#1 Edited by The_Wozy (9 posts) - - Show Bio

So I recently bought and read nightwing vol. 1, deathstroke vol. 1, red hood and the outlaws vol. 1. I was considering buying swamp thing vol. 1 and the flash vol. 1. My questions are: Are the comics I'm reading still good and worth buying the next volumes for, and are there other new 52s I should check out as well that are good?

#2 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6359 posts) - - Show Bio

If that's all you're reading, I highly reccomend Batman, Aquaman (they made him badass), and Justice League.

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#3 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6425 posts) - - Show Bio

Batwoman. :)

#4 Posted by XImpossibruX (5180 posts) - - Show Bio

Everything Batman.

Justice League is pretty good too (Skip 12, and 13 because of terrible SM/WW moments)

#5 Edited by NovaRichRider (327 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, keep reading Nightwing and start reading Swamp Thing

I recommend adding Earth 2 and Superman Unchained.

#6 Edited by Lieutenant_Awkward (116 posts) - - Show Bio

Flash is great, I saw that a Captain Marvel trade (now called Shazam!) is coming out in october. I haven't seen any Shazam issues at my local store at all, can anyone explain this?

#7 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1509 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, keep reading Nightwing and start reading Swamp Thing

I recommend adding Earth 2 and Superman Unchained.

I agree with this. Also try some aquaman. Flash is great, and try green arrow but starting from issue 17

#8 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6359 posts) - - Show Bio

@lieutenant_awkward: The Shazam trade is not collecting a Shazam series (there is none) but it is collecting the Shazam backup story that has been running in Justice League since issue 7. It explains Shazam's origins in the New 52.

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#9 Edited by Lieutenant_Awkward (116 posts) - - Show Bio

@lieutenant_awkward: The Shazam trade is not collecting a Shazam series (there is none) but it is collecting the Shazam backup story that has been running in Justice League since issue 7. It explains Shazam's origins in the New 52.

Oh I see, so I'm guessing there's going to be an ongoing title soon then?

#10 Edited by batmannflash (6224 posts) - - Show Bio

my favs are Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Batgirl, Red Hood, and Nightwing. Aquaman, JLA, Justice League, Swamp Thing, and Animal Man are also pretty good. But if you're gonna read Swamp Thing, might as well get Animal Man (it's not necessary though). they crossover in the Rotworld story arc. I don't think Deathstroke is very good (plus, it got canceled). But if you like what you read, then go for it.

However, I highly recommend Batman.

EDIT: Also, Green Arrow is great starting from #17. Before that, the series sucks. Suicide Squad has been amazing since #20 but apparently hasn't been good before that. Both titles have been awesome since getting their new creative teams. I recommend these two (if you start from the issues numbers I said) along with the ones I stated above.

#11 Posted by Vhyra (41 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm with everyone on the 'everything batman' .. Batman, Batwoman, Batgirl, stick with Nightwing. Sososo good! Justice League is a must. It's going really strong right now and looks to stay that way, plus it is just a great team read.

If you want more team reads I highly suggest Suicide Squad. I wish it was getting more love. It's so dark, creepy and just lovely. That Harley Quinn. <3

I haven't checked out Aquaman yet but it's in my Amazon cart ready. EVERYONE talks about how great this series is, so I'll pass that on as well.. get it.

#12 Edited by ccraft (5392 posts) - - Show Bio

If that's all you're reading, I highly reccomend Batman, Aquaman (they made him badass), and Justice League.

#13 Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow (1394 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_wozy said:

So I recently bought and read nightwing vol. 1, deathstroke vol. 1, red hood and the outlaws vol. 1. I was considering buying swamp thing vol. 1 and the flash vol. 1. My questions are: Are the comics I'm reading still good and worth buying the next volumes for, and are there other new 52s I should check out as well that are good?

Deathstroke is okay, never read outlaws, but Batman and All star western are good.

#14 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1509 posts) - - Show Bio

@vhyra said:

I'm with everyone on the 'everything batman' .. Batman, Batwoman, Batgirl, stick with Nightwing. Sososo good! Justice League is a must. It's going really strong right now and looks to stay that way, plus it is just a great team read.

If you want more team reads I highly suggest Suicide Squad. I wish it was getting more love. It's so dark, creepy and just lovely. That Harley Quinn. <3

I haven't checked out Aquaman yet but it's in my Amazon cart ready. EVERYONE talks about how great this series is, so I'll pass that on as well.. get it.

Forgot about this, but yes.

