Q: What’s the main difference between Marvel superheroes and DC superheroes?
DC superheroes, in general, are more “classic” superheroes—they’re really super, and they’re really heroic. Take their most famous hero, Superman. He’s got super-everything, he fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice…in short, he’s everything a superhero should be. Marvel superheroes, on the other hand, are moredown-to-earth, and they have to deal with ordinary problems. Look at Spider-Man, Marvel’s most famous hero. Unlike Superman, he’s a nerdy kid who has to juggle his grades (and later, his job), girls, and gig as a superhero.
Other differences? DC superheroes are usually more powerful, and they live in made-up cities. Marvel superheroes are lower on the power scale, and they live in real-world places like New York.
Q: Who’s richer, Batman or Iron Man?
Famous business magazine Forbes sometimes releases its Fictional 15—a list of the 15 richest made-up characters! In 2007, they said that Bruce Wayne was richer than Tony Stark…then one year later, they said that Tony was richer! Well, we guess it means that they’re both kinda even. (Take note, though: in their list for 2010, Tony Stark was again on top.)
Q: If there’s a Green Lantern, does that mean there’s a Blue Lantern?
Not just a Blue Lantern, folks…but a Red, Yellow, Orange, Indigo, Violet, Black, and White. They’re powered by different emotions. The Green Lanterns get their energy from willpower, Red Lanterns from anger, Agent Oranges from greed, Sinestro Corps (or Yellow Lanterns) from fear, Blue Lanterns from hope, the Indigo Tribe from compassion, and the Star Sapphires (or Violet Lanterns) from love. Zombie-like Black Lanterns are fueled by death, while the ultra-special White Lanterns get their power from life.