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Old 12-26-2013, 11:06 PM   #226
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So I've never been a huge comic book guy....I mean I enjoy reading them but I never collected them regularly.....Anyways I was wanting to find some good story arcs.....The only DC hero's that I have ever read and enjoyed are Bat Family characters. Anyone have any recommendations for good Bat Family arcs (I've read the major ones like Long Halloween, Hush and the Killing Joke) or any other must read story arcs.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:25 AM   #227
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Is the new Justice League of America good? There's an auction for it at a very reasonable price, and I am toying with bidding on it.

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Old 01-22-2014, 10:07 PM   #228
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I haven't actually read a great deal of Batman yet, so where do people recommend I start? I have a fair bit of knowledge of some of the characters and have seen some of the animated films (Year One, Under The Red Hood and Mask of The Phantasm) as well as The Animated Series and The Brave and The Bold.
I've been told The Long Halloween is a good place to start (after Year One, obviously), but after watching Under The Red Hood, I'd like to get in to a lot of the Robin backstory, starting with Dick and going through them all.
I'm planning on catching up with pretty much everything as I go along, but I want to make sure I get the right start. Oh, and I've been reading the new 52, obviously.
So, recommendations?
thank you for this. i am trying to figure out where to start with batman,and i am having hard time with it.

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Old 01-23-2014, 03:31 PM   #229
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Posted this in the Marvel section as well: I'm reading Powers right now. It's a series written by Bendis that is the Police dealing with all manners of Superheroes/Villains. I'm looking for a series like that. I've read Gotham Central and enjoyed that as well as Top 10.

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Old 01-31-2014, 02:40 PM   #230
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Martian Manhunter: American Secrets is fantastic.

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Old 05-11-2014, 02:28 PM   #231
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I recommend everyone watch this trailer!! Constantine looks like it will rock!

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Old 05-17-2014, 02:59 AM   #232
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Back in the 1980's I was a big Marvel fan, but I think they really lost their
way in the 90's and went towards DC.

okay best DC comics......depends what you're into really but anyway,
here goes, here's a few of my faves.


JLA :

Pain of the Gods

JLA Earth 2 (Morrison/Quitely) it's awesome.

JL: Origins

There were a couple of great storylines with the "Extremists"
back in the day, during Giffen's run on the JL (JLI ) back in the
90's

and of course Morrison's JLA, Hyperclan storyline.


Superman:

All Star Superman

Superman, Brainiac

War of the Supermen

Man of Steel (John Byrne's reboot)

Secret Origin




Batman:

The Dark Knight returns (best Batman story EVER)

Batman Year One.

And there are some great stories in the "Legends of the Dark Knight"
series by Denny O'Neill, particularly the introduction of "Venom" which
lead to the creation of Bane.

Knightfall

more recently, Court of Owls, City of Owls and Batman Earthne.



Green Lantern:

okay, I didn't really enjoy Blackest Night, but

"Rebirth" nice work by Geoff Johns

Sinestro Corps War, was cool as well.


The Flash:

Human Race



Legion of Superheroes:

"An Eye for an Eye" it's an old storyline, back where heroes dying and killing a bad guy was a huge deal .


Probably a bunch more, but I'll save them for later.

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I am really into the bat family. Any suggestion on a graphic novel that features the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson? Perhaps also Tim Drake/ Cassandra Cain

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Old 08-19-2014, 11:41 PM   #234
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Is Adam Strange: Planet Heist worth getting?

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Old 08-26-2014, 09:08 AM   #235
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I am really into the bat family. Any suggestion on a graphic novel that features the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson? Perhaps also Tim Drake/ Cassandra Cain
Maybe Death in the Family? Both of them we're pretty good IMO.

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Old 08-26-2014, 09:35 AM   #236
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While waiting for the Gotham premiere everyone should check out Dennis O'Neil's Gordon of Gotham mini series.

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Old 08-27-2014, 01:52 AM   #237
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Also Gordon's law and G.C.P.D by chuck Dixon are awesome.

