Marvel And DC Fans Are Arguing Over Which Superhero Trinity’s More Iconic


As long as there are superheroes in our popular consciousness, the DC-Marvel debate will rage on. Consider this the latest episode in the ongoing battle to prove one side’s primacy over the other.

Fans of each franchise have taken to Twitter recently to settle a pressing question: Which has the most iconic superhero trinity?

Well, in the red corner, @aaronfootage put forward Iron Man, Captain America and Thor.

And in the blue corner, @theSNYDERVERSE responded by choosing Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as their champions.

Of course, many other users chimed in as well, as you can see below:

Before we go any further, I’m going to make an earlier-than-usual plea for your comments below. This is a debate, so dissenting voices are actively encouraged.

Now, to address the subject of superhero iconography, for me there’s simply no question as to the winner. DC’s heroes are far and away the most “iconic” trio of characters. Iron Man, Captain America and Thor have all mounted fine challenges with their respective film trilogies over the past decade. But none of them had any particular standing in the public domain until the MCU.

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, on the other hand, did – particularly Batman and Superman, who have to be the two most iconic superheroes of all time. In part, that’s down to longevity, with the pair going strong for more than 80 years, predating all of Marvel’s most famous characters. Their first successful blockbusters also arrived well before superhero movies dominated the box office, in 1978 and 1989, respectively.

I think, however, that there’s a deeper reason for their continued endurance. Some images just don’t age – Batman and Superman are archetypes that have come to embody an entire genre. This round goes to DC, then. But you may well disagree. For instance, if you narrow your scope to the movies specifically, it’s hard to argue Justice League‘s troupe have more going for them. Gosh, this argument will never end.