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

So yeah. I myself have started reading comic books (Mostly Green Lantern Corps and a few other things, and of course, looking some stuff up here and there, mostly on stuff I haven't read and don't quite plan to read soon.

Now, I love comic books….

And I have a cousin who enjoys manga, homestuck, some cartoons (Like adventure time, that's one of her favorites), and a couple other kinds of stuff. Seeing as a christmas or two ago she got me full metal alchemist vol. 1 and 2 to try and get me into it, I think I'll do something similar by finding a series she might like.

She's not a heavy reader of western/american stuff, but the thought occurred to me that I should get her something this christmas, preferably something that can help her at least respect superhero comics to some degree. As it is, she's incredibly picky about movies/TV shows/etc (Try mentioning Back To the Future or Ghostbusters, or something general like those films. It would take a shit-ton of coaxing to get her to even watch five seconds before she judges it harshly).

So, I want to find a really well written series, with at least decent artwork. It HAS to be fairly modern, maybe somewhere within the last few years may do. I know for a fact my cousin isn't big on the costumes, But I figure most everything else would be fine.

Teen Titans Spotlight: Wonder Girl is my current default option for what I really want to give to her. I would like some other options though...

#2 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

Worth a read for sheer WTF factor

#3 Posted by SmashBrawler (5731 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood

#4 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman volume 1: The Court of Owls.

It's somewhat realistic, gritty, modern, the costumes aren't that bad, and it's very dark and gripping.

#5 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler said:

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood

@minigunman123 said:

Batman volume 1: The Court of Owls.

These two are pretty good choices

Personally, I would be more inclined to chose WW because its not a very traditional superhero book

#6 Edited by EnergySlinger (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I was kind of iffy on Wonder Woman Volume 1, But I'll consider it. What details can you guys give me on that one?

#7 Posted by thespideyguy (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

@EnergySlinger said:

I was kind of iffy on Wonder Woman Volume 1, But I'll consider it. What details can you guys give me on that one?

It is kind of like mythology, with wonder woman. I recommend Superman Action Comics Volume 1. Or Spider island.

#8 Posted by charlieboy (7160 posts) - - Show Bio

@EnergySlinger: Maybe just get her some of the Holiday specials from the last few years. I think they are great Christmas presents. Different stories and characters to go into. Usually fun reads. Maybe the new Batgirl series? I think the Wonder Girl idea is great as well.

#9 Posted by SmashBrawler (5731 posts) - - Show Bio

@EnergySlinger said:

I was kind of iffy on Wonder Woman Volume 1, But I'll consider it. What details can you guys give me on that one?

Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life–and when Wonder Woman learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera–so why is her sinister daughter, Strife, so eager for the truth to be told? Superstar writer Brian Azzarello creates a new direction for one of DC's best-known heroes, with spectacular art by Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins!

Also, there's a little preview in Amazon.

#10 Posted by danhimself (22539 posts) - - Show Bio

she judges Back to the Future harshly?????!!!!!!!!

I would get her a hard back hand to the face

#11 Posted by EnergySlinger (9 posts) - - Show Bio

: More ghostbusters. as for BTTF, I make the 'Great Scott!' and Jigowatts reference and she's like 'lol wtf is that.' Though I would not be surprised if she watched it like, two minutes in and says 'this is a stupid movie'

As for everyone else, the WW Vol. 1 and Wonder Girl sound like the best choices.

#12 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

@JLDoom said:

@SmashBrawler said:

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood

@minigunman123 said:

Batman volume 1: The Court of Owls.

These two are pretty good choices

Personally, I would be more inclined to chose WW because its not a very traditional superhero book

Agreed