Ah, Christmas, that wonderful time of year where grandparents long forgotten give the precious gift of free money to their children. And what better use of these funds than on comics! Bear in mind, I'm only a moderate comicbook fan so some of the minutiae of the DCU will probably still go over my head. I've been able to keep up with the most recent big events in comics pretty well. I enjoyed Infinite Crisis and a few trades are already on my 'to get' list. Up, Up and Away, Face the Face, the relaunch of Justice League, Checkmate etc. Sinestro War is also on the horizon for my trade collection. Final Crisis has me intrigued (Lord of the Rings of the DCU?). So, I like the big three, some of the minor 'loser' heroes and the government paramilitary stuff. I've heard people say the old Hitman series is worth picking up, what do you think? Also, can anyone recommend a few, good 'classic' Flash stories with Wally in them? Justice League Unlimited made me a big fan of Wally, and it'd be nice to see him separate from the league. Also, is the upcoming Suicide Squad mini going to be put in TPB? I was pretty pumped when Flagg returned in Checkmate. Also, can anyone tell me what comic this picture is from? I like the idea of the Justice League fighting Darkseid and his minions, so is that story, or others like it collected in TPB or in individual issues?