSSM would've still ended prematurely.
     
  12. spidermanJLA!~ SUPERHERO

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    And that stinks. The "immature cartoons are for kids" thing has gone so far that USM is showing lessons about bullying and leadership. You can mold these lessons into a mature story! Cartoons should not have to be dumbed down for children, but hey, just watch CN and Nick.:doh:
     
  13. Anno_Domini Registered

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    True, but I didn't think I had to say that.
     
  14. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    I don't know, I liked the way 90s Spiderman ended; I thought it was one of the best series finales for an animated series ever.
     
  15. ThePowerCosmic Hyped Up

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    DC has it for me. Still enjoy Marvel cartoons, though. AMH being the best.
     
  16. glass-robot Registered

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    Ultimate Spider-Man is more like "Spider-Man meets Family Guy: Immature cut away gags".
     
  17. glass-robot Registered

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    Between the animation blocks DC Nation and Marvel Universe, The block DC Nation is so much better.

    DC Nation has real animated shorts made in many differant styles while Marvel Mash-Up are nothing but redubbing of 80's marvel cartoons.

    The DC Universe Animated Original Movies have been worked on longer then the animated Marvel movies series.

    So far DC/Warner Bros made like 16 animated movies and soon to be 18 (Superman: Unbound & Justice League: FlashPoint soon making 18 movies).
     
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    I always said DC makes the better Animated cartoons/Straight to dvd features, tv shows, and action figures, while Marvel makes the better Comics and Movies. Although Marvel/Sunbow put out some of the best cartoons in the 80's .
     
  19. vantheman77 Superman Fan 4 Life

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    Clearly DC. The only Marvel cartoons that I enjoy are X-Men: Evolution and Anime X-Men.
     
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    Batman the animated series and the spectacular Spiderman. All others pale in comparison
     
  21. Anno_Domini Registered

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    Agree with all of this. I mean, heck...DC has only popped out TDK trilogy, V for Vendetta, RED, Road to Perdition and Watchmen in the last couple of decades that are enjoyable. It's sad.

    :up:
     
  22. glass-robot Registered

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    I've noticed how marvel likes canceling their animated shows too quickly.

    Maybe someday they will stop pulling the plug on the shows and give them a chance.
     
  23. OctaviusINC Trust Me.

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    Agreed. Just beautiful near pitch perfect representations of those characters.
     
  24. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Top notch Marvel's territory:
    1. The Spectacular Spider-Man
    2. Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes
    3. X-Men Evolution

    Top notch DC Nation:
    1. Young Justice (if they allow it to go full, it will be MUCH better)
    2. Batman The Animated series
    3. Justice League
    4. Superman The Animated series

    In animated films department DC kicks Marvel all the way to Valhala
     
  25. Anno_Domini Registered

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    Except...Marvel needs to keep the status quo with Ultimate Spider-Man and cancel it quickly, lol.

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    Young Justice over Batman:TAS?
     

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