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    Hi. My friend wants to start reading DC! I'm just trying to think of an easy read/new series that would be good for him to get in too! Ideas would be appreciated!

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    Might be best to try to narrow down what he would be interested in (though if he's willing to give it all a try, that's cool). DC covers a lot of ground.
    Does he have any kind of character preference at all, even generally? For example, does he prefer superheroes with powers or ones without?
    Are there any specific genres he likes?
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    From the New 52, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. They're both awesome.
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    How old is he? There's some interesting VERTIGO material. Well received recent superhero runs are GREEN ARROW by Jeff Lemire, AQUAMAN by Geoff Johns, BATMAN by Scott Snyder and JUSTICE LEAGUE by Geoff Johns. Personal favourites are SUICIDE SQUAD by Ales Kot, NEW SUICIDE SQUAD by Tim Seeley (Seeley is not collected yet) and GOTHAM ACADEMY

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    Well with Rebirth starting on May 25th that would be a good place for your friend to jump on.
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    He's 16. So something quite Dark but wanting you to read on. Hope you don't mind me asking!

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    He's 16, So something quite Dark but wanting you to read on. Hope you don't mind me asking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWallice View Post
    He's 16, So something quite Dark but wanting you to read on. Hope you don't mind me asking!
    The New 52 Batman series has The Court of Owls and Death of the Family events, both of which were pretty dark.
    Batwoman has a very heavy horror influence for the first half of its run, but may not be the most accessible for new readers. Still, worth a shot.
    There's Justice League Dark, Animal Man, Dial H, and Swamp Thing as well.

    The Injustice: Gods Among Us prequel series isn't stellar or anything, and it's an alternate universe series to boot, but it has plenty of dark moments what with all the deaths that happen in it. Might be a bit of a wasted effort on a new reader with no attachment or knowledge of the characters, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWallice View Post
    Hi. My friend wants to start reading DC! I'm just trying to think of an easy read/new series that would be good for him to get in too! Ideas would be appreciated!
    Well have him check out the solicitations and previews before going to the shop. Or check out comicstorian for complete stories so he has an Idea of what the books are offering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWallice View Post
    He's 16. So something quite Dark but wanting you to read on. Hope you don't mind me asking!
    Believe it or not, the new 52 Wonder Woman book by Brian Azzarello (issues 1-35) would probably be perfect for something dark and engaging.

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    I, Vampire by Joshua Hale Fialkov
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    The Omega Men by Tom King
    Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule
    Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello

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    Well, with the upcoming DC Rebirth relaunch, I can definitely recommend Batman, All-Star Batman, and Deathstroke, all of which look to be pretty dark and are by some top-tier talent. Green Arrow and Hellblazer also look like they might be good. All of those books (except for All-Star Batman) start with Rebirth specials and then new #1 issues, and come out every two weeks (except for Hellblazer and All-Star Batman, which come out once a month) for $2.99; the release dates for all of these can be found on DC Comics' website.
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