If imitation is the highest form of flattery then the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads must be thrilled. This fun spoof combines just a few of my favorite things:
- Technology (I can go either way – Mac or PC)
- Comics (Once again, I can go either way – Marvel or DC.)
- Green Lantern (I so want one of those rings!)
- Ryan Reynolds (Who doesn’t like Ryan Reynolds?)
- Sarcastic humor (Is there any other kind?)
The Deadpool song at the end is hilarious. Enjoy…
For those of you who are normal, Marvel and DC are the biggest players in the comic book/superhero universe. Here’s a great explanation of the difference. (Click here to read the full article.)
The Marvel vs. DC dogfight has raged since the beginning of comic book time. DC is older, taking its name from 1937’s Detective Comics. In June 1938, the company released what would become the most valuable comic ever: Action Comics #1, introducing a fella from Krypton called Superman. This essentially launched the Golden Age of comics, in which DC introduced icons like Bob Kane’s Batman (in the also ridiculously valuable Detective Comics #27, 1939), The Flash, Hawkman, and The Green Lantern (all in 1940), Aquaman (in 1941), and Wonder Woman (in 1942).
Meanwhile, the company’s rival, Timely Comics, staked its claim with Marvel Comics #1 in 1939, introducing future mainstays the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. A new hero, Captain America, debuted the next year when the legendary writer Joe Simon and incredible artist Jack Kirby combined powers.
After waning through the ’40s and ’50s, the costumed hero genre rose again in the late ’50s with DC’s Justice League of America. In 1962 Timely, now called Marvel Comics, introduced the Fantastic Four, the brainchild of Kirby and a writer pennamed Stan Lee. The Silver Age had begun, and it would introduce the biggest hero of the era: Spider-Man. The creation of Lee (who would later go on to lead Marvel) and artist Steve Ditko, Spider-Man debuted in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15.