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Meter Man
08-29-2013, 09:47 PM
I'm actually enjoying the new 52 and started collecting various volumes of collected editions (batman, justice league, batwoman, the suicide squad, the flash etc) I'm looking forward to the next volumes for batman, justice league and new series such as superman unchained and batman & superman.

So what are you dc fans reading and what do you recommend we pick up?

batfan08
08-30-2013, 12:46 AM
I'd say that's a pretty good list right there, but I'd also recommend All-Star Western and The Flash.

Russell1982
08-30-2013, 01:47 AM
I'm waiting, and hoping, for a complete court of owls collection. I have the single issues but loved the story so was hoping to pick up the trade too, but I don't wanna buy two volumes, I'd rather it all in one. So I'm hoping they release a complete edition, or maybe even an Absolute edition.

As for other stuff, I'd recommend Action Comics. It starts to get a bit weird later on but the first volume would be really good. Again I just collected the single issues but the first story arc is pretty solid.

I've also been thinking of picking up the Aquaman trade and the Animal Man one, as I've heard good things about both.

soundwave
08-30-2013, 02:31 AM
I'm going to do it as I've been whoring it everywhere I can lately but Green Lantern Trades

All 4 books are well worth getting in my opinion

They have been the highlight of the New 52 for me & it's the final stories in Geoff Johns amazing run as head honcho on the GL stuff & it hasn't let us down.

I've got the entire runs in single issues but I'm more than tempted to rebuy them as trades.

Neil

Mighty_Jabba
08-30-2013, 06:51 AM
I'd recommend Wonder Woman and Batgirl.

Meter Man
08-30-2013, 10:11 AM
The GL stuff has had my attention for a while, but I haven't jumped in yet. Maybe I'll pick up vol 1 of GL and GL corps this weekend.

batfan08
08-30-2013, 10:14 AM
I'm waiting, and hoping, for a complete court of owls collection. I have the single issues but loved the story so was hoping to pick up the trade too, but I don't wanna buy two volumes, I'd rather it all in one. So I'm hoping they release a complete edition, or maybe even an Absolute edition.

As for other stuff, I'd recommend Action Comics. It starts to get a bit weird later on but the first volume would be really good. Again I just collected the single issues but the first story arc is pretty solid.

I've also been thinking of picking up the Aquaman trade and the Animal Man one, as I've heard good things about both.

Hopefully, we'll get a Batman by Snyder Absolute Edition some day.:lecture

JefftheCollector
08-30-2013, 10:23 AM
Check out the new 52 Aquaman by Geoff Johns. Definitely worth a read.

Russell1982
08-30-2013, 10:27 AM
That would be awesome. I got my first Absolute edition recently and think its an amazing format for big storylines. Can't wait to grab some more. Snyder's run would make for a great addition.

batfan08
08-30-2013, 11:14 AM
Check out the new 52 Aquaman by Geoff Johns. Definitely worth a read.

I can't believe I forgot that one. Great suggestion!:goodpost:


That would be awesome. I got my first Absolute edition recently and think its an amazing format for big storylines. Can't wait to grab some more. Snyder's run would make for a great addition.

Definitely. I own two right now: Absolute Justice and Absolute DC: The New Frontier. However, there are quite a few that I really want.

Russell1982
08-30-2013, 11:37 AM
I can't believe I forgot that one. Great suggestion!:goodpost:



Definitely. I own two right now: Absolute Justice and Absolute DC: The New Frontier. However, there are quite a few that I really want.

I've been thinking of checking out Aquaman lately. I hear its a really good read.

Yeah, my first Absolute edition was Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin and I loved it. Can't wait to get more. I really wanna get Absolute The Long Halloween, Dark Victory and All Star Superman. And wouldn't mind checking out Absolute V for Vendetta.

Meter Man
08-30-2013, 12:21 PM
I've been thinking of checking out Aquaman lately. I hear its a really good read.

Yeah, my first Absolute edition was Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin and I loved it. Can't wait to get more. I really wanna get Absolute The Long Halloween, Dark Victory and All Star Superman. And wouldn't mind checking out Absolute V for Vendetta.

All star superman is a good read. I really enjoyed it.

Russell1982
08-30-2013, 03:29 PM
Yeah I've read the first 6 issues I think, I downloaded the digital versions when they were on sale and got really into it. Figured if I buy the print version I may as well go all out and get the Absolute edition.

batfan08
08-30-2013, 10:42 PM
I've been thinking of checking out Aquaman lately. I hear its a really good read.

Yeah, my first Absolute edition was Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin and I loved it. Can't wait to get more. I really wanna get Absolute The Long Halloween, Dark Victory and All Star Superman. And wouldn't mind checking out Absolute V for Vendetta.

