DC has the longest running history in comics, with a library full of brilliant characters and stories dating back to Superman’s first appearance in 1938. The thing about 1938 is literally nobody remembers what it was like then. For all science can tell us, DC may have been around since the beginning of time (Stephen Hawking just shed a tear, and he has no idea why). [Read more…] about The Best 40 DC Comics From 1942 to 2000
DC Comics has been publishing Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman comics starting all the way back in the late 1930s (Whereas Marvel Comics has a relevant continuity dating back to a paltry 1961). If you want some context around Superman and Batman’s longevity, the character’s creation predates World War II, the Cleveland Indians World Series drought (Go Cubs!), and TELEVISION.
As a result, DC Comics has a heckuva long publication history that can be a challenge for new readers to navigate. [Read more…] about Where to Start With DC Comics
This week’s question of the week:
“So my question to you after reading your site.
If someone had access to nearly all marvel and dc comics, back to even the Timely era of Marvel. Where would you begin reading? My plan is not to do more then 50 of a series in a hit to prevent burnout but I also am a bit unsure if I should begin in the beginning or the silver age era or just throw darts at a board?
At the end of the day it’s my decision I know, but I was hoping for some thoughts from someone who I can see is educated in the craft.
Need some DC Comics in your life following Batman v. Superman? Check out the Comic Book Herald reading orders below! [Read more…] about DC Trinity & Justice League Reading Orders Now Live!
The first half of this movie review is largely spoiler-free. The second half is basically ALL spoilers. Please note the designation below so you can easily avoid!
There’s no arguing it: Batman v Superman is divisive. It’s right there in the title, in all the trailers, and now in the critics and audience reviews. There’s Day vs. Night, Man vs. God, Clark vs. Bruce. The movie is combative on a macro level as well, with a battle between wanting so badly for this first entry in the DC Expanded Universe to succeed, and the depressing final product. [Read more…] about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review! For Real This Time, Why So Serious?