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Old 08-27-2014, 10:35 PM   #238
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Is Adam Strange: Planet Heist worth getting?
Yeah, it was awesome.

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Are there any good follow-ups to Superman Birthright? I'm looking to read more about that continuity - any Justice League character.

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Superman Birthright was written as standalone. So not really.

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Superman Birthright was written as standalone. So not really.
Bah! I know that it was written to be non-canon, but I was under the impression that it was then added in.

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Then subtracted.

Never got the chance to do any followups.

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I never knew. So pretty much everything up until the New 52 years is still a development from Byrne's Man of Steel?

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Nah, Johns took over then did his own origin. So that was the official one before the new 52.

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Secret Origins, right? That just never interested me. Oh, well.

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Oh Geoff Johns. You're kind of talented, but you're also pretty ******.

Johns' greatest weakness is that he'll introduce concepts that seem like awesome ideas at first, but then once you think about them for a minute you realize that they're really silly and pointless.

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I also recommend.......

JLA: The Nail. Mostly because I love Alan Davis' artwork


( I mean Fantastic Four, the End, was pretty lame, but the art was gorgeous)
The premise is good, the story isn't bad, but not developed or paced that well, but it's still a fun read.


JLA:Another Nail, makes almost no sense, but again the art is amazing,
and it's great seeing Darkseid get screwed over. It's a fun read, but it's not going to rock your world


Forever Evil # 7, didn't really bother much with the rest of the series, but as far as endings go, it was pretty satisfying.


Oh and..................DC Universe:The Stories of Alan Moore,

some of it is a bit forgettable, but the Green Lantern story "Tygers" pretty much built the basis of John's Blackest Night
(Mogo doesn't Socialize and Blackest Night are pretty fun too).

Both "Whatever happened to the Man of Tomorrow" and "Killing Joke" are good, but not the height of Moore's work, however, given the time they came out, they were both waaayyy ahead of what was going on in comics
(except for Miller's Dark Knight Returns)


To be honest, the two best stories in it are :

1) the Batman Story "Mortal Clay" is my favourite story in the collection.

2) the Superman Story, "For the Man who has everything" possibly one of the greatest Superman stories ever written IMO.

If you can get it cheap, it's a worthy addition to any DC comic collection.

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I'm making the jump into the New 52 this week. I just picked up some of the more recent Action back issues (24-28) and GL Future's End #1. If I want to get a better handle on the current state of continuity, what would you guys recommend? I'm a fan of all of the Justice League characters.

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I'm making the jump into the New 52 this week. I just picked up some of the more recent Action back issues (24-28) and GL Future's End #1. If I want to get a better handle on the current state of continuity, what would you guys recommend? I'm a fan of all of the Justice League characters.
People are funny about the New 52, some love it, some hate it.

I think it has both good and bad moments. I reckon if you like the JL
check out JL origins, it will give you a flavour of what 52 is like.

Forever evil had its moments (but I only read the actual Forever Evil
comics, not the cross overs, too confusing). I thought it ended well,
which is always important for a story arc.

Although having said that, I haven't read any JL comics since they moved
to Canada (just been too busy), which is odd, as I'm from Canada. Plus I prefer graphic novels where you get a complete story.

I did read an issue of Superman/Wonder Woman that was pretty good though.

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People are funny about the New 52, some love it, some hate it.

I think it has both good and bad moments. I reckon if you like the JL
check out JL origins, it will give you a flavour of what 52 is like.

Forever evil had its moments (but I only read the actual Forever Evil
comics, not the cross overs, too confusing). I thought it ended well,
which is always important for a story arc.

Although having said that, I haven't read any JL comics since they moved
to Canada (just been too busy), which is odd, as I'm from Canada. Plus I prefer graphic novels where you get a complete story.

I did read an issue of Superman/Wonder Woman that was pretty good though.

cheers.
Thanks! I'm going to give Justice League a shot. I have JL: WAR DVD and enjoy that, so I think that it is for me. At least I'm kind of up to speed there, heh.

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