#15 Posted by cbishop (8706 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman has been excellent. Sword of Sorcery was presenting some cool stories, but unfortunately got cancelled after eight issues.

#16 Posted by Ciriel (410 posts) - - Show Bio

I still enjoy Nightwing

#17 Posted by martyyy15 (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_wozy:

Hey see your new here. Welcome to comic vine :) And Yeah def try out aquaman, its really good. Also if you'd like check out Geoff Johns run on green lantern starting with rebirth. They are very good. Oh and warning about batwoman, I hear its about a lesbein character, don't know if that bothers you or not. Just wanted to give ya a heads up ^^

#18 Posted by Catsnlynne (1039 posts) - - Show Bio

The only one on your list that I've read is Deathstroke and I really liked it. The last issue came out in May. I recommend Earth 2, Flash, and Green Arrow. All are very good.

#19 Edited by The_Tree (7731 posts) - - Show Bio

If you're looking for something new, you should check out:

  • All-Star Western [What's not to love, it's great Western comics with a comic book/superhero-ish twist.]
  • Batwoman [The most beautiful book on the shelves, with a great, dark story.]
  • Green Arrow (Check it out when vol. 4 hits, the previous volumes are garbage) [An action packed adrenaline ride with fantastic art.]
  • Wonder Woman [Revitalization of Wonder Woman and the Greek gods, greatly written with amazing characters.]

As for the books you're reading, don't get Deathstroke: Lobo Hunt, that's when a new creative team hops on and ruins the book completely. If you want something dark and more magical, Swamp Thing is for you, I'd also recommend you read Animal Man alongside it, they go hand in hand. Flash, Nightwing, and Red Hood and the Outlaws are all good (Red Hood being my favorite), and they all stay pretty consistent throughout their runs.

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#20 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8238 posts) - - Show Bio

@martyyy15:

@the_wozy:

Hey, welcome to Comic Vi--- Dang it!

Beat me to it!

#21 Edited by martyyy15 (1223 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6425 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_wozy:

Hey see your new here. Welcome to comic vine :) And Yeah def try out aquaman, its really good. Also if you'd like check out Geoff Johns run on green lantern starting with rebirth. They are very good. Oh and warning about batwoman, I hear its about a lesbein character, don't know if that bothers you or not. Just wanted to give ya a heads up ^^

You say warning like it's a bad thing. Why are you even bringing this up?

#23 Posted by martyyy15 (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: some people might not be comfortable with that. If they are awesome, its just bwing curtious is all

#24 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6425 posts) - - Show Bio

@martyyy15: Maybe some people aren't, but to actually warn someone of it just sounds like you're against it. Warning is a word used for keep people away from bad things.

I'm not totally sure what you mean by "If they are awesome, its just bwing curtious is all".

#25 Edited by martyyy15 (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: what I mean by that is, sorry I on tablet and spell error. What I mean is if your cool with lesbo super them cool. If not I was simply informing them. So, e people fimd that stuff disturbing. I was just tryong to be nice.

#26 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6425 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: what I mean by that is, sorry I on tablet and spell error. What I mean is if your cool with lesbo super them cool. If not I was simply informing them. So, e people fimd that stuff disturbing. I was just tryong to be nice.

Those people should just get over it. Batwoman is a great series, and her sexuality shouldn't stand in the way of enjoying it.

#27 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22213 posts) - - Show Bio

@martyyy15: dude that person is just giving you a hard time. I recommend earth 2, but I tell/warn that green lantern is gay.

#28 Posted by martyyy15 (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: yeah I can tell lol. Thanks, im not tryinf to be rude or nothing ya know.

#29 Edited by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_wozy: If you enjoyed the first volume of RHatO then you should definitely get the second, as by all accounts it is better (and Starfire becomes very awesome in it).

I also recommend going just prior to New 52 to Batwoman Elegy, which leads into the New 52 book (rather than being replaced by it) and would make a fantastic standalone read even if you chose not to pursue her ongoing.

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#30 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6425 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert said:

@the_wozy: If you enjoyed the first volume of RHatO then you should definitely get the second, as by all accounts it is better (and Starfire becomes very awesome in it).

I also recommend going just prior to New 52 to Batwoman Elegy, which leads into the New 52 book (rather than being replaced by it) and would make a fantastic standalone read even if you chose not to pursue her ongoing.

This is a good point. Elegy gives some useful backstory, and is just generally good anyway.

#31 Edited by RustyRoy (13265 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Robin and The Flash are my favorite New 52 series and Batman is great too.