Best of DC Comics

Top 10 Best of DC Comics : Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman: Hush, Kingdom Come, Batman, Volume 1: The Court of Owls, Batman: A Death in the Family, The Absolute Sandman, Volume One, Wonder Woman, Volume 1: Blood, Batman: The Black Mirror, Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing

Batman: The Long Halloween
AuthorJeph Loeb
ISBN1563894696
Taking place during Batman's early days of crime fighting, this new edition of the classic mystery tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the clock as he tries to discover...
Batman: The Killing Joke
AuthorAlan Moore
ISBN0930289455
For the first time the Joker's origin is revealed in this tale of insanity and human perseverance. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point and go mad, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane.

After shooting and permanently paralyzing his daughter...
Batman: Hush
AuthorJeph Loeb
ISBN1401223176
Batman: Hush is a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue, and deception penned by Jeph Loeb (Batman: The Long Halloween) and illustrated by comics superstar Jim Lee (All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder) in which Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using the Joker,...
Kingdom Come
AuthorMark Waid
ISBN1563893304
Writer Mark Waid, coming from his popular work on Flash and Impulse, and artist Alex Ross, who broke new ground with the beautifully painted Marvels, join together for this explosive book that takes place in a dark alternate future of the DC Superhero Universe. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and almost...
Batman, Volume 1: The Court of Owls
AuthorScott Snyder
ISBN1401235417
Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52!

After a series of brutal...
Batman: A Death in the Family
AuthorJim Starlin
ISBN0930289447
Batman readers were allowed to vote on the outcome of the story and they decided that Robin should die! As the second person to assume the role of Batman's sidekick, Jason Todd had a completely different personality than the original Robin. Rash and prone to ignore Batman's instructions, Jason was always...
The Absolute Sandman, Volume One
AuthorNeil Gaiman
ISBN1401210821
One of the most popular and critically acclaimed comic book titles of all time, New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's masterpiece The Sandman set new standards for mature, lyrical fantasy and graphic narrative. Now, Vertigo and DC Comics are proud to present the first of four definitive...
Wonder Woman, Volume 1: Blood
AuthorBrian Azzarello
ISBN1401235638
Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life – and when Wonder Woman learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera – so why is her sinister daughter, Strife, so eager...
Batman: The Black Mirror
AuthorScott Snyder
A NEW YORK TIMES #1 Bestseller.
In "The Black Mirror," a series of brutal murders pushes Batman's detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils. Helpless and trapped in the deadly Mirror House, Batman must fight for his life against one of Gotham City's...
Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing
AuthorAlan Moore
ISBN0930289226
Before WATCHMEN, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history.With...
Swamp Thing, Vol. 3: The Curse
AuthorAlan Moore
ISBN1563896974
Vertigo born here!


This Hardcover Edition collects "Swamp Thing" #35-42.


Creative Team:

Writer: Alan Moore

Illustrators: Stephen Bissette, Rick Veitch & Stan Woch


ENTER: JOHN CONSTANTINE

In this third volume of the...
Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
AuthorMike Grell
ISBN0930289382
A reading with edge!


This story was originally published as a 3-part miniseries in 1987. This TPB edition collects the whole of it.


Creative Team:

Writer & Illustrator: Mike Grell


ADAPTING V. EVOLVING

You’re wasting your time,...
Batman: The Man Who Laughs
AuthorEd Brubaker
ISBN1401216226
Written by Ed Brubaker Art by Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher, Aaron Sowd and Steve Bird Cover by Mahnke Witness Batman's first encounter with The Joker in this hardcover volume collecting the graphic novel BATMAN: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke! This collection also includes DETECTIVE...
Absolute All-Star Superman
AuthorGrant Morrison
ISBN1401229174


This is a stunning achievement that fans and non-fans of Superman will enjoy. It’s restrained, subtle, nostalgic, and gorgeously illustrated.

I don't know what is and isn't considered a spoiler for this book, so I'll err on the side of caution. Superman is delivered some fateful...
Batman: Under the Red Hood
AuthorJudd Winick
ISBN1401231454
Batman is confronted with a hidden face from the past — it’s the return of the vigilante Red Hood who appears to be Batman’s one-time partner Jason Todd, the same Jason Todd that died many years ago. But the Red Hood’s violent ways pit him against the Dark Knight in his hunt for the very person responsible...
Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection
AuthorGail Simone
ISBN1401234755
As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Barbara Gordon is finally back as Batgirl!

