25 Years Ago, Blade Was A Great Comic Book Movie Before Comic Book Movies Were Cool

In the Marvel vs.

DC debate, it’s important to remember that the latter had a headstart of several decades.

Some of DC Comics’ most popular characters were introduced on the page in the late 1930s and early 1940s, allowing them to stand at the very base of the pop culture firmament.

Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman both enjoyed massive success on the page and on the screen before the hotshot company Marvel entered its Golden Age in earnest.

Marvel’s star characters Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, et al, didn’t hit shelves until the early ’60s.

While Marvel found its footing, Batman was starring in one of the best superhero movies ever made. In cinemas, it took Marvel equally long to find a toehold.

Films like “Superman” and “Batman” were overwhelmingly huge for decades, while Marvel had to be content with the success of “The Incredible Hulk” on television.

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