New reader Suggestions?

Any suggestions for a new dc readers. I have read a lot of Marvel.

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Do you have any favorite writers from Marvel? Plenty of them have worked for the Distinguished Competition, too.

Also, which era/decade of Marvel do you like best?

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I’m a big fan of 90’s to 2000 although I also like current stuff. And as for writers I enjoy Brian Michael bends, Jonathan Hickman, Jason Aaron.

Really only dc stuff I read was I just read court of owls(by recommendation) which was AMAZING but I was kind of hoping for some more just like great classic story lines, although new 52 or rebirth suggestions would be fine too

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Bendis is currently writing the Superman books, and his run starts with a miniseries called Man of Steel:

It takes its name not from the 2013 movie, but from the 1986 miniseries by another Marvel alum, John Byrne:

Those two stories might be a good place to start with Superman.


thanks really helpful. I’ll start reading right away!
any batman suggestions as well?

Where to Start Reading Batman
Joshua Lapin-Bertone
thursday April 11

shorted to just include stories

Batman: Year One

Batman Year two

Comics #575-578

Batman: Hush


“Daughter of the Demon”


Batman: The Long Halloween

The Long Halloween #1-13

Batman: Strange Apparitions

Steve Englehart comes on board
with Detective Comics #469-
479, but things really get
cooking when artist Marshall
Rogers joins him for issue #471
through the team’s fınal issue,

“The Court of Owls”

(2011) #1-7

“To Kill a Legend”

Comics #500

Batman: The Dark Knight

Resonates more powerfully if one has read a few of the above titles first.


Most people start with a favorite character. Then learn more about that character. Then pick another character.

If you have no knowledge of DC Comics I suggest the video
Secret Origins The History of DC Comics

In an hour and a half you would get a good general background of the Golden Age Silver Age and Bronze Age of DC comics.

If you are interested in recent comics

I suggest the following Titles

Aquaman 2011
DC Rebirth 1 2016
Superman Lois and Clark followed by
Superman Rebirth 2016
Wonder Woman 2016 Year One Issues 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
Detective Comics 2016
Green Lanterns 2016
The Flinstones

If you have Browse on your Device

Getting to Know has
Start Reading Articles for
Dick Grayson in middle of page
Teen Titans
The Flash
Sort alphabetically

Sort Storylines alphabetically
to get Storylines that begin with the character’s name like Batman.

The Encyclopedia may give you important titles and issues for the character you are interested in.

If ypu want to start with earliest issues
Filter Comic by Era to get Golden.Age
And read Only the following

Superman 1
Batman 1
Wonder Woman 1

Finally Movie and TV to see if any videos interest you.

The DC Animation.Universe starts with
Batman The Animated Series
Superman the Animated Series
Justice League
Justice League Unlimited

Also Wonder Woman TV series
Superman 1978 movie with Christopher Reeves

And original Content
Titans two seasons
(partially based on
New Teen Titans 1980
Tern Titans 2003
Titans Hunt)
Young Justice (three seasons of original storylines)
Doom.Patrol (1989 Doom Patrol 19 Crawling from the Wreckage Grant Morrison)
swamp Thing (1984 Saga of Swamp Thing 21 The Anatomy Lesson Alan Moore)

In Community
There are Book Clubs, most of which are starting out such as
DC History Club

Plus the older DC Universe Book Club which discuss certain titles

This month the clubs are discussing
Crisiss on Infinite Earths
Which is probably too complex for your first month here
In preparation for the massive TV CW crossover in December and January prior topics like
Early Superman comics and Cartoons
Batman by Denny O Neil

About book club you don’t have to join or contribute.

