Venom: Better Than Watchmen, More Successful Than Justice League?

We all know that Venom, the comic book series by global entertainment superstar Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman, is better than Watchmen, the seminal work of comics wizard Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons (not to be confused with Moore’s fish-semenal work, Neonomicon). But in a shocking twist this past weekend, Venom (the movie) has also proven itself to be better than Justice League!

Despite bringing all of the DC Universe’s top heroes together on screen for the first time, Justice League was a flop at the box office, grossing just $657.9 million at the worldwide box office, which would be a nice tally for any other film, but ended up being the lowest-earning DCEU film, losing money for Warner Bros, forcing DC Films president Jon Berg to pay the ultimate price, and resulting in a complete rebranding of the DCEU as Worlds of DC.

Some might argue that Justice League was hindered by the meddling of alleged fake feminist Joss Whedon, who was brought onto the production to complete the work of director Zack Snyder, who had to leave the film due to a personal tragedy. However, rather than preserve Zack Snyder’s Vision, Whedon replaced all of his badass Superman scenes with scenes where Cyborg says booyah, much to the chagrin of hardcore DCEU fans, known colloquially as Snyderbronies.

Had DC released the Snyder Cut, things might have been different, but instead, DC allowed another studio to embarrass them at the box office as Sony’s Venom has now surpassed Justice League with a $673.5 million worldwide box office take. Of course, there’s still time to salvage this situation, as a Snyder Cut theatrical release could surely earn at least an additional $20 million, putting Justice League back on top in the Venom vs. Justice League war.

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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