So, I’ve just gotten back into DC, and one of the reasons is my 6-year old son loves Batman and Superman. It makes me happy, because I used to read Comics when I was a kid, so it’s something we can both enjoy together. Here’s the $10M question: Where should I begin? There’s so much content, it’s very overwhelming. We love Batman and Superman l, and I’m leaning towards the newer comics. I will take any and all suggestions. We have discovered HBO Max and have been watching DC content every day for the past month. I’m looking forward to hearing from you guys!
Here is what you do. Take any particular episode or movie you both love that is an adaptation. Then just read the comic. For example if he loves Justice League Unlimited then how about the Justice League Unlimited comics. If he loves Stargirl then do Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. or Justice League of America (2013).
The above two series will get you started with Rebirth, a great entry point, especially for a dad like you. It introduces Clark and Lois as parents to young Jon Kent. You can pretty much continue from there through Brian Bendis’ runs on Superman and Action Comics and get current on present day Superman.
Finally one more recommendation (since you mentioned Batman and Superman):
I think this series is phenomenal and really illustrates the duality and friendship between the two perfectly. The art is a blast too.
Hmm not sure. As someone new comics when this app launched I just started with Rebirth and went up from there (with occasional looks back through curiosity)
The Superman/Batman comics have been fun to get a dose of both. The older ones the animated Batman/Superman movies are based on we’re fun. The current Bat and Supes Team up run focus more on Death Metal and the Bat who laughs but that the only two runs I’ve read. Not sure about the others. (Are there others)
This is a really good book, but just a content warning, depending on the kid.
I for one am someone who started with mainstream comics when I was young, and I believe it really goes down to knowing the kid and what they can handle when deciding on whether or not to stick to the more kid friendly stuff over everything else.
Kids are very impressionable, so we shield him from the really graphic stuff, obviously. But he’s seen some things to where he asks questions, and I of course give him dumb-down answers. He’ll get there.
First Jon Kent
2015 Superman Lois and Clark Introduction of Jon Kent, their son. Dan Jurgens followed by Superman Rebirth in 2016, by Tomasi followed by Super Sons.
Lois and Jon are kidnapped twice and the house they arebin, set on fire.
Also, much more involved with continuity and parallel worlds, so maybe not for a very young child
It’s the only comic series where family is stressed. And Jon lived on a farm, with solid neighbors and a girl friend, before going to Metropolis.
Great until writer Bendis had other ideas and made him into a teenager
The Billy Batson title is great, with a prominent kick ass Mary Marvel. She is a very young girl, much younger than Billy.
Then look for books with cartoony style
Many end with the word Adventure
Stories with Harley Quinn may not be appropriate
There are titles for
Justice League Unlimited
Supergirl in Eighth Grade
Legion of Superheroes in 31st Century
Superman and Buggs Bunny
Teen Titans go
Batman and Robin
Krypto the Super Dog
Some Hanna Barberra comics are NOT for kids. They are too sophisticated. Like Flinstones,
Snagglepuss. Great comics for adults though
Future Quest two series. A lot of characters, which might be confusing
There are also Looney Tunes teams up here with Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman,
Read before letting kid read.
Batman and Elmer Fudd may be too soon.
Never read the Jetsons but society is crumbling, with few SurvIvors.
Definitely Tiny Titans… it will be good to introduce him to popular characters like Robin, but also other characters that aren’t as popular. While Tiny Titans is literally made with the intent for young children, and the version of Slade and Darkseid is completely different from how they are in mainstream comics, it’s a good building block to get kids to hear about these characters, so maybe when your son is older and if he is still reading, he’ll remember hearing about them.