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An Open Letter to DC Comics

September 24, 2012


Hello DC Comics,

I am writing to you as a long-time superhero fan, a recent comic book collector, and of course, most importantly, a die-hard Marvel fan.

I want to thank you on behalf of all of us Marvel fans, because without your work in cartoon television during the early nineties through to the new millennium, Marvel fans from around the world would not have been able to enjoy the blockbuster movie The Avengers.

Giving Batman a cartoon series back in 1992 was both brave and bold of you. The series was dark, it was thought-provoking, and it did its job in changing the public’s view of Batman from that of my mother’s campy Adam West version to one of a more serious, brooding, and credible Kevin Conroy.

And then you gave Superman his own cartoon series, bringing back America’s greatest superhero for a new generation. There are those who say that Batman was the best DC television show while fewer argued that the Superman show was the best. But to me, the shining moment of your TV career was when you gave the Justice League series the green light. That initial show and its successor – Justice League Unlimited – were, in my humble opinion, the best of any of your shows.

The show had huge, diverse casts with character development, and plot points that spanned over multiple seasons. At the same time, it kept to the continuity from the previous series, all the while keeping the same voice actors from previous shows. My God, it was brilliant!

Whilst you were building your television empire with shows containing truly epic stories including questions about morality that usually stays within the confines of the comic book pages, you can bet that Marvel started to worry. They started making plans for their own massive superhero universe which started to grow in 2008’s Iron Man and reached full bloom in early April with Marvel’s masterpiece.

For being responsible for one of the biggest superhero movies of this year by inspiring the competition to one up you, I, along with every other Marvel fan, give you our sincere thanks.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2012 3:53 pm

    gotta love those superheros.


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