We’ve done this topic many times before, but never as a poll, I don’t think. When looking over lists of the best comics that DC has ever published, I always seem to see the same six titles mentioned more than any others. But which of them is THE best comic that DC ever published? Please choose one, or if you don’t agree with any of the choices, please select “Other” and let us know which title you think is better than any of those listed.
This is a tough one, but I would have to go with All Star Superman for this one. I love Sandman, but I would say it’s my favorite series, not comic. To best sum up my love for the comic is to read issue 10, it gets me every time
This was a very hard choice, I went with Sandman, because I think it’s probably the most scholarly comic ever produced. Though, as I said, it was a tough choice, cause all these are very good comics in their own right. I feel that Sandman edges them out for its pure literary nature.
I can see both arguments, though I love Morrison, Grant can be like Tarantino in a way, where the writing is good, but sometimes their voice is too strong, and edge out realistic dialogue and such. As for Watchmen, as a kid of the '80’s, I grew up with the series, so it wasn’t as over rated as it’s become.
If you’ve never read it before, and have all these people saying “It’s the greatest, it’s amazing, etc.!” I could see finally sitting down to experience it and saying, “Ya, it’s good, but…” It’s kinda like how I felt about “Breaking Bad” when I finally saw it, good, but…
I read Watchmen about 15 years ago but that was after about 15 years of reading comics and hearing how great it is/was. I’m not sure why it took so long but by then “dark” was nothing new for me. I like TDKR but kind of the same scenario.
When you come into something after the “game changers” then you only know the new game.
@MatthewHecht: I concur with your choice of “Batman: Year One” as the best comic DC ever published. It alternates with “Daredevil: Born Again” as my all-time favorite comic story; coincidentally (maybe not) by the same creative team of Miller and Mazzucchelli.
And If I may, I would like to add another DC comic that vies for best comic ever–Superman Annual #11, “For The Man Who Has Everything” by Moore and Gibbons.