#1 Posted by kit_fisto (7 posts) - - Show Bio

I have been a fan of comic book characters ever since as a kid but I only got to know them through TV cartoon series like the Uncanny X-Men, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League/Justic League Unlimited and more recently through the movies and of course the vast info from the internet. Hard to believe but I haven't read any comicbook EVER. So I'd like to ask for some recommendations on what I could pick up for my first comic book (series)? Preferably one from Dc and one from Marvel. Thanks!

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#2 Posted by Katie24 (488 posts) - - Show Bio

The New 52 Batman series by Scott Snyder is amazing. Wonder Woman is really awesome right now to.

#3 Posted by SuperShafe (470 posts) - - Show Bio

The New 52 was designed to help you. pick your favorite character and if they feature prominently in a series pick it up. over at marvel I'm partial to Amazing spider-man. If your intrested in superheroes that aren't just DC or Marvel I strongly suggest Robert Kirkmans Invincible series

#4 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

The x-men can be hard to get into, but the trades for Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine and the X-Men should be coming out soon. WW and Batman have been goo too as stated above though my favorite new 52 title is Aquaman. Uncanny X-Force is popular and somewhat disconnected from the main X-Men bussiness.

#5 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio
@SuperShafe said:

The New 52 was designed to help you. pick your favorite character and if they feature prominently in a series pick it up. over at marvel I'm partial to Amazing spider-man. If your intrested in superheroes that aren't just DC or Marvel I strongly suggest Robert Kirkmans Invincible series

Great suggestions. 
Invincible needs more readers. Such a terrific series
#6 Edited by CODYSF (2053 posts) - - Show Bio

Dude go for the new 52 is the best way to start fresh in comics

#7 Posted by CODYSF (2053 posts) - - Show Bio

New 52 I think you should try

Batman

Action Comics

The Flash

Wonder Woman

Swamp Thing

Animal Man

Justice League Dark

Blue Beetle

Green Lantern

Aquaman

All Star Western

BatWing

Batman and Robin

Nightwing

Red Hood Outlaws

#8 Posted by SuperShafe (470 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kallarkz: Thanks, i agree that Invincible needs more readers.

#9 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@kit_fisto: @Katie24 said:

The New 52 Batman series by Scott Snyder is amazing. Wonder Woman is really awesome right now to.

^the new 52 Batman series is probably the most phenomenal run on comics I've read so far, If you want to take it a step back and get a little bit more of a grasp on Batman try Batman: Year One, Knightfall, Long halloween, and Dark victory. I liked the black mirror and gates of gotham with Dick Grayson as well. The new 52 timeline changed up what is cannon a bit, but if you can recognize whats going on and have a some sort of knowledge on the characters youll be fine.

#10 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

As always, my personal recommendation: Green Hornet (great series)

also, the old Blue Beetle series if you can find it (should be on amazon)

#11 Posted by kit_fisto (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I really appreciate it! I think I'll start with the New 52 Batman and WW. As for Marvel I'll still be deciding on what will interest me once I visit my local comic book store. :)

#12 Posted by Katie24 (488 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superguy0009e: I really liked Phil Hester's run on Green Hornet and Matt Wagners Green Hornet year one was great.

#13 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

New 52 Aquaman is great

For Marvel, Amazing Spider-man and Daredevil

#14 Posted by DocFatalis (1419 posts) - - Show Bio

Invincible

The Guardians of the Galaxy series

The Sinestro corps arc

Annihilation

Batman the Hush

#15 Posted by Alcamin (96 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll have to check some of these out too, as I am still trying to find my way in the comic book world. The range and diversity on offer can be a little daunting for us newbies. It's been hard to know where to start.

As a side note, I've noticed that some arcs are collected in a more graphic-novel format (I've seem several from Marvel, though I'm sure DC does something similar). Is it worth checking some of these out to get a bit of back story on certain characters and classic story-lines? I'm sure these aren't hugely valued by collectors, if at all, but I'm more interested in the stories at this point so that isn't an issue. I would be interested to hear what you guys think. Thanks.

#16 Posted by Strider92 (16032 posts) - - Show Bio

@kit_fisto: It really depends what kind of hero you like. I'd suggest you do some research into some characters then pick the one that grabs you. If you want some recommendations here's a few of my preferred ones:

DC:

Batman

Wonder Woman

Red Hood and the Outlaws

Marvel:

The Amazing Spider-man

Scarlet Spider

DareDevil

Independent:

The Walking Dead

Invincible

The Darkness

#17 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32098 posts) - - Show Bio
@kit_fisto said:

Preferably one from Dc and one from Marvel.

*leaves thread* 
#18 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

@Katie24: never read year 1, but i have greatly enjoyed the series thus far

#19 Posted by Twentyfive (2741 posts) - - Show Bio

DAREEEEEEDEVILLLLLLL!!!!

and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man

#20 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

DC:

  • Batman
  • Justice League
  • Aquaman
  • Flash
  • Wonder Woman
  • Green Lantern
  • Earth 2

If you have extra money:

  • Batman and Robin
  • Nightwing
  • Red Hood
  • Animal Man
  • Swamp Thing

Marvel:

  • Amazing Spider-Man
  • Daredevil

As you can tell, I'm more of a DC fan.