The Legion of Super-Heroes is a glorious early Silver Age DC Universe concept, frankly never adequately replicated across any version of the distinguished competition. The legion is a superpowered collection of galactic teenagers (generally) ensuring justice for the late 30th and early 31st centuries! [Read more…] about Legion of Super-Heroes Reading Order!
Black Adam is one of DC’s cooler villains, with a deep history and modern rehabilitation giving him the complexity of the most compelling superhero arch-nemeses. [Read more…] about Black Adam Reading Order
Few writers, artists, or creative minds have influenced the DC Universe of the 2000’s the same way as Geoff Johns. Across era defining works like Green Lantern: Rebirth, Infinite Crisis, Blackest Night, and Flashpoint, Johns has dramatically shaped DC Comics as we know the today. [Read more…] about Geoff Johns DC Comics Reading Order
When I think of the Justice Society of America, I think of my Dad, and when I think of my Dad, I think of the oldest living man I’ve known. Modern readers telling me they like the Justice Society sounds like longing for .05 cent hot dogs and the World’s Fair.
What I’m getting at here is the JSA have been around for a minute. [Read more…] about Justice Society of America (JSA) Reading Order!
Neil Gaiman’s work writing Sandman (co-created by Mike Dringenberg and Sam Keith) is a towering achievement in comics, defining the 90’s Vertigo aesthetic and welcoming in a new generation of readers. The first issue was published in early 1989, and the series ran for 75 issues (plus a handful of specials and short stories) until 1996.
While the initial recommendations are easy – Sandman is my *second* favorite comic book series of all time, and the first 10 volumes of collected editions are absolutely the best starting place – once you get past the core series, there’s a whole Sandman Universe that is significantly more challenging to follow. [Read more…] about Sandman Universe Reading Order!