What new 52 series requires background knowledge?

#1 Posted by OKO360 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm new to comics and was wondering which series in the new 52 requires background knowledge of the hero/s? Which heroes (if any) origins have been completely or partially erased?

#2 Posted by Z3RO180 (6250 posts) - - Show Bio

@oko360: the whole point if the new 52 is that you don't need background knowledge its a starting point

#3 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (10899 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180 said:

@oko360: the whole point if the new 52 is that you don't need background knowledge its a starting point

Just quoting this so he gets the notification :P

But what he said!

#4 Posted by OKO360 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

ok thanks guys!

#5 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180 said:

@oko360: the whole point if the new 52 is that you don't need background knowledge its a starting point

Except for Batman and Green Lantern. Batman more so requires general knowledge (origin, multiple Robins, the fact that most history remained, etc) but Green Lantern literally started from where the DCoU left off.

#6 Posted by Veshark (9057 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180 said:

@oko360: the whole point if the new 52 is that you don't need background knowledge its a starting point

Except for Batman and Green Lantern. Batman more so requires general knowledge (origin, multiple Robins, the fact that most history remained, etc) but Green Lantern literally started from where the DCoU left off.

This. Batman's continuity has been (largely) unaffected - you definitely need knowledge to read something like Batman Incorporated, for instance. GL as well, starting from Johns' stuff. But for other titles like Justice League or Aquaman - you're good to go!

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