Those are amazing picks!!! I’ll have to check out Luna Park and Beware the Creeper!
Gotham Central Great pick!!! Completely agree.
Great topic question. Almost impossible to answer with 56 years of DC Comics reading under my belt. But, I’ll give it a go:
- Batman: Year One
- Man of Steel (John Byrne)
- Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Travelin’ Heroes
- The New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
- Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga
- Jack Kirby: The Fourth World
- Crisis on Infinite Earths
- Kingdom Come
- Aquaman: The Search for Mera
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
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
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
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)
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)
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
The New Teen Titans
DC Comics Presents
The Super Friends
Legion of Super Heroes
The Brave & The Bold
I am really glad this is here.
from which years? They’re all amazing!
- The Batman Adventures/Batman & Robin Adventures
- Superman Adventures
- Batman: Gotham Adventures
- Detective Comics
- Action Comics
- Adventures In DC Universe
- Star & S.T.R.I.P.E
- Teen Titans Go!
- Earth One Series (of any heroes)
- Scooby-Doo Team-up
And there you have it.
@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.
@Jurisdiction I started reading comics in the late 70s because of The Super Friends cartoon, so that’s when I found the comic of the same name. That run ended in 1981, and that’s when I started with JL, LoSH & Green Lantern. Young Justice, the run that I read was when the line up included Cassie, Secret, Empress, and the attack on Zandia storyline. While it’s not a fave of others, I liked the reboot as well from 2019 on the Wonder label. I would love to see DC do more with Jinny Hex, I thought she was interesting.
Awesome picks! I loved those runs!