I want to get into Comics...

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I want to get into Comics...

Postby Droncz92 on Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:50 pm

I dont really read comics but I want to start reading them and collecting...for someone that likes Batman, what would be good to start with?
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby John-Locke on Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:26 pm

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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby havocSchultz on Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:33 pm

Archie...
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby TonyWilson on Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:35 pm

John-Locke wrote:Watchmen


Yeh but if you read that first everything else is going to fall short. As a Batman fan myelf I'd go for Batman: Year One, The Killing Joke, The Long Halloween, The Dark Knight Returns; in that order.
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby Droncz92 on Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:39 pm

its a serious question...
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:33 pm

Comics are a visual medium that just happen to have some very talented writers too. Go to a comic store and pick up things that LOOK interesting to you. Then go and ask the clerk or other customers if the stuff you have is any good or not. You won't be short on opinions. Once you pick up a few other titles, your interest will diversify naturally. For instance, right now you might dig Batman. And in reading that, you think... hmmm Robin is kind of cool. I will pick up that comic too. And WHAT HEY! He's in the Teen Titans OMG, and then you end up buying everything on the stands.

As far as stuff comparable to Batman that you might enjoy: Punisher, Daredevil, DC's Manhunter is supposed to be pretty good and gritty although I haven't read it.
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:34 pm

Also, the current volume of Captain America is pretty dark and well told.
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby optimous on Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:59 am

Cam I ask what it is you like about Batman? If it's just the charachter himself, then go with what was suggested above. If it's a gritty tale you're after then you just opened up a whole new door.
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby Fried Gold on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:54 am

Droncz92 wrote:I dont really read comics but I want to start reading them and collecting...for someone that likes Batman, what would be good to start with?

For Batman I believe the general concensus would point you in the direction of:

- Batman: Year One
- The Long Halloween
- Dark Victory
- The Killing Joke
- The Dark Knight Returns

...or something to that effect - the first four particularly with reference to the current Batman films.

I would recommend
- Batman: Year 100
- JLA: New World Order
- The Batman Team-Ups
- Batman: War on Crime (especially if you like Alex Ross' awesome artwork.)
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:44 pm

Man you guys are so literal. He hasn't even come back, I don't think.
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby Droncz92 on Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:39 am

optimous wrote:Cam I ask what it is you like about Batman? If it's just the charachter himself, then go with what was suggested above. If it's a gritty tale you're after then you just opened up a whole new door.
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Re: I want to get into Comics...

Postby Evil Hobbit on Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:03 pm

Fried Gold wrote:
Droncz92 wrote:I dont really read comics but I want to start reading them and collecting...for someone that likes Batman, what would be good to start with?

For Batman I believe the general concensus would point you in the direction of:

- Batman: Year One
- The Long Halloween
- Dark Victory
- The Killing Joke
- The Dark Knight Returns

...or something to that effect - the first four particularly with reference to the current Batman films.

I would recommend
- Batman: Year 100
- JLA: New World Order
- The Batman Team-Ups
- Batman: War on Crime (especially if you like Alex Ross' awesome artwork.)


Great listy! I'd also add Arkham Asylum to that.

Other comics to start reading: the Sandman, Y the last man, Bone, the Contract with God trilogy, Maus.
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