I’ve been reading comics for a long time. Lately I’ve read a lot of Batman and Superman. I want to branch out some though. I read Demon Knights recently and loved that collection of characters.
So, tell me who your favorite character is, what makes them awesome, and a series or storyline to read as introduction to that character. I don’t care if they are a main character, b-character, or just a background character. Taking all suggestions.
For me personally: Booster Gold is my favorite character. The first comic I read with him was when he took a hit from Doomsday in Justice League # 69 during the Death of Superman, but he didn’t become my favorite character until I read ‘52’.
The characterization of the hapless hero trying hard to be liked by everyone (and make money/fame on the side - or is it money/fame first and then be liked by everyone) and then his progression through the series made me want to learn more about him. I then went back to his first series and saw how little had really changed about him from then until 52.
He remains my favorite character in all of his appearances, even the cartoons. His Justice League Unlimited episode perfectly captures his character, and his appearances in the Brave and the Bold are some of the best episodes of that series. The opening segment of A Bat Divided has a great bit with Booster. He’s just an easy character to like.