Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25
  1. #1
    Ultimate Member Ascended's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    6,640

    Default The Best Books You're Not Reading

    DC's got a lot of good books out there right now. So does Image, IDW, Dynamite, BOOM!, Dark Horse, and even Marvel still has more than a few gems at the moment. Pretty easy for great books to slip through the cracks, especially if it's about a lesser known character.

    So what're the best books out there (limited to DC I suppose since that's the forum we're on) that no one else is reading? Doom Patrol? Deathstroke? New Super-Man?

    What're your suggestions?
    Higher, Faster, Further....More.

    Discipline = Freedom.

    Invincible: The greatest superhero comic in the universe!

  2. #2
    Ultimate Member Assam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    5,540

    Default

    I know I don't shut up about it, but yeah, New Super-Man. It's brilliant on pretty much every level, with a great cast, very nice art, and interesting ties to Chinese culture and mythology. There are other contenders for the best Rebirth book, but this is my definite favorite.
    World's Biggest Cassandra Cain Fan

    "Don't we at the very least deserve the right to exist?" - Doctor 13: Architecture and Morality

  3. #3
    Savior of the Universe Flash Gordon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    5,315

    Default

    Shade, the Changing Girl is terrific.

    All the Young Animal books are rock solid. Doom Patrol is great. Mother Panic. Cave Carson. Bug!

    It looks like people are coming around to AQUAMAN now, but I've been enjoying Dan Abnett's run for a while. It doesnt always hit the mark, but it is really consistently engaging and entertaining.
    Last edited by Flash Gordon; 08-11-2017 at 02:50 PM.
    Follow your inner moonlight, do not hide the madness. -Ginsberg

  4. #4
    Astonishing Member SiegePerilous02's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    4,163

    Default

    Doom Patrol is the big one. I do want to eventually get into New Super-Man as well. Aquaman has been consistently solid since Rebirth began, but the addition of Sejic has made it Godly. He tends to have that impact.

    I'm not sure if it counts, but I adore Supergirl and it's one of my favorite books each month, but nobody seems to talk about it.

  5. #5
    Ultimate Member Assam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    5,540

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SiegePerilous02 View Post
    Doom Patrol is the big one. I do want to eventually get into New Super-Man as well. Aquaman has been consistently solid since Rebirth began, but the addition of Sejic has made it Godly. He tends to have that impact.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flash Gordon View Post

    It looks like people are coming around to AQUAMAN now, but I've been enjoying Dan Abnett's run for a while. It doesnt always hit the mark, but it is really consistently engaging and entertaining.
    Aquaman comes in just behind New Super-Man for me. Didn't think it counted as a book "no one else is reading."
    World's Biggest Cassandra Cain Fan

    "Don't we at the very least deserve the right to exist?" - Doctor 13: Architecture and Morality

  6. #6
    Astonishing Member Caivu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    3,901

    Default

    Mother Panic. It has enough issues out now that it's both easy to get caught up, and enough to see real growth from Violet. There's enough story there that the initial hurdle of the series (waiting for more and more revelations about Violet and her past) is easily cleared now, rather than having to wait months and months.

    And of course, the obligatory Batwoman rec. Issue #6, out next week, supposedly ties in very strongly to Detective Comics, and sound like a good jumping on spot for anyone who's reading that already. Plus, the second arc sounds much wilder than the first one, which was already pretty enjoyable, if low-key.
    Last edited by Caivu; 08-10-2017 at 07:58 PM.
    Mega fan of: Helena Bertinelli (pre-52), Batwoman, Birds of Prey, Guardians of the Galaxy, Secret Six
    Fan of: Batman, Cassandra Cain, Wonder Woman, Silk, Stephanie Brown, Captain America, Hellcat, Renee Montoya, Gotham Central, King Shark
    Quasi-Fan of: Aquaman, Midnighter, Superman, Catwoman, Nightwing, Green Arrow, Squadron Supreme, Red Hood

    Other likes: Low, Hush, Arkham Asylum: ASHoSE, Watchmen, A-Force, Bombshells, Grayson, Unfollow



    Team Cap (both Rogers and Danvers)

  7. #7
    THE RED HOOD JasonTodd428's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    WITH THE OUTLAWS
    Posts
    4,629

    Default

    New Super-Man is an excellent book that not a lot of people are reading, which is a real shame. Its got everything I want in a comic and its a really fun book.