The nightmare-inducing brute known as Mirror is destroying the lives of Gotham City citizens seemingly at random. Will Barbara be able to survive her explosive confrontation...
JSA: The Golden Age
AuthorJames Robinson
ISBN1401207111
In the aftermath of World War II, the mystery men have largely retired. One of them, Tex Thompson, is now a celebrity with an eye on the White House and is instrumental in the creation of America's newest super hero, Dyna-Man. But things are not as they seem. Can the former super heroes rally to stop the greatest...
Preludes & Nocturnes
AuthorNeil Gaiman
ISBN1563892278
New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology,...
Justice League, Volume 1: Origin
AuthorGeoff Johns
ISBN1401234615
As a part of the monumental DC Comics—The New 52 event, comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring you an all-new origin story for the Justice League!
In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a...
AuthorPaul Levitz
ISBN0930289439
This is the Earth in the 30th Century. A world of science and technology. A world of peace and light. Preserving this peace is the Legion of Super-Heroes, a group of young adventurers who are the best and brightest of their kind. But a darkness is approaching their world. A centuries-old evil that threatens...
Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Love and Death
AuthorAlan Moore
ISBN0930289544
What Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, and John Totleben accomplished during their time on the comic book series Swamp Thing shouldn't be underestimated in the history of comics and, specifically, the history of horror comics. The modern comics landscape has been changed by the Vertigo line of books--an...
Catwoman: Selina's Big Score
AuthorDarwyn Cooke
ISBN1563899221
Flat broke, Catwoman learns of a train carrying twenty-four million dollars of drug money, her ticket back to the big leagues. But she'll need help to pull off the heist, help of her old mentor, a planner named Stark. Can they trust each other and get the money without being killed?

So this was...
Catwoman, Vol. 1: The Game
AuthorJudd Winick
A New York Times Bestseller

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, meet Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. She's addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can't help herself, and...
AuthorJack Kirby
ISBN1401213448
After co-creating comic book heroes including The Fantastic Four and The Hulk, legendary writer/artist Jack Kirby came to DC Comics in 1970 to write and illustrate four interlocking series known collectively as The Fourth World. Now, for the first time, DC collects these four series -- The New Gods,...
Wonder Woman, Volume 2: Guts
AuthorBrian Azzarello
ISBN1401238092
Wonder Woman goes to hell! After playing Poseidon, Hades, and Hera against each other, Hades strikes back by kidnapping Zola and trapping her in the Underworld. It's up to Wonder Woman — with a little help from the God of Love and the God of Smiths — to break Zola out. But what is Hades' real game, and...
DC: The New Frontier, Volume 1
AuthorDarwyn Cooke
ISBN1401203507
Acclaimed writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (Catwoman: Selina's Big Score) turns his attention to the dawn of the Silver Age in DC: The New Frontier — which takes readers on a journey from the end of the Golden Age to the genesis of a bold new heroic era in the late 1950s!

World War II is over. The Cold...
Birds of Prey, Vol. 3: Of Like Minds
AuthorGail Simone
ISBN1840238364
"I'm being followed, Canary . . . You make the call. Evade or confront?" -- Huntress

"Ummm . . . Evade?" -- Black Canary, substituting for Oracle (who is on a 'pasta break')

"Confront it is." -- Huntress

After reading Of Like Minds I can't wait to tear into the rest of this series....
Wonder Woman, Vol. 2: Love and Murder
AuthorJodi Picoult
ISBN1401214878
Yeesh!
This was one of the first Wonder Woman comics that I read. Maybe even the first. So for sentimental reasons, plus the fact that the art was nice, I'm leaving it with 3 stars.
Back when I originally read it, and had nothing to compare it to...
I *mumble* gaveita5starrating *mumble*.

After...
AuthorGeorge Pérez
ISBN1401203248


Likewise first volume, some parts and cheesy dialogues in this second one not aged much well.
But George Pérez is just at his best here, his artworks are real masterworks, and the "Time Passages" illustrate prose opening story was just amazing.



I liked very much the...
Wonder Woman, Volume 4: War
AuthorBrian Azzarello
ISBN1401246087
Wonder Woman's father, Zeus, has disappeared.Her family - aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, gods and demigods - form a pantheon of the most powerful beings in the universe. Intent on seizing Zeus' throne, they will destroy anyone who can stand in their way - including Zeus' infant son, who might...
Swamp Thing, Vol. 6: Reunion
AuthorAlan Moore
ISBN1563899752
Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 6 collects issues 57-64 of Swamp Thing, Alan Moore's last.

In the aftermath of the previous book, Swamp Thing finds himself light years away from home. He travels from Rann to Apokalips and all points in between, looking for a way to get back home to Earth and to Abbie...
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