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Old 02-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #251
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My suggestions:

If you want to start Green Lantern, wait until after issue 20. The writer who's been building an epic run for 9 years is leaving the book after issue 20, so 21 will likely be a wonderful jumping on point. Then again, if you don't mind jumping into a long-running plot, the next issue starts the writer's last arc.

Justice League: Get the Throne of Atlantis story. It's been fantastic! It crosses over with Aquaman (also a fantastic title written by the same writer) so get the tie-in issues from that title. The prelude issue in Aquaman (issue 14 I believe) isn't entirely necessary but it's a good read that sets up the event, and it's mostly a stand-alone issue. It was good enough that it got me buying Aquaman ongoing, and I've never cared about Aquaman in my life. I'm officially caught up on that title and am loving it.


I don't read the others that you mentioned so I can't comment, but Batman's been great. Batman & Robin has also been good, though I might have to drop it due to financnes Also, though it's a couple issues away from a good "jumping on point", Justice League Dark has been good as well with fantastic art.
I have read Rebirth and Secret Origin in trade form, I've been dying to read Johns run for a long time. I plan on getting No Fear and whatever the second volume is called very soon. Its a odd thing he can be leaving. I see alot of mixed reactions from him over the years but Green Lantern didn't interest me until well...the Justice League cartoon and Geoff Johns. I just don't know the dude who is GL right now. Hal and Stewart has always been the most interesting to me. I thought about waiting until after 20, but it depends on who is taking over?

I decided I will definitely start Batman after the conclusion to the Death of the Family arc. I'm more of a Supes fan but the acclaim Batman and Snyder has gotten has made very eager to try it out.

Aquaman is of interest to me as I've always disliked the character but he seems great in the new 52, from what others have reviewed/said. Justice League Dark seems cool but it depends on my money. I like to limit to 20 dollars a week on comics (I do occasionally go over). This week and the week after the next are slow for me and perfect catch up/jumping on weeks. Marvel's gonna kill me next week...

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #252
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So last month I started buying comics as part of my New Years Resolution, its all been Marvel NOW stuff so far but i'm getting up to hopefully being able to get some DC stuff as I have finally caught up on the MArvel side of things. I have the most interest in Action Comics, Justice League(and the upcoming JLA), Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Green Lantern(I know everyone says Batman is great but I'll just get the trades). I thought about going for Action and JL for the moment. So should I wait until after Action #17 and JL #17 to start picking them up? I thought about going for JL #15 and starting at the Throne of Atlantis event and I could just catch up on Morrisons's Action Comics run through trades and begin at #18. OH wait, maybe 19?

I dunno, any help/suggestions from New 52ers....if thats a acceptable term.
I would recommend Batman, Aquaman, Justice League, Flash, and Wonder Woman as definites. I think that Andy Diggle's upcoming run on Action Comics will be worth a shot and Scott Snyder is coming onto a Superman book soon with Jim Lee, so that should easily fulfill your Superman needs. Jeff Lemire's Green Arrow run is off to a great start IMO. And I would wait and see what creative teams are announced for the Green Lantern books.

I'm also a tad bit partial to DC's Dark line: Justice League Dark, Animal Man, and Swamp Thing in particular.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #253
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They drove him away by just giving him small scale books like Catwoman and Gotham Central while promoting him as one of their AAA writers. Meanwhile Marvel was offering him Captain America, Uncanny X-Men, and Daredevil, they were actually treating him as a AAA writer. I remember being told that Countdown to Infinite Crisis was the last straw for him by giving the job to Judd Winick as opposed to him.
Gotham Central is (was) the best original ongoing-comic in the last 30 years.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:37 PM   #254
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Yup, it was.....and also, nobody bought it.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:45 PM   #255
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:48 PM   #256
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #257
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so i'm reading alan moore's swamp thing right now

and this is the perfect soundtrack for it

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:28 PM   #258
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I just got caught up on Batwoman (I was 3 issues behind, 4 including the issue that came out today). I dropped it for financial reasons, and partially because I grew bored with the story. Williams took a 10-12 issue story (maybe even less issues than that) and stretched it out to 17 issues. That's harsh, and as a newer writer he needed some editers to reel him in a bit, but with that said, the two issue conclusion was fantastic!

I loved how everyone in the series returned in one form or another and all the things that had been building came to a head. I didn't like Medusa's defeat, as it was the most predictable defeat possible, but the story was overall great. And man... what a fantastic ending!

I'm glad that this long-running plot is over. Now hopefully we can move on to new things and I can get back to enjoying a title that was one of my favorites of the relaunch.



Also... Throne of Atlantis.... my favorite DC story since the relaunch. Just so you know.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:04 AM   #259
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I loved this months Batwoman so much and I'm also very excited to see what happens in the next arc. With
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Kate proposing to Maggie and revealing her identity and Alice being back
plus the surprise twist with Mr Bones it looks like its going to be sauce

I cannot wait to see whats going to happen next

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:38 PM   #260
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Greg Pak and Jae Lee's Batman/Superman announced.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2...eries/1935817/

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #261
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Awesome, I missed this title.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #262
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I'm torn. It sounds interesting, but for me, a big part of the appeal for Superman/Batman is that you got them both in their "prime," being the best in the world. I am afraid you won't get that epic feeling with the two of them both just starting out.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #263
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Greg Pak and Jae Lee's Batman/Superman announced.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2...eries/1935817/
Awesome! I'm going to check it out definitely.

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Well, the creative team sounds promising...

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #265
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My friend told me to read two new Batman comics called "Court of Owls" and "Death of the Family". Are these single issues? I never really read comics, but I figure I should take a look at these, he had very good things to say.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #266
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No, they're both multi issue arcs and cover the entire New 52 Batman run so far. 17 issues all together. Court of Owls cover issues 1-12 and Death of the Family is 13-17.

As for the new Batman/Superman, I'm very much interested. I didn't read Loeb's Superman/Batman run but I've always been a fan of World's Finest and have been waiting for their team up book. It will be a nice addition along with the new Snyder Man of Steel book coming out that month.

Anyway, now to wait for Red Robin and the Brave and the Bold to be announced.


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Well, the creative team sounds promising...
Yep. I'll check out the first issue due to them. Maybe they can make Bats & Supes interesting to me again.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #268
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Once again my only issue with this new Superman/Batman book is how are they suppose to be telling the first meeting between the two when we have already seen that. I don't know I just don't like the fact that they are already redoing the history of the New 52.

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:00 AM   #269
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Yeah, I'm not too happy about that. The first issue of the DCnU states outright Batman has not met Superman.

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #270
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Did it state in Justice League 1 that they hadn't met? I know Bruce knew about Superman prior to going to see him. I'll have to look through that again.

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It does, the exact words were:

Green Lantern: "You've met Superman?"

Batman: "No. But I've researched him."

Then in issue #2:

Superman [to Batman]: Who are you and what are these for?

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The New 52 is barely a year old and they're already ****ing up their own new continuity. Awesome.

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Maybe they just met in a bathhouse and were both too embarrassed to tell anybody about it.

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Don't even start. You'll have Mysti in here drooling over that.

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I'm willing to not give a **** about the continuity as long as the story's good.

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