The Repugnant Reek of Rich Reparté

Originally posted on January 22, 2006. Edited by your friendly neighbourhood me.

Never fear, I will return to the entertaining scrawl on the bathroom wall. (Oh, and for the record, I refuse to spell reparté with two e's. It just seems completely wrong and uneducated. I'm not sure if what I have is entirely correct, but I won't succumb to my spell-checker's insistance on "repartee". If you read it like that it would seem to mean "to party... again" or Party 2: Party Harder. Which isn't, in and of itself, a bad thing. )

Anyways, for now, I will occupy my time by responding to Louie's blog on the comic book rivalry that is Marvel vs. Capcom. Errrr... I mean, Marvel Vs. DC. In his blog Louie suggests that Marvel is better than DC. I will argue the contrary. The reasons are as follows:

  1. DC has a plethora of interesting characters. Donnie Rumsfeld, Hillary Clinton, Condaleeza Rice, and the like. 550+ all told. How many characters does Marvel have? Certainly not that many.

  2. DC is also full of people who are like the average Joe. After all it is called the House of Representatives. Clearly they represent the people. And their problems with fidelity, drug abuse, etc. This is their tragic flaw. And people can relate. Or not vote for them. Their choice.

  3. In DC the contrast between good and bad are much more pronounced. In Marvel you have good and bad getting together like old friends and such. Do you see this happening with Kerry and Bush? Methinks not.

  4. Who votes for the Marvel characters? Nobody. Tha'ts right, undemocratic. Who votes for the DC characters? 55% of the population. That's right, undemocratic. Errrr... I mean democratic. 55% is better than 0%, though, isn't it? Exactly.

  5. DC is real. Marvel only exists in its rectangular panel.

Oh... you were talking about DC comics. Oops.

I tend to agree with Louie's assessment though, as several discussions have led to my belief that Batman is really just Captain Capitalism, and Superman is invincible to a ridiculous degree. I mean, why is it even a contest in crossover comics between these two?

Anways, go out and vote tomorrow. And stuff. I'm off to work.

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