For decades, Marvel and DC fans have playfully — and not-so-playfully — quarreled over which comics publisher boasted the better characters, stories, and overall approach to a similar vein of storytelling. In the past decade, this rivalry has carried over into the film versions of characters like Superman and Iron Man. But regardless of which side you’re on (we personally think both DC and Marvel have their strong and weak points), the fact remains that neither is perfect.
Nevertheless, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has given Marvel a newfound respect, even among non-comic book fans, with many criticizing the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) in comparison. We’ve said before that we think the DCEU has some work to do to fully leverage its potential as a fair match for the MCU, but there’s no denying that the history of DC has been marked with some weird developments. Here are just a few of the many weird facts about the DC universe that you may not know.