Superheroes have become an integral part of our contemporary entertainment culture. The movie adaptation nowadays is able to generate more than $100 million in revenue. As a fan, you love what the studios come up with, and appreciate or criticize based upon whether you liked the content or not. Most of the time, such movies resonate with people because they have grown up reading comics about the same.
We all have spent endless hours engrossed in our favorite comics – a fascination that had no end. With major studios, we’ve found another reason to be joyous, and that’s because we get to see a unique screenplay that draws its roots from the comics. Since 1978, after the first Superman was released, 46 superhero films have managed to gross more than 100 million dollars. And that’s not mere luck or coincidence.
As an audience, we crave these movies, and that’s the reason why it carries mass appeal. Today, DC and Marvel are known for their box office collections, with either studio more than capable of drawing more than $500 million in box office revenue per release. Today, we’re going to leave Marvel out of the picture and focus on DC. Why? Because we’re going to discuss a popular community on Reddit called r/DC_Cinematic. But before we do so, if you are hearing the name for the first time, let me give you an overview of DC Comics.
DC Comics and Cinema Overview
DC Comics, as an entertainment company, has rich roots and has been an integral part of American pop culture since 1938. It owns some of the most endearing characters in the past century, which attracts a large pool of viewers to date. From the first Superman story in 1938, DC solidified its stance with the introduction of Batman (1939) and Wonder Woman (1941).
In 1969, DC was purchased by Warner Brothers, and to date, that hasn’t changed. In recent years, DC has lost its place as the 21st-century cinematic universe powerhouse to Marvel, which has been able to generate more than $11 billion in less than two decades. With their recent release – ‘Joker,’ DC is finding its feet yet again and is looking towards making a staggering comeback.
My recent experience on r/DC_Cinematic
My recent experience on r/DC_Cinematic was an underwhelming one because it was a tough pill to swallow. The user posted how DC made a huge error by firing Junkie XL so late in post-production and scrapped the already completed score. As much as I love Elfman, there’s no denying that he’d have to rush through his work, based upon the storyboards. So, yes, I kind of agree with the OP.
About r/DC_Cinematic – Community & Members
r/DC_Cinematic is a place where you can discuss DC movies, comics, music, and characters in detail. The community has 192,000 members, out of which 550-750 members are online at any given time. This subreddit was created on September 21st, 2013, and has been stagnant in recent years. Given that it’s a super-niche page and it just talks about DC content, I don’t think the number of users is less.
If you love DC comic characters, movies, and other cinematic threads, this is an amazing platform to share your opinion and gauge fellow member’s opinions on the subject.
How to access r/DC_Cinematic?
You can simply type ‘r/DC_Cinematic’ in your search bar and join the subreddit. If you don’t have a Reddit account, you will need to create one and confirm your email address. Only after you do that will you be able to follow subreddits, comment on posts, and even post anything on any of the subreddits.
Moderators of r/DC_Cinematic
192,000 may not be a huge number from Reddit’s perspective, but it is a significant number when you consider just the DC circle. These members are active cinema-goers and comic book readers. These aren’t your standard/casual audience, which just wants to be a part of a thread. The discussion you’d get into in this subreddit is game-changing.
At the time of writing this review, there are ten moderators in charge of keeping the community active and ensuring that all the members adhere to the rules and guidelines of the page. These are ‘aircycle,’ ‘invisiblack,’ ‘DerringerHK,’ ‘HEAVEN_OR_HECK,’ ‘the_black_panther_,’ ‘HenroTee,’ ‘TheBatSkeptic,’ ‘Xoaimango,’ ‘Hydrostorm9’, and ‘Flair_Borg.’
Why should you follow r/DC_Cinematic?
r/DC_Cinematic is filled with quality content. The in-depth discussions, fan-art, questions, featured stories, direction, character appreciation, and trivia really keep you engaged throughout your browsing session. Hundreds of posts are updated every day, and on average, each post receives about 200-300 upvotes within 24 hours. Some of the best posts even manage to cross 1000-2000 upvotes within a few weeks. Since the community is not too huge, the number is small when you compare it to massive subreddits.
A particular section that I love the most on this thread is the Upcoming Releases section that features all the movies that are going to release in the next two years. These include – Birds of Prey (February 7th, 2020), Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5th, 2020), The Batman (June 25th, 2021), The Suicide Squad (August 6th, 2021), Black Adam (December 22nd, 2021), Shazam 2 (April 1st, 2022), The Flash (July 1st, 2022), and Aquaman 2 (December 22nd, 2022).
r/DC_Cinematic as a community draws decent interaction every day. Since the community has less than 200,000 members, there are only 500-700 members active at any given time. Having said that, these are active members and expect to get a response once you update a post. At any given time, you’ll have 3-5 people engage with your post if it’s good enough.
Filter by flair
I love the filter by flair options on this subreddit. These make it easier for fans to choose content based on their preference. There are seven options you can choose from – ‘News,’ ‘Discussion,’ ‘Other,’ ‘Humor,’ ‘Clip,’ ‘Fan-made,’ and ‘Merchandise.’ As you’re browsing, you don’t have to struggle to find the content as it’s already categorized via filters.
Sort by Category
If Filter by Flair is amazing, then the Sort by Category options are even fantastic. Under this, you get 12 different options – ‘Discussion,’ ‘Humor,’ ‘Other,’ ‘News,’ ‘Rumor,’ ‘Trailer,’ ‘Clip,’ ‘Merchandise,’ ‘Fan-made,’ ‘Animation,’ ‘Vertigo,’ and ‘R/DC_Cinematic
Important rules you must know before joining r/DC_Cinematic?
I’m sure you’re eager to join r/DC_Cinematic if you love superhero movies and comics. However, before you do so, make sure to read the rules below to prevent getting kicked out from the group or perhaps banned permanently.
1. No spoilers in titles and unformatted comments
2. No name-calling and general lack of civility
3. Don’t be a fanboy or a troll
4. Don’t repost
5. Post on topic
6. Observe proper form with post titles
7. No leaking of story related material
8. Tag your posts
9. Low-quality posts will be removed
The fascinating aspect of this subreddit is its cover page. I love it when the members of a community put in the effort to make their page stand out. It’s certainly the most distinguished cover image I’ve seen thus far, and so props to the mods and the community. Even the logo follows the guidelines and comes off as a genuine creative work. I have nothing but respect for the creativity on this page.
Most Upvoted Content on this subreddit
1. Humor: Justice League power levels… – 10,800 upvotes
2. OTHER: This is why we need Wonder Woman – 10,200 upvotes
3. OTHER: IT’S DONE!!! Wonder Woman is officially Certified Fresh with 96%!! – 9,300 upvotes
4. POSTER: NEW JL SDCC POSTER – 8,500 upvotes
5. PHOTO: Amazing Adam West tribute – 7,400 upvotes
Most Upvoted Content 2020
1. News: First look at the new Batsuit!! (Matt Reeves The Batman camera test) – 6,900 upvotes
2. OTHER: Zack just posted this. Yet another confirmation it exists – 6,800 upvotes
3. HUMOR: Some humor in these difficult times – 5,800 upvotes
4. OTHER: Filming of that iconic scene – 5,300 upvotes
5. NEWS: WW84 new trailer – 5,100 upvotes
If you’re a DC fan, I don’t see any reason why you aren’t a part of this community already. You’ll get the best fan-arts, the latest news, and updates, and even raw footage of some of the most iconic scenes. This is the place to be for everything DC related. With the latest movies coming in thick and fast, I’d recommend you become a part of this subreddit, so you don’t miss out on anything.