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    Marvel Vs DC Comics: Which Company’s Net Worth Is Higher?

    With the increase in Comic book trends all around the globe, it kind of becomes necessary to talk about the champions. The two champions of the comic book genre are definitely Marvel and DC. Both have certainly created some of the most exceptional characters that reside in the reader’s heart to this day.

    Marvel vs DC has been a long-stretched fight, even more than the battle of Troy, and fans are always ready for more. Both the production companies are again in their new phases and producing new movies and TV series. People from both fandoms have their own opinions although, the box office numbers are the ones that should be looked at to determine which ones are the best.

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    Marvel And DC Origins

    Marvel Vs DC
    Marvel Vs DC

    Let’s start with DC which is often hailed as ‘The king’ of comics. DC abbreviated from Detective Comics, was an iteration of the company, National Ally Publications that was founded by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson in 1935. Doctor Occult came into existence that year. He is still a part of the DC universe. DC’s two most indisputable superheroes are Superman and Batman. They made their debut appearance in 1938 and 1939, respectively.

    In 1939 Marvel also appeared in the scene. Marvel was started by pulp fiction publisher, Martin Goodman, and it was first called Timely publications. In 1941, Captain America, Marvel’s most enduring hero came to life. Some of DC’s main characters are Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash. Marvel’s band of superfamous superheroes includes Spiderman, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Ironman, etc.

    The universe of Marvel and DC operates on a kind of inverse logic. DC’s characters are more God-like but in the guise of humans, whereas Marvel characters are more human and given God-like superpowers. Now, let’s move to business and how the two rate in terms of success.

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    Whose Net Worth Is Higher?

    Mutants alongside other Marvel characters

    Action comics that introduced DC Superman has sold over 600 million copies. Batman is the most licensed of DC characters and made the company $494 million in retail sales in 2013. Marvel’s biggest selling comic is the Spiderman series, which has sold around 360 million copies. X-Men and Captain America come in second and third place, selling 270 million and 210 million copies respectively.

    Marvel and DC regularly change places in topping the sales ranking, demonstrated by ‘Diamond‘ comics which publish sales figures each month. It may be important to understand that not everything Marvel does is going to outdo DC. Both these publications never fail to entice the audience with their new production. It is rather hard to determine who wins, but needless to say that Marvel often has the edge over DC when it comes to popularity.

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