Being fairly new to comics, I didn't know which comics were the current popular ones that people were reading, so as a way to find out--rather than just asking--I turned to the sales figures of the last quarter, and this is what I found the Top 10 were:
Wolverine #1 out-sold all of the other books in the quarter other than X-Men #1. I'm not sure if it's just that it's Wolverine, or because it's a #1, but I think I'll wait and see where the series goes.
As I said above, X-Men #1 actually out-sold Wolverine #1, but the problem is that the sales dropped by half for #2. If it wasn't for this spike, the series wouldn't have even made the list, so again, not really a good judge of "popularity".
3) Brightest Day
Brightest Day had 6 issues during the quarter, all with fairly steady sales, placing it third on the list, though in reality, it should probably be at the top. I've never been a DC fan, but perhaps this would be a good series to change that.
4) Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne
Return of Bruce Wayne only had the one issue during the quarter, so again, it's not the best judge of popularity. However, being that it was #4, I imagine sales would have steadied off by then, so perhaps it is. It is only a mini-series though...
With the Avengers film coming soon, it's hard to tell if this is actually a good title, or if people are just reading it out of hype.
6) Green Lantern
Green Lantern suffers the same problem as Avengers: Is it quality or film-hype?
7) Batman and Robin
Batman and Robin can't be film hype, so I might have to look into it. However, as much as I love Batman, but I've never really cared for the whole Robin thing.
8) New Avengers
I used to like the 2005 series, so I'd probably like this one too. Are these New Avengers the same as from back then though? I'm often confused by Avengers' line-ups.
A staple of the DC line-up, I'm sure I'd love Batman if I gave it a go. It's the only long-running series on the list, so I guess that has to carry some weight.