Well this should be an interesting docu-series that sees the intense and sometimes bitter rivalry between two of the biggest comic book companies, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics. Both sides have had tremendous victories, embarrassing losses, and have even come together at certain points for company crossovers. But rivalry still remains. Now Avengers Endgame directors, The Russo Brothers will detailing it all in an upcoming series.
The Russos will executive produce Slugfest, which “tracks the rise of two groundbreaking creative companies who went on to become the comics-publishing powerhouses, Marvel and DC,” per a press release sent out on Wednesday. “A race to the top fueled by competitive intuition and creative ingenuity, what resulted was an indomitably American industry, rising from its scrappy, disregarded roots to establish culture-changing mythologies.”
Believer and Framing John DeLorean directors Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce will helm Slugfest, which is also inspired by the book Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC.
Perhaps the series will even work to put to rest the often-discussed “who’s better, Marvel or DC?” Twitter debate. Slugfest promises to feature behind-the-scenes stories, like the first official Marvel and DC crossover comic from the 1970s with Superman and Spider-Man.
The Russos themselves are massive comic book fans. In addition to helming some of the biggest movies for Disney’s Marvel Studios, from Captain America: The Winter Soldier to the Avengersmovies, they also come prepackaged with a working knowledge of comic book history.
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