I’m a little hesitant to try more Morrison after my most recent attempt ended up dissatisfied, but giving it an issue or two to see if I like it can’t hurt.
There’s also his run on Batman Incorporated Vol. 2, but that’s New 52 on a technicality only.
That sounds interesting. Have never read Animal Man outside seeing him in a few Justice League Europe stories.
Aquaman sounds like my best bet though, I like Johns’ JLA and GL and generally find Aquaman to be a fun world.
Superman would be the worst! I would pick Green Lantern. Cause he looks really cool.
Does that continue the plot from the previous Batman Inc? I wondered why nothing felt resolved. Maybe I misjudged, although that still doesn’t excuse all of my gripes with the previous Batman Inc.
Yes, the New 52 literally interrupted Morrison’s story arc, and he had to finish it in the second volume while pretending that it fit with the current continuity.
If only there were a club covering this story right now…
Francis Manpul’s run on Flash was one of the runs that got me into comics. If you are a Flash fan, it’s a good one!
My favorites are Justice League of America (Stargirl and J’onn) are the main characters and Forever Evil.
I know it gets a lot of flack, but I overall really enjoyed Justice League, especially the ones after Forever Evil.
If you didn’t like Snyder’s Batman then don’t try the other bat books.
Batgirl and Nightwing were good to me. I also really enjoyed JL/Forever Evil, Aquaman, Action Comics, and most of Manapul/Buccaletto Flash. Wonder Woman had interesting ideas that just weren’t for me. Shazam is really good.
the forever evil story with the rogues is fun, also red lantern(i think that was new 52) was alright
There is a Red Lantern series in New 52, that ties into The Wrath of the First Lantern.
Yeah I actually ended up with a couple of the New 52 Nightwing trades in a lot, and Dick is my favorite DC character. That Batman run pretty much makes me not want to touch any of it.
I liked I, Vampire
There’s a few issues of crossover, but if you skip those it doesn’t tie into Batman other than that. The ending does tie into Forever Evil a bit, though.
Is the “Dick was supposed to be a Talon” mentioned in it or is that just a throwaway in Court of Owls? I might be willing to give Nightwing a try if they ignore that.
Well, I don’t really love Snyder’s Batman run, but I really like some of the tangential pieces of it, like Batman Eternal, Catwoman by Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman #35-46), We Are Robin, Gotham Academy, Grayson, Starfire, Omega Men. A lot of my favorite titles from the n52 are clustered around DC You, which some consider to not be the n52 - but I think it’s still firmly within that continuity, so I count it as the same thing.
Yes, it’s a part of Nightwing’s “Night of the Owls” crossover. It’s something that’s been pretty readily used since the introduction of the Owls, specifically Robin War and the Ric Grayson saga.
Good to know, guess I’m right back to where I started, which is “the Bat-family mysteriously disappeared from comics sometime in 2011 and was replaced by similarly named but very different clones” then.
Would you mind explaining what DC You is? I pretty much was out of comics from around 2010/11-ish to 2019.
In 2015, DC branded most of their line with “DCYou” (a pun on DCU), with the advertising message that it was less about big epic crossovers with a company brand mandate, but more about creator-focused, smaller, character driven and artist friendly stories. I liked most of the line, but it was a sales catastrophe, leading to the relaunch of meat-and-potatoes Rebirth. Which I also liked.