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    Obsessed & Compelled Bored at 3:00AM's Avatar
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    Default DC characters you enjoy more outside of comics

    There's a lot of DC characters I really enjoy, but I don't really have a big desire to read about in comics because they're being serviced better in outside media. The biggest example at the moment is Cyborg. I really enjoyed Cyborg in the original Wolfman & Perez comics, but, since then, the character has been largely a dud for me. However, I adore him in Teen Titans Go! and the Doom Patrol TV show.

    Is there anyone in the DCU you prefer in outside media than reading about in comics?

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    The entirety of Doom Patrol really, never gotten more than one or two issues into any of the runs but loved the show. Teen Titans or Titans too to large extent. There's maybe one run I've read consistently, Johns actually, so that might explain why I like the show. I've stuck with the Flash CW show longer than any of comics too.

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    Superman. I love the animated stuff and the Donner movies but in comics, save for some amazing examples such all star superman or red son, well, not so much really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    Superman. I love the animated stuff and the Donner movies but in comics, save for some amazing examples such all star superman or red son, well, not so much really.
    Me too. Superman is my favorite DC character. But only a few writers have the cache to raise him up to where he was in the 50s, or even the Reeve films.

    Almost all the best Superman stories of the past 35 years have been outside DC continuity. Busiek and Johns tried in-continuity. But it'd take writers like Moore, Waid and Morrison to make Superman fly high again on a consistent basis.

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    John Stewart's most iconic run ever was on Justice League/Justice League Unlimited and the comics have never even come close to approaching that level of quality for John since.

    Also, Kaldur'ahm aka Jackson Hyde continues to be more compelling in Young Justice than in the comics but I'd like to think that they might bridge that gap one day, lest we have another John Stewart on our hands. Cyborg has also been handled with more competence and consistency on Doom Patrol, Teen Titans, and Teen Titans Go! than the comics have ever handled him; ok, maybe I can't say ever but at least the last decade or so.
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    Heat Wave in Legends of Tomorrow, hands down.

    Also, Superman from the DCAU. I love Superman and have read tons of his comics, but those shows did the character so perfectly I doubt anything will ever pass it.
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    Also, Superman from the DCAU. I love Superman and have read tons of his comics, but those shows did the character so perfectly I doubt anything will ever pass it.
    Heh, that Superman (and Superman series in general) didn't do much for me. Oh well, different strokes.

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    Kaldur'ahm- the thread.
    It's the Dynamic Duo! Batman and Robin!... and Red Robin and Red Hood and Nightwing and Batwoman and Batgirl and Orphan and Spoiler and Bluebird and Lark and Gotham Girl and Talon and Batwing and Huntress and Azreal and Flamebird and Batcow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzigone View Post
    Heh, that Superman (and Superman series in general) didn't do much for me. Oh well, different strokes.
    I get that. Seems (to me at least) that there's kind of two types of Superman fans: The ones that like Superman and the ones that like Clark. I fall into the second category and the shows did a great job of establishing his world (i.e. Lois, Lex, The Daily Planet, Smallville, Cadmus, fleshing out his villains).

    But, to each their own.
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    Terra from the 2003 animation version. The original terra in Wolfman & Perez comics just makes me feel she is a psycho TBH, But in the 2003 version she has more charaterization developments IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bored at 3:00AM View Post
    Is there anyone in the DCU you prefer in outside media than reading about in comics?
    Swamp Thing.

    My first ever exposure to the character was the 1991 cartoon and I absolutely love it. I've grown to like the comics as well but the cartoon remains my favourite version of the character and his world.

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