Just see if the topic interrsts you st all abd the run to your wish list

For example in Superman Book.Club.they talked about the earlirst Superman issues and what he was like then

Also discusded were the magnifent Fleshier Superman cartoon of the 1940s.
They are very short andin our library

Over at DC hustory club there were sevedal polls

One was about the british writers
Alan Moore
Neil Gaiman
Grant Morrison
In the discussion you can read about what storylines and titles each had

Another poll discussed which influenced Superman more Radio TV or Movirs. Again the cartoons wete discussed

Othet topics were who was the most important Flash
Jay Garrick of the 1950s
Barry Allen from the 1960 to 198t and the current Flash in comics and TV
Wally West who replaced Barry until about 10 year ago and who was Flash in JLA comics and Justice League TV animation

Another poll was after super heroes what was next important genres. In the 1950s there were few super heroes
Then the genrrs were westerns romance humor war and horror.


I guess it depends on what kind of Batman you want.

  1. If you’re interested in Batman’s early solo career, you can start with Year One and then check out the series Legends of the Dark Knight.

  2. If you want the Batman and Robin experience, I would suggest Robin Annual #4, followed by The Gauntlet and Robin: Year One.

  3. If you want to see how Batman functions on a team, check out Batman and the Outsiders, the 1980s Justice League International, and the 1990s JLA.


i have looked at my Super hero history Topics, my best series, my best New 52 and Rebirth lists and this is the list of my favorite series or first arc.

For the most part, it excludes famous Graphic Novels, single issues, issues that are of historic interest, like Doom.Patrol first issue by Morrison and Origin stories

These are just the best stories I have read, for a wide range of characters and eras

01 1961 Brave and the Bold 34 Hawkman by Schwartz Fox Kubert

02 1974 Adventure Comics 431 to 440 The Spectre Superhero as horror comic Writer/Artist Mike Fleisher/Jim Aparo. Editor Joe Orlando,
(Not in Library Substitute 1992 Specte by Ostrander and Mandrake]

03 1976 All Star Comics 60 on (omits 58 59) revival of Justice Society of America. Introduces Power Girl. Conway Wood.

04 1979 Detective Comics 471 to 476 Batman by Steve Engleheart and Marshall Rogers

05 1984 All Star Squadron Set in World War II Roy Thomas

06 1984 Saga of Swamp Thing 21 The Anatomy Lesson Alan Moore

07 1993 Death High Cost of Living The Trade includes Death’s First Appearance in Sandman 8, 1991, Sound of Her Wings Neil Gaiman
Not in library, available at Comixology or try Library or buy Graphic Novel trade

08 1996 Supergirl 75 to 80 Peter David
Linda Danvers Supergirl meets Silver Age Kara Zor el Supergirl

09 1997 JLA Big Seven return.with epic plots. Grant Morrison.

10 2000 Planetary Warren Ellis John Cassidy

11 2003 Teen Titans Young Justice mentored by New Teen Titans Geoff Jones

12 2004 DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. Set in late 50s early 60s. If first issue bores you go to second issue.

13 2011 Aquaman Geoff Johns

14 2011 Demon Knights Set in Medieval Times. Paul Cornell

15 2011 Frankenstein Agent of
S.H.A.D.E, Jeff Lemire.

16 2011 Huntress mini (Helena Wayne)
followed in 2012 Worlds Finest with Power Girl Paul Levitz

17 2013 Earth 2 17 on.Tom Taylor

18 2015 Superman Lois and Clark Introduction of Jon Kent, their son. Dan Jurgens followed by Superman Rebirth in 2016, followed by Super Sons.

19 DC Universe Rebirth 1

20 2016 Wonder Woman Year One. Issues 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Rucka Scott

21 2016 Detective Comics Rebirth Tynion IV

22 2016 Green Lanterns Rebrth Sam Humpries

23 2016 Flinstones Mark Russell

25 2018 Justice League Dark Tynion

26 2018 Hawkman Robert Venditti

27 2018 Justixe League Odyssey issue 6 on Dan Abnett

thanks super helpful. How do I join book clubs. Sorry if this is a dumb question.
also really thanks so much


Which book club would you like to join? You can check them out here: Join A Club - DC Universe


if you want to learn significant events in super hero genre history

if you want to learn how Superman Batman.and Wonder Woman were created



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