Are Netflix and the CW Network the True Heroes of the DC and Marvel Universes?
Is Netflix to the Marvel Universe what the CW Network is to the DC Universe?
Two big questions I wanted to address in this article. What I realized is that there is a much deeper inquiry here that will eventually require many more articles and the assistance of Malice-Corps fellowship of nerds. CW’s volume of work provided far outweighs the Netflix and Marvel bromance. However, there is a case that could be made for quality over quantity. Particularly when it comes to Netflix’s meticulous attention to detail in their portrayals of Daredevil, Punisher, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.
By now, nerds everywhere know the efforts that CW has taken to bring the DC Universe to our television sets. Nerds are also familiar with the Marvel Universe brought to us by the good folks over at Netflix. So, my pondering brought me to one clear enigma to focus my thoughts upon. Are Netflix and the CW Network the true heroes of the DC and Marvel Universes?
To clarify for you, I am not asking if the CW’s Barry Allen is the real flash as opposed to the new Justice League character. Although, I will say that conversation could and should be had a later date. What interests me at the moment is what seems to be the salvation that has been brought to these two great comic franchises. Salvation by the shows we have grown to love from Netflix and CW. So, to simplify the question. Has Netflix and the CW saved the two iconic comic companies DC and Marvel?
My humble opinion is that the answer to this question is a resounding YES! Disappointment after disappointment has followed some of our favorite characters as Hollywood has fumbled with reboot after reboot. None of which really satisfies (see Spiderman, Hulk, X-Men, Superman, Batman, etc… etc… etc…). Meanwhile, Netflix and CW have renewed the hope of comic fans everywhere. They have also somewhat satisfied the hunger for superhero content. Very rarely does the CW disappoint us in its delivery of in depth DC superhero character development. Similarly, the Marvel series we have seen from Netflix have been the definition of binge worthy. Marvel: Iron Fist may be the only exception.
Time will tell if comic book geeks worldwide look back at Netflix and CW as the heroes of the DC and Marvel comic universes. I cannot help but think how incredibly lucky we are to have so much superhero content available to us from these two media outlets. Additionally, Hollywood is also starting to get it right when it comes to full length superhero movies. I am extremely thankful for this. We are in a great time for superhero shows and movies.
What Do You Say?
Your nerd voice should be heard! I want to hear from you! Do you think that Netflix and the CW Network have saved the DC and Marvel universes? Did DC and Marvel need to be saved or were they doing fine on their own? Do you think DC and Marvel are just beyond repair? Thank you as always for reading and for your support. Please comment below and let me know what you think because it matters!