Do you remember a time when Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy changed the face of superhero films through its gritty, realistic reboot? DC was at the top of its game, and many argued that it had the upper hand over Marvel. But then something miraculous happened: Marvel shot out exceptionally witty and adventurous films such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the promise of an unbeatable team-up called The Avengers. On the other hand, DC rebutted with misfires like Green Latern–-jeez, does that film reveal DC’s nonexistent sense of humor. Even Man of Steel was too serious for its own good.
Many would argue that DC can no longer compete with the movie-making machine that is Marvel Studios. But I propose an alternative theory.
While Marvel has undoubtedly captured the cinematic universe, DC has slowly edged its way back onto the map through a different route: the small screen. For a while, live action superhero TV shows had been put on the back-burner... Read more