Doug: Several weeks ago, my partner and I mentioned in passing a dilemma, trying to figure out why good writers seemed to fall short when moving from Marvel to the Distinguished Competition. While this is an Open Forum topic in its own right, it's not the query being set forth today. Instead, in our conversation the outgrowing thoughts sometimes tended toward the characters. We've lamented around these parts in the past that Marvel's stable was much more 3-dimensional, rife with characterization, personality, etc.; DC's boys and girls tended to be somewhat cardboard.
So -- the floor is open for nominations on today's Open Forum: name some characters that were DC property but who would have fit in nicely in the Marvel Universe (worked much better, actually). And conversely, throw out a name or two of a Marvel hero or baddie who seemed to fit in better across the street in the DCU.
I'll start by nominating the fellow at left to have been a viable if not spectacular character in the Marvel Universe, and Jack Kirby's Inhumans to have fit well into the DCU.
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