What Are Your Top 10 Favorite DC Comics Series/Miniseries?

Great question, @Jurisdiction! And although I believe we’ve had multiple threads dedicated to this very topic, it sucks me in every time. It’s fun to reassess which are your actual favorites versus which were fleeting interests and check out other DCUer’s favorites too!

My Top 10 Favorite DC Comics Series:
*all linked to read here on the DCU (if available)

:00_dc_1940: Batman and Robin (The New 52) :hearts:

:00_dc_1940: Deathstroke: The Terminator

:00_dc_1940: Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth
*I didn’t realize until after I wrote my list that there were so many other Kamandi lovers out there! It was so rare to one comic store owner that when I asked him if he had any Kamandi issues in stock, he came out from behind the counter and hugged me!

:00_dc_1940: Batman: The Many Deaths of The Batman (#434 - #437)
*An unsung hero, the first issue has literally not a single line of dialogue and is expertly illustrated!

:00_dc_1940: Damian: Son of Batman

:00_dc_1940: Batman: The Cult

:00_dc_1940: Batman: The Dark Prince Charming

:00_dc_1940: Batman: Nightwalker
*An unforgettable story of a young Bruce Wayne, this YA graphic novel contains lots of fun Easter Eggs and impeccable art.

:00_dc_1940: Future State: Dark Detective
*A mini-series that ended way too soon! I was so eager to see how Batman was planning to get out of the unique circumstances in future Gotham!

:00_dc_1940: Batman: One Dark Knight
*I have this hardback on pre-order but it has already made a big impression!

:00_dc_1940: Batman (The New 52)


My qualifiers are:

  • I remember the details intimately (in spite of reading tons of other comics)

  • The story touched me in some way

  • I could snap my fingers and be happily back in that world again

  • I own it (a.k.a. I couldn’t live without it in my collection, where I can revisit any time!)

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My top 10 lists for anything are always in flux, so offhand, I’d say these are my top 10 favorites ATM:

  1. Superman/Batman
  2. Divine Right: The Adventures of Max Faraday
  3. The Adventures of Superman
  4. New Gods v1
  5. The Authority v1
  6. Planetary
  7. Crisis on Infinite Earths
  8. Teen Titans (2003)
  9. Robin v1
  10. The Untold Legend of The Batman
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This is an incredibly tough question, and my answers may change tomorrow, but this is how I feel today.

  1. The Sandman (1988)
  2. The Question (1986)
  3. Watchmen
  4. Saga of the Swamp Thing
  5. Planetary
  6. 52
  7. DC: The New Frontier
  8. Jonah Hex (2006)
  9. Superman Smashes the Klan
  10. Blue Beetle (2006)
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I know I’ve done this elsewhere, this is the current list. Got some recent additions.

  1. Watchmen
  2. The Authority
  3. Dark Knight Returns
  4. Preacher
  5. Point Blank
  6. Planetary
  7. Identity Crisis
  8. Fables
  9. Global Frequency
  10. Wildstorm: World’s End
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I dig all of Kirby’s 70s work in general

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  1. Kingdom Come
  2. Mort Weisinger Era Superman
  3. DC: New Frontier
  4. Watchmen
  5. Golden Age
  6. Waid’s Flash
  7. JLA by Fox, Englehart, Morrison or Waid
  8. Englehart/ Rogers Detective Comics and Dark Detective
  9. All-Star Superman
  10. Millar’s Superman Adventures
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I’m counting Vertigo as DC too, because technically it kind of is…

  1. THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE

  2. PRINCE OF CATS – It was originally at Vertigo, but the writer and artist, Ronald Wimberly, took it to Image Comics.

  3. THE NEXT BATMAN: SECOND SON – I make allowances for what I thought was less than stellar art because it was a weekly digital series, but storywise, this is among my favorite DC series ever. I thought it was near perfect from start to finish.

  4. BATMAN: THE IMPOSTER – it’s the perfect Batman comic to me.

  5. LUNA PARK

  6. THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE

  7. GCPD: THE BLUE WALL – It’s like GOTHAM CENTRAL, only better.

  8. THE RIDDLER: YEAR ONE – I really liked The Batman, and this is a direct tie-in to it; and a tie-in that’s actually very good.

  9. DETECTIVE COMICS – The Ram V and Rafael Albuquerque run.

  10. GOTHAM CENTRAL

EDIT:

Oh, and I’d rate these all a 10 out of 10. :smiling_face:

Also, I’m constantly updating my list because there’s so much new stuff coming out that like.

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Those are amazing picks!!! I’ll have to check out Luna Park and Beware the Creeper!

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Gotham Central :+1: Great pick!!! Completely agree.

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Great topic question. Almost impossible to answer with 56 years of DC Comics reading under my belt. But, I’ll give it a go:

  1. Batman: Year One
  2. Man of Steel (John Byrne)
  3. Watchmen
  4. Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Travelin’ Heroes
  5. The New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
  6. Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga
  7. Jack Kirby: The Fourth World
  8. Crisis on Infinite Earths
  9. Kingdom Come
  10. Aquaman: The Search for Mera
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This is one that has the stories that belong on a top ten list of DC in general. Injustice and the like are fine but they aren’t defining stories

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I can only do Minis. I need a lot more brain power to think about full series runs. These are all 5 out of 5 for me for different reasons.

Batman: Black and White
The Dark Knight Returns
Superman: Birthright
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
DC New Frontier
Batman: the Long Halloween/Dark Victory
Superman: Up in the sky
All Star Superman
Batman versus Predator
Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity

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A very hard choice! This is not in any order except for the first three, which are all clustered at the top:

Batgirl: Stephanie Brown
Batman: Year One
Batman: The Black Mirror
Deathstroke by Priest
Birds of Prey by Simone
Wonder Woman by Rucka (first run)
Batman: Knightmares
Batgirl Year One
Superman: Up in the Sky
Detective Comics by Tynion

(Part my criteria for picking these is that they have to deeply move me, and have to fundamentally shape the way I think and feel about a character)

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Detective Comics by Tynion (fav Rebirth)
Green Arrow: Longbow Hunters (and Grell series that followed)
The Question by O’Neil
The Saga of Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
Sandman by Gaiman
LoSH by Levitz and Giffen (and Giffen alone)
Outsiders (80’s run)
Superman For All Seasons
Doom Patrol by Morrison

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The New Teen Titans

DC Comics Presents

Wonder Twins

Naomi

Young Justice

Green Lantern

Justice League

The Super Friends

Legion of Super Heroes

The Brave & The Bold

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I am really glad this is here.

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from which years? They’re all amazing!

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  1. The Batman Adventures/Batman & Robin Adventures
  2. Superman Adventures
  3. Batman: Gotham Adventures
  4. Detective Comics
  5. Action Comics
  6. Adventures In DC Universe
  7. Star & S.T.R.I.P.E
  8. Teen Titans Go!
  9. Earth One Series (of any heroes)
  10. Scooby-Doo Team-up

And there you have it. :grinning:

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@TheCosmicMoth I have to say, I love Naomi. I have the TPB of season 1, and really enjoying season 2. I hope that DC gives her a spotlight, she is such an interesting character.

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