Here is a sad truth, I never got the chance to read many comic books as I was growing up. I was so focused on survival at all times, that comics were simply the last thing on my mind. I joined this app when it first launched because DC helped me through one of my darkest periods (during Infinite Crisis), so I wanted to join up when this launched to support them. I have read some Wonder Woman, Infinite Crisis and the various events from that, Manhunter, and Shadowpact. The rest of the DC Universe, however, is more or less a blank slate to me. I can remember bits and pieces sometimes from things I have researched, but that is research. Not the same as getting to read the words that were created on the page.
So this is where you come in, as a community member, I am asking for some recommendations. Since the expansion of comics, I have felt overwhelmed due to not having interacted with almost anything on here. There are a LOT of titles on here! I would like people to recommend their favorite story arcs to me. There are few few things that are required though, which are as followed:
The story arc should be between one to seven issues. Sorry, I am not looking to read something like “No Man’s Land” until I am good and ready on my own time, but feel free to mention major events in your post that you think I may want to consider, but state it is not your recommendation for me. Yes, I will consider something that is a maxi-series. I just don’t want an entire series like Detective Comics being recommended to me, okay? Focus on specific runs and arcs, if you do decide on a longer series.
Tell me WHY I should read it. I have marked this as a spoiler thread because I want you to give me a reason. Try not to be posting the BIG stuff, but explain what makes you love it to me. Tell me what makes it important to the DC Universe. In other words, you have to talk about the recommendation for me to take it on. It may just be that they are an obscure character you love, but tell me WHY you love that obscure character. Share a bit more about your love of these various comics books, so I can see why I should go read a particular title. Feel free to second someone else’s recommendation as well. If you agree with someone’s reasoning tell me, so I can see that as well. Make this as much of a conversation about these recommendations as you want.
The title must be available on the DC Universe app at the time of your recommendation. If you want to mention something not currently digitized that I should look into share it in your post, but do not make it your primary recommendation. I am looking for things that I can read here. Thanks!
I will be coming back on here to say when I have read to a certain place on the list or where I am at on it. I am going to work through the list as much as possible in my spare time. Again if you don’t follow the three rules above, I won’t read your recommendation. I appreciate any of you that provide recommendations to me. Love and light always!