    Also my obligatory Red Hood and the Outlaws recommendation. I can't praise this book enough. I know Lobdell is a big turn off for some people but he's really been on fire since Rebirth. This is one of the best books coming out of Rebirth IMHO. The characters are fully fleshed out, the stories are very polished and the art is stellar. It also features the best version of Bizarro I've seen in a long while. Its just finished a very emotionally charged two part story revolving around Bizarro in fact and the next arc will be dealing with the repercussions of that story.

    Aftershock: Alters:
    DC: Action/Batman/Batman Beyond/BoP/Blue Beetle/Bug/Cave Carson/DoomPatrol/Flash/Gotham City Garage/GLS/JLA/Kamandi Challenge/Mister Miracle/Mother Panic/New Super-Man/Nightwing/NW: The New Order/RHATO/Shade:TCG/Supergirl/Superman/Super Sons/Teen Titans/Trinity/Wild Storm
    Lion Forge: Accell, Noble, Superb
    Valiant: Bloodshot/Britannia/Eternity/Faith/Harbringer Renegade/Ninjak/Quantum and Woody/Secret Weapons/War Mother/X-O Manowar

  8. #8
    Amazing Member married guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Brisbane-ish Australia
    Posts
    80

    Default

    Aquaman is stellar and has been for some time.
    A non DC book that I adore but seems largely ignored, is I Hate Fairyland. Skottie Young is obviously having a blast on the book and it shows.
    "My name is Wally West. I'm the fastest man alive!"

  9. #9
    Mighty Member pageturner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,097

    Default

    Aquaman & Blue Beetle

  10. #10
    Mighty Member Magneto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Québec
    Posts
    1,018

    Default

    Considering the selling numbers... Deathstroke man. Go read it, it's amazing !
    Magneto/Cyclops/Batman/Deathstroke

  11. #11
    Fantastic Member Katana500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    314

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Assam View Post
    I know I don't shut up about it, but yeah, New Super-Man. It's brilliant on pretty much every level, with a great cast, very nice art, and interesting ties to Chinese culture and mythology. There are other contenders for the best Rebirth book, but this is my definite favorite.
    New Super-man is totally my favourite too! I just love it! Defo worth checking out

  12. #12
    Savior of the Universe Flash Gordon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    5,315

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Assam View Post
    Aquaman comes in just behind New Super-Man for me. Didn't think it counted as a book "no one else is reading."
    AQUAMAN surely counts as a book that not ENOUGH people are reading!
    Follow your inner moonlight, do not hide the madness. -Ginsberg

  13. #13
    Jesus Christ, redeemer! The Whovian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    In the Tardis reading The Expanse
    Posts
    10,981

    Default

    Red Hood and the Outlaws. I know all of the Jason Todd fans are reading it, but I don't hear much from other fans about this book, which is a shame because this book is amazing.

    If you haven't given it a try, please do so.
    “I’m Mary Poppins, y’all.”---Yondu

    "There is a difference between you and me. We both looked into the abyss, but when it looked back at us... you blinked."---Batman

    "I am a mad man with a box!"---The Doctor

    "Man wants to punch a beehive, let him punch a beehive"---Mark Waid

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.---John 3:16

  14. #14
    Spectacular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    240

    Default

    Red Hood and the Outlaws (favorite book from Rebirth)
    Aquaman
    Deathstroke

  15. #15
    Mighty Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    1,304

    Default

    Green Lanterns
    Deathstroke
    Aquaman

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •