Posts tagged batman
Posts tagged batman
So, I recently found out that one of my local comic shops has a very generous archive of comics. I basically stared at the bookcases, shelved with titles new (
ew new 52) and old, and drooled for a good ten minutes. And flailed around a lot. I think I was bothering this guy who was pulling out a bunch of Green Lantern installments but I’m being digressive here. ANYWAYS, I have no clue which series I want to burn my money on first, so I’d love it if you could suggest a few titles for me!
Here’s a list of what I’ve read so far:
- Batgirl Volume II
- Batgirl Volume III
- The Gates of Gotham
- War Games Act I, II, & III
- Batman & Robin Volume I & II
- Batgirl: The Darkest Reflection (well… I stopped halfway. Please don’t refer any New 52 Batgirl titles to me)
If you have any suggestions, please let me know! I’m mainly interested in DC Comics, specifically the Batfamily, but if you have any other titles that you love, I’m definitely willing to try it!
I’ll do this in list form; though, I’d be happy to provide more info if you like.
abbyromana replied to your post: I can’t distinguish between Jason and Dick when I…Perhaps that means its a good excuse to read comics with them to help. ;) If nothing else, some fans distinquish by swearing (Jason is more inclined) and social ability.
This is very true, and I esp. wanna get my hands on the comics with Jason’s first establishment as Robin. His wit, and those damn cute cheeks, are adorabibble. Just to…get a firm(er) understanding of him. (oh, it’s easy when he’s older, but younger…I’m just blindly guessing)
This masterpost seems to have most of Jason’s stuff, both as Robin and Red Hood. Your option is to go the New 52 route. I believe Red Hood and the Outlaws covers his back story as Robin. You can find downloads here. However, I’d recommend sticking with the older stuff. There’s more material there.
You can find a list of his appearances either at the DC Wiki or at Comic Vine if you need further reference. And as always, please try to support your local comics shop whenever you have the opportunity.
The Nightwing 101 sale.
Thought you guys might be interested in this.
I’ve seen a lot of posts and things about it, with Batman especially, and one with the Avengers and the Justice League? I have no idea if this actually happens…but the panels were…actual panels. So. Help?
(Access is a character who is joint owned by Marvel and DC, designed to facilitated the crossover events.)
There’s also the Amalagam Comics imprint which takes characters from Marvel and DC and combines them. (Batman + Wolverine = Dark Claw) This is where we get things like Bruce Wayne, Agent of SHIELD.
There are also various team-ups that usually involve a conflict between a DC and a Marvel character, who then get together to fight a larger evil. And yes, Batman is involved in over half of these.
If you’d like download links (or even a complete list of the individual titles), you can find them here. But as always, please do your part to support the comics industry.
because I didn’t know what else to buy.
My friend Kassandra and I were standing—
lol, sitting—in the Graphic Book aisle for like…twenty minutes, sobbing quietly because there were so many and we didn’t know where to start.
If you will let me know a few of your favorite characters, I can point you to a couple of titles you might enjoy.
Since you have your handy guide to the characters, I don’t think you’ll have too much trouble keeping track of who’s who in “Hush” which is a Batman title featuring most of his major villains. In it, he teams up with Catwoman to figure out who’s the mastermind behind his rogues’ recent rise in competency. There’s also a cameo by Superman and Lois Lane. It also goes into Bruce Wayne’s back-story beyond his parent’s death. As far as timeline goes, this is during Tim Drake’s tenure as Robin (Barabara Gordon is Oracle at this point) and Jason Todd has yet to become Red Hood. You can download it here, but you should always support your local comic store.
As someone just getting in to graphic novels, what are some of your personal favorites and which ones, other than Batman (I’ve read most of the good ones - unless you have a pretty unknown one) should I be looking into?
Are you looking to stick with something close to the feel of Batman? If so, I’ve heard that Daredevil: The Man Without Fear has a similar feel.
Do you want to branch out to indie comics or would you rather stick with the Big Two?
reading batman: the long halloween and i really kinda love it
If you like that, then you should also check out Hush, which you can download here. While recuperating from major skull trauma, Batman teams up with Catwoman to discover while all of his old enemies have sudden progressed to more sophisticated levels of crime and, in some cases, teamed up.
On the villains side, there are appearances by The Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Ra’s al Ghul, and more. On the heroes’ side there are cameos from Superman, Nightwing, Robin (Tim Drake), and others.
As far as where in the timeline this is set, it’s post “The Killing Joke” and before “Under the Hood,” so Barbara Gordon is Oracle, Tim Drake is Robin, and Jason Todd has not yet become Red Hood.
You may notice some awkward positioning as far as female poses go, but it’s not overly distracting. The lines are clean and the colors smooth. You may get a little frustrated with Bruce talking about his dead parents, but that’s just something you have to take in stride from Batman and it’s actually relevant to the plot of this arc.