#1 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey guys! So my birthday was recently and I'm wondering if you guys could help me in figuring out what comics I should get? I'm generally in to superhero stuff but I'm open for anything. I've already ordered Batman: The Long Halloween and X-Men: Messiah Complex and I have a bunch of other really good books in my collection. Any recommendations would be appreciated. :)

#2 Posted by CrimsonCake (2677 posts) - - Show Bio

New X men

Teen Titans Vol.3

Spider-man:parallel lives

Just my suggestions,happy birthday.

#3 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4235 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday!

Animal Man and Dial H both from the New 52.

#4 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5429 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday :) 
Daredevil is my suggestion :)

#5 Posted by Referee (7368 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday

#6 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake: @DoomDoomDoom: @Donovan Montgomery: @Referee: Thanks so much everyone!

I'm actually thinking more on the lines of trade paperbacks. To buy all 3 New X-Men's on top of what I'm getting as is is a little out of my price range to be honest. I've read Teen Titans vol. 3 tho and I absolutely love it

#7 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

Any other takers? :)

#8 Posted by sinestro_GL (3127 posts) - - Show Bio

@Or35ti: Happy Birthday!

Got any Superman books?

Recommendations: All-Star Superman, Red Son, Superman For All Seasons (SAME CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND BATMAN: LONG HALLOWEEN)

#9 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (1876 posts) - - Show Bio
@Or35ti: The trade of "Green Arrow: Year One."  Was recommended to me by some folks on the vine...it was awesome!
#10 Posted by JohnnyWalker (821 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_GL said:

@Or35ti: Happy Birthday!

Got any Superman books?

Recommendations: All-Star Superman, Red Son, Superman For All Seasons (SAME CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND BATMAN: LONG HALLOWEEN)

these 2 are AWESOME. great reads. HB!

#11 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingdom come, Justice

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

Green Hornet vol 1 and 2

Bionic Man: Some Assembly Required vol 1

#13 Posted by Ms. Omega (4432 posts) - - Show Bio

Invincible volume 1

#14 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_GL: @JohnnyWalker: I have All Star Superman and I love it a lot. I've also got Birthright. What's Superman For All Seasons like?

@They Killed Cap!: I own Kingdom Come and read Justice, loved 'em both!

#15 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

My suggestions :)

  • Superman: Red Son
  • Superman: Last Son
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (The art is trippy, but the writing is fantastic)
  • JLA: Tower of Babel
  • Green Arrow: Year One
  • Daredevil: Man Without Fear
  • Daredevil: Born Again
  • Daredevil: Yellow
  • Daredevil: Guardian Devil
  • Fantastic Four: Unthinkable (Not sure if this is a specific trade, but anything FF written by Waid is a must read for any FF fan)
  • Astonishing X-Men (Get the omnibus if you can! Worth the money!)
  • Spider-Man: Big Time
  • Spider-Island
  • Old Man Logan
  • Wolverine: Origin
  • Civil War
  • Annihilation
  • The Ultimates Vol. 1 and 2
  • Invincible Vol. 1
  • TMNT (IDW) Vol. 1
  • The Walking Dead Vol. 1

Happy reading :D

#16 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you a new reader? I'd recommend both Daredevil: Season One and Spider-man: Season One. As for anything else, this man has you covered:

@Gambit1024 said:

My suggestions :)

  • Superman: Red Son
  • Superman: Last Son
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (The art is trippy, but the writing is fantastic)
  • JLA: Tower of Babel
  • Green Arrow: Year One
  • Daredevil: Man Without Fear
  • Daredevil: Born Again
  • Daredevil: Yellow
  • Daredevil: Guardian Devil
  • Fantastic Four: Unthinkable (Not sure if this is a specific trade, but anything FF written by Waid is a must read for any FF fan)
  • Astonishing X-Men (Get the omnibus if you can! Worth the money!)
  • Spider-Man: Big Time
  • Spider-Island
  • Old Man Logan
  • Wolverine: Origin
  • Civil War
  • Annihilation
  • The Ultimates Vol. 1 and 2
  • Invincible Vol. 1
  • TMNT (IDW) Vol. 1
  • The Walking Dead Vol. 1

