DC Comics’ Birds of Prey are a (typically) all women team of heroes, with an initial core of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl, Oracle) and Dinah Lance (Black Canary). The team lineup is most traditionally connected to the Batman/Gotham comics universe, although membership has extended to non-Gotham regulars like Big Barda and Hawk and Dove. [Read more…] about Birds of Prey Reading Order
The Silver Age was a very strange time. A time of rampant science fiction, where anything was possible and nothing was adequately explained. Where Superman could turn into a tree in Lois’ yard one day, then trying to kill her in space the next. The silver age was a time completely free of consequence. And the Metal Men were perfect for that age, right down to their creation. [Read more…] about Metal Men Reading Order!
Lobo. The Last Czarnian. The Main Man.
The Lobo we all know began life as a satirization of Marvel’s edgy 80’s anti-heroes. He’s hairy, surly, and damn near unkillable just like Wolverine. He’s got Ghost Rider’s chain, bike, and fashion sense. He has the pre-requisite “”healing factor”” which was all the rage at the time, only his is so ridiculous that it allows him to regenerate from a single drop of blood.
All of which is to say, Lobo has an enormous amount of ‘tude. [Read more…] about Lobo Reading Order – Our Favorite Bastich!
While I still wish it was a shockingly transformative piece of DC Universe canon, the “Elseworlds” style DCeased event by Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano, and Rainier Beredo is a hit, and a highly enjoyable one at that. [Read more…] about DCeased Reading Order & Review!
Eel O’Brian, aka Plastic Man, is one of the DC heroes I found most surprising as I got into comics. While his powerset is reminiscent of the Elongated Man (or Mister Fantastic), Eel’s a former criminal who never stops making outlandish jokes. Plus, Plastic Man’s origins date back to creator Jack Cole’s work in the 1940’s Golden Age of comics! [Read more…] about Essential Plastic Man Comics Reading Order!