What would a DC Comics equivalent look like?

What would a DC Comics equivalent look like?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You really don't know?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I never cared for DC Comics. What would be the X Men analog, or the Death of Gwen Stacy analog? Like, Kingdom Come really isn't what I'm thinking of.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The closest X Men analogue DC has is Doom Patrol and they're not a perfect fit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Read more homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >X-Men
        for a time they were similar to doom patrol followed by being similar to teen titans, but I don't think they've been the same since late 80s
        >death of Gwen Stacy
        Jason Todd getting killed by Joker is the closest thing I can think off

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >followed by being similar to teen titans

          They were basically Len Wein wanting to do Legion of Super-Heroes at Marvel.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >What would be the X Men analog
        Teen Titans as the iconic team of young heroes, Doom Patrol for team of outcasts who don't fit into society.
        >the Death of Gwen Stacy analog
        The time Major Force killed Green Lantern Kyle Reiners GF and stuffed her corpse into a fridge.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        X-Men copied everything from Legion of Super-Heroes, so that would be a good place to look.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Like what?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Detective Comicss

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DCs

      How about Detection or Detectives?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DCs

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kingdom come anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's more like Earth X.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kingdom Come is not necessarily a 1 to 1 comparison earth X and Kingdom come are almost the same concept

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In terms of story? Not even close.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No. Kingdom Come is more like an end, Marvels is the birth

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To Marvels or to X-Men?

    Closest to X-Men would be the Doom Patrol. Even had a Wheelchair’d Leader.

    Marvels? Closest would be DC The New Frontier I guess. Since it takes place in the past and has plenty of DC characters/cameos.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What would be the X Men analog,
      Doom Patrol
      >or the Death of Gwen Stacy analog?
      Death of Jason Todd at the time.

      Doom Patrol and X-Men comparisons only work for the original runs.
      The All New All Different X-Men is more comparable to the New Teen Titans

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That is fair and even more poetic when you realize they had a crossover

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I like that lettering

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What would be the X Men analog,
    Doom Patrol
    >or the Death of Gwen Stacy analog?
    Death of Jason Todd at the time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Death of Jason Todd happened almost two decades after though…

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That kid looks like an alien.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Welcome to the central focus of that story

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Universe:_Legacies

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Neat.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What would a DC Comics equivalent look like?
    Like this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not at all. Marvels is about Marvel's history. New Frontier is an alternate history that never happened in the original comics.

      The reality is that there can't be a DC version of Marvels because DC doesn't really have a history and never has had one. The only time they've even TRIED to have a continuity was post-Crisis/pre-New 52 and even then they kept fricking that up with Zero Hour, Infinite Crisis, etc.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don’t think you could do an equivalent honestly, most of DC is made up of acquired characters from competitors they ran out of business. Outside of Superman Batman and a handful of other characters there isn’t a “cohesive story” in the same way marvel kinda had for its first three decades

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >New Frontier is an alternate history that never happened in the original comics.
        The whole point is recontextualizing the meta change from golden age to silver age with a time appropriate origin for the silver age heroes it's not just an alternative history

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only parts that are lame that I can remember are Captain Bling and John Henry.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        John Henry was awesome

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Correct it's easily this one

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >New Frontier is an alternate history that never happened in the original comics.
        The whole point is recontextualizing the meta change from golden age to silver age with a time appropriate origin for the silver age heroes it's not just an alternative history

        It changes the history. IT'S A FRICKING ELSEWORLDS. It literally has NOTHING in common with Marvels.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A period piece with super heroes has nothing to do with a period piece with super heroes?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            By that logic, Gotham By Gaslight could be considered "the DC version of Marvels".

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Nah, don't be autistic

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, you've received the answer ITT already:
          >There is no direct analogue
          >People say Kingdom Come because of the creative team but that doesn't fit because the story isn't similar.
          >Other people say New Frontier because of the Silver Age-ness of that story but it isn't really a retelling of Silver Age stuff at DC.
          So the answer is there isn't one. There are books that play on such nostalgia and other things but there isn't a direct one. The only other comparison I could make is pic related but even that won't fit the bill.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the answer is there isn't one

            Exactly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Batman's head is dislocated

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kingdom Come

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone who says Kingdom cuck is only saying it because it has the same artist

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kingdom Cum's not even that bad, though it is a stretch to say they're similar.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm the reverse of you. I don't know what Marvels is about but maybe Justice?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think Kingdom Come really is the DC equivalent. DC never had a very stable continuity or shared universe and many of its most famous stories are completely out of continuity.

    At the time Marvels was published, the "modern" Marvel age of superheroes was only a little over 30 years old and they all took place in more or less the same continuity. It was actually possible to create a guy who was around when all those stories happened. I don't think you could have done it with DC.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kingdom Come is DC's Earth X.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gonna start reading every comic mentioned itt

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DC doesnt really have a "superheroes through the eyes of normal civilian" comic (even though i'd really like one" The closest analogue to this comic is probably astro city, but superman for all seasons satisfies a similar niche

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >DC doesnt really have a "superheroes through the eyes of normal civilian" comic

      Closest I can think of is Gotham Nights. And even then that's not the same thing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >DC doesnt really have a "superheroes through the eyes of normal civilian" comic

      Closest I can think of is Gotham Nights. And even then that's not the same thing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's a police procedural. Not even remotely similar.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Detectives and Comics

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe Byrne's Superman/Batman Generations in the sense of a story from the Golden Age and onward

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think this is exactly the comic I read as a kid, haven't seen it in years. I remember my friends being confused by it, but I had a basic understanding of different comics ages enough to get it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think this is exactly the comic I read as a kid, haven't seen it in years. I remember my friends being confused by it, but I had a basic understanding of different comics ages enough to get it

      This might actually be the closest, relatively speaking.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A DC Comics equivalent of "Marvels," which explores the Marvel Universe through the eyes of ordinary people, could be called "Legends." It could focus on the awe-inspiring and legendary figures of the DC Universe, such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and others, as seen from the perspective of regular individuals witnessing their heroic deeds and larger-than-life battles.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is probably the closest

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t think you could do DC equivalent in the same scale. At best you could maybe do like specific eras by focusing on one of them at a a time but even then it wouldn’t be as cohesive because there’s way more “important” characters and stories to cover and they’re less connected because everyone isn’t in the same city. DC universe is just too big and expansive compared to Marvel, and you could never be able to replicate the one man POV to Golden Age to Silver Age and start of the Bronze Age well because of that. For one thing it would be far too difficult to find defining storylines and events that work from a pedestrian perspective and give same kind of organic and emotional energy to the progression of time.

    The best option would likely to do something similar with just specific characters and contrast different eras. Like, I could see Superman done via Daily Planet’s newsroom perspective where the POV character changes every era. Start with younger Perry in golden age where you maybe also showcase the Suicide Slums and other minor Kirby characters, then maybe do Jimmy for silver age with all the wacky shit, Steve Lombard for Bronze Era before CoIE to show the major shift where Clark’s doing Television and you’re in the 70s now, Cat Grant in the early parts of post-Crisis (shows Lois and Clark getting married, Cat loses her kid) and then Lois in the modern day where it ends when she gives birth.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So literally

      This is probably the closest

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There isn't any.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To actually entertain the thought, especially circa the 90's, here's some points you'd put in
    >Debut of Superman
    >first rumblings in the crime world of Batman
    >Wonder Woman coming to be peace ambassador to the US
    >Robin's debut and Batman being a deputized officer
    >first teamup of Batman and Superman
    >reports of a mysterious red blur in Central city
    >more hero debuts, some other events like Will Magnus making the metal men, other non- cape heroes
    >meeting someone from Sgt Rock's Easy company as a veteran to remind you that the DC war books were also in canon
    >Flash discovers the second Earth and the multiverse
    >Invasion of Earth by Starro, debut of the JLA
    >JLA grows, introduction of Black Canary to earth 1
    >Green Arrow and Green Lantern's road trip across America
    >public debut of Supergirl after having been Superman's "secret weapon" for a few years
    >Teen Titans debut as a supergroup, maybe make them the equivalent to the Beatle/ Beatlemania in this world
    >Batman's fights with the League of Assasins
    >maybe a cheeky reference to big 70's crossovers like the Mohammed Ali vs Superman fight, Hulk vs Batman, Spider-man vs Superman, etc.
    >New incarnation of the Teen Titans, debut of Nightwing
    >Mysterious Red skies, people phasing into the world and shadow demons, basically Crisis as a world wide horror story
    >Death and funeral of Supergirl
    >Eventual end of the Earth 1 universe for post-crisis, framing story could be that the protagonist wakes up with faded memories but finds all this evidence of the last universe in his photo archives, a world that feels like a dream now
    >close out withlate 80's- 90's developments, heroes being replaced, death of Jason Todd,Green arrow, Hal Jordan, Batgirl being crippled, etc.
    >Death of Superman and his return, assures the protagonist that no matter how dark things get there's light at the end of the tunnel, early hints at Morrison's JLA run

    hardest part would be trying to get a "civilian's eyeview" in a lot of these events though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too much shit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly you could just cut it at the end of Crisis

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    It's not Legacies either.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's beat by beat Marvels. How is it not?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because Legacies its essentially just boring top hits highlights book, rather than an organic street level view of DC universe that showcases different eras.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This.

          It's literally a street level view of the DC universe that showcases different eras. That you don't like its quality by some unclear "lack or organicity" doesn't mean it doesn't answer OP's question.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bump

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You had your answer, why bump?

      [...]

      Because the OP wanted a specific analogue, something exactly the same. We gave all those suggestions including legacies.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why not? If I see 100 better threads, I'll let this one die.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the chad Phil Sheldon is an official squadie
    DC can never know this joy

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Try Superman: For All Seasons.
    Kingdom Come (the original) also had similar themes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, it didn't.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      None of that is similar. The response was already posted in the thread.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Again?

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