Happy reading :D

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#17 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

My suggestions :)

  • Superman: Red Son
  • Superman: Last Son
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (The art is trippy, but the writing is fantastic)
  • JLA: Tower of Babel
  • Green Arrow: Year One
  • Daredevil: Man Without Fear
  • Daredevil: Born Again
  • Daredevil: Yellow
  • Daredevil: Guardian Devil
  • Fantastic Four: Unthinkable (Not sure if this is a specific trade, but anything FF written by Waid is a must read for any FF fan)
  • Astonishing X-Men (Get the omnibus if you can! Worth the money!)
  • Spider-Man: Big Time
  • Spider-Island
  • Old Man Logan
  • Wolverine: Origin
  • Civil War
  • Annihilation
  • The Ultimates Vol. 1 and 2
  • Invincible Vol. 1
  • TMNT (IDW) Vol. 1
  • The Walking Dead Vol. 1

Happy reading :D

That's quite the list, thanks you so much for taking the time to type that out!... Of those I already have Ultimates, Astonishing X-Men, and Wolverine: Origin. Would you mind narrowing down the list a little bit? Any you'd strongly recommend in particular?

#18 Edited by kamakazi152 (152 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday!

I would definitely agree with some people before who said Batman The Killing Joke it's a must have for any superhero fan. Batman Year One was amazing too. The Walking Dead Vol. 1 is a good trade to pick up for 10 bucks or so.

#19 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@Or35ti: Sure!

@Gambit1024 said:

My suggestions :)

  • Superman: Red Son
  • Superman: Last Son
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (The art is trippy, but the writing is fantastic)
  • JLA: Tower of Babel
  • Green Arrow: Year One
  • Daredevil: Man Without Fear
  • Daredevil: Born Again
  • Daredevil: Yellow
  • Daredevil: Guardian Devil
  • Fantastic Four: Unthinkable (Not sure if this is a specific trade, but anything FF written by Waid is a must read for any FF fan)
  • Astonishing X-Men (Get the omnibus if you can! Worth the money!)
  • Spider-Man: Big Time
  • Spider-Island
  • Old Man Logan
  • Wolverine: Origin
  • Civil War
  • Annihilation
  • The Ultimates Vol. 1 and 2
  • Invincible Vol. 1
  • TMNT (IDW) Vol. 1
  • The Walking Dead Vol. 1

Happy reading :D

I bolded the ones I particularly liked. The last three (especially The Walking Dead) work better if you just buy them all at once and read from there, in my opinion anyway.

#20 Posted by sinestro_GL (3127 posts) - - Show Bio

@Or35ti said:

@sinestro_GL: @JohnnyWalker: I have All Star Superman and I love it a lot. I've also got Birthright. What's Superman For All Seasons like?

@They Killed Cap!: I own Kingdom Come and read Justice, loved 'em both!

Superman For All Seasons basically is about Clark's transition from Smallville to Metropolis, from farm boy to Man of Steel.

#21 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: Thanks so much! I'm heavily considering Civil War and Old Man Logan in particular cos I'm looking for big books as well.

@sinestro_GL: Would you recommend another early Superman story if I've already read Birthright?

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

@Or35ti said:

Hey guys! So my birthday was recently and I'm wondering if you guys could help me in figuring out what comics I should get? I'm generally in to superhero stuff but I'm open for anything. I've already ordered Batman: The Long Halloween and X-Men: Messiah Complex and I have a bunch of other really good books in my collection. Any recommendations would be appreciated. :)

Try this: http://www.amazon.com/The-Teen-Titans-Omnibus-Vol/dp/140123108X

IMO, the best team book.

#23 Posted by sinestro_GL (3127 posts) - - Show Bio

@Or35ti said:

@Gambit1024: Thanks so much! I'm heavily considering Civil War and Old Man Logan in particular cos I'm looking for big books as well.

@sinestro_GL: Would you recommend another early Superman story if I've already read Birthright?

Of course. There are so many good early Superman stories that it would be a shame to read just one - especially if you like the Loeb/Sale team-up...but it's your choice :) I mean sure, the counter-argument is also true that there are many other great Superman stories.