Marvel or DC: Who is superior? Twin brothers Jon and Joe debate the answer through film reviews and mathematical fight simulations. New episode every Tuesday. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app! dynamicduel.com



About the Show

DC or Marvel?

This question has been one of the greatest debates among fans for over 75 years, when characters such as Superman and Captain America first debuted in comics. It has gone largely unsettled since then, but twin brothers seek to end that once and for all through their podcast: Dynamic Duel.

Duel Episodes

In the show, Jonathan (Johnny DC) and Joseph (Marvelous Joe) discuss a matchup between two comparable characters from each fictional universe. The winner is determined through a probabilistic model known the Monte Carlo simulation. The simulation randomizes each character's statistics along a normal distribution and compares the numbers to simulate 1000 duels. In the end, a percentage of wins for each character is calculated, and the one with the most victories is declared the champion.

Review Episodes

Besides their duel episodes, the brothers review recent (and not-so-recent) films and binge-able television series based on Marvel and DC comics. They break down how the big-and-small-screen adaptations compare to the source material, as well as give their thoughts on the plot. Jon and Joe rate the film or show on a five-star scale.


About the Hosts

Jonathan and Joseph Garcia were born and raised in Denver, home of one of the nation's largest comic book retailers: Mile High Comics. Their mother was as a librarian when they were children and once brought them home a book titled Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics.

Through the book, they became immersed in the world of Marvel superheroes and developed an appreciation for the characters and stories. At age 12, Jonathan discovered DC Comics through a neighbor, and decided to forego Marvel and read up on the world of Superman and Batman – due in part to Jonathan's effort to differentiate himself from his twin brother.

A sibling rivalry was established then that goes on to this day, where the brothers would often pass the time together by debating the outcomes of battles between the fictional comic book characters. With the emergence of DC Films in 2016, the twins knew that DC was starting a shared film universe that could rival Marvel's already impressive movie lineup.

On their 30th birthday, the twins decided they would start a podcast based on the conversations they were already having on a consistent basis, where they would debate the outcomes of Marvel vs. DC matchups and discuss the latest comic book movie news.


Fact Sheet

  • Launch Date: January 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Spoken Language: English
  • Intended Audience: Adults
  • Number of Downloads: 15k+ monthly


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About the Hosts

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Johnny DC


Jonathan is older (and wiser) by 1 hour and 8 minutes. He used to be a Marvel fan, but then he grew the hell up and recognized DC's superior stories and timeless archetypes.

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Marvelous Joe


Joseph is the younger and better looking twin. He knows two things for certain: That with great power comes great responsibility, and that DC sucks a bag of d*cks.

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Ken Johnson

Executive Producer

Ken is a certified DC badass and amateur podcaster (Check out "You Call Those Tactics?"). He's friendly with both Marvel and DC, and a lover of all things awesome.

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John Starosky

Executive Producer

John is a Marvel fanatic and all-around comic book TV/movie fan who specializes in coming up with fan theories and spoiling things for other fans. Also, his rap game is 🔥. Check out his podcast "Movie Night With The Boys."

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Zachary Hepburn

Executive Producer

Zach is a huge DC, manga and anime fan, as well as the co-host of the "Movie Night With The Boys" podcast. He's the proud papa of both a sweet newborn baby AND a sweet-ass superhero film collection. (He also often claims to be Batman.)

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Dustyn Balcom

Executive Producer

Dustyn is a big-time family man and self-proclaimed DC fan, though he may be a secret double agent for Team Marvel. Definitely check out his podcast "What in the Anime."

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Miggy Matanguihan

Executive Producer

Miggy is a senior civil engineering student and lifelong DC fan. Specifically, he likes Flash, Nightwing, Blue Beetle and long romantic walks on the beach. Yes, ladies, he is single — hit him up in the DMs.

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Brandon Estergard

Executive Producer

Brandon is the collector of the group, and has an assortment of Funko Pop! figures that most nerds would commit cold-ass murder for. Fortunately for Brandon, his piercing green eyes keep the nerd murderers at bay.

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Nathaniel Wagner

Executive Producer

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Levi Yeaton

Executive Producer

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Austin Wesolowski

Executive producer

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AJ Dunkerly

Executive Producer

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Scott Camacho

Executive Producer

Scott goes by Scotty Macho, the only one in the group with an actual superhero name. Plus he's a veteran, has a son named Damian Wayne, and somehow can duplicate himself which is freaky. We're all jealous.

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Nic Abanto

Executive Producer

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