DC's "30 Essential Graphic Novels"

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  1. WompuM Esquire

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    http://www.dccomics.com/sites/essential30/




    Anyone else think they are kissing alan moore's ass with this list? And why is DK2 on here? Thet book is terrible. I havent even heard of a few of these. Anyone else think this list needs a bit of work?
     
  2. SpandexFan Registered

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    A lot of those I agree with but I can't believe they left Trinity off this list.

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    I would have kept Dark Knight Returns, but not Dark Knight Strikes Again on the list, but I guess it's all personal preference. Especially with JLA Vol. 1 on there. There are so many collected works in trade paperback form that kick tail, it's hard to say JLA Vol. 1 is one of the few that belongs there. I just read a random collected TPB of Flash "The Secret of Barry Allen" and I would say that was as good as any TPB I've read in a while.
     
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    I agree with Trinity. That's a great story. I think putting Hush on there is a mistake as well as Birthright. I'm actually ok with Dark Knight Strikes Again.
     
  4. Stallion9979 The Icon

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    I think BR was a terrible story and I have to admit I'm not a big Waid fan but I wouldve included JLA Tower of Babel....
     
  5. Andy C. Repent, Harlequin!

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    I'll take BR over most other Superman origins any day, but I'm glad that SFAS was included on there as well.
     
  6. dchisholm Registered

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    where is preacher?
    where is new frontier?

    WHERE IS PREACHER??!
     
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    new frontier is kinda over-rated. It got ruined for me when the threat is finally revealed to be a flying island with creatures. lame..big time.

    IT should've played more on the whole government trying to capture these heroes plot.
     
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    This is why Darwyn Cooke is getting paid to do comics and you aren't.
     
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    ok......:huh:


    don't see how that affects my opinion on the book.
     
  10. Arkady Rossovich Registered

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    Identity Crisis? I thought it was a good read,but it's nothing essential.
     
  11. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    Crappy list
     
  12. Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    lots of good stuff on there. but i dont know why DKR2 and B/S: Public enemies is on there. i didnt like birthright, but i guess i understand why its on there. i woulda put MOS on there instead. the list is also lacking in some Flash and WW.
     
  13. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    God, you really do ****ing suck.:csad: :csad: :csad:

    Well it is considering .
     
  14. yahman Registered

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    If there including the Vertigo universe, shouldn't they be considering the Wildstorm universe ? If so id have every Planetray trade over most of the books in their. Id probably have Ellis run on the Authority over Morissons brave New World as well, which i don't consider the best story in his run. I rather read JLA one million any day of the week.
     
  15. November Rain Single Mother

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    interesting list,

    what five should definitely be on there, i need to start getting into some dc and i wanna do some graphic novel searching...

    i was going to look for new frontier but it sounds like it may be a lil hit or miss...

    should judas contract be on there?
     
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    Id even go as far to say one of G.J's JSA storylines. Maybe the Return of Hawkman or the Princes of Darkness.
     
  17. The Leaguer Registered

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    This is exactly right.
     
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    I Know , I know i suffer from actually having good taste.

    But seriously that threat was lame as hell.
     
  19. The Leaguer Registered

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    New Frontier really is over-rated.
     
  20. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Anything that makes Hal Jordan interesting cannot be over-rated.
     
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    Yes, it really can. And it honestly didn't make Hal Jordan any more interesting than he already wasn't.
     
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    the only part that was actually interesting in the whole thing was john henry, cooke did an excellent job with the whole rhyming scheme aspect.
     
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    You mean considering the fact that it started DC's series of events? At least Watchmen is at the top of the list..where it most likely deserves to be.
     
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    :huh:

    Identity Crisis would be the first book I would recommend to anyone looking to get back into the DC superhero universe, especially with so many people complaining about DC heroes feeling "1950's." This is as human as it gets, and in my opinion, a much more realistic look into superhero ethics than some of Marvel's attempts such as Civil War. I would even say the events of Identity Crisis are far more reaching than anything in Infinite Crisis. This basically kicks off the mistrust and self-analysis many of the heroes have to do afterwards. IMO, Infinite Crisis is just another typical wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am-big-hero-battle that doesn't make near as much sense, nor is as good as Crisis on Infinite Earths.
     
  25. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    I think B/S public enemies needs to be on there cause its the fall of luthor. New Frontier should be on there as well, that is my favorite all time DC book. Birthright sucked balls and still makes me fuzzy on supes origin.
     

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