New 52- what should I get?

#1 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry for being like 2 years late for this question, but what new 52 title should I get? I'm in month 6 of the new 52 (I just got into comics) and since this is around where most of the arcs end, I thought I should ask you people what other books I'm missing out on. So far I'm getting: (very sorry if this will be long)

Batman- no matter what you say, I'm not giving this one up. It's the best comic I've ever read.

Justice League- the first arc is awesome, and although I've heard the next is mediocre, I'm still gonna get it. I do have a question, though: How are the Shazam backups? I buy digitally, so it is cheaper to buy JL by volumes, but volume 2 doesn't have Shazam. Is it worth 5 bucks?

Aquaman- If I would have knew myself a few months ago that I would be buying Aquaman comics in the future, I would have died of laughter, but this is a truly great comic.

Batman and Robin- not my favorite, but still a really solid book.

Nightwing- much more of a fun book than a serious one, but I like it.

Anything else I should get? Anything I should get from wave 2? I'm thinking of Batman inc. (mostly because I know what happens to Damian and don't want to miss out) and Earth 2 (the premise sounds pretty cool). Are they good?

#2 Posted by AjO16 (68 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been loving The Flash, great art, and i'm finding the stories really enjoyable, Exactly what i expected out of a Flash series.

#3 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

I've read some pretty good reviews about the Flash and the art looks amazing. I don't know much about his character or his villians, but the same thing went for aquaman and that turned out awesome. I think I'll buy the first issue from Comixology (since its only a dollar) and see what I think. Thanks for replying.

#4 Edited by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

@rulerofthisuniverse: nice list you just need flash and comic called Talon that not a lot of people know about but it is really great and it just hit issue#8 so catching up wont be hard and another one is the new batwing old batwing wasnt great but if you buy from issue 20 onward you are in for a ride so:1.flash 2.talon 3.Batwing(From issue 20)

#6 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

Batwoman is great. :)

#7 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok, I was thinking about getting Talon when I got to wave 3 so I guess I'll try it out. As for their being a new Batwing at issue 20, I was completely unaware of that and I think I'll try that out too.

#8 Posted by ChiSoxRox (228 posts) - - Show Bio

Another vote for Batwoman: while she's technically in the Bat-Family line, she's always off doing her own thing and a new arc started with issue 18 that promises to have Batman in a major role. The series changed artists but still has really good art.

#9 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

Very sorry I could not reply earlier, I was not aware of the 5 posts per day rule. Batwoman seems to have very, very good art and the reviews say the writing is supposed to be great so I think I'll check it out as well. Thank you.

#10 Edited by ChiSoxRox (228 posts) - - Show Bio

@rulerofthisuniverse: You're welcome. If you start at the beginning of Batwoman's series with the trades, you'll want to start with Elegy, her pre-reboot Detective Comics arc. She wasn't changed in the reboot, and Elegy is heavily referenced in her first arc. (The five daily posts get annoying, but they'll stop with 25 posts.)

#12 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the help. I'll check out Elegy also.

#13 Posted by Al_capOWN (512 posts) - - Show Bio

Swamp thing, animal man, detective comics. I highly recommend swamp thing.

#14 Posted by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

#17 and up of Green Arrow. One of the best books written atm.

#15 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Since the superman movie is coming, I did notice dc is putting better talents on the superman titles. Bec of the Arrow tv show, dc also put more effort in improving Green Arrow.

#16 Posted by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

Since the superman movie is coming, I did notice dc is putting better talents on the superman titles. Bec of the Arrow tv show, dc also put more effort in improving Green Arrow.

Which reminds me Superman unchained will be here soon and that has high expectations.

#17 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

@al_capown: Thank you for posting. First, I was thinking about Swamp Thing and Animal Man, but I was wondering if I had to get both from the beginning in order for rot world to make sense. If I don't, I might just get Swamp Thing because I care about him more than Animal Man and I'm currently reading Alan Moore's Saga of Swamp Thing whenever I'm with my friend who owns it. So far I've been really liking The Saga and the new 52 version seems really cool. As far as Detective Comics go, I did read issue 1 to find out what happened to the Joker and really liked it, but I heard it went down from there. Is this true, or did they switch writers or something? Thanks again for posting.

#18 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

@tikhunt: Thanks for posting. I've heard that Green Arrow gets good from 17, but are the events understandable without reading the previous runs? Also I think I'm gonna get Superman Unchained because Scott Snyder is my favorite writer and Jim Lee is one of my favorite artists.

#19 Edited by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

@rulerofthisuniverse: It's funny that you should ask that actually because I refused to jump onto Green Arrow until they got a competent writer so I only started from #17 onwards and it's very easy to jump right into.

#20 Posted by Al_capOWN (512 posts) - - Show Bio

@al_capown: Thank you for posting. First, I was thinking about Swamp Thing and Animal Man, but I was wondering if I had to get both from the beginning in order for rot world to make sense. If I don't, I might just get Swamp Thing because I care about him more than Animal Man and I'm currently reading Alan Moore's Saga of Swamp Thing whenever I'm with my friend who owns it. So far I've been really liking The Saga and the new 52 version seems really cool. As far as Detective Comics go, I did read issue 1 to find out what happened to the Joker and really liked it, but I heard it went down from there. Is this true, or did they switch writers or something? Thanks again for posting.

Detective comics number 1 is awesome, the second one wasnt as good, I will read number 3 tonight, I just got the, i only have the first 10 at the moment. I love the art and dark tone. As for swamp thing, I'm only reading the new 52 stuff and it is awesome. Im currently on issue 6.

#21 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

@ajo16: I want to thank you so much for the Flash post, I got issue 1 and really like it, I plan on making it one of my regular books.

#22 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks. Green Arrow is one of my favorite characters and I was disappointed when I started the New 52 and heard his book was bad. I'll pick it up when I get to month 17. Also thanks al_capOWN, I think I'll try out Swamp Thing, too.

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