Marvel is the comic company that brought me in. Specifically it was Wolverine. I forget which issue (it was early on, he is in Japan tracking some new designer drug, I made a post about it once). I got into comics in the same way that I have heard many others. I was at a friend’s house where he had a big pile of random comics, and it was wolverine that drug me in.
Now for a variety of reasons (kids have little money) I stopped collecting, or reading comics, for many years.
Until recently, when I discovered TPB’s and Batman. Well, first I discovered Vasquez which brought me into a comic shop for the first time in a decade, then I found Batman.
Batman is awesome, and he hooked me back into comics.
Now a few months ago I decided to pick-up a few Marvel collections and see what I had missed over the last few years. Problem was, it was all, sorta, “low-brow”. It just seemed really immature versus anything DC that I had read. As if the plots were more contrived and the characters more cliched. I tried, mostly reading anything wolverine or X-Men related, but it was all the same. I kept rolling my eyes while reading it.
It all just felt like Marvel comics are written for six-teen and below, while DC is written for older audiences.