Hey there Comic Vine peeps. I've lurked around these parts on and off ever since Giant Bomb launched a few years ago, but have never posted.
I'm not exactly new to the world of comic books, but I've never read any. I have always been into DC animated shows and movies, and the recent flow of Marvel movies has gotten me reading more wiki pages for that side of the fence. But, having grown up with the characters from cartoons, I feel more connected to the DC universe. With DC's "relaunch" of many series I feel this is a good place for me to jump in on the reading side of comics without feeling overwhelmed.
Here's the list of what I'm initially interested in,
- Justice League
- The Flash
- Green Lantern and/or GL Corps
- Teen Titans
Don't hate me for this, but I went and downloaded the first issues for about ten comics. Now, to be fair, I had no idea if there was something I'd be interested in. Well, after reading just Batman I immediately had an "ALRIGHT, I'M IN" attitude. I probably won't read any of the other ones I got simply because I'd like for the first time I read them to be with a physical copy.
So what do you think about the ones I have listed? Should I add Batman & Robin/Batgirl/Batwoman to get the full experience from the Bat family? I know the story in Batman and Nightwing at least somewhat overlap right now, so I imagine B&R does as well. I thought I read somewhere that the GL comics weren't really reset and their stories were continued in the New 52. Is this true? Would I be confused picking them up? I really like GL, but I feel those books would be the most hard to read for me. I'm super into Young Justice so I want to give Teen Titans a go (yes, I'm aware YJ takes place in a difference universe). Finally, should I read any of Flashpoint before reading The Flash (or any of these really), should I just read up on that in the wiki, or does it not really matter?
Also, how much are single issues? I'm seeing on Amazon that an entire volume ranges from 15-25 dollars. I imagine a single issue can't be more than five bucks?
Thank you in advance for any help!