Discussion in 'DC Comics' started by NickNitro, Feb 13, 2013.
Yeah, she's easily one of the best characters in the series.
Its just a great way the write her, shes constantly around, and shell introduce herself to people who are about to die. I need to buy the other Sandman's then Deaths
Yeah, I have only read parts of the Sandman series, but Death quickly became a favourite to me too.
Check out Alan Moore's run on Saga of the Swamp Thing from the 80s. Its easy to find as it has been republished over the past 2 years. Along with re-inventing swamp thing, Moore's run laid the groundwork for what eventually became vertigo. It also brings in a lot of characters from throughout DC's history. A lot of the new 52 (despite supposedly being a reboot) makes references to many parts of Moore's series as backstory. It is great stuff.
I agree with all the recommendations of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing. One of the best comics I've ever read.
And for some Superman recs - I noticed you mentioned being a fan of Kingdom Come, so I'd also recommend Superman: Birthright, which I can't believe I haven't seen mentioned here yet.
It's a modern Superman origin story done by the guy who wrote Kingdom Come, Mark Waid. My personal favorite of all the Superman origin tales.
And one that I have seen mentioned a few times in here, with good reason:
Superman: Red Son. A brilliant alt-world tale and the only thing I've ever truly loved from Mark Millar. By transplanting Supes to Soviet Russia, Millar manages to say more about who the Man of Steel is at his very core than most in-continuity books do, imo.
And finally, my all-time favorite superhero comic:
All-Star Superman. This book is pure Love. Grant Morrison is some kind of wacky genius.
The New Frontier and Darwyn Cook's work on The Spirit.
One of these days, I will read some of these highly praised Superman books. I've always wanted to give the character a fair shake but just haven't. And New Frontier has always interested me.
I think of the 3 I mentioned, Birthright is probably the most accessible to non-Supes readers. It's just an old-fashioned ripping good yarn that happens to be a Superman origin. The other two are more...off-beat, lol.
All-Star is the better of the 3, which means JewHob will probably hate it.
Birthright is fantastic, I convinced my Aunt to borrow it form me who loves Superman outside of comics so I'm hoping she likes it.
I need to re-read it. I also noticed THIS(Last Son AND Brainiac collected together ) and THIS was recently released this year. I haven't read them myself yet but they seem to be highly regarded!
Superman: Birthright, then Superman by Byrne (Man of Steel Vol 1, etc), and DC: The New Frontier: The Absolute Edition, Make sure you check out The Absolute Edition because there are so many absolutely beautiful and detailed scenes/pages that were omitted from the original public cut that should have been in there that are absolutely glorious and well worth checking out - you will regret it if you miss 'em, seriously.
Happy reading, bud.