Everyone needs an escape now and then. Fortunately, we can travel to other universes without leaving the comfort of our home. We can thank the imaginations of comic franchise’s creators for helping us transport to new lands without costing a dime.
One of the best-known comic creators is Stan Lee (1922-2018). He was an award-winning comic book and movie scriptwriter, director and would show up as a cameo in nearly all of the movies featuring his creations.
Whether you like movies, graphic novels, or the original comic books, there is another world waiting for you. DC and Marvel are the most popular comic character creators, but there were others many years before.
If you prefer comics of years gone by or the most recent depiction of a superhero, you can find your escape at Dylan Universe Comics. They buy and sell comics and old toys for fans of all ages.
Here is a list of the top 12 comic franchises you could escape to in a matter of minutes.
- Marvel Universe
Many characters call the Marvel Universe home. Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee, is by far the most popular resident of this particular universe. Other inhabitants include Captain America, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, The Hulk, Black Panther, Thor, Peggy Carter, Iron Man, Ghost Rider, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Deadpool, Jessica Jones and many more.
Teams of superhero characters in this universe include the X-Men, the Inhumans, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four and several other groups of crime fighters.
- DC Universe
Another popular fictional universe, DC Universe has brought the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Superman to readers and moviegoers to enjoy.
The largest group to represent the DC Universe is the Justice League. This superhero assembly includes all the characters which call DC Comics home.
- Disney’s (CGI) Animated Musical Universe
This universe was created by Walt Disney and his team of animators in the world-class Disney Studios. Characters, most of them for recent movies, include Moana, Frozen, Tangled, Frozen 2, Olaf’s Frozen, Frozen Fever, Tangled Ever After, and many of the Lego Series Movies.
- DreamWorks Universe
The characters of DreamWorks populate this universe with the likes of Shrek and Donkey, Kung Fu Panda and Tigress, Astrid, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Poppy, Branch and the entire gang from Trolls, The Croods, the cast of Megamind, Hammy, Ozzie, Verne and RJ from Over the Hedge and many, many more.
These characters have their own individual movies, and then they come together in the animated game from DreamWorks.
- MacFarlane Universe
This special space was created by an animator, American actor, and singer Seth W MacFarlane. The characters inhabiting this universe are the cast from The Cleveland Show, Amerian Dad!, and Family Guy. Many of these were a spinoff of The Simpsons, a fictional cartoon family located in Springfield, USA.
- The Star Wars Universe
In a galaxy far, far away, George Lucus created the Star Wars Universe. It began as an opera taking place in space and quickly became part of the world’s pop culture.
This colourful universe, which was created in 1977, introduced us to the characters of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. Other unique individuals which populated this space included Chewbacca, Ewoks, R2-D2 and C-3PO, and much other good and evil humans and aliens.
- Avatar Universe
This is from the television animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which appeared on Nickelodeon. This realm included the likes of Water Tribes, The Air Nomads, Fire Nation, and the Earth Kingdom, otherwise known as The Four Nations. The Legend of Korra, a spin-off, took place in the United Republic of Nations.
- The Pixar Universe
Pixar is another animation company that brought the characters of Brave, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, Inside Out, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Sulley and Mike from Monsters, Inc., the superhero family and friends from The Incredibles, Coco, and the gang from all the Toy Story franchise, to the big screen.
Each of these spaces contains elements of realism and magic that spark the imagination of children and adults of all ages.
- The Wildstorm Universe
This is a shared fictional space where the Wildstorm comic books take place. The history of the world is altered and the concept of superhuman abilities and interstellar travels are everyday occurrences.
Inhabitants of Wildstorm Universe include Metahumans, a human-alien hybrid, Gen-Active characters, an alien race known as D’rahn, WildC.A.T.S., and Team 7 among others.
- The Image Universe
This universe launched in 1992 and put out such series as Youngblood, The Savage Dragon, and Spawn. This creative space has given the world over 50 individual characters, include Firebreather, Dash and Dart, Slice, Teen Wolf, Glory and God, Velocity, and many many more.
Groups represented in this universe consist of the like of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Power Rangers, Morning Glories, Jersey Gods, Freak Force and First Family, Violent Messiahs, the Bone Cousins and several others.
Many of these groups live in an altered universe that is like the United States. The Ninja Turtles live in the underground streets of a futuristic New York, while the Power Rangers travel through space and time.
- The Hasbro Comic Book Universe
This fictional universe contains different superhero and regular people based on the games created by the Hasbro Corporation. They include Jem and the Holograms, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, The Transformers, and many others.
- Hanna-Barbera Universe
This unique universe is the creation of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the original animators of the Tom and Jerry cartoons. Many of their more famous shows take place in fictional places that are out-of-this-world. The Wacky Races, The Smurfs, The Jetsons, The Yogi Bear Show, The Flinstones, and Scooby-Doo are a few of the top characters that inhabited the imagination of this dynamic duo of animators. The entire catalogue of characters used to roam various theme parks and several of them can be found at Universal Studios both in California and Florida.
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