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Ask Chris #172: DC, Marvel And ‘The Problem’

Ask Chris by Erica Henderson

Q: You mentioned "The Problem" in last week's column. So, what is "The Problem?" --@green2814

A: Last week, I dug in a little into the idea that even though they share prominent creators and have influenced each other back and forth over the course of the last 50 years, the DC and Marvel Universes have some fundamental differences in the way they're structured. One of the things I really wanted to get across in that column was that neither one is really fundamentally better than the other, they're just incompatible in a lot of ways, and I touched on how that results in something I call The Problem. Since that's still pretty fresh in everybody's mind, and since you were nice enough to set the ball right on the tee and hand me the bat, I might as well elaborate on that now. It's actually pretty simple.

To put it bluntly, The Problem is that DC wants to be Marvel, and they have for the past 50 years.

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Former ‘Superboy’ Writer Karl Kesel Sells Classic Comics Collection To Pay Son’s Medical Bills

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If you polled the pool of regular ComicsAlliance contributors for a complete list of their all-time favorite comics, there's a high probability that Karl Kesel would be in some way responsible for the creation of at least some of those works. We'll get into

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A Silver Age: The Glamorous Life Of Phil Noto’s Marvel Heroes in Faux Photos [Art]

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One of my favorite songs is "Being Boring" by Pet Shop Boys. It's a sweet 1990 synthpop ode to times past whose lyrics tell a story about, among other things, dressing up, glamorous parties, friendship, and reflecting upon all those things many years hence upon the discovery of old photographs. The track immediately played in my mind when I laid eyes upon this series of beautiful i

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Today’s Comic Book Covers Reimagined in the Silver Age

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It goes without saying that comics, like everything else in the word, have changed quite a bit since the '60s. Art style, storytelling technique, even the identities of the characters themselves are drastically different today than they were at the height of the Silver Age.

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