For Batman & co: Year One, The Dark Knight, Alan Grant's/Moench's/Brubaker's/Rucka's/Grant Morrison's runs on Batman/Detective Comics, Batwoman, Brubaker's Catwoman, Robin/Batgirl Year One, Batgirl by Bryan Miller, Gotham Central
Superman: All-Star Superman
JLA: New Frontier, JLA by Morrison, JLI by Giffen and DeMatteis (if you like B/C-list characters)
Wonder Woman: The New 52 series
The Flash: Almost everything from the second volume (issues #1-225 are all good) or the current series
Green Lantern: Maybe Geoff Johns' run
Green Arrow: Year One, Mike Grell's run and the current run starting with issue #17
JSA: Geoff Johns' run
Aquaman: The current series
Series with smaller characters worth checking out: Hellblazer/John Constantine, Swamp Thing (by Moore and the current series), Animal Man (the first and current series), Kirby's Fourth World Saga, Hitman, Starman, The Question by Dennis O'Neil, Plastic Man by Kyle Baker, Stormwatch/The Authority by Warren Ellis, Wildcats by Joe Casey
@jonny_anonymous: Yes, and No. I agree, I don't want Animal Man to end as a title, but I DO want some new, fresh ideas. I mean if you think about it, it's been going on for two years and only has had two arcs, the Red and Cliff's death It would be cool to see Buddy doing something new without his family tagging along, plus, him being around other heroes regularly would be fun too. Does this mean Animal Man has to be /cancelled/?? Nah, but I can understand Lemire wanting to focus on one title instead of two, especially since he's doing Green Arrow and JLD (kinda).
yea but just because Lemire was writing the book doesn't mean he has a monopoly on it, he should have just gave it up to another writer that had a pitch.
Yeah, you'd think so right? I didn't know a writer could up and cancel a book just cause he's done with it, I dunno, maybe he had a long talk with DC and they came up with this conclusion together.
Lemire seems to be one of the "architects" over at DC with Snyder and Johns, I'm sure he has some pull but why not give it to another writer, maybe some newjack from Image or whatever.
It was Lemire's book. This happened before with some creators and series. And maybe no one pitched anything (good)?