What are the most clever proofs that make MCU better than the comics?

Although the MCU has done its best to make its films faithful to the source material, they've also taken the freedom to make some changes. And yes, we couldn't be more thankful for that. Why? Just take a look at this list of times the MCU proved that it has something better to offer the fans!

  1. #1

    Thanos isn't purely evil

    If you haven't read any of the MCU comics, you probably had no idea that Thanos originally wanted to wipe out half of the universe for love. In Infinity War, we learned that his goal was to end overpopulation, and some of you may find it somewhat altruistic and ultimately human. In the comics, however, he was just downright evil. His motivation was only to prove his love for Death.

    • Christian ChenWritten on October 14, 2019
      "NAH......... Genocide is never okay, but he was an ok dad."
  2. #2

    Everything coalesces seamlessly

    Okay, there's no denying that every MCU film is great as a standalone. But you have to admit it, what makes them cooler is how their plots are seamlessly connected. And the coolest part of it all is that some of us never even saw some plot threads getting coalesced beautifully to create finely-honed stories.

    • Marilyn HowellWritten on October 14, 2019
      "If you'd describe MCU like this in 2010. I wouldve never believed you. But the Russo bros really did a great job and I'm so grateful for them"
  3. #3

    The Guardians of the Galaxy

    Who knew that this group of eccentric characters would fare well with hardcore MCU fans. Honestly, nobody even knew who they were before they came to the big screens. Thanks to James Gunn, all of that changed with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. These oddballs never had to take the backseat in the ride since then.

    • Johnny DiazWritten on October 14, 2019
      "YUP. Really wish it wasnt crisp rat who fronted the franchise. Zoe Saldana forever!"
  1. #4

    Iron Man taking center stage

    If we had to guess your favorite character, we'd say it's none other than Iron Man. Of course, who else would it be? The big man in a suit of armor carried on his shoulders Marvel's first three phases. Okay, we might be overemphasizing things here. But really, Iron Man's journey fits perfectly into the plot threads laid out by Marvel. And we think it's smart that the MCU made him such an important figure in the franchise.

    • Hannah FisherWritten on October 14, 2019
      "HMMM... Really coulda gone without Iron Man still being such a huge deal in Far From Home."
  2. #5

    Steve Roger and Bucky Barnes' dynamic

    Bucky Barnes originally played the part of Captain America's teenage sidekick and mascot in the comics. Yup. they're very much like DC Comics' of Batman and Robin. Imagine if this dynamic was never changed. We have a hunch that Cap's motivations to protect Bucky wouldn't be as compelling and dramatic as it is if he didn't treat him like his older brother.

    • Laura MontgomeryWritten on October 14, 2019
      "BUCKY!!!!! IS!!! REAL!!!!"
  3. #6

    Spiderman is the next Iron Man

    Peter Parker and Tony Stark are both brilliant superheroes. They also both want to change the world. So it makes perfect sense that Peter would look up to Tony like his own dad. And now that that Iron Man is deceased, Spiderman is obviously next in line to carry the weight in his stead. Just like what we saw in Spider-Man: Homecoming, MCU was doing the right choice.

    • Tiffany WongWritten on October 14, 2019
      "Nope. Did yall sleep through the entire Far From Home? Spiderman IS spiderman. Tony is dead and yall just too afraid to accept that."
  4. #7

    The characters of Black Panther

    Don't get us wrong, Black Panther in the MCU is just as cool as he is in the comics. But what sets his titular film apart from the comics? Let's just say everyone around him. His own people are so much better in the MCU. Take Nakia for example. In the comics, she's still strong, but she's obsessed with marrying T'Challa. She even goes out on a limb so that they'd kiss. Um, that's not the kind of woman we'd like to see in the movies, right?

    • Anna FowlerWritten on October 14, 2019
      "YUPPPPPP. Shuri is the best girl! and the future of the MCU"
  5. #8

    Thor was never Donald Blake

    In the MCU, Thor was sent to Midgard for his arrogance and disobedience. In the comics, he was cast out of Asgard for pretty much the same reason. In the latter, however, he takes on the identity of Donald Blake and was also stripped of his memories, not knowing what power he possesses. Thankfully, the MCU decided to veer away from all the complications this plot brought.

    • Bruce HernandezWritten on October 14, 2019
      "Its cool, I like what he did to Thor (comic book fan here!)"
  6. #9

    Hank Pym has a less gigantic role in the MCU

    Many hardcore MCU fans know how important Hank Pym's role is; he's a founding member of Avengers, he formed Pym Particles, and he created Ultron. So, when Avengers: Age of Ultron hit the theaters, many were appalled by his exclusion. Also, when Ant-Man got his solo movie, Hank Pym wasn't taking much of the spotlight. But you know what? It's for the best. Why? Because in the comics, Hank Pym actually beat his wife. Not exactly the type of superhero we'd want our kids to look up to. 

    • Santiago PeraltaWritten on October 14, 2019
      "AHHAHAHA great pun! Completely agree, too."
  7. #10

    The Chitauri Invasion

    If there was one thing we're thankful for, its the Chitauri Invasion. The aftermath of this event served as the backdrop for the MCU's phase 2. Its effects also played a crucial role in the chapters that came after it, interweaving many themes and threads that make the plots clearer for the newcomers.

    • Jacob AndrewsWritten on October 14, 2019
      "A bit hard to grasp for newbies. It's a smart move from Marvel TBH. I'm looking forward to the next phases knowing that they always pull great moves like this."


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2Everything coalesces seamlesslyOther 14 Paid
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5Steve Roger and Bucky Barnes' dynamicOther 3 Paid
6Spiderman is the next Iron ManOther 3 Paid
7The characters of Black PantherOther 3 Paid
8Thor was never Donald BlakeOther 2 Paid
9Hank Pym has a less gigantic role in the MCUOther 1 Paid
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