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DC Comics fans are frosty over Wendy’s preference for Marvel

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Feb 9, 2019, 12:17 PM EST (Updated)

Fast food tastemaker extraordinaire Wendy’s has just weighed in on the Marvel-versus-DC debate, and its choice has left fans of Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman feeling a little jilted — and smaller comic book labels begging for the table scraps.

Wendy’s used the power of its sassy Twitter account to engage none other than iconic comics writer Gail Simone, who dared to ask the age-old question — and, to the restaurant chain's credit, it didn’t shy away from picking a side. Once the gnashing of teeth from the DC fan base began, though, Wendy’s tried to get a grip on the furor it had wrought, reminding people that it’s totally fine — perhaps even reasonable — to love both Marvel and DC.

Locked in the walk-in fridge, of course, were all the comic book labels not even included in the original debate. Archie Comics was cool with it, though, because they’d already been playing nice with Wendy’s from way back, and certainly long before the Baconator gourmands were ever asked to pick a side.

Valiant Comics may have landed the best lightning strike of the whole tweetstorm, though, politely asking Wendy’s to reconsider, and offering an enticing comics-for-burgers exchange that, as you’ll see below, comes with its own hidebound internal logic — thanks to Bloodshot’s pasture-sized appetite:

In the days since, the feud evidently hasn’t dampened DC’s taste for fast food — as long as it isn’t Wendy’s. DC creative chief and comics legend Jim Lee posted a tongue-in-cheek shot of himself and Burger King-crowned DC publisher Dan DiDio chowing down on BK and Mickey D’s at a recent publishers' meeting…and there was nary a Big Dave’s Deluxe in sight.