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    Default Difference between Marvel and DC events?

    I'm curious what are the differences creatively between how Marvel and DC do their events? Right off the bat, Marvel does more soft reboots of characters and stories while DC does more of a hard reboot a la New 52 and Crisis on Infinite Earths?

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    Most modern Marvel events try to rehash “Civil War” (heroes fight heroes) while most modern DC events are rehashes of either Identity Crisis (heroes have some dark secret) and/or Crisis On Infinite Earths (worlds die, continuity gets rebooted).

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    You have a better chance of reading a DC event!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTTT View Post
    I'm curious what are the differences creatively between how Marvel and DC do their events? Right off the bat, Marvel does more soft reboots of characters and stories while DC does more of a hard reboot a la New 52 and Crisis on Infinite Earths?
    I don't think so.
    DC has only done 3 hard reboots since the 30's :

    • mid 50's - The Silver age Reboot
    • 1985 - The Modern Age reboot (Crisis On Infinit Earths, aka COIE)
    • 2011 - The New 52 reboot - until some stuff from before was braught back during Rebirth (2016).


    One thing about DC's event, is that they can be read as one long ongoing storyline.

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    DC tends to focus on the metatextual reasons why the universe has changed and give it a in story reason for it. Hickman's Secret Wars was the first instance that I remember of something happening similar in the Marvel Universe.

    Marvel events are heroes fighting heroes for reasons

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    One company, more often than not, works the word "Secret" or "War" into the name of the event, while the other one uses the words "Crisis" or "Night." That's...pretty much the main difference. Marvel and DC don't really have a lot differentiating them nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony W View Post
    You have a better chance of reading a DC event!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony W View Post
    You have a better chance of reading a DC event!

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    Sorry. I can't say I get the joke.

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    I feel that DC Events are more underwhelming but has more plot twists and things you just don't expect.

    And Marvel events are more explosive but more straightfoward.

    Of course there are exceptions like The Blackest Night, which is just one long drawn-out fight that lasts for 8 issues.

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    DC has got cash cow events while Marvel has got cash cow events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Goblin of Sector 2814 View Post
    Sorry. I can't say I get the joke.
    DC will releasing new comics sooner than Marvel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Goblin of Sector 2814 View Post
    One company, more often than not, works the word "Secret" or "War" into the name of the event, while the other one uses the words "Crisis" or "Night." That's...pretty much the main difference. Marvel and DC don't really have a lot differentiating them nowadays.
    Night Crisis, a new event centering about Batman's role in Gotham City!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Goblin of Sector 2814 View Post
    One company, more often than not, works the word "Secret" or "War" into the name of the event, while the other one uses the words "Crisis" or "Night." That's...pretty much the main difference. Marvel and DC don't really have a lot differentiating them nowadays.
    Crisis War! Secret Crisis! Infinite Darkest Secret Crisis War! Final Identity Flashpoint! Age of One More Massacre!

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