What DC Comics do you read?

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What DC Comics do you read?

Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:31 am

Just curious to see what comics my fellow toy collectors read on a monthly basis from DC (if any). Now that DC is canceling 7 of the titles I buy, I'm down to nine monthlies and a handful of minis.

I'm a Bat-fan, so I only get books related to Batman and his supporting cast. My current monthly pull list (not including titles recently axed):

Batman
Detective
Nightwing
Justice League
Justice League Dark
Catwoman
Batman/Superman
Batman Beyond
Red Hood and the Outlaws

Books I'm still reading that have been officially cancelled:

The Terrifics
Batgirl
Justice League Odyssey
Teen Titans
Young Justice
Batman and the Outsiders
Suicide Squad

I've been heading to my comic shop weekly since the days of Knightfall, but my collection goes much further back than that.

So what DCs are you all reading these days?
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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:18 am

Action
Aquaman (cancelled?)
Batman
Three Jokers (mini)
Batman/Superman
Death Metal (mini)
Flash (new writer I’ve never heard of)
Green Lantern (mini)
Hawkman cancelled
Justice League (at least for the Death Metal story)
Justice League Dark
Justice League Odyssey (cancelled)
Legion
Metal Men (mini)
Red Hood (new creative team)
Rorschach (maybe)
Shazam (cancelled)
Superman
Tales from the Dark Multiverses (one shots)
Teen Titans (cancelled)
Young Justice (cancelled)

I expect more cancellations in Dec and Jan ahead of whatever is coming at the end of Death Metal. It's happened before in front of New 52 and Rebirth. But no one seems to know anything about what happens in Feb.
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Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:21 am

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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:16 am

Batman
Detective Comics
Nightwing
The Flash

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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:41 am

I read on the DC Universe App, so I'm 12 months behind, but I read probably about half of the output:

Batman
Detective
Wonder Woman
Superman
Action
Justice League
JL Dark
JL Odyssey
Aquaman
The stories from the Walmart giants
Batman and the Outsiders
DCeased
Event Leviathan
Freedom Fighters
Flash
Lois Lane
Jimmy Olson
Shazam!
Terrifics
Young Justice

If I had to pay per issue I'd probably be down to Batman, Flash, and Justice League.
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:09 am

None right now. I stopped reading Catwoman when Jones left the title. I stopped reading Batman when King left the title. I stopped reading Stange Adventures because I wasn't enjoying it and realized I hadn't enjoyed a King book since Vision.

I think you all may have convinced me to catch up on Justice League Dark, though. Plus, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, and Swamp Thing are three of my 10 favorite DC characters.
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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:44 am

I hope Suicide Squad does come back, as it's one of my favorites right now. Tom Taylor is firing on all cylinders lately, and it's no exception, despite the lack of A list stars.

As far as minis go, I'm reading DCeased, all the Death Metal tie-ins (because I'm a sucker), Question, Harley and the Birds of Prey, Batman's Grave, and Batman: The Adventures Continue. I plan on getting Strange Adventures in hardcover, as I absolutely loved Mr. Miracle, but think it reads better as a whole.

I have DC Universe, and despite the high-quality reader, I'd rather read print. I just don't enjoy reading digital.
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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:52 pm

I like the Superman family of books a lot actually. Maybe in the minority but I dig John Romita Jr. on Superman and think Ivan Reis' work is pretty definitive. The AC1000 figure probably led to that. I am reading Death Metal and like picking up The Flash.

BTW, I love Justice League Odyssey. But maybe that's just me.
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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:08 pm

ditko wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:52 pm
I like the Superman family of books a lot actually. Maybe in the minority but I dig John Romita Jr. on Superman and think Ivan Reis' work is pretty definitive. The AC1000 figure probably led to that. I am reading Death Metal and like picking up The Flash.

BTW, I love Justice League Odyssey. But maybe that's just me.
I was reading it for Azrael, soooooo...

I did see Azrael on the cover to issue #24, so there's still hope!
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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:19 am

These days the figures lead me to the trade paper backs-Mostly Bat related. Sadly I don't pick up comic books very often anymore, occasional special issues 'tec 1000 Action 1000 etc. I like reading up on the figures that I pick up. DCUC opened up a whole universe of characters that I had never been inclined to read about before and that continues with Todds line. Death Metal being the latest line of TPB's I am working my way through which has been 7/10.
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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:29 am

I think that's part of the point of figures - introduce kids and casuals to that storytelling and the wider universe. Batman is too popular, cool, well known etc. to NOT get figures, but at some point DC needs to let Todd push other looks and titles. His figures are cool enough that it will get me into them.
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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:53 am

I tried collecting DC a few years ago (after decades of strictly Marvel) but they canceled every series I picked up. I'm prone to enjoying the kind of thing that gets canceled so I've switched to limited series titles almost exclusively, White Knight, BM's Grave, Strange Adventures, etc.
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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:22 am

I'm a big N.K. Jemisin fan, and I just learned that she's writing Far Sector for DC. I went ahead and caught up over the weekend. The series is nine issues into a 12-issue run, and it's absolutely fantastic.

I don't know much about the Lantern corps, but I highly recommend the book. The art is also gorgeous.
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Re: What DC Comics do you read?

Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:08 am

Jo, the hero of Far Sector is being brought into the main GReen Lantern title in April.

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