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#1 Shea

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 10:41 PM

I have a male friend of 20 years of age who has never embraced the comic book multiverse and now he is looking to me to introduce him. I want to present him with a great starter selection that will get him hooked.


The problem is I don't know such a selection myself because when I first started out, I was reading indie and he very much enjoys the Superhero realm.

I would like to know what you guys recommend as a killer superhero selection that is suitable for an impressive introduction toward comic books.

I'm looking for classics and/or on going series.

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#2 DazzlingDex

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:09 PM

I have a male friend of 20 years of age who has never embraced the comic book multiverse and now he is looking to me to introduce him. I want to present him with a great starter selection that will get him hooked.


The problem is I don't know such a selection myself because when I first started out, I was reading indie and he very much enjoys the Superhero realm.

I would like to know what you guys recommend as a killer superhero selection that is suitable for an impressive introduction toward comic books.

I'm looking for classics and/or on going series.

 

I mean what company you want to go for? 

 

  • DC Comics.
  • Marvel Comics.
  • Dark Horse Comics.
  • Valiant Comics.
  • Boom Studios.
  • FAB Comics

 

From DC I would try literally anything with Harley Quinn in it. 

The Killing Joke was a pretty interesting Joker one 

Year one Batman/Scarecrow issue 1/2(Has Scarecrows origin story) 

Flashpiont is a Great plot 

Hush is an interesting one 

Batman Arkham: Riddler

Dark Knight Returns(What the Live Action Superman vs Batman should have been) 

Under the Red Hood 

Red Hood 

Red Hood Outlaws 

https://ebcomix.com/...o-face-cover-vf

Son of Batman 

Super Sons Comics 

Grayson is a line of Comics about Original Robin as an Adult 

Dark Knight Rise of Bane 

 

Marvel 

 

Spidergirl complete Collection 

Amazing Spiderman, Origin of Spiderman 

Spiderman Origin of Venom 

Spiderman Origin of Hob Goblin 

Miles Moral Spiderman issue 1 

Doctor Octopus out of Reach 

Spider Gwen Ghost Spider 

 

Dark Horse Comics

https://www.darkhors...ellboy-day-2019

https://www.forbes.c...r/#37e668944909

https://www.hollywoo...rojects-1097082

https://www.darkhorse.com/Zones/Horror

https://minecraft.ga...k_Horse_Comics)

https://www.pinteres...18416593197823/

and Spawn Issue 8 

 

Valient

http://valiantentert...-mirage-5-of-5/

http://valiantentert.../bloodshot-4-2/

http://valiantentert...aith-dreamside/

 

If you go to Boom I would say start them on 

 

Adventure Time Genderbent Comics 

Also Check out Bravest Warriors 

 

I couldn't find much for FAB 



#3 The Robstar

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 04:05 AM

Currently reading Batman Dark Metal with the Batman Who Laughs. 

 

Some good shit yo. 


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#4 Mister Sympa

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 07:03 AM

Are there any "bad" Batman comics?


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#5 The Robstar

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 04:54 AM

Are there any "bad" Batman comics?

The new 52? Nah. I also enjoyed that too.


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#6 bombeast

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 10:22 PM

Batman #147: Bat Baby. Trust me, it's bad. Whatever you do, don't read it. I was trying to find the first Batman comic that introduced the Riddler, but I couldn't find it at the comic book store, so I found Bat Baby instead. I was heavily disappointed.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:57 AM

Wow, and I have an answer!

 

How bad was it? Also, how did they fuck up that concept? I presume Bruce got de-aged.


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#8 bombeast

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:53 AM

He was de-aged by a shrink ray. I thought it was bad just based on how awkward it was to have a grown Robin fighting alonside a tiny Batman. It just didn't make any sense.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:03 AM

So many missed opportunities!

 

  • Alfred getting to be mom to Tiny!Bruce
  • Bruce wandering into a villain's lair or just crossing paths, and, welp, guess Poison Ivy's a mom now
  • Robin babysitting as an awkward teen (or adult who just has no idea what to do), and has to figure out how to parent; hijinks ensue.
  • And then Alfred steps in because of course he does
  • Alfred having to splice together video footage of adult Bruce to show to some board meeting to make it look like everything's okay
  • Tiny Battoddler actually foiling a bank robbery or something by accident
  • To the Batbigwheel!

Like, this is off the top of my head! For fuck's sake!


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#10 bombeast

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 04:10 AM

That's clever. I didn't think about any of that. It didn't happen that way at all, but if any of it did, then I would have given that book much more credit than saying it was the worst.

#11 Konta

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:35 PM

This might sound crazy, but I have never read one single comic book in my life. I had access to them, but I always hated reading books ever since I had to take those stupid AR tests in elementary school.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 05:45 AM

That's rough; books are the best! Comic books doubly so.

 

If it's the reading specifically that gives you trouble, you could always look up some comic dubs on YouTube.

 

 

How awesome is it that these exist?


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#13 Konta

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:33 PM

I had no idea those existed until now, which is surprising because I'm a big fan of audio books too.





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