90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

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90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:25 pm

The DKR wave and Batman Year Two seemingly signal a bit of a shift for Todd. To this point, the comic figures have mostly been from the last few years. But it looks like we’ve turned a corner. Society is riding a wave of 90’s nostalgia. Look at the various TV revivals, mostly on the streaming services to get a glimpse.

So what are your favorite DC stories and characters from the 90’s?

Frequently mentioned are Reign of the Supermen and Knightfall. But there’s lots to pick from. Morrison JLA, DC One Million, Zero Hour for a wicked @$$ Parallax, Armageddon and more.

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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:39 pm

My favorite DC thing that came out in the 90's was "Batman The Animated Series", and then the subsequent spin-off series, and comics, etc. (Batman Mad Love, anyone?)

But so far Todd's interpretation of the animated style has been less than stellar. With the possible exception of animated Cyborg.

I guess Knightfall wouldn't suck though. Todd would probably kill it on a classic Az-Bats, and a nice 90's era Bane would be nice. Plus it would be a good chance to get a new classic blue and gray with yellow oval Batman as well.

I know, more Batman?? But Bats is by far my favorite DC character. So I for one have not minded the line being Batman heavy.

Not that I wouldn't love some other characters as well. The Morrison JLA would be a good place to start.
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Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:10 pm

Hyper Clan FTW.
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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:24 pm

Knightfall plz
And go deep
All the villains were there in great iconic looks
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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:38 pm

Do we really need 3 wish list threads?
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Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:19 pm

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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:56 pm

Reign of the Supermen (you could honestly go 3-4 waves deep on this one)

Knightfall / Knightquest / Knightsend

Morrison JLA (Hyper Clan/White Martians, Rock of Ages, Electric Superman)

Elseworlds "The Super Seven!"

Zero Hour (Parallax Jordan, Silver Age inspired time variants of other characters)

Sandman & Preacher (if Vertigo counts)
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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:31 pm

TheRealSmallville wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:56 pm
Elseworlds "The Super Seven!"
I'm still impressed to this day that Kenner put out a couple of figures from that story. It was bittersweet though not getting any of the other members. I'd have loved the rest of em, especially Batman, GL, and Flash.

Aside from the usual Death of Superman and Knightfall stuff, Emerald Twilight was up there for me for being a fun read. I could understand how people who grew up with Hal took offense (I started reading DC when it released) but I just thought it was a fun, action packed story. Give me a 6 figure wave and I'll be in McF DC heaven:

-Hal
-Battle Damaged Hal
-Reincarnated Sinestro (always loved that Daryl Banks take on his classic costume)
-Kyle
-Parallax

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Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:01 pm

Shinigami_PL wrote:
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Do we really need 3 wish list threads?
Should I make a 4th?
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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:51 pm

One word…

Bloodlines.
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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:00 pm

Tommy Tomorrow wrote:One word…

Bloodlines.
Oooh, Todd would kill it on those parasite aliens. Very nice call.

I wouldn't mind a Monarch & Waverider from Armageddon 2001, either.
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Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:21 pm

Armageddon is actually one of those things I’d love to see DC collect in TPB at some point. Just for its links to Zero Hour. And Zero Hour is interesting, but not my favorite DC event as it was an editorial hit on the JSA. An attempt once and for all to be rid of the old timers.

But between the two stories, there’s huge potential for figures. Parallax and Monarch chief among them.
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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:00 pm

DKR was in the 90's? I guess that decade DID have a good comic.
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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:05 pm

DKR was 1986. But it was the setup for what followed.

My ultimate 90’s is still Kingdom Come. DCD went deep. Mattel blew it a kiss.

I think Todd should go deeper.
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Re: 90’s Nostalgia: Your favorite DC Comic Stories for Todd to convert?

Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:21 pm

Tommy Tomorrow wrote:Armageddon is actually one of those things I’d love to see DC collect in TPB at some point. Just for its links to Zero Hour. And Zero Hour is interesting, but not my favorite DC event as it was an editorial hit on the JSA. An attempt once and for all to be rid of the old timers.

But between the two stories, there’s huge potential for figures. Parallax and Monarch chief among them.
I would love to see them collect Armageddon. 2 years ago I custom-bound the series with the 2 one-shots + every Annual tie-in. My custom omni is somewhere around 2 inches thick. I love it, but a modern printing that isn't on old newsprint would be a grail item, for me.

And I agree about ZH as a story, it's pretty poor. But the character designs are fun enough with some of the ones that were introduced around then (Extant, Parallax, Impulse, even guys like Conduit who first appeared during Zero Month).

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