But I have noticed that, for whatever reason, I read far more Marvel than DC books. I'm beginning to think that it comes down to an ingrained difference between the two companies in their entire outlook on storytelling, their worldview. Marvel's worldview simply appeals to me more.
This morning I wondered what would be each company's most iconic comic book cover from the past thirty years. These are the two that instantly came to my mind:
Maybe you can quibble with my choices, but I think both covers are recognized as among the most iconic covers of the past several decades.
Simply by looking at these two covers, what can we learn about the storytelling outlook of the two companies?
- Involvement of zillions of characters
- Emphasis on what has happened in the past
- Focus on single character
- Emphasis on what will happen in the future
What do you think? Is this correct? Any other differences in storytelling outlook that you can name? Did I pick the wrong covers?