Yeah, I owned Absolute TLH and the Absolute Dark Knight books at one point, but I sold them. Currently, I'd like to pick up the following, at some point:
-Absolute All-Star Superman
-Absolute Superman/Batman Vol.1
-Absolute Superman/Batman Vol.2
-Absolute Joker/Luthor
The GL stuff, and the Morrison stuff. I'm really hoping that, at some point, they finish up Morrison's Batman run with Absolute RIP, Black Glove/Batman & Son, Return of Bruce Wayne, Inc., etc. Plus TLH/Dark Victory, and Kingdom Come. So, that's quite the list, but, due to my other hobbies, it'll probably be a while before I pick up even one more.:lol

Russell1982
08-30-2013, 11:30 PM
Yeah, I owned Absolute TLH and the Absolute Dark Knight books at one point, but I sold them. Currently, I'd like to pick up the following, at some point:
-Absolute All-Star Superman
-Absolute Superman/Batman Vol.1
-Absolute Superman/Batman Vol.2
-Absolute Joker/Luthor
The GL stuff, and the Morrison stuff. I'm really hoping that, at some point, they finish up Morrison's Batman run with Absolute RIP, Black Glove/Batman & Son, Return of Bruce Wayne, Inc., etc. Plus TLH/Dark Victory, and Kingdom Come. So, that's quite the list, but, due to my other hobbies, it'll probably be a while before I pick up even one more.:lol

I had Absolute Superman/Batman on preorder but had to cancel it as I can't really afford it at the minute. Yeah I've actually been hoping they would release Morrison's run in a couple of Absolute editions too. I've recently bought all the hardcovers but it'd make a great, classy sort of collection to have the entire run in those large chunky books.

I also wanna pick up TLH (one of my favourite Bat stories), Dark Victory, Dark Knight and All Star Superman. I looked at Absolute Green Lantern rebirth but by all accounts its pretty lacklustre for an Absolute book so I don't think u could justify that sort of money for it.

Meter Man
08-31-2013, 04:00 PM
Speaking of green lantern, I finally picked up volume 1 today, along with batman and robin volume 1.

Meter Man
09-01-2013, 12:47 AM
Just finished GL vol 1 and it was really good. I've always loved the Sci-fi action in the green lantern stories and can't believe I've only just read this now!

soundwave
09-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Just finished GL vol 1 and it was really good. I've always loved the Sci-fi action in the green lantern stories and can't believe I've only just read this now!

See told you it was good :)

I actually got more into GL after picking up Marvels Annihilation series as I got a bit of a taste for the intergalactic settings & GL hasn't failed to disappoint

Neil

Meter Man
09-01-2013, 09:27 AM
See told you it was good :)

I actually got more into GL after picking up Marvels Annihilation series as I got a bit of a taste for the intergalactic settings & GL hasn't failed to disappoint

Neil

Oh yes! I enjoyed GL as a character in the justice league, especially his banter with batman and his friendship with one of my favourites, the flash. But now I'm going to start following the series.

Now I need to tell my "gotta have it" side to NOT order the Green Lantern Premium Format haha.

soundwave
09-01-2013, 02:46 PM
Oh yes! I enjoyed GL as a character in the justice league, especially his banter with batman and his friendship with one of my favourites, the flash. But now I'm going to start following the series.

Now I need to tell my "gotta have it" side to NOT order the Green Lantern Premium Format haha.

My only real exposure to GL was through the Justice League cartoon but that was John Stewart, I knew of the other but only really in passing & had very little grounding in the universe itself so it's all been a bit new to me lately but I've fast been buying up everything I could & I have the whole of Blackest Night / Brightest day to read along with Agent Orange, Rage of the Red Lanterns, Sinestro Wars, War of the Lanterns & No Fear so think I have a fair chunk of reading to do ;)

Lol I've looked at the PF alot but I'm still not sold on how it looks.
It's ok but I think it's just not that special.

Neil

Meter Man
09-01-2013, 05:32 PM
My only real exposure to GL was through the Justice League cartoon but that was John Stewart, I knew of the other but only really in passing & had very little grounding in the universe itself so it's all been a bit new to me lately but I've fast been buying up everything I could & I have the whole of Blackest Night / Brightest day to read along with Agent Orange, Rage of the Red Lanterns, Sinestro Wars, War of the Lanterns & No Fear so think I have a fair chunk of reading to do ;)

Lol I've looked at the PF alot but I'm still not sold on how it looks.
It's ok but I think it's just not that special.

Neil

Very nice! Get reading bwoy. I picked up GL rebirth tonight and intend to read most of the series. It'll hold me over until the next batch of new 52 paperback volumes are released this fall.

soundwave
09-02-2013, 02:47 AM
Very nice! Get reading bwoy. I picked up GL rebirth tonight and intend to read most of the series. It'll hold me over until the next batch of new 52 paperback volumes are released this fall.

Lol I will :)

I find it difficult these days as the weeklies keep me occupied & then by the time I'm done with them it;s time to start on the next weeks ones.

I'm also still trying to discover the best reading order so I don't go jumping in at the wrong point.

You'll enjoy Rebirth it's brilliant.

Neil

Meter Man
09-03-2013, 03:50 PM
Lol I will :)

I find it difficult these days as the weeklies keep me occupied & then by the time I'm done with them it;s time to start on the next weeks ones.

I'm also still trying to discover the best reading order so I don't go jumping in at the wrong point.

You'll enjoy Rebirth it's brilliant.

Neil

Rebirth was fun. Lots of great action.

JefftheCollector
09-05-2013, 09:01 PM
Just another recommendation...get the Shazam trade that is coming out. Written by Geoff Johns and Art by Gary Frank. :rock :peace

Meter Man
09-06-2013, 12:15 AM
Just another recommendation...get the Shazam trade that is coming out. Written by Geoff Johns and Art by Gary Frank. :rock :peace

Yes! Good recommendation. Shazam is a great character and one of my all time favourites. The Zero issue was a lot of fun so I will definitely grab the trade.

I prefer collecting the trades but it's so hard sometimes. With trinity war done and forever evil just beginning, it's difficult to just sit back and wait! Especially with potential spoilers getting around.

Serpentor
09-06-2013, 12:39 AM
Aquaman is quite good, Earth 2 is another good book, I'd also recommend Demon Knights, while it's not collected yet I'm going to say Batman Superman it's only on issue 3 right now but it's been great so far. GL stuff is good, only problem with it is that when they said they were not changing GL history they pretty much stuck to that, so if you want to read GL I recomend going back and getting the whole Johns run on GL before new 52 for the most part it's still in continuity.

Meter Man
09-06-2013, 02:48 AM
Aquaman is sitting in my "to read" pile and I'm looking forward to it. I'm really on a green lantern kick right now and still haven't had my fix!

And batman superman is a great series. Glad to see you guys have good taste haha.

Russell1982
09-07-2013, 12:48 PM
Aquaman is quite good, Earth 2 is another good book, I'd also recommend Demon Knights, while it's not collected yet I'm going to say Batman Superman it's only on issue 3 right now but it's been great so far. GL stuff is good, only problem with it is that when they said they were not changing GL history they pretty much stuck to that, so if you want to read GL I recomend going back and getting the whole Johns run on GL before new 52 for the most part it's still in continuity.


Aquaman is sitting in my "to read" pile and I'm looking forward to it. I'm really on a green lantern kick right now and still haven't had my fix!

And batman superman is a great series. Glad to see you guys have good taste haha.

Agreed, I just read Batman/Superman 3, its been a great series so far. The art is gorgeous. I said in the other thread too that I thought the parts with Bruce and Clark as kids was a really nice touch.

I downloaded the first issue of Aquaman and really enjoyed it, so will probably pick up the first trade at the end of the month when I've been paid. Really looking forward to checking it out.

Russell1982
09-27-2013, 09:24 AM
Aquaman is sitting in my "to read" pile and I'm looking forward to it. I'm really on a green lantern kick right now and still haven't had my fix!

And batman superman is a great series. Glad to see you guys have good taste haha.

I posted this in the other thread but I've just read the first Aquaman trade, The Trench, and really enjoyed it. If you haven't read it yet I highly recommend it. Really good stuff.

JefftheCollector
09-27-2013, 06:11 PM
I posted this in the other thread but I've just read the first Aquaman trade, The Trench, and really enjoyed it. If you haven't read it yet I highly recommend it. Really good stuff.

Wait till you read the Throne of Atlantis story arc...it's fantastic.


It's just sad that Geoff Johns is leaving Aquaman though, don't know if I will keep reading it. :(

Russell1982
09-28-2013, 04:21 AM
Wait till you read the Throne of Atlantis story arc...it's fantastic.


It's just sad that Geoff Johns is leaving Aquaman though, don't know if I will keep reading it. :(

That sucks. :( I was actually thinking while reading it that I hope he doesn't leave the book for a while. That's a shame.

Yeah, I'm gonna grab the second volume soon then can't wait to get to Throne of Atlantis. Only annoying thing is the Justice League trade includes most of the Aquaman issues too so if you buy that and then the Aquaman trade, you really only get an extra two issues I think. Quite a dilemma. :lol but yeah, it seems like really great stuff. Can't wait to get the next trade already.

BurningRage
09-30-2013, 06:28 AM
Wonder Woman is amazing. I'd definitely recommend it.

Russell1982
09-30-2013, 12:50 PM
Wonder Woman is amazing. I'd definitely recommend it.

I've actually been thinking of getting the Wonder Woman trades, I've heard lots of good things about it.

Also really excited for Grant Morrison's Earth One book.

Russell1982
12-04-2013, 02:07 AM
Anyone read Superman: H'el on Earth?

I gave up reading Superman each month at about issue 8 or so as it didn't seem to really be interesting me and gave up Action Comics after Grant Morrison finished his run, but was thinking about picking up the newest Superman trade. Wondered if it was worth getting.

The Iron Koob
02-18-2014, 07:55 PM
I just got Green Lantern Secret Origin. Can I start in on volume 1 of the new 52? I heard it's like a 10 year run which is why I've steered clear, can't afford the time to read that many let alone the cost of buying them