DC Comics has maintained their status as comic book retailer and critic’s favorite son throughout 2018. Now approximately two years since the launch of DC Universe: Rebirth #1, the publisher has been hitting a *majority* of the right notes (though far from all given the damn countless number of comics credits that still bear the dark mark of Eddie Berganza). Likewise, the publisher’s major 2018 event, DC Metal, was one of the best superhero crossovers of the decade, setting the stage for a compelling Justice League lineup through the end of the year. [Read more…] about Best DC Comics Of 2018 (So Far)
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 characters’ 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 In 2018
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
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!