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 Post subject: Batman graphic novels
PostPosted: Fri April 12, 2013 7:25 pm 
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OK, so I'm not a comic book expert in any way whatsoever, but I'm a huge fan of everything Batman and figured I'd pick up some graphic novels and explore the character some more.

I did some research on which ones were generally regarded as the best, and got a nice list together. So, here's what I picked up.

Arkham Asylum
Black and White
Hush
No Man's Land
Son Of The Demon
The Long Halloween
The Man Who Laughs
The Black Mirror
Year One
Ego
The Dark knight Returns
The Killing Joke
Earth One
Absolution
Joker

So, which are the best out of those and which should I read first?

Any tips are appreciated, thanks!


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Gotham By Gaslight is my all time favorite. Bodysnatcher listed the two that I think most would agree are the best. One odd pick that I doubt would ever end up on a best of list but that I always really liked was the first Batman vs Predator.


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BootsToAsses wrote:
OK, so I'm not a comic book expert in any way whatsoever, but I'm a huge fan of everything Batman and figured I'd pick up some graphic novels and explore the character some more.

I did some research on which ones were generally regarded as the best, and got a nice list together. So, here's what I picked up.

Arkham Asylum
Black and White
Hush
No Man's Land
Son Of The Demon
The Long Halloween
The Man Who Laughs
The Black Mirror
Year One
Ego
The Dark knight Returns
The Killing Joke
Earth One
Absolution
Joker

So, which are the best out of those and which should I read first?

Any tips are appreciated, thanks!


Most of those are great. You should check out the Night of Owls or Court of Owls from last year. It was excellent. Also we have a comic thread here you should post in. It's usually on the front page here.

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bada wrote:
Gotham By Gaslight is my all time favorite. Bodysnatcher listed the two that I think most would agree are the best. One odd pick that I doubt would ever end up on a best of list but that I always really liked was the first Batman vs Predator.


Man I adore Gotham By Gaslight too! Amazing comic.

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HardTI wrote:
BootsToAsses wrote:
OK, so I'm not a comic book expert in any way whatsoever, but I'm a huge fan of everything Batman and figured I'd pick up some graphic novels and explore the character some more.

I did some research on which ones were generally regarded as the best, and got a nice list together. So, here's what I picked up.

Arkham Asylum
Black and White
Hush
No Man's Land
Son Of The Demon
The Long Halloween
The Man Who Laughs
The Black Mirror
Year One
Ego
The Dark knight Returns
The Killing Joke
Earth One
Absolution
Joker

So, which are the best out of those and which should I read first?

Any tips are appreciated, thanks!


Most of those are great. You should check out the Night of Owls or Court of Owls from last year. It was excellent. Also we have a comic thread here you should post in. It's usually on the front page here.


I've been meaning to check that out, dang


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Another good pair are the issues penned by Kevin Smith. The downside is he didn't finish the 3rd one. Cacaphony and The Winding Gyre. I enjoyed them both alot.

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BootsToAsses wrote:
Arkham Asylum
Black and White
Hush
No Man's Land
Son Of The Demon
The Long Halloween
The Man Who Laughs
The Black Mirror
Year One
Ego
The Dark knight Returns
The Killing Joke
Earth One
Absolution
Joker

I've read these three, and fuck they are good. The artwork on Arkham Asylum is really something else. I really like Hush too because I love the Riddler.

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I say it's high time the Penny Plunderer makes a return to Gotham! :lol:

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Arkham Asylum is amazing.


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think ima dl a few of these

read killing joke n it was pretty great


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HardTI wrote:
bada wrote:
Gotham By Gaslight is my all time favorite. Bodysnatcher listed the two that I think most would agree are the best. One odd pick that I doubt would ever end up on a best of list but that I always really liked was the first Batman vs Predator.


Man I adore Gotham By Gaslight too! Amazing comic.


I also enjoyed the first Batman versus Predator. The Killing Joke might be my favorite though Dark Knight Returns really is something else. I also enjoyed the shit out of Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, might break that one out again soon. From what I remember Spawn/Batman and even Batman-Spawn: War Devil were enjoyable one-shots, been almost twenty years though.

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BootsToAsses wrote:
OK, so I'm not a comic book expert in any way whatsoever, but I'm a huge fan of everything Batman and figured I'd pick up some graphic novels and explore the character some more.

I did some research on which ones were generally regarded as the best, and got a nice list together. So, here's what I picked up.

Arkham Asylum
Black and White
Hush
No Man's Land
Son Of The Demon
The Long Halloween
The Man Who Laughs
The Black Mirror
Year One
Ego
The Dark knight Returns
The Killing Joke
Earth One
Absolution
Joker

So, which are the best out of those and which should I read first?

Any tips are appreciated, thanks!


The killing joke...my god, the ending...Arkham Asylum...both The dark knights comics are amazing too.

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Just realized I bought hush like a year ago n completely forgot to read it

What are the good court of owls books??


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Batman/Grendel 1 and 2 by Matt Wagner are fabulous.


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Just realized I bought hush like a year ago n completely forgot to read it

What are the good court of owls books??


Batman Vol. 2 (The New 52)...I think its #1-12.


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Just don't read The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

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