Vue Cinemas ran a fairly robust survey of "fans of books and comics", in order to see how they respond to remakes and adaptations. They were kind enough to share the data, and I've had a poke around to see what's fun in the results.
Marvel vs DC Smackdown
Marvel have overwhelmingly topped DC in the battle of comic remakes, with over 5 times the amount of respondents saying that Marvel films are better.
That said, Batman is (by far) the favourite adapted comic book character. The top five were as follows:
- Iron Man
My first thought was that the Marvel vs DC discrepency is about Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy - Marvel's cracked the team movie format, whereas DC is still building up to it. That said, the presence of the "X-Men" kind of ruins that theory - or is it that people see the X-Men as an entity (or, more likely, an entity + Wolverine), whereas the Avengers are still viewed as a collection of solo artists? (Which still wouldn't explain the absence of the Guardians.) Puzzling.