Why I Love DC More Than Marvel & giveaway with Shannyn Schroeder

In my novella, His Work of Art, an ongoing argument between the hero and heroine is which is better: DC or Marvel? Personally, I land on the side of DC. Throughout their discussions, Adam, the hero, makes fantastic and believable arguments for Marvel. And he’s right.

Marvel, by far, has done a better job creating blockbuster movies. The comics, I think, do tend to be more diverse and Marvel takes some risks – a female Thor, a Muslim Ms. Marvel. Even knowing this, I still choose DC. Maybe I haven’t quite been drawn into the Marvel Universe because I don’t get to go out and see movies that often. I don’t know.

But for me, DC is a love that goes back to my childhood. I grew up watching the animated Super Friends and the old reruns of Batman with Adam West. As I grew older, the Batman movies pulled me in. Yes, DC had quite a few disastrous superhero movies, but I’m talking Batman. I love Batman.

When I had kids, they played with superhero action figures, and most of them were DC. I’m not sure why. I think because while Marvel has owned the silver screen, DC has won TV. There has always been some incarnation of DC heroes on TV. My kids watched the same Super Friends and Batman episodes I grew up on, but they’ve watched newer versions too. Shows like Teen Titans and Young Justice and Justice League were staples of their childhood.

And now, Arrow and Flash is some of the best TV on these days. Let’s not forget Gotham, which technically doesn’t have a superhero, but is filled with the origins of all of Batman’s villains. Part of what makes these shows successful is that they don’t try to be too serious. They’re comic book stories. No one questions how an automatic gun spraying bullets manages to miss Oliver 99% of the time. No one wonders why Barry and Flash are never seen together. No one asks why Gotham home is to so many bad guys. Are these shows perfect? Heck no. There are a few characters on each that I’d like to kill off, but there are so many others to love, that I’m willing to ignore the ones who act stupid.

I’m looking forward to the Supergirl and League of Legends. To be fair, I don’t totally ignore Marvel on the small screen. I watch Agents of Shield, although they almost lost me for a while. And Agent Peggy Carter was one of my favorite shows last year. But I can’t imagine ever thinking Ironman is better than Batman or Thor is better than…okay you got me there. Thor is better than Superman, but my thoughts might be tainted by images of Chris Hemsworth shirtless. Such discussions, though, are a different conversation.

Who’s your favorite superhero? Do you prefer DC or Marvel?

Reese Carter is definitely not your average college girl. She’d prefer to spend Saturday nights playing Hero’s Crusade than attending a wild frat party on campus. When she bands together with Adam, fellow comic enthusiast and illustrator, it appears that Reese has formed a dream team sure to propel her writing into the comic hall of fame.

Adam Hayes has never met a girl like Reese. She’s sassy, smart, and loves talking comics, although he can’t see why she’d choose DC over Marvel. He’s thrilled to finally put his artistic chops to use in their upcoming comic project. But this relationship is strictly professional. Or so he tells himself. When the two combine forces, they churn out magic in more ways than they had planned; they never expected to develop a steamy romantic sub-plot of their own…

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Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series, contemporary romances centered around a large Irish-American family in Chicago and the new Hot & Nerdy series about 3 nerdy friends and their last spring